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A Yuuuuge Mistake

The appointment of “Special Counsel” Robert Mueller by Rod Rosenstein, the point man at the Dept. of Justice for the “Russia Collusion” scam, was a mistake of unfathomable enormity; or to use a favorite Trumpism, a “yuge” mistake.

Weak-kneed GOPe-types are applauding the decision thinking that this somehow neutralizes the issue and will eventually disarm the issue by exposing it for the sham it always was.

Charlie Brown kicking that football Lucy held was also a weak-kneed Republican with complete faith in a sham.

This is nothing more than signing a long-term 20-year lease on a property in a city where you plan to live for only 5 years…

Have these people learned nothing over the decades of “Special Whatever” investigations?

When has any one of these actually performed as advertised?

They always follow the same pattern. They take too long, become fishing expeditions along with roaming far afield, cost too much and become political footballs. They can leak like sieves when Republicans are targeted and in the end they usually get it wrong — just ask Scooter Libby.

The lawyers/investigators working on them use them not as jobs to be done conscientiously and quickly but rather cushy sinecures and stepping stones to bigger Washington law firms, corporate/Wall Street jobs or politics.

We are about to be subjected to four years of leaks to favored reporters at the Washington Post, N.Y. Times, A.P., network news or CNN. We’ll hear usually meaningless microdetails couched in the most histrionic, hyperventilating and hysterical language while the whole procedure moves at a snail’s pace. The media likes and wants it that way, Democrat politicians want it that way and the Special Counsel Office wants it that way. So it will be that way.

Drip, drip, drip.

And Trump will get increasingly frustrated by the whole silliness of the circus. People don’t do things that way in business but they do it way in Washington.

Eventually Mueller, who may not last the full term, will feel compelled to justify his whole high-priced phony-baloney expedition by bringing home a scalp, anyone’s scalp (as long as it’s a Republican scalp — just ask Scooter Libby).

Drain the swamp before the swamp creatures devour you, Mr. President.

BTW, what more can there be at this point that the FBI doesn’t already know or has an idea about?

Oh, will Mueller look into the Seth Rich angle? Yeah, I didn’t think so, Democrats would disapprove, that would disrupt this master scam they’re running.

Scooter Libby Redux

Am I the only person getting a creepy Scooter Libby deja vu on this whole “Trump Campaign Russian Collusion” question?

Look at the similarities.

There’s a whole wildly exaggerated “threat to national security” claim. If you’ll remember select folks (Democrats) were claiming that CIA desk jockey Valerie Plame was practically America’s top spy and now we have folks (Democrats once again) claiming that Russia did something that somehow affected a handful of voters in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania to vote for Trump or not vote for Hillary. Something vague. Yet in reality it’s obviously a nothingburger on the national security front.

Then there’s the seemingly endless promise that there’s more, if only investigators will look deeper they’ll tie the whole administration into the story and a president will need to be impeached.

Meanwhile, one begins to get the funny feeling that everything that is known is all there is and in the end we’ll discover that five minutes after the investigators started working they already knew the answers. Remember how Patrick Fitzgerald knew who leaked Plame’s name, the putative point of the whole investigation, on Day One. It was Colin Powell aide Richard Armitage not Libby yet Fitzgerald, Javert-like, extended his “investigation” endlessly. Ultimately he caught Libby in a perjury so rickety that Fitzgerald should have been the one sent to jail for abuse of office. Armitage never faced any consequences over the leaking of the name of America’s top secret spy…

We already know the extent of the “collusion.” It’s minimal, coincidental and going nowhere. The whole nut revolves around an unpaid bit-campaign advisor whose business posting several years ago was in Moscow. Throw in the Flynn call to the Russian ambassador to lay some groundwork for Flynn’s upcoming job (not that unusual) and that’s it. Oh, yeah, Trump may have once eaten at the Russian Tea Room or attended a performance of Swan Lake or seen a matroshka doll…

Yet we have the FBI tied up in knots over it all and Democrats in unison demanding another Fitzgerald fishing expedition (which will feel compelled to get a scalp, any scalp, to justify their phony-baloney jobs and all the hot air the Democrats and their media parrots have exhaled).

And of course there’s the great unsaid – Obama’s mockery of Mitt Romney’s warnings on the danger of Russia and Obama’s swearing of fealty to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in 2012.

Oh, and there’s this from Investors Business Daily pointing out that there was more actual “Russian Collusion” with the Hillary campaign than the Trump campaign. Yet, somehow, that doesn’t get any attention. I wonder why.