PJMedia’s Roger L. Simon says it best.
“To take any of this seriously as a search for truth is absurd. It’s more like a blood sport, the modern equivalent of gladiatorial combat. Trump baiting. And Trump, as the bear, lashes out. He has reason to.
“As everyone knows, cooks cook, plumbers fix the plumbing, and prosecutors prosecute. It’s what they do, part of their personality structure. Especially if the prey is big, and they don’t bring in at least one or two significant players, they feel as if they haven’t done their job. So they work and work until they do — nab someone for something. Trump knows this. The media know this. We all know it.
“And bad as it may be for Trump, it’s going to be even worse for We the People.
Not only has Mueller’s witch hunt taken up an investigation of Trump’s personal and family business transactions—which Trump told the NYSlimes would be an unforgivable red line—but Mueller is being revealed as the main Democrat tool who stonewalled the IRS investigation for Obama back in 2013.
Hard to believe no one remembered that little IRS point from a mere four years ago, when they were all praising Mueller’s integrity and independence. But there it is. Mueller’s the former head of the FBI who neglected to interview any of the conservatives who said the IRS had targeted them. Any of them.
Now the question becomes can Trump actually fire Mueller? It looks like that may be harder than you might imagine. Because Sessions recused himself on matters Russia, Trump would have to get Rosenstein to do it. But if Rosenstein refused…
So Trump has a bad choice. Either allow Mueller to proceed to sift through his business practices with an eye towards some violation or other (hell, even reopen Trump’s divorce records) or risk all-out war with Congress and the sycophant snooze media. The media already willing to use fake news to embarrass/harass him.
Unless…he issued preemptive pardons for anyone caught up in the probe who was not specifically involved with Russia and the 2016 election. That might work.
UPDATE: Newt Gingrich says 99.81 percent of the political contributions from Mueller’s law firm went to HRC. Obviously making him special counsel was a setup.
“…it was the Obama Justice Department that enabled the newest and most intriguing figure in the Russia-Trump investigation to enter the country without a visa.”
Read. It. All.
Afterall, Bronco Bama just the other day warned Americans not to act too patriotic. Bad taste, you know. Makes the Euros, overwhelmed with belligerent Muslim immigrants, feel inferior.
Steven Hayward, of the Power Line blog, gets it: “My favorite indictment against King George III in the Declaration of Independence is this short passage that applies more fully today than in 1776: ‘He has erected a Multitude of new Offices, and sent hither Swarms of Officers to harrass our People, and eat out their Substance.'” Sounds familiar, don’t it?
Celebrate, you say. Whatever for? Well, there’s this from Trump’s new EPA chief Scott Pruitt: “EPA Chief moves to rollback over 30 environmental regulations in record time.” That’s the headline from cBS, which has a copy-editing mistake. Should be “more than 30.” We’ll skip the story which is not flattering for Trump or Pruitt. But that’s fake news for you. They’d have sided with King George III.
Not the white guys who gathered in Philadelphia to sign the declaration. So light a sparkler, eat some watermelon, or a hot dog. Or just keep an ear out for the illegal bottle rockets that will get fired in our neighborhood tonight. There’s still hope for independence.
Via Power Line Blog.
“The FBI tried to claim that the shooting at the baseball field was spontaneous and had no target, despite all evidence to the contrary.”
Thank goodness for Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist.
UPDATE: “Three Republican House Oversight Committee members on Friday called for an investigation into former FBI Director James Comey and Special Counsel Robert Mueller for acting in a partisan manner and applying double standards when it came to the Obama and Trump administrations.”
More leaks to the WaPo, probably from Comey or a surrogate, which is also insurance against Mueller being fired.
“The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said….
“The White House now refers all questions about the Russia investigation to Trump’s personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz. ‘The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal,’ said Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Kasowitz.”
Undoubtedly illegal, but also of longstanding practice in official, establishment D.C. and now a prime weapon against the anti-establishment President Trump. Who will almost certainly be found by a grand jury to have obstructed justice in firing Comey. Since presidents aren’t indicted, impeachment will be next.
Via The WaPo.
UPDATE: Trump doesn’t need to fire Mueller, says Greg Jarrett of Fox News. He can merely point out the conflict of interest with Comey, the star witness to obstruction, and demand Mueller resign. Staying would violate a DOJ statute ordering investigators with personal ties to witnesses to bow out. Moreover Rosenstein, the Asst. AG who appointed Mueller, can’t be involved in an obstruction investigation because he wrote the memo urging the president to fire Comey. Conflicts all over the place.