Back when the earth was still warm, the FBI had its glory days. Everybody, I mean everybody, watched the TV show "The FBI." Here´s the stirring intro seen Sunday evening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIT-aCOypjM
You cannot say ex-FBI Director Robert Mueller´s appearance before Congress July 24 offered nothing new. On the contrary, it was the first instance in recorded history of an anti-climax without a climax preceding it.
Exactly like his predecessor James Comey, Mueller is a kewpie-pie guy. A weasel in a tweed suit.
The clever man showed how cleaver he is by repeating his core finding of his 400-plus page report: his investigation did not exonerate Trump from committing a crime. “The finding indicates that the president was not exculpated for the acts that he allegedly committed.”
It is a shame that like Comey, Mueller doesn´t pick up a book now and then. The Origins of Totalitariansim(1951) by Hannah Arendt would be an excellent starting place.
Her thesis: totalitarianism is based on "might." You, dear reader, "might" be a traitor -- yes or no? Of course the answer is yes. Therefore, we are in our rights to lock you up, torture you, kill you.
In failing to either charge or exonerate Trump. Mueller is wading in the same polluted water. Trump, Mueller concludes, "might" be a criminal. Exactly like everybody else might be a criminal -- including you, Robert Mueller.
OK, I give up. Where does "might" stop?
Answer: nowhere. They don´t call it totalitarianism for nothing.
Kewpie-pie posturing is always window dressing to hide a basic reality: clumsy, naive. Our previous posts have pointed out two simple -- very simple -- facts:
(1) In political campaigns, support does not always require or even imply collusion. I remember seeing a fat check coming in for a Senate candidate I was working for from the state association of chiropractors. Huh? What the... We never talked with them once. It turns out they were mad at the incumbent, wanted him out of there. Anybody who has worked in a campaign at a major level has a similar story to tell.
Actually, all the Russian-Trump collusion mess, the investigation, TV reports, Internet speculations, congressional crowing and swaggering, was a sideshow to distract from the main event. To wit:
(ii) Trump is guilty of treason. Our post "Donald Trump: Je T´Accuse" explains why. It is an open and shut case. P.S. I am an accredited expert witness in Federal Court.
So why isn´t anybody in Washington mentioning it?
The explanation is as obvious as the microbantam-weight questions the senators lobbed at Meuller.
Wherever there are weasels, there are weasel holes.