On May 17, 2017, Robert Mueller was appointed Special Counsel to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 Presidential election.
The FBI had actually been conducting an investigation since the middle of the summer of 2016.
Now almost three years later, over 25 million dollars spent (although some estimates say that figure should be over 40 million dollars) over 500 witnesses interviewed, multiple Grand Juries empaneled, and 3 dozen indictments issued (most of which were to Russian citizens that he knew would never be brought into an American court) Mueller has come to the conclusion that there was no collusion. In fact, his report states that there is no evidence that any American citizen colluded with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 election.
One, therefore, would think that would be the end of the matter. But, not so fast say the Democrats. Just because Mueller couldn’t find the evidence doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist. And even if Trump or his campaign did not actually collude with the Russians, they certainly showed interest in doing so. Democrats hang their hats on one statement that Donald Trump made during one of the Presidential debates where, tongue in cheek, he stated that perhaps the Russians could find the 30,000 emails that Hillary Clinton deleted.
Now, anyone with a half of a brain in their head would have taken that statement as a joke, intended to bait Hillary but not so say the Democrats. They believe that Trump was in actuality asking for the Russians to hack Hillary’s server. Of course, that would be impossible since Hillary had already wiped her server clean with what is called Bleachbit. She had also taken hammers to all of the cell phones that had been used during her time as Secretary of State. So it would not have been possible for the Russians to hack into Hillary’s server or her cell phones for that matter.
These facts are plain enough for even the densest politician to understand, but Democrats refuse to admit the truth. They are calling for Mueller to testify in front of Congress about what he may have left out of the 400-page report. They also seem to be hung up on the 3% of the report that was redacted. They want the Attorney General to release the full report, although he would have to violate several laws to do that.
But some Democrats say that it doesn’t matter if Trump did not collude with the Russians, he certainly obstructed justice and therefore should be impeached.
But for me, therein lies the rub. Since Mueller found that no crime had been committed, it seems reasonable that no obstruction of justice could take place. Now, I have heard several Democrat pundits say that it not true. They believe that a crime does not have to have been committed for someone to obstruct justice.
Let’s go down that rabbit hole for a minute. How, did Trump obstruct the investigation? Oh, he fired James Comey, that has to be obstruction. Forget for a moment, that a President can fire anyone that works for him, for any reason, or for no reason, did the firing of Comey in any way end the investigation? No, if anything it increased the scope of the investigation.
Did the President fire anyone on the Special Counsel’s payroll? Did the President fire the Special Counsel. The answer to both of those questions is a resounding NO!
Oh, it is true that the President was extremely frustrated by the investigation but not because he was guilty of anything. The Democrats and their henchmen, the news media used the investigation to detract from all of the good things that Donald Trump was trying to accomplish. In less than two years, this President had done things that his predecessor had said was impossible. He had created millions of jobs including hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs. Remember President Obama’s words, it would take a magic wand to bring back those jobs. Well, I suppose since President Trump did bring those jobs back that the Democrats would want a real witch hunt to find out where Donald Trump got his magic wand.
This morning it was announced that our GDP for the first quarter of 2019 was over 3%. Typically, the first quarter is the worst so we can assume that the annual number will be higher than that. This was also something that Mr. Obama had said was impossible, that we would never again see 3% GDP.
But instead of lauding these impossible accomplishments, the Democrats need something to mask them from the people that benefit for them. And that something is the Russian collusion, delusion. They will not let it die because if they do everyone will realize that Donald Trump is probably the best President that the United States has ever seen.