Following recent indictment of the 13 trolls, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has emerged at the center of another controversy.
Talk of “the need for a second special counsel” is all over the MSM networks.
Update: The Trump-Putin collusion case appears to have been replaced with the troll-meddling case.
Enormous clamor over this trolling as “an act of war” has been roiling out of the throats of die-hard enthusiasts for Russia-gate and its political rewards.
But Facebook says “no big deal” and current analysis indicates the trolls were amateurs, working click-bait for small change.
Now a new storm broods over the land.
Mr. Mueller as Lear has a supporting cast of Nancy Pelosi as Goneril; Hillary Clinton as Regan; and Ivanka Trump as Cordelia.
Lear starts off as a very confident but deluded monarch, unaware of imminent betrayal.
Then his favorite daughter Cordelia refuses to compliment him.
On stage Ivanka Trump gazes into Mr. Mueller’s—that is Lear’s—face with a profoundly sympathetic look.
In the audience Mr. Trump and Mr. Kushner were observed trembling and wiping their eyes at this point.
Whereas the false Goneril and Regan have effused insincere praise, Cordelia honorably refuses to “heave her heart into her mouth.”
She says she will add nothing to what has been said.
Lear responds: “Nothing?”
Then he is supposed to say: “Nothing will come of nothing.”
But Mr. Mueller has consistently amended this line to: “Something will come of nothing.”
Something will come of nothing?
Why he would do this deviation has staggered and confused everybody.
A sign of anguish due to meager results in the recent indictments?
Analysis indicates much more, a deeper problem.
Mrs. Clinton as Regan has apparently initiated these deviations by changing one of her lines, leading to retaliation by Mr. Mueller.
She was supposed to say: “’Tis the infirmity of his age; yet he hath ever but slenderly known himself.”
This became: “’Tis infirm and very slender, his response to my investigation of Trump and Putin.”
Stunned and annoyed—particularly with this reference to her investigation instead of his—Mr. Mueller subsequently changed his line to: “Something will come of nothing.”
Is “Russia-gate” about to be replaced?
Representative Nunes has responded: “Don't say I didn't warn you! Remember the FISA memo?”