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To: Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein; Robert Mueller – Special Counsel, Department of Justice; United States Congress
From: Dorothy L. Mahoney, Attorney, Washington, D.C.
Subject: Legality of Special Counsel Appointment.
August 02, 2017
Making well-informed judgments regarding funding and legislative guidance of Department of Justice activities under Congressional purview is Congress’ constitutional responsibility. As such, the American People have demanded that Congress ensure you answer the below questions regarding your appointment of special counsel in the Trump/Russia matter because your answers are essential for the Congress and the public’s understanding of what your office is doing and is not doing.
As deputy attorney general you established special counsel “to inform or consult with the Attorney General or others within the Department about “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump…” .
The jurisdiction and authority of the Department of Justice is confined only to the enforcement of the laws of the United States.
This being the case, the American People require you enumerate for Congress the laws of the United States which you believe “individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump” may have broken, who these “individuals” may be, and the “probable cause” for so believing in the possibility of their violation, that suffices as basis for investigating them or anyone else regarding “links and coordination “with “the Russian government.”
If you can not answer these questions, and we believe you can not, the DOJ/special counsel must immediately forswear ANY investigation not done pursuant to an underlying crime and not specified in your appointment order. Also, unless you can answer the proposed questions, the American People shall demand of Congress that no appropriations be authorized by committees for use by any special counsel activity.
The Deputy attorney General’s establishment order also contains the words “any other matters that arose or may arise from the investigation.” To understand what these words mean to you, we must ask: For you to investigate any person, what relationship need there be between that person’s activities and any violation of a U.S statute related to that person’s “links and/or coordination between the Russian government…”? Since the Department of Justice’s purview stops at the edge of politics, what do you believe that these words do not authorize you to “inform or consult” about in a prosecutorial manner?
The American People are keen to hold the Department of Justice, Congress, everyone, accountable for violations or abuses of any laws. American wants to avoid a repeat of the country’s most recent experience with an independent counsel. Patrick Fitzgerald’s supposed investigation of the “outing” of CIA officer Valerie Plame that, like this Trump “Russia collusion” matter, proceeded even though no violation of law had occurred, although the identity of the “outer” was known, and ended up entrapping a political target for having a recollection of a conversation different from that which Mr. Fitzgerald and his political allies preferred.
There is abundant patent evidence of violations of specific laws by Clinton, Obama and other high officials of the U.S government for which U.S. statutes prescribes 10 years’ imprisonment.
The path to uncovering these officials and punishing these felonies is straightforward. The American People DEMAND that you investigate and prosecute these patent violations of law, and if not, the American People demand to know why not.
For example, we call to your attention the patent violations of section 798 18 US Code that occurred, pursuant to suggestions of “Russian interference” each and every time that officials of the U.S intelligence community informed the Washington Post, New York Times, and NBC News of the existence and contents of U.S electronic communications intercepts. Here are just a few: On January 5, the Washington Post’s Adam Entous and Greg Miller reported that “U.S. officials…said that American intelligence agencies intercepted communications in the aftermath of the election…” On January 19, the New York Times’ Michael Schmidt et al. reported American intelligence officials “are examining intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a broad investigation…” On February 14, the same reporters wrote in the same newspaper: “Phone records and intercepted calls show …” Each of these and many more are patent evidence of violations of a specific law by high officials of the U.S government for which the statute prescribes 10 years’ imprisonment.
The path to uncovering these officials and punishing these felonies is straightforward.
The American People are eager to have plain laws upheld, and are sick and tired of seeing political differences treated as nebulous pseudo-crimes. We call on you to answer our questions and to uphold the rule of law as ordinary Americans understand it.