American President Donald Trump tweeted this week, “No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!” after Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted a report that concluded there was no evidence of Russian collusion by the President, his family, or anyone on his campaign team, nor is there any evidence to support obstruction of justice charges against the President.
Following one year, ten months, five days, and millions of taxpayer dollars, Mr. Mueller’s investigation and the corresponding mainstream news media coverage has proven a futile attack not just on the reputation and character of the President but on the whole of American democracy in an attempt to subvert the result of a Presidential election motivated purely by partisan spite. President Trump went along with the investigation and in the end all Mr. Mueller found out was what the President had already told the public.
In Attorney General William Barr’s summary, Mr. Mueller’s report “didn’t find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its effort to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election”. No collusion with Russian President Vladimir Putin or his agents, no conspiracy to ‘steal’ the 2016 election, and no co-ordination with Russia to create confusion and division among American voters.
The only collusion, confusion, and division stems from the deep and wide failure of responsibility by the American mainstream media to investigate and produce fact-based news to the public. Instead, the pro-Democrat media was clearly exposed as repeatedly leaking and suppressing information dependant upon whether it favours or harms their cause. Rather than accepting that they have been exposed for what they are, the media instead doubled down with attempts to disregard Mr. Mueller’s report now that it did not support their narratives. CNN alone repeated “does not exonerate” 120 times in a single day as House Democrats are now expected to push for impeachment proceedings anyway.
In an interview, White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley said, “I spoke to the President about this, I was at Mar-a-Lago with him when this all started coming down, and he was obviously very happy with the outcome, but he made the point to me, ‘I’m angry, do you think it’s ok to be angry?' I said absolutely, you should be and I think the American people should be.”
The Mueller investigation by the numbers
500 search warrants
13 Russian nationals with suspiciously good computer skills
12 Russian intelligence officers
8 indictments against Americans with past affiliation to President Trump’s campaign or administration
3 Russian companies
2 other people who seem to have heard something at the time
What was not explained throughout the investigation were questions surrounding then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s role in handing over 20 percent of America’s uranium supplies to Uranium One, a company entirely owned by the Russian government. This company was controlled by Ian Telfer, a major donor to the Clinton Foundation, and was the successor to a company controlled by Frank Giustra, another major donor to the Clinton Foundation. To date, no serious investigation has been launched into this highly controversial decision.
So, why was such an investigation even launched? The far-left and progressive branches of politics and society, including the vast majority of the mainstream news media, use the well-know tactic of deflection whereby you accuse your opponent of committing offenses that you and your team actually have to distract and deflect public opinion away from what must not be discovered – your own illegal activities.
The best Mr. Mueller could come up with was President Trump’s guilt by association. Campaign Manager Paul Manafort was convicted of hiding earnings, some of them from advising a pro-Russian party in Ukraine, and his business partner Rick Gates plead guilty to lying to investigators. A Dutch lawyer named Alex van Der Zwaan served thirty days for lying to the FBI about contact between Mr. Gates and an unnamed person in Ukraine. George Papadopoulos, a minor figure in President Trump’s early campaign, served 12 days in jail for lying to investigators. Michael Flynn, President Trump’s first National Security Advisor, plead guilty to lying to the FBI about conversations with the Russian ambassador, but the content and significance of the conversations is unclear. Two of Mr. Flynn’s advisors were charged with violating lobbying rules in their work for Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Michael Cohen was convicted of campaign finance violations for paying off Stormy Daniels, tax and bank fraud, and lying to Congress. Roger Stone is accused of lying to Congress about his links to Wikileaks.
Michael Avenatti, who represented Ms. Daniels, was arrested this week, accused of four counts of wire and bank fraud by the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York. Nicola T. Hanna, the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California, said in a press release that Mr. Avenatti was also being accused by his office of embezzling a client’s settlement fee. Additionally, Mr. Avenatti is accused of attempting to extort USD $20 million from Nike regarding an NCAA and Nike basketball scandal. If convicted on all charges, he could face up to 50 years in prison.