Listen To You Tell Me Texas Friday 10/20/17
During the 2016 presidential campaign we learned that while she was secretary of state, Hillary Clinton was instrumental in approving a deal under which the Russians gained control of 20 percent of America’s uranium supply.
We also learned that in the weeks and months prior to the approval of that deal, nearly $150 million dollars flowed from Russia and Russian-controlled interests into the coffers of the Clinton Foundation. In addition, former president Bill Clinton personally received a half million dollars for a speech in 2010 to a Russian-owned investment bank.
All of this was discussed at length on talk radio and in the conservative blogosphere. (To the surprise of few, it did not attract much coverage from the likes of ABC, CBS, NBC, the Washington Post, etc.)
To Hillary Clinton’s opponents – indeed to any intellectually honest observer – the timing of the approval of the Russian uranium deal by Hillary Clinton’s State Department and payments to the Clinton Foundation and to Bill Clinton personally certainly looked bad. If there wasn’t a quid pro quo, the whole thing certainly had that unpleasant aroma.
Fast forward then to the morning of Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Hillary Clinton had just lost an election that almost everyone was certain that she would win. Unable to admit that she was a terrible candidate with a poor message who got outworked by a political novice, Hillary and her supporters began spinning the story that the Russians had colluded with supporters of Donald Trump to “rig” the election. The media took up the story and kept it alive.
Fast forward again to the spring of this year when President Trump made the decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. That firing touched off a political firestorm that led to calls from Democrats and even some Republicans for an investigation into Donald Trump and possible collusion with the Russians.
Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein gave in to that pressure and appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel charged with looking into ties between the Trump campaign and the Russians.
Up to, concurrent with and since that appointment, not one shred of evidence has come forward that supports charges of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.
But according to a story in The Hill newspaper this week, Robert Mueller and Rod Rosenstein knew prior to the approval of that 2010 Russian uranium deal that Russian uranium industry officials were engaged in bribery, extortion, kickbacks and money laundering. Mueller and Rosenstein chose to remain silent – effectively covering the story up. Thus they are in essence co-conspirators with Mrs. Clinton and her possibly treasonous dealings with Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
That Rod Rosenstein put Robert Mueller in charge of investigating Donald Trump’s involvement with Russia would be laughable were it not so deadly serious. Robert Mueller needs to resign, as does Rod Rosenstein.
And then, if there is any justice to be had from the cabinet department bearing that name, Mueller and Rosenstein should be investigated for criminal corruption.
The swamp indeed.