Robert Mueller's investigation is having the opposite of its intended effect: it's exonerating Trump.
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The desperation of U.S. liberals to find some truth in the claims that Donald Trump’s campaign staff colluded with Russian state actors is approaching infinity. FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s testimony to the House Intelligence Committee all but confirms that the only ‘proof’ the FBI and Special Counsel Robert Mueller have of collusion is the discredited “Trump Dossier.”
This dossier was compiled by Christopher Steele and sold to the Clinton Campaign as opposition research by Fusion GPS. McCabe stonewalled the HIC on this matter but couldn’t point to anything in the dossier that the FBI verified to be true other than publicly-known knowledge of Carter Page visiting Moscow in 2016.
And the last time I checked, visiting Moscow is not a crime.
Neither is what Michael Flynn did a crime either, but let’s not bring facts in to dash the hopes of the terminally insane.
McCabe has to stonewall on this issue, otherwise he and the rest of the FBI are guilty of acting on behalf of Hillary Clinton to assist in spying on her political opponent. Because that’s where all of this leads if people would take their ideological blinders off for five seconds and look at what we actually know as opposed to what we ‘just know to be true.’
Everyone involved in this sordid affair should be tried for espionage and treason.
Those prominent liberals running around protesting the mere thought of Donald Trump shutting down the Mueller investigation to ‘protect the sanctity of our elections’ are a bunch of simpering morons.
And I’m sick to death of the blatant and rank hypocrisy when it comes to election fraud in this country.
For this reason alone, the Mueller investigation should be shut down.
The Stupid Show
Look, anyone taking the rumor seriously that Donald Trump was close to shutting Mueller’s investigation down should have their head examined. This was a blatant plant by the Washington Post (and the CIA, let’s get real) to create exactly the kind of response from the Wil Wheatons of our world.
These people are simply ab-reacting noradrenaline junkies living in their amygdalas 24/7 while the world moves on without them.
And please remember, even though there's a TON of circumstantial evidence that Trump and his campaign helped Russia interfere with our election, the investigation is, first and foremost, about PROTECTING OUR COUNTRY FROM FUTURE ELECTION INTERFERENCE (14/12)— Wil 'Kick the Nazis off the tweeters' Wheaton (@wilw)December 19, 2017
Oh, important thing that I forgot: There are hundreds of thousands of our fellow Americans who are prepared to take to the streets when Trump tries to fire Mueller, DAG Rosenstein, or otherwise shut down the investigation. We're organizing here: https://t.co/0NjevMQ4oN (13/12)— Wil 'Kick the Nazis off the tweeters' Wheaton (@wilw)December 19, 2017
If this isn’t the picture of someone in serious need of psychotherapy then …
Painter, who worked under former president George W. Bush, appeared on MSNBC to discuss the widely criticized Fox News segment that suggested the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign could be considered a coup.
“The commander in chief is Donald Trump,” Painter said. “There is a risk of him using that power to destroy our democracy, whether you call it a coup or anything else. It’s not from the critics of Donald Trump that the danger is posed, it’s the fact that the man who is commander in chief of our military is engaged in obstruction of justice.”
The salient point here is why would Trump shut down Mueller?
Mueller has nothing on him. The longer this goes on, the worse it looks for everyone involved, and Trump comes out looking like the victim of a political witch-hunt.
Trump knows, and has known from the beginning, that there was nothing to investigate.
The only question has been whether Mueller could invent something through nigh-onto-illegal pressuring of people like Flynn, caught in the usual FBI web of procedural dishonesty, to turn on Trump and perjure themselves to avoid a prison sentence.
Trump v. Mueller
In fact, the more I think about the sequence of events, the more I think the meeting between Trump and Mueller the evening before Mueller was appointed as Special Counsel involved Trump telling Mueller, “Good luck finding anything, Bob, I’ll hang you by your own rope when this is all over.”
If I were in Trump’s position I would have done exactly that. I would have goaded Mueller into this, knowing full well that Uranium One was out there. This would have lit a fire under Mueller to cast a wide net, turn over every rock looking for any kind of dirt. Doing so would expose the whole rotten mess and Mueller looks like a guy running around investigating himself in the end.
Remember, Trump is the one that brought up Uranium One in the first place – on the campaign trail.
In response, Hillary, as she always does, then accused Trump of that which she was actually guilty of – colluding with the Russians and using her position for personal gain.
The people who want to believe in Russia-Gate are missing this in their zeal to rid the world of Trump to validate their own failing world-view.
The longer this investigation goes on, the more it will uncover the truth about what has really happened. In my mind, all that Mueller is doing now is compiling the actual case to exonerate himself over Uranium One and throw the rest of the FBI under the bus.
Given what we already know, I’d say Bob’s done a good job of this, and it’s time for him to step aside and let this play out.