Washington is simply not the place one should look to find examples of impartial investigations. The political stakes are just too high for many of those in power to resist skewing any investigations in their favor. It may not be the way the system ought to work, and it’s clearly a cynical view of matters, but it is often accurate.
The level of acrimony in Washington is as high as it has been in a long time. There is an enormous desire to hang someone out to dry for an alleged offense. Clearly, President Trump is the grand prize who the Democrats would love to take down. Whether this would involve his leaving office or his agenda just being neutered, the left is desperate to stop him.
While many might have thought that Special Counsel Robert Mueller, appointed to investigate whether there were any improper connections between the Trump campaign and Russian interests, would be impartial, that now seems unlikely. He has crafted his team of attorneys from those who have made significant contributions to Democrats, far in excess of any to the Republicans. This is clearly the workings of Obama’s deep state, who’s entire agenda is to simply kick Trump out of the White House. Needless to say, if these Democratic special counsel attorneys have anything to say about it, they may very well win the day.
“‘Three members of the legal team known to have been hired so far by special counsel Robert Mueller to handle the Russia investigation have given political donations almost exclusively to Democrats, according to a CNN analysis of Federal Election Commission records,’ CNN reported Tuesday.
“More than half of the more than $56,000 came from just one lawyer and more than half of it was donated before the 2016 election, but two of the lawyers gave the maximum $2,700 donation to Hillary Clinton last year.
“And keep in mind, that’s out of five lawyers Mueller has hired. Only one of the lawyers has donated the Republicans — and that’s the same one who donated over half of the $56,000 to Democrats. His contributions to Republicans — $2,500 to Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz in 2015 and $250 to former Virginia Sen. George Allen in 2005 — were nothing more than two token donations that pale in comparison to what he gave to the Democrats.”
This is precisely the sort of thing that creates cynicism among the electorate. The attitude is fostered that goes something like, “they’re all a bunch of crooks anyway, so let’s watch the ballgame where at least they call balls and strikes.” Disengagement from the political process by the public out of disgust or disinterest can become the norm.
“In an appearance on ‘CBS This Morning’ this past weekend, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called foul.
“‘He apparently couldn’t find a single pro-Trump attorney to hire, and I just think that’s a rigged game, and I think that it’s a mistake to pretend this is going to be some neutral investigation,’ Gingrich said.”
Will this staff that Mueller assembled treat this important matter fairly? Or will they use their positions to feed their political instincts to engage in a witch hunt with the purpose of taking down a president that their history of donations clearly demonstrates is someone they did not want in office?
Attorneys will often bristle with indignation at the suggestion that they would be in anyway influenced in such a situation by political proclivities. These are the ones who received the grade of “A” in Arrogance 101 and 102 while in law school.
The rest of us know better.
Source: Conservative Tribune