‘Scorched Earth’: Mueller’s Targets Speak Out

‘Scorched Earth’: Mueller’s Targets Speak Out. By Paul Sperry. This article highlights what happens if you are on the wrong team. Who is going to volunteer to work for the Republicans in the US now? Even when you win the big gov team can get you.

Ahh, the temptations of going over to PC… it’s so much more pleasant and lucrative being on the PC team. Shame they’re wrong on just about everything that matters.

Now that Mueller has ended his probe finding no election collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, 10 witnesses and targets of his sprawling, $35 million investigation agreed to speak with RealClearInvestigations because they are no longer in legal jeopardy. …

Only three of the 10 … were charged with a crime. Patten received three years probation but no jail time for failing to register as a foreign agent; Papadopoulos served 12 days for lying to federal agents; and Stone awaits trial on false statements, witness-tampering and obstruction charges. …

Although they interacted with Mueller’s team at different times and in different places, the witnesses and targets often echoed each other. Almost all decried what they called Mueller’s “scorched earth” methods that affected their physical, mental and financial health. Most said they were forced to retain high-priced Washington lawyers to protect them from falling into “perjury traps” for alleged lying, which became the special counsel’s charge of last resort.

Some subjects of investigation said Mueller’s agents and prosecutors tried to pressure them into admitting things to give the appearance of collusion. They demanded to know if they had spoken to anyone with a “Russian accent.” They threatened to jail them “for life” and to drag their wives or girlfriends into the investigation. …

Witnesses said Mueller’s office not only seized their emails and text messages, but also obtained their call records from their service providers, as well as their travel records, including flight and hotel information. His team literally poked around in their garbage cans, they said, and looked at their Google searches, among other invasive actions.

Politicizing criminality, and criminalizing political activity. What comes around goes around, and where is it going to stop?