As the 2018 mid-term elections draw near, it is predictable that most national Republican candidates for the Senate and House have tried their ever-loving best to come to the defense of their scandal-ridden, lying (3000 and counting since the start of his presidency) and malignant narcissist leader, the current occupant of our White House. It is not surprising then that these Trump sycophants have in their desperation decided to target a new distraction to take the heat off the president. The new target is none other than Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into the possible acts of collusion and obstruction of justice by Trump and his administration.
The arguments presented by these sycophants (not only candidates but current members of Congress) seeking to derail and end the Mueller investigation are best summed up in the president’s phrase parroted by Mueller’s detractors “Witch Hunt.” As Mueller and his team methodically work their case, the volume is getting louder. Conservatives on the Hill have gone to great lengths to create the impression that Mueller has lost credibility. None however have offered any substantial evidence to support their claims. Even FOX News (a dubious moniker at best) commentator Sean Hannity offered his outrageous condemnation of Mueller when he called Mueller “a disgrace to the American justice system” and said his team is “corrupt, abusively biased and political.” Again, no evidence was offered by Hannity of these charges. The phony final report of the House Intelligence Committee on Mueller’s investigation findings was typical of the Committee’s Chairman, Devin Nunes (R-CA). “No evidence that the Trump Campaign ‘colluded, coordinated or conspired with Russia.” and further surmised there was no evidence that Russia’s meddling ordered by Vladimir Putin, according to the US intelligence community, was meant to help Trump and harm Hillary Clinton. Devin Nunes is the person who should be indicted for obstruction of justice. As a former campaign aide, he has done his best to protect Trump. If anyone’s credibility should be questioned it should be Nunes.
Now even the former mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani, has joined the gang of Trump’s lackeys. Giuliani, an early-on ardent supporter of Trump’s campaign, was passed over for Secretary of State and Attorney General in the Trump administration. Evidently, Rudy was good enough for those positions. But now that the president needs help disparaging the Department of Justice and the F.B.I., he calls on the 74-year-old, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (1983-1989) to lead the charge on television and the news media. Any credibility that Giuliani may have had has ended up on a garbage barge in the East River. Be careful Rudy. Trump has no loyalty. He’ll throw you under a Broadway bus on a whim.
The most incredible comments on the alleged “Witch Hunt” came from the president himself yesterday when speaking to reporters shortly before leaving for the NRA convention. According to Reuters, Trump said this. The president is demanding “fairness” as a condition to sit down to answer questions from the Mueller investigation? Fairness is a favorite whine of Trump. However, despite the fact that I have every confidence that Mueller and his investigative team are going about their work in a professional, by-the-book, search for fact-based evidence which when finished will give the American people a full accounting of what happened in the 2016 campaign and election. Trump may like the findings, or he may not. So be it.
Nonetheless, it calls into question Trump’s demand for fairness. Trump and his administration has been nothing but unfair in its conduct of the people’s business. Strictly speaking, the unfairness of this administration and its Republican minions is readily apparent to anyone who cares to critically consider some of the most unfair actions taken.
- Trump’s executive order to end the DACA program leaving 800,000 Latino persons, who came to this country as children in limbo, facing the threat of deportation to Mexico. This was not the Democrats fault. Trump signed the initial executive order. How fair was that?
- Trump’s Health and Human Services Secretary, Ben Carson, wants to triple the rent payments on persons in low-income federal housing. The burden of the increased rents would fall mostly on single-parent mothers, the elderly and disabled. How fair is that from a man who wanted to spend $31,000 on a desk!
- Trump’s Director of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has an almost weekly scandal violating the public trust (see my post). What is fair about this?
- Trump’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Neilsen announced recently that 57,000 Hondurans will face deportation beginning immediately. This does not include the Honduran children born in the United States over the last 20 years who are American citizens by birth. How fair is this?
I could continue this list, but based on my research, it is apparent to me there is nothing “fair” about the Trump Administration. Can Trump really use the worn out “fairness” whine in this case. Trump needs to man-up. Since he believes there has been no collusion or obstruction of justice, he needs to stop being a coward and a chicken-shit and go sit down with Robert Mueller, who served his country as a Marine Corps officer during the Vietnam War, receiving the Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V” for heroism and the Purple Heart Medal, and answer his questions. How scary can that be Donald? Mueller at least put his life in harm’s way, which is more than you have ever done. Come on man let’s put an end to this “Witch Hunt.” Let’s show Mueller you aren’t a wimp!