This past week has been very interesting indeed. For those of us who believe in the rule of law, and were hoping that we would finally see some justice come our way, it seems that we were rewarded.
One of the pundits on MSNBC said that it’s rare, but finally, the law caught up with the politics. The law usually grinds at a slower pace, but when action finally comes, it’s stunning. That’s what happened last week.
And, it happened because Special Counsel Robert Mueller, III, has been playing the long game.
There have been no leaks from his office. He hasn’t been playing footsie with reporters. He has no delusions about the landscape. Anyone with eyes can see that, not only is Dolt45 crooked, but also that an entire other branch of the government – the GOP -led Congress, has no interest in performing their Constitutional Duty check on Dolt45. That they have abdicated their role, and will not stand up for the rule of law.
We don’t know what Mueller completely knows. We only know a fraction of what he knows. But, he has systematically put fail safe switches all over the place, just in case he was fired. He did this by farming out, case after case, to other jurisdictions. To jurisdictions where the President holds no sway and can’t fire people. Robert created his own legal octopus.
Rachel Maddow did an excellent summary of this last week in this segment:
Rachel Maddow points out that while Robert Mueller has referred pieces of his investigation to other divisions, he has kept Paul Manafort’s trials to himself, and the second trial is about Manafort being an unregistered agent of a foreign power while he was running the Donald Trump campaign, a case Trump may not enjoy watching play out.
The only case that we know of that Robert Mueller hasn’t farmed out has been the Manafort case. And, last week, we saw the results of that. Manafort was one juror away of being put away on ALL 18 counts. And, even the MAGA-head on the jury voted in favor of conviction in ALL 18 counts. What’s the likelihood that Manafort will get a MAGA-head on the jury in DC? Slim to none, since Dolt45 won a whopping 4% of the vote in D.C.
And, the mistrial votes didn’t do Manafort that much favor, because they set him up to be charged for those same crimes in Virginia. A mistrial doesn’t mean double jeopardy is at play, and, so, those state charges are NON-PARDONABLE. So, yeah, it sucks to be Paul Manafort…LOL