Is Jeff Sessions helping Robert Mueller subvert the rule of law? It certainly looks that way.
I came out of law school in 1976 with a head full of idealism about the sacred doctrine called the “rule of law.” Idealism is the practice of forming and pursuing ideals. The ideal of anything is that which satisfies one’s conception of what is perfect, or at least most suitable.
I was wallowing in idealism because I thought that nearly all people would agree with the concept of a rule of law as the best way to organize a Free Republic. That’s what a Free Republic is, a form of government where everyone stands equal before the Bar of Justice. Citizens, law makers, law enforcers, judges, everyone from the highest to the lowest must adhere in the same way to the same laws.
The rule of law stands against a multi-tiered method of enforcing the law, holding some people to it and giving a pass to others based upon the whims of the law enforcers and judges. In such a society no one can ever be sure whether his actions will be legal or illegal because knowing the law is never enough if status and luck are the sole measure of one’s freedom. That is the fate of much of the world’s population. America was to be, as the founding fathers tried to make it be, a shining city on a hill where things were different. Where all could rest assured their freedom would not be violated arbitrarily. That America would be exceptional in the world. Now we have to ask if we’re losing the magnificent gift of freedom our founding fathers tried to guarantee for us.
Hammurabi’s Code dates to 1754 B.C. It was discovered by modern archeologists in 1901. It is inscribed in basalt rock in a language close to Aramaic (a form of which is spoken today in parts of Syria) and translated in 1902. It is currently on display in the Louvre.
Most people today are familiar with that part of the Code of Hammurabi which held that in Mesopotamia “an eye for an eye” and “a tooth for a tooth” were the standard bearers of freedom and equality. It was the first expression of the what we today call the rule of law, that those who stand before it do so on an equal footing. Those who describe it today as a system of revenge which will eventually render us all blind and toothless are missing an important part of it. While the code did prescribe variation according to social class and whether male or female, it was nevertheless an advance into a more civilized state of being than existed previously.
The Code of Hammurabi helped a diverse collection of human beings live peaceably together for centuries and brought happiness and prosperity to them. However, it was an ancient code made to serve an ancient people whose culture was much different than ours. Some of the laws of that code did not treat all as equal before the law. Some laws varied according to social class and whether one was male or female. Philandering husbands were given a pass while wayward wives were bound with rope and thrown into the Euphrates River with their lovers. This influence existed to some degree or other in most cultures until a mere few hundred years ago. Something similar exists today in Muslim cultures.
Hammurabi ruled the Babylonian Empire for 42 years, from 1792 B.C. to 1750 B.C. The Law Code of Hammurabi, a list of nearly 300 laws etched into a two and one-half meter high black diorite pillar, i.e. basalt, begins with these words:
“Anu and Bel called by name me, Hammurabi, the exalted prince, who feared God, to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land, to destroy the wicked and the evil-doers; so that the strong should not harm the weak; so that I should rule over the black-headed people like Shamash, and enlighten the land, to further the well-being of mankind …”
While the Code of Hammurabi held an ancient society together and allowed them to prosper, the collapse of the rule of law in America is dividing the country into factions at war with each other. “War” is the right term because the Democrat fascists that call themselves “Antifa” are increasingly violent, as this from an Antifa fight instructor demonstrates:
So far, they aren’t using guns. Can that be far away if this violence isn’t soon stopped? The tactics described above are those of an aggressor, not a defender.
The Robert Mueller investigation is a corrupt witch hunt designed to get rid of Donald Trump and to reinstate the lost power of the Democrat party. In other words, the Mueller investigation is purely political and not law enforcement. Donald Trump is guilty of nothing but winning an election.
DOJ assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has said publicly that the recent allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election did not involve any American and no votes were changed. After more than a year Mueller has found no evidence or collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians. The reason he has found no evidence is simple. There was no collusion and therefore there is no evidence of collusion.
That’s what Mueller was appointed to investigate. Having found nothing, why isn’t his investigation ended? Because finding Russia collusion was only a foil to get Trump out of office. Mueller has simply switched his investigation into other areas. Without any evidence that some misdeeds were done, Meuller is without a crime to investigate. Yet he continues in hope of finding a crime. That’s not how it’s supposed to work. As special counsel he’s supposed to have a crime to investigate and find evidence.. He’s not supposed to be solely in search for a crime of which he has no evidence. That is what makes it a witch hunt.
So what, you may ask, has this to do with Jeff Sessions? Is Jeff Sessions helping Robert Mueller subvert the rule of law? He’s helping Mueller by refusing to investigate the real crimes of Hillary Clinton and the Clinton machine. Hillary was selling influence with her presidency before she held the office. She committed campaign finance violations by paying for the Steele dossier to use against Trump. She then committed fraud by trying to hide these violations by paying the law firm of Perkins Coie and calling it legal fees. Perkins Coie in turn paid Fusion GPS.
Kimberley Strassel, When Justice is Partial:
The country has watched the FBI treat one presidential campaign with kid gloves, the other with informants, warrants and eavesdropping. They’ve seen the Justice Department resist all efforts at accountability, even as it fails to hold its own accountable.
If there is only “one set of rules,” where is Mr. Mueller’s referral of a case against Hillary for America? Federal law requires campaigns to disclose the recipient and purpose of any payments. The Clinton campaign paid Fusion GPS to compile a dossier against Mr. Trump, a document that became the basis of the Russia narrative Mr. Mueller now investigates. But the campaign funneled the money to law firm Perkins Coie, which in turn paid Fusion. The campaign falsely described the money as payment for “legal services.” The Democratic National Committee did the same. A Perkins Coie spokesperson has claimed that neither the Clinton campaign nor the DNC was aware that Fusion GPS had been hired to conduct the research, and maybe so. But a lot of lawyers here seemed to have been ignoring a clear statute, presumably with the intent of influencing an election.
Of the seven U.S. citizens Mr. Mueller has charged, five have been accused of (among other things) making false statements to federal officials. But there have been no charges against the partisans who made repeated abjectly false claims to the FBI and Justice Department about actions of their political opponents. There have been no charges against those who leaked classified information, including the unprecedented release of an unmasked conversation between former national security adviser Mike Flynn and a Russian ambassador. Nothing.
Prosecutors can claim all they want that they are applying the law equally, but if they only apply it to half the suspects [the half that are political opponents of Democrats] , justice is not served. Mr. Mueller seems blind to the national need for—the basic expectation of—a thorough look into all parties. That omission is fundamentally undermining any legitimacy in his findings. Lady Justice does not wear a blindfold over only one eye.
Is Jeff Sessions helping Robert Mueller subvert the rule of law? Mueller is subverting the rule of law and Jeff Sessions is complicit by not prosecuting Democrats who have broken enough laws to put them away for years. Somewhere between the Senate and the DOJ Sessions must have been given a lobotomy. If Trump wants the DOJ to function as a legitimate law enforcement agency, he can’t get rid of Sessions soon enough. Something is terribly wrong with this man.