Opinion| We are waiting for the precise moment that special counsel Robert Mueller closes his investigation and hands down the official report.
The rabid and desperate House Democrats will pick up the unrelenting harassment of President Trump from there.
The survival of the Deep State aka permanent bureaucracy rests in the success of the House investigative committees at destroying Donald Trump, either through legal or political means.
Trump supporters should take heart that once Mueller’s investigation ends, the arsenal that President Trump has at his disposal to use against the D.C. swamp turns nuclear.
Up until Mueller issues his final report President Trump remains boxed in a corner by Rod Rosenstein, Roberts Mueller and his team of angry Democrats.
While President Trump has the authority to order the declassification of documents that the president has characterized as “devastating” to the DOJ and FBI, the special counsel’s simple existence has blocked him from doing so.
Since President Trump is the target of the investigation, Rosenstein had warned the president that declassification could be viewed by a court as crossing the line into obstruction of the special counsel’s work.
In October 2018 investigative journalist Lee Smith discussed the conundrum facing Trump when considering the timing for declassification:
In court filings last week the Department of Justice deployed what could be the nuclear option in its latest effort to prevent President Trump from declassifying information regarding FISA warrants used to spy on his campaign aide Carter Page: It is claiming that such a move would interfere with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
This is the first time the DOJ has explicitly made this argument implying personal peril for the president, since interference could open Trump to charges of obstruction of justice. Until now, the department has argued that declassifying the documents threatened national security.
In the 178-page court document, DOJ officials said they had “determined that disclosure of redacted information in the Carter Page FISA documents could reasonably be expected to interfere with the pending investigation into Russian election interference.”
This seems to justify an absurd circular argument. It would mean that as long as the corrupt elements that initiated the investigation retained control over the corrupt investigation, the target of the investigation – in this case President Trump – remains defenseless to expose the corruption that the investigation was started to keep hidden.
Now that William Barr has been seated as the Attorney General, the leverage these corrupt elements have maintained over Trump appears to be coming to an end.
With Barr now in charge of oversight of Mueller’s witch-hunt, Mueller is suddenly sending signals that he is wrapping up his investigation and all signs he is preparing to release his report as early as the end of this month.
This may be a sign that Mueller is choosing to end his run on his own terms and not give Barr the opportunity to terminate the special counsel with a public repudiation.
Back in late November after the Dems had taken back control of the House, President Trump gave an exclusive interview to the New York Post in which anticipated the Democrats weaponizing the investigative committees against him.
He was proven right when Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) sent 81 people, organizations, and companies associated with Donald Trump requesting their “cooperation” in Witch-Hunt 2.0.
During that November 28th interview President Trump told the Post that if Democrats chose to do what Nadler did yesterday, he will reserve invoking the nuclear option until the optimal time:
“If they go down the presidential harassment track, if they want go and harass the president and the administration, I think that would be the best thing that would happen to me. I’m a counter-puncher and I will hit them so hard they’d never been hit like that,” he said during a 36-minute Oval Office sit down.
The commander-in-chief said he could declassify FISA warrant applications and other documents from Robert Mueller’s probe — and predicted the disclosure would expose the FBI, the Justice Department and the Clinton campaign as being in cahoots to set him up.
“I think that would help my campaign. If they want to play tough, I will do it. They will see how devastating those pages are.”
But Trump told The Post he wanted to save the documents until they were needed.
“It’s much more powerful if I do it then,” Trump said, “because if we had done it already, it would already be yesterday’s news.”
The documents awaiting Trump’s declassification order are:
Pages 10-12 and 17-34 and relevant footnotes from the June 2017, Carter Page FISA application,
All FBI reports of interviews (302s) of Assistant Attorney General Bruce Ohr regarding the Russia investigation,
Exculpatory evidence arising from interviews with Carter Page and others, that were not presented to the FISA Court.
All text messages of James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr including;
The “EC” or electronic communication from Brennan (CIA) to Comey (FBI) that started Operation Crossfire Hurricane in July 2016.
Once Mueller wraps up his investigation, Trump will have control of the sword of Damocles that until now has been hanging over his head.
Once Trump orders the declassification the fallout will fall on members of both parties.