By J. D. Heyes
In a column forÂ Fox NewsÂ on Tuesday, former U.S. district attorney and national security prosecutor Andrew McCarthy asked a question that the American people deserve an answer to: Just how long did former special counselÂ Robert MuellerÂ know that the â€œTrump-Russia collusionâ€ narrative was a hoax?
Noting that the wordÂ collusionÂ became highly â€œelastic,â€ having been slung about by Democrats angry aboutÂ Hillary Clintonâ€™s loss to someone they consider to be no better than a carnival barker, a sideshow, a joke, there was never any substance to it.
In fact, as McCarthy wrote, â€˜collusionâ€™ as it began as an allegation involved two separateÂ non-criminal incidents: The infamous â€œTrump Tower meetingâ€ which lasted only as long as Donald Trump, Jr. and Jared Kushner determined that the Russian lawyer meeting with them had no â€œdirtâ€ on Hillary; and incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynnâ€™s pre-inaugural conversation with a Russian diplomat.
â€œThe only â€˜collusionâ€™ prosecutors care about is conspiracy; a criminal agreement to violate a federal penal statute â€“ such as the laws against hacking,â€ he wrote. â€œThere was never any such evidence. There was just unverified, sensational, hearsay nonsense â€“ the Steele dossier generated by the Clinton campaign.â€
So a) Why was Mueller even appointed; and b) Why did it take him so long to â€˜figure outâ€™ that there was never any collusion?
Some people believe they have discovered the reason: Robbing the president of power.
Never forget that theÂ realÂ reason Mueller was appointed had nothing to do with â€œcollusionâ€ and everything to do with getting rid of POTUS Trump. As such, it makes perfect sense that Mueller would wait until the most opportune time for the presidentâ€™s opponents, not for the president, before he released his â€˜findings.â€™
True PunditÂ reported,Â quoting unnamed Justice Department sources, that the significant portion of the investigation was done by August 2018. An insider source claimed, â€œ(Rod) Rosenstein was briefed and it was common gossip and well-known nothing had been pinned on Trump and it was wrapping up.â€
That gibes with something former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova revealed in September, that Mueller was privately telling some people that he â€œwas handed a piece of crapâ€ regarding the initial â€˜Russian collusionâ€™ allegation against POTUS and his 2016 campaign,Â The National SentinelÂ reported.
â€œThis is going to be a bad next 30 days for a bunch of people in the FBI and DoJ under Obama,â€ diGenova predicted.Â
â€œThe Mueller probe is coming to an end withÂ noÂ indictments about collusion whatsoever. There will be one further indictmentâ€ regarding a false statement made â€œto the FBI, but other than that, itâ€™s over, andÂ Mueller has told very close associates he was handed â€˜a piece of crapâ€™ on collusion. They knew it from Day One,â€ he added.
DiGenovaâ€™s timing was off some, but there was an additional indictment: Roger Stone, POTUS Trumpâ€™s long-time confidant. He wasnâ€™t charged with lying to the FBI, however, he was charged, in part, with lying to Congress.
Still, what diGenova said about Mueller knowing this was a â€œcrapâ€ sandwich from day one is telling given the fact that, as McCarthy notes, there were never any illegalities alleged against the Trump campaign or the president himself. In fact,Â in an April 2018 interview, diGenova noted that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein â€œcreated a special counsel where none is authorized by law.â€
As for robbing POTUS of power, notice how Mueller waited until after the 2018 midterms, allowing the hoax to become part of the Democratsâ€™ campaign strategy. And it worked, like a charm.
â€œWhen Special Counsel Mueller closed his investigation last week, he almost certainly knew for about a year and a half that there was no collusion case. Indeed, the indictments that he did bring appeared to preclude the possibility that the Trump campaign conspired with the Kremlin,â€ McCarthy wrote. â€œYet the investigation continued.Â
A version of this story first appeared at NewsTarget.
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