By now, most Americans are tired of the endless news reports about the Mueller investigation and allegations of “Russian collusion” by Donald Trump. There’s not a shred of evidence that Trump colluded with Russians, despite daily allegations for the past two years. (There’s ample evidence that Hillary Clinton did collude with Russians to produce the discredited “dossier” on Trump, but that’s a story for another day).
The Mueller investigation report should be released soon and it’s already shaping up as the greatest anticlimax in U.S. political history. Mueller secured a lot of indictments of peripheral figures and put a number of people behind bars, but none of them was convicted for campaign collusion or obstruction related to Russia. These were the main mandates for Robert Mueller.
None of this has touched Trump. Does this mean the White House and the American people can get back to normal? No way!
The Democrats know that Mueller will not implicate the president, so they are already moving toward new investigations of… whatever. As shown in this article, committees in the House of Representatives have issued information requests to over 80 Trump associates demanding tax returns, financial statements, emails and interviews covering events that go back as far as 10 years, long before Trump ran for president. This is an abuse of power (because it does not relate to presidential conduct in the execution of laws passed by Congress).
Many of the recipients may simply ignore the letters, which is their legal right. This may result in subpoenas, but those can be resisted also with court orders. In other words, Mueller settles nothing and the “witch hunt” will continue until either Trump is impeached or the next presidential election arrives.
Get ready for two more years of dysfunction in Washington, regardless of the contents of the Mueller report.
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