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Your Daily Reminder That Mueller’s Investigation is Doomed

At this point, Robert Mueller could find authentic video of Vladamir Putin whispering sweet communist nothings into the ear of Donald Trump while both were shirtless and putting a pin into a Hillary Clinton voodoo doll, and half of America would believe that Trump was being set up by a malicious, politicized Special Counsel. Mueller’s credibility has been lost and the latest revelation cements it:

A senior Justice Department official demoted last week for concealing his meetings with the men behind the anti-Trump “dossier” had even closer ties to Fusion GPS, the firm responsible for the incendiary document, than have been disclosed, Fox News has confirmed: The official’s wife worked for Fusion GPS during the 2016 election.

Contacted by Fox News, investigators for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) confirmed that Nellie H. Ohr, wife of the demoted official, Bruce G. Ohr, worked for the opposition research firm last year. The precise nature of Mrs. Ohr’s duties – including whether she worked on the dossier – remains unclear but a review of her published works available online reveals Mrs. Ohr has written extensively on Russia-related subjects. HPSCI staff confirmed to Fox News that she was paid by Fusion GPS through the summer and fall of 2016.

Mueller’s team, including Mueller himself, is a who’s who of lefty politicos. They went to Hillary’s victory rally (that didn’t happen.) They are married to or sleeping with lefties with a shared and stated hatred of Donald Trump. They are married to people working for Fusion GPS who paid for the Steele dossier at the behest of the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC.

The Trump voter is supposed to watch this investigation and have faith in the process. As information comes out about the myriad conflicts of interest within the investigative team, obvious leaks spring up in places like CNN fraught with anti-Trump team innuendo. They garner eye rolls from everyone not named Louise Mench.

If the Mueller investigation has accomplished one thing, it’s been to reveal how incestuous The Swamp really is. Between marriage, affairs, money exchanging hands, the FBI, DOJ, Fusion GPS, the media, and Mueller’s team work so well together because they are literally together. They’re together in their political point of view. They’re together in their belief that Trump is evil. They were together in their attempt to be With Her.

This approach is backfiring. Even the key players are contemplating that maybe it was a mistake to use their power and authority to undermine a possible future president.  Ex-CIA chief Michael Morell says this to Politico:

But I was so deeply concerned about what a Trump presidency might look like from a national security perspective, and believed that there was such a gap between Secretary Clinton and Donald Trump with regard to how well they would protect the country, that I thought it extremely important to come out and say that.


But I don’t think I fully thought through the implications.

And one of the ways I’ve thought about that, Susan, is—okay, how did Donald Trump see this? Right? And from—it’s very important—one of the things we do as intelligence analysts is make sure that our guy—the president—understands the other guy. Right?

So, let’s put ourselves here in Donald Trump’s shoes. So, what does he see? Right? He sees a former director of CIA and a former director of NSA, Mike Hayden, who I have the greatest respect for, criticizing him and his policies. Right? And he could rightfully have said, “Huh, what’s going on with these intelligence guys?” Right?

Glasser: It embroiders his narrative.

Morell: Exactly. And then he sees a former acting director and deputy director of CIA criticizing him and endorsing his opponent. And then he gets his first intelligence briefing, after becoming the Republican nominee, and within 24 to 48 hours, there are leaks out of that that are critical of him and his then-national security advisor, Mike Flynn.

And so, this stuff starts to build, right? And he must have said to himself, “What is it with these intelligence guys? Are they political?” The current director at the time, John Brennan, during the campaign occasionally would push back on things that Donald Trump had said.

So, when Trump talked about the Iran nuclear deal being the worst deal in the history of American diplomacy, and he was going to tear it up on the first day—John Brennan came out publicly and said, “That would be an act of folly.” So, he sees current sitting director pushing back on him. Right?

Then he becomes president, and he’s supposed to be getting a daily brief from the moment he becomes the president-elect. Right? And he doesn’t. And within a few days, there’s leaks about how he’s not taking his briefing. So, he must have thought—right?—that, “Who are these guys? Are these guys out to get me? Is this a political organization? Can I think about them as a political organization when I become president?”

So, I think there was a significant downside to those of us who became political in that moment. So, if I could have thought of that, would I have ended up in a different place? I don’t know. But it’s something I didn’t think about.

A top level spy didn’t think about the implications of monkeying with an election, the American election. He didn’t think through how the possible President would interpret his behavior? Seriously? What mistakes did this man make in his spy activities overseas if he didn’t consider the consequences of his actions here?

Here’s the thing about Mike Morell and the Fusion GPS, CIA, FBI, DOJ crew: They never thought Donald Trump would be elected. Spouting off in the New York Times had no downside because Hillary would win. Coming out in the New York Times could only help someone like Mike Morell with his future ambitions.

He wasn’t alone. James Comey played both sides against the middle. Sally Yate’s minions at Justice acted with impunity, meeting with Fusion GPS without regard to appearances or decency because they knew Hillary would win. Their behavior would win them promotions and awards. Every one of these toadies all the way to Peter Strzok at the FBI knew that Hillary would be the next president and greasing the skids would help her win more easily, and therefore, help their own career prospects.

Mueller assembled this compromised team of Trump-haters. He knew who they were because they travelled in the same circles with the same world view. Every charge he manufactures/discovers will be viewed through the lens of bias and prejudice.

It’s over. The Swamp charade is over. Mueller’s credibility is gone. What a disappointing embarrassment.


More on this topic:

Who is Christopher Steele?

Questions for Peter Strzok.

Obama’s Bureaucratic Rot

The Mike Flynn Nothingburger



Melissa Mackenzie
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Melissa Mackenzie is Publisher of The American Spectator. Melissa commentates for the BBC and has appeared on Fox. Her work has been featured at The Guardian, PJ Media, and was a front page contributor to RedState. Melissa commutes from Houston, Texas to Alexandria, VA. She lives in Houston with her two sons, one daughter, and two diva rescue cats. You can follow Ms. Mackenzie on Twitter: @MelissaTweets.
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