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“Russiagate” Fails to Have an Impact on Mid-Term Election

As Robert Mueller’s investigation seems to be headed nowhere, Democrats are turning their attention away from it, refusing to talk about it with voters who are naturally more concerned about day to day issues such as the economy, jobs and healthcare. The fact that Mr. Mueller won’t release any findings until after election day is yet another defeat for Democrats who are doing everything in their power to paint the president in a negative light.

The move to ignore the supposed Russiagate would have seemed odd just a month ago. When Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen flipped and decided to cooperate with the Mueller investigation, many predicted that it spelled very bad news for the president. The mainstream news media was filled with stories speculating what type of information these two men would provide. However, the Russiagate-related headlines have faded from view as Mueller has failed to disclose any juicy new information.

Given this fact, it is not surprising that voters across the nation have stopped following the investigation altogether. At the same time, the news media has also turned its attention to other issues instead of speculating on what Mr. Mueller may or may not say once the investigation is complete sometime after the mid-term elections.

Journalists and the general public aren’t the only ones who have lost interest in the Mueller investigation. Democratic politicians, especially those who are running in red states that President Trump carried in 2016, have all but forgotten about Robert Mueller and the Russia collusion scandal, and are instead talking to voters about pressing issues that people actually care about.

While some Democrats say that they are prepared to address the issue should it come up in debates, it is clear they are not all that willing to bring it up themselves. In fact, many vulnerable Democrats are now emphasizing their bi-partisan credentials. and talking about their willingness to work with President Trump and their Republican counterparts in Congress.

At the same time, the Mueller investigation has not been entirely forgotten. President Trump has made it a point to regularly call it a “witch hunt”, and is reminding voters that it could still be used as a pretext for impeachment should the Democrats take back the House of Representatives.

While the president cannot be removed from office without the consent of two-thirds of the Senate, the fact does remain that Democrat politicians in Washington may still try to make use of unfavorable investigation results to derail the president’s agenda. While talk of impeachment is not nearly as common now as it was earlier this year, the fact that Democrats aren’t currently talking about it does not mean they have forgotten about it.

Robert Mueller has spent millions of dollars and well over a year investigating President Trump and his associates for supposed collusion with Russian operatives. While the investigation has taken many unusual twists and turns, it has failed to yield the results that the president’s enemies were looking for. Democrat politicians and candidates are finally realizing that they can no longer rely on the Mueller investigation to whip up voter fury.

Instead of beating a dead horse, Democrats are making an effort to connect with voters — something they haven’t done in a long time. While their pragmatism is sure to gain voters over to their side, it remains to be seen if it will result in the “blue wave” that many are predicting.

~ Patriotic Freedom Fighter

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