Until the full Mueller report is made public we cannot know for sure, but it seems like there is not enough evidence to charge Donald Trump with obstruction or collusion with the Russians.
While my Trump supporting friends are celebrating this news, I remind them that we still have a president who is a proven compulsive liar. It’s setting a very low bar to celebrate the news that the president you support probably did not commit treason. As far as I know every president and presidential candidate in history met that qualification.
I also remind them that this investigation did not materialize out of thin air. The report clearly states that the Russians did interfere in the 2016 election in a successful attempt to elect Donald Trump. The lies Trump and his staff told about contact with the Russians had to be investigated. Trump toadying up to the Russians only increased suspicions. You can’t call it a witch hunt if six Trump cohorts were convicted of crimes related to Mueller’s probe.
Now that the investigation is over, we need to move on. To my mind there is nothing more important to our country than to see Donald Trump defeated in 2020. It is important for Democrats to let this sleeping dog lie and defeat the Republicans with good ideas for our future.
Our citizens need affordable health care, living wages, a tax structure that pays the bills and does not enrich the rich, reduced deficits, and improved infrastructure. We need to denounce racism in any form, confront irrational fears about socialism and immigration, and strengthen our alliances. Most importantly, we desperately need a president who forms policy by listening to expert advisers and can be trusted to tell us the truth.
Just like the extremists on the right will never let Benghazi go in spite of multiple investigations, I’m sure extremists on the left will have a hard time letting Trump collusion go. However, my hope is that wiser heads will prevail and we will focus on the most important thing --- Truth matters.