This exoneration of Trump may be more than it seems.
As usual, you have to look at the motivations of the participants to get a clear picture of why people do what they do. Why would Mueller exonerate Trump? To this, you have to go back to the investigation of Steven Hatfill.
If you recall, Hatfill was the man Mueller and Comey tried to frame for the anthrax attacks.
When it was clear that Hatfill wasn’t going to kill himself under pressure, they paid him off and went on to Bruce Ivins, who “killed himself.” (right) In the case of Trump, whether he was guilty hardly matters. The CIA can invent evidence.
But they couldn’t roll Cohen and couldn’t roll Stone so there was only one thing left. They played their cards thinking Trump would resign, rather than watch his business empire implode. He didn’t.
So, cover your own ass.
It’s clear with this exoneration that Comey and Brennan will face indictment, along with Peter Strzok. Once Lisa Page decided she wasn’t going to lie for him, his future behind bars was guaranteed.
The amazing thing about Mueller’s report wasn’t that it showed no collusion.
There was none. It was that it was released on Friday afternoon, during March Madness and Barr’s four-page analysis, just before the Duke game. Dead hours for news.
Mueller made the only decision he could make that keeps him from being tied to Comey, Strzok, Brennan and the FBI. Tell the President that, under no uncertain terms was Mueller his enemy any more.
Now, let the real battle begin.