Is it over?
Is this the end?
Just like the month we’re currently in, the Mueller probe came in roaring like a lion but may end with barely the whimper of a little lamb.
The big bad wolf is done?
He huffed and he puffed…..but did he blow any house down?
Other than some perjury traps and tax infractions from a decade ago of fringe players, did the Mueller probe find anything of substance?
To answer that question, we must first look to the stated purpose of the probe, and it’s authorizing directive.
The ongoing Special Counsel investigation (also referred to as the Mueller Probe or Mueller Investigation) is a United States law enforcement and counterintelligence investigation of the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. According to its authorizing document, which was signed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on May 17, 2017, the investigation includes any possible links or coordination between Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign and the Russian government as well as “any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation.”
I'm not aware of any link -- even a small one -- found between Trump and Russia, are you?
Maybe I missed it.
But after more than two years of searching with everything they had, with the full power of the FBI and DOJ behind him, it now appears Mueller has come up empty.
That is, according to a new report from ABC News that says not to expect any more indictments from Mueller.
To all my friends on the left, that means your pipe dreams about indicting President Trump, Don Jr., Ivanka, or anyone else on the Trump Team may be over.
From ABC News:
The White House, Congress, and the American public are all still waiting for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to complete his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Mueller's team has not filed any new cases in two months, and sources tell ABC News no more indictments are expected as a result of the probe.
When it's all said and done, it's expected the report won't condemn anyone not actually charged with committing crimes.
But will Mueller's report be released to the public?
"Let it come out, let people see it, that's up to the Attorney General," President Trump said.
In a New York Times Op-Ed, former FBI Director James Comey criticized the President again but also said he wouldn't want him to be impeached.
Comey wrote, "I don't mean that Congress shouldn't move ahead with the process of impeachment if Congress thinks the provable facts are there. I just hope it doesn't. Because if Mr. Trump were removed from office by Congress, a significant portion of this country would see this as a coup."
So as we wait for Mueller to drop his final report, The White House still has to deal with other investigations being conducted by Congress, the Southern District of New York, and the New York State Attorney General.