For over two years the public has been subjected to the constant drumbeat of how Trump conspired with Russians to steal the 2016 election. Democrats, in general, have gleefully awaited the gold seal Mueller Report in anticipation of Trump, his associates and family members doing the “perp walk” while handcuffed and on their way to jail. The comments from the national media (CNN & MSNBC primarily and NBC, CBS and ABC as well) plus commentators such as Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews and Joe Scarborough as well as the outright lies of congressmen Adam Schiff, Jerald Nadler and Eric Swalwell asserting there was clear evidence, not yet released to public view, that guarantees Trump is a Russian agent who conspired with Russia to steal the 2016 election turned out to be untrue. These kinds of comments were offered repeatedly but always without supporting evidence. The obvious intent was to repeat it enough times that perception becomes the truth. Even the New York Times wrote in 2018 “Simply put, Trump is a traitor and may well be treasonous.”

Chris Matthews bemoaned the conclusions of the Mueller Report claiming he couldn’t understand how Mueller couldn’t see what was so evident to Matthews. Mueller had the benefit of testimony of 500 witnesses, 2,800 subpoenas served and over $25 million spent on an investigation. Matthews had only his inherent biases and they are, of course, far more accurate than any investigation.

Former head of the CIA John Brennan has publically called Trump a traitor. Acknowledged liar James Clapper, former head of the National Security Agency, has claimed Trump was a Russian agent. No evidence was ever provided but the statements were from individuals who held extremely high government positions and upon whom the public should be able to trust. Will there be any apologies from either of these two slugs? Highly unlikely.

Will there be any consequences to any of the persons for their outright lies to the American people for over two years? The answer is almost certainly no. Instead it is time to “move on” and not linger in the past without even acknowledging the past mistakes (lies). The public is required to forget all the things said by these persons, as well as so many others. Forget what was stated as “the old truth” and now accept as accurate the “new truths” without ever evaluating the source of both.

Is this the end of this nightmare? I think not. It is not even the beginning of the end. It is the end of the beginning and now Democrats, liberals and all Trump haters will move on to something else in their quest to undo the 2016 election. Unwilling to accept the results from the ballot box these groups will continue to pursue the President, even if he is re-elected in 2020. And who will reap the results of this vendetta? The American public whose needs and interests are ignored in the Democrats’ raw quest for power. 

—John L. Lengemann