The final report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller will end President Trump, Democrats claimed. Since Trump first won the 2016 presidential election, Democrats have repeatedly claimed that Trump was guilty of foul play and that he’ll one day see justice. Right? That’ll be the day, Democrats claimed, when Trump is hauled away in cuffs for conspiring and colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin. These lines and more are what conservatives and others have been hearing echoed from mainstream media and from seemingly countless Democrats.
But, their tone has changed considerably.
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“Mueller’s report will almost certainly disappoint you, and it’s not his fault,” Renato Mariotti, a CNN legal analyst wrote.
He continued: “It’s your fault for buying into Trump’s false narrative that it is Mueller’s’ job to prove ‘collusion,’ a nearly impossible bar for any prosecutor to clear.”
Wait—didn’t Democrats say Mueller spell doomsday to the Trump administration? What happened?
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After endless hype, special counsel Robert Mueller may be about to submit his report. It is impossible to know what his conclusions will be. But after so much speculation, one outcome seems likely: Mueller will disappoint just about everyone — especially President Trump’s critics. And it won’t be his fault.
This is due in part to Trump’s successful disinformation crusade, which has worked to raise a nearly impossible and definitely illogical bar for Mueller to clear: proving “collusion” and charging a grand criminal conspiracy involving the Trump campaign and the Russian government. But it is also due to Trump’s critics, who have responded to Trump’s “No collusion!” mantra by shouting back, “Yes, collusion!”
The word collusion appears nowhere in the order authorizing Mueller’s investigation. There is not even a relevant crime called “collusion.” What Mueller is tasked with is investigating “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with” the Trump campaign.
If “links and/or coordination” also don’t sound like crimes, that’s because they aren’t. While Mueller is directed to charge and prosecute crimes he discovers, his is primarily a counterintelligence investigation — not a criminal one — the purpose of which is to identify threats to our national security, potentially including the President of the United States and his associates.
Mariotti tried to still give Democrats hope that Trump is guilty of something.
“The focus on whether Mueller can prove ‘collusion’ is taking away attention from crimes can be readily proven: Trump has obstructed justice in plain sight and has been implicated in breaking campaign finance law. He also faces significant legal jeopardy for financial crimes,” the legal analyst tweeted.
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