Does the lawsuit against the Republicans, Russians, and Wikileaks mean that desperate Democrats realize Mueller’s probe won’t find anything?
According to columnist Michael Goodwin, the lawsuit the DNC has launched demonstrates desperate Democrats are trying to find a way to do the job that Mueller is failing to do. He thinks it is also a way to keep the Russian conspiracy in the headlines through the midterms.
Assuming the Democrats have decent lawyers perhaps this explains their strategy. The reason they are pursuing this lawsuit despite the risks of what will get revealed during discovery is that they don’t expect it to go that long. If they can draw out the legal battle until the elections at the end of this year, they can use it to campaign and then “reluctantly” drop the lawsuit in December.
Michael Goodwin writes at the New York Post, “Democrats are getting desperate as Mueller stalls.”
It’s not just Hillary Clinton who can’t quit Russia. The whole Democratic Party keeps going back to 2016.
In a move that reeks of desperation, the DNC filed a civil suit Friday against President Trump’s campaign, Russia and WikiLeaks, alleging a vast (right wing!) conspiracy to tip the election to Trump.
The suit’s flamboyant charges made headlines, but that only served to obscure the real meaning. Namely, that top Dems are giving up their fantasies that special counsel Robert Mueller will deliver them from political purgatory by getting the goods on Trump.
The trashy suit is their way of trying to keep impeachment and Russia, Russia, Russia alive for the midterms in case Mueller’s probe comes up empty.
Truth be told, party leaders are right to be disheartened by setbacks in the War against Trump. For the second time, the president was told he is not a target of Mueller, this time by Rod Rosenstein, the deputy assistant attorney general who created Mueller.
While Trump could still become a target, the odds of that happening decline by the day.
The probe started in the summer of 2016 by the FBI, and was taken over by Mueller nearly a year ago. Despite a large, secret budget and a squad of seasoned gunners, many of them Clinton supporters, Mueller hasn’t produced any evidence of a crime by the president.
If he had, Trump would be a target.
In a more reasonable era, Rosenstein would blow the whistle and declare, “Time’s up.” As I wrote two weeks ago, he or Mueller should at least end the guessing game and tell the public where the probe stands, where it is going and when it’s going to get there.
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