As each day passes, it increasingly appears that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s so-called “investigation” into the Democrats’ claims that Trump “colluded” with Russia to affect the 2016 election is proving itself to be worse than a snipe hunt. But a recent report on the make up of Muller’s grand jury adds to that perception.
If you thought that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s effort to destroy Donald Trump with his faux Russia probe was a partisan joke that was fixed from the beginning, the makeup of his “grand jury” will probably cinch your low opinion of his efforts.
Mueller has been relying on a grand jury that meets each Friday in Washington DC. It has handed Mueller indictments against Paul Manafort and George Papadopoulos, but neither indictment has had anything to do with Trump or any possible connections to Russia.
The federal grand jury that has been handing down indictments that thus far have had no connection at all to Russia or Trump appears to be a thoroughly biased operation, according to Page Six:
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“The grand jury room looks like a Bernie Sanders rally,” my source said. “Maybe they found these jurors in central casting, or at a Black Lives Matter rally in Berkeley [Calif.]”
Of the 20 jurors, 11 are African-Americans and two were wearing “peace T-shirts,” the witness said. “There was only one white male in the room, and he was a prosecutor.” Mueller was not present.
The Page Six source was quite sour on the jury. “That room isn’t a room where POTUS gets a fair shake,” the source said.
In any case, so far Mueller’s work has done nothing to shed any light on the so-called ties partisan Democrats say Trump has to Russia.
The media has also be a fount of misinformation on this so called Russia probe. It has been so bad that even Axios.com — no supporters of Trump — had to slap the media around for its failed reporting on the story.
Axios slammed the media for three major screw ups early in December:
- Flynn’s testimony: Last Friday, ABC News reported that former national security advisor Michael Flynn was prepared to testify that President Trump, while still a candidate, directed him to contact Russian officials. But later in the day, the network issued a “clarification” that the direction came when Trump was president-elect. That changed the impact of the story entirely as it’s a common occurrence for presidential transition teams to reach out to foreign governments.
- Deutsche Bank subpoena: Reuters and Bloomberg both reported on Tuesday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation had subpoenaed Deutsche Bank for information on accounts relating to President Trump and his family members — seemingly confirming that Mueller had expanded his probe to investigate the president’s financial dealings. The WSJ defused that bombshell in a follow-up report stating that the subpoenas actually dealt with “people or entities close to Mr. Trump.”
- WikiLeaks emails: CNN reported this morning that senior Trump campaign officials, including Trump himself, received an email from an unknown sender on September 4, 2016 that linked them to what could have been unreleased WikiLeaks documents. WaPo issued their own report later in the afternoon that the email was actually sent on September 14 — and linked to a trove of documents that WikiLeaks had publicly released a day earlier.
No wonder Trump has had such fun poking the fake news media:
We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me). They are all bad. Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2017