According to NBC’s Howard Feinman, Republicans are spazzing out and trying to discredit the Steele dossier because Robert Mueller is about to get Trump on obstruction of justice.
Feinman stated, “I think they’re trying to buy time here. I agree that for example, the stories in the New York Times over the last 24 hours, with Donald Trump saying, where is my Roy Cohn? Where is my lawyer who will protect me? Why is sessions still there? Why was Comey there? They go very strongly in the direction of obstruction of justice. That’s very strong stuff. My sense of this move was it was a response to if not directly what came out of prosecutor’s office, certainly close to them. My sense of talking to people around this case is that they’re getting close on the obstruction of justice and that’s leading people who otherwise, earlier on in this year over last year, would have kept their distance from Donald Trump. No choice but to rally around him at this point. They’re not ready to abandon him.”
Republicans are attempting to defuse the Mueller time bomb before it can blow up with an obstruction of justice charge against Trump. It was clear as day that the request for criminal charges against Christopher Steele was a desperate political move designed to either discredit the dossier or open up a new front against the FBI.
What Grassley and Graham did had absolutely nothing to do with the facts. Their move was only about throwing themselves on the tracks to protect a traitor, Donald Trump. Republicans aren’t quite ready to toss Trump overboard yet, but if the obstruction of justice charge does come from Mueller, they’ll be forced to.
Trump himself is trying to ruin this investigation, and the Republican panic attack is because there’s nothing slowing it down. Robert Mueller is speeding straight toward Trump, and there’s nothing that Republicans can do to stop him.