Opinion| This headline from NBC News earlier this morning should finally put an end to this witch hunt, but it won’t:
Senate has uncovered no direct evidence of conspiracy between Trump campaign and Russia
That was followed by this headline from Matt Drudge:
John Dowd, who was lead attorney for President Donald Trump’s legal team during a significant period of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation believes the investigation will wrap up shortly and with only a simple declination from Mueller.
Dowd made the prediction while giving an interview to ABC News’ Kyra Phillips and Chris Vlasto, that can be heard by listening to the podcast, below:
ABC NEWS’ KYRA PHILLIPS: Well, the question at the top of everyone’s mind – the highly anticipated Mueller report. Will it actually clear president trump and member of his campaign? Here now the man we’ve been talking about – our conversation with President Trump’s former attorney John Dowd. So, John, word is the Mueller report is going to drop within the next couple of weeks.
JOHN DOWD: I don’t think there’ll be a report. The rules of the department say, no report.
PHILLIPS: So what do you think’s gonna, what do you think it will be? It will just…
DOWD: I don’t know. I think– I mean, a declination is a declination.
Later in the interview Dowd drops a sledgehammer:
PHILLIPS: What does he have? What’s the result? What’s the conclusion?
DOWD: Decline. There’s no basis. There’s no exposure. It’s been a terrible waste of time. What’s worse is let’s get on the other side of this, how it all happened. This is one of the greatest frauds this country’s ever seen. And I’m just shocked that Bob Mueller didn’t call it that way and say, “I’m being used.” I would’ve done that. If I were in his shoes in this thing, I’d have gone to the– I’d have gone to Sessions and Rosenstein and said, “Look. This is nonsense. We are being used by a cabal in the F.B.I. to get even.”
PHILLIPS: So what do you say–
DOWD: This is awful. I mean, the corruption–
PHILLIPS: Let’s talk about what we know.
DOWD: –at the top of the F.B.I. is staggering. And that’s how this all happened. And by the way, look at what the F.B.I. witnesses have said. “I know w– I know about no collusion.” I mean, Comey knew nothing about collusion.
The entire transcript came be read HERE.
There was no collusion, not now, not ever. Someone send the memo to Adam Schiff.
“There’s nothin’ here.” The idea that you would take that information and make it public, you know, violates the whole concept of the grand jury. What’s the grand jury for? To protect the innocent. – John Dowd