Is it over? I’m talking about the allegations of “Russian collusion” aimed by the media and the deep state at President Trump.
The Mueller report on collusion was issued a few weeks ago and it gave Trump a clean bill of health. Can we put that two-year “witch hunt” behind us and move on? Unfortunately not.
The Mueller report may be done, but the name calling, investigations and accusations are still going strong. The Democratic House of Representatives has launched a dozen separate investigations and issued almost 100 demand letters for testimony and documents looking into Trump’s tax returns, Trump’s business records, the Trump inauguration and much more including… wait for it… collusion.
These lines of attack will continue straight through Election Day in 2020 (and maybe longer if Trump wins reelection and the Democrats keep the House).
Meanwhile, Trump has begun his counterattack. As this article explains, evidence has now surfaced that surveillance of the Trump campaign started long before the “official” date of July 2016. It appears the Obama administration had been abusing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) all along and had spied on Republicans and “unmasked” American citizens who were surveillance targets through U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power, who had no business reviewing such requests but was a convenient accomplice in the illegal spying.
While the Mueller investigation was pending, Trump’s critics claimed all roads lead to Moscow. Now it appears that all roads lead to Ukraine and that it was the Obama team with Ukrainian help who tried to rig the 2016 election.
This battle will continue. Investors can expect more acrimony, more uncertainty and more market volatility as a result.
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