(National Sentinel) Nothing Burger: Legal analyst and former U.S. attorney Joe diGenova dropped a bombshell during a Monday morning interview on Washington, D.C. station WMAL, saying that he is certain that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation will wrap up soon and that the former FBI director has complained, privately, about the case he was given.
DiGenova essentially laughed off the 14-day prison sentence and $9,500 fine handed down to former minor Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos late last week, saying that light sentence “was a sign that the court viewed it for what it was,” which was…not much.
“He pleaded guilty to lying about a legal act, his meetings with [Spygate figure] Stephan Halper and others,” he told the station. “They were completely legal and actually pretextual meetings” that had been set up by the FBI and in particular, former counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok.
In the end, all Papadopoulos proved was that “he was a fool, an idiot, and a dumbbell,” said diGenova, but all in all, the conviction “was a nothing burger.”
The former U.S. attorney also said he was certain Mueller’s probe would soon end, though he admitted that the special counsel’s report would take some time and he predicted, as have others, that it would allege “obstruction” by POTUS Donald Trump regarding his firing of FBI Director James Comey.
Then he dropped this bomb: DiGenova said that Mueller has said privately to some that he “was handed a piece of crap” regarding the initial ‘Russian collusion’ allegation against POTUS and his 2016 campaign.
“This is going to be a bad next 30 days for a bunch of people in the FBI and DoJ under Obama,” diGenova predicted. “The Mueller probe is coming to an end with no indictments about collusion whatsoever. There will be one further indictment” regarding a false statement made “to the FBI, but other than that, it’s over, and Mueller has told very close associates he was handed ‘a piece of crap’ on collusion. They knew it from Day One,” he added.
DiGenova noted that it was “disgraceful” Mueller continue to press ahead anyway, indicting — and bankrupting — other Trump campaign figures and staffers like retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the president’s first national security adviser who also pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI, though there have been multiple reports claiming that Flynn did not actually lie and that he was set up as part of Spygate.
He has yet to be sentenced. In fact, sentencing has been delayed at least three times.
“Congratulations to [Deputy Attorney General] Rod Rosenstein for creating a monstrous eighteen months for the president of the United States,” said diGenova, sarcastically. “But we shall see what happens after the [midterm] elections.”
As for charging POTUS Trump with “obstruction” regarding his alleged request to Comey to ‘go easy’ on Flynn, diGenova called that “ludicrous,” since presidents can fire staffers at will and the firing of Comey did not affect the special counsel’s investigation in the slightest.
What’s coming, he said, is that “the door is closing in on” the Obama-era officials who perpetrated Spygate and set up an illicit ‘counterintelligence’ operation to spy on a rival presidential campaign.
“Comey, McCabe, Brennan, Strzok…the former general counsel of the FBI is now cooperating with us in a case against Comey,” diGenova said.
WMAL hosts noted that a recent column by National Review‘s Andrew McCarthy essentially exonerated Comey for deciding against recommending charges against Hillary Clinton over her obvious mishandling of classified materials, saying that decision came from the very top: President Obama.
DiGenova did not dismiss that, but noted that at some point Comey had options — such as leaving the administration rather than having any role whatsoever in covering up for Clinton.
“I do not accept any innocence on the part of Comey,” diGenova interjected. “Listen, why didn’t he stand up to [then-AG] Loretta Lynch, why didn’t he stand up to the president? Why didn’t he resign if he’s such a brave soul? Now, listen, this all goes back to Obama.”
DiGenova also said the memo Susan Rice, Obama’s national security adviser, wrote on her way out of the White House documenting a meeting between her, Obama, Comey, Vice President Joe Biden and then-Deputy AG Sally Yates was the planning session for “getting Michael Flynn.”
“Comey is a criminal. He deserves to go to prison,” said diGenova. “The Obama people are finally going to pay a price.”
He also says that POTUS Trump will declassify documents related to Bruce Ohr and the FISA applications which facilitated Spygate.
Listen to the interview here: