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This editorial appears in the February 1, 2019 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.



Roger Stone Gets the LaRouche Treatment

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Jan. 25—At 6 a.m. this morning, FBI agents in full tactical gear with long guns, hit the door of a 66-year-old, unarmed political consultant whose sin is defiance and mockery of their authority. They were accompanied by a CNN camera crew, whispering sports-type commentary for this Robert Mueller staged geek show. Roger Stone, the victim of this thuggery, pointed out, in a statement following his initial court appearance, that throughout Mueller’s investigation of him, he has been represented by an attorney, and normal procedure would be to contact that attorney and enable Stone’s voluntary surrender. Instead, Stone was indicted and arrested, and, as of this writing, his house in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and his apartment in New York are being searched. He was released after an appearance in the U.S. District Court in Florida and will appear to answer the charges in Washington, D.C. next week.

The words which come to mind are those of the famous poem, “First They Came for the Socialists,” by Martin Niemöller about an apathetic and cowardly citizen confronted by Nazis hauling off one allegedly dissident group after another and not acting. Or, perhaps, Maurice Ogden’s “The Hangman.”

The indictment is about lying to Congress and raging by email against people who sell you out once the full force of the state is applied against them. Stone tore into Randy Credico, a New York radio commentator, comedian, and Democratic Party hack who allegedly helped Stone contact WikiLeaks, as Credico sold Stone out to House investigators and to Robert Mueller. The Stone emails containing these tirades are now called by Mueller “obstruction of justice” and “witness tampering.” It appears from the indictment that Credico and conspiracy nut Jerome Corsi, who assisted Stone’s attempted contacts with WikiLeaks, both sold Stone out to save their own skins.

As most know, lying to Congress is a Washington, D.C. art form, which—if you are a presently favored servant of the Beltway Bandits, of the national security state—never receives public mention, let alone an indictment. Stone adamantly denies that he lied to the House Intelligence Committee or engaged in any obstruction or witness tampering.

Stone’s attempts to find out what WikiLeaks had obtained from Democratic National Committee computers and the emails of John Podesta, regarding the Hillary Clinton campaign and the timing of any releases by WikiLeaks, were not illegal. For a long-time political consultant like Stone, not seeking to learn more about the emails would amount to campaign malpractice, if Stone was actually employed as a consultant to the Trump Campaign. Yet, Trump himself broke off his relationship to Stone in 2015, long before the WikiLeaks email episodes. In fact, this is yet another Mueller “bombshell,” in which the crime alleged has been created by Mueller based on harassing and bankrupting potential witnesses—a so-called “process crime” for falling into created perjury traps—a concocted crime, which has nothing to do with Trump himself.

Roger Stone has been bankrupted by legal fees stemming from the investigatory and grand jury process as well as by civil suits launched against him by Democratic partisans. It’s obvious that Mueller will now try and flip Stone, using the hammer created by the years in prison implied in multiple false-statement, obstruction, and witness-tampering charges. To date, including in his first post-arrest statement, Stone has loudly and publicly refused to cave, compose, or fabricate to falsely implicate the President in any crime.

Robert Mueller in 2008.

Mueller’s Evasive Charade

The WikiLeaks purloined emails at issue, demonstrated beyond any reasonable doubt that Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) were rigging the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries against Bernie Sanders and that Hillary Clinton was a craven suck-up to Wall Street. The truth about Clinton and Podesta that WikiLeaks released in 2016 has largely been buried in the fake drama concocted by Mueller and his collaborators in the media and the Congress about “Russian interference” to swing the election to Trump. This drama was originally produced and directed by British intelligence with the Obama White House and intelligence agencies as its main actors.

Mueller’s job is to re-run the drama endlessly, dressing it up, and destroying those who refuse to play their part in the now completely confabulated tale. It is hoped that as the result of the sheer volume of the bull pucky thrown, all with self-righteous and pompous seriousness, some episode in this fabricated drama might finally stick with the American public. At the very least, the aim is to make most forget how the story began, with a blatant, illegal, British attempt to swing the election to Hillary Clinton, seconded by the full use of the intelligence powers of the United States by the Obama White House to defeat the Trump candidacy and, thereafter, to subvert his Presidency. Mueller’s job is to throw up enough smoke to justify actions which are illegal and seditious, to ensure that those in the Obama White House, in the Justice Department, and the CIA never see prison for their crimes.

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Craig Murray, former UK Ambassador to Uzbekistan.

Even Barack Obama admitted that the “Russian hack” part of the concocted drama had a fatal flaw: Exactly how did the material, allegedly purloined by the Russian GRU, get to WikiLeaks with Julian Assange being confined to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and under constant and intense surveillance? Julian Assange and former British Ambassador Craig Murray have insisted there was no Russian hack, and that the emails were leaked to WikiLeaks by individuals in Washington, D.C., with Murray serving as the courier.

Smoke and Mirrors

By his indictment of Stone, Mueller is hoping to throw up enough smoke around “lies” concerning links to Trump that the public will forget the fact that his story about the Russians makes absolutely no real sense. And, as EIR, LaRouche PAC, and others have repeatedly shown, it is all part of the British campaign to force Trump’s impeachment at all costs and to mobilize U.S. citizens for war with Russia. Stone has been outspoken in pointing to the British as the actual foreign culprits trying to shape the 2016 Presidential campaign to Hillary Clinton’s benefit, and the British have noticed.

Contrary to the nonsense that people in Washington preach about “Saint Mueller,” he leaks like a sieve ahead of any indictment in order to create a popular and ugly perception of his targets with both the public and the grand jury. Thus, the news media had already reported, weeks and months ago, about what is in the indictment, even if the names are now belatedly disguised and redacted per Justice Department guidelines. The false statements allegedly made by Stone were made to the House Intelligence Committee; they concerned efforts by Credico and Corsi, at Stone’s alleged direction, to find out what WikiLeaks had, and Stone’s emails about this process. The media is salivating over the citation, in the indictment, to the minimal involvement of Trump Campaign figure Steve Bannon in Stone’s efforts.

According to leaked news reports, Margaret Ratner Kunstler served as an attorney for Julian Assange. Credico is close to her, and it’s claimed he got his information from her. She is the former wife of William Kunstler, the famous New York City criminal defense attorney, now deceased.

U.S. State Dept.
Former CIA Director John Brennan.

And Brennan?

The media coverage of Stone’s arrest is noteworthy for its noxious perfidy. John Brennan, who headed Obama’s CIA, conducted a completely illegal investigation of candidate Trump, beginning in early spring 2016, using CIA headquarters and British and NATO “intelligence” leads, along with surveillance and attempted entrapments. Now employed to pontificate against Trump on MSNBC, Brennan opined that Stone’s arrest showed, once again, that “the walls are closing in.” He went further, predicting that Mueller was about to issue innumerable indictments showing a conspiracy between the Trump Campaign and Russia. This leads to the question which must be asked by any honest intelligence or law enforcement figure now: What, exactly is Brennan’s relationship to the Mueller investigation? Since it is actually Brennan who is guilty of criminal actions in 2016, since he played a central role in the British interference with the election, if he is being given leads by Mueller’s minions, isn’t this the real cover-up and actual obstruction?

‘Then They Came for
the Jews’

Indicative of the outright insanity in certain Washington circles, Senator Michael Bennett, while viewing the footage of armed-to-the-teeth FBI agents running into Stone’s front yard and toward his front door, proclaimed the triumph of the “rule of law,” in his television appearance. Senator Chris Coons bloviated too, offering similar quisling formulations.

Only an aroused and informed citizenry can stop this charade. Ultimately, what the British, Mueller, and complicit Washington are afraid of, is you, exercising your role as a citizen, the ultimate decider in our constitutional republic. Call your Congressman or Senator, and demand that they move forward on the economic and scientific political program which can advance this nation. End Robert Mueller’s witch hunt, now, before it claims our Constitution itself as its last and final victim, loosing anarchy upon the land. Organize your friends and neighbors to do the same. As the Niemöller poem makes clear, that’s the only way to make sure that someone will be there, not just to speak for you, but to vanquish those who attempt our ruin.

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.

“Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

—Martin Niemöller

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