by George Neumayr, The American Spectator, May 4, 2018
His leaked questions don’t deserve answers.
The frenzied discussions about the legal nuances of the Mueller investigation are immensely boring and beside the point. This is not a real inquiry but a raw exercise in power politics, conducted by compromised mandarins on behalf of a corrupt, unelected elite. Mueller isn’t investigating a crime but seeking to create one. He hopes to rattle Donald Trump’s cage sufficiently that he perjures himself. The only answer Trump needs to give to his fishing questions is: See the Constitution. The Mueller investigation is nothing more than the harassment of a chief executive for exercising his constitutional powers.
Few of the leaked questions even pertain to Robert Mueller’s supposed mandate. It is obvious that he has broken no new ground on the collusion front, so he is going to try to nail Trump for having sacked James Comey, a close friend of Mueller’s. But all the talk of “obstruction of justice” in relationship to the firing is just willful chatter. That the chief executive would have to justify the quality of his personnel decisions to an unelected busybody with a direct conflict of interest in the matter is preposterous. Some of the leaked questions read like they could have been written by Comey’s anti-Trump wife: “What was the President’s view of James Comey during the Transition with respect to job performance?… What was the reason for your continued criticism of Comey and McCabe, even till today?”
It is impossible to overstate Comey’s sense of entitlement. He recently said that Mueller should demand “unlimited” time to grill Trump. Comey is essentially egging a friend into avenging his firing. It is inconceivable to Comey, whose vanity is bottomless, that the reasons for his firing could be anything but dastardly — an “obstruction of justice,” as Comey melodramatically puts it. If Trump was obstructing anything, it was injustice — the injustice of an FBI director abusing his position to railroad a president whom he despised. Everything we have learned about Comey since the firing confirms the wisdom of it. He treated the FBI as his personal fiefdom, treating its property as his “diary,” leaking and lying to burnish his reputation, and bending its rules to his whims. READ it HERE
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