Mueller Madness: Some Takeaways
Melissa Mackenzie
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Here’s a link to the Mueller Report if you’d like to read it for yourself.  Mueller Report.

This will be a brief summary, in no particular order, of some of the takeaways.

 

      1. The Media has lost what’s left of its collective mind. Like a madman in a straight-jacket locked in a padded room, they’re bouncing around furious, frustrated, and frothing at the mouth. Their whole raison d’etre for the last two years poof, gone.

      2. The Democrats aren’t doing so well either. Adam Schiff has announced that he’s going to bring Mueller to testify:

        Whether that will happen is an open question. Angered Dems are not going to want to let this go.

      3. The Mueller team really, really wanted to find evidence of collusion. In the Report, several key points about the entrapment meetings at the Trump Tower are mischaracterized. Sean Davis of the Federalist has an excellent Twitter thread explaining. I’m including the first Tweet here, but you can go read the rest:

        The conclusion? The Mueller Team had to omit facts and and imply and still couldn’t prove that Trump or anyone on his team (yes, including Paul Manafort) colluded with Russia.

      4. Trump was honestly angry about the investigation and might have obstructed it if he could. Here’s a thread by an attorney explaining the various possible instances of obstruction:

        Here’s the thing, though. To anyone outside the political environment, Trump’s actions seem like the moves of an innocent man. An innocent man wants to scream from the hilltops his innocence. He’s afraid of people saying something wrong and that wrong thing being misconstrued and harming him. And he’s right to worry about it. Inside of D.C., though, a President isn’t supposed to react normally. He’s supposed to be above  the fray and be content that his political enemies are seeking dirt to ruin him.

      5. BuzzFeed was wrong over and over again. Exhibit “A”: the charge that Trump instructed Michael Cohen to lie. He didn’t.

      6. Far from being the incompetent boobs, the media likes to portray them as, President Trump’s advisors often saved him from his worst instincts. They’re not stupid and have served him well. There is no doubt that the President is mercurial and difficult when he feels like he’s being hounded. His advisors have his best interests at heart and took steps to protect him.
      7. Eric Swallwell is calling for the resignation of Attorney General Barr. In case you don’t know who Swallwell is: he’s the Representative from California running for President who wants to jail gun owners.
      8. Trump did not assert Executive Privilege before he or his team saw the report. He could have. He didn’t.
      9. “Is there another precedent for it?” AG Barr is not taking any guff from the media:

      10. Carter Page was wrongly maligned and financially ruined and received one line in the Mueller Report:
      11. Never Trumpers are devastated.

        In a just world, political opposition using the force of the FISA process and the leaders of the intelligence community would not use oppo research to justify an investigation meant to ruin a President’s ability to govern. Yet, here we are.

No doubt, there will be more to come from all this, but it will be noise.

AG Barr’s initial summary stands. There was no collusion with Russia and obstruction is difficult to prove.

Will the Democrats and Media (but I repeat myself) let it go? Not likely.

Will the Democrats attempt to Impeach the President? Possibly. It would be political suicide. They’re not content to have destroyed the President’s momentum his first two years in office. They’re not satisfied with besmirching the character of innocent people. They want Trump to pay. But implied obstruction is weak sauce when the American people have been told for two years that President Trump was Vladimir Putin’s pet.

Tellingly, though outraged, the media is moving on. Their record in the last couple years of flat out lying is alarming. They’ve inflamed racial divisions due to misreporting police-criminal conflict. They’ve inflamed hatred toward anyone wearing a MAGA hat including innocent high school kids. They successfully convinced Americans who received a refund, that they’re paying more in taxes. They’ve believed, against all evidence, that the President of the United States was working as a foreign agent. It’s absurd and insane and they succeeded in convincing their viewers of the lie.

The Mueller investigation was a loss for America. It created a nation of conspiracy theorists. It poisoned politics further. What a mess.

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 a Ragdoll cat. You can follow Ms. Mackenzie on Twitter: @MelissaTweets.
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