The biggest piece of news this week so far is the indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. While his indictment shouldn’t come as a surprise given that Mueller leaked that they would be filing charges on someone the previous Friday (which is illegal, by the way), and given that Manafort’s home was raided months prior by the FBI, something like this shouldn’t really be a big shocker.
But do you want to know what’s funny about this entire ordeal? IT HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ELECTION! Do you want to know what the charges are? Conspiracy against the United States, even though there’s not even a single mention of Russian collusion. It talks about Manafort and Gates lying to the FBI about having worked with the Ukranian government, which leads to the following charges: Conspiracy to launder money and Failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts for calendar years 2011-2014.
That’s it. There’s nothing about Russian collusion. Manafort and Gates aren’t even being CHARGED for it, but the Left still wants to pretend that’s what it’s about because Mueller was the one who pulled the trigger on this.
As a reminder, Mueller is investigating Trump, Russia and the 2016 Presidential election. The only reason Manafort and Gates are being indicted with this is because of their ties to Trump. Manafort was his former campaign chairman before Kelly Ann Conway and Gates was a “deputy campaign manager”, according to Fox News.
Despite of what they may or may not have done, there’s no doubt that the biggest reason they were indicted is because of their ties to Trump. And, to the MSM, this will seem as an effort to prove Russian collusion and would ultimately lead to the impeachment of Trump… but they are very wrong about that.
The official charges written by Mueller’s special counsel don’t even mention Russia. The charges aren’t for Russian collusion. And the only time the number “2016” is used is as a timeline for the money laundering charges they have on Manafort and Gates. There’s nothing on the election because there’s no evidence of collusion.
But Mueller saw some people calling for his resignation coming from the Left and he decided to pull the trigger on something. Anything to make himself look good, at least for now, in the eyes of the Left. Even though this has nothing to do with Trump, the Left and the MSM will see it as a step towards impeaching him, even though this won’t lead to anything of the sort.
But the MSM will take anything they can get. They’ve successfully convinced their viewers and readers that this indictment is about Russian collusion. But upon doing even a little bit of research, I found that this has nothing to do about the election. Unfortunately, many people won’t do research. They will be convinced this is about collusion, even though it’s clearly not.
I’ve seen trolls on pro-Trump pages saying things like: “Are you Trump supporters starting to s**t in your pants?” Even though this has nothing to do with Trump, Russia or the election, these people are convinced this will lead to the impeachment of Trump. This won’t even come close to that.
Do you want to know why Manafort’s indictment will backfire on the Left? Because this will be an example of them hyping something up, creating fake news, and disappointing their base. This won’t lead to impeachment as they hope. This will hardly even be a big deal by the end of next week. This doesn’t bring them one step closer to impeaching Trump because it has nothing to do with him, Russia or the election.
But they’ve reached this point of desperation. With Harvey Weinstein being exposed as a serial rapist, the Uranium One deal being a big talking point last week since it has ties to the Clintons and Obama, they needed ANYTHING to be happy about. Like a fan of a terrible sports team, they were hoping to have SOMETHING to cheer about while they get blown out.
They will take this very miniscule victory and make it a far bigger deal than it really is. They will hype this up as the beginning of the end for Trump and then they will fail to deliver on that promise. Just like they failed to stop Trump from becoming the Republican nominee, just like they failed to stop Trump from becoming President, they will also fail at impeaching Trump.
They’ve found no evidence of collusion for months now and they never will find any evidence of collusion. This doesn’t get them any closer to finding evidence of collusion. This doesn’t get them any closer to their dream of impeaching Trump. This will ultimately lead to a massive letdown for the Leftist base. It’s just another example of fake news.
They will celebrate for a very short time until they realize this won’t lead to anything of substance for them. Sure, Manafort and Gates are being targeted and prosecuted, but this won’t lead to anything more than that because of the charges set before them.
No matter what happens with Manafort or Gates, Trump won’t be affected in the least. His presidency isn’t at stake. The Left isn’t any closer to finding collusion. They’re not even closer to impeaching Trump. This certainly won’t even be the vaunted “First Step” the Left hopes it will be.
However, this could backfire even more for the Left than they realize. The indictment of Manafort and Gates could be the trigger for Trump to order Sessions to go after the Clintons and Obama for their involvement in the Uranium One deal. Or Hillary’s e-mail scandal. Or Obama’s fast and furious scandal. Or Benghazi. And/or every illegal thing the Democrats have done over this century.
Of course, I don’t know if Trump will do that. I don’t know if he will order Sessions to do it. But if there ever was a time or even one more reason to do it (other than delivering justice) this would be it. If anything, this might lead to the eventual indictment of the Clintons and/or Barack Obama.
So the Left can pretend this is a huge victory for them. Reality will hit them harder than a ton of bricks.
It’s coming too. According to Fox News: “Tony Podesta, the brother of Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chairman, John Podesta, has resigned from his lobbying firm amid reports he is under scrutiny from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.” This means that the Special Counsel is investigating him too.
I may have been too generous when I said that this would hardly be a big deal by the end of next week. We’ll see if this is even somewhat relevant by the end of THIS week.
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