et’s get this straight – after 15 months of investigation into possible collusion of Trump’s campaign with the Russians the only thing in relation to the US president the Special Counsel was able to establish is that Trump paid off two women to keep quiet about affairs he had in private 12 years ago.
Naturally, Mueller and his team have also found Trump’s ex-campaign manager guilty of tax and bank fraud – only that these are his private crimes, committed years before he was engaged by the then-candidate.
I wasn’t aware that the Special Counsel’s job was to go through dirty knickers and questionable tax dodging from a decade ago. Luckily for us all, the super-investigator Robert Mueller has us covered on these as well. Looking for signs of collusion that was meant to impact US presidential elections, he is fighting crime left and right, finding evidence of dubious behavior in regard to just about everything but the Trump’s alleged influence over the vote.
Apparently all of this is supposed to be a big deal that’s about to bring down the president and get him impeached or even face a trial. Well, I guess if that was a valid reason for impeachment or prison, then both Clintons should already be in jail.
Bill Clinton lied – under oath, to the Grand Jury – that he hadn’t had any sexual relations with Lewinsky. He used his position as the president to prey on women and then denied allegations even after having sworn to tell nothing but the truth. Today he’s still a respected ex-president who not only wasn’t impeached for the perjury the entire world had seen on television, but is being paid good money to tour the globe and speak as an authority figure.
In the meanwhile, his wife is about to start a tour of her own – going around the country ahead of the Midterms – enjoying complete liberty, despite the fact that we still “don’t know” what was in those thousands of seemingly “private” emails containing sensitive governmental material that she had used a private server for (for several years) while she was acting Secretary of State.
Trump is accused, via Cohen’s plea, to have used hush money to “impact the outcome of an election” – but in reality all he did was pay off two broads to keep quiet about a consensual intercourse they had in 2006.
Somehow the president’s private affairs dating back to the noughties are a matter of utmost national attention. Sadly, this scrutiny seems to be lacking in the case of Bill Clinton’s “serendipitous” meeting with the Attorney General – with the very same Loretta Lynch pressing the FBI boss to change how the Clinton’s email scandal is communicated to the public during the ongoing campaign.
That, apparently, was not an attempt to influence the outcome of the election.
So far, all of these people – government officials no less – walk scot-free, while the sitting president is once again assaulted with allegations that have nothing to do with his presidency or even the subject of the Special Counsel’s investigation.
If anything, these charges should be seen as an embarrassment for Mueller and his team. A year and a half and all they could find is that Trump had sex with a pornstar 12 years ago and then paid her off not to brag about it?
It’s probably the right time to ask what is the Counsel really paid for? Investigating electoral fraud or providing tabloid-level smear material, undermining the Commander-in-Chief, at the taxpayers’ expense? Coincidentally, likely having a non-negligible impact on the upcoming Midterm vote.
Much like sexual predators hiding behind a facade of fake virtue, displaying their understanding and defense of abused women’s rights after the #metoo wave, it looks as though the person who was supposed to uncover a possible electoral collusion is actually guilty of trying to impact the upcoming elections himself.
It may very well be that soon we will need another Special Counsel – to investigate Mueller – and whom he might have been colluding with. Because, clearly, he either has lost his way or is deliberate in his misleading actions.
He was supposed to tell us whether Trump was in bed with Putin in 2016. Instead, the big discovery is that the president was in bed with Stormy Daniels.