As I wrote in the special update Sunday, the US media, at least that portion which has swallowed the lefty “blue pill” owes America an apology for pissing away time, energy, oh – and taxpayer dollars – “investigating” a slimy piece of political “opposition research” whose goal was to a) smear DJT and b) become the cornerstone for what were likely illegal FISA warrants while c) supporting the “soft coup” in the Swamp against the election of Trump.
Now that Trump has not been charged (and contrary to BS-predictions in the crooked press that he’d “..be led from the White House in handcuffs…” we have a pretty clear view of what will come next.
But first, a review of Trump-Hate 1.0 and 2.0.
TH-1, as we will call it, involved Trump winning when the Swamp had its money on Hillary. Read the love-sick emails of a couple of FBI “investigators” who had already concluded that Trump was somehow crooked…while their electoral fave was acquitted without cause.
TH-2, based on the Steele dossier, was designed to bring down Trump through any means available, including what is clearly abuse of the FISA warrant laws. Which, we might note, would not have played out, except so many of the “FISA judges” were Obama appointees….(Butt-covering while appearing to act in the public interest is one of the things Swamp Creatures do well!)
Which brings us to this morning and the kick-off of Trump-Hate 3.0.
We know that the Lefties are not giving up. Take, for example Maxine Waters going into typical histrionics. Or, for that matter, plans to piss-away even more tax money on “further investigations” which they are calling “Plan B” but we count at Trump-Hate 3.0.
Here’s the Spin to Brace For
When you’ve covered “the news” for 50+ years, there are certain “predictable patterns” you learn to spot. Most of the time you can “take ’em to the bank.”
With no charges to hang their hats on, the Left’s ONLY ploys are endless investigations – some of which are certain to create more process crimes – and secondly, they will try to reframe the Special Prosecutor findings as “not an exoneration.”
We can flawlessly predict that this one will gain at least some traction with the Raquel Madcow-type followers who have extremely poor broad oversight of Big Issues.
To help, let me put on a short seminar here on how jurisprudence works.
Prosecutors are like major league baseball players. Their futures are determined by theirs batting averages. Cases-to-convictions ratios. If there’s a way to indict or charge, based on the evidence, they will predictable do so with 100-percent certainty.
Mueller did not indict or charge, except on the process crimes which helps the lefty’s narrative.
Which will work because Snowflakes are Stupid. (An axiom stated with the same certainty as we remind that Everything’s a Business Model.)
In American jurisprudence, parties do not go into court seeking a decision of “Maybe.”
No, the judicial proceedings are specifically BINARY in nature. If True, then judgment A. If False, end of case, wipe the record and Life goes on. Unless your last name is Trump, of course.
Now, trick of the Left hinges on how stupid the public can be. Sad to say, it’s an easy bet because the public will believe their prior programming rather than reviewing the facts.
When you get a traffic ticket and you go into Court, does the prosecutor says “Ure Honor, this perp MAY have been speeding.” Never happens. No, the prosecutor will want your license yanked on any pretext they can find. Remember, prosecutors are scored like MLB players?
Expect a Side-Order of Obfuscation in TH-3
This part will involved the phrase “Obstruction of Justice” which is being bandied about all over the place, including in the semi-official playbook of the left: The NY Times front page.dutifully highlights in yellow “The Special Counsel states that “while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him…”
Sadly, Attorney General William Barr, while correctly summarizing Mueller (at least so far as we know) also lacks the clear understanding that Law is binary, not a perpetual motion machine that runs on “maybes.” We regret that no one bothered to ask William Barr if he was a “snowflake.” we would have hoped that being born in 1950, he’d be “out of the mindset” However, in our view, his inability to capture the “charge” or “no cause” essence of prosecutorial conduct seems to argue he’s been hanging with the “more correct than smart” generation.
He’s LEFT a door open which is the fall-back play of the Swamp.
Now, Let’s Talk Obstruction
Two quotes on point from the Cornell (Law) Legal Information Institute. First:
18 U.S.C. § 1503 defines “obstruction of justice” as an act that “corruptly or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication, influences, obstructs, or impedes, or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede, the due administration of justice.”
Mueller couldn’t prove it or he would have charged.
Second, the CLII summary here (which we encourage you to read) explains that…
§ 1503 applies only to federal judicial proceedings. Under 18 U.S.C. § 1505, however, a defendant can be convicted of obstruction of justice by obstructing a pending proceeding before Congress or a federal administrative agency. A pending proceeding could include an informal investigation by an executive agency.
The Spin: Simplified
Mueller could not on a judicial basis find anything chargeable other that what’s already been publicized; mostly “process crimes.”
Faced with extreme pressure to “convict, facts be damned” which grew out of the TH-1 and TH-2 movements, Mueller did the only thing he could.
Got the case thrown out and back in the Court of Public Opinion, where Trump has already been convicted by the Sour Grapes Part.
Since Barr’s summary revealed he doesn’t understand the binary nature of legal processes, the Stupid Snowflakes and the Grapes Party should have no problem dragging Trump through the mud through another year or two of smear and that- so they hope- will set the stage for a co-conspiring Coup Leader to be installed in FDR-like fashion as the politically-correct Beneficent Dictator for Life (BDL) they had once under FDR.
With the American economy flashing warning signs, and with the dems now whipping up the lynch mobs for another attack on the gates of power, we expect the market to open down but possibly rally a bit late today or tomorrow, before the unrepentant liberal cheerleaders in the press get the first Frenzy of Trump-Hate 3.0 fired off.
We trust you’ll enjoy paying for the “investigators to investigate the investigators.”
Meantime, There’s REAL News
Like 2-years of political BS blowing up to a nothing-burger isn’t enough?
Huh? Philadelphia Fed’s Harker sees no rate hike in short-term. Did he miss that Jerry Powell said this after the FOMC??? Like no hikes this year?
More on point, though Flattened yield curve reason to be nervous, but US economy solid – Fed’s Evans. And the “happy talk” continues as Former Fed chair Yellen says yield curve may signal need to cut rates, not a recession.
We’ve been calling S&P 2000 this year, but what do we know?
And here’s a note to keep an eye on: Ebola Cases in Democratic Republic of Congo Have Surpassed 1,000. One jet ride from where?
Have a Great Monday
We’ll be having popcorn and watching the on-tube bubble-heads trying to one-up one-another desperately searching for something new to say in order to fill up the wildly over-capacity news channels.
If an RSS feed you follow has a commentator name attached? We’d suggest deleting the feed will lower systolic 10-points.
We will also be tracking the re-Tweet and _Share_ software tools that the software “revolutionaries” will be firing off to get TH-3 rolling. Bet’cher ass Slurs and Innuendo 3.0 (SnI3) will be on late night tonight.
What a great country where absent real growth, we can so effectively monetize bullshit and pretend to be the “world’s superpower.” Just flat-ass amazing.
Tomorrow? We’ll be serving hot housing data from both the feds and Case-Shiller/S&P/CoreLogic and whoever-else wanders by… Dow futures down 30…