Robert Mueller: Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is winding down, the Justice Department says. It now appears likely, but not certain, that Mueller will close up shop without finding collusion between President Trump and Russia to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. If so, expect howls of hate and derision for Mueller from his one-time ardent admirers, the Democrats.
In fact, it’s already begun. On Sunday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, leader of the “impeach Trump” brigade in the House, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that Mueller hadn’t investigated Trump’s financial dealings with Deutsche Bank well enough. The bank loaned money to Trump in the 1990s after several bankruptcies of Trump properties.
Obviously, Schiff is desperately casting about for new avenues of investigation against Trump. Even though Trump has been investigated to a fare-thee-well by Mueller for Russian “collusion,” Schiff vows to continue his own efforts now that he controls his committee.
He wants to look into everything Trump, and blames Mueller for not doing the job for him.
“If we had waited to do any of our investigative work for the Mueller investigation, we should have been waiting a year and a half,” he said, a clear swipe at Mueller.
Robert Mueller: Dems’ Next Target?
Schiff and other Democrats say they’re only looking for information related to Russian influence on Trump. “What we are interested in is, does the president have business dealings with Russia such that it compromises the United States?” Schiff told NBC.
The problem is, that’s the focus of the Mueller investigation, too. So Schiff’s sudden focus on Deutsche Bank and Trump’s business dealings in the distant past seem a bit far afield. Irrelevant, in fact.
Schiff, and House Financial Services Committee Chair Rep. Maxine Waters, are moving full-speed ahead. They want something, anything, with which to attack and impeach Trump. “If the special counsel hasn’t subpoenaed Deutsche Bank, he can’t be doing much of a money laundering investigation,” Schiff insists.
Mueller beware. The Democrats are setting you up for what George Orwell’s dystopian classic “1984” called the “Two Minutes of Hate.”
In the book, that’s when the totalitarian regime requires everyone, on cue, to express their rage, anger and disgust at the despised enemy.
Collusion, Or Not?
If Mueller’s report fails to show collusion between Trump and the Russians, he can expect the same treatment.
John Dowd, the former head of Trump’s legal team during the initial phases of the Mueller investigation, told ABC News he’ll be surprised if anything comes of Mueller’s efforts.
“I don’t think there’ll be a report,” he said. “I will be shocked if anything regarding the president is made public, other than ‘We’re done.’ “
The Democrats’ greatest fear is that once accusations will have been proved a sham, their whole two-year-plus effort to destroy Trump will be over. It will have been revealed for what it really is: a political ploy.
And, of course, it would cover for their party’s own decades of playing footsie with Russians. This ranges from Sen. Teddy Kennedy’s efforts in the early 1980s to get the Soviets to help thwart Ronald Reagan’s re-election, to Hillary Clinton’s approval of a complicated deal that gave Russia control over 20% of the U.S. uranium supply.
Six months ago the Democrats were lining up to protect Mueller from being fired by Trump. They even promised him a job on Schiff’s committee if he got the boot.
Changing Their Tune
And just last month, the Hill reported: “Incoming House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., … led a group of Democrats in introducing a bill designed to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Trump.”
How times change. And so quickly.
“Now, unsure that Mueller will provide the outcome they’re looking for, Democrats are more than willing to pre-emptively discount the Special Counsel’s report,” the Daily Wire wrote.
Expect the “Two Minutes Of Hate” to be extended if Robert Mueller doesn’t find criminal wrongdoing by Trump. And remember, he’s a Republican. There will be no holding back.
The Democrats have shamed themselves with their attempt to undermine Trump’s presidency for purely partisan reasons. History may record this as one of the party’s most disgraceful episodes. But then again, there are still nearly two years to go in Trump’s term.
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Author: TERRY JONES