If you have been reading this blog, you would know the idea of “Russian collusion,” has been one I’ve treated with nothing but mockery. If not, you should know I treat the idea with nothing but mockery.
One of the largest ways I have done this is by ignoring the story outright. This is why I have covered the Muller investigation much less than other critics of the President. However, there have been a few things that made be tilt my head:
- After firing Jeff Sessions, the President picked William Barr to be the new Attorney General. Barr was previously the Deputy Attorney General, under the late George H.W. Bush. He was also good friends with Reagan and is one of the main forces that led to the end of the Iran-Contra scandal during the 1980s. Picking Barr was clearly a statement from Trump, which did make him seem guilty.
- Trump never fired Rod Rosenstein, the Deputy Attorney General who set up the special council and appointed Robert Muller to lead it. Despite some bark, Trump has never bothered to do anything about the man who set the special council in the first place. It seems like this could go either way, however, I do believe it was because he made the assumption not firing Rosenstein would make the investigation much more harsh.
- Members of the administration — including former Attorney General Jeff Sessions — were caught lying about talking to the Russians during the early days of his administration.
However, for every one piece of evidence I found a mountain against it. Kyle Kulinski — host of the YouTube channel “Secular Talk,” made a list of anti-Russian policies done by the president, including:
- Armed rebels in Ukrainian that are fighting against Putin and his attempts to annex the country.
- Allowed NATO to buildup military on the borders of Russia.
- Allowed — and ordered — US warships to enter the Black Sea.
- Encored Germany to leave the oil deal they had previously entered with Russia.
- Pulled out of the nuclear treaty entered with the of Iran, which is an ally to Russia.
- Escalated and intervened with Russia with the goal of harming Assad, one of the few allies of Russia.
- And much more.
For that matter, I find it odd that Muller went after the country with the least support. If Muller were to do investigation into ties with Israel and Saudi Arabia, he would find evidence within hours. However, he refuses to do so. Why is that? Maybe, just maybe, because he was appointed to lead the FBI by two administrations (George W. Bush and Barack Obama) that were constantly criticized for being friendly with Israel and Saudi Arabia.
Here’s the original story: The FBI was told it is possible the DNC email leaks that occurred during the 2016 presidential election may have been given to Wikileaks through Russia.
Here’s what we know:
- Muller has not encouraged any more indictments, although nearly 40 indictments have occurred already. (Although the connection to Russia in many of those is shaky, and the evidence it was related to Trump is almost non-exited)
- The DNC email leaks was given to Wikileaks by someone who might be a citizen of Russia (and even that is not certain).
However, it must be noted the largest obstruction to us knowing the full story is the Republican party. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is refusing to allow a vote to release the full report, which the House voted unanimously to just today.
Until the full report comes out, I will not act like I’m certain what it says. I will simply say the proof I have seen of the Russia narrative has not been convening.