On the 25th of March, , “Kremlin Annex” protesters returned to the White House demanding public release of the entire report from Robert Mueller’s “Russiagate” investigation. All over the US, the public is demanding that this particular piece of dirty laundry be aired out and shown some sunshine.
While Donald Trump is trying to claim he has been exonorated from charges of collusion with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election, the 4-page summary of the report that has been released only says the “investigation did not establish” that there was collusion. That can mean “no collusion” or “Trump made sure to destroy all the evidence of collusion” either as easily as the other. Trump has at least as much experience defying laws and getting away with it as any Mafia don or cartel drug boss his age would ever have. The report DID flatly call out Russia for interfering in the 2016 election, and it is a known fact that Trump benefited from that interference.
As for the charge of obstruction of justice, Mueller wrote “While this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.” This sort of statement implies guilt to most of the public. Certainly if the report is buried that’s what those not already committed to supporting Trump without regard to his behavior will take away from it. A substantial part of Trump’s 2016 team is now either in prison or waiting to enter prison, and Trump has thrown them under the bus rather than pardon them and in the process take public responsability for the criminal acts he ordered them to carry out.
This is not over by any means, and with the Democrats in charge of the House of Representatives the subpeonas are likely to fly. There was even a report on WTOP that a subpeona might be used to get posession of Mueller’s report, then release it to the public. Of course, there is little doubt that Trump or his attorney general William Barr could get away with burning any such subpeona on the Capitol steps and telling their opponents where to stuff the ashes.
Meanwhile Trump is claiming victory and threatening investigations of his own aimed at those who dare to investigate him. The mentality behind the J20 prosecutions and grand jury subpeonas of those who dare to protest against his alt-right friends or publish the US government’s dirty laundry will now be deployed against Trump’s political rivals from the Democrats. Even the old Hillery Clinton email scandal is said be be back in play, meaning Trump could try to deliver on his “lock her up” campaign promise. On top of all else, Trump is warning TV stations not to give airtime to certain Democratic members of Congress-or else. Having one’s opponents in elections sent to prison, being elected in the first place with help from foreign powers, and using investigations and threats to silence the media and stop investigations are all the hallmarks of tin-pot dictators all over the world. From Bolsonaro to Duterte to Trump, fascists are fascists and they all act the same.
Video including speaker recounting threats from GOP members of Congress to “investigate the investigators” and warnings from Trump to TV stations not to let certain Democratic members of Congress on the air (2 min 18 sec)