Two White House counsels to former president Obama are representing the Democratic National Committee and Perkins Coie in the lawsuit brought by former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
According to recent court filings, Kathryn Ruemmler and Nicholas McQuaid, who both now work at the law firm Latham & Watkins, are on the case.
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As Obama’s trusted ally, Ruemmler was reportedly involved in the Russia collusion hoax herself, including the FISA abuse, the “unmaskings,” and the conspiracy to spy on the Trump campaign.
Page is suing the DNC, Perkins Coie, and the law firm’s partners Marc Elias and Michael Sussman for funding the fraudulent dossier that served as the basis for illegal surveillance warrants against him.
“The Defendants are private actors who used false information, misrepresentations and other misconduct to direct the power of the international intelligence apparatus and the media industry against a private individual, Plaintiff Carter Page, to further their political agenda,” the complaint, which was filed late last month, states.
The DNC is expected to file a motion to dismiss on March 16, 2020, and Page expected to respond on April 15, 2020.
At the Obama White House, McQuaid provided oversight into investigations such as the Republicans’ investigation of the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi and the botched implementation of the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare.
She was also involved in another major scandal under the Bush administration, former federal prosecutor Sidney Powell recounted in a piece in the New York Observer in 2014.
Ms. Ruemmler was one of the Department of Justice Task Force prosecutors who sent four Merrill Lynch executives to prison on indictment charges that failed to allege criminal conduct—while she yellow-highlighted and hid for six years the “firsthand accounts” of the witness she herself described as “key.” She hid the exculpatory evidence of Merrill’s own in-house counsel, which belied her statements to the jury, and she signed a constitutionally and ethically required Brady letter that was misleading and false. Those are but a few examples of her tactics found in my book, LICENSED TO LIE: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice.
The evidence she and her colleagues could only have deliberately hidden exonerated the Merrill executives, but instead they served a year in prison while she hid it. A federal court found that she “plainly suppressed” evidence favorable to the defense. Nonetheless, Mr. Obama brushed aside the evidence and the grievance filed against her with the DC Bar—which evaporated—and promoted her to his chief counsel.
It should come as no surprise then that Ruemmler (along with former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and Obama’s former counter-terrorism and homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco) was also heavily involved in “the Obama White House arm of the conspiracy to surveil the Trump campaign, the phony FISA warrant, ‘unmaskings’ of Americans in the Trump campaign and denials of information to the incoming president of the United States,” according to Powell.
Powell further detailed Ruemmler’s involvement in the Trump/Russia hoax in the Daily Caller in March of 2018.
Ruemmler, who now represents Susan Rice, sent a letter to lawmakers in February of 2018, explaining why Rice drafted a curious email to herself on Jan. 20, 2017, just hours before the Obama administration left office.
“President Obama and his national security team were justifiably concerned about potential risks to the Nation’s security from sharing highly classified information about Russia with certain members of the Trump transition team, particularly Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn,” Ruemmler wrote.
Flynn was President Trump’s national security adviser until the transcripts from his phone call with the Russian ambassador were unmasked and illegally leaked to the media, forcing him to resign.
Ruemmler’s letter was a response to GOP Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who had inquired about Rice’s curious email.
The attorney also helped shepherd convicted pedophile George Nader through seven interviews with Mueller’s prosecutors.
The Lebanese-American businessman was considered a key “witness” in the special counsel’s investigation of Russian election interference after setting up some curious meetings with Trump supporters. His name shows up more than 100 times in the Mueller report.
The charges against Nader were initially filed in April 2018 over child porn images he had on his cellphone when he arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport on Jan. 17, 2018, from Dubai.
He was allowed to leave the country before he could be arrested and some have speculated that team Mueller allowed the pedophile to walk free in return for dirt on Trump.
The 60-year-old was finally arrested and charged with transporting a dozen images of child pornography and bestiality, last June.
And last month, he pleaded guilty to two sex crimes involving minors.