Andrew McCarthy, wrong on Iran, Russia, Clinton agenda, Israel, Flynn lies; right on Russia-gate, Mueller

Andrew McCarthy, the author of "Mueller Investigation: Politics, Not Law Enforcement or Counterintelligence," makes several mistakes in his article.

The real facts:


Tom Usher

1) "Iran’s efforts to acquire nuclear weapons" didn't exist. No evidence was ever produced.

2) Russian government "meddling in the 2016 presidential election" and "Russia’s hacking of Democratic email accounts" are only allegations based upon speculation (at best, weak circumstantial evidence and little of that if any).

3) Hillary Clinton was not nominated to carry forward Obama's agenda. She made clear that her agenda was vastly more dangerously neocon-like.

4) The Israeli colonization of Palestinian territories, especially after 1967, is clearly illegal under international law to which the US is signatory, making that law the law of the US per the US Constitution.

5) Did Flynn lie, or was he coerced, put under extreme duress, via Mueller threats to make his life more and more miserable if Flynn didn't cop the plea exactly per Mueller's dictates?

Otherwise, his article appears correct.

"The Justice Department did not, as the pertinent special-counsel regulations require, identify specific crimes it suspected had been committed by Trump-campaign officials. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein disclosed no factual predicate calling for a criminal investigation from which Trump’s Justice Department would be ethically required to recuse itself."

"The special counsel is encouraged to manufacture crimes through the investigative process. Misleading assertions by non-suspects made to investigators probing non-crimes can be charged as felony false statements."

"It is not illegal for the incoming administration to undermine the incumbent administration — the Logan Act, which purports to criminalize foreign-affairs freelancing by unauthorized citizens, is unconstitutional and absurd. If it weren’t, Mueller would have charged Flynn with violating it."

Tom Usher

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Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.