With Robert Mueller out of the way, President Trump could strike back
WASHINGTON. Sunday was a red-letter day for the presidency of Donald J. Trump. In a letter to Congress, US Attorney General William Barr summarized the Trump/Russia report submitted to the Justice Department by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. In it, Barr obliterated the Democrat/Media narrative of the past two years: that President Trump conspired with Russia to deny Hillary Clinton the White House.
A letter to Congress
Trump/Russia collusion conclusion:
“The Special Counsel did not find that the Trump campaign, or anyone associated with it, conspired or coordinated with the Russian government… despite multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign.”
Regarding the charge President Trump engaged in obstruction of justice to impede the Russia investigation:
“The Special Counsel’s decision to describe the facts of his obstruction investigation without reaching any legal conclusions leaves it to the Attorney General to determine whether the conduct described in the report constitutes a crime… Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and I have concluded that the evidence developed during the Special Counsel’s investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense. Our determination was made without regard to, and is not based on, the constitutional considerations that surround the indictment and criminal prosecution of a sitting president.”
That last sentence is of special significance.
Read it again:
“Our determination was made without regard to, and is not based on, the constitutional considerations that surround the indictment and criminal prosecution of a sitting president.”
Many “legal experts” assured the talking heads of network and cable news that Mueller would likely get a sealed indictment to execute after Trump leaves office.
This was explained by CNN’s legal analyst Paul Callan:
“The issuance and sealing of the indictment would ‘toll’ the statute from expiring. The issuance of the indictment stops the clock, and the sealing may prevent evidence destruction or witness tampering until it can be tried. A viable prosecution would be possible even if circumstances such as the president’s reelection in 2020 prevent a prosecution until 2025.”
But AG Barr’s letter to Congress blew that notion clear out of the water:
“The report does not recommend any further indictments, nor did the Special Counsel obtain any sealed indictments that have yet to be made public.” (Emphasis added).
What do we know?
We know the Trump/Russia collusion narrative began in the Washington offices of opposition research firm Fusion GPS. Its main weapons were the unsubstantiated and salacious charges contained in the anti-Trump Steele dossier.
A dossier paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
We know the FBI used the dubious dossier as evidence to secure FISA warrants to spy on members of the Trump presidential campaign. A move that its Trump-hating former head of counterespionage, Peter Strzok, called an “insurance policy.”
Then there’s former CIA Director John Brennan.
The anti-Trump media fell head-over-heels in love with the former spymaster following his angry response to a joint press conference held by Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in July of 2018:
“Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes & misdemeanors.’ It was nothing short of treasonous… he is wholly in the pocket of Putin.”
Robert Mueller’s report proves Brennan a liar and political hack. One who used the gravitas bestowed on him by his intelligence credentials to wage a disinformation campaign against a duly-elected American president.
He knowingly did so on behalf of a corrupt Hillary Clinton, a corrupt Democratic Party, and the corrupt mainstream media.
In fact, the aforementioned “Americans” did more to “sow discord” among the American people than was achieved by any Russian operatives. Those whose alleged political antics in the 2016 presidential election never rose above the level of silly high school pranks.
What we need is a Democrat/Fusion GPS/Deep State collusion commission
Since it’s unlikely Congress – even a Republican-controlled Senate – will sanction investigations into the failed coup d’état against the Trump presidency, it falls to the chief executive to form a presidential commission. One that collects evidence and issues a detailed report – prior to the 2020 presidential election – that indicts the Democratic Party, Clinton campaign, FBI, and other Deep-State players in the court of public opinion.
It would likely galvanize support for Trump’s reelection bid. And might even help restore Republican control of the House of Representatives. But only if Republicans in Congress end their suicidal never-Trump resistance.
Top Image: President Trump shakes hands with
Attorney General William Barr. Photo: US Department of Justice via Wikipedia.