By Jon Dougherty
Top talker Rush Limbaugh on Thursday panned the 440-plus-page report from special counsel Robert Mueller for being unnecessarily long when, given its conclusions, it could have been just “one page.”
But he added that the report was what he thought it was going to be: A gift for Democrats ahead of the 2020 election that they could use to bludgeon POTUS Donald Trump with as they campaign for election or reelection.
“This report is exactly what I thought it was gonna be, and it is being reacted to exactly as I thought it would be reacted to. There is no need for a 400-page report. Thereâ€™s only one reason for a 400-page report, and that is to create the news environment that is occurring right now,” he said during his program.
“This report could have been issued in one page: We found no evidence of collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign, period, and we donâ€™t have enough to say that there was any obstruction of justice. You could have done this in one page, maybe two, and be done with it,” Limbaugh continued.
“But, no. Iâ€™ve had a chance to read some of this report today â€” by no means all of it, itâ€™s 400 pages. And, my friends, Iâ€™m telling you, this report is made to order for the Democrat Party to ignore what is the only important thing about this: no collusion, no obstruction, period. Thatâ€™s it!”
He noted further that talking heads on the cable news networks were discussing “and reading various excerpts from the report” with supposed expert panelists “explaining how, ‘Why didn’t Mueller charge obstruction? Why, it’s all here?'”
“No, it isn’t,” said Limbaugh.
This entire thing is bogus from the beginning.Â I am unable to avoid redundancy here, folks. Iâ€™m unable to avoid repeating things Iâ€™ve said over and over. None of this actually is real, except that it is. None of this was ever necessary. There never was any collusion, and there never was any evidence of any collusion.
This report is just the latest installment of the ongoing effort to convince as many Americans as possible that Donald Trump is illegitimate, that his election was illegitimate, that heâ€™s a bad guy and that he doesnâ€™t deserve to be president. He may not have colluded with Russia, but he sure as hell tried to get in the way of our investigation.
There should not have been an investigation, is the whole point, and this wasnâ€™t an investigation. This is the seminal point that I can make. It is incorrect to characterize what Robert Muellerâ€™s thing was as an investigation. When Robert Mueller was shown the file, the James Comey investigation file when he was shown that after having been named, there was nothing in it.
There has never been any evidence of collusion with Russia between Trump or anybody on his campaign to affect the outcome of the presidential election.Â And the attorney general said so today again and again and again. And this morning before the report was released the Drive-By Media and media complex and Democrat complex were livid that Barr was gonna go first. They were livid.
Former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova noted that now it is time to go after the co-conspirators who got Mueller appointed in the first place, under false pretenses:
Thatâ€™s what Muellerâ€™s probe really was: a taxpayer-funded anti-Trump opposition research team hiding behind a veneer of official legitimacy.
For me, the most troubling part of this entire saga is that the Democrats who undermined the legitimacy of our democracy and the publicâ€™s faith in our institutions in order to push their conspiracy theory almost got what they were really after.
This was never about achieving justice for Russian election interference or obstruction of justice. It wasnâ€™t about uncovering a grand Trump-Russia conspiracy that I doubt most Democratic politicians ever actually believed in.Â It was solely about weakening the president politically by whatever means necessary.
If weâ€™ve learned anything over the past two and half years of RussiaGate, itâ€™s that Democrats will not accept any result short of removing the president from office. No amount of legal exoneration will stop the political witch hunt.
Thatâ€™s why weâ€™ve got to start holding the parties behind this outrageous miscarriage of justice accountable.
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