Don’t laugh. There’s mounting evidence to suggest the near-entirety of the Robert Mueller investigation is actually a perfectly executed Russian government chaos operation that would never have been possible without the help of current leaders in Congress and multiple members of the former Obama administration.
Famed attorney Alan Dershowitz hints at that very thing in an excellent column out today via The Hill:
President Trump is right in saying that a special counsel should never have been appointed to investigate the so-called Russian connection. There was no evidence of any crime committed by the Trump administration. But there was plenty of evidence that Russian operatives had tried to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, and perhaps other elections, in the hope of destabilizing democracy. Yet, appointing a special counsel to look for crimes, behind the closed doors of a grand jury, was precisely the wrong way to address this ongoing challenge to our democracy.
The right way would have been (and still is) to appoint a nonpartisan investigative commission, such as the one appointed following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, to conduct a broad and open investigation of the Russian involvement in our elections. This is what other democracies, such as Great Britain and Israel, do in response to systemic problems. The virtue of such a commission is precisely the nonpartisan credibility of its objective experts, who have no political stake in the outcome.
…In this case, the appointment of a special counsel has done more harm than good. It has politicized our justice system beyond repair. The FBI deputy director has been fired for leaking and lying. His testimony appears to be in conflict with that of the former FBI director as to whether the leaks were authorized. Messages by high-ranking FBI agents suggest strong bias against Trump. A tweet by the former CIA director reveals equally strong negative views of the president. Perhaps these revelations prove nothing more than that law enforcement and national security officials are human and hold political views like everyone else.
…The public has lost faith in the leadership of the Justice Department and the FBI. They don’t trust congressional investigative committees. They don’t know whom to believe when they hear conflicting accounts. There are leaks galore followed by denials of leaks. It’s a total mess. And what do we have to show for it? Just a handful of low-level indictments based largely on alleged crimes that are either unrelated or only marginally related to Russia’s attempt to influence our presidential election in 2016.
Note the emphasis Mr. Dershowitz places on how Americans have lost faith in its institutions. And how divided we have become. Are these not the very things the Russians would want? The fake “Trump Dossier” was first peddled by Russian operatives and gobbled up by anti-Trump forces within the Obama government, the Hillary Clinton campaign, the GOP Establishment, and various media outlets. It gave birth to what would become the Meuller investigation – a thing created by, supported by, and now protected by, all of the those responsible for the false Trump Dossier.
And that makes all of them knowing or unknowing operatives within Russia’s anti-American chaos operation – including Robert Mueller.
President Trump has said Russia is “laughing its ass off” over the damage they initiated against the United States by all of the phony Trump/Russia nonsense.