No Quid Pro Quo! (Oh Wait, There Was One.)
No Collusion! (There was Collusion, But You Can't Prove It.)
No Obstruction! (There Was Obstruction, But Who Cares.)
The testimony is slowly unfolding which is proving that President Trumputin orchestrated, through his aides, a monstrous bribery/extortion scandal which would also be considered treason if we had been waging a war declared by Congress against Russia. And the coverup is ongoing…
The testimony is slowly unfolding which is proving that President Trumputin orchestrated, through his aides, a monstrous bribery/extortion scandal which would also be considered treason if we had been waging a war declared by Congress against Russia.
Mueller was unable to reach any conclusion that there was collusion (or a conspiracy) with the Russians by Trumputin and his henchmen to rig the 2016 election in his favor, mainly because many obstacles were placed in Mueller's path to reach such a conclusion. However, Mueller did find at least six clear instances of obstruction of justice by Trumputin, and punted any action on these criminal violations to Congress and its impeachment power.
It is hard when we are dealing with current history day-by-day to determine what is happening, and what will result, unlike what we have learned in the 45 years since the Watergate scandal ended with Nixon's resignation in August, 1974. So it might be instrumental to revisit Watergate and its aftermath: Not only did Nixon have to resign, but 69 other government officials were indicted for crimes, and 48 were found guilty, many of whom ended up in the slammer.
Here are the most important of the convicted criminals:
- John N. Mitchell, Attorney General, convicted of perjury and served 19 months in prison.
- Richard Kleindienst, Attorney General, convicted of contempt of court and given one month in jail.
- Jeb Magruder, Deputy Director of the Committee to Re-Elect the President (CREEP), convicted of conspiracy re the burglary, and served seven months in prison.
- Frederick LaRue, Advisor to Mitchell, convicted of obstruction of justice and served 4.5 months in prison.
- H.R. Haldeman, Chief of Staff, convicted of burglary conspiracy, obstruction of justice and perjury, and served 18 months in prison.
- John Ehrlichman, Counsel to Nixon, convicted of the same charges as Haldeman and also served 18 months in prison.
- Egil Krogh, aide to Ehrlichman, sentenced to six months re the Daniel Ellsberg breakin case.
- John W. Dean III, White House Counsel, convicted of obstruction of justice and ended up serving 4 months.
- Dwight L. Chapin, Deputy Assistant to Nixon, convicted of perjury, and served nine months in prison.
- Maurice Stans, Secretary of Commerce, convicted of illegal campaign violations, and fined $5,000.
- Herbert W. Kalmbach, Nixon's personal attorney, convicted of illegal campaigning and served 191 days in prison and fined $10,000.
- Charles W. Colson, Special Counsel to Nixon, convicted of obstruction of justice and served seven months in prison.
- Herbert L. Porter, aide to CREEP, convicted of perjury, and his sentence was later suspended.
- G. Gordon Liddy, Special Investigator, convicted of masterminding the burglary, and served 4.5 years in prison.
- E. Howard Hunt, security consultant, convicted of masterminding and overseeing the burglary, and served 33 months in prison.
- James W. McCord, Jr., convicted of burglary, conspiracy and wiretapping, and served two months in prison.
- The four Watergate burglars served from 10 to 18 months in prison.
All of Trumputin's Men
Who will be going to jail of the Trumpsters who worked on Trumputin's 2016 campaign and/or his Administration or are now helping to obstruct justice and participate in the new coverup?
Already convicted: Michael Cohen (personal attorney); Michael Flynn (national security advisor); Paul Manafort (campaign manager); Rick Gates (deputy campaign manager);
George Papadopoulos (campaign adviser); Alexander van der Zwaan (worked with Manafort); Richard Pinedo (convicted of identity fraud); and Maria Butina (Russian spy).
Being tried or under arrest: Roger Stone, Jr. (Trump's contact with WikiLeaks); Julian Assange (WikiLeaks); Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman (associates of Rudy Giuliani).
Indicted but not yet tried: many indicted Russians on the run from the Mueller team if they can be caught.
Former campaign employees and associates who might be tried: Samuel Clovis, Jr.; Rick Dearborn; Rhona Graff; Corey Lewandowski; and Carter Page.
Former Trump Administration people who might be tried: K.T. McFarland (deputy national security advisor); Rick Dearborn (deputy chief of staff); Donald McGahn (White House counsel); Hope Hicks (asst. to Trump); Robert Porter (secretary to Cabinet); Reince Priebus (chief of staff); Sarah Huckabee Sanders (press secretary); and Jeff Sessions (attorney general).
Current Trump Administration people who might be indicted: Kellyanne Conway (counselor to Trump); John Eisenberg (legal counsel to NSC); Jared Kushner; Ivanka Trump; Stephen Miller (speechwriter and troublemaker); Bradley Parscale (media director); Mick Mulvaney (chief of staff) and the "three Amigos": Michael Pompeo; Robert Barr; and Rick Perry, and others who have declined to testify to the House committees investigating impeachment.
Others in possible legal jeopardy: Erik Prince; Christopher Ruddy; Donald Trump, Jr.; Eric Trump; Randy Credico; Jerome Corsi; Thomas J. Barrack; and of course, Rudy Giuliani.
When Will the Chickens Come Home to Roost?
The Nixon criminals were tried and convicted for years before and after Nixon left office in August, 1974. The Trumputin criminals should be tried, convicted and jailed well into the next Administration. And Trumputin… Will he be jailed after he is impeached and leaves office?