A weasel in a tweed suit.
I hate to say we told you so, but we told you so.
In numerous posts we expressed doubts about Mueller. Highly representative was this concluding note of our March 5th post for which I was severely criticized:
"After almost two years, Mueller should be primed and ready to pounce. Is he?
Or is Mueller just another fat, dumb and happy D.C. bureaucrat? The fact the Democratic leadership in the House a few days ago launched a full-bore investigation of Trump is not a positive indicator of where the Mueller investigation is headed:
An anticlimax without a climax preceding it."
My worst fears -- yours too, probably -- were realized.
Mueller is a pimp for a system he doesn´t understand.
Here is what I mean by that statement:
If Mueller or anybody around him understood elections, they would know the following truth about "collusion": like "responsible mining," it doesn´t exist, at least in the way it is commonly understood.
Case in point: I was working for a candidate to the U.S. House. Suddenly a mysterious ad appeared knocking our opponent. We discovered the unknown good samaritan -- a professional group which our opponent had voted against when he was in the state legislature.
We had nothing to do with the ad; we never met with the group behind it. Never, even decades later.
I think Russian participation in the 2016 election was of the same order.
I suspect the truth of the entire squalid Trump-Russia affair is this:
(i) Trump has well-known U.S. mafia ties. See our post of 2015, "How To Knock Out Donald Trump."
(ii) Long before the election, the Russian mafia and their American colleagues talked. A mutual assistance pact was worked out. The Americans contacted Trump who
(iii) laundered money for the Russian mafia. There -- that´s the crime. See out post "Trump´s Fatal Error: The Laundry Hypothesis." The collusion charge is pure blue smoke and mirrors, a.k.a horseshit and gunsmoke, to distract attention.
(iv) Putin of course knew all about Trump´s money laundering. Putin ardently worked against Hillary not because he hates her but because
(v) he knew his knowledge of Trump´s criminal activities would give him leverage over the White House in case Trump won.
Putin was right, but perhaps only temporarily because
(vi) Trump is mentally unstable.
When Mueller initially agreed to head the investigation with the proviso that ONLY the election would be investigated, willingly or not, knowingly or not, he fatally tied his own hands. The entire Trump-Russia affair makes no sense unless Russian mafioso money laundering is brought into play.
What we have here is a classic case of something we have noted on numerous occasions:
(i) He who controls the definitions of the situation controls the situation. (ii) He who controls the situation makes the rules of the game. (iii) He who makes the rules of the game has the power and wins the game. In the opening definition of the situation that ONLY the 2016 election could be investigated, the game was over before it began.
I said Mueller doesn´t understand the system. Like so many Washingtonians, he does it; he does not know it.
I would be willing to write Mueller off as just another FBI kewpie-pie guy were it not for a singularly dangerous trend he evinces.
Attorney General William Barr´s 4-page summary of the Meuller report noted that “while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him” on the obstruction of justice issue.
Weasel words par excellence. Neither fish nor fowl but fudge -- legalistic fudge.
Mueller and his staff are practicing proto-totalitarianism. Unlike them I lived in Moscow. Hannah Arendt nailed something cold in her classic work The Origins of Totalitarianism. Under totalitarian systems the "might" factor reigns. That is to say: anybody, including Robert Meuller, -- you too, dear reader -- might be a traitor.
Therefore we have to lock you up.
You just saw where the United States is headed.
Mueller & Company do it; they do not know it.