This is an All-Out Assault on the Will of the People
In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul – who has never gone out of his way to be a “Trump loyalist” – said that there was something despicable and wrong about the FBI’s raid of the president’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.
“Going after someone’s personal attorney is a great overstep, I think, in the authority of the prosecutor,” said Paul. “This is why I have opposed having special prosecutors for almost anything. We never should have had Mueller in the first place. We’ve given too much power to a prosecutor who’s no longer looking at Russia. He’s looking at some kind of personal dealings with the president’s lawyer.”
Trump’s liberal critics will note that the raid into Cohen’s home and office was carried out at the behest of the U.S. Attorney in New York, but that’s as flimsy a cover story as we’ve seen in a long time. Mueller had no choice but to admit publicly that he referred the matter to the U.S. Attorney – a matter that appears to concern payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels. Like Paul said, this brings us to the question: What the hell does any of this have to do with Russian interference in our election?
Two facts are now on the table: The raid of any American citizen’s personal lawyer is an act of such aggression and hostility that the burden of criminal evidence much be overwhelming to justify it. And second, the inquiry into Cohen’s payments to a porn star and a Playboy Playmate have jack-all to do with Moscow’s election meddling.
So what are we to do with these facts? Well, perhaps the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI will be able to convince us that there was, indeed, an overwhelming reason that justified their search and seizure at Cohen’s office and hotel room. So all we can do for the time being on that score is wait and see what the future holds.
As for the other, you’re not going to tell us that Mueller’s fingerprints aren’t all over this latest move. And that means that he is WAY off the reservation when it comes to his mandate. He was not appointed to go in search of any wrongdoing Donald J. Trump has ever engaged in over the course of his 70 years on the planet – he was appointed to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election.
But that’s just the thing. There WAS no collusion, as the House Intelligence Committee has already determined. And if you don’t buy their decision, just look at where we are. We’re standing here, a full TWO YEARS after the FBI launched this investigation, and they haven’t found ANY evidence to support this outlandish conspiracy theory. None at all! That is the ultimate indication that there really is nothing there.
This is no longer about a search for truth, if ever it was. This has become an all-out assault on the presidency of Donald Trump, and by extension, an all-out assault on the will of the people.