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Monday, March 25, 2019


Over the weekend, Attorney General Willam Barr released a summary of the two year "witch hunt" conducted by Robert Mueller and his team. Mueller's intent was to find evidence, any evidence, that would lead to impeachment proceedings against a president whose victory in 2016 the Washington elites could not accept. He was unable to do so. In essence, Barr's summary indicates that Trump did not commit any crimes. Of course, that's really no surprise to anyone who isn't blinded by Trump Derangement Syndrome.

In his four page summary, Barr wrote:
The report explains that the Special Counsel and his staff thoroughly investigated allegations that members of the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump, and others associated with it, conspired with the Russian government in its efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, or sought to obstruct the related federal investigations. In the report, the Special Counsel noted that, in completing his investigation, he employed 19 lawyers who were assisted by a team of approximately 40 FBI agents, intelligence analysts, forensic accountants, and other professional staff. The Special Counsel issued more than 2,800 subpoenas, executed nearly 500 search warrants, obtained more than 230 orders for communication records, issued almost 50 orders authorizing use of pen registers, made 13 requests to foreign governments for evidence, and interviewed approximately 500 witnesses.
Predictably, "more than 2,800 subpoenas, executed nearly 500 search warrants, obtained more than 230 orders for communication records, issued almost 50 orders authorizing use of pen registers, made 13 requests to foreign governments for evidence, and interviewed approximately 500 witnesses" is not enough for the Democrats, who in their continuing Trump derangement will spend the next two years continuing to "investigate." Have at it.

Looking like deer in headlights with a few close to tears, the trained hamsters in the main stream media (TDS members all) are not sure how to proceed. All of the claims of irrefutable evidence of "collusion" (inveterate liar Adam Schiff comes to mind) have now evaporated, with no apologies forthcoming. Blustering Dems like Gerald Nadler tell us that the investigations will continue, but of what? Democratic Appointees for state Attorney Generals in blue states like NY will conduct their own witch hunts.

I wonder if they'll investigate the soft coup that involved senior members of the FBI And intelligence communities or maybe obstruction of justice by Hillary Clinton after she destroyed evidence design her email scandal? Not. A. Chance.

All of this has been and continues to be a travesty.

And all because the Dems cannot accept the clear and irrefutable fact that 60 million-plus citizens did not agree with their policies, their world view, or their demonization of their opponents. Those citizens voted the other way.

Bottom line: Americans don't like sore losers, and if the Dems insist on continuing this lunacy, the result in 2020 will be exactly the same as it was in 2016.


Michael Goodwin comments further:
... Mueller, after conducting the most exhaustive test ever of election integrity, reached this stunning conclusion: “The Special Counsel did not find that any US person or Trump campaign official or associate conspired or knowingly coordinated” with Russians “despite multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign.”

No American — not a single one — took the Russian bait. And that includes every member of the Trump campaign.

That is a fact worthy of celebration, for it shows our democracy is strong and our institutions uncompromised.

Other implications of the report’s findings are also enormous.

We now know that Hillary Clinton and her supporters misled the country in claiming that the White House was stolen from her. She started the Russia, Russia, Russia hoax and her claims, aided by the Obama White House and magnified by a thoroughly partisan media, set in motion a wild-goose chase.

The chase undermined a duly elected president and cost taxpayers more than $30 million for an investigation that proved the accusations were flat-out false.

Yet money alone is hardly the full price. The probe itself was a giant cloud over the presidency. Trump’s cabinet, his family, his aides and every policy he put forth were viewed with suspicion by those who bought Clinton’s Big Lie. Many of those people shelled out thousands of dollars for legal bills merely to answer questions and prove themselves innocent of any wrongdoing.
Trump was not wrong when he characterized Mueller's investigation as a "witch hunt." The "hunt" cynically initiated by Hillary Clinton—the wicked witch of the Democrats—failed. There should be consequences.


As the conclusions of the Mueller Report sink in, the majority of the supposed leaders of the left-leaning main stream media (the same media that castigated Donald Trump endlessly for defending himself against false accusations of collusion) remain silent. One, however, The Hill, has decided correctly that apologies are in order, not just from the media, but from many other supposed leaders in the four constituencies:
With the conclusions of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe now known to a significant degree, it seems apologies are in order.

However, judging by the recent past, apologies are not likely forthcoming from the responsible parties.

In this context, it matters not whether one is a supporter or a critic of President Trump.

Whatever his supposed flaws, the rampant accusations and speculation that shrouded Trump’s presidency, even before it began, ultimately have proven unfounded. Just as Trump said all along.

Yet, each time President Trump said so, some of us in the media lampooned him. We treated any words he spoke in his own defense as if they were automatically to be disbelieved because he had uttered them. Some even declared his words to be “lies,” although they had no evidence to back up their claims.

We in the media allowed unproven charges and false accusations to dominate the news landscape for more than two years, in a way that was wildly unbalanced and disproportionate to the evidence.

We did a poor job of tracking down leaks of false information. We failed to reasonably weigh the motives of anonymous sources and those claiming to have secret, special evidence of Trump’s “treason.”

As such, we reported a tremendous amount of false information, always to Trump’s detriment.

And when we corrected our mistakes, we often doubled down more than we apologized. We may have been technically wrong on that tiny point, we would acknowledge. But, in the same breath, we would insist that Trump was so obviously guilty of being Russian President Vladimir Putin’s puppet that the technical details hardly mattered.

So, a round of apologies seem in order.

Apologies to President Trump on behalf of those in the U.S. intelligence community, including the Department of Justice and the FBI, which allowed the weaponization of sensitive, intrusive intelligence tools against innocent citizens such as Carter Page, an adviser to Trump’s presidential campaign.

Apologies also to Page himself, to Jerome Corsi, Donald Trump, Jr., and other citizens whose rights were violated or who were unfairly caught up in surveillance or the heated pursuit of charges based on little more than false, unproven opposition research paid for by Democrats and the Hillary Clinton campaign.

Apologies for the stress on their jobs and to their families, the damage to their reputations, the money they had to spend to hire legal representation and defend themselves from charges for crimes they did not commit.

Apologies on behalf of those in the intelligence community who leaked true information out of context to make Trump look guilty, and who sometimes leaked false information to try to implicate or frame him.

Apologies from those in the chain of command at the FBI and the Department of Justice who were supposed to make sure all information presented to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) is verified but did not do so.

Apologies from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court judges who are supposed to serve as one of the few checks and balances to prevent the FBI from wiretapping innocent Americans. Whether because of blind trust in the FBI, or out of ignorance or even malfeasance, they failed at this important job.

Apologies to the American people who did not receive the full attention of their government while political points were being scored; who were not told about some important world events because they were crowded out of the news by the persistent insistence that Trump was working for Russia.

Apologies all the way around.
I'm waiting, but not holding my breath, for leading Democrats, #NeverTrumpers in the GOP, the editors of the NYT, WaPo, the talking heads at CNN, MSNBC, the alphabet networks, members of the deep state, and many, many others to apologize—not just to Donald Trump, but to the country for putting all of us through the embarrassment of false allegations that shook people's faith in government. They should all be ashamed of themselves...

And those of us who stood our ground and called this a sham from day one should be proud that we fought back. For once, justice prevailed.


Conservative firebrand, Kurt Schlichter, a man not known for taking a conciliatory approach, tweets:

And as if to show the utter lack of self-reflection or objectivity exemplified by the trained hamsters in the media, David Burg tweets in response to an outrageous comment by Politico: