As the “Impeach Trump” machine raged with fuel provided by Democrats and an errant media, a funny thing happened: More than three dozen Republican incumbents in Congress announced they were retiring in 2018, leaving the GOP with a gaping hole in the House that Democrats exploited.
Polls showed the impact of the Russia coverage on voters. About half of American voters declared they believed Trump or his aides had colluded with Russia, even though they hadn’t.It's important to remember that Mueller and his gang knew there was nothing to the charges against Trump early in their game, but they sat on that knowledge until their hand was forced by AG William Barr after the election. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) called it: “When I hear that Giuliani is saying, ‘Oh, if it goes past September 1, Mueller will be blamed for you know, playing politics and affecting the election,’ Mueller could care less, he would love to affect the election.” Then we had Democrat Sen. Bob Casey Jr. and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons warning Mueller not to release anything before the election. Now why would they do that? Because they suspected Mueller was a nothing burger? If they thought he had something on Trump wouldn't they have demanded he release it? We now know that Mueller was not operating with 100 percent of his mental capabilities. His investigation was actually run by his chief counsel, Andrew Weissmann, who has a notorious reputation as a prosecutor. Here's what Weissmann said of the 1918 election: As Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election gained steam in 2017 and 2018, "one thing that the whole office soon realized was that the third act in this play would be an inevitable investigation of us, by the Trump administration, when our investigation was complete."
"This led to more gallows humor within the office," he wrote. "Whenever someone gave an opinion or spun out a possible theory to test that out, someone would pipe up: 'Write that down, that will be for the investigation of the investigators.'" The jokes "took on a darker hue" ahead of the November 2018 midterm elections, Weissmann continued.One of his prosecutor, Jeannie Rhee, said: If Republicans "retain the House, we all need to retain criminal lawyers. That's how bats--- crazy they are. I am not joking." Nothing has happened to these people, and nothing will. Just as nothing has happened to the top IRS officials who helped Obama get elected.