Now that the Mueller investigation seems to be coming up empty handed when it comes to finding actual evidence that President Donald Trump committed any sort of crime, the dinosaur legacy media, the outlets that have been in operation for most of the last hundred years and flat out refuse to die, have picked up the mantle of “CHARGE HIM” even without any sort of specific information to be had.
The latest “news” organ to jump on the bandwagon and claim that Trump must be guilty of something is Newsweek. Their angle is that high ranking Republicans will pull support if Trump is found guilty of a crime (even if those same people are guilty of the same themselves).
Speaking to host Nicolle Wallace on Monday, Eli Stokols—a White House reporter for the Los Angeles Times—said that concrete evidence of wrongdoing by Trump could make continued Republican support for the president untenable.
“There is some understanding, I think, inside the White House of just how dark it may be getting,” the reporter said, adding that there were “private conversations people there are having with Republicans on the Hill who are starting to be concerned.”
Stokols continued, noting that Republican lawmakers “are starting to tell me privately—some of them—if there’s obvious evidence, the bottom’s going to fall out. They’re not going to be able to stand by this White House and that’s a looming problem for the president.”
This hand-wringing is coming from the wing of the party linking just about every finding in court on Trump’s former lawyers and inner circle to him directly So far, nothing has been found that makes any credible claim that Trump has committed any sort of crime. That does not mean the inference is not in the writing as if the publications are trying to convince the readers what may or may not have happened actually did.
Stokols said the Mueller investigation and the Southern District of New York both “probably have a lot more evidence than just the word of Michael Cohen, and that has to worry the president.”
Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani have been characteristically stubborn in the face of the allegations. Soon after the sentencing memo was published, the president tweeted, “Totally clears the President. Thank you!”
“Yes, he and Rudy Giuliani on some level believe that they can continue to attack the investigators, to try to convince the public that there is something nefarious and something politically motivated about this,” Stokols told Wallace.
“But when all the facts are laid out and people can see the investigators’ work, I think it’s going to be very problematic for this president.
Wallace noted that the Southern District of New York prosecutors could, “without all of the hoopla and politicking and attacks from the president…transmit their findings to Congress if they want to.”
Thus the witch hunt has widened to include media sorts trying to pump blood into a narrative that is dying.
When they realize the rest of us have moved on, their publications might be the ones on life support.
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