After Democrats embarrassed themselves by putting Special Counsel Robert Mueller on the witness stand on Wednesday, President Trump went on Sean Hannity’s program the next night to thrash the party and the investigation for putting the American people through a fake hoax for more than two years.
“I didn’t do it,” Trump said, referring to the conclusions of the report. “And then they say, ‘He obstructed.’ They said there was no collusion but “he obstructed,’ and there has never been anything like this ever in this country.”
In his testimony before the House this week, Mueller confirmed for Democrats that Trump had not been “exonerated” of the obstruction crime by his team. This, of course, is a non sequitur that the Democrats are using as a fig leaf. It was not up to Mueller to exonerate Trump of any and all crimes that one could possibly imagine. Indeed, it is not up to any prosecutor to reach such a conclusion, and Mueller should know that as well as anyone. His job was solely to see if there was enough evidence to bring charges against President Trump. He found there was not. That’s the end of the ballgame.
But for Democrats hellbent on impeachment, it was just enough gas to keep the car running.
“Today was a watershed day in telling the facts to the American people,” said House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY). “With those facts, we can proceed, and we face a time of great danger.”
On that last point, he would be in agreement with President Trump.
“This should never happen to another President of the United States again,” he told Hannity. “This is an absolute catastrophe for our country. This was a fake witch hunt. This was treason. This was high crimes. This was everything as bad a definition you want to come up with.”
It has been conveniently forgotten by the news media, but the original reason for Mueller’s investigation was to find out if Trump or any member of his 2016 campaign colluded with the Russians to tamper with our democracy. To find out, more specifically, if anyone in the Trump orbit conspired with Russian hackers to steal and disseminate emails procured from the Democratic National Committee and/or Clinton campaign chief John Podesta. Mueller concluded that there was no such collusion.
The report was the end of the Great Russian Conspiracy, but if we needed a final nail in the coffin, Wednesday’s testimony hammered it in. Now Democrats want to use Trump’s disgust with this witch hunt as an excuse to accuse him of a whole different set of crimes.
Never in American history has a party gone this far to dispute the results of a fair and free election. Imagine the stunts they’ll pull if Trump wins again next year.