Eli Lake is right: The DOJ’s appointment of widely-respected former prosecutor Robert Mueller to lead the special inquiry into the Trump campaign’s potential collusion with Russia is a reprieve for a Trump Administration in crisis—a reprieve that it will almost certainly squander, but a reprieve nonetheless. How do we know? Because the responses from Trump’s most dogged critics on the Russia question betray a kind of anxiety about the Mueller appointment—an anxiety that the no-nonsense law enforcement wise man will lower the temperature in Washington without actually uncovering enough damaging material to bring down the President.
The Liberals should remember Ken Starr where he started in his investigation and where he ended up. Mueller may be led to Hillary´s e-mails, or her uranium deal with Russia or John & Tony Podesta´s big buck deals with Russia. And maybe to Seth Rich´s murder.
President Trump is not tired; he is not overworked, he is not confused, and furthermore he is not anything the media wants you to think. I´m 5 years older than he is and I am still working a full week and walking to work from the train. Only difference, I don´t have the huge load of crap the media puts on his back expecting him to tote it.
Young Willick (a senior at Stanford three short years ago) seems to share the antipathy toward President Trump. His writing highlights the Dems and GOPe’s concern that Mueller will not be able to do enough. That he will only deal with any illegal activity. That other contacts with Russia will somehow go unpunished. “Rats! Foiled again!”
Their desire for a “special counsel” (they like “special prosecutor” better because of the implication that crime(s) will be found) was based on their desire for an independent fishing trip into every corner of President Trump’s and his people’s lives. A witch hunt with no prior evidence of witches.
Do any of these people realize that in today’s world having “contact” with a country with which we are not at war is not a cause to upturn our country’s government? The name of the Russian ambassador keeps coming up, yet we have already heard that Kislyak is a social butterfly who meets with anybody and everybody…
This is about personal hate. Envy. Frustration that he won. We won. All of the more base things in humanity.
If the establishment would stop taking orders from Hillary, it would do everyone a great deal of good. The sinister players behind the scenes don´t care if there´s no crime. They just want to roll the, "Trump was under investigation", for the next midterms. However, the fact there won´t be any good outcome for the establishment will eclipse any benefits they expect to derive from the witch hunt, er investigation. The democrats might even try to fabricate evidence and that too will backfire.
If Trump is being investigated, then the investigation should include all past politicians also including Obama, and Bill and Hillary Clinton along with their staff people like John Podesta and Valerie Jarrett. There are certainly more things to see concerning the Clinton Foundation and Obama´s Iran "Deal" and they should be exposed and prosecuted for abuse of power and other crimes while in office.
Speaking of "Russian Influence" on the election, I´m looking forward to: 1) investigation of the Uranium One deal that depleted our reserves and enriched the Clinton Foundation; 2) the examination of the Seth Rich laptop to see who actually leaked Podesta´s proclivities for such things as "spirit cooking" and "alien disclosure" to WikiLeaks.
The only crime that seems to have been committed was all the hacking of the Democrats. Has anyone identified the hacker(s)? Until that is done, motive cannot be determined. Neither can collusion if any exists. All the lefties trying to tie Trump to Russia conveniently ignore this. The left wants to convict Trump without any crime. It doesn´t work that way.
If Mueller is impartial, the left should be very concerned. He can take the case in any direction that indicates crime. Not sure if Mueller will be impartial. Isn´t Mueller originally a Bush appointee? No love lost on Trump with regard to the Bushes.
Since it´s been many months now that NO information of any kind that has surfaced that Trump had any actions with the Russians that had any effect on the outcome of the election, it´s safe to say that there ISN´T any said information. What we here is the Dims screaming long and loud that they lost the election even after the "polls" told them that Hillary was a shoo in. They simply can´t get past the idea that American voters did see thing that they did. And with all of the mess that is going on now, has the Dims ever thought that just what might happen in the future? That a lot of American voters can see and what they are doing and why? That the Dims are essentially telling those voters that their vote doesn´t mean a thing? That those same voters just might turn on them even harder that they have done during the past 8 yrs? It´s something that they should consider.
"almost certainly squander" - you are giving in to the literary standards of the swamp, where every editorial column includes a damnation of POTUS, preferably freshly worded. it is just cowardly and weak. do not give in. their standards are low and wrong. Does Camille Paglia have to instruct you in courage? do not include the ritual epithet against potus. leave it out. it is not true, it is cliche, it is weak.
Perhaps the #nevertrump Globalist free trader CON-servative CON-stitutionalists will find a conscience and repent from opposing the President that can - and will - save out indispensable Nation.
For your information, Russia is no longer Communist and is about the sole Christian state in the world.
Russia good, Alger Hiss bad. Trump good, Obama bad. America First good, NeverTrumper Globalism bad. Nationalism good, Swamp bad.
Do not miss the Trump Train for your own good. Our beloved President Trump will give you prosperity, fracking, coal mining, oil pipelines, less regulation, repeal of a Obamacare taxes, 15% business tax, 10% repatriation tax, no death tax, no common core, local education, deport foreign drug and sex traffickers, enforce existing laws and much more, including defeating women with Vagina hats.
I stand with President Trump 100% because he is the great American Hope, and so can you if you love our USA. Consider this your last chance, circle your wagons, and stand athwart this Communist coup d´etat. This salon is a microcosm of the existential struggle taking place presently in our Nation. Stand up and be counted. We won and now is the moment to exert our will and reverse the tragic Obama legacy.
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