House Dems Trying to Take Hammer Before It Falls [OPINION]
After the odd press conference by Robert Mueller, the pundits and politicians were scrambling to find a defining message in his statements.
For the left, it was a clear hint that President Trump probably did obstruct the investigation of the Russian collusion (that never happened) and they think Mueller was telling them they ought to impeach the president.
For many Trump supporters, they thought Mueller simply put his voice to the report that basically stated, No collusion, insufficient evidence to support an obstruction finding....but Democrats should keep looking.
Mueller announced his retirement and said he would comment no further on the matter. It's too bad, because it appears he knew there was no collusion even before the mid-term elections which propelled the Democrats back in control of the House of Representatives and closed the gap in the Senate ranks.
Mueller could have found himself in more than just a bit of legal trouble if he were forced to testify under oath just exactly when his office concluded that no one in the Trump campaign or administration had colluded with Russians.
The evidence seems to clearly point to this revelation well before November of 2016, so why not announce it? Had he done this, which it seems he should have been ethically, if not legally obligated to do, the elections may have been wildly different.
But moving on from this, the House Democrats are holding impeachment meetings and constantly feeding the press accusations of a Trump "cover-up." A cover-up of what is still unclear to many of us.
At this time, more information is being made available to the public and a legendary investigator John Durham (of the John Connelly-Whitey Bulger case) has been on the trail for more months than I imagined. U.S. Attorney Durham is hot on the trail for the Attorney General. Durham is looking into the genesis of what compelled warrant-issued surveillance on the Trump Campaign headquarters in New York and on some Trump campaign officials General Michael Flynn, George Papadopoulos and Carter Page.
If not for the Patriot Act, this particular warrant would be highly unconstitutional and if the evidence used to get the warrant was presented under false pretenses, then people will go to jail. People whose names we know.
If all they used was the Steele Dossier, which was determined to not be verified but marked as verified to the FISC judge who signed the warrant, expect arrests. Former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by Trump, is on every television show that will have him. He is demonizing the investigation, the president, the A.G. and has now pointed to the Obama Administration's CIA Director John Brennan as the one who pushed for the Steele Dossier to be used to obtain the FISC warrant.
It has been reported that a grand jury has already convened in Connecticut over this and started back in March of this year. This is no small matter to note.
The race is on to impeach Trump and to take the hammer from Barr before he strikes at the heart of the Deep State and the Democratic Party, which are not one and the same.
Both sides, right and left, Trump supporters and detractors, are confident in their theories. One side will be vindicated very soon and the other will feel disenfranchised and skeptical of their government for many years to come.
Either way, Russia gets a victory here as America's divide deepens.
Ken Pittman is the host of The Ken Pittman Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact him at ken.pittman@