(National Sentinel)Â Political espionage: If you are still believing the hype from both political parties that special counsel Robert Mueller, BFF of fired FBI Director James Comey, was appointed strictly as an “independent” counsel to probe alleged “collusion” between Team Trump and the Russians – andÂ not a plant to bring down the president – you can stop thinking that.
Leaks by the Deep State to the disgustingÂ Washington Post on Wednesday – the day Republicans were scrambling for their lives on a baseball field in Northern Virginia – published a story claiming that Mueller is looking intoÂ obstruction of justice charges against President Donald J. Trump.
The report noted:
The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russiaâ€™s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said.
The move by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trumpâ€™s conduct marks a major turning point in the nearly year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates, officials said.
The obstruction-of-justice investigation of the president began days after Comey was fired on May 9, according to people familiar with the matter. Muellerâ€™s office has taken up that work, and the preliminary interviews scheduled with intelligence officials indicate that his team is actively pursuing potential witnesses inside and outside the government.
Of course, this could all beÂ just a coincidence, right? After all, there’s nothing to the appointment of aÂ special prosecutor to investigate this president (again…and again…and again) who just happens to be a former FBI director himself and best bud of the guy who got fired…right?
It’s not like they conferred before Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week, right? Oh, wait….
Is it possible that this was all just a…set up? That perhaps Comey broke the law by leaking sensitive information in conversations he allegedly had with Trump -Â just so a special prosecutor would be named?
Well, call us conspiracy theorists, but yeah, it sure seems like this has all been a set up to get our president from the outset. And now the Deep State has all the pieces in place.
Russia hacked election? Nope. Fake news did Hillary in? Nope. Trump-Putin teamed up to collude? Nope. What now?? Ah! OBSTRUCTION!!!! #bs
— J.D. Heyes (@JDHeyes) June 15, 2017
If this sham is allowed to proceed, there is only one logical outcome: The finding or, actually, more correctly, theÂ creation of “evidence” that Trump somehow, acting in his constitutional role as head of the Executive Branch, did something improper to someone…at some point…when he, you know, tried to run the Executive Branch.
Constitutional experts have been saying for weeks now there is noÂ there, there, when it comes to obstruction. Or anything else Trump and his administration have been accused of doing even after, as the Post reminds us, aÂ year-long investigation, in which hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars have no doubt been expended.
But not one dollar has been expended investigatingÂ Comey’s illegal leak. Or all of the leaking – from the Justice Department, intelligence agencies and the White House.Â Weird, huh?
They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2017
As the president has said repeatedly – and said again today – this is a “witch hunt.” It’s actually worse than that; this is the Deep State’s effort to take out a duly-elected president simply because they fear that he will do what he campaigned to do, drain the nasty, infested, incestuous swamp in which they swim.
It’s time to band together to support the president. He will need it in the months ahead.
Update [12:30 CST]:Â It should be noted that following Comey’s Feb. 14 private dinner with Trump, in which the president allegedly said (Trump has denied it) “I hope you can see your way past” the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, the former FBI directorÂ never reported toÂ anyone that he believed the president was ordering him to drop the investigation (which Trump, as head of the Executive Branch, has a constitutional right to do). Only after he wasÂ fired by Trump did Comey turn around and then claim the president was attempting to “obstruct” him.
As to the Post story, something stinks about it. Consider that inÂ March, Comey told the president he wasn’t under investigation again – and he would have been had their been alleged “obstruction of justice.” And yet, as the Post stated, Trump did not come under investigation for obstruction untilÂ after Comey was fired.
Finally,Â if Trump had actuallyÂ ordered the Flynn and Russia investigation halted, it obviouslyÂ wasn’tÂ halted – and the president would have followed up on such an order to ensure the investigation was shut down. As Donald Trump Jr. notes, when dad gives an order, there is no ambiguity; everyone knows it’s an order:
3/3 Knowing my father for 39 years when he "orders or tells" you to do something there is no ambiguity, you will know exactly what he means
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017