Well, if you weren’t convinced by Robert Mueller’s official report in the 2016 election that President Trump and his campaign were innocent of colluding with the Russians, perhaps this decision from a judge in the Southern District of New York will do the trick.
The Clinton-appointed Judge John Koeltl dismissed a lawsuit from the Democratic National Committee accusing members of the Trump campaign of conspiring to hack their computers and disseminate their private information during the election. Judge Koeltl ruled that the defendants “did not participate in any wrongdoing in obtaining the materials in the first place,” making the DNC’s lawsuit invalid.
“Really big stuff,” President Trump tweeted of the decision. “Yet another total and complete vindication and exoneration.”
In his report, Mueller uncovered several instances in which the Russians approached Trump campaign officials with dirt on the Clinton campaign, only to be rebuffed on every occasion. And while the DNC may have been correct in saying, in their lawsuit, that members of the Trump team “met with person connected to the Russian government” in 2016, that is hardly evidence of a conspiracy to steal emails, much less the election.
Then again, this is the kind of nonsense they’ve been shoveling to the American public for three years, so it’s no surprise that they would try to get a judge to believe it.
Judge Koeltl was uncompromising in his view of the DNC’s case, which he said was “entirely divorced” from the facts.
“In short, the DNC raises a number of connections and communications between the defendants and with people loosely connected to the Russian Federation, but at no point does the DNC allege any facts … to show that any of the defendants — other than the Russian Federation — participated in the theft of the DNC’s information,” Koeltl said. “Nor does the DNC allege that the defendants ever agreed to help the Russian Federation steal the DNC’s documents.”
It was the legalistic version of: Quit whining, you lost the election.
But Democrats don’t appear ready to take that advice. Every day, more and more House lawmakers are joining the call for impeachment proceedings against President Trump. Apparently convinced that they cannot defeat Trump in 2020, they are scouring the earth to find any way possible to remove him from the White House without actually winning an election. And in the meantime, they accuse HIM of being the one opposing democracy.
If it weren’t deadly serious, it would be hilarious.