These lawsuits after the fact are the new Democratic strategy. When you lose, you still win. – Michael Caputo
Republican consultant and former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo had two meetings in our Nation’s Capital. He didn’t want to be at either one.
Caputo joined the Trump Campaign in November 2015 and left on June 20, 2016 after celebrating the firing of Corey Lewandowski on Twitter.
Caputo’s first meeting was with the Senate Intelligence Committee during which Caputo issued a scathing statement (more below).
The second was a three-hour interview with Inspectors from the Mueller Team.
Caputo’s comments on his meeting with the Mueller Team and his statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee provide a view into the Democrats’ strategy.
It isn’t pretty.
This four minute Tucker Carlson interview regarding the Mueller session is worth your time.
At the 0:35 mark:
Caputo: In my mind, if anybody thinks that Russia collusion is off the table, they haven’t visited with the Mueller team.
Tucker: Was there Russian Collusion?
Caputo: Of course not.
At the 1:00 mark:
Tucker: What are they looking at specifically? What did you learn? Where do they think the “Collusion” took place?
Caputo: I don’t really want to interfere with the investigation. I was warned about that.
Tucker: They warned you not to talk about it?
Caputo: They warned me to be careful about interfering with the investigation.
At the 1:31 mark:
Tucker: What’s it like to live in a country where, having not been charged or convicted of any crime, a prosecutor can threaten you to shut up in public.
Caputo: It’s not nice but I can tell you it’s nothing compared to the $125,000 in legal bills that I’ve stacked up – for nothing. It’s nothing compared to the death threats that my family and I are getting. It’s nothing compared to the piece of a sniper rifle that came in the mail to my wife last month. It’s nothing compared to the way that they’re trashing my family.
What’s happening to me and my family is happening to many other people in this investigation and I’m just a witness. I can’t imagine if somebody’s a subject or a target – what they’re going to go through.
At the 2:10 mark:
Tucker: Since you just spoke to the investigators today, when they suggested, in the way that the Mafia suggests ‘Maybe you shouldn’t do that.’ What do you think the penalty would be if you ignored that suggestion.
Caputo: I don’t think there would be any penalty, but I think I might be called back for a little visit. Every time I come to Washington for this bogus investigation – whether it’s the Senate, the House or whatever – I get to pay another $20-$25 grand.
Tucker: So they just bankrupt you.
At the 2:40 mark:
Caputo: I will never, ever work on another Republican campaign for as long as I live…and I think that’s part of this, Tucker.
This is a punishment strategy.
I think they want to destroy the President, they want to destroy his family, they want to destroy his businesses, they want to destroy his friends – so that no billionaire, in let’s say, 15 years wakes up and tells his wife, ‘you know what, the country’s broken and only I can fix it.’ His wife will say, ‘Are you crazy? Did you see what happened to Donald Trump and everybody around him?’
That’s what this is about.
Tucker: They’ve so intimidated you – and again, they’re not charging you with anything – there’s no allegation that you committed a crime. They’ve so intimidated you that you can’t talk about your conversation on this show right now – and you’re retiring from campaign politics forever.
Caputo: I’m never going to work on a Republican campaign again.
At the 3:30 mark:
Caputo: These lawsuits after the fact are the new Democratic strategy. When you lose, you still win. I don’t think anybody should work on a Republican campaign again unless they’re legally indemnified. I think if you do, you’re crazy.
With the Tucker interview serving as fitting backdrop, we move to Caputo’s Senate Intelligence Committee statement.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has been specifically locked out of the Nunes, Goodlatte, Grassley investigative efforts due to rampant leaking.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has the following members:
- Richard Burr (R – Chairman)
- James Risch (R)
- Marco Rubio (R)
- Susan Collins (R)
- Roy Blunt (R)
- James Lankford (R)
- Tom Cotton (R)
- John Cornyn (R)
- Mark Warner (D – Vice Chairman)
- Dianne Feinstein (D)
- Ron Wyden (D)
- Martin Heinrich (D)
- Angus King (D)
- Joe Manchin (D)
- Kamala Harris (D)
None are to be trusted. The Conservative Treehouse offers some good background here.
In 2009, my wife and I moved to my hometown of East Aurora, New York to have a family. Making far less money back home, we had a far better quality of life. That is, until the Trump-Russia narrative took off. Today, I can’t possibly pay the attendant legal costs and live near my aging father, raising my kids where I grew up.
Your investigation and others into the allegations of Trump campaign collusion with Russia are costing my family a great deal of money – more than $125,000 – and making a visceral impact on my children.
Now I must to move back to Washington, New York City, Miami or elsewhere, just so I can make enough money to pay off these legal bills. And I know I have you to thank for that.
Here’s how I know: how many of you know Daniel Jones, former Senate Intelligence staffer for Senator Dianne Feinstein? Great guy, right? Most of you worked with him. One of you probably just talked to him this morning.
Of course, very few of us in flyover country knew Daniel until recently. Now we know that he quit his job with your Senate committee not long ago to raise $50 million from ten rich Democrats to finance more work on the FusionGPS Russian dossier. The one the FBI used to get a FISA warrant and intimidate President Donald Trump, without anyone admitting — until months after it was deployed — that it was paid for by Hillary Clinton.
In fact, good old Dan has been raising and spending millions to confirm the unconfirmable – and, of course, to keep all his old intel colleagues up-to-speed on what FusionGPS and British and Russian spies have found. Got to keep that Russia story in the news.
Of course Dan’s in touch with you guys. We know from the news that he’s been briefing Senator Mark Warner, vice chairman of this committee. Which one of you works for Senator Warner? Please give Danny my best.
I saw some of his handiwork just last month. Remember this lede paragraph, from McClatchy on April 13:
The Justice Department special counsel has evidence that Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and confidant, Michael Cohen, secretly made a late-summer trip to Prague during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
That’s your pal Dan, isn’t it? He came up with some kind of hollow proof that Michael Cohen was in Prague meeting with Russians when he wasn’t. He tried to sell that to reporters, and they didn’t buy it because it doesn’t check out. So, to get a reporter to write up his line of bull, he gave the documents to the Office of Special Counsel.
We know that’s likely, because he’s told people he’s briefing investigators.
So, technically, the special counsel’s office has evidence. Your pal Dan gave them more of the Democrats’ dossier, funded by more Democrats, provided again by Russian and British spies. Information no reporter would write up, but now there’s an angle: the Special Counsel has it. Now it’s a story.
It’s a clever but effective ruse. That’s a story, just like when reporter Michael Isikoff of Yahoo News wrote this gem on September 16, 2016:
U.S. officials have since received intelligence reports that during that same three-day trip, Page met with Igor Sechin, a longtime Putin associate … a well-placed Western intelligence source tells Yahoo News. That meeting, if confirmed, is viewed as especially problematic by U.S. officials.
Dozens of stories were written from the Isikoff piece, doing real damage to the Trump campaign. Of course, now we know Isikoff’s reference to “intelligence reports” was just him renaming a dossier funded by Democrats and dug up by his longtime pal Glenn Simpson and some foreign spies. Once Simpson gave his Clinton campaign opposition research to the feds, it was news.
This was especially true after Isikoff intentionally labeled the campaign materials as intelligence – just like McClatchy called Dan’s information “evidence.”
But who is McClatchy’s second source? It couldn’t be Dan; he was the first source. It couldn’t be Simpson; he works for Dan. It can’t be the Mueller investigation; they kicked the McClatchy story to the curb with aplomb. So who could it be – perhaps one of his former Senate Intelligence colleagues? I mean, you’re all in this together. You’re the swamp.
What America needs is an investigation of the investigators. I want to know who is paying for the spies’ work and coordinating this attack on President Donald Trump? I want to know who Dan Jones is talking to across the investigations – from the FBI, to the Southern District of New York, to the OSC, to the Department of Justice, to Congress.
Forget about all the death threats against my family. I want to know who cost us so much money, who crushed our kids, who forced us out of our home, all because you lost an election.
I want to know because God Damn you to Hell.
Bravo Michael. Bravo.
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