The Russian Probe is a saga experiencing a daily renewal. Is the narrative based on authentic concern or a fabrication propagated by the overzealous views of a few, wishful-thinking conspirators hoping for a quasi-coup? Either way, the design conveniently lures wandering minds away from a reality filled with critical issues that, with a bit of focus, could actually progress to a better place. Of course, for many, that would also be inconvenient. In these times, the election cycle never ends, as drowning politicians gasp for oxygen that they hope will keep them breathing through the 2018 and 2020 elections. On the flip side, there are more than a few politicians, news media, and fanatics who would do anything to force President Trump out of office.
Sadly, the situation coerced the President into hiring personal legal representation. That alone will have his army of opponents screaming “Guilty!” Honestly, amid this fishing expedition, he’d be a fool not to have an attorney on permanent retainer and by his side at all times.
As for the inquest, who’s guilty, and what crime are they charged with committing? In the past, during Watergate, Iran-Contra, and others, prior to naming an independent counsel, the fact that a crime had been committed was already established. In the case of the Russian Probe into election tampering and campaign collusion, there is no explicit evidence of a crime. As many times as it has been asked, it is obvious that no one can specifically name a certain crime committed by a specific person. Certainly no one has been charged.
As you know, I’m not a lawyer, so don’t take legal advice from me. Nevertheless, some of the accusations don’t even qualify as crimes. The President of the United States has carte blanche freedom to decide if intelligence should or should not remain classified. He also has the right to share that information — classified or not — with anyone he sees fit as long as, in his mind, it is in the best interests of the country.
Besides, prior to the election and, for some, after the election, Trump’s campaign personnel were private citizens. Civilians in the US are afforded the right to speak to whomever they wish. Incidentally, what exactly do these investigators and grandstanding politicians mean by “collusion”? Why don’t they just call it “treason”? Did Trump or any of his employees tamper with the election on a level that would rise to treason? Treason is a serious crime, punishable by death. Most moderately intelligent people would be aware of the fact that assisting the Russians in election sabotage would lead them to the electric chair. If his employees would do that for him, he must be a mighty fine guy to work for. Still, after nearly a year of investigation, there is apparently no evidence.
The most profound question might find its answer in the mind of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Why did he think FBI director James Comey should be fired? Moreover, why did he name former FBI director Robert Mueller as Special Counsel a couple of days after reading Comey’s file and writing a memo in support of his release?
Perhaps the investigation is more about Comey’s actions than it is about Trump or Trump’s staff. Finally, what about Susan Rice? Unmasking an American citizen to self-satisfy a political purpose is a crime. We know she did have Trump’s team unmasked. Which agent obliged her demand? Ultimately, after she’d achieved the unmasking, who leaked the information to Hillary’s camp as well as to certain biased media organizations? The leak is also certainly a crime.
I ask you Connor: Who is the real target of this investigation?
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