Rush Limbaugh Points Out 'Double Standard' Made Evident in Mueller Investigation

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Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh charged on his program Wednesday the Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation continues to prove that there is “dual system of justice” in the United States.

“There is clearly now a double standard, a dual system of justice at the highest levels of our Department of Justice,” Limbaugh said. “You can see it in the way the DOJ and the FBI exonerated the Democrat presidential candidate when real crimes were taking place for years and years right under their noses, crimes they perhaps even participated in.”

Limbaugh pointed to the criminal conviction of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign chair Paul Manafort and the guilty plea agreement entered into by his former personal attorney Michael Cohen.

The conservative icon contrasted the way in which Trump associates are being handled by the Department of Justice with how former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aides were.

Former FBI Director James Comey announced in July 2016 that the DOJ would not be prosecuting Clinton for mishandling of classified information and her failure to turn over work-related emails to the State Department that were subject to multiple congressional subpoenas.

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Comey’s decision not to prosecute came despite describing Clinton and her associates as “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”

Further, it came days after former President Bill Clinton met privately with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the tarmac at the Phoenix airport.

Through documents obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request, the American public learned Comey had drafted his statement exonerating Clinton months before FBI agents interviewed Hillary Clinton or had conducted interviews with her key aides.

“Those crimes, because they involved the Democrat nominee, were exonerated. The Democrat nominee herself was exonerated,” Limbaugh said. “You go to the Trump campaign, the Republican, the opponent, where there aren’t any crimes, there wasn’t any collusion with Russia, there hasn’t been any obstruction of justice, and yet this is where the allegation of crimes is occurring? And it’s occurring with people who are peripheral to the original charge of all this — Russian collusion, stealing the election?”

The talk show host went on to describe Mueller’s team as a “sitting supreme branch of government who has the power to oversee the Trump administration.”

Limbaugh continued, “What makes it really frightening, and the reason people are losing faith in some of the greatest institutions this country’s ever had, leading with the Department of Justice, is because it’s plain as day what I just pointed out to you: There is a dual system of justice in this country. If you’re a Democrat you’re going to be exonerated or given one hell of a benefit of the doubt. If you’re Republican, you’re gonna be presumed guilty, and a never-ending pursuit to get you will then commence.”

“Robert Mueller, as I said yesterday, and his team are plowing through the Constitution. They’re shredding it as they go,” he further contended. “None of this is about collusion with the Russians to steal an election. These people have an unlimited charter, Mueller, to go anywhere with the express purpose of overturning the results of the election in 2016.”

Trump argued on Wednesday that the campaign law violations Cohen has pleaded guilty to are being treated differently than the 2008 Obama campaign’s.

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“Michael Cohen plead guilty to two counts of campaign finance violations that are not a crime. President Obama had a big campaign finance violation and it was easily settled!” the president tweeted.

Politico reported that Obama’s 2008 campaign was fined $375,000 for failing to properly file donations totaling in excess of $1.8 million.

In an interview with “Fox & Friends” co-host Ainsley Earhardt slated to air on Thursday, the president elaborated that payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal “didn’t come out of the campaign, they came from me.”

Trump further noted that he tweeted about the payment to Daniels in May.

“The agreement was used to stop the false and extortionist accusations made by her about an affair,” Trump had written reiterating that “money from the campaign, or campaign contributions, played no role in this transaction.”

“My first question when I heard about it was, ‘Did they come out of the campaign?’ because that could be a little dicey,” Trump told Earhardt, adding that President Barack Obama “had a massive campaign violation” but was able to get off with a fine “because he had a different attorney general and they do it a lot differently.”

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 1,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Birthplace
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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American
Honors/Awards
Graduated dean's list from West Point
Education
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
Books Written
We Hold These Truths
Professional Memberships
Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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English
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Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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