If anything was evident from President Trump’s tweets over the weekend, it is that he’s done playing nice with the Russia investigation. Upon learning that the Obama administration went to extraordinary, possibly illegal, lengths to gather information about his campaign, Trump has been a man on fire, demanding that justice be served. After instructing the Justice Department on Sunday to look into allegations that the FBI spied on his associates for political purposes, Trump turned his attention to the wrongdoing of Tony Podesta, the brother of Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chairman.
“Why hasn’t the Podesta brother been charged and arrested, like others, after being forced to close down his very large and successful firm?” Trump wondered. “Is it because he is a VERY well connected Democrat working in the Swamp of Washington, D.C.?”
Do we even need to ask?
The Podesta Group caught the attention of Special Counsel Robert Mueller last October when he was busy trying to drum up some old charges against Paul Manafort. In the process of investigating Manafort’s work as a lobbyist for pro-Russian Ukrainians a decade ago, Mueller discovered that the Podesta Group, headed up by Tony, did some of the same work. In his indictment of Manafort and his associate Rick Gates, Mueller actually mentioned that the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine served as a “mouthpiece” for pro-Russian Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. The Podesta Group did lobbying work for the ECMU at the behest of Manafort and Gates.
But somehow Manafort and Gates are guilty of a crime but Podesta isn’t.
Perhaps Podesta’s indictment is still in the pipeline, but we doubt it. We doubt it because there is nothing that Mueller can gain from charging him. And that’s what his indictment of Manafort and Gates is all about. Mueller doesn’t give a damn about the lobbying work Manafort did for Yanukovych ten years ago! A federal judge has already called the special counsel out on this point: He knows – we ALL know – that his indictment of Manafort serves one purpose alone: To get him to roll on Donald Trump and start spilling secrets of the campaign. If there has ever been a more egregious abuse of prosecutorial power in Washington, it hasn’t been seen in the modern age.
Historians will look back at this investigation and see it for what it is: The point at which the line between politics and law enforcement was blurred beyond all recognition. It will take a while for that consensus to emerge not because it isn’t obvious but because the entirety of the left-wing media is doing everything in its power to cover up for this witch hunt.
We are still discovering what happens when the American people reject the establishment’s chosen candidates and select their own. To say the least, it isn’t pretty.
But Trump is still president, which means we’re still winning. As dark as the clouds are getting, that’s something to celebrate.