It’s hard to imagine what congressional Democrats were thinking when they decided to call former special counsel Robert Mueller before two House committees on Wednesday so he could provide testimony about a report that everyone knows does not provide any clear evidence whatsoever regarding alleged improprieties or illegal behavior on the part of POTUS Donald Trump and his administration.
You recall that Mueller was appointed by the Justice Department in the spring of 2017, just a few months after Trump was inaugurated, to investigate what we now know (and suspected then) were fabricated claims that the 2016 Trump campaign “colluded” with Mother Russia to “steal the election” from Hillary Clinton (and we did a fantastic investigative report on the scandal known as “Spygate” — click here to watch it on Brighteon.com).
Not only didn’t Mueller find any evidence of collusion – there wasn’t any to be found, since the entire narrative was a fabrication, a hoax, perpetrated by the outgoing Obama regime – he also didn’t find any evidence that the president “obstructed justice” or he would have said so, regardless of what current DoJ rules state about indicting a sitting president.
But on Wednesday during appearances before the committees, Mueller’s lack of basic knowledge about a case he supposedly ran for some 18 months, combined with his failure to even address “Russian collusion,” effectively killed off any lingering doubts about whether Trump and Moscow got together to rig an election.
As reviewed by conservative talk behemoth Rush Limbaugh, at one point Mueller was asked by a Republican committee member if any votes were changed in the 2016 election due to collusion or Russian interference of any kind.
Mueller responded by saying, essentially, that he can’t get into that, it was not in his purview, and that “others” were investigating that particular issue. (Related: Mueller’s special counsel effort has become nothing more than taxpayer funded “opposition research” to defeat Trump in 2020.)
“So you can’t answer questions about Russian meddling in the election when that’s the only reason that your investigation was opened?” Limbaugh said, paraphrasing the GOP lawmaker’s response.
But that question has already been answered – by former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. In a statement announcing indictments of 13 Russian figures and companies last year, Rosenstein stated specifically that not only were no votes changed or outcomes altered, but that no American was accused of doing so either (which, of course, includes President Trump).
“There is no allegation in this indictment that any American citizen committed a crime,” Rosenstein said. “There is no allegation that the conspiracy changed the vote count or affected any election result. The special counsel investigation is ongoing and there will be no comments on a special counsel at this time.”
And yet, Democrats have continued to push the lie that votes were changed, that Trump did collude, and that Mueller actually did find enough evidence to charge the president with obstruction of justice, though he never interfered with Mueller’s probe, never fired any of Mueller’s Clinton-donor attorneys, and made everyone in his administration available to Mueller’s team for questioning. Oh, and the president turned over all requested documents, too.
The Mueller testimony, then, was: a) not an indictment of POTUS Trump; and b) extremely harmful, politically, to Democrats – as it completely and utterly destroyed the last vestiges of the “collusion” lie.
He went on to characterize Mueller as confused, clueless about basic facts regarding his investigation, and not very knowledgeable about what was in, supposedly, his own report (440-plus pages of it), as evidenced by his stammering and requests for questions to be repeated.
This entire ordeal – the investigation of POTUS Trump, Spygate – has also been a disaster for our country. Once-proud institutions are now widely distrusted, as are the individuals who used to run them. Thanks to Obama, it’ll take years to repair the damage, if it can be.
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