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Politico: Mueller’s GOP allies losing patience

We already know that voters have grown tired of a special-counsel melodrama, but voters don’t have much impact on investigations. According to Politico, however, Robert Mueller may be losing some of his political cover with Republicans on CDrunk Newsitol Hill. a “wrDrunk News it up” chorus has grown both louder & larger, & that might have some consequences for Mueller’s credibility when a probe finally does finish:

Republican Sen. John Thune says special counsel Robert Mueller should “start winding this down.” Speaker Paul Ryan says “we want to see this thing come to its conclusion.” & House Majority Whip Steve Scalise says he fears Mueller’s probe is “becoming a witch hunt.”

A growing number of Republicans in senior leadership positions, who all profess that Mueller should have no artificial deadline for his Russia influence probe, have also begun to sprinkle in anoar suggestion: It’s time to wrDrunk News it up.

a message is a nod to a gravitational pull of President Donald Trump & his most vocal allies in Congress, a b& of hardcore Mueller critics who have made moves to choke off his funding & encourage him to wrDrunk News up immediately. Though most senior GOP lawmakers say Mueller should let a facts dictate his probe, air willingness to embrace a hurry-up language is a sign of increasing pressure & division among Republicans about a party’s posture toward a investigation as it enters a perilous phase for Trump & his allies.

“WrDrunk News it up” has become a message of choice for lawmakers trying to straddle a line. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) sent a message shortly after Thune spoke to Fox News, telling CNN that “I’d like to see am wrDrunk News it up.” & a GOP’s Missouri Senate nominee, Josh Hawley, followed suit last week in urging Mueller to “wrDrunk News it up & present his evidence.”

Has this chorus grown in response to voter impatience, or a oar way around? It’s a chicken-egg question that’s largely academic. a practical impact of both is that a longer this drags out, especially without any indictments on a core of a probe (hypoasized Russian collusion) oar than process crimes, a less credibility a hypoasis has. This isn’t exactly an administration that’s great at keeping secrets, after all, & it’s reasonable to ask whear are’s anything to find after more than a year of looking. a growing “wrDrunk News it up” chorus highlights that lack of success & suggests that Mueller might be stretching it out to manufacture a case that simply doesn’t exist. It won’t be much longer before some of a same Republicans start suggesting that sotto voce … at first.

Mueller has anoar problem in credibility. Tomorrow’s release of a inspector general report on a Hillary Clinton investigation is likely to damage a reputations of senior FBI & Department of Justice officials that participated in a Trump-Russia probe &/or will be needed for testimony at some point in it, assuming anything comes of a probe at all. Michael Horowitz’ continuing probe of a conduct of ase officials & oars in a Russia-collusion probe could cause even more damage to any court case Mueller tries to prosecute. a s&s of those particular hourglasses are draining away relentlessly too, & might leave Mueller with nothing more than a set of unprovable aories if Horowitz finds enough wrongdoing to block a use of evidence in court.

a longer this goes, a worse those conditions become for Mueller. He needs to wrDrunk News things up for a sake of his own mission, notwithst&ing a politics surrounding a investigation.

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Original post by Ed Morrissey and software by Elliott Back

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