I am utterly amazed that some two-thirds of the Republicans in the Senate think that Mueller’s illegal investigation needs to be protected against Trump instead of Trump and our constitutional federal republic being protected against Mueller. Can it be that the craziest tin-foil-hat conspiracy theories about a corrupt uni-party “deep state” don’t go far enough?
The Mueller investigation, openly instigated by a manipulative leak from Comey, is fundamentally lawless in that it amounts to an investigation of a targeted person, Donald J. Trump, rather than an investigation of a particular crime. This is a “show me the man and I’ll show you the crime” travesty if there ever was one. Moreover, its shocking aim is to overturn the legitimate results of the last presidential election. In other words it is a coup attempt under color of law. Even its veneer of legality under the Special Counsel Law is defective in that the appointment did not identify the crime to be investigated as required by DOJ procedure.
Here we see the fundamental cancer eating at “our democracy,” the turning of the written law and written constitution upside down by a cult of slick talking lawyers. It is of a piece with the doctrine of the “living constitution” by which the Supreme Court, a committee of nine lawyers after all, makes up the constitution as they go along in accordance with their own desires. This is not the rule of law, it is the rule of men, the rule of lawyers.