Mailbag Q&A #2

April 26, 2018

Since I really do read all your comments and questions, it seems like a logical extension to respond to some of the more compelling ones. 

Answers to new questions will appear every week, so don’t be shy.

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Thanks so much for all your comments and questions! This week, many of them continued to center on special counsel Robert Mueller’s seemingly endless investigation into President Trump and alleged “collusion” with Russia, so let’s take a look at several of those questions and treat them as essentially one topic:

Q: How can we the people stop the left and/or Mueller from taking out the President we elected to lead the people? --- Bernadette Dillon (very similar one from Linda Prisinger)

Q: Why is Mueller concentrating on Trump and not Hillary Clinton? --- Charles Alan Watson

Q: How much has Mueller cost the American Tax Payer to date? --- Robert L. Fragman

Q: Is Mueller the “insurance” those two FBI Trump haters were texting about? --- Caleb Caudill

A: So, is Mueller the "insurance policy"? Considering all the effort that anti-Trump partisans both inside and outside the FBI put into getting a special counsel –- including fired FBI Director James Comey’s shrewdly calculated leaking with the expressed purpose of having one appointed –- it sure looks that way, Caleb.

As for the cost, reports vary. A report from the Washington Times from December 5 of last year said that the first four-and-a-half months of the probe had cost $6.7 million, so do the math to get an idea. At that time, Mueller had assembled 17 attorneys. According to the WT, “The special counsel’s office has declined to provide details on how many other people have been detailed from various other agencies or divisions of the Justice Department to work on the team,” and that’s really what concerns me, even more than the outlay of taxpayer $$$. We need our FBI personnel doing the important jobs they were hired to do, not diverted to help with a politically-motivated fishing expedition.

Mueller’s focus on Trump’s alleged “obstruction” while Hillary’s blatant destruction of evidence goes unexamined is curious indeed. Her actions certainly fall under the umbrella of “Russia,” as we know her campaign worked through a law firm and, in turn, an opposition research company to hire an ex-spy who created the RUSSIAN dossier to damage Trump. The longer this investigation goes on, the easier it is to see its bias. Draw your own conclusions; I’ll bet they’re similar to mine.

Incidentally, Victor Davis Hanson shares our concern and has clearly outlined the charges that should be --- would be --- made against Hillary and her enablers if there were no double standard at play.

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“We the people” can help by refusing to stand by quietly and let this perverted process run over the President. Because Trump is facing an attack that is undeniably political, part of our response must be political as well, by crawling through broken glass if necessary (gee, hope not) on Election Day to keep Democrats from running Congress again. Because part of the threat transcends politics –- damage to everyone’s basic civil liberties in the quest to get Trump –- we can promote the opinion of legal experts such as Alan Dershowitz, a liberal who did not support Trump but who nevertheless sees the dangers in the current attack on him. Part of his concern is the history of Mueller himself; the Boston FBI office destroyed lives under his supervision during what Dershowitz calls “the most scandalous miscarriage of justice in the modern history of the FBI.”

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Q: How do the Crooked Clintons keep avoiding prosecution? Anyone else would be. --- Ronda Boren

Q (related): How can Obama holdovers still be on staff? Can’t Trump just fire the holdovers who are stabbing him in the back? --- Jennie Stark

A: It’s remarkable, isn’t it? That’s the book Hillary should write –- a “how-to” book! She could call it “WHAT HAPPENED: How I Avoided Jail.”

I know the Clintons and their circle from way back in Arkansas, and I can tell you that Hillary has always operated from the position of paranoid self-protection. Of course, they’ve had the benefit of a stunningly complicit mainstream media, but recall what she scrawled on a memo years ago, when she forced out the devoted, longtime staff members in the White House travel office by accusing them of illegalities: “We want their people out; we want our people in.” Likewise, when Bill became President, one of his first acts was to fire all the U.S. attorneys that had been in place under Bush. (Obama did the same; different Bush.) Those who could help the Clintons were treated warmly by Hillary, but woe to anyone who was perceived as not on board.

With all the political enemies surrounding Trump, his mistake wasn’t in firing certain people –- it was in not firing them ALL, five minutes after taking the oath of office, before he could be accused of “obstruction,” and rehiring only the ones he wanted. Democrats did this to create the swamp; the same strategy should have been used to drain it.

One more thing: having mentioned Alan Dershowitz, I have to disagree with him on his hesitancy to prosecute Hillary Clinton. She broke the law; it’s not “criminalizing politics” to prosecute her. On the contrary, it’s the decision NOT to prosecute her that is political.


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Q: Who would you recommend as a conservative “must read” –-- someone who can present the conservative/economic world view in a compelling and concise manner? –- John Prentice

Well, John, I’d have to say me.

Seriously, what a great question! And aside from me, it would be good to include numerous others who have strengths in different areas. A few examples: for the Constitution, there’s Mark Levin. For economics, you can’t do better than Thomas Sowell. For adroit wit and outrageous humor, read Mark Steyn and Kurt Schlichter. To thoroughly understand the legal side of what's happening with the "deep state," look for Gregg Jarrett's upcoming book, available soon. In the meantime, of course, there’s always me.

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