For John, BLUF: It is beginning to appear that Special Counsel Robert Mueller, appealing to the same higher morality that former FBI Director James Comey appeals to, has the ethics of an Andrew Weissmann. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Do you think the Special Counsel spaces holds a sign that reads:
Winning is Everything.
Ethics is for Losers.
From The Boston Herald and the computer of Howie Carr, Thursday, 12 April 2018.
Here is the lede plus six:
What did Bob Mueller know about the FBI’s framing of four innocent men for a murder they didn’t commit, and when did he know it?And then there is this take. Newsmax, back on Sunday, 8 April of this year had this headline: "Alan Dershowitz Rips Special Counsel Mueller as 'a Partisan and Zealot'". And the same frame up of four innocent men comes up in the article. The reporter is Mr Eric Mack.
This is an important question for the “special counsel,” and for two days I’ve been emailing his press office, asking for answers about his tenure in the U.S. attorney’s office here, specifically, his time as acting US attorney in 1986-87.
No response. Zip, zero, nada.
This is a major FBI scandal, perhaps the most outrageous one in American history. The FBI railroaded four men to prison for a murder the G-men knew they did not commit, and then made sure they remained in prison for upwards of 30 years.
They (or their estates, because two of them died in prison) were eventually awarded a total of $102 million in 2007 by a federal judge for false imprisonment.
The four men were Henry Tameleo, Peter Limone, Louis Greco and Joseph Salvati. They were convicted of murdering a small-time hoodlum named Teddy Deegan in a Chelsea alley in March 1965. An FBI informant named Joe Barboza committed perjury in a state trial in 1968, to settle some old scores and protect one of his old friends, another serial killer who was the brother of another serial-killing FBI informant.
The FBI knew Barboza was lying. On March 19, 1965, one of the crooked G-men in the office, who later died in a prison hospital while under indictment for a 1981 gangland hit in Tulsa, wrote a memo to J. Edgar Hoover pointing out the names of the actual murderers of Deegan.
Ripping FBI special counsel Robert Mueller as a political "zealot," Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz reminded staunch Mueller supporters about the former FBI director's role in protecting "notorious mass murderer" Whitey Bulger as an FBI informant.Yes, my membership in the ACLU has lapsed, because they are doing nothing for us. They even rolled over for the raid on President Trump's personal lawyer, Mr Cohen. Not even a whimper.♠
"I think Mueller is a zealot," Dershowitz told "The Cats Roundtable" on 970 AM-N.Y. ". . . I don't think he cares whether he hurts Democrats or Republicans, but he's a partisan and zealot.
"He's the guy who kept four innocent people in prison for many years in order to protect the cover of Whitey Bulger as an FBI informer. Those of us in Boston don't have such a high regard for Mueller because we remember this story. The government had to pay out tens of millions of dollars because Whitey Bulger, a notorious mass murderer, became a government informer against the mafia ...
Hat tip to the The Howie Carr Show.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Blind rage against another person can be an ugly thing. Worse is a self-righteous belief that one is saving the world from pure evil.