Slate raises some Disturbing Questions regarding the likelihood that the Trump Secret Server was used to conceal the information — that the Special Counsel Investigation was specifically in search of. Information about that private Meeting between Trump and Russian officials, in the Oval Office of the White House. The Meeting where Trump let it be known, to his new pals, what were his real reasons for firing Jim Comey.
First, here’s exhibit A, reported by the Washington Post recently, which got the Slate writers wondering … What-If? …
Trump told Russian officials he was unconcerned about election interference – report
— TheGuardian, Sept 27, 2019
The White House reportedly restricted access to comments that Donald Trump made in a 2017 Oval Office meeting with two senior Russian officials, concealing that he told them he was unconcerned about Moscow’s interference in the 2016 US election, according to the Washington Post.
The 2017 White House meeting between Donald Trump and the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, and the Russian ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak, has long been controversial. It took place shortly after Trump fired James Comey, and Trump reportedly used the meeting to disparage the FBI director as a “nut job”, saying his dismissal relieved “great pressure” on him. Trump was also reported to have shared Israeli intelligence related to Isis with the Russian officials.
But Trump’s remarks about being unconcerned about Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election especially troubled White House officials because they made it seem like the president forgave Russia for an attack intended to help elect him, according to the Post.
Are there private scheming conversations tucked away there, documenting the secrets shared by Trump and Putin; PR-strategy sessions between Trump and MBS; nauseating love notes, with cute drawings of weapons systems, between Donald Dotard and Kim Jong-un?
But this Slate writer is wondering something on a whole other level of criminality — Was that Secret Server used to intentionally hide incriminating and damning evidence from Robert Mueller?
Did the White House Hide a Bombshell Memo From Mueller?
by Dahlia Lithwick, Slate.com — Sept 28, 2019
The Post goes on to note that “it is not clear whether a memo documenting the May 10, 2017, meeting with Lavrov and Kislyak was placed into that system, but the three former officials said it was restricted to a very small number of people.” Here’s the problem: That May 10 White House meeting was the subject of intense scrutiny by the Mueller probe because it went directly to the question of why Comey was fired. Page 71 of the second volume of the Mueller report notes, “In the morning on May 10, 2017, President Trump met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the Oval Office.” The footnote cites to a White House Document entitled “Working Visit with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia” which is dated 5/9/17, the day before the meeting, and to an email (5/9/17 White House Document, “Working Visit with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia”); SCR08_001274 (5/10/17 Email, Ciaramella to Kelly, et al.). That’s the only document that seems to have been produced in reference to the May 10 meeting. There is confirmation of Trump’s remarks about Comey’s firing being a relief from Sean Spicer and Hope Hicks.
That’s it. The May 10 meeting is supported by an email. Now the question becomes, if there was a memorandum of that meeting, how is it possible that it was not produced to Mueller? It’s awfully hard to believe that Mueller didn’t ask for any readout or memorandum from that meeting; a meeting at which the president explained that he fired Comey in part because he was being pressured by the Russia investigation. That admission to his Russian visitors is part of one of the obstructive acts Mueller found.
So, assuming the Post is correct that a memorandum of that meeting exists, what happened to it? Assuming Mueller is capable of drafting a document request, why was that memorandum not produced? Was it logged and redacted? Was it deemed classified under the newly discovered separate server used only for hiding catastrophic missteps or worse? Or was it produced to Mueller, and its contents did not make it into the report because for unknown reason Mueller chose not to include it?
The notion that Mueller missed this altogether borders on the incredible.
It’s the Cover-up, for Criminals, that’s usually their undoing.
Cover-ups show their consciousness of Guilt.
Cover-ups show their total disregard for our Laws.
Cover-ups have clear intent to put certain people Above the Law — at the expense of other Law-abiding citizens.
Citizens like Robert Mueller, who gave up 2 long years from his retirement, only to be stonewalled by a lawless cabal, at nearly every turn.
Afterall, what could be more incriminating and damning evidence of Trump’s cooperation with the Russians, that the simple shrug-it-off statement by the Benefactor of Russia interference …
That he was “unconcerned about Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election” …???
No wonder Trump’s enablers kept this damning admission under the strictest of locks and keys.
Locked so far down — that not even the Special Counsel could extract it.
For if only Mueller had discovered it, it quite likely would have been his “smoking gun” …