Three Ways Robert Mueller Can Redeem Himself
CNN and The New York Times are reporting new details about the raid of President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen. According to inside sources, the warrant that permitted the FBI to go on a search and seize mission at Cohen’s office and hotel room outlined potential charges of bank fraud and wire fraud as well as a search for information relating to Stormy Daniels, another Playboy girl who supposedly had an affair with Trump, and the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape that threatened to derail Trump’s campaign in the last month of the election.
None of this, as you can see from these reports, has anything to do with the question of whether or not Donald Trump or his associates collaborated with the Russian government during the 2016 election.
Ostensibly, Special Counsel Robert Mueller agrees; this operation was carried out by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and has no specific relation to Mueller’s Russia probe. That’s what we’re to believe, anyway.
But Trump’s associates, the president himself, and anyone who is working with more than one brain cell knows that is a farce. Mueller knew he could not legally defend a raid of Cohen’s office, so he handed it off to another prosecutor in the hopes that he could find a backdoor channel into Trump’s private communications with his longtime, trusted lawyer. And don’t hand us any of that crap about special FBI agents being tasked to read the material and separate privileged attorney-client messages from those pertaining to the case. We’re not buying it for a second. We’ve seen too much chicanery out of the Justice Department over the last two years.
As far as we’re concerned, Mueller’s investigation has run its course. If it is to proceed now in the same manner that it has proceeded for the last year, it can only be deemed a partisan fraud investigation whose only aim is to bring down a duly-elected President of the United States. If this were truly a search for the truth, Mueller would have been able to come up with something by now – ANYTHING – to prove that the Trump campaign crossed the line with Russian contacts. We’ve gotten nothing. We can only assume that’s because there IS nothing.
There now remains only three ways that Robert Mueller can redeem himself.
One, he can produce evidence that President Donald Trump and/or his top advisors willingly and knowingly colluded with Putin’s henchmen in an attempt to swing the 2016 election.
Two, he can wrap up his investigation in a timely manner, exonerate the president and his campaign from the charges looming in the liberal cloud, and let this country move on from this dark chapter in our history.
Three, he can continue the investigation…BUT…he can do so by beginning to open up his inquiry – not to every ludicrous unrelated-to-Russia ethical question he can throw at the wall, but by turning his focus to the mountain of evidence that points to serious dysfunction and corruption within the Justice Department itself.
We’re not holding our breath for 1 or 3, but there is still an opportunity for Mueller to choose Door Number Two. He’ll disappoint a lot of Democrats, but hey, this won’t be the first time they’ve counted their chickens before they’ve hatched. They should be getting used to it.