On Thursday we are supposed to get Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report on the Trump’s campaign’s alleged Russian collusion.
I have a sense it will be pushed back to Good Friday to dampen the impact for the Democrats since there is no smoking gun.
Two years and multiple millions in costs, Mueller’s non-partisan team has already concluded that there was no collusion or obstruction of justice by the Trump campaign or administration.
We know now the whole probe into this specious charge was the Fusion/GPS report written by ex-British spy Christopher Steele working with Nellie Ohr, wife of Justice Department executive Bruce Ohr.
The Steel report was paid for by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign through their law firm Perkins Coie.
The Clinton campaign and members of the Obama administration working with “friendly” journalists leaked the dossier to get more “evidence” to present to the FISA court in order to get warrants to spy on American citizens.
We probably will not hear about any of this from Mueller’s report. We will not hear about the spying on Americans such as Carter Page, George Papadopoulos nor Lt. Gen Michael Flynn. There will be no mention of the bugging of Trump Tower just before the 2016 election.
We also will not hear how perverted this whole investigation was. In America you are allowed to investigate a crime. In the dossier case, they investigated presidential candidate Donald Trump looking for a crime. It’s the basic premise and protection afforded all of us under the Fourth Amendment that was violated.
While the first draft of history is usually wrong, I have a sense this first take on Russian collusion will be so spectacularly biased that it will not be worth anything at all except to give testimony to how slanted the media is to this president.
Remember, last week we had the Attorney General of the United States tell a Congressional panel — under oath — that he believes that the president-elect of the United States was spied upon by the Obama administration.
Anybody remember the blaring headlines when that story broke? Were you aghast when you saw the unusual six column, two deck headline across the top of the Washington Post or New York Times?
Of course not. They buried the story inside the paper, very small.
Whenever the report is released, there is no smoking gun. I’ll bet there is plenty of innuendo though that the media will jump on to blunt the force of the report that no collusion or obstruction occurred.
However innuendo cannot be prosecuted. If you could, there would be no one in Congress to react to the story.