I Was Wrong

Even though I have been wrong about many things, I still have hope that maybe things will work out. Here’s hoping.

Admissions

1. I was wrong about Trump losing the election.

2. I was wrong about Trump being quickly removed from office.

3. I was wrong about my fellow Americans putting ethics above tribalism.

4. I was wrong to think that overwhelming evidence of criminal conspiracy in the report would force Congress to impeach and convict Trump.

5. I was wrong about Congress being implicated in the report and being put into a position to impeach.

6. I was wrong about Trump’s children and Jared Kushner being indicted for financial and other crimes.

7. I was wrong about dozens of people in Trump’s orbit being charged in the social media conspiracy with the Russians.

8. I was wrong about Mike Pence and Paul Ryan being implicated in crimes.

9. I was wrong about William Barr being a good guy.

10. I was wrong to insist that everything will be alright and that justice will be served.

11. I was wrong to become addicted to MSNBC.

12. I was wrong to put so much hope into analysis & reporting on Twitter.

Justifications:

1. Because the Russians helped him

2. Because of the Constitution

3. Because I am naïve

4. Because, even if a narrow definition of criminal conspiracy was met, which it was not, the Office of Special Counsel “determined not to apply an approach that could potentially result in a judgment that the President committed crimes…fairness concerns counseled against potentially reaching that judgment when no charges can be brought. The ordinary means for an individual to respond to an accusation is through a speedy and public trial, with all the procedural protections that surround a criminal case.” In other words, the report was never going to make any sort of criminal accusation because that can only be done at trial.

5. …so far

6. …so far

7. Because EDVA hasn’t established yet that WikiLeaks coordinated with the GRU (Mueller was still investigating WikiLeaks-related matters in March of 2019). The Mueller Report clearly connects the Trump campaign with WikiLeaks, and the Roger Stone case clearly connects him with both the GRU (Guccifer 2.0) and WikiLeaks. So once the connection is established between WikiLeaks and the Russians, POOF we have evidence that people in Trump’s orbit illegally conspired to disseminate stolen materials. And POOF we have an underlying crime to drive charges of obstruction either through impeachment or after Trump leaves office. POOF. Treason. Bill Barr said it himself at his press conference; if the publisher was involved in the hack, then distributing their propaganda is a crime.

8. …so far

9. Cannot be justified

10. Because I am naïve

11. Cannot be justified

12. Hope is the only thing that keeps me sane

I believe that many, if not most, of the mysteries that were not solved by the Mueller Report are either one of the 12 ongoing Grand Jury cases or part of the counterintelligence investigation referred to the FBI.

These include:

  • The communication links between the Trump Tower server, Alfa Bank, and Spectrum Health
  • The nexus of Cambridge Analytica with Facebook, WikiLeaks, and the Trump Campaign
  • The coordination of disinformation/messaging between Fox News and the Russian state
  • Obstruction of justice by members of Congress
  • Russian money laundering in GOP campaigns
  • Everything ever done by Erik Prince and Jared Kushner

I no longer believe that Trump will leave office before his term ends, but I definitely would like to be pleasantly surprised. And I have no idea what will happen in the future.

Here’s hoping.