Larry Klayman
Mueller on the ropes awaiting a knockout punch!
Larry Klayman explains significance of May 24 hearing in Washington
By Larry Klayman
May 21, 2018

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The end may now be in sight for Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his rabid band of left-wing prosecutors headed by the notorious hack prosecutor Andrew Weissmann. In this regard, five months ago on behalf of Freedom Watch, the public interest watchdog I founded after my run for the U.S. Senate in Florida in 2003-04, I filed a simple Freedom of Information Act Request (FOIA) with the Office of the Special Counsel, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and its Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The "beauty" of this FOIA was that I was asking only for communications to and from the media. As these are public acts, our so-called law enforcement authorities could not claim any exemption from producing the records.

As was to be expected from the special counsel – and his defenders at DOJ, from which his mandate and authority to investigate alleged Russian collusion with the Trump presidential campaign as well as the alleged obstruction of justice in the president's firing of corrupt former FBI Director James Comey emanates – realizing the consequences of responding timely to Freedom Watch's FOIA request, they delayed any response.

This is because these communications with the media are certain to reveal illegal and criminal grand jury leaks for which, ironically, Mueller and his team could themselves wind up being prosecuted. Thus, the stakes were high for "Billy Bob Mueller!"

When I did not get a timely response to my FOIA, Freedom Watch filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The case was then randomly assigned to the Honorable Emmet Sullivan, a Clinton-appointed judge I have appeared before many times. Of all the Clinton and Obama appointees in this federal court, Judge Sullivan has proven to be much less politicized than his other Democrat-appointed colleagues on the bench. Indeed, in a case I filed while at Judicial Watch, albeit against the Cheney Energy Task Force to open up its secret meetings and records, Judge Sullivan admirably moved the case along quickly given its extreme public importance. Indeed, the Cheney case went all the way to the Supreme Court after I left Judicial Watch to run for the U.S. Senate, and it was the conservative justices on the Supreme Court who then shot it down, obviously to protect the vice president, one of their ilk.

Knowing that Judge Sullivan has more integrity than the other liberal judges on the district court, Deep State lawyers in the DOJ's pro-Democrat Federal Programs Branch attempted to again slow the process down, obviously to protect their client the special counsel, underscoring again Attorney General Jeff Sessions' refusal to exercise any authority over his staff. Sessions, who has buried his head in the sand like an ostrich, obviously fears that he himself could be charged by Mueller given his alleged involvement in Russian collusion and obstruction of justice.

These DOJ lawyers proposed to Judge Sullivan that it would take months to figure out how many documents are responsive to my FOIA request, and then they would be in a position to produce them. To this end, the DOJ lawyers convinced Judge Sullivan to give them until May 11, 2018, earlier this month, to finish their search.

As I had predicted, on that date DOJ, Mueller and the FBI had to admit that they had over 10,000 communications with the media. But they then also predictably proposed to Judge Sullivan that they would only begin to produce these documents in two months, and only then do what is called by these obstructionist DOJ lawyers a so-called "rolling production."

In response, I filed a pleading that urged Judge Sullivan to see through this charade and order that all communications with the media be coughed up in no more than one month. The judge reacted quickly and set down a hearing at 10:30 a.m. this Thursday, May 24, 2018, in courtroom 24A of the federal courthouse at 333 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

I invite all of our supporters and fellow patriots who can come that day to attend. I am sure that the courtroom will also be packed with reporters, particularly given that it was Judge Sullivan who allowed some discovery to occur during the Clinton private server email scandal with regard to a FOIA request filed by my former group, Judicial Watch.

The legal implications of obtaining "quick" production – albeit six months after I filed my FOIA – is huge. That is why Mueller, the FBI and their lackeys at DOJ proposed rolling production of these approximately 10,000 documents and then, incredulously, status reports every 60 days. Their intent was to push off any meaningful production until well after Mueller indicts more persons, including possibly the president, his son Donald Jr., his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and others, and also finds time to write and send to Congress a scathing impeachment report.

I am convinced that the requested documents, once produced, will provide concrete proof of widespread and almost daily leaks of grand jury information, for which Mueller, his staff and the FBI could be indicted themselves, that is, if we had an attorney general who was not afraid of his shadow.

Even if no indictments ultimately issue, there not only is the prospect of Freedom Watch's citizens grand juries on the horizon to charge Mueller, his staff and complicit FBI officials with crimes, and then convict them in a citizens court, but the simple revelation of these criminal acts will finally give President Trump the cover to fire Mueller and send him and his hack leftist prosecutors to legal purgatory.

After one year of Mueller's "witch hunt," where the real witches go untouched, meaning the Wicked Witch of the Left Hillary Clinton and her brood of slimy swamp creatures, including former President Barack Obama himself, its time that we put an end to this travesty. And, this FOIA case, designed to be exceedingly simple, is currently the best chance to end Mueller's reign of legal terror.

When I was a young idealistic DOJ lawyer in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the department used to teach its lawyers to "KISS," meaning "keep it simple stupid." Ironically, this litigation tactic is now being trained by me on my once proud alma mater, which has sunken into a cesspool of deceit, obstruction and corruption! Go to to join and support our citizens army to restore the nation to equal justice.

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