Crooked hate clown not a traitor on purpose at least

Vladimir Putin with Donald Trump
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Following a two-year investigation, Robert Mueller has apparently found that Donald Trump didn’t collude with the Russians. Which is good to know, right? Unless you’re one of the people who pursued this angle at the cost of building a progressive alternative:

Obstructer

Although we’ve not read it yet, the Mueller report allegedly claims:

  • Trump didn’t conspire with Russians, although they did try to conspire with him.
  • Trump probably tried to obstruct this being investigated.

A legal expert told Off The Perch:

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Look – we can’t impeach the president for obstructing a crime he didn’t commit. Not even Judge Judy would try that case. We know because we asked her.

Systemic

Although several other cases into Trump’s alleged misdeeds are ongoing, there’s a good chance he’ll avoid punishment – just look at the Iraq War; just look at the Panama Papers; just look at the DWP’s war on disabled people.

As our legal friend explained:

Corrupt institutions are generally pretty relaxed about corruption. Obviously we need to point out wrongdoing, but expecting the criminal classes to enforce the crimes of their peers is like waiting for a tiger to eat itself.

Of course, it’s worth pointing out that Nixon got ousted. It’s also worth noting he was dumb enough to record himself doing crimes, and that he still got pardoned.

So yeah – don’t expect normality to resume any time soon. Things haven’t been ‘normal’ since forever.

Featured image via The Kremlin

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