Everyone has a plan until you get punched in the mouth. For the Left, their allies in the media, and the Democratic Party, the drumming has been relentless, so severe that dental records might have to be used to identify their bashed in political personas. For two years, these anti-Trump forces said President Trump, his campaign, and the Kremlin colluded to tilt the 2016 election. They thought he was a Putin asset—all of this unadulterated crap that was backed up with zero evidence. Half the country knew this claim was trash. Half didn’t in a pathetic way to cope with the fact that Hillary Clinton will never be president.
And then, there’s this Mueller investigation that started off as an FBI counterintelligence probe into possible collusion that was taken over by former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who was designated a special counsel by Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, after Trump fired James Comey in May of 2017. The report took until yesterday to be submitted. We all knew it had nothing on Trump. Nothing. There are no new charges against anyone. The full report has yet to be released, but the preliminary details already point to what we've known for years about this wild goose chase (via NYT) [emphasis mine]:
The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, on Friday delivered a report on his inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election to Attorney General William P. Barr, bringing to a close an investigation that has consumed the nation and cast a shadow over President Trump for nearly two years.
Mr. Barr told congressional leaders in a letter that he may brief them on the special counsel’s “principal conclusions” as early as this weekend, a surprisingly fast turnaround for a report anticipated for months. The attorney general said he “remained committed to as much transparency as possible.”
In an apparent endorsement of an investigation that Mr. Trump has relentlessly attacked as a “witch hunt,” Mr. Barr said Justice Department officials never had to intervene to keep Mr. Mueller from taking an inappropriate or unwarranted step. The department’s regulations would have required Mr. Barr to inform the leaders of the House and Senate Judiciary committees about any such interventions in his letter.
A senior Justice Department official said that Mr. Mueller would not recommend new indictments, a statement aimed at ending speculation that Mr. Trump or other key figures might be charged down the line.
As I mentioned on Tucker, @TulsiGabbard is the only 2020 candidate pointing out the total absurdity of the “Putin’s puppet” narrative. In reality, Trump has ratcheted up tensions with Russia, in contradiction of his own campaign rhetoric. THAT should’ve been the focus all along— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) March 23, 2019
Nailed it, bro. https://t.co/OxzpuTVkwN— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) March 23, 2019
I am a charity. https://t.co/clKX3CuEwa— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) March 23, 2019
CNN on Trump: ‘He Is Now Vindicated’ https://t.co/qznmlB4qZJ— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 23, 2019
CNN on whether there might be any more lingering, sealed indictments: "Unequivocally no," there are no more indictments coming. pic.twitter.com/d5q0tcr5iQ— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 22, 2019
Chris Matthews fumes over Mueller: "How could they let Trump off the hook?!?" pic.twitter.com/bJDSOZSxsk— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 23, 2019
I haven’t seen MSNBC this upset since Election Night 2016. pic.twitter.com/4dwHVRXxA4— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) March 23, 2019
You poor dear. https://t.co/txqv6x7ioP— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) March 23, 2019
"No collusion." -- Mueller report this afternoon. https://t.co/FiZIsteIRh— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) March 23, 2019
Can we collect now? https://t.co/sPQa2Xb9Wy— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) March 23, 2019
CNN said Trump has been vindicated by the Mueller probe. Yes, there was no collusion. And yes, MSNBC had a total meltdown over this fact. Chris Matthews asked how could Trump get off the hook, Chuck Todd worried that we’re heading for a banana republic, and Rachel Maddow…apparently cried.
Yes, once again, we’re right and you’re wrong. I mean, we’ve known for quite a bit, but now we can make it official, say you were wrong, continue to say you suck, and gleefully shout “Make America Great Again.” Guy already noted that this circus had run its course. Support for impeachment was at a dismal 28 percent in a new USA Today survey, with 54 percent of Independents saying that Trump was the victim of a witch-hunt. Faith and confidence in Mueller also dipped. This was a massive dud that we all knew it was, so yes—pop open champagne. Democrats should be force-fed this humble pie. We won again. The country won. Well, those who consider themselves proud Americans and not crying, slobbering, soft, emotional nutjobs that is the Democratic Party.