The long-awaited tome of Russia-related wrongdoings penned by special counsel Robert Mueller and his crack team of former-Clinton legal minions is now in the capable hands of U.S. Attorney General William Barr. News broke on Friday, March 22 and Americans began celebrating what they expected to be the conclusion of the media’s incessant blathering over what the investigation would surely find – a laundry list of impeachable crimes. Never-Trumpers expressed excitement while waiting anxiously for leakers to do their job and drop tidbits of salacious proof of evil collusion. Alas, it was not to come; talking heads were reduced to tears and the Democratic Party became enraged as MAGA-supporting Americans said in concert, “Told you so.”
Where does this leave a fractured electorate? Is there even a hint of possibility to bridge the ever-widening divide of American political discourse?
That depends on the angry ones.
Once the reverberating shock of “no new indictments” dissipated, the angry mob of leftists who have claimed for two years that Mueller was “closing in” on a soon-to-be dispatched President Trump, regrouped and launched plan B. The back-up plan may be underway, but they are mangling the message – from MSNBC’s Joy Reid attempting to sow “seeds of cover up” to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Lewis Nadler (D-NY) channeling his namesake in being slapstick ridiculous and claiming “we’re in charge.” Angry much? Nadler claims the powers of Congress will outweigh Mueller’s resources, indicating he and his colleagues aren’t in love with the special counsel anymore and perhaps want Americans to believe there is a coverup in the Department of Justice.
Nadler made this preposterous statement on a Saturday morning cable news program, indicating he has already found crimes that Mueller did not:
“Well, there have been obstructions of justice, whether they are – clearly, whether they are criminal obstruction is another question. But we have – the special prosecutor is limited in scope. His job was limited in scope and limited to crimes. What Congress has to do is look at a broader picture. We are in charge – we have the responsibility of protecting the rule of law, of looking at obstructions of justice, abuses of power, at corruption, in order to protect the rule of law so that our democratic institutions are not greatly damaged by this president.”
So … um … now we’re looking for non-criminal activities to wield against the president, since Mueller didn’t work out as planned. Hmm.
But Nadler is pandering – whereas House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins (R-GA) is thinking rationally:
“And so what we’re seeing is they think that they can go into the Judiciary Committee or any other committee and have a limited budget, limited subpoena power, limited staff and go up against and investigation that lasted 22 months, had unlimited power, unlimited subpoena power, had plenty of investigators – and they think they can find something more than what they did, then I think they’re sadly mistaken.”
And, so it goes. Nothing has changed since the special counsel handed his findings to Barr.
A Nation Divided
In the not too distant past, America dealt with another highly-anticipated special investigation – one conducted by Kenneth Starr, who was unfortunate enough to be assigned the task of rooting through President Bill Clinton’s sordid business and personal affairs. Starr’s investigation dragged on for four and a half years, cost a whopping $39 million, and helped hand Clinton a re-election.
Why? Because Americans were tired of hearing about Clinton’s activities from before he was in office and the romping sexual acts he committed under his wife’s nose. Republicans couldn’t let go the goal of removing the Arkansas Romeo, pursuing it to their own detriment.
Now American history is poised to repeat but with Democrats on the losing end and still reeling with the bitter taste of loss in 2016. But in case they actually care about the citizens of this country, they would do well to get down to the business they were elected for and stop chasing a man that has been vetted and vindicated more than any other president in our storied past. Americans are tired of the nonsense.