by Wayne Simmes:
I try so hard not to get my hopes up, but when I heard that the House Intel Committee that has been investigating for almost two years and had spent millions of dollars trying to determine whether the Trump campaign did anything wrong, announced that they found no collusion I threw a huge party attended by just my wife and I.
But now in the light of day, my hangover is not because of alcohol, which I stopped drinking a few years ago, but rather from trying to decipher the report. First, as we all know, Congress cannot say anything in just a few words.
So, of course, this report is 150 pages long. I challenge any of you to read 150 pages of anything drafted by a congressional committee and not fall sound asleep. They have a unique knack for turning exciting news into boring details.
Second, this was a report drafted by just one side of this committee. Surely if these esteemed public servants had been working together instead of working against each other they could have come to some agreement after two years. But that is not the way our government works anymore. We are more divided than we have been at any time since 1861.
Thirdly this report will not even be released to the general public for several months. Surely after two years, they could have come out with something for immediate release to the populace.
And one last thing. Apparently, they had to hedge their bets. They refused to say that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, but rather that there was no evidence of collusion between either campaign and Russia.
That left the door open for all those folks that will never accept that our President is legitimate. And the Democrats were quick to jump in and say that the Republicans on that committee never looked very hard to find what the Democrats knew all along, that Hillary Clinton should be our President.
Of course, we still have a Senate investigation and a special counsel investigation that are continuing. And there is a call for Jeff Sessions to appoint another special counsel, to investigate the first special counsel. So for you folks that are still rooting for some evidence that the Trump Campaign did something nefarious and illegal to win the 2016 Presidential election, these investigations will probably still be going on during most of the lives of your grandchildren.
I am not a journalist. In fact I am not sure that real journalists exist anymore. I am just a common man, age 73. I began writing for my own pleasure in the mid 80’s and wrote a complete novel entitled “Common Sense Solutions to Complex Problems” where I suggested that the best way to solve the National Debt might be to turn over the monopoly table and play a new game with new rules.
I wrote my first published novel “The Devil, The Ghost and Will Anderson” in 2001 although at that time it was entitled “The Stranger”. I presently have 30 published books, many of which are full length novels although some are under a “Pen Name”.
I also have a blog on word press “musingsofababyboomer”