This past weekend will be remembered for many years. It was historic. Two painful and potentially very dangerous events were essentially eliminated. Both had dragged on for years. We saw the official declaration of the end of the ISIS caliphate and we concluded that “no American colluded with a foreign power” in the 2016 election.
The official removal of ISIS from all of the land they once controlled was a milestone, especially considering the length of time that ISIS terrorized both the region and much of the world. ISIS’ existence was partly due to the US failure to negotiate a status of forces agreement when troops pulled out of Iraq in December, 2011.
Couple that with the internal strife in Syria and with the US badly misjudging their strength, ISIS was allowed to grow. In January 2014, the prior administration called them “junior varsity” and essentially ignored them. In June 2014, ISIS declared the caliphate. By the end of 2014,ISIS controlled more than 34,000 square miles in Iraq and Syria.
ISIS fighters were brutal, killing thousands of mostly innocent people in usually a brutal, inhuman and very public manner. Even though the organization still somewhat exists and will likely take some action in the future, they have been defeated and the land has been taken back.
That happened because President Trump made the complete defeat of ISIS a top priority. He told his generals to fight and fight to win, quickly. And that’s exactly what they did. This weekend’s announcement was historic.
Then there was the Mueller report. This report summarized the key findings of a nearly two-year special prosecutor investigation into Russian collusion by President Trump and obstruction of justice by Trump when he fired FBI Director James Comey.
The basis for this investigation seems to be a bit murky. Some Senators say they will encourage the Attorney General or a Senate Committee to investigate the origins of the calls for a special prosecutor.
However, even before the special prosecutor, the FBI was already investigating Trump. They said they had some information that indicated there could be collusion between Trump and Russia to try to sway the election in Trump’s favor. The FBI did some investigation, but they never really expected Trump to win the election.
Then Trump won.
Since Trump’s opponent was ahead in the polls and since the experts said there was no path to victory in the electoral college for Trump, much of the country was shocked when Donald Trump won the election. His opponent’s supporters simply could not believe that this could happen in a fair election. Their conclusion was that the election had to be rigged.
Since there was some evidence that the Russians were attempting to influence the 2016 election, the rigging had to be between Trump and the Russians. They concluded that Trump must certainly have colluded with the Russians, otherwise he would never have won.
Normally a situation like this would be taken to the Attorney General (AG). But the AG agreed to recuse himself, leaving the deputy AG to preside. And his objectivity was questionable.
There were also some problems with the behavior of the Director of the FBI. Eventually the deputy AG suggested that the FBI director be fired. A week later Trump fired him.
Since it was known that the FBI director was looking into Trump’s Russia involvement, Trump’s opponents concluded that he fired the director because of his fear that the FBI was getting close to discovering Trump’s Russia collusion.
The fired FBI director wanted a special prosecutor appointed. He leaked enough information to the mainstream media, so that they all screamed for a special prosecutor to investigate Trump.
For nearly two years Trump’s opponents and 90% of the mainstream media coverage bombarded him with accusations about the Trump campaign’s contact with Russia. Then when the investigators couldn’t find any evidence, they found some Trump associates who may know something that Trump has done. Eventually they found three with some legal issues, who could be coerced into cooperating.
Even after harshly punishing them for crimes unrelated to Trump, they had no evidence of any Trump wrongdoing. Then they found another few Trump associates who they could interview long enough to get the witness to contradict something and face perjury. Still no evidence about Trump’s involvement.
No matter, the mainstream media assured the public that Trump had colluded and that he would be removed from office at some point. Often they said he would face time in jail. Every action that Trump took was second guessed and usually opposed by the Dems.
And the Dems, on numerous occasions, assured us that they had seen definite proof of Trump collusion.
The President tried to move his agenda forward, but this big black cloud was constantly hanging over his head. Although he knew he had done nothing wrong, he was being described by the media as a crook who was an illegitimate president.
This weekend was historic. America stood face to face with real evil and officially defeated it this past weekend.
Even though special prosecutors nearly always find something, in this case they found absolutely nothing. The president has been cleared of any wrongdoing, in spite of how the mainstream media may spin any part of the report.
Not only will non-supporters of Trump, be inclined to look more favorably at him, but any
continued investigations will look biased to voters. Even the mainstream media, having been terribly embarrassed by their lack of journalistic integrity, may take a different view when coving any future proceedings.
This past weekend was historic.