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Illusion Collusion

In Conclusion, No Collusion.

By Caleigh Calvey

Attorney Robert Mueller has been, undoubtedly, a highly influential person in American politics over the course of the last two years.

Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to the Special Counsel for the United States Department of Justice to investigate the 2016 Democratic National Committee email leaking, and the claims of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Russian President Vladimir Putin called the investigation “speculation and conclusions based on speculation”, also commenting that it reminded him of anti-Semitism, according to the Washington Post in 2017. Yet, the investigation has lead to the arrest of many, including President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen.

Mueller began his investigation in May 2017, the Senate Intelligence Committee investigated the campaign of Green Party Candidate Jill Stein, purely because she attended an event in Moscow in 2015. Political commentator Tucker Carlson has compared the investigation to McCarthyism, an investigation spawned by Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950’s to investigate communism in Hollywood and blacklist many celebrities, one of whom was President Ronald Reagan.

Most of the “evidence” has come through social media, most notably Facebook. There seems to be no definitive evidence that President Trump was involved in hacking the election to win his presidency.

Just 2 days ago Mueller’s investigation ended, no new charges have been brought forth, and no evidence can support that President Trump was involved in a malice plan with the Russian government in their select interference activities. It has been released that President Trump did not conspire, or collude with the Russian government.

Finally, this catastrophe that has wasted more than 50 million in taxpayer money can end, but comprehending the turbulence in American politics, another scandal will shortly come along to put all dreams of peace into a paper shredder.

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