On Wednesday, President Trump caused all kinds of hand-wringing and consternation in the liberal media when he re-tweeted a meme showing scores of his political enemies in a jail cell. Among the depicted leftists were Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, Robert Mueller, Eric Holder, and even Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. In an interview with the president, the far-more-sensible-than-most New York Post asked Trump why he included Rosenstein in with the rest of the disgraceful pack.
“Why do you think he belongs behind bars?” the Post asked.
“He never should have picked a Special Counsel,” said Trump.
The special counsel is no doubt firmly on the president’s mind this week. Robert Mueller has been a busy boy since the midterms and especially over the last several days. Since last week, the special counsel has cancelled his plea agreement with Paul Manafort, obtained written answers from President Trump, and has charged Michael Cohen with lying to federal agents about a real estate deal in Moscow. If there is an end game to Mueller’s prosecutorial efforts, it would seem that we’re rapidly approaching it.
Because Trump senses that it’s showtime, he’s been unusually critical of the investigation on Twitter.
On Thursday, Trump wrote: “Did you ever see an investigation more in search of a crime? At the same time Mueller and the Angry Democrats aren’t even looking at the atrocious, and perhaps subversive, crimes that were committed by Crooked Hillary Clinton and the Democrats. A total disgrace!”
He quickly followed that one up with this: “When will this illegal Joseph McCarthy style Witch Hunt, one that has shattered so many innocent lives, ever end-or will it just go on forever? After wasting more than $40,000,000 (is that possible?), it has proven only one thing-there was NO Collusion with Russia. So Ridiculous!”
Mueller’s fans clearly think their hero is getting ready to lower the boom on the president, but Trump is probably closer to the truth in that last tweet. Mueller’s job isn’t to actually “get the goods” on Trump, because everyone within shouting distance of this thing knows there are no goods to get. His job is to string this along as far into the 2020 campaign season as he can. And if he has something big – some evidence against a high-ranking member of the campaign – then he will drop it as close to the election as possible. What he doesn’t have is any evidence to implicate Trump in the phony crime of “collusion,” making this investigation unnecessary, illegal, and un-American.
And yes, Rosenstein is complicit.