Politics

Mueller's Unending Investigation

With more subpoenas issued, the investigation seems far from concluding.

Political Editors · Mar. 8, 2018

Special Counsel Robert Mueller recently subpoenaed emails from 10 members of President Donald Trump’s inner circle. This latest news seems to counter recent widespread speculation that Mueller was getting close to wrapping up his investigation, as it will likely take months to go through those emails. It also undermines the assertion that the investigation had turned from focusing on Trump; it clearly hasn’t.

Judge Andrew Napolitano stated this week, “I believe he’s gearing up and the president remains in his crosshairs.” In fact, Napolitano noted, “There are actually three sets of legal crosshairs, so to speak. One seeks to determine whether the Trump campaign received ‘anything of value’ from any foreign national or foreign government, and whether Trump personally approved of it — a felony. Another inquiry seeks to determine whether the president himself attempted to obstruct the work of the Mueller grand juries by firing then-FBI Director James Comey for a corrupt reason, one that is self-serving and lacking a bona fide governmental purpose — also a felony. The third inquiry seeks to examine whether Trump misused or misrepresented corporate funds or bank loans in his pre-presidential life — another felony. On this last point, he has already been accused by Nunberg, and the grand jury no doubt will hear about it.”

Finally, Napolitano says, Mueller’s grand juries “could go to the end of Trump’s term.” So it’s looking more likely that the country and Trump will have to endure many more months, even years, of a continued cloud over this presidency.

Gary Bauer observes, “Every day since the election, the Trump administration has been hobbled and hounded by a hostile media and a resistance movement fueled by the fantasy that Trump will be impeached because of collusion with Russia. Every day that Mueller continues his investigation — continues distracting the administration and dividing our country — is a victory for [Vladimir] Putin’s strategy.” Which is just what the Democrats ordered.

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