The country is about to witness an investigatory train wreck, by Victor Davis Hanson

This incisive article lays out a little-apprehended dilemma for Robert Mueller. The picayune standards and hair-splitting he’s doing to somehow come up with something on President Trump have to be applied in the opposite direction—against the Democrats and the intelligence agencies. From Victor Davis Hanson at

(FILES) This file photo taken on June 19, 2013 shows then Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller testifying before the US Senate Judiciary Committee on oversight during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. 
Special counsels like the one named to oversee the probe into Russia's alleged election interference are rare super sleuths with more power and independence than regular US investigators. This time it is Robert Mueller, a former FBI director who took over the high-stakes Russia probe in May after US President Donald Trump fired James Comey as FBI director. The first indictments in Mueller's probe are reported to have been brought by a grand jury and could be made public as early as October 30, 2017. 

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The more Robert Mueller searches for hypothetical lawbreaking, the more he is inadvertently underscoring that actual lawbreakers must be subject to the same standard of justice.

The country is about to witness an investigatory train wreck.

In one direction, special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation train is looking for any conceivable thing that President Donald Trump’s campaign team might have done wrong in 2016.

The oncoming train is slower but also larger. It involves congressional investigations, Department of Justice referrals and inspector general’s reports — mostly focused on improper or illegal FBI and DOJ behavior during the 2016 election.

Why are the two now about to collide?

By charging former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for lying to the FBI, Mueller emphasized that even the appearance of false testimony is felonious behavior.

If that is so, then the DOJ will likely have to charge former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe with perjury or related offenses. A report from the Office of the Inspector General indicates that McCabe lied at least four times to federal investigators.

Former FBI Director James Comey may also have lied to Congress when he testified that he had not written his report on the Hillary Clinton email scandal before interviewing Clinton. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former CIA Director John Brennan lied under oath to Congress on matters related to surveillance.

Clinton aides Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin likely lied when they told FBI investigators they had no idea that their then-boss, Hillary Clinton, was using an illegal private email server. Both had communicated with Clinton about it.

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One response to “The country is about to witness an investigatory train wreck, by Victor Davis Hanson

  1. For years starting during the Clintons time, the Democrats have been turning leftest and the rot set in, they had the people in our country all primed and ready for a person like Obama to push their agenda ever further to the left, money and coersion talks plus a few unexplained deaths. This rot has escalated through all agency’s of our government which has turned into abuse of power, hence we find the FBI and CIA, Justice Dept. immersed deeply in the slime. we the people are beginning to wake up to these facts and this is why President Trump was elected, a miracle for most of us.


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