Of all of the cockamamy storylines currently writhing around the Washington Beltway, none seems quite as vile or viscerally upsetting as the saga surrounding Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into a wild democratic conspiracy theory.
It all began years ago, as Hillary Clinton started dropping hints during the 2016 Presidential debates about the “real reason” that Donald Trump was being “soft” on Russia. Her campaign began purporting that Donald Trump and his team were somehow being bankrolled, or at least assisted in some way by the Kremlin; as absurd a theory then as it remains today. Still, she persisted, as if she knew something that we couldn’t possibly have known.
Now, in 2018 we’ve discovered that this may very well have been the case, as spies from within the Obama administration were found to have infiltrated the Trump campaign on at least two occasions.
Hillary’s claims led to the creation of the Robert Mueller-led investigation into #RussiaGate – a charade that continues to this very day despite major objections from a multitude of Americans.
Even more bizarrely, it looks as though Mueller is looking to make the entire spectacle even bigger.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is tapping additional Justice Department resources for help with new legal battles as his year-old investigation of Russian interference with the 2016 election continues to expand.
As Mueller pursues his probe, he’s making more use of career prosecutors from the offices of U.S. attorneys and from Justice Department headquarters, as well as FBI agents — a sign that he may be laying the groundwork to hand off parts of his investigation eventually, several current and former U.S. officials said.
Mueller and his team of 17 federal prosecutors are coping with a higher-than-expected volume of court challenges that has added complexity in recent months, but there’s no political appetite at this time to increase the size of his staff, the officials said.
And just how many resources are being squandered in this wild goose chase, exactly?
According to his most recent statement of expenditures, more money is being spent on work done by permanent Department of Justice units than on Mueller’s own dedicated operation. The DOJ units spent $9 million from the investigation’s start in May 2017 through March of this year, compared with $7.7 million spent by Mueller’s team.
This logic flies in the face of the Americans people, who have been wholeheartedly opposed to the Mueller probe’s horrendous expense and lack of tangible results.
To date, Robert Mueller has managed to Trump up a number of process charges against some loose Trump acquaintances, none of which appear to have the slightest relation to anything Russian.