Mueller squan­dered mil­lions

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - TOM O’HARA Shan­non, Con­necti­cut

Spe­cial coun­sel Robert Mueller has just con­cluded his re­port af­ter about two years and the spend­ing of a re­ported $20 mil­lion (“Mueller finds no Rus­sia col­lu­sion,” Page I, March 25). In the process, he ac­com­plished the grand to­tal of in­crim­i­nat­ing three peo­ple for ba­si­cally ly­ing, two to him and one to the IRS. And he cre­ated a black com­edy with a mid­dle-of-the-night ar­rest of a dirty trick­ster.

The re­port proves only that Pres­i­dent Trump’s for­mer at­tor­ney, Michael Co­hen, is a liar. He lied be­fore Congress and the pros­e­cu­tors claimed he lied dur­ing the Rus­sia probe. Co­hen ap­peared be­fore Congress more than once, so which times was he ly­ing? And how can he ever be be­lieved again, ex­cept by those who have an ul­te­rior mo­tive?

Paul Manafort could not have be­come so rich without com­mit­ting some sort of crime — or at least, that’s what the Mueller gang wants the Amer­i­can pub­lic to be­lieve. Yet the tri­bunal could not find ev­i­dence that he com­mit­ted any crimes of Rus­sian col­lu­sion with re­gard to Trump’s elec­tion. It yielded ev­i­dence of un­deror un­paid taxes and im­pro­pri­eties with banks, for which Manafort was in­dicted and found guilty. Per­haps the fines he must pay will be enough to cover some of the un­be­liev­able cost of the Mueller probe.

Next is Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to felony ly­ing to in­ves­ti­ga­tors in the Mueller probe. His lie is worth re­search­ing, for when he dis­closed what his con­ver­sa­tion was, it was with a Rus­sian diplo­mat about the Rus­sian’s po­si­tion on an is­sue with our ally, Is­rael. The con­ver­sa­tion in Flynn’s guilty ad­mis­sion points out that it was dur­ing the tran­si­tion pe­riod from Pres­i­dent Obama to Pres­i­dent Trump and the in­quiry was about a U.N. res­o­lu­tion. His lie? Deny­ing hav­ing had such a con­ver­sa­tion. Again, noth­ing to do with the 2016 elec­tion.

Fi­nally there was Roger Stone Jr. Now here is a real bad guy, wor­thy of 29 FBI SWATteam guys at 4 a.m. with au­to­matic weapons, ar­mored cars and he­li­copters to drag him onto his front lawn to ar­rest him. Good theater, per­haps, but alas, no case. How is it that all these al­leged dirty tricks pulled by Repub­li­cans are be­ing in­ves­ti­gated, but none of the Democrats’ tricks, such as the phone taps at Trump Tow­ers and more, do not get in­ves­ti­gated? Is the FBI that bi­ased? And is Mr. Mueller that blind?


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