So far, so no Russian collusion. The FBI have charged General Mike Flynn with what it is known in the trade as a ‘process crime’ of lying to the FBI, about perfectly legal discussions with ‘Ze Russians’ after the election of Donald Trump. So this was not illegal discussions with the Russians in an attempt to steal the election.
Mollie Hemingway at the Federalist explains: ‘I was promised treasonous collusion with Russia to steal an election, not diplomatic groundwork by an incoming admin.’
Don’t bother listening to the Today programme on this. Just listen to Mark Levin explain the whole wretched business.
Let’s just say, for now, this so-called Russian collusion narrative is a big fat nothing burger.
Maybe they’ll find something, maybe. But at the moment the FBI have a guilty plea to lying to an FBI agent, mainly because they threatened to come after General Mike Flynn’s son.
When you are done with Levin, Ann Coulter is worth listening to.
She does some interesting compare-and-contrast with actual contact made by the then Senator Ted Kennedy when Russia was the Communist USSR intent on destroying the West. Yes, that same Ted Kennedy I talked about before.
Finally, if you have time, you can finish with Ben Shapiro’s analysis. Even if there was no Russian collusion, and no substantive crime, there could still be an attempt to take down the Trump administration.
Shapiro: ‘This sets off the distinct possibility of a bevy of legal charges based on untruth, but with no underlying crime. This wouldn’t be about collusion or election-rigging, but about ensnaring Trump administration officials in their own words.’
He concludes: ‘If there is no underlying crime – if this is sheer incompetence followed up by lying to the FBI about sheer incompetence, all based on anger at flimsily-sourced charges of Russian collusion – we could quickly find ourselves in a scenario where President Trump seeks to pardon those around him, fire Mueller, and then be put up for impeachment by Democrats, all without any proof of actual criminal wrongdoing with regard to Russia. That would turn into a massive political conflagration. We’d have a scandal about a scandal about nothing.’