The Judicial Department in the United States was set up to be the fairest, most expedient, innocent until proven guilty court in the world.
So why isn’t it?
Of course, in comparison to other countries, it is still much more judicious and fair for the most part.
However, as time goes by, it is easy to see how money and power can give one person an advantage over another that lacks one or both.
Going back to the much publicized trial in 1994 of O.J. Simpson and the murder of his estranged wife, Nicole Brown Simpson: It is estimated that he spent somewhere in the neighborhood of 5 million dollars on lawyers in the trial of which he was acquitted of the charge of murder.
In spite of Mr. Simpson’s acquittal, no other suspect of the murder has ever found, and the Brown/ Goldman family launched a successful wrongful death civil suit against Simpson.
The travesty of justice in the Martha Stewart trial landed her in jail for lying about insider trading knowledge about a certain stock, stock that sold for less than half a million dollars and without possible inside knowledge would have netted her a little more than 50,000 dollars less.
It doesn’t seem like a huge amount of money and there was always the possibility that she didn’t lie, but as she said, she couldn’t recall or had a standing order to sell the stock if it fell below $ 60 a share. Martha Stewart is hardly a dangerous criminal, yet was sent to prison while others who allegedly do something so much worse, just walk.
This year, there is the Mueller special investigation committee to find possible collusion between Trump and the Russians about the 2016 election.
Until last week, nothing had been proven on Trump, even though Mueller and almost a yearlong investigation, has gone back years on anyone remotely connected to the President.
After Gestapo tactics on Paul Manafort and his family by the 3 AM search warrant of his home and effects, Mueller has brought a Grand Jury indictment on Paul Manafort.
Not for collusion with the Russians during the election, but for some connection in his business with someone or something Russian. He also charged Rick Gates along with Manafort for some prior money laundering in the Ukraine by falsely filing some papers or something to that effect.
Was Manafort and his associate the only ones in the Ukraine, allegedly doing something?
Probably not, in fact, two well know family members of the Obama Administration did some business in the Ukraine during the 2014 unrest there. Not to say they were or weren’t doing something underhanded or even against the law, but Hunter Biden, son of VP Joe Biden and former college roommate and business associate of John Kerry’s stepson, Devon Archer, were in the Ukraine and acquired some interest in Burisma Holdings LTD, a natural gas company.
In fact, Joe Biden visited the Ukraine in April of 2014 to “advise” them on expanding their production of natural gas.
(There is a 2014 article in Politichicks.com by this author that touches on this matter, along with the funding of terrorism by the US.
Probably nothing, but were the Bidens and the Kerrys investigated by Mueller?
It must be like the Clinton Uranium One “matter.” Really, nothing to see here folks, No one was involved, the issue decided itself and everyone can just move on as Putin takes 20% of the US uranium. NO big deal, as it is just the main ingredient of a nuclear bomb.
In fact, the hue and cry on Trump/Russia connection has come back with more proof of questionable acts by the Obama Administration and the Clinton run State Department than that of the Trump campaign.
Is Mueller, who is EXTREMELY compromised by his former position and actions while in the FBI and the friendship with his closest associates, who should recuse himself immediately on this matter, going after everyone or just a select few that he can find some disassociated dirt on that are guilty by association with Trump?
Hope the sanitation crew in Trump Tower haven’t been drinking White Russians at the local bar after work, it could be something to indict on if such is the case.
The actions of the last few days by those in the Justice Department are the perfect argument for how badly the American Department of Justice is broken or biased if one is wealthy or powerful. Although wealth and power can either work for a person or against one, depending on who has an axe to grind. At any rate, there is an enormous problem and it needs to be repaired.
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