So, that’s the Democratic Dog shot here, Robert Mueller’s report about that supposed Russian involvement in the American election campaign has been handed in. We’ve a four page summary of it as well. And the basic finding is Nope. They didn’t.
Great, so now perhaps we can all go off and discuss something more interesting? As we reported earlier this is pretty much what we knew the report said:
Mueller’s report on collusion between Donald Trump, Vova Putin and Russia over the Presidential election has been handed in. And there seems, according to those who know, to be no evidence leading to any further criminal charges, at least from Mueller. All of which is nicely summed up in this comment:
If the witch finder general, who hates you, determines you’re not a witch, then you probably ain’t a witch. Dongguan John.
Sure, all sorts of people have been found to have lied about their taxes, not told investigators the full and absolute truth first time around. Payoffs to popsies happened. But actual collusion over elections with foreigners? Not so much.
And that would appear to be that:
Special counsel Robert Mueller found that neither Donald Trump nor any of his aides colluded with Russia during the 2016 election, according to a letter delivered to Congress on Sunday by the US attorney general.
Another way to put this is that Hillary lost because she was the candidate less favoured by the electorate. Which is rather how this democracy thing is supposed to work really.
The letter itself:
Letter to House and Senate … by on Scribd
As varied are gleefully shouting:
An exultant Donald Trump declared a political victory and himself vindicated on Sunday, after the special counsel found that his election campaign did not collude with Russia. It appeared to be a death blow to those who had pinned their hopes on Robert Mueller chasing Trump out of office in a replay of the Watergate scandal. But Democrats refused to concede defeat, arguing that the American public deserves to see the full report, not a Trump-appointed attorney general’s four-page summary of it. The president, who long derided the investigation as a “witch hunt”, led a chorus of Republicans in gloating over the failure to find a smoking gun.
It always was nothing more than a political attempt to find a smoking gun rather than an impartial investigation into possible law breaking. And if people really, really, go looking and yet can’t find anything it is fair enough of us to conclude that there’s nothing there to be found. Oh, sure, Orange Man Bad and all that but that is the level of complaint.