For more than two years we endured the horrible evil of the Mueller probe. The Hillary Clinton campaign had funneled $5.6 million to the Perkins Coie law firm, and they retained the services of Fusion GPS, which then hired Christopher Steele to compile a dossier on Donald Trump, the GOP candidate. Steele produced 35 pages of undocumented memos. He provided the “dossier” to Fusion, and they to the partner at Perkins Coie. Meanwhile, from within a corroded Deep State segment within the FBI, other falsifications bubbled up, all leading to allegations that the Trump campaign had conspired with “the Russians” to defeat Hillary and to win the 2016 presidential election. That is why all Trump voters elected him — because Putin tricked us into abandoning the Hillary that we all love so dearly but never elect.
Perhaps one day we even will learn the role played by the Obama White House in fostering the Big Lie.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a truly fabulous United States senator from Alabama and former United States attorney and a previous state attorney general, found himself a notch above his pay grade — the classic Peter principle at play — and recused himself from looking into the nonsensical charges of Russian collusion. The next thing we all knew, Robert Mueller was named special counsel to investigate the Russian collusion charge. Mueller then proceeded to chase his tail for two years, with a team of Democrat prosecutors including one notoriously infamous for traversing across accepted rules of prosecutorial conduct, and tied up the country for some two years investigating the Russian Collusion That Never Was.
To keep himself and his team busy, and to emerge with at least something, Mueller’s gang ended up charging, prosecuting, and gaining convictions of peripheral players, nailing them on process crimes and even destroying the lives of former Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, an American patriot, and Paul Manafort, whose real crime was being the Trump campaign manager who (i) set the campaign on its tracks and on solid footing (pick your Manafort metaphor), (ii) nailed down the delegates needed to secure the Trump nomination over Ted Cruz before the convention began, and (iii) saw through a successful presidential convention that avoided disruption, challenges to delegates, and defied predictions of chaos. Once targeted for those three crimes against humanity, Manafort became the target of enhanced full-court-press scrutiny that uncovered real tax-related and other financial crimes, a jacket made of ostrich, and other things that never would have emerged had he not helped elect Trump.
It was a terrible time for America. Even now, Roger Stone is being persecuted as perhaps the last victim of the purge and the search for the Russian Collusion That Never Was. In all, Mueller put America through 675 days, 19 attorneys; 40 FBI agents, intelligence analysts, forensic accountants, and other professional staff; $25.2 million, 2,800 subpoenas, almost 500 search warrants, 230 orders for communications records, 13 requests to foreign governments for evidence, and some 500 witnesses, with 34 people (26 of them Russians) and three companies indicted or pleading guilty to anything and everything except for Trump campaign–Russian collusion. In the epic conclusion, Mueller himself came to testify before the House of Representatives, then the latest in a long series of anti-Trump witnesses who had begun the 116th Session of Congress with the epic testimony of its very first witness, Michael “Cash Cab” Cohen, for whose rent and living expenses we pay while he domiciles as a tenant of the United States Government Bureau of Prisons, now residing securely in Otisville, New York.
If Game of Thrones fans were disappointed by that show’s final season and especially by its concluding episode, that dismay did not approach the flop of Mueller’s closing act, billed as the grand climactic scene concluding the drama that had been promoted by his Democrat cheering squad and bolstered for two years by the Corrupt Journalist Corps. He proved a dud, suitable for a turn as a Joe Biden running mate, lost in space. He had nothing. Did not know his own report. Could not point to any collusion. At best, all he could suggest was a whisper of “obstruction of justice,” which was so empty and weak that, well — when was the last time you heard the Democrats or their associated Corrupt Journalist Corps touting Mueller as a source for obstruction?
If Mueller wasted all our time and so much of our money — because, at the end of the day, we suckers are the ones who pay the $25.2 million bill — he did leave behind one lasting contribution. He was the last echo of the boy who cried “wolf” one time too many.
Had there been no Steele dossier and no Strzok–Page–McCabe and no Comey–Brennan–Clapper and no Omarosa and no Avenatti and no Kavanaugh-Raped-Everyone and no Michael Cohen and no never-ending stream of conspiracy stories among the Democrats and the Corrupt Journalist Corps, then this Ukraine Thing might have had some legs. Even if not — because it really withers once a person objectively has read the telephone call transcript — it would have been a striking accusation against a president on the eve of a reelection campaign.
But the Corrupt Journalist Corps and the Democrats for whom they work overplayed their hands. Sure, of course, the anti-Trump Left and the politically partisan Democrats and what is left of the Never Trumpers in the GOP all are convinced that Trump should be replaced. But they have been toeing that line from before he entered the Oval Office. For the rest of America, so much of the air already has been deflated from the balloon. It really does not much matter anymore what this Schiff witness or that Schiff witness is going to say. We all are used to the drill, are sick and tired of it, and simply are amazed at how much Trump has accomplished in an environment of nonstop character assassination aimed at paralyzing his executive branch and his agencies with one conspiracy theory after another nonstop for three years.
CNN surely will find each day’s anti-Trump testimony “stunning”/“breathtaking”/“shocking”/“bombshells.” But they said the same about Blasey-Ford or whatever her name was. And they had Avenatti, or whatever his name was, on their TV channel a zillion times, having to share him with MSNBC, even presenting him as a formidable candidate for the presidency of the United States. And today perhaps Avenatti is discussing with Michael Cohen which guy gets to sleep on the right side of the cell and which on the left.
So we have been through the drill too many times to take deep interest anymore. The president has the right to fire any ambassador who does not support his agenda, so who cares that he fired some anti-Trumper in the Ukraine embassy, Marie Yovanovitch or whatever her name is? Frankly, we elected him to fire her, whatever her name is. Was she so deeply embedded in the embassy that she did not catch the chants back in America to “Drain the Swamp”? That was the whole idea of 2016: we wanted people like her thrown out of the foreign service and sent off to host an MSNBC show. If anything, we eagerly await the firings of hundreds more Marie Yovanovitches, or whatever their names are, who comprise the vast unelected Deep State within the State Department, advancing agendas that we did not vote for.
In the same vein, we do not care what Alexander Vindman thought about Trump’s call. That’s not how American presidents talk to world leaders? Well — tough luck and too bad, Vindman. We elected an annoying, brusque, uncouth guy to shake up Washington, D.C., and to shake up our foreign relationships. We did not want another pretender who gets cheered by masses in Berlin. We wanted a “tough noogies” guy who would talk turkey to Turkey, would not hesitate to break some chinaware in staring down the trade cheaters and intellectual-property thieves of China, and would send a new message to Europe in approximately these words: “You can save your Nobel Peace Prizes for Obama and Arafat because I don’t want or need them; I just want you to pay your damned NATO bills.”
And he likewise had a message for the Ukraine president that translates in common parlance along these lines:
Look, Mr. Zelensky, you’re a new guy in this mess. We have in common that neither of us is a politician, and we both were TV celebrities. So maybe, for once, your crooked country has a guy who is not corrupt running the country. Maybe you are an honest guy. Fine, me too. But — nothing personal, Volodymyr — the people in your country are so unbelievably corrupt that you guys there actually mess us up in America here. I’m not blaming you personally, but consider it from our point of view. Like, what, you Crainians just expect us just to fork our millions over to you, while you guys then use that money to line your own pockets, send cash to secret Swiss accounts in your names, and then you just go around bribing crooks from our country like the Bidens? Well, I am the new sheriff in town. No more Obama garbage. No more corruption, at least not with our money. Remember how Obama would not give you weapons to defend yourselves from Putin and the Russians? Well, I will. But I also frankly do not even know the full extent of the all the garbage you guys have been pulling on us, like bribing the Bidens by funneling $50,000 a month to the vice president’s son, a bum whom we threw out of our Navy for cocaine use and who has no conceivable skills meriting $600,000 a year sitting on the board of an energy company. So here’s the deal, Voldemort. I’m new in this job, and you’re new. We both came in clean, pledging to clean out corruption and drain the swamp. So let’s you and me get started on the right foot. Do me a favor, from one swamp-drainer to another, and go and drain your swamp, will ya? Investigate what went on in 2016 with you guys and our elections. Look into the Biden bribery and corruption. That prosecutor of yours who was closing in on the Bidens — was he fired because he was a rotten apple or did we Americans manipulate our funding leverage to take him down? And, regardless if so, was Burisma legitimately paying Biden $600,000 a year? And what other junk were your predecessors doing to mess up our 2016 elections? Would you do me that favor, to look into it and get back to me?
And the Ukrainian said, “Da.” End of story. Kinets Istoriyi.
For most Americans who will vote in 2020, Mueller’s Russian collusion probe is the great gift that negated this latest iteration of Impeach Trump 2016. We have heard “wolf” cried too often before. Collusion with Russians is everywhere. Just ask yet another Russian asset, Tulsi Gabbard, recently exposed by the patriot Hillary Clinton, “queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long.” And as Tulsi described Hillary, so we all regard Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff, personifications of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long.