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Russiagate: Law in the Service of Partisan Politics

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

The point of the Democrats' grandstanding is to place the tools of the criminal-justice process in the service of the Democrats’ 2020 political campaign. The Russia counterintelligence probe, based on the fraudulent projection of a Trump-Putin conspiracy, was always a pretext to conduct a criminal investigation despite the absence of a predicate crime. The criminal investigation, in turn, was always a pretext for congressional impeachment chatter. And the congressional impeachment chatter is a pretext for the real agenda: Making Trump an ineffective president now, and an un-reelectable president 18 months from now. They try to make it look like law. It has always been politics.