If no signs of guilt were produced after two years of digging by an anti-Trump wolfpack, its reasonable to conclude there was no guilt
By Newt Gingrich
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — After nearly a two-year effort – which involved 19 lawyers, 40 staff, more than 2,800 subpoenas, some 500-odd search warrants, around 500 witnesses, and more than $25 million in expenditures – if the Mueller team could have found President Trump guilty, they would have.
After all, Mueller recruited as his legal team – 14 Democrats, 12 of whom have contributed to Democrats.
Yet after 448 pages, the conclusion was no collusion of any kind with Russia, and no proof of obstruction of justice strong enough to warrant prosecution.
And don’t forget, of those lawyers:
- 7 Were Hillary Clinton Donors
- 1 Attended Clinton’s 2016 Election Night Party, and
- 1 Represented the Clinton Foundation & Hillary Clinton herself
- For supposed balance, Mueller had one Republican lawyer on the team, and
- Zero Trump Donors
When almost two years of digging by this anti-Trump wolfpack
could produce no signs of guilt, it is reasonable to conclude that was because there were no signs of guilt.
However, the anti-Trump news media has too much invested in hating Trump to give up just because two years of work by 14 highly motivated, aggressive Democrat lawyers found no laws were broken.
Watching the first wave of reaction to Attorney General William Barr’s Press Conference and release of the Mueller Report led me to conclude that America is trapped in a cycle of news media madness.
The first 24 hours of coverage gave a pretty good clue as to the next phase of this madness.
Every small item in the Mueller Report will become an excuse to harass the Trump team, and Republicans in general.
Just watch: Reporters who have been totally wrong will interview Democratic politicians who were totally wrong, and they both will focus on the next phase of the anti-Trump cycle. It doesn’t matter how often reporters have been demonstrably wrong and misled by their anonymous sources, they still pontificate as though they know something that you and I don’t.
It doesn’t matter how much Democratic Congressmen or Senators were wrong before, they will just launch a new attack on President Trump.
The fascinating thing is President Trump’s ability to ignore the madness and focus on leading the country.
Through all the hysteria – with 92% negative news coverage and Democrats attacking him every day – he has been able to, at a minimum:
- Focus on getting conservative judges confirmed on the Federal Bench
- Continue Cutting Regulations
- Pass Tax Cuts
- Foster Job Creation
- Negotiate out of a concerning North Korea situation
- Keep a steady eye on on the Middle East, Venezuela, and China, and
- Undertake Trade Negotiations with multiple Countries
It has been impressive watching the President limit his
responses to Twitter attacks and sections of his rally speeches while
continuing to hold meetings and focus on the vast substantive challenges facing
And now President Trump is liberated from the dark cloud of the Mueller investigation.
Given the ongoing hostility and negativity with this positive report, imagine what would have happened if President Trump had received the kind of judgment Ken Starr rendered on President Bill Clinton.
In the Starr Report, Clinton
was found to be guilty of breaking the law 11 times. Seven of those charges
included acts of perjury (some multiple times), and five were explicitly
obstruction of justice (including the ninth charge of witness tampering).
Imagine where we would be today if – as was the case in the Clinton investigation conclusions – Robert Mueller had used the word guilty on 11 different counts involving President Trump.
Imagine where we would be today if – as was the case in the Clinton investigation conclusions – the Mueller Report had said President Trump was guilty of five counts of obstruction of justice.
That is where the Left, the news media, and the Democrats had
hoped Mueller would end up. They were counting on a definitive finding of guilt
– just as they were counting on Hillary Clinton to win on election night 2016.
Instead, they were forced to come to grips with a Donald Trump presidency. (Anyone can see it has been agonizing for them.)
So now the Left is, once again, having to come to grips with a deep, bitter disappointment.
The 2016 disappointment led the Left to invent the Russian
collusion explanation because they could not bring themselves to tell Hillary
it was her fault she lost.
I’m interested to see where this latest traumatic disappointment
will lead them – and what they will latch on to as their next vehicle for
Meanwhile, the reality of the Trump Presidency – and the renewed strength of President Trump as a vindicated innocent man – will continue to change America in a direction the country likes… and the Left hates.
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