Christian Cámara: Complete exoneration is why Russia probe must proceed
After much fanfare, Robert Mueller's testimony to Congress is being pushed back a week.

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President Donald Trump was right when he called the Russia investigation a “cloud” over his administration. It has shadowed his every action since soon after the Inauguration.

The question is how to safely dispel it.

Here’s what we now know: Fighting back only adds energy to the storm. Firing James Comey led to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Removing Mueller, or sacking his Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, would produce both a political and constitutional crisis.

To what end? The Federal Bureau of Investigation would keep investigating. It’s what they do. If that institution were diverted, the New York Attorney General’s office, out of Trump’s reach, would double down on its many ongoing probes. Moreover, the fallout from such a firing could lead both houses of Congress to turn blue. That would mean at least two years of incessant new congressional investigations, hearings and subpoenas — and a complete halt to any progress on issues that actually affect Americans.

It’s the myth of the Hydra. For every head that rolls at the Justice Department, two more inquiries will spring up.

Fortunately, there is a sensible alternative: Allow the judicial process to unfold without interference. All indications are that Trump will be fully and publicly cleared by the special counsel, if he is given time to conclude his work. This is the best possible outcome — for everyone.

For the president, complete exoneration by the Mueller investigation will be well-deserved vindication, which will enable him to determine his own place in history through his own accomplishments with no asterisk of illegitimacy next to his name. Republicans will be rewarded for their patience with their best shot at widespread victory this year and in 2020. Most importantly, the country will gain stability, with our precious rule of law intact.

Perhaps the only people who will not benefit from the Mueller investigation are those who screamed loudest for it, and of course, those actually guilty of potential wrongdoing such as former top FBI official Peter Strzok whose own personal bias against the president indicated “a willingness to take official action to impact [Donald Trump’s] electoral prospects,” per a recent bombshell inspector general report. Attempting a coup — even in such a bloodless way as this to undermine a valid election — is a dangerous gambit.

Failure rarely turns out well for the conspirators, but let them reap their just deserts.

We can trust the constitutional system that has protected our freedoms for over 200 years, or we can wander off into uncharted territory of limitless executive power. We conservatives have always put our faith in time-tested institutions and the rule of law.

We’d do well to maintain that.

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Christian Cámara (@ChristianCamara) is a conservative activist and self-described “Reaganista.”

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3 comments

  • Patrick Gunsaullus

    June 29, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    That’s A Huge Negative, Especially Since The Entire Mueller Team Is Full Of Angry Spoiled Rotten Pro-Crooked Hillary Clinton Communists Trash; That’s Both Dividing And Destroying Our Country For The Wrong Reasons!!!!!!!! #ENDTheNonsense #WrapItUp #EnoughIsEnough

  • Donna Harden

    June 29, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    This article is completely crazy and ignorance on the facts so far! The Mueller investigation has resulted in over 75 criminal charges against 22 individuals and companies and five guilty pleas. On the list of guilty pleas and indictments include Trump’s campaign manager, Trump’s deputy campaign manager, Trump’s National Security Adviser, and Trump’s foreign policy adviser, and Trump personal lawyer, business associate and all around wonderful guy, Michael Cohen is expected to be indicted soon. The crimes range from Bank Fraud, to Money Laundering, to Perjury, to Conspiracy to Defraud. The bi-partisan Senate Intelligence committee has concluded Russia successfully interfere with our election with the purpose of electing Donald J. Trump and we know from news report that the Trump campaign was not only willing to accept help from Russia but from other foreign government including Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E.

  • Moxi

    July 10, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    “Attempting a coup — even in such a bloodless way as this to undermine a valid election — is a dangerous gambit.”

    If it could happen to one candidate, it can happen again. The next time, who’s to say it won’t be your preferred candidate.

    I trust justice will prevail. Look no further than these questions:

    If Russia was intruding, and the Five Eyes intelligence monitor one another globally, why did they not detect a Russian hack intrusion? But they did with Reality Winner in the most minor of offense.

    Why we’re the devices never forensically examined by our Homeland Security? FBI? An intrusion of that nature should have been immediately locked down and secured. The DNC hired their OWN FIRM? Who let’s that happen?

    Would any of the corrupt activities been revealed had HRC won?

    Would Mueller have been appointed?

    There have been too many false predictions and accusations. Too many anomalies.

    We’ve been lead down the road expecting a fair investgation. Wherever truth leads.
    Russian collusion.
    What do they have?
    Nothing on Russian collusion– other than hiring Russians to add to the Dirty Dossier, and Brits and Australians which makes one pause to ask:
    What motivates so many to commit crimes to stop an American we elected?
    It’s not WE DONT LIKE HIS TWEETS.

    Onward Mueller, get answers.

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