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The wicked witch hunt is dead! But will Washington survive the Russiagate fallout?

24 12 9

For 675 long days and nights, Americans were held a captive audience to a $25 million dollar show trial derisively known as Russiagate, which ranks as one of the zaniest political circuses in US history, sharing the accolades with the likes of Zippergate and Watergate. Now, after spending the last of its ammunition, the media-inflamed investigation promises to become yet another lasting monument to Washington’s impeccable political genius. The debacle is finally over; the wicked witch hunt is dead.

Attorney General William Barr announced on the weekend what many people had already long suspected: the Mueller probe had zero evidence that Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia in order to defeat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. On the point of Trump “obstructing the inquiry,” possibly through his Tweeting compulsion, Mueller gave no definitive answer.

Vice President Mike Pence called the conclusions a “total vindication” of Donald Trump and “our campaign,” emphasizing that there would be no more indictments.


What was particularly alarming about the investigation is that anyone remotely connected to Donald Trump – adult film stars were even up for consideration – were hauled one-by-one before Bob Mueller's kangaroo court. Yet, maddeningly, the accused and convicted always lacked the essential element: The Russian connection.

Trump’s former political strategist, Paul Manafort, for example, was eventually convicted of tax fraud and is now doomed to serve out a lengthy prison sentence – unless pardoned by Trump. The torch-carrying inquisition also showed up at the home of Roger Stone, another Trump consultant, who was shaken out of bed by a fully armed SWAT team with a CNN camera crew in tow. Strange behavior for a country that never stops talking........

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