by Geoffrey Grinder, Now The End Begins:
After two years and 200 interviews, the Senate Intelligence Committee is approaching the end of its investigation into the 2016 election, having uncovered no direct evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to both Democrats and Republicans on the committee.
The veteran criminal defense attorney who headed President Donald Trump’s legal team during a crucial stretch of the special counsel investigation believes the entire affair will end in silence from special counsel Robert Mueller, and called the massive two-year probe into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign “a terrible waste of time.”
The Russian Collusion investigations were a sham from Day One, and now millions of dollars and two full years later, they are coming to an ignominious end. The Senate has announced that they have uncovered no evidence connecting Trump and Russia, and the Mueller probe is very shortly about to do the same thing.
But the real question that America needs answered is why Hillary Clinton, after enormous amounts of evidence were discovered proving her guilt in the BleachBit email server scandal, was allowed to walk away free even though the FBI said she was guilty. That one scandal, all by itself, is a bigger one than anything Donald Trump’s have ever dreamt up.
Former Trump lawyer slams Mueller probe, maintains president will be cleared: ‘Knock it off and get it done’
FROM ABC NEWS: “I don’t think there’ll be a report,” John Dowd told ABC News in a wide-ranging interview for the premiere episode of “The Investigation,” a new podcast focused on the probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller. “I will be shocked if anything regarding the president is made public, other than ‘We’re done.’”
Dowd, 77, left his role as Trump’s lead attorney last March over differing views about how cooperative to be with prosecutors. But after spending nearly a year guiding the president’s legal strategy, he forged a close relationship with Trump and continues to speak with him about the Russia probe.
IN ONE OF HIS MOST IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS SINCE DEPARTING TRUMP’S LEGAL TEAM, HE OFFERED A VIEW OF THE PROBE VERY MUCH IN LINE WITH THAT OF THE PRESIDENT -– NAMELY, THAT IT LACKS MERIT.
“I know exactly what Mueller has,” Dowd said. “I know exactly what every witness said, what every document said. I know exactly what he asked. And I know what the conclusion or the result is,” he said, describing the sweeping efforts by Trump’s legal team to assess the case by speaking to dozens of witnesses. Based on that knowledge, Dowd said, “there’s no basis. There’s no exposure. It’s been a terrible waste of time.”
Dowd’s overall view of the investigation — he called it “one of the greatest frauds this country’s ever seen” — echoes Trump’s claim that it is a hoax or a witch hunt. READ MORE
Senate has uncovered no direct evidence of conspiracy between Trump campaign and Russia
FROM NBC NEWS: After two years and 200 interviews, the Senate Intelligence Committee is approaching the end of its investigation into the 2016 election, having uncovered no direct evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to both Democrats and Republicans on the committee.
But investigators disagree along party lines when it comes to the implications of a pattern of contacts they have documented between Trump associates and Russians — contacts that occurred before, during and after Russian intelligence operatives were seeking to help Donald Trump by leaking hacked Democratic emails and attacking his opponent, Hillary Clinton, on social media.