Feeding the crime narrative

Yesterday, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate the Russia-gate scandal. I have no idea why Rosenstein made this decision (according to him, he did it in the public interest). If Rosenstein thought that caving in to the political-media elite's hysterical demands would reduce the mass hysteria, I fear he is in for a rude awakening. In fact, I suspect that nothing short of the removal of Trump from office would satisfy them.

 

The Democrats and their PR agency, aka the corporate media, have for weeks been calling for the appointment of a special counsel. Yet, they have not responded to the appointment as though they have achieved a victory. Whilst, Chuck Schumer gave the announcement a luke warm welcome, Adam Schiff made it plain that it is insufficient and the House and Senate committee investigations need to be pursued vigorously, implying concern that the special counsel's investigation should not be allowed to restrict Congress' access to evidence. He also called for an independent commission. Other Democrats, such as Al Green and Maxine Waters have responded by stepping up their demands for impeachment.

 

Whatever Rosenstein had in mind when he made his decision to appoint a special counsel, it is clear that the political-media hysteria is not going to calm down as a result. Indeed, the appointment provides the Democrats with the line: Trump is under investigation. The smears and innuendo will only ramp up.

 

An investigation by Mueller is most unlikely to be conducted swiftly and indeed is likely to take years. All Trump's critics will have constant opportunities for speculation and over-blown political rhetoric. His opponents will use the fact that there is a special counsel investigation to imply that its mere existence shows that crimes have been committed: after all, one does not launch a criminal investigation when there is no evidence of a crime. This is a narrative the professional propagandists will find easy to fabricate: after all, every crime story starts with a crime, which is subsequently investigated and ends with the villain being held to account. Whatever Mr Rosenstein's intention, his appointment of a special counsel will inevitably feed the crime narrative.

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Comments (8)

  1. EZWAYZ

    Of course the dems gave it a lukewarm answer.
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    First, the Seth Rich (DNC)/ Wikipedia’s news was buried by “news” of the Comey memo. The Seth Rich announcement lays bare the lie that the Russians hacked the DNC. This necessitate investigating the DC police and FBI for standing down on the Seth Rich murder investigation. That investigation will need to be reopened.
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    Second, by not disclosing he had been pressured by Trump to end the Russia investigation, Comey stands to be criminally charged. If on the other hand, the memo never existed the dems lies are laid bare.
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    Everyone involved in the “Russia” investigation has said there is no evidence. To have it publicly proven kills the MSM, democratic, Hilliary Clinton narrative – dead.
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    Calling for what you think the Republicans would never give you makes smoke look like fire. Getting it exposes the smoke and mirrors.

    May 18, 2017
    1. stevehayes13

      The corporate media’s lack of interest in the Seth Rich story is just as revealing as WikiLeaks posting of a reward for information leading to the conviction of his killer.

      May 18, 2017
      1. wirelessguru1

        Fool, the criminal MSM will not touch the Seth Rich story for very obvious reasons.

        May 18, 2017
  2. wirelessguru1

    He made that decision to force the demonrats to change their narrative and they are already complaining!
    WAKE UP FOOL!!!

    May 18, 2017
  3. GovMisdirection

    Rosenstein appointed a special counsel to investigate to appease the criminal element of our society that is willing to burn the country unless they play along that they are same and simply pushing this as a public service. Rosenstein just showed that Trump is not President when the Left flexes their muscle and threatens to step up the coup.

    May 18, 2017
    1. wirelessguru1

      Moron, that’s nonsense. The DOJ had to play that card regardless since there is a war going on right now by the Deep State against Trump. Also, what they appointed was a special counsel and not a special prosecutor, so they are also acknowledging that there is no crime involved so far.
      Either case, Trump already stated publicly today that this is just a witch hunt. However, this witch hunt may turn against the real witch (Hillary) here and the former Muslim-In-Chief (warlock)! Wake up!!!

      May 18, 2017
  4. Munkyman

    We shall see, I find it interesting that those who said there was no proof about Hillary when there’s plenty of it & that since there’s no proof there was no need for an independent investigation… The same people expect us to forget that & accept that we need an independent investigation to see IF there is any proof of their accusations. Just writing that nearly broke my logic center.

    May 18, 2017
    1. wirelessguru1

      LOL!!!

      May 19, 2017