CRISIS: Robert Mueller’s Going to Keep Digging Until He Finds Something
In a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times on Wednesday, President Trump said that while he had no immediate plans of firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, he would be none-too-happy if Mueller’s investigation moved beyond the scope of his mandate. Asked if Mueller would be stepping over a red line by delving into the Trump business and the president’s personal finances, Trump said that would be a “violation” of his duties. The Times then asked if he would consider firing Mueller if the investigation opened itself up to that dimension, to which the president said, “I can’t answer that question because I don’t think it’s going to happen.”
But the Times clearly was baiting Trump, because later that evening they published a story revealing that Mueller was INDEED looking into Trump’s business history and his personal financial transactions throughout his life as a private citizen.
On Thursday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, “The president has been clear that he has no financial dealings with Russia and he thinks the investigation should stay within the confines of Russian election meddling and nothing beyond that.”
Unfortunately, it was obvious from the outset that Robert Mueller’s mandate was NEVER “investigate this and only this and just see where the facts lead you.” He’s not there to deliver a sense of justice for the American people. He’s there as a ready and willing emissary of the Democratic Party and he has only one mission: To bring down the president of the United States by any means necessary. Why else would he have, days after taking the job, immediately begun staffing his office with Democrat donors and prosecutors who have worked closely with the Obamas and Clintons for years? This is exactly what Trump always said it was: A witch hunt. And if you’re a student of history, you know that witch hunts don’t end until you burn some witches. And if you don’t find any witches, you start making them up.
Mueller is out to get Trump, and he’s not going to let a lack of evidence of criminal collusion keep him from fulfilling that goal. He will expand and expand, drawing his investigation in ever-widening concentric circles until he finds something – ANYTHING – that will let him bring criminal charges against someone in the Trump orbit, if not the president himself. His business is to politically destroy President Trump, even if it means keeping this investigation open (and the leaks flowing) for the next seven years.