WASHINGTON: Now that the Mueller report has concluded that there was absolutely no collusion between President Trump and the Russians, America should rally in support of our president. While the Democrats are now focusing on some of Trump’s actions that they believe constitute obstruction of justice, legally there is no case.
It’s time for America to put this behind us and finally support a president who is taking just the actions that the country needs. History could view the Trump presidency as a turning point.
In 2016, the U.S. had suffered through a decade of economic stagnation, a loss of world leadership and what appeared to be a bleak future with little opportunity for all Americans.
Donald Trump is the President
Then the country elected Donald Trump to be the 45th president of the United States, a fact that Democrats refuse to accept. The Democrats are still like deer in the headlights because their candidate lost. From the time that Trump was declared the winner, the Dems fought to remove him from office.
It didn’t matter that there was no reason for his removal, so the Dems invented one: Trump concluded with the Russians.
After two years of an extremely thorough investigation by a team of lawyers who seemed to be more concerned with taking Trump down than finding the truth, Trump emerges cleanly.
As if to save face and justify their nearly two years plus $30 million investigations, Robert Mueller and his team, render a puzzling conclusion about obstruction. Despite being no crime to obstruct.
It was never Mueller’s job to “exonerate” the President.
The prosecutor’s job was to determine if there was sufficient evidence to file charges of obstruction against Trump. There either is or there isn’t. A suspect is either guilty or not guilty. Their job was not to prove innocence but rather to show enough evidence to find guilt. Mueller didn’t find sufficient evidence.
Strangely, Mueller did find 10 instances that could possibly be interpreted as reasons for finding Trump guilty of obstruction.
Yet all 10 depend on interpretation. For example, when Trump asks about firing Mueller due to a conflict of interest.
Trump went to his attorney Don McGahn, informing McGahn that he should fire Mueller. McGahn disagreed that there was a conflict of interest. Therefore, McGahn did not recommend the President fire Robert Mueller.
Apparently, Trump eventually agreed and the firing never happened. A process question does not equal obstruction.
In fact, a review of all 10 instances indicates two interpretations. Since a crime requires guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt” and since doubt exists, Mueller’s conclusion there was not sufficient evidence of obstruction stands.
Now we should all support the president.
History indicated nearly all special prosecutors result in some charges being filed against the original target. This fact weighed heavily on President Trump, especially considering he knew that there was no collusion with the Russians from anyone on his team.
President Trump literally carries the weight of the world on his broad shoulders. Adding to that weight were the problems with the economy, national security, immigration, and health care.
Many also believe that there is a severe problem with global warming resulting from climate change.
Trump who is a businessperson and not a politician, moved, as a businessperson would, to find solutions to these problems as quickly as possible regardless of political correctness.
He has to solve these problems knowing every Democrat in Congress would vote against his policies. That more than 90% of media coverage about his presidency is negative and there is a band of “never Trumpers” Republicans.
President Trump: Winning, despite Democrats obstruction
The results of his policies have been remarkable.
- The President convinced Congress to pass a tax cut that increased economic growth from the prior ten year average of about 2% up to about 3%.
- President Trump re-asserted America’s leadership in the world.
- US military has defeated ISIS in Syria.
- Meeting with Kim Jong Un, he was able to stop North Korea’s nuclear testing.
- He put sanctions on Russia in response to their election meddling.
- President Trump is fixing every trade deal the US has that is lopsided in favor of our trading partners, forcing every country to renegotiate the trade deals.
Additionally, President Trump nearly replaced the failed Affordable Care Act with a new health care law. That effort fell one vote short in the Senate due to Senator John McCain and Republican Never-Trumpers.
President Trump and US immigration policy.
True to form, Obama, GW Bush, Clinton, and HW Bush did not even attempt to fix the border or US immigration policies. But rather they were content to “kick the can down the road.”
Trump tried to secure the border, revise immigration policy and find a solution for the DACA children. However, the odds against him are overwhelming, then and now.
Now we should all concentrate on moving the country forward.
The Democrats have a unique opportunity, even though Republicans control the Senate. Dems control the House of Representatives and have a President with the mind of a Republican and the heart of a Democrat.
That means a compromise should be achievable on key issues.
Forget further investigation. Forget impeachment. In about 18 months, if Americans want Trump out of office they will have the chance to vote him out. In the meantime let’s put the needs of the country ahead of the needs of a political party. Let’s finally support our president.