Elder Patriot – Sit in court on any given day and you’ll witness at least one of the opposing attorney’s lying. The problem with our justice system is that the liars, if they’re good enough and recognized as such, often come out victorious. Think O.J.
These ‘accomplished’ attorneys are highly paid for their ability to produce the desired result. They manage (manipulate) everything from voir dire, to their client’s haircut, to the life stories of their clients as well as those of their adversaries.
None of what they say has to be true as long as the jury believes it’s true.
In actuality, these master lawyers manage the courtroom like a political campaign.
Against that backdrop, imagine the influence that a team of super lawyers are capable of having in an actual political environment where the jury is already tainted by personal bias and the media serves as an adjunct for defending and repeating their perverted interpretations of the law.
This is what the Lawfare group was assembled to do – justify the weaponization of the the government – IRS, EPA, DOJ, FBI, CIA, et al – whenever the political need arises.
Lawfare is to protecting corrupt leftist politicians through legal perversion intended to damage their political opponents, as Media Matters is to supplying talking points to the corrupt mainstream and social media complex.
They, in fact, work in unison to multiply their influence.
From using state power to retaliate against political opponents, to providing justification for lower court, left wing judges to elevate the rights of illegal immigrants over the Constitutional powers/responsibility given to the president, to using the press, to interrogation tactics that are either flatly illegal or, raise serious legal or constitutional questions, and beyond, this is Lawfare.
The justification, as non-existent as it was, to appoint a special counsel to essentially put a drag on the Trump presidency and cast a cloud cloud over the president, his family, and his business associates, came from the Lawfare group.
FBI Director James Comey, FBI Legal Counsel James Baker, Comey memo recipient Daniel Richman, Deputy AG Sally Yates, Comey friend Benjamin Wittes, FBI lead agent Peter Strzok, FBI counsel Lisa Page, Mueller lead Andrew Weissmann and the Mueller team of lawyers, all of them -and more- are connected to the Lawfare group; and this network provides the sounding board for all of the weaponized approaches, including the various new legal theories as outlined within the Weissmann-Mueller Report.
Their success at extending the Mueller inquiry past the 2018 midterms, coupled with the constant ‘leaks’ being reported as fact by their media partners, that indictments were being prepared against President Trump and members of his team, allowed Democrats to seize control of the House.
As President Trump crisscrossed the country working to save the Senate – his firewall against removal – the Lawfare group established a beachhead for impeachment in the House.
After the 2018 midterms, and in preparation for the “impeachment” strategy, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler hired Lawfare Group members to become committee staff. Chairman Schiff hired former SDNY U.S. Attorney Daniel Goldman (link), and Chairman Nadler hired Obama Administration lawyer Norm Eisen and criminal defense attorney Barry Berke (link), all are within the Lawfare network.
Realizing that they cannot remove Trump from office through impeachment due to his rising popularity, their plan is to use impeachment hearings to influence the jury – the American voter – to remove him in 2020. A repeat of their 2018 success.
Before you comfort yourself that Lawfare – Law as a tool in Warfare – only came together to counter Donald Trump, you should know their work has been ongoing for decades.
Under Eric Holder, Sally Yates, Loretta Lynch, Tom Perez, Robert Mueller, James Comey and Andrew McCabe, the focus of the DOJ and FBI became prismatic toward politics and tribalism. All of the hired senior lawyers and officials had to be aligned with the political intents of the offices.
[CIA Director John Brennan brought the same political goals to an intelligence apparatus that held a preexisting disposition of alignment, see Mike Morell: “I ran the CIA now I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton”.]
Their agencies were used against their ideological enemies in large operations like Fast-n-Furious, IRS targeting, Gibson Guitar etc. And also smaller operations: Henry Louis Gates, George Zimmerman, Darren Wilson, Ferguson, Baltimore etc. All of these activist Lawfare examples were pushed and promoted by an allied media.
The Lawfare group ensures you have the right to remain guilty until they verify your politics and determine your alignment with the tribe. If accepted, your disposition shifts to innocent and you receive a pass to avoid any legal jeopardy…