For the second time in less than two weeks, it appears that former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report contains a massive lie that smears President Donald Trump.
According to a bombshell report from The Hill’s John Solomon, “In a key finding of the Mueller report, Ukrainian businessman Konstantin Kilimnik, who worked for Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, is tied to Russian intelligence.”
But hundreds of pages of government documents — which special counsel Robert Mueller possessed since 2018 — describe Kilimnik as a “sensitive” intelligence source for the U.S. State Department who informed on Ukrainian and Russian matters.
Why Mueller’s team omitted that part of the Kilimnik narrative from its report and related court filings is not known. But the revelation of it comes as the accuracy of Mueller’s Russia conclusions face increased scrutiny.
The incomplete portrayal of Kilimnik is so important to Mueller’s overall narrative that it is raised in the opening of his report. “The FBI assesses” Kilimnik “to have ties to Russian intelligence,” Mueller’s team wrote on Page 6, putting a sinister light on every contact Kilimnik had with Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman.
Solomon’s report argues that while former President Barack Obama was in office, this same Konstantin Kilimnik worked with the Obama State Department and “delivered written reports to U.S. officials via emails that stretched on for thousands of words.”
Solomon writes that the “FBI knew all of this, well before the Mueller investigation concluded.”
And yet, Mueller and his team of Democrats chose to omit this key information about the Manafort/Kilimnik relationship in their final report.
Sadly, this is the second time in recent weeks where Mueller’s final report contained a huge lie.
Last week, a newly released transcript details a previous phone call from Trump’s attorney John Dowd to Gen. Michael Flynn’s attorney.
In Mueller’s report, key information is excluded, which appears to be an attempt to make the call look as if the president was asking Flynn’s team to be unethical and break the law.
But the transcript shows that when all of the comments are examined, Dowd never once asked Flynn to do anything bad or illegal at all.
Below is the transcript of Dowd’s voicemail to Flynn’s attorney:
Hey, Rob, um, this is John again. Uh, maybe, I-I-I-‘m-I’m sympathetic; I understand your situation, but let me see if I can’t … state it in … starker terms.
If you have … and it wouldn’t surprise me if you’ve gone on to make a deal with, and, uh, work with the government, uh … I understand that you can’t join the joint defense; so that’s one thing.
If, on the other hand, we have, there’s information that … implicates the President, then we’ve got a national security issue, or maybe a national security issue, I don’t know … some issue, we got to-we got to deal with, not only for the President, but for the country.
So … uh … you know, then-then, you know, we need some kind of heads up. Um, just for the sake of … protecting all our interests, if we can, without you having to give up any … confidential information.
So, uhm, and if it’s the former, then, you know, remember what we’ve always said about the President and his feelings toward Flynn and, that still remains, but —
Well, in any event, uhm, let me know, and, uh, I appreciate your listening and taking the time. Thanks, Pal.
The highlighted portion in the above quote was completely removed from Mueller’s report.
Below is a screenshot comparing Mueller’s report and the actual transcript:
Once again #MuellerReport edited messages to make them appear more damaging, full transcript of this phone call reveals Dowd’s message was pretty typical for a lawyer and he clearly states he’s not interested in any confidential info. What else did they manipulate🙄 pic.twitter.com/7JHRzgmh3Y
— Rosie memos (@almostjingo) 31 мая 2019 г.
Isn’t in interesting that Mueller’s team omitted that from their report and instead framed it as if the president’s team was trying to push Flynn into possibly breaking the law or the terms of his deal?