Robert Mueller has made it clear where the ‘Trump-Russia’ collusion investigation will end – with Trump’s impeachment.
Ex-federal prosecutor, Andrew McCarthy, has written an article for National Review with the headline, “It Is Now an Obstruction Investigation”, pointing out that this means it is an impeachment investigation.
McCarthy aptly notes that Mueller has forced Flynn, Papadopoulos and Manafort to confess to possessing “incriminating information about the major scheme under investigation”. Then, he got them to plead guilty to the inchoate scheme itself. This legal maneuver builds a strong circumstantial case that the scheme actually exists!
On the other hand, Mueller’s strategy reveals that the collusion charge is bogus and by default, the obstruction charge now making the rounds may not hold up in court.
“In case the FBI had a collusion case of some kind, after investigating for over a year, Flynn and Papadopoulos would have been pressured to plead guilty to some quite serious charges. Then , it would all be reflected in the charges lodged against Manafort. Clearly, the pleas and the indictment have nothing to do with collusion – Mueller has no collusion case,” McCarthy writes.
The Left is not okay with Trump fiing Comey – they viewed such a move as obstruction of justice. However, McCarthy reminds us that as “president, Trump had the power to exercise prosecutorial discretion and to fire the FBI director.”
He would even be in the clear if this was a matter for the court, but unfortunately, this is when the killing blow enters the picture.
According to McCarthy, obstructing an FBI investigation is not prosecutable in court and it does not matter – Mueller will throw his results into the lap of Congress, and we all know with what opinion are the majority of lawmakers on the president.
It would be foolish to count Trump out, besring in mind that he is a clever and street smart guy, but when the entire machination of the Deep State is working with no flaws with the window dressing of our ‘representative government’, it is an extreme case of David versus Goliath.