Hart: Trump sought for tearing tags off pillows

Hart: Trump sought for tearing tags off pillows

June 8th, 2018 by Ron Hart in Opinion Columns

In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

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The pernicious Trump "collusion" probe is a stupid waste of money and an unnecessary national embarrassment that will backfire on Democrats.

It is what the Russians wanted, and they knew we would overreact. Dems took the bait. They want the verdict now and the trial later. The whole thing is a conspiracy in search of some facts.

Ron Hart

Ron Hart

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In reality, if you give the ex-FBI chief $15 million, a big all-Democrat donor staff, and all our laws-layered-upon-laws in America, they will get 90 percent of us guilty of something. This is what should worry us all, Democrats included.

Is this the legal system we want? One that indicts out of political vengeance with antiquated laws no one understands?

All the indictments have been handed to Mueller by a grand jury from Washington, D.C., made up of folks like those you see at your local bus stop ... or at a Bernie Sanders rally ... in a city that voted 91 percent in favor of Hillary. Trump would fare better being judged by two of his former Miss USA winners whom he later said got fat.

Once the group got outside of D.C., like with Virginia Judge T.S. Ellis III, Mueller got scolded for overreaching and was served a healthy dose of reality. It is what America is seeing with this investigation, not what "deep state" swamp dwellers with a pansy grand jury are producing.

It seems the feds now are down to charging Trump with tearing tags off pillows or recording games without the express written consent of Major League Baseball. Still, Trump needs to be careful. Punishment for him could range from one to 10 years in prison to being forced to get an age-appropriate haircut.

Given that no one seems to know what the crime is and what Mueller is investigating, there would be no reason in the world for Trump to testify under oath. It would be a perjury trap, like the one the FBI set for Mike Flynn. You should never approach a mule from the rear, a bull from the front, or a prosecutor with an agenda from any angle — even if Mueller's team looks like Laurel and Hardy pushing a piano upstairs. Or is it Yanni and Laurel?

If the crimes Paul Manafort has been indicted for date back to 2006, why didn't the Justice Department get him then? That is the real question. And an armed, pre-dawn raid of his office and of the home of Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, for a non-violent investigation should make us all scared of government.

The FBI visited Manafort in March 2013 and July 2014; why not tell Trump that while he was running? Why plant a spy in the Trump campaign when Hillary had more Russian connections and emails stolen than Trump or the RNC?

What we are learning is that we have way too much law enforcement with too little to do. The "Broward Coward" sheriff's deputy who didn't even enter the Parkland school during the shooting just retired at age 54 with a $100,000-plus per year pension. Andrew McCabe, corrupt deep-state poster boy, gets to retire from the FBI at age 50 with millions in lifetime taxpayer-paid benefits.

Former FBI Director James Comey is currently on his self-aggrandizing cover-up tour. When he was fired, he was in a $61 million Gulfstream 550 private jet (or as it should be called, "Not United Air Lines"), flying out to L.A. for an FBI job fair.

To recruit people for six-figure unaccountable jobs from which you can retire after 20 years? This Mueller probe might actually be good. It exposes the "deep state" and the absurd cost we are paying for government bureaucrats.

By weaponizing criminal law for political gain, this "special counsel" is about to spend $20 million to indict some guys who really harmed no one.

With all this waste, it is no surprise we have a huge budget deficit. We just had to do a budget deal to avoid another "fiscal cliff." When the political swamp rats in D.C. go over the next fiscal cliff, I hope the tide is out and there are lots of rocks below.

Contact Ron Hart at Ron@RonaldHart.com.

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