Everything takes forever in Washington. Now it’ll be a month until we have Rosenstein’s replacement in place. Rosen is currently Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. I hope President Trump has some feel good stuff coming up soon because I haven’t seen any winning in a while and I’m getting bored.
Let’s face it, inaction by the Trump Administration to clean up the nightmare in the Justice Department (Mueller, Rosenstein, FISA Courts and the whole FBI in general) has been a discouraging debacle. But Julie Kelly lays out why she thinks that will now turn around with installation of William Barr as the AG. Read it and see what you think. It sounds good but two years of this nonsense has worn down my optimism.
This article hits some of the high points. If Barr can begin controlling the Justice Department and get it working on the real legal problems we currently face (people being fired or de-platformed for being normal) then we might see life returning somewhat to normal.
I’ll start out by saying straight out I’m simply stating my opinion based on what the situation seems to be to me. I have no inside info and I’m not sure anyone outside the White House knows all the facts on the ground. That being said here goes.
First assumption I make is that Robert Mueller means to persecute President Trump’s associates until he can produce enough circumstantial evidence to indict the President. My second assumption is that he already has a bunch of things that he can unleash at any time. My third assumption is that firing Rosenstein and Mueller after the new House is convened would be worse than doing it now.
Based on these assumptions, which are completely my own calculations of where things stand, I think President Trump will fire Robert Mueller in the next couple of days. He’ll probably fire Rosenstein too. But that is even less certain than the rest of this hypothesizing.
The fallout from such a course of action is much more certain. The New York Times, Washington Post and the rest of the rags and CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC and NBC will explode with leaked stories accusing President Trump and all his associates inside and outside of the administration with every atrocity since the Sack of Rome. Following this the Democratic House will begin investigations and shortly after that start the Impeachment Circus. Will they impeach him? Sure. The only question in my mind is whether any of the idiot Republicans in the Senate decide to turn on the President. Luckily, I think the great majority of them are smarter than that. So, we probably lose a whole year going through this charade.
But by my reckoning that is actually the best way to handle this whole thing. Delaying any of these steps only makes it worse. Hopefully President Trump has gone through this too and recognizes the folly of letting this get drawn out. The sooner he begins this Kabuki Theater act, the more space he puts between this farce and the 2020 election. Waiting will sink his last two years and invites Mueller to tear even more people apart. And he might as well pardon all the folks Mueller has indicted and prosecuted. And as soon as he fires Mueller he should set up Rudy Giuliani to prosecute all the Dems and Deep Staters who have been running this treasonous witch hunt for the last three years. And that should include Obama and his evil cronies and the Clintons.
So that’s my outsider, not clued in, totally uninformed opinion. Fire these sons of bitches and let the chips fly where they will. The American state is divided into two approximately equal groups. One half likes you and won’t care at all about the crap that will fly in all directions. The other half already hates you and it won’t make them hate you any more than they do. So, go for it! It will be an enormous shot in the arm for the dirt people and it will drive the moonbats right through escape velocity and headed for interstellar space. Just my two cents.
The Conservative Treehouse has a pretty thorough treatment of what President Trump’s order to investigate political motivations in the DOJ’s Trump campaign spying effort means. I have to say I thought Trump and Mueller were playing chicken with each other. Maybe we’ve moved past that. Maybe this now has to be resolved by someone going to prison. Or several somebodies. Unless Mueller has a smoking gun (which seems very unlikely) it looks like McCabe, Comey and company are about to be charged with criminal charges. The thing that occurs to me is that at some point somebody is going to sing to save his own neck. None of these guys wants to go to prison. My guess is McCabe but I am only looking in from the dark outside. Maybe it’ll be Comey or Bruce Ohr or Peter Strzok. But whoever sings first will get the best deal. We live in interesting times. Let’s hope they don’t get much more interesting than they already are.