Grimm, Deputy Attorney General, DOJ discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

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The american lawyers representing that indicted russian company filed a motion saying basically we think the special counsels charges are horseback easy we think they're completely made up as in literally make believe charges like grimm's fairytale here's a taste quote the deputy attorney general acting the recused attorney general has rejected the history and integrity of the doj and instead licensed a special counsel who for all practical political purposes cannot be fired to indict a case that has absolutely nothing to do with any links or coordination between any candidate and the russian government the reason is obvious and is political to justify his own existence special counsel has to indict a russian any russian and this is where they note casa blanca round up the usual suspects the lawyers say in their motion that their client the russian company run by putin's schiff has been charged with quote the make believe crime of conspiring to interfere in the united states election and there's a lot going on in this filing today it's kind of like a kitchen sink approach everything is indictment and see what sticks it argues that the crime these russians are charged with doesn't actually exist it argues that even if they did it they didn't know it was a legal it argues at the indictment is hypocritical because the american government has done plenty of election meddling too but the central thrust of this filing is that robert mueller is not acting in the legal realm that he's acting in the political realm that he's making up crimes and going after random russians just to justify justifies own existence that the special counsel is not unraveling a plot that he is the plot and that has always had its adherence in certain conservative circles the words which hunt and hoax may sound familiar but it's a theory that's really on ten right now natasha bertrand at the atlantic today reports on a book that set to be released next month called the faking of russia gate written by two associates of joe.

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