Impeachment just left town with Slim and None
Was it all one big cover-up?
Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler and their Democrat(ic) colleagues are suffering from flash burns. They smell of cordite. Their carefully coifed hair is singed. The power ties are smoldering. Vulnerable Democrats first elected last year are pleading “Stop, already!”
Be careful what you ask for. America did, indeed, get a closer look at Robert Mueller’s report on Russian collusion; What they saw was an empty suitcase.
To the Democrats’ dismay, for the old narrative of Trump/Russian collusion, the Mueller hearing substituted FBI/Hillary collusion.
The special counsel’s “befuddled” testimony suggests that the real Manchurian candidate, manipulated by other forces, was not Donald Trump after all. It was Robert Mueller III.
Was it an inside job?
We learned that Mueller’s crew was populated exclusively by long-time FBI and Justice Department hands and Democrat(ic) party donors — in many cases, both. Peter Strozek was only the most egregious Trump hater, the one who got caught.
That institutional crew early on made the calculated decision to shelter the FBI, the Justice Department … and leading Democrats from any scrutiny of their own .. involvement with 2016 Russian election interference.
So says Kimberley Strassel in her Wall Street Journal piece, “What Mueller was trying to hide”:
The most notable aspect of the Mueller report was always what it omitted: the origins of this mess. Christopher Steele’s dossier was central to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s probe, the basis of many of the claims of conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia. Yet the Mueller authors studiously wrote around the dossier, mentioning it only in perfunctory terms. The report ignored Mr. Steele’s paymaster, Fusion GPS, and its own ties to Russians. It also ignored Fusion’s paymaster, the Clinton campaign, and the ugly politics behind the dossier hit job. …
Mr. Mueller claimed he couldn’t answer questions about the dossier because it “predated” his tenure and is the subject of a Justice Department investigation. These excuses are disingenuous. Nearly everything Mr. Mueller investigated predated his tenure …
Was Steele dossier itself Russian disinformation?
How could a special-counsel investigation into “Russia’s interference” have any credibility if it failed to look into whether the Steele dossier was itself disinformation from Moscow? Mr. Steele acknowledges that senior Russian officials were the source of his dossier’s claims of an “extensive conspiracy.” Given that no such conspiracy actually existed, Rep. Gaetz asked: “Did Russians really tell that to Christopher Steele, or did he just make it up and was he lying to the FBI?”
Mr. Mueller surreally responded: “As I said earlier, with regard to Steele, that is beyond my purview.”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: The worm has turned. This Mueller business is making the attempted Kavanaugh lynching look like Boys’ Town.Next up: A.G. Barr and Inspector General Horowitz.