Donald V. Watkins
Trump Cracks Down on "Corrupt" Federal Prosecutors
By: Donald V. Watkins
Copyrighted and Published on February 12, 2020
President Donald Trump flexed his presidential muscle yesterday after learning that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team of "corrupt" federal prosecutors recommended a sentence of seven to nine years imprisonment for Roger Stone. Last year, Stone was convicted on seven charges, including lying to Congress and witness tampering. The recommended sentence amounts to a life sentence for 67-year-old Stone, who is a close personal friend of the President.
Trump took to Twitter yesterday to blast the recommended sentence. He called the proposed sentence "a horrible and very unfair situation." The President further proclaimed that, "[t]he real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice."
Department of Justice (DOJ) officials promptly reversed course on the recommended sentence after calling it "extreme," "excessive," and "grossly disproportionate to Stone's offenses." The DOJ did not comment on whether it was investigating the "real crimes" Trump said were committed by Mueller's prosecutors in the case.
Aaron S.J. Zelinsky, a top Mueller prosecutor signed and filed the government's sentencing memo Monday night. Zelinsky, along with three other federal prosecutors, resigned from the case last night.
Trump was right to blast the team of federal prosecutors in Stone's criminal case. The charges against Stone were trumped up to pressure him into testifying falsely against Donald Trump and his children. Stone refused to do so.
The entire Mueller investigation was a politically motivated coup d'etat to overthrow the Trump presidency. In 2017, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions green-lighted Mueller's criminal investigation when he did not kill the probe in its infancy after becoming Attorney General. Sessions deserted Trump and his oldest three children and left the President to fight Mueller and his "corrupt" prosecutors, alone. Trump has never forgiven Sessions for his desertion.
President Trump is determined to break the backs of "corrupt" federal prosecutors who have been allowed to flourish in a "rigged" system where federal judges with lifetime appointments surrender total control of their courtrooms to politically motivated government lawyers who masquerade as professional law enforcement officials. In Trump's case, these "corrupt" prosecutors actually targeted the President's children as part of their two-year-long criminal investigation. Targeting and persecuting the children, wives, and other family members of criminal suspects is a technique that is designed to bring the maximum amount of pressure on the suspect.
If Trump fails to round up and prosecute the coup d'etat leaders and participants, including former FBI chief James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, members of Mueller's prosecution team, and Jeff Sessions, those coup participants who remain as career DOJ prosecutors in the Department will likely pursue criminal racketeering charges against Trump's children and their international business partners whenever he leaves office. Trump must crush the vestiges of this lingering DOJ anarchy in a highly public fashion before these prosecutors get another chance to hurt his children.
Critics are claiming that Trump is interfering with the DOJ's independence. In reality, the DOJ's job is to implement, protect, and defend the President's public policies. One of Trump's highly publicized policies is criminal justice reform, which he started by signing the highly acclaimed First Step Act in December 2018.
President Trump is poised to punish the "scum" FBI agents and "corrupt" federal prosecutors who used a "rigged" criminal justice system to launch a bloodless coup d'etat against him. Trump, whose sister was a distinguished federal judge, has seen where far too many federal judges coddle corrupt federal prosecutors, as opposed to holding them accountable for the lawlessness they commit under the color of law. It is now up to the President to stop this corruption.
Without Trump's strong and unwavering hand, nobody in the federal criminal justice system would be strong enough to clean up the growing corruption and lawlessness within the ranks of federal prosecutors.