President Trump announced a wave of pardons this week, one of them being George Papadopoulos, the former campaign aide stuck in the middle of the FBI’s Russia hoax investigation.
“Mr. Papadopoulos was charged with a process-related crime, one count of making false statements, in connection with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election,” the White House said in a statement about the pardon.
“Today’s pardon helps correct the wrong that Mueller’s team inflicted on so many people.”
Additionally, Trump pardoned Alex van der Zwaan, a Dutch national convicted in the Mueller probe.
Papadopolous was the first Trump associate to plead guilty in the Mueller probe,” BizPacReview reports. He served 12 days in prison on charges that he made false statements to the FBI in January of 2017 regarding his interactions with a Maltese professor who claimed to have learned that the Russian government had Hillary Clinton’s emails.
Investigators initially thought that Papadopolous took part in a collusion scheme with Russia, or knew of Trump associates who might have been involved. However, the FBI probe and Mueller investigation showed no evidence between Trump associates and the Russian government.
“Notably, Mueller stated in his report that he found no evidence of collusion in connection with Russia’s attempts to interfere in the election,” the White House added. “Nonetheless, the Special Counsel’s team still charged Mr. Papadopoulos with this process-related crime.”
Thank you, Mr. President!!! This means the world to me and my family!
— George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) December 23, 2020
What Did Obama Know? Held ‘Secret Meetings’ In W.H. During Beginning Of Russia Hoax
This week Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe declassified a handwritten memo of former CIA Director John Brennan which revealed he had briefed President Barack Obama about Hillary Clinton’s “plot to ‘stir up’ a scandal to tie Trump to Russian in order to distract from her email scandal ahead of the 2016 election” reported The Gateway Pundit.
In a letter to Senator Lindsey Graham, Ratcliffe wrote of the matter, “In late July 2016, US intelligence agencies obtained insight into Russian intelligence analysis alleging that US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had approved a campaign plan to stir up a scandal against US Presidential candidate Donald Trump by tying him to Putin and the Russians’ hacking of the DNC. The IC does not know the accuracy of this allegation of the extent to which the Russian intelligence analysis may reflect exaggerations or fabrication.”
The Gateway Pundit reminds us of an article from June 25, 2018, published by Yahoo News, which explained President Obama’s secret 2016 White House meetings:
For the usual interagency sessions, principals and deputies could bring staffers. Not this time. “There were no plus ones,” an attendee recalled. When the subject of a principals or deputies meeting was a national security matter, the gathering was often held in the Situation Room of the White House. The in-house video feed of the Sit Room – without audio – would be available to national security officials at the White House and elsewhere, and these officials could at least see that a meeting was in progress and who was attending.
For the meetings related to the Russian hack, Susan Rice, Obama’s national security adviser, ordered the video feed turned off. She did not want others in the national security establishment to know what was underway, fearing leaks from within the bureaucracy.
White House officials who were absent from the meetings were not told what was being discussed. This even included other NSC staffers – some of whom bristled at being shut out. Often the intelligence material covered in these meetings was not placed in the President’s Daily Brief, the top-secret document presented to the president every morning. Too many people had access to the PDB. “The opsec on this” – the operational security – “was tight as it could be,” one White House official later said.
Gateway Pundit explains the Obama White House’s secret 2016 meetings relating to the Russia investigation is odd because “crooked John Kerry from the State Department was invited but good guy Admiral Mike Rogers from the NSA was excluded. Susan Rice had the video cut off so the NSA could not see what was being discussed.”
BUSTED: NYT Reporter Attacks Non-Mask Wearing Republicans, While Not Wearing A Mask
2020 has brought out a level of hypocrisy in liberals such that there needs to be an invention of another word that means “so much hypocrisy” that it makes regular hypocrisy look mild in comparison. Enter, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the New York Times, Matthew Rosenberg. Rosenberg is also a CNN national security analyst who gained notoriety for his writings promoting the Russiagate hoax to the Trump-hating mainstream media.
In another attempt to bully Republicans and make conservatives look bad, Rosenberg’s efforts backfired. Tweeting from an event for a Republican, he posted a photo of a ‘Trump 2020’ pin alongside a ‘Vote Marjorie’ pin and wrote, “Souvenirs from a night spent packed into a room with Marjorie Taylor Greene and a crowd of her most devoted supporters in Dalton, GA. Masks very much optional – and unworn. As Taylor put it, she’s for ‘the unmasking of America.”
Forced to sit amongst the non-mask-wearing Republicans and Trump supporters who sat in front of a ‘God Bless Our Nation’ flag, Rosenberg expressed his contempt for their behavior. As he furthered the fear-mongering with his tweets, and his “sanctimonious display and attempts to smear Greene and her supporters” there he sat…NOT wearing a mask.
Photos from Green’s campaign account reveal Rosenberg sitting amongst the very crowd he chastises for not wearing a mask, while not wearing a mask. As The National Pulse reports, “The double-standard speaks to the mainstream media’s willingness to peddle blatant lies in an attempt to smear Trump-supporting Republicans” is exactly right.