SAYS SPECIAL COUNSEL AND ASSISTANTS “DON’T WANT THE TRUTH”
by Sharon Rondeau
The tweet followed one in which Trump praised longtime ally and Republican strategist Roger Stone for “stating that he will not be forced by a rogue and out of control prosecutor to make up lies and stories about ‘President Trump.'”
On Sunday, Stone told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that “there’s no circumstance under which I would testify against the president because I’d have to bear false witness against him; I’d have to make things up.”
“Nice to know that some people still have ‘guts!” Trump punctuated his first tweet.
Trump additionally described Mueller as “a much different man than people think.” Many in the media have portrayed Mueller as a “straight-shooter,” but in 2010, he was FBI director when the manufactured “Madisonville Hoax” was perpetrated, sending Darren Wesley Huff to prison for four years based on a false FBI affidavit.
Mueller served as FBI director from September 2001 to September 2013, an unusual circumstance because of Congress’s having passed a statute limiting the FBI director to a ten-year term. However, the Senate approved an extension of Mueller’s service for an additional two years at Barack Obama’s request. In May 2011, The New York Times quoted Obama as having argued that “In his 10 years at the F.B.I., Bob Mueller has set the gold standard for leading the bureau.”
Mueller’s term as FBI director encompassed the release of the “long-form” birth certificate image on April 27, 2011 purported to be Obama’s and which Obama claimed as his own. However, a 5+-year criminal investigation conducted by a volunteer arm of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) found the image to be a “computer-generated forgery,” a claim supported by two outside forensic analysts later in the probe.
Lead investigator Mike Zullo said his team also found Obama’s purported Selective Service registration form to be fraudulent.
In an interview on Friday with Carl Gallups, Zullo said, “There is no original certificate; there never was.” In a November 16 interview with Gallups, Zullo reported that “very, very high, high, high-level White House officials have had a cursory briefing of the information that we garnered about the certificate.”
Earlier on Monday, Dr. Jerome Corsi, an acquaintance of Stone’s, released a 78-page criminal complaint alleging that Mueller and his team of prosecutors engaged in “subornation of perjury” and “coercion” to obtain a false confession so that Corsi could possibly escape prison time but implicate Trump and Stone in wrongdoing related to Russia. Corsi said last week in media interviews that he refused to lie under oath and accordingly, declined to sign the plea agreement Mueller offered him.
When the “long-form” birth certificate image was released at whitehouse.gov, Corsi was working on a book which made the case that the “short-form” birth certificate image released in 2008 was not genuine and that Obama was ineligible to serve as president based on the Constitution’s requirement that the president and commander-in-chief be a “natural born Citizen.”
In at least two interviews last week, Corsi brought up his work on the Obama birth certificate issue, making the case to NBC News producer Anna Schechter that no one has seen Obama’s original, paper birth certificate. “It was a computer printout which didn’t exist in 1961,” Corsi told Schechter of the White House image, “and the forensic analysis that Sheriff Arpaio did on it said it was a fake.”