After months of investigation into President Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia, no substantial evidence has surfaced to back the charge. Amazingly, this investigation has gone on for nearly a year, and according to Senator Angus King (I-ME), the investigation is only about 20% complete! As this case drags on and evidence continues to evade investigators, it looks more and more like Donald Trump is innocent. As Democrats and other resistance politicians push farther and farther in their desperate reach for substantiation of some – any — wrongdoing, it seems inevitable that their plan may indeed backfire. The Russia collusion probe can only focus on the president and his associates fruitlessly for so long before it must either end or turn to the Democrats of the previous administration.
Russia’s interference in the 2016 election is being investigated by the intelligence community, the FBI, a special investigator with a theoretically unlimited budget, and multiple congressional committees. Given the considerable resources – very likely millions of tax dollars, though we may never know exactly how much –, there appear to be three possible explanations for why no proof of anything involving the president yet exists. In reality, there are only two possible options: Either President Trump and or someone from his campaign colluded with Russians, or they didn’t. His innocence is the first and simplest possible explanation. The evidence hasn’t been found because it’s becoming obvious that it does not exist. At this point, President Trump’s guilt requires one of the other two possible explanations. Either he’s some super-spy or those investigating him are completely incompetent. Well, perhaps there’s a third reason. Maybe those out to get the president have an agenda.
When Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Lankford (R-OK) effectively set the scene for the alleged meeting between Sessions and the ambassador from Russia during the Q&A section of his hearing. Senator Cotton (R-AR) followed up immediately by ridiculing the entire investigation as the worst spy-fiction plot ever hatched. He then referenced the lack of evidence against the president and a strong suggestion of Democrat corruption as well as an exposed leak somewhere between the Committee and Former FBI Director James Comey.
Sen. Cotton’s question to Jeff Sessions easily applies to the entire inquiry. What do we believe happened here? For the president to have colluded with Russians and continually evade conviction, he must be far more clever than the intelligence committee and all the others involved. Is he a criminal genius – a super-spy with god-like abilities? Or, as those who push for his removal via U.S. Constitution Amendment 25 assert, a complete nincompoop? The left has finally reached the point where they must pick one because he can’t be both.
If the president is innocent or if he the greatest spy to ever live, thus far this witch hunt has turned out to be an embarrassing waste of taxpayer resources.
On the other hand, the longer this investigation continues, the more the left appears to be the guilty party. During his testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee and the world, former FBI Director James Comey dropped two bombs right in the middle of the collusion narrative. First, he revealed that President Trump was never the subject of any FBI criminal investigation. Second, he outed his former boss, then Attorney General Loretta Lynch, for ordering him to refer to the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton as a “matter” to match what the Clinton campaign was calling it at the time.
It took a little while, but Congress finally took the obvious action required by Mr. Comey’s revelation and called former Attorney General Lynch to testify on whether she interfered with the Clinton email investigation. Just a couple of days ago, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich proposed that Barack Obama needs to answer for his involvement. The Washington Examiner reports:
“How can you be told the president of the U.S. knew last August the Russians were, in fact, involved in this and not ask him and ask him under oath? I mean, how can you be so irresponsible?” Gingrich added. “The House and Senate are going to have to call Obama in and say, ‘who told you?’ ‘When did you have the meetings?’ ‘Who advised you?’ ‘Why did you not decide to do anything? ‘And then, ‘why did you keep quiet for six months while everybody looked at the Russians and Trump when you, in fact, had this information last August?'”
As Liberty Nation’s own Jeff Charles recently explained, Americans aren’t buying the collusion narrative, and we’re tired of hearing about it. The backlash against the Obama administration is as inevitable as it was – for some of us – foreseeable. For many, this backlash took longer than expected or desired, but it’s here now.
The Democrats’ will finally get their much-deserved turn in the hot seat. Now it’s up to the Republicans to turn up the heat.