I have been following this special counsel investigation pretty closely.
It’s complicated, convoluted, inscrutable, and yet subject to endless analysis. In other words, it’s an irresistible story. It raises interesting legal, political, and ethical questions; none of which speak in favor of the hostile elite trying to overturn a momentous election, one with particular significance for right-wing nationalism.
But mainly, it provokes one’s righteous indignation as it is so obviously an unjust coup attempt by the deep state, cosmopolitan elites, and other assorted shitlibs.
When we hear that Trump is thinking of firing Mueller before the year’s end, we shouldn’t holler “fake news.” We shouldn’t fall into that false dichotomy of labeling as “fake” the news which we don’t like or aren’t quite prepared for (although I too am fond of that meme). Instead, I would submit that Trump purposefully leaked this information so as to gauge the public reaction.
In this editorial space, the reaction is a resounding “DO IT.”
I won’t rehash all the twists and turns of this dubious investigation/witch-hunt. Mainstream center-right outlets such as the Wall Street Journal and even the National Review have done a fine job laying out the contradictions and the improprieties of Mueller and his cronies:
When the special counsel picked his team, almost half the lawyers he selected had donated to Hillary Clinton. Legally that may not be disqualifying. It was, however, highly imprudent for a man presiding over the nation’s most sensitive investigation. Not a single Mueller prosecutor had contributed to Mr. Trump.
Those donations now provide the context for more recent revelations about the partisan preferences of Team Mueller. Start with the lead FBI agent, Peter Strzok, who exchanged anti-Trump, pro-Hillary text messages with his mistress, an FBI lawyer named Lisa Page —who was then also working for Mr. Mueller. Andrew Weissmann, the lead prosecutor, not only attended Mrs. Clinton’s election-night soiree but turns out to have cheered an Obama holdover at the Justice Department, Sally Yates, for her refusal to carry out a presidential order. Meanwhile we learn that a senior Justice official, Bruce Ohr, met with both Trump dossier author Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson during the 2016 campaign—and that his wife worked for Fusion GPS.
Let’s focus instead on how taking this leap would be another step forward in the Trumpian ethos. The idea of firing Mueller is appealing in that it would be yet another bold “Trump move.” Whether it’s calling Mexicans rapists, proposing (and basically executing) a Muslim ban, banning transgenders from the military (court orders notwithstanding), Trump has acted with a zero-fucks-given attitude since announcing for President in the summer of 2016.
Keep that spirit, Mr. President. Mr. Mueller is a highly obnoxious presence in our daily lives. His obstinate visage is splashed across newspapers daily, and he is lionized as an avenger of social justice warriors nationwide. What’s worst is the utter hypocrisy of his cheerleaders trumpeting his integrity, with Mueller tacitly accepting this praise, when the facts say quite the opposite. Hence Mueller has become a symbol of liberal hypocrisy in general.
This must end. Nicht mehr! Get rid of this nuisance and continue to execute your agenda—our agenda—Mr. President.
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