Trump Witch Hunt Over: No American Was Even Charged With Conspiring With Russia


Not a single US citizen was charged, let alone convicted, of conspiring with Russia to influence the election.

Today, Robert Mueller has concluded his Trump-Russia Investigation, handing the report to Attorney General William Barr.

Thanks to Glen Greenwald for the Tweet Chain of the day. It regards the witch hunt which just concluded.

Tweet Chain of the Day

  • The Mueller investigation is complete and this is a simple fact that will never go away: not one single American was charged, indicted or convicted for conspiring with Russia to influence the 2016 election - not even a low-level volunteer. The number is zero.
  • Compare what cable hosts (let's leave them unnamed) & Democratic operatives spent two years claiming this would lead to - the imprisonment of Don, Jr., Jared, even Trump on conspiracy-with-Russia charges - to what it actually produced. A huge media reckoning is owed.
  • Don't even try to pretend the point of the Mueller investigation from the start wasn't to obtain prosecutions of Americans guilty of conspiring with Russia to influence the outcome of the election or that Putin controlled Trump through blackmail. Nobody will believe your denials.
  • Are we now ready to rid ourselves of the thrilling espionage fantasy that Trump is controlled by Putin and the Kremlin using blackmail? There's no way Robert Mueller would have gone 18 months without telling anyone about this if it were true, right? How could that be justified?
  • Perhaps now we can focus on the actually consequential actions the Trump administration is taking and finally move past the deranged conspiracy theories that have drowned US discourse for 2+ years. A side benefit will be not ratcheting up tension between 2 nuclear-armed powers.
  • Giving up these exciting conspiracy theories about international blackmail & convening panels to decipher all the genius hidden maneuvers of Mueller will be bad for cable ratings, book sales & the Patreon accounts of online charlatans. But it'll be very healthy in all other ways.
  • The desperate attempts to salvage something from this debacle by the Mueller dead-enders are just sad. Yes, the public hasn't read the Mueller report. But we *know* he ended his investigation without indicting a single American for conspiring with Russia to influence the election.
  • Trump, Jr. testified for hours and hours before Congress, including about the Trump Tower meeting. If he lied there, or to Mueller, why didn't Mueller indict him for perjury, lying to Congress or obstruction? Same questions for Kushner. Stop embarrassing yourselves.
  • US discourse has been drowned for 2+ years with conspiratorial, unhinged, but highly inflammatory and unhinged idiocy - playing games with two nuclear-armed powers because of anger over the 2016 election. It's time to stop. Mueller ended his work. We see the public indictments.
  • And to be clear: I've urged a full investigation into these Trump/Russia claims from the start, from before Mueller was appointed, with full disclosure. I still favor that - precisely to end the reckless speculation to which we've been endlessly subjected.

For those who may be wondering, Greenwald is a Socialist Progressive who supports OAC, not of the rabid-Right.

Mish Reader Comments

Huge Media Reckoning Owed

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"it was never a witch hunt."

Of course it was. A two-year investigation in which no one was even charged, let along convicted of colluding with Russia to influence the election is proof enough.


it was never a witch hunt. why adopt the stupid mantra trump's been tweeting? would have hoped you'd be more neutral in your descriptions and stick to facts instead of colorful hyperbole.

this is just phase one ending. the real action is happening in the sdny so too soon to celebrate


The Russia/Putin/Trump distraction has been going on since November 2016. 28 long months of distracting the American public from the real issues facing them - which is their declining standard of living and the country falling apart all around them.

No need for the Russia story anymore as now Americans will be distracted by the Presidential race, which will drag on until Nov. 2020. That's all you'll hear about in the news until then, 24/7.

Meanwhile, the country will continue to decline and fall apart while the looting and pillaging and corruption continues with no pushback from the people because they are too zombified and distracted by the "news" that is being fed to them.


Indictment or not, the Witch hunt continues. Shows to go ya,,,,the judicial process has been assumed by the Fourth Estate.


"Russia interfered in the election" is Democrats "WMD in Iraq" moment.

Some Dems saw thru the WMD in Iraq lies. That is why it is so ironic the same folks who told us WMD in Iraq, are believed by Dems when they tell us the lies that Russia interfered in the election only because Dems have been blinded by their hatred of Trump.

You'd think Dems would have learned. But, they fell for the Russia nonsense just like Republicans fell for the WMD in Iraq nonsense.


The original claim that started it all, is that the "Russians" hacked DNC internet and gave Podesta's damning emails to Wikileaks - emails that showed how corrupt Hillary and the DNC is.

The is has been proven to be false. That is not a opinion, it is an incontrovertible fact.

The download speeds of the info downloaded have been analyzed (See Bill Binny) and they can NOT be achieved via internet. They can only be done by direct hookup to the device. These means the it was not a hack but an internal leak by someone within the DNC office. And if you think about it, it's much more likely a disgruntled Bernie supporter saw that Hillary was doing to Bernie what she falsely accused Russia was doing to her...and decided to show us how corrupt Hillary is.

And it's not just downloads. The artifacts on the emails are not consistent with internet downloads but with thumbnail or similar direct hookup downloads.