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The Mueller Report is a Big, Fat Nothing Burger.

After 22 months, over $25 Million, 2,200 subpoenas, 500 search warrants, and 500 witness interviews: 19 full-time Leftist lawyers and 40 FBI Agents found zero evidence that the President, his associates, or “any U.S. person” were involved in any way in Russia’s attempt to interfere with the 2016 election.

The only evidence in the report that anyone tried to impede the investigation of Russian agents is against the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). They refused to allow the FBI to access the computer servers that were hacked by the Russians. A forensic examination could have given the FBI evidence that they could have used to arrest the Russian agents involved.

What is a Special Prosecutor? The position was created by the Ethics in Government Act of 1978. Although it is a federal law, it is considered unconstitutional by many eminent constitutional scholars on the basis that it, in effect, creates a fourth branch of government not allowed by the Constitution. In 1983 the title Special Prosecutor was changed to Independent Counsel.

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The intention of the statute was to discover who was responsible for a crime. In this travesty of the law, the Special Counsel was sent to find a crime the politicians hoped existed, and then to pin it on the president. There was never a question that the Russians interfered in the 2016 election. They have been doing that for decades. But there was not a scintilla of evidence that the President or anyone who worked for him cooperated, colluded or conspired with the Russians to change the results of the election. Since they couldn’t win at the ballot box, the Trump-haters decided to use the full power of the U.S. government to frame a sitting, duly elected president.

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As suggested by its name, the independent counsel law calls for few controls over the counsel’s investigative powers. Once he or she is appointed, the independent counsel is not accountable to any government office and serves for as long as necessary to complete the investigation. It can require resources from other agencies, such as the Justice Department, or investigators from the FBI. But once assigned to the Independent Counsel, those agencies have no control over their people, who only report to the Independent Counsel.

Incidentally, the costs incurred by these other agencies are not included in the Independent Counsel’s report on finances. So it is likely that President Trump’s estimate of the real cost of the Mueller Investigation at $40 Million is probably more accurate than the reported $25 Million.

Technically an Independent Counsel works under the auspices of the Department of Justice, but everyone at Justice has always made it clear that they do not interfere in any way in any Independent Counsel deliberations. So the Independent Counsel has no checks or balances, can investigate anything he or she wishes, and has no time or financial restrictions. Once appointed, the three Constitutionally created branches of government can only sit back, watch, and wait until this basically rogue entity decides it is finished.

In this case, a Trump-hater named Rod Rosenstein, the Assistant Attorney General named his friend Robert Mueller as the Special Prosecutor. Mueller also had reason to hate Trump because just before he was hired to prosecute the president, he had met with Trump and asked to be appointed FBI Director. Trump turned him down flat. Another major conflict of interest was that Mueller was good friends with fired FBI Director James Comey. The greatest conflict was that Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller, was a potential witness in the case.

Mueller was given the job of investigating “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump” and any matters that “may arise directly from the investigation.”

The investigation led to the indictments of 34 people and three Russian companies. The indictments of the Russian individuals and companies were shams since the Russians will never come to the U.S. to face changes. But they made it look like the investigation was getting results. 26 Russian nationals, three Russian companies, one man from California and one from London were indicted – along with just six people who had any kind of connection to Trump.

Of the six individuals associated with Trump who were indicted, not one of the crimes they were accused of had anything to do with collusion with Russia. This is the key point in this entire farce. All of them were charged with “process crimes,” crimes that would not have existed or would not have come to light were it not for the investigation. And most process crimes are dealt with administratively – not by threatening criminal convictions and life in prison.

For instance, General Michael Flynn, a wonderful U.S. patriot, and a genuinely good man was charged with lying to the FBI. First, this “crime” would never have taken place were it not for the unlawful investigation undertaken by Mueller. Second, the very FBI agents who interviewed Flynn stated that they believed he never lied. But because of a mistake of memory – not an intentional lie – Mueller threatened to throw the book at Flynn unless Flynn gave him some kind of dirt on the president.

So Flynn, a patriot who faithfully served this nation for decades and saved thousands of lives, is left bankrupt, his reputation ruined and facing up to five years in prison. Mueller, in contrast, will go back to making hundreds of thousands of dollars for speeches, and will undoubtedly make millions for the book he will write.

The other Trump associates, some of whom he barely knew, were found guilty of crimes that were sometimes decades old – and none of which had anything to do with Russian “collusion.” Mueller and his team of angry Democrats tried to squeeze them into lying about Trump by using intimidation, lies, and threats. Most of them are also bankrupt and ruined, and to what end? Their prosecutions did nothing for our national security.

We expect this kind of abuse of power by hick cops in little towns in the middle of nowhere. And unfortunately, big-city police also use these criminal tactics of threatening to pile charges on unless the defendant confesses, or (as Mueller did with some of Trump’s associates), threatening their families. But we don’t expect this from a government organization that has basically unlimited power. This is how dictators and Communist governments act.

How did Mueller treat Hillary Clinton regarding her lies to the FBI? He was supposed to investigate only “Russia Collusion” but he went far afield from that mandate. Clinton and the DNC actively impeded an FBI investigation, as mentioned earlier, by refusing their request to examine their servers. That could have helped convict the Russian hackers, but it would have also made it clear that she violated National Security laws. So Mueller never interviewed her.

What about Obama’s illegal electronic surveillance of Trump’s presidential campaign? The fact that a sitting president would use the terrible power of the security apparatus of our nation against a political opponent should give every American nightmares. The fact that he used an unsubstantiated political report (the infamous “Steele” dossier, paid for by Clinton and the DNC) as his excuse only makes it worse since it proves that his actions were politically motivated.

High-level officials in the Justice Department and the FBI conspired to tape the President in the Oval Office. They intended to use this to convince members of the President’s cabinet to remove him from office using the 25th Amendment.

So why didn’t Muller, with his unlimited powers, investigate Clinton, Obama and the treasonous Justice and FBI officials? It wasn’t because these crimes were not within his mandate of investigating Russian collusion. He indicted and sent men to prison for business deals and tax evasion, which was certainly not within his stated duties. He left these people alone because they were political allies – and because they hated Trump.

Although Mueller is supposedly a Republican, 72% of the lawyers he hired were Democrats. The lawyers made the same standard $160,000 salary as high-level Justice Department lawyers do. But most of them walked away from jobs making millions more per year to work for Mueller.

What was their motivation for doing so? Some claim it was to strengthen their profiles in hopes of getting better jobs. But most of them were already at the top of their fields. It is far more likely that most of them took the job in hopes of fulfilling their Democrat dream of taking down the President.

It is fortunate that Rod Rosenstein was still in office when the Mueller Report was delivered to the Attorney General. Mueller made it extremely clear that there had been no collusion or conspiracy among the Russians and any member of the Trump Administration or family. But he didn’t have the courage to say explicitly in his report what the evidence he gathered clearly showed: That there was no obstruction of justice on the part of Trump or any of his people.

If there is one expert on the Special Counsel statute and process in this nation, it is Ken Starr. He was the prosecutor appointed to investigate Bill Clinton’s crimes, which included sexual abuse of a young intern, lying under oath, and many other crimes too numerous to mention. He did his job properly. He gathered the evidence, and then made his recommendations regarding prosecution and impeachment. He was critical of Robert Mueller for expressing his conclusions on one part of the evidence – that there was no collusion. But he didn’t have the guts to give his conclusion on the matter of the lack of obstruction – which was just as clearly proven as the collusion. He left it to the Attorney General to draw that conclusion – one which any reasonable attorney would have drawn.

The reason I said that it is fortunate that Rod Rosenstein was still in office is that he started the entire witch hunt by hiring Mueller to “investigate” a fraudulent report paid for by Hillary and the DNC, known as the Steele Dossier. Christopher Steele was a foreign spy paid to find or manufacture “dirt” on Trump. Even James Comey, as the FBI Director, said the Steele trash was “and not credible.” Yet Rod Rosenstein fraudulently obtained federal FISA warrants based on information he knew was false – a felony.

Even though Rosenstein hates Trump, he still has to maintain some semblance of a reputation if he ever wants to be employed again as a lawyer. So when he was asked to read through the Mueller report with Attorney General Barr, and to co-write the summary of the report that was released to the public (you’ll find the link to the letter below). And both he and Barr agreed that there was ample evidence in Mueller’s report to totally exonerate the President of any hint of obstruction of justice.

Like most lies, the lie that the Democrats and the mainstream media put out almost immediately was partly true. That’s what makes lies so easy to sell. Mueller did state that, even though there was no evidence of obstruction, he would not exonerate the President on that charge. But he left it for the Attorney General to do so, and after carefully studying the evidence both Barr and Rosenstein did exonerate the President. The Dems know this, but they continue to put out the lie that the President was not exonerated, and that he lied when he said he was.

Of course, the Democrats disparage Barr as “Trump’s hand-picked Attorney General.” This is a weak – and frankly, stupid – argument since every Attorney General is hand-picked by the president that appointed him. What is he supposed to do – draw names out of a hat that contains the names of every attorney in the nation?

The fact that a Trump-hater like Deputy A/G Rosenstein looked at the evidence and came to the same conclusions as A/G Barr should put to rest any concerns about Trump’s innocence – except among the hysterical lunatic fringe that believes “Trump must be guilty of something because he beat Hillary.”

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author and are not not necessarily either shared or endorsed by

Dr. Tom Barrett

Dr. Tom Barrett has been a pastor for over 40 years and currently oversees ordained ministers in South Florida. He has always been a bi-vocational minister, working in the financial services arena as a Branch Manager and National Vice President. He is a Patriot who has studied and taught the Constitution in both church and secular settings. A prolific author he has written a book on Conservative principles (The Best of Conservative Truth) and has written over a thousand feature articles that have been published in local and national newspapers as well as on the Internet. He speaks nationally on the Christian foundations of our nation and its Constitution, and internationally on Biblical financial principles. He has lectured at seminaries, universities, economic summits, churches, and the International Money Shows. His websites are (writing); (ministry); (precious metals), and www.DrTom.TV (personal). His work is followed by thousands at


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