Editorial

No Collusion with Russia,

Trump cleared by futile ‘witch hunt’ costing 25 million

Yatindra Bhatnagar

Whatever hair-splitting the Democrats, the fake news media and other anti-Trump left and liberals have started doing after the Mueller report came out,  there is no evidence that Donald Trump and the Russians had any collusion nor the President did anything to obstruct justice in the investigation.

That is the effective and conclusive gist of two-years of extensive investigation against the president, the like of which was never done anytime.  The end result, to the utter disappointment of the Democrats and dismay of the anti-Trump mainstream media and the liberal-left, was out this week to boost the chances of Donald Trump for re-election in 2020.

Attorney General William Barr, March 24, sent to Congress a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings, finally clearing the air that should end at least this unnecessary and highly bitter and much debated battle between the two sides.

Understandably, the mainstream media has not displayed the conclusion properly and the Democrats, while scratching their collective heads are looking for other ways to continue this battle. On the other hand, delighted and buoyed Trump and his supporters are now talking about investigating ‘the other side’ that is believed to have knowingly committed blunders, broken laws, destroyed and suppressed evidence to hold on to power and money, and themselves  colluded with foreign powers to try to defeat Trump.

While the full report has not been made public – the Dems want it hoping to find some straw to hold on, and of course to look for new tactics to fight the 2020 election that they now will face without their main platform for impeachment of the president.

Still we never know what Trump will face in the light of never-say-die political manipulation by the disappointed opponent. Ah, the fury of a battered loser!

The funny part of Mueller report is that despite not having any evidence of ‘obstruction of justice’ the special counsel does not exonerate him. Wow! No evidence, but no exoneration.  Some Mueller justice!

According to Barr’s summary of the report, the extensive investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election failed to produce sufficient evidence that Trump or anyone involved in his campaign aided in Russian efforts to sway the election in his favor.

“Special counsel did not find anyone with the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government,” Barr wrote in a four-page letter to lawmakers that summarized his “principal conclusions” after reviewing the report.

Barr similarly explains in the letter that the special counsel declined to reach a conclusion about whether the president obstructed justice. “While this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him,” reads a section of the report pertaining to the obstruction issue, according to Barr.

This part the Democrats are sure to cite as they proceed with the myriad ongoing Congressional investigations into Trump, his associates, his campaign and transition team.

During his Senate confirmation hearing, Barr vowed to make public as much of the report as possible while observing Justice Department guidelines, one of which prohibits the identification of individuals who were investigated but never charged.

Despite Mueller’s failure to prove that Trump or his campaign officials aided in Russian efforts to influence US elections, some Democrats, such as rabid Trump-hater and House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D.- Calif.), continue to claim that information that’s already is public is sufficient to conclude that Trump’s associates did, in fact, collude with the Russians.

The hair-splitting rhetoric that “There’s a difference between compelling evidence of collusion and whether the special counsel concludes that he can prove beyond a reasonable doubt the criminal charge of conspiracy,” as Schiff told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.”

However, The White House celebrated Barr’s summary as a clear vindication of the president.

“The Special Counsel did not find any collusion & did not find any obstruction. Attorney General Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein further determined there was no obstruction. The findings…are a total & complete exoneration of the President of the U.S,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

The Mueller- report should end this bitter feud; and all those involved and affected by the on-going witch-hunt should move on to better things such as making the nation secure, prosperous, united, peaceful, and great.

 

  

3/25/19