Mueller Investigation to End Soon:The End of Investigating the POTUS
The Investigation Drags On
Eventually the long-winded Robert S. Mueller investigation will end. It has been repeatedly reported for over a year that the special council investigation is close to being over. Now we have grown a tolerance to this type of reporting. All of these stories have been wrong because, well, we’re all guessing. One thing the Mueller investigative team has been good at (besides indicting people) is keeping the investigation air tight. There are no leaks in sight that suggest a timeline for the end of the investigation.
The worst possible sources for news of the investigation are the 17 lawyer investigative team themselves. Or perhaps you would like to refer to them as the “17 Angry Democrats” as Trump has with his Twitter fame. The man who speaks for Mueller, Peter Carr, rarely gives reporters any meat to go off.
We live in a universe where Republicans demand that the investigation come to halt while Democrats are still curious as to who will have their name on the next indictment. The four-year Ken Star investigation into Bill Clinton was years longer, but Republicans fail to remember that. Due to all of the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the Mueller probe, it shouldn't be a surprise that the investigation has lasted as long as it has. It’s not just reporters that have made inaccurate predictions about the end of the investigation. Trump’s legal team has also come to wrongly guess the end date.
Republican School of Thought
As Special Counsel Mueller moves forward with no end in sight, Republicans increasing question the investigation as a so called “witch hunt.” Many in this group are downplaying any of the prosecutions that have taken place. Each of 36 indictments that were carried out can be seen in the table below.
Many believe that since the Democrats called for the firing of James Comey during the investigation of Hillary Clinton, that the starting of this investigation was not valid.
36 Charges in the Mueller Probe
13 Russian nationals
3 Russian companies
Alex van der Zwaan
12 Russian GRU officers
The Latest Report of an End Date
A recent report by NBC claims that the Mueller probe is set to end as early as mid-February. We’ve heard this story time again. Ken Star has been vocal that he is not so sure the investigation is ready to halt. Star says the report is optimistic and then brings up the fact that the president has not been interviewed in person about the investigation which the president himself has been implicated in. A process may need to take place to subpoena the president, so Mueller can follow up with questioning.
We'll have to wait and see if NBC's contacts are correct or see if Mueller takes the case in another direction. All we can do now is wait until February.
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