Just recently, it was reported that President Donald Trump’s lawyers may be willing to agree to an interview between their client and Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Conversations about a possible interview are still just in the earliest of stages, though, and they’ll only do so if several conditions are met.
According to reports, one of the conditions they’re thinking about has to do with setting a date “for concluding at least the Trump-related portion of the investigation.” Specifically, they’re considering “a deadline of 60 days from the date of the interview.”
Another condition that they’re thinking about has to do with “reaching an agreement with Mr. Mueller on the scope of his questioning of the president, which they expect to focus largely on his decision to fire former national security adviser Mike Flynn and former FBI director James Comey.”
However, shortly after it the requests that President Trump’s lawyers were considering was announced, Peter Zeidenberg, a former federal prosecutor and an expert in government investigations, told reporters, he’s “skeptical” that Mueller’s team would accept Trump’s demands.
“You can’t put a timeline on these things,” explained Zeidenberg. “Someone could walk in the door on the day before their proposed deadline and say, ‘I’ve got some information that’s going to blow your minds,’” he added, noting, “Mueller’s [not] going to say, ‘oh, too bad, the deadline [is] tomorrow.’”
The push for an interview between President Trump and Mueller is part of an ongoing investigation looking into the absurd conspiracy theory that he colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election. President Trump, however, insists that the allegations are not true and has repeatedly called the investigation a “witch hunt.”
Earlier this year on Twitter, for instance, he wrote, “on and on it goes. Russia & the world is laughing at the stupidity they are witnessing.”
Unfortunately, by focusing so much on the ludicrous Trump-Russia conspiracy theory, many on the left ignore the vast amount of corruption and unethical conduct within the Democratic Party.
For example, earlier this month, an ethics complaint was filed against a Democratic congressman in Missouri. Apparently, he allegedly used taxpayer money to pay a “ghost employee” who used to work at McDonald’s and didn’t have any formal IT training as an IT worker for about three years. He also reportedly let someone who wasn’t on his staff have access to his servers.
Kendra Arnold, the executive director of the Foundation for Accountability & Civic Trust (FACT), which is a “a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting accountability, ethics, and transparency in government and civic arenas,” recently submitted an ethics complaint to the Office of Congressional Ethics against U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO).
In her complaint, Arnold accused Cleaver of employing Rao Abbas, a former McDonald’s manager with no formal IT training, as an IT worker and paying him roughly $60,000 in taxpayer money even though he reportedly didn’t do any work.
On top of that, she also claimed that Cleaver accepted IT services from Imran Awan, a former Information Technologies (IT) aide for the Democratic House who was recently indicted on several charges of “bank fraud and engaging in unlawful monetary transactions,” even though he wasn’t actually on his staff.
Around the same time, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski (D) was found guilty of 47 criminal charges of “conspiracy…bribery, attempted extortion, false statements to federal officials, honest services fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud.” He also reportedly changed city contracts “in order to raise money for his campaigns for Mayor.”
As of now, a date for sentencing has not been set. When it does eventually come, he faces 20 years in prison for each count of corruption. Until that day arrives, though, he’ll be free on bail.
And a few weeks prior to that, back in February, detectives with the New York Police Department arrested Juliet Germanotta, a 36-year-old transgender democrat campaigning against Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI), and charged her with “third-degree grand larceny” for stealing an “18-karat yellow gold Zambian emerald and diamond ring” worth $4,800 from Mikaelians Jewelry in New York City.
According to reports, Germanotta, who describes herself as a “proud transgender woman” and “ordained minister” had ordered the ring from the jewelry shop back in September 2017. Upon receiving it, however, she complained that it wasn’t to her liking and told them that she would be returning it.
But, rather than send them the real ring, she decided to send them a “phony” one worth about $10. The jewelry experts at the shop, though, weren’t fooled by her obvious scam and promptly reported her to the local police.
After returning the fake ring, Germanotta then sold the real one to an unsuspecting buyer, who learned that it was stolen upon having it appraised.
When law enforcement officials finally caught up with her and questioned her about the theft, she reportedly confessed to the crime and was subsequently placed in handcuffs.
If those on the left truly cared about corruption, then they’d be focusing less on the baseless accusations against Trump and more on the actual misconduct in the Democratic Party. Unfortunately, though, this isn’t what’s happening.