It could be fairly said that Monday was the best day the Democrats have had since Hillary Clinton lost the election on November 8th. At long last, they got the headline they were looking for: FBI Director Confirms Investigation into Trump’s Links with Russian Government. Boom! That’s what they’ve been telling us! It’s right there! Comey admitted it! Trump is a traitor. Trump’s an illegitimate president. It’s only a matter of time before he’s impeached, jailed, and executed for crimes against the United States. Tough luck, Trump supporters, you accidentally backed the biggest American traitor since Benedict Arnold. Whoops. Good luck explaining this one to your grandchildren!
Of course, those headlines ignore a few salient points, including the fact that James Comey denied having any evidence to suggest that Russia’s interference in the campaign swayed a single vote in the election. Including the fact that several former U.S. intelligence officials, including former DNI James Clapper and former acting CIA Director Mike Morrell – neither of them fans of Trump – have said there’s no evidence to support a charge of collusion between the campaign and Russia. Including, most basically, the fact that not even the dumbest man in America would join forces with Putin and then PRAISE the man at every possible opportunity. If Trump actually did collude with the Russians, the problem isn’t just that we elected a traitor, but that we elected one of the biggest morons to ever walk the earth.
Taking those things into account, we have a feeling that the Democrats will never again have a day this good. This was the high-water mark in their nonstop quest to turn the country against the sitting president of the United States. The only thing that could top it would be the day the FBI brings charges against Donald Trump, and that day ain’t coming.
For Democrats, the best news that came out of Comey’s testimony wasn’t the stuff that made all the headlines. It was the news that the FBI investigation into this matter could potentially go on for years. Oh, what a relief that must have been. You mean we can keep bringing this up every time we want to steal the news cycle away from the Republicans? You mean we can keep harping on this and making insinuations without ever coughing up any evidence? Holy moly, what a gift!
They know that the truth of what happened – whatever it might turn out to be – will not come close to the outrageous story they’ve been peddling to their lunatic base. So they want to push the conclusion of this investigation as far down the road as they possibly can. Because when the truth finally emerges, they will look like the liars that they are, and the next election will reflect that.