opinion by Harry Hart
We have long since believed that there was very little chance Trump was either dumb or arrogant enough to collude with the Russians. Sure, we’ve had moments where we thought we were wrong about that. Even if you like Trump, you have to admit, the guy is pretty tough to predict at times, and even harder to understand. Maybe he’s three steps ahead of us all? Maybe he’s three steps behind? At this point you’d be foolish to say you were sure. What we are sure about here however is the danger inherent in the Mueller investigation into Trump. We have always thought he would find nothing, but when his team found nothing, they’d keep digging… and digging… and digging… Until they literally came up with something to try and remove the President that had nothing to do with Russia.
Reaction? Leftists cheer! The resistance was successful! Trump supporters? Anyone? Is it straight to arms and militias and an armed confrontation with the left? This is our fear. The fear that sometimes when you win, you lose. The left wants Trump removed so badly they haven’t really answered the question as to what might happen if they are successful. The truth is, getting Pence might be the best possible outcome in that case. The worst case is an armed conflict and a complete dissolution of the US. Are we being extreme? No. In fact we are actually worried that we are being too optimistic about that potential outcome. Interestingly the Hill had a great opinion piece highlighting the risk of who Mueller has actually hired to go after those officials that colluded with Russia. The writer of the opinion piece in the Hill has a similar fear to our own, that this investigation is headed down a rabbit hole that ends far away from Russian collusion by the President. The opinion piece in the Hill notes that Mueller has hired a guy by the name of Andrew Weissmann, who if you read the piece in the Hill, has all the hallmarks of someone who would bend the law to prosecute someone based on his own desire to prosecute “wrongdoers” based on his own definition of the law. This should terrify everyone on the left and the right watching this go down. No good will come of this. Even before reading the Hill article we had a sneaking suspicion this investigation would go this way. The opinion piece in the Hill notes in final on Weissmann:
We all lose from Weissmann’s involvement. First, the truth plays no role in Weissmann’s quest. Second, respect for the rule of law, simple decency and following the facts do not appear in Weissmann’s playbook. Third, and most important, all Americans lose whenever our judicial system becomes a weapon to reward political friends and punish political foes.
It is long past the due date for Mueller to clean up his team — or Weissmann to resign — as a sign that the United States is a nation of laws that are far more important than one Weissmann.
While the opinion above is highly informative regarding who Weissman might really be, we wonder if anyone has connected the dots on what happens when Mueller is fake successful in taking down Trump on something unrelated to Russia. How does the country react to that? We can’t even agree on standing for the national anthem anymore. The left and Mueller really need to consider what winning looks like. For Mueller, I’d say you might as well hand the keys to the country to Putin if you take Trump down for ANYTHING LESS THAN BALD FACED COLLUSION with the Russians. For the left? You may find your resistance is met with armed resistance if the President is taken down for something concocted by an overzealous prosecutor. This is the reality and what is truly at stake. Our lives and the lives of our children depend on this investigation being balanced and not going into wonderland down the rabbit hole. We know what is in wonderland – and it isn’t pretty.
The opinion above was written for the Hill by the gentleman listed below:
Sidney Powell (@SidneyPowell1) was a federal prosecutor in three districts under nine U.S. attorneys from both political parties, then in private practice for more than 20 years. She is a past president of the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit and of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. A veteran of 500 federal appeals, she published “Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice.”