The Collapse of the (Russian) Collusion Narrative

“The statute under which Robert Mueller’s investigation is operating does not give him an open and unaccountable mandate like the old special prosecutors had, and he has wildly exceeded his remit.”

 

It should be noted that what appears to be a FBI/CIA collusion narrative is just coming to the fore however as new evidence comes to light. How insane is it that we’d have known nothing of what happened with Brennan and Clapper and company had Hillary been elected? Think about that. It almost happened.

(From The National Review)

It is now clear that Russian attempts at interference in the 2016 election, though somewhat outrageous, were ineffectual, unconnected with any particular party, a small effort given what a country of Russia’s resources and taste for political skullduggery and chicanery is capable of, and minor compared with the influence many countries, including the United States, have sometimes exercised in the elections of other countries. No serious person could find anything in the conduct of the president that could be construed as obstruction of justice, the all-purpose catch-all of American prosecutors, who can conjure that charge from the most mundane acts.

The Trump-impeachers, shuffling grimly forward into the desert like Old Testament slaves to the chant of the ineffable millionaire congresswoman Maxine Waters: “Impeach 45!” will perish in the sand. The vultures will pick their bones in an Ozymandian setting. No president has ever been impeached and removed successfully (though Andrew Johnson, who was not guilty of anything, escaped removal by only one vote in 1868). The required “high crimes and misdemeanors” the Constitution stipulates, have never been clearly defined, but apparently did not include President Clinton’s likely untruthfulness to a grand jury. After two years of exhaustive legal investigation accompanied by intense media innuendos about everything President Trump and his family have done more ambitious than putting on their shoes in the morning (unlike the Clinton case and much closer to the relentless media badgering and defaming of Richard Nixon in the Watergate affair), there is nothing to impeach with, or about.

Remember, The National Review ran this cover right after Trump’s inauguration.

As we often say, we have plenty of problems with Mr. Trump. That Chinese real estate deal in Indonesia for instance looks pretty crony to us. (Even if it’s not it still looks bad.) However, right now the most important story in the country, at least over the medium term, is the extent to which official Washington was working to undermine, and perhaps even remove a duly elected president.

Answering that question is of extreme importance.