AVOIDING A FLAME OUT

Wise people have learned that Donald Trump is not the loose cannon on twiiter portrayed in the mainstream media. That caused me to read his recent twiiter regarding his power to pardon very carefully:

Here is what trump actually wrote:

A new INTELLIGENCE LEAK from the Amazon Washington Post, this time against A.G. Sessions: These illegal leaks, like Comey’s must stop!

“While all agree that the U.S. President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us, FAKE NEWS

The media went crazy with the theory that Trump was planning to pardon himself. That, of course, is absurd. For one thing, neither Trump nor anyone involved in his campaign or his administration have eveR been identified as a suspect with regard to a crime. I believe Trump warning Robert Mueller that unlike George W. Bush, Trump can and will use his pardon power to prevent another I. Lewis “Scooter “ Libby fiasco.

The last special prosecutor, Patrick Fitzgerald was retained to find out who leaked Valerie Flame’s name to the press. He quickly learned that there was no possiblity of a crime, because she wasn’t an undercover operative. He also learned that the person who leaked her name was Richard Armitage, who was a vocal anti-war critic. This left Fitzpatrick with nothing to investigate that would justify his existance. So he decided to indict Scooter Libby for remembering a conversation differently than Tim Russert. This was tried in Washington, D.C. where any member of the Bush administration could have been prosecuted and convicted for breathing too heavily.

George W. Bush should have pardoned Libby because this was a miscarriage of justice. He did not do so, because he wanted to respect the system. I personally believe he would have shown more respect for the system by correcting a miscarriage of justice.

Trump will not make that mistake. Trump knows that Robert Mueller is not going to find any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia because it never happened. He is putting Muellar on notice that Trump will not tolerate another Scooter Libby fiasco where someone is indicted because a Special Counsel is desperate to justify his existence.

Naturally, the main stream media missed the point entirely. What a shock!

TDM

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