Here is what has happened so far in Special Counsel Mueller’s collusion probe and how government has spent our $20 million. As the FBI was ignoring specific and spot-on citizens' tips that could have stopped the Florida school shooting, it continued to chase around political campaign volunteers for not filling out their paperwork just right.
In short, President Trump is now being chased down for obstructing the investigation of a crime that never occurred. Punishment for Trump could range from one to five years in prison to being forced to get an age-appropriate haircut.
The whole thing is as confusing as a Trump family Mother’s Day at Mar-a-Lago, so let me sum it up. Special Counsel Bob Mueller probe's mandate was supposed to be the Trump campaign's collusion with Russia. VP Pence has distanced himself from it because he doesn’t believe in man dates.
Since there was never any evidence of Trump colluding with Russia to begin with, Mueller’s year-long investigation is morphing into anything he can find. Leaks said that Donald Trump Jr. met alone with a Russian lawyer before the election. The media was giddy for a week until they found out that nothing happened and that 11 people were in that meeting room.
This whole time the Russians are laughing at us, because all they wanted to do is “sow discord.” We really took the bait. Like bin Laden did to us with 9/11, we react by spending money and giving up freedoms to Homeland Security and the TSA; we spend trillions of dollars on wars of choice. We shouldn’t flinch.
Thirteen Russians with fake Facebook accounts? That's it? The Russkis equally supported Trump and Bernie Sanders/Hillary. There was no clear favorite in this de minimus bot campaign. Only $3,000 was spent in swing states, mostly after the election.
All this is a stupid waste of money and an unnecessary national embarrassment. It will backfire on Democrats. They want the verdict now, the trial later.
Trump was sent to Washington to be indelicate. He harvested voters’ frustrations about Washington pettiness like this. His supporters like his firing of entrenched government dolts. He also goes against the PC nothingness diplomacy of his predecessors. We like that, too. He is the wrecking ball we sent there. The media and the “deep state” did not elect Trump; we did. He was sent there to drain the swamp.
Trump was right about Comey. Saying the government spied on Trump Tower evoked cackles from the media, but he was spot-on. Trump called Comey a “showboat” and a “nut job,” and that is proving to be correct as well. Comey is proving to be a drama queen, which may not be fair since it sounds like they are describing FBI great J. Edgar Hoover.
In short, the Mueller investigation has produced information we already knew: The Russians like to monkey with other countries’ elections. The media now feigns outrage! They do not like that Russians use their position in the media to misinform, propagandize and only give the side of a story that fits their narrative. That's the mainstream media’s role.
A libertarian op-ed humorist and award-winning author, Ron is a frequent guest on CNN. He can be contacted at Ron@RonaldHart.com or @RonaldHart on Twitter.