There was a famous Lieber-Stoller song performed most notably by Peggy Lee.
It was a haunting tune whose bridge went like this:
Is that all there is, is that all there is
If that’s all there is my friends, then let’s keep dancing
Let’s break out the booze and have a ball
If that’s all there is
It came to mind with the news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller may never issue a report on the long-awaited investigation into alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
At least that’s what the veteran criminal defense attorney who headed President Trump’s legal team during the crucial stretch of the probe says.
“I don’t think there will be a report,” said John Dowd. “I will be shocked if anything regarding the president is made public, other than ‘We’re done.'”
Dowd called the investigation “a terrible waste of time.”
Is that all there is?
“I know exactly what [Mueller] has,” Dowd said. “I know exactly what every witness said, what every document said. I know exactly what he asked. And I know what the conclusion or the result is. There’s no basis. There’s no exposure. It’s been a terrible waste of time.”
Does this mean networks like CNN and MSNBC will need to find other work?
What about all the talk of imminent indictments of the president, members of his family and closest associates?
At the end of the day, is this where all the fake media hype ends?
I shouldn’t be disappointed or surprised, and I’m really not. This is indeed what I believed was the case all along. In fact, I suspect this investigation took so long only to ensure the guilty parties would never see justice. And unless our new attorney general re-litigates the entire issue, the special counsel investigation may end with a whimper.
Of course, that’s not really an end at all.
And that may be just what Democrats who control the House of Representatives need to keep the conspiracy theorizing and witch hunt going for another two years – right into the 2020 election.
Dowd called Mueller’s probe “one of the greatest frauds this country’s ever seen.”
I agree. To put it mildly, this was not Watergate.
“If I was supervising Mueller, [I would] tell him to ‘knock it off, get it done,'” Dowd said. “‘Your job is to find out if there’s collusion or there was obstruction. And the answer’s “no,” so let’s get on with it.'”
I suspect Dowd speaks for most of the American people.
It’s been too long. He’s got nothing. He ought to admit it and save the taxpayers some money.
At the end of the day, justice was not done. This investigation punished people mostly for “crimes” that were not committed until the investigation caused them, prompted them, induced them. They weren’t really crimes at all in most cases. They were differences of interpretation. They were senior moments. They were mistakes caused by fatigue and relentless badgering. They were “process crimes.”
If it’s over, Mueller should be honest with the American people and spell it out. He ought to end it quickly and certainly. It’s time to clean up the Justice Department without his specter nearby.
Get it over with. End it! It’s way past time. Do we really need this investigation continuing into another presidential election cycle? We’re almost there.
It’s done. He’s got nothing.
Dowd knows it, you know, I know it, and Peggy Lee knows it.
Is that all there is? Is that all you got, Robert Mueller? If that’s all you got, then just stop dancing.