Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia collusion has gone on for far too long.
More and more people are realizing this every day.
And the last person you’d ever expect just called for Mueller to end his investigation.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s approval rating continues to fall with every day that goes by. The investigation that one year ago was highly popular has seen historic disapproval.
There’s no better sign of that disapproval than one of former President Obama’s top officials coming out calling for the investigation to end.
That’s exactly what happened when the former President’s Director of National Intelligence James Clapper stated that Mueller should wrap up his investigation.
“I think the overarching point here is that this whole issue has to come to a resolution,”
Clapper stated before directly calling for the investigation to be wrapped up.
This is perhaps the most surprising development to come out of Mueller’s investigation in many months. Clapper, who is clearly no friend of President Donald Trump, seemed to jump to his aid; at least to the extent that he believes the investigation has had its downsides.
Clapper even went on to talk about last week’s Justice Department Inspector General report, specifically touching on anti-Trump text messages sent between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. He said that they were “not good,” before stating that he hasn’t seen evidence that those opinions affected the outcome of the investigation.
While Clapper was not dismissing the possibility that the Trump campaign did interfere with Russia, he made it very clear that the investigation has gone on far too long.
This is a massive development and could serve to help Donald Trump’s legal team wrap up the long-running investigation that President Trump has called a “witch hunt” on multiple occasions. Trump’s lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is hoping on ending the investigation by September.
A September end date is relevant because of the November midterm elections that occur just a month later. In many people’s eyes, the midterm elections could be a turning point of Trump’s presidency. Either Republicans win big, proving that the American people still stand with the President, or Democrats win big and finally get their chance to impeach the President.
But the possibility of Democrats winning big has become less likely as the days go back. Earlier this year, Democrats were confident of a “blue wave” occurring out of opposition to the President. But as President Trump’s approval rating has climbed along with Republican Party unity, they have become less confident.
The one thing that Democrats are banking on is Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation serving to harm Republicans. With no real evidence linking the President to Russia coming out, it is becoming more difficult to bank on that policy.
If the report is released in September and shows that Trump did not collude with Russia, it will torpedo their entire campaign strategy. That is the likely reason that Mueller will attempt to keep the investigation running past the midterm date.
But he may not be able to do that, especially with Rudy Giuliani threatening to investigate Mueller for election interference if he does.
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