The choice of Robert Mueller to head the special investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia smelled fishy from the start.
And with new evidence that’s come to light in recent days, it’s now very possible the whole thing’s a set-up to take down the president. If this were being tried in a real court of law, that’s what you’d call (very) reasonable doubt.
Just days before Mueller was set to make his first criminal charges in Russia scandal, some of the country’s top journalists are demanding he resign over a clear conflict of interests.
The editorial board of the Wall Street Journal writes:
“It turns out that Russia has sown distrust in the U.S. political system—aided and abetted by the Democratic Party, and perhaps the FBI. This is an about-face from the dominant media narrative of the last year, and it requires a full investigation.”
In other words, yes, it appears Russia interfered in our presidential election, but it’s not Trump who should be the focus of the investigation.
As the Journal points out, there was a “Russian disinformation campaign” being played out during the election, and we now know that it was financed largely by the Democrats and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
As the Washington Post reported last week:
Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee hired the Perkins Coie law firm, which in turn retained the opposition-research firm Fusion GPS and funded a now-infamous dossier containing salacious allegations about Trump’s ties to Russia. The dossier was compiled by ex-British spy, Christopher Steele, who has several deep Russian sources.
The Journal concluded:
“Strip out the middlemen, and it appears that Democrats paid for Russians to compile wild allegations about a US presidential candidate. Did someone say ‘collusion’?”
Add to that the fact the Mueller is himself a former FBI director who worked closely with James Comey, the disgraced former FBI director who so blatantly failed to investigate any wrongdoings by Hillary and the Democrats.
It’s very troubling that Mueller is the man chosen to conduct this investigation. The Journal’s editorial board is right – he needs to step down, NOW!