WASHINGTON: Capitol Hill Democrats have told anyone who will listen that Robert Mueller’s Russia-collusion report contains everything necessary to impeach President Trump. And their media allies say that the “walls are closing in” on the president due to their many hyped collusion “bombshell” reports. In the lead-up to Mueller’s congressional testimony last Wednesday, the same media said that his words would serve as the cherry atop the impeachment pie. He was there as a useful idiot, supporting Democrats’ one-sided ideology, promising to destroy Donald Trump.
He was to be their savior
But Mueller sounded as evasive to some Republican queries as Hillary Clinton when questioned by the FBI. In her case, forgetfulness is a reflexive defense against criminality. In Mueller’s case, you can chalk it up to age, illness or – gasp! – profound ignorance.
But Mueller’s a Republican
Mueller is, the Democrats, and the media often remind us, a Republican with a stellar reputation. However last Wednesday it became apparent that this adulation is the kind afforded certain Republicans. Those dwelling among Washington’s elite swamp creatures.
That afforded useful idiots. Or in Mueller’s case, that of your average doddering, old Republican.
The Washington Post reveals that 13 of Mueller’s 17-member Russia-collusion investigators were Democrats. Andrew Weissman, for instance, donated $6,600 to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential efforts and attended her New York City victory party that wasn’t.
But the Post attempted to alleviate conservative fears.
“Robert S. Mueller III, who heads the team, is a longtime registered Republican. He was appointed by another Republican, Rod J. Rosenstein, whom Trump nominated as deputy attorney general.”
Ignore the portion of that sentence before the word “but.”
“But publicly available voter registration information shows that 13 of the 17 members of Mueller’s team have previously registered as Democrats, while four had no affiliation or their affiliation could not be found.”
As forgetful as Hillary Clinton
Mueller’s inability to remember much of what was in his written report indicates that he, for all intents and purposes, was a clueless Republican figurehead, a human shield the Democrats deployed to hide their legal chicanery.
Mueller reiterated that his investigation revealed no evidence of collusion or obstruction by President Trump, but that these determinations fall short of exonerating the president.
Legal scholars note the doctrine of “guilty until proven innocent” is foreign to American jurisprudence.
The “presumption of innocence” is the cornerstone of our legal system.
Although Mueller stammered and apparently suffered from confusion throughout much of his testimony, he was clear on a new legal theory. A theory concocted by the Clinton donors on the Special Counsel’s team. He laid it out in response to a question from Rep. John Ratcliffe:
“Can you give an example, other than Donald Trump, where the Justice Department determined an investigated person was not exonerated because their innocence was not conclusively determined?”
“I cannot, but this is a unique situation.”
In other words, the presumption of innocence applies to all 350 million souls in America save one: Donald J. Trump.
If any of the other 350-million citizens were subjected to such treatment, including their accusers’ attempts to gain access to their private tax returns and transcripts of accusations made against them in secret grand jury deliberations, law firms would line up to represent them in slam-dunk harassment lawsuits.
But the Democratic fixation with Trump is, as Mueller observed in a surprisingly clear-headed moment, “a unique situation.”
Democrats’ “unique” targeting
And this unique form of targeted legal harassment is what Jerry Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, says he intends to advance. He’ll do it despite Mueller’s dismal failure to justify continuing with it.
“The report presents very substantial evidence that the president is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors, and we have to present, or let Mueller present those facts to the American people and then see where we go from there because that administration must be held accountable and no president can be above the law.”
An old standard is new again
The Democrats may apply their new legal standard – guilty until proven innocent – uniquely to Trump, but it has the ring of familiarity. In his book “Show Trials: Stalinist Purges in Eastern Europe, 1948-1954,” author George H. Hodos could be describing the Democrats’ extralegal fixation with Trump:
“The show trial is a propaganda arm of political terror. Its aim is to personalize an abstract political enemy, to place it in the dock in flesh and blood and, with the aid of a perverted system of justice, to transform abstract political-ideological differences into easily intelligible common crimes. It both incites the masses against the evil embodied by the defendants and frightens them away from supporting any potential opposition.”
Winning is Trump’s only crime
Trump’s great crime is that he emulated Texas Ranger Francis Augustus Hamer. He’s the man who hunted down and ended the murderous crime spree of Bonnie and Clyde.
Hamer brought down the criminal pair with rounds from a Remington Model 8. Trump ended the political ambitions of power crime couple Hillary and Bill with the high-caliber votes of those American “deplorables” they and never-Trump Republicans deeply loath.
The useful idiots of the GOP
However, this may do much to explain “Republican” Robert Mueller’s aid in facilitating a Stalinist revision to ancient British common law tradition and American jurisprudence.
Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin had his useful idiots within the West. Democrats have theirs among an inarticulate and tremulous GOP.
A GOP that without Trump is as mentally foggy and devoid of purpose as that stammering, useful idiot of a Republican, Robert Mueller.
Top Image: Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies before Congress. C-SPAN screen capture.