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Friday, July 26, 2019


Based on polling, the American public has had enough of the Russian collusion hoax (and the attendant investigations) and want us all to move on. The GOP generally wants us to move on because the story distracts from the many accomplishments of the Trump administration. The Democrats, doubling down on stupid, fantasize about a smoking gun that will lead to Trump's impeachment—they don't want to move on.

But some of us want the truth about the most significant political scandal in U.S. history to come out, letting the chips fall where they may. No ... Donald Trump did NOT collude with the Russians. No ... Trump and his people did NOT obstruct justice. Those are fantasy claims, that despite the lies of politicians like Reps. Nadler and Schiff, have no merit. But there is a scandal.

Kim Strassel comments:
Special counsel Robert Mueller testified before two House committees Wednesday, and his performance requires us to look at his investigation and report in a new light. We’ve been told it was solely about Russian electoral interference and obstruction of justice. It’s now clear it was equally about protecting the actual miscreants behind the Russia-collusion hoax.

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’s testimony this week put to rest any doubt that this sheltering was deliberate. In his opening statement he declared that he would not “address questions about the opening of the FBI’s Russia investigation, which occurred months before my appointment, or matters related to the so-called Steele Dossier.” The purpose of those omissions was obvious, as those two areas go to the heart of why the nation has been forced to endure years of collusion fantasy.

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, and there’s no reason the Justice Department probe bars Mr. Mueller from providing a straightforward, factual account of his team’s handling of the dossier.
It is truly astonishing that the special counsel's team of Democrat partisans (apparently, Mueller had very little to do with the investigation that bore his name) had the chutzpa not to examine the origins of the entire mess. But then again, their unstated mandate was to skewer Trump and at the same time to protect the real Democrat and deep state perpetrators of an attempt to unseat a duly elected president. At the same time, being Democrat partisans, the Mueller team avoided anything that might sully Hillary Clinton, the DNC, or the party. That meant looking the other way—over and over again.

In the coming months, at least some of the truth will likely come out. Two major investigations are underway. But the Dems are counting on the fact that they have exhausted the public's patience, and no one will care about the results. I suspect that was their strategy all along. Bravo.