That’s all the Mueller witch-hunt ever was, and Mr Integrity himself just inadvertently confirmed it.
If there were any doubts about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s political intentions, his unprecedented press conference on Wednesday should put them all to rest. As he made abundantly clear during his doddering reading of a prepared statement that repeatedly contradicted itself, Mueller had no interest in the equal application of the rule of law. He gave the game, and his nakedly political intentions, away repeatedly throughout his statement.
“The order appointing the special counsel authorized us to investigate actions that could obstruct the investigation. We conducted that investigation and kept the office of the acting attorney general apprised of our work,” Mueller said. “After that investigation, if we had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.”
According to Mueller and his team, charged Russians are presumed innocent. An American president, however, is presumed guilty unless and until Mueller’s team determines he is innocent. Such a standard is an obscene abomination against the rule of law, one that would never be committed by independent attorneys who place a fidelity to their oaths and impartial enforcement of the law ahead of their political motivations.
Mueller’s performance made it clear for all to see that what he ran for the last two years wasn’t an independent investigation pursuant to the rule of law so much as an inquisition motivated by political animus. Mueller and his team refused to charge prominent Democrats for crimes he charged against Republicans. Paul Manafort was charged with unregistered lobbying for foreign governments, while Mueller left alone long-time Democrat donor Tony Podesta and former Obama White House Counsel Greg Craig.
George Papadopoulos and Michael Flynn were charged with making false statements to federal investigators, while Clinton campaign cronies Glenn Simpson and Christopher Steele’s false statements to Congress and the FBI were ignored. Trump’s nonexistent Russian connections were plumbed while a dubious Clinton campaign-funded dossier sourced directly to Russian officials was used as a prosecutorial roadmap rather than rock-solid evidence of actual campaign collusion with the Kremlin.
Mueller claimed his report spoke for itself, then put together a completely unnecessary press conference more than a month after his report’s public release, in which he not just spoke for the report, but expounded on the new legal standards he created to govern its conclusions.
These are the actions not of an impartial and independent investigator, but of a scheming political operative.
Well, I mean, DUH. What Mueller was doing with his presser was simply passing the impeachment ball along to the Democrat-Socialists, prodding them in the direction they’ve wanted to go from the beginning.
Mueller’s equivocation and inconsistency tell you all you need to know. This was always a political hit job with two alternatively acceptable goals in mind: either they were going to impeach the president or damage and undermine him going into the 2020 elections. To be clear, I don’t think Democrats truly care which one it is so long as Donald Trump does not win reelection next year.
The fact is, Democrats have always wanted to impeach Donald Trump. From day one, unable to accept the results of the 2016 elections, they have sought to nullify them.
Now, with a strong economic tailwind at his back and a collection of Democratic Lilliputians clamoring to be the nominee against him, all of their election models are showing Trump winning re-election in 2020. Democrats, in defiance of common sense, knowing that a Republican Senate won’t remove him, want to impeach him because they think that might be the only way they can cripple him and keep him from winning again in 2020.
They keep blabbering about principle and a supposed constitutional crisis, to which I say: it’s hardly principle to launch oneself off a political cliff, but by all means, stop talking, find the nerve and do it—and be prepared to accept the political consequences for your actions at the ballot box in 2020.
Not likely; they’d much prefer to have their cake and eat it too, if a way can be found. In fact, dodging the political consequences for the destruction they’ve intentionally wrought on the country for so many decades now is a first-option MO for them by now, underpinnning a great deal of what we see them doing currently.
But I couldn’t agree more with the call for them to impeach. As I’ve already said plenty of times: JUST DO IT, you posturing, cowardly blowhards. If Trump is such a dire threat to Constitutional order, the US government, the rule of law, and the people themselves, how on earth could you possibly justify your apparent reluctance to save the country from this monster? If you truly believed your own unhinged shrieking, you wouldn’t hesitate a moment—in fact, had you an ounce of integrity and patriotism you’d have impeached him already. Duty, along with your own solemnly-sworn oaths of office, demand no less in confronting the menace to the Republic a tyrannical grotesquerie like Trump poses.
The problem being that “had you an ounce of integrity and patriotism” bit, natch. Once again, Democrat-Socialist rhetoric is belied by Democrat-Socialist conduct. They are without honor, decency, or shame. They have the moral probity of a weasel in rut; the judiciousness and restraint of a half-starved boar-hog at a full slop trough; and the courage of a crippled hyena. They are pathetic, deceitful, and utterly despicable—and that is absolutely all.
Update! RPJ shares a few concerns.
So of course the Left is talking impeachment, impeachment, impeachment. They desperately need something to fill the headlines and TV shows to drown out what’s coming. They know the coup failed, so they need to gin up their base. I was at a doctor’s appointment the other day and the TV in the lobby had some show – don’t remember which one – where they went over things and said “So, it’s not over yet”! And the smiles on their faces…giddy at the thought.
So it will be 24/7 talk of impeachment. And then, and I have no doubt, they’ll do it. Mueller gave them the pretext in his testimony. More investigations, more marinated tofu for the base (I’d say “red meat” but that might trigger any Leftard vegans reading this). All to provide something, anything, to keep the drip-drip-drip revelations from seeing the light of day.
They’ll file impeachment, and with the House being majority “D” – plus that Michigan moron Justin Amash who is currently getting the enemedia kneepad service full-on and doubtless a few other RINOs who see a chance to join in the enemedia orgasmatron – it will pass, and will go to the Senate.
Conventional wisdom is that it will die there. I’m not so convinced. We have RINO’s RINO “Mittens” Romney who, in praising Amash’s courage, seems to be sending a signal that there are GOP Senators who would go along. In parallel, I have zero doubt the Deep State-Left-Enemedia axis has been scurrying down every possible rat-hole to get leverage on enough Senators to force it through.
Eh, not so sure about all that myself. I still hold to the fervent wish they’d go ahead and pull the trigger; all the polling I’ve seen indicates that, except among the very-most-batshit of the Loony Left fringe, impeachment is hugely unpopular. I think Pelosi’s obvious ambivalence can be taken as a sign that she has access to some poll numbers that make her very, very nervous about it. If she really believed she could get away with it, can anybody seriously doubt that she’d have done it already?
I’ll stipulate that certain Vichy GOPe turncoats like Flake or Mittens could conceivably vote to convict in the Senate. In fact, I’d be surprised if one or two of the usual suspects DIDN’T. But Dov Fisher is thinking positive:
The clock ticks towards 2020. There still seemed to remain a chance that the Democrats might try doing something constructive, if only for political survival. Just as a Joe Manchin becomes a rock-ribbed conservative in the Senate, backing Trump judicial selections and initiatives during the months preceding an election in conservative Republican West Virginia, it was to be expected that the Democrats would be pausing cynically from their Trump Derangement Syndrome as 2020 approaches. However, Robert Mueller’s nine-minute press statement now has changed all that. With one nine-minute statement, he has assured that the Democrats, like the rabid dog that races in frenzied frothing madness after its tail to no end, will lose sight of all else but impeachment. They will pursue impeachment, investigate impeachment, draft articles of impeachment. Impeach, impeach, impeach.
In the end, even if the thing passes the Democrat-majority House, it will die in the Senate. By 53-47, Republicans control a majority of the United Senate. RINOs like Jeff Flake are gone. Trump-haters like Bob Corker are gone. Sen. McCain has passed away. Mitt Romney will end his political career with Utah voters if he even thinks of voting for impeachment. Any House impeachment resolution will die in the Senate. It takes two thirds of the Senate to convict. Sixty-seven votes? No way. It will not even be close. Indeed, the majority will vote to acquit. Yet, thanks to Mueller, this impeachment nonsense now is revived and will consume the rest of the political air through 2020. Then, when the first-term “moderate Democrats” go back to their centrist and moderately conservative swing voters and ask to be reelected, they will have nothing on which to run, except for impeachment and Nancy Pelosi.
Voters’ monthly mortgages or rent is not paid with impeachment. Nor their home insurance, life insurance, health insurance, car insurance, automobile gasoline, electric, gas, water, phone, or other utility, medical, or educational bills. Impeachment does not pay for food — not even for peaches. This President and his party have given America a strong economy, almost full employment, record employment in the Black and Hispanic communities, steadily higher wages, a stronger military defense posture without embroiling the country in new regime-change adventures overseas, and they have made a better country with academically documented less racial bias than existed during the Wasted Obama Decade of Ferguson’s Michael Brown, Baltimore’s Freddy Gray, and Florida’s Trayvon Martin amid a stultified economy that could not get beyond sputtering.
Robert Mueller’s press event will prove an example of the law of unintended consequences.
T’is a consummation devoutly to be wished. Only then will this conniving, double-dealing Swamp slime’s self-beclownment be complete. Toni Williams calls a spade a spade:
Robert Mueller is a cunning coward. Every word in his speech was carefully crafted. He said nothing that wasn’t in the released report. But, he chose to emphasize certain phrases.
Yes, he chose his words very, very carefully. Mueller and his team of cretins found nothing, nada, zip and zilch. If they had found anything, they would have shouted it from the rooftop of the Department of Justice building. The Mueller team found nothing, so instead, they used legalese to obfuscate and condemn in the report. Today, he gave his blessing to the Democrat fantasy of impeaching President Donald J. Trump.
Gordon Wysong says bring it, bitchez.
The predicate for his investigation was an allegation. Who made the allegation? What was the evidence? Can we simply verify this evidence, and succeed in our mission? That is the starting point, and all the rest of this dog and pony show is frou-frou.
But Mueller didn’t do that. It’s enough to discredit anything he did do. All his machinations were not to verify the allegations, but to obscure them. It is a piteous report he filed, followed by a contemptible series of lies to Barr and others at the DOJ and a self-serving and cowardly press conference he held. As special counsel, the rules are pretty much understood to be the same as a not so special prosecutor. When that didn’t serve his ends, Mueller violated those rules. Publicly, we saw that he had no such respect for the traditions of our system of justice. Privately, it is quite likely much worse.
The attempt to placate the Left, and to protect associates who were involved in violations so egregious that they amount to at least sedition, has put Mueller on the wrong side of history. The only way this will not be widely known, is to let the report die a quiet death. Yet Mueller is so vain that he is just beginning to realize this — hence his attempt to opt out of the plot.
For The Impeachers, the assistance they need is not to be found in the Mueller report. So they must turn to Aesop if they are to have their bloodlust quenched. This will be the spectacle of spectacles. Unable to coherently frame high crimes and misdemeanors, they will thrash about for an invented transgression or misname the nature of an etiquette faux pas. Doing so, they will rely on the usual cast of characters, drawn from the ranks of the bureaucracy. And that will be their biggest mistake of all.
Do it, Demonrats. Stop running your fat yaps and just do it. Until such time, the bottom line remains unchanged:
Much has been written already about the sheer pettiness of what Mueller did and said on Wednesday morning. Many actual legal scholars have commented; Alan Dershowitz, Sean Davis, the guys at Powerline and of course Mark Levin. Given their analyses, it is safe to say that Mueller stepped in a tar pit that may well fossilize this pathetic man. He has sacrificed his entire career on the altar of the unscrupulous politics of the Democrats, who refuse still to accept the results of the 2016 election.
Since Obama took office, the Democrat party has been transformed into a criminal enterprise, police-state in nature. Obama’s spies assumed they would never be exposed, that their pulling the strings of government would be their unimpeded mission in perpetuity, passed on only to their chosen successors.
But exposed they have been and now they are desperate to change the narrative. Maybe that was Mueller’s goal Wednesday morning, an attempt to derail the declassification of documents that are sure to embarrass if not prove criminal acts by many denizens of the deep state.
I saved the best for last: bad off as they are, these scurvy little Potomac pissants may wind up with more problems than they might think.
The executive director of Rolling Thunder, the annual military event that features hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists traveling to Washington to call for full accountability for prisoners of war and missing in action service members, said that the entire membership would arrive in the nation’s capital if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whom he called an “arrogant little b****,” decides to try to impeach President Trump.
Artie Muller, 74, who served as a U.S. Army sergeant in the Vietnam War and is listed on the group’s website as a co-founder, spoke at the National Mall on Monday and posited that Pelosi should be ousted from Congress for the series of investigations she is involved with. He stated, “I would like to see Nancy Pelosi and her hypocrites work on the POW issue instead of bulls***ting [and] aggravating the President of the United States, who’s doing a fantastic job.” He added, “When the hell are they going to wake up? It’s not their children, their mothers, their fathers that are left behind in the POW camps.”
The Washington Examiner noted, “The numbers involved in a pro-Trump rally could be large. More than 1 million bikers are believed to have traveled to D.C. for this year’s Rolling Thunder rally. And infrequent, unrelated biker activism has drawn large numbers, including a 2013 ride that brought thousands of bikers to counterprotest a 9/11 event originally billed as the Million Muslim March.”
Oh, how I would enjoy seeing Comey, his thousand-dollar slacks all a-pissy and reeking, slink quietly off into the bushes to hide from all the mean, scary bikers.