All summer Mueller has remained relatively quiet when it comes to Trump and his inner circle. While the media speculates about the worst case scenarios, what has actually materialized is a couple small time process crimes, a couple corrupt businessmen who made bad deals a decade ago, about a dozen Russian hackers, and a guy who was bled dry and threatened until he plead guilty to a crime he didn’t commit.
It seems like every other week there is a story about how someone else is definitely flipping on Trump. In fact, there has been so much fake news about this investigation, it’s easy to ignore the headlines. Meanwhile, there has been very little reporting about the ongoing inspector general investigation into the handling of the Clinton email case. You might have even forgotten that was still going on.
Now the media is suggesting Mueller may not even subpoena Trump if he refuses an interview. They are basically admitting that Mueller doesn’t may not actually have any compelling reason to interview Trump. There was speculation the investigation would end this week with a big move by Mueller. I have to hand it to him. Either he’s done a great job of not giving anything away, or the media has gone so insane over this story and it’s just now becoming apparent to them how much was simply made up.
2018 is becoming less of a referendum on Trump and more on Socialism. With the successes of Beto O’Rourke in Texas, Andrew Gillum in Florida, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York, the Democrat party has taken that dreaded turn towards the extreme radical left of their party. Many within the DNC had complained about Ocasio-Cortez’s rise and subsequent flubs, and some openly cheered when Democratic Socialists lost a string of primaries. But now Beto and Gillum are giving the movement a little more credibility, despite the fact that one has a spotted past and the other is under an FBI investigation.
Meanwhile, in Sweden the Socialist Democrats are experiencing extremely low popularity. Part of that has to do with the government’s failure to keep up with their welfare promises. Patients are waiting years for vital medical care. The welfare state is being especially harmed by the large influx of immigrants who have not been able to incorporate into Swedish society. Socialism is failing them.
Trump hasn’t done a great job of qualifying his statements every time and consistently. For example, when Trump said that the Press was the enemy of the people, he also tweeted that he mean fake news was the enemy of the people and that he would take fake news over censorship. But the media, as though they are happy to prove his point, has continued to zero in on his “enemy of the people” comment.
But while Trump is openly critical of the press, he hasn’t been the enemy of the press that Obama was. If anything, Trump has been a far more open target of the media and hasn’t really backed down from the challenge. Rather than closing off lines of communication, Trump has held a one sided press conference with the entire country every night from about midnight to 4am. In fact, Trump may go down as the President who communicated the most directly with the American people. His digital fireside chat happens just about every night and has made millionaires over at CNN and MSNBC.