by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
An issue Democrats once believed would be the undoing of President Trump could be his ticket back to the White House, as the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign in Russia turns into a probe of the investigators.
“POTUS has been vindicated in the Senate, and now he is being further vindicated by DOJ,” said Republican strategist Bradley Blakeman. “There was never any Russian collusion before or after the campaign. It was an orchestrated effort to prevent Trump from winning and thereafter, keep him from governing. The American people get it.”
Now, the cat is chasing the dog. U.S. Attorney for Connecticut John Durham is conducting an investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe that dominated much of the president’s term, with results expected before November’s election. Durham’s findings could be part of a broader unraveling of the Trump-Russia scandal. …
… Last week, the Justice Department dropped its case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The House Intelligence Committee also published transcripts of over 50 interviews it conducted while investigating possible Trump-Russia collusion, with witnesses, including some former Obama administration officials who have sharply criticized the president on these issues in the media, repeatedly testifying they lacked direct evidence of such offenses. …
… “It paints a pretty damning picture of the political establishment and will further enrage those Trump supporters who believe that the deep state was part of a dangerous coup against the president that they love,” said Republican strategist John Feehery. “The fact that President Obama now looks like he might have been involved is a further indictment of the political establishment.”
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