So we are almost two weeks after the midterm elections and Special Counsel Robert Mueller has still not released any of his findings into the alleged Russian Collusion.
It was understood that Mueller’s team had kept a quiet period in the 60 days leading up to the midterm elections per Justice Department protocols so as to not interfere with elections. That said, we are 18 months into this probe and all we really have is pleas from people for crimes committed prior to Trump announcing his presidential candidacy.
Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker — a vocal critic of Mueller prior to be named to the post — has now said the probe will continue as he now oversees Mueller’s probe from Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Why would you name Whitaker, who in the past has said he would choke off funding the special counsel probe, and then have him flip after being read in to where the probe was headed.
Let’s recall Mueller was named special counsel after a Democratic oppositional research paper written by ex-British spy Christopher Steele was used in the FISA secret court to get warrants to spy on American citizens — including a sitting President.
So what happens if Mueller comes back with no indictments against the administration for collusion, but cites Democratic collusion to pervert the FISA court and the Constitution?
As an aside, is this the reason General Michael Flynn cannot be sentenced for his guilty plea to a single felony count of “willfully and knowingly” making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to the FBI? Because his statement will turn out to be true?
What would that do to this country? Is this the reason for the foot-dragging on the part of Mueller? Is he seeing how former colleagues in the FBI and Justice Department broke the law in order to get Hillary Clinton elected?
Can this even be considered for announcement? A stronger Republican-controlled Senate will take these matters up in the next Congress, since they would have the obligation to investigate such matters — not the House.
I would think 18-months would be enough time to get to the bottom of the investigation on Trump campaign officials and their alleged dealings with Russian operators. But if the case flipped so now you had to probe Democrats and their involvement in creating the narrative originally investigated, well that could take a lot longer I suppose.