President Trump is right: Every American should be able to see what Robert Mueller and his team have been doing for the last two years.
As the President said on Wednesday, “Let it come out. Let people see it.”
For two years, virtually every media outlet – and every left-wing political organization – has been opining, speculating, and fantasizing over what dirt Mueller’s team of Anti-Trump lawyers could dig up on the President and his associates. Again and again, they have used the investigation as a cudgel to attack the Trump administration and rally the so-called “resistance.”
However, with each new indictment and each new case that Mueller has handed off to various district courts, it’s become increasingly apparent that the special counsel’s office has simply been using the power of the Department of Justice to conduct an inquisition on anyone in Trump’s orbit – and do whatever was necessary to gain their cooperation or put them in jail.
Retired General Michael Flynn, who had worked as Trump’s national security adviser, was interviewed by Mueller’s team for hours. They kept him talking until they could find any inconsistencies, and then they charged him with lying to federal investigators. Then, they threatened to go after his son if he didn’t sign a plea deal.
Paul Manafort’s house was raided. He was kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day. The ultimate charges against him had nothing to do with his work on the Trump campaign. They were all process crimes and financial crimes related to Manafort’s previous business dealings.
With Michael Cohen, it seems Mueller just kept Cohen cycling through lies, until Mueller found the ones he liked.