- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 4, 2019

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Robert Mueller, in recent remarks that were aimed at wink, wink, clarifying certain discrepancies in interpretation over his special counsel findings, on the one hand suggested Attorney General William Barr has acted in good faith — on the other, that he has lied; on the one hand, that but for a certain Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel bit of guidance, the president would have, may have, been found guilty of obstruction of justice — on the other hand, that the president would not, could not; on the one hand, Congress has the means to impeach — on the other hand, it’s just not his job to tell Congress what to do, how to proceed.

That’s clarifying?

No. But then again, it was never meant to clarify.

In this whole theatrical performance called “Impeach, Impeach, Impeach” that the Democrats have been playing since heir apparent Hillary Clinton went down in flames to Donald Trump, Mueller’s special counsel report was the main act. It was to be the a-ha moment to unseat Trump from the White House.

It was the gotcha, guy time of celebration for the Chuck Schumers, the Maxine Waters, the Don Lemons and Mitt Romneys of the world.



But it failed.

Miserably.

In May, even PBS, no bastion of conservative thought, ran a story that opened with this: “The majority of Americans think Congress should not begin impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump in light of the findings in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, according to the latest poll from the PBS NewsHour, NPR and Marist.”

So the anti-America, pro-globalist forces huddled. “We need you, Bob,” is how it probably went down — and out came Mueller, making media rounds to drum up suspicions over a report he himself wrote. All the while saying, “[My] report is my testimony.”

Hit.

Run.

Good job, Bob. Back pats and high fives all around.

Thing is: The American people aren’t stupid.

In a strange bashing of universes, now both Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff and Republican Rep. Jim Jordan agree, Mueller should testify before Congress. There’s a meeting of minds that shouldn’t be overlooked; California Mad Hatter, meet Ohio Alice.

And Mueller should. Testify before Congress on TV, that is.

His obvious obfuscations have been allowed to go on too long. Clarification is certainly in order.

Barring that — and no doubt, it will be barring that; the man’s soul seems to have flown the coop, taking with it all ability to truth-tell — it will be good to see him squirm. If even for a moment. If even for an endlessly playing YouTube video bite moment.

It will be even better to read Trump’s tweets.

But most satisfying of all will be the eventual reelection of Trump. Mueller can hit, Mueller can run, the Democrats and their friends in the media can pick up the pieces and slap innuendoes against this White House all they want.

But the American people are tired of the drama. They’re on to the deceptions driving the drama. And they will say so with votes in 2020.

• Cheryl Chumley can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter, @ckchumley.

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