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RUSH: This headline from Doomberg News: “Mueller Ready to Deliver Key Findings in His Trump Probe, Sources Say.” Do they think that we are idiots? “Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections as he faces intensifying pressure to produce more indictments or shut down his investigation, according to two,” as usual, anonymous, unnamed, we-don’t-even-know-if-they’re-alive “U.S. officials.”

I can imagine the pressure from Democrats to produce something, anything. It has got to be intense! Everything has blown up on ’em, folks! Kavanaugh has blown up on ’em. Fauxcahontas and her latest blew up on ’em. Hillary blew up on ’em. Stormy Daniels blew up on ’em. Every attempted October Surprise this year alone, and previous Octobers, has blown up, and now they’ve thought all along that Mueller is gonna get the goods on how Trump stole the election by cheating and colluding with the Russians.

When this story broke that Mueller is not going to deliver his key findings until after the election, can you imagine the anger and the frustration? Not so much from elected Democrats ’cause they know the game here. But their lunatic, deranged, psychologically screwed-up base is probably beside itself because this is really ballgame for them. This is what they have been counting on. They have been… They’ve bought it.

They’ve drank the Kool-Aid that Mueller has the goods, that Trump cheated with Russia. “Mueller has got it; he’s gonna announce it. Trump’s finished!” After the midterms? Wait a minute. Why? Now, there are two things about this, folks. The rules of this game, which are going to be obeyed here, include that a report such as this from a special counsel will not be released within this close proximity to midterm elections. It is an unstated rule.

It is an establishment or deep state rule — and, frankly, I’m surprised that it survived. I would not have been surprised… It’s one of these unwritten rules of gentlemanly Washington procedure, that a bombshell report of any nature will be held until after the elections. I thought that would blow up. I thought that they would somehow find a way to release this thing or, if not that, leak it if it’s got things in it that they like, which the latter is still possible.

So Mueller and his buddies in the Drive-By Media, rather than break the rules and release the report prior to the election, they’re gonna do the next best thing. They’re gonna start talking about it all the time such as this story: “Mueller Ready to Deliver Key Findings in His Trump Probe, Sources Say.” So each day we’re gonna get references to the fact that Mueller’s done. “Mueller’s wrapped it up! Mueller’s got the goods!

“Mueller is gonna be releasing it any moment!” They’re gonna be talking it up before the midterms, in the hopes — in the hopes (this is what they’re hoping) — that the acknowledgment that Mueller’s report is done will be perceived by voters as the proof that Trump stole the election is imminent. That is what they’re hoping. They’re hoping that you and… Well, I don’t think they think you’re gonna fall for it.

But they’re hoping that the great unwashed out there — the ill-educated, undereducated, uneducated, mis-educated — are going to believe that it’s only a matter of time before this report is made public proving that Trump colluded with Russia, and that that will then influence the way they vote. That means they will vote Democrat. That’s what the effort here is. They will create this cloud of suspicion, this cloud of danger that portends disaster for Trump.

They’ll reference this each day leading up to the midterm elections. And you’ll hear people in the media speculate, “Oh, it could be Trump will be removed after the midterms! When Mueller releases his report, it could well be Trump’s gonna have to be removed. The report might…” All of this is going to happen to one degree or another. The second thing this tells me is that Mueller himself is waiting to see who will be running Congress before he decides to really end this.

Because his report goes to Rosenstein (who is technically his boss at the Department of Justice) and to Congress, and there it is decided whether or not that it is made public. So if the Democrats do win the House, they’re going to insist that Mueller not conclude the investigation, particularly if he hasn’t found any collusion. If the Democrats win the House, they’re gonna tell Mueller, “We got time, man! We’ve got all the time in the world.

“Keep diggin’! He don’t need your report right now. We’ve already won the House, and we didn’t need your report. So you keep digging,” hint, hint! “You keep digging ’til you find that proof,” hint, hint. Meaning: “Since we run the show, you’re not gonna need any proof. All you need to do is highly speculate that it happen. We’ll take care of the rest.” That’s gonna be the Democrat message if they win the House.

If the Republicans win the House, well, then, it’s a whole new ballgame in terms of what Mueller will do and how he will do it and whether he will end it, wrap it up, issue his report, or not. But there is no reason other than political reasons. There’s no reason for Mueller to say or for anybody to leak that he’s ready to deliver key findings. There’s no reason to do that, other than to have it used as a change agent in the upcoming midterms.

“Specifically, Mueller is close to rendering judgment on two of the most explosive aspects of his inquiry: whether there were clear incidents of collusion between Russia and” Trump… (laughing) Believe me, that would have leaked long ago. There isn’t any of that. The second thing is “whether the president took any actions that constitute obstruction of justice.” Now, Bloomberg goes on to say some things to make it look like they’re pretending that there’s even more being investigated besides collusion and obstruction, but there isn’t.

Then they say this: “The question of timing is critical. Mueller’s work won’t be concluded ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm elections, when Democrats hope to take control of the House and end Trump’s one-party hold on Washington. But this timeline also raises questions about the future of the probe itself. Trump has signaled he may replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions after the election, a move that could bring in a new boss for Mueller.

“Rosenstein also might resign or be fired by Trump after the election.” You notice here, “Mueller’s work won’t be concluded ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm elections, when Democrats hope to take control of the House”? Note every news story is written from the perspective of its impact on the Democrats. In other words, “Mueller’s work won’t be concluded ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm elections, when” Republicans could maintain control of the House.

No! They would never think of writing that. This is out there to create the illusion that Mueller has the goods and it’s only a matter of time before the world is officially told that Trump colluded. That’s what they hope to create with this. And the media will be helping, and it will all be to impact votes. And again, if there was gonna be this gigantic blue wave that was not in doubt, why would any of this be necessary?


RUSH: Canton, Mississippi, and Damian. Nice to have. Welcome to the EIB Network.

CALLER: Thank you, Mr. Limbaugh. I appreciate it. This is definitely a bucket list item for me.

RUSH: Well, I’m flattered. I appreciate that very much.

CALLER: So I had a different take on why they’re not gonna release anything from the Mueller investigation before the midterms. Not that I would say you’re wrong, I mean, I just… I don’t think that they have anything against Trump, and they don’t want it to deflate the Democrats’ chances and, you know, boost the Republicans’ chances in the midterms.

RUSH: Well, that would be wonderful and magnificent if that’s true. All I can tell you is for what it’s worth, there is in the, quote-unquote, canons of procedure in our revered and vaunted Department of Justice, that nothing they do should impact elections. I mean, Comey even cited this as reasons for doing some of the things that he did! Now, I know, I know, I know. It looks like he was doing the exact opposite.

Forget what he did for a moment. It’s what he said. All I’m telling you is that there is this… It may even be a written regulation, for all I know. But I am for certain that it is an acknowledged gentlemanly procedure that the DOJ… You know, the balances of justice, the scales of justice are blind. The Department of Justice does nothing, including indictments, that would impact an election. Now, the Hillary case is they had to exonerate her.

Their futures depended on it! Their careers depended on it, and she was the Democrat nominee. They’re not gonna be in the business of charging and pursuing, indicting the Democrat nominee. Again, citing the unwritten regulation about not impacting the election. So it does exist. And it probably is a factor in Mueller’s report not being released. What I expect to happen… Well, I don’t know. I’m gonna…

What could happen, since they’ve decided to leak that Mueller is about finished, since they’ve decided to leak that the report is imminent… Let me get that headline again just to not have to paraphrase this. “Mueller Ready to Deliver Key Findings in His Trump Probe.” Now, you know this is gonna drive the left literally batty. They’re not gonna be able to restrain themselves. How long do you think it’s going to be before somebody on that side of the aisle starts demanding that Mueller reveal this?

How long do you think it’s gonna be before Don Lemon or Little Brian Stelter or Jake Tapper, any of these others, start demanding this? “I mean, if he knows what it is, why can’t we know? It should affect the outcome of elections! We should be told!” Think the odds of that are pretty good or not? Well, let’s play the game. Let’s hypothetically say that that pressure is brought to bear. It’s not up to Mueller. It’s gonna be up to Rosenstein and the president, to an extent.

Congress. That’s who gets the report. What if…? (chuckles) I can’t see this happening, but what if there is a lot of pressure bought to bear on Mueller to reveal this, release it — or Rosenstein or whoever — and somebody like Trump says, “Well, okay. All right. If you want to see it, go ahead,” and they release it, and there’s nothing that indicts Trump? What do you think that does to Democrat turnout a couple of weeks from now, three weeks?

What do you think that does? That’s why I don’t think there’s anything in here on collusion. I don’t think there’s anything in it on obstruction because, folks, it would have leaked. There’s 16 Never Trump, anti-Trump hatemongers on Mueller’s team. If they had the goods, it would have leaked, and it would be leaking right now, and it would be used to guarantee a blue wave. If Mueller doesn’t have any of that, then there is no way they want this released before the midterms.

That’s why they’re leaking that Mueller has it ready. They’re going to try to take advantage of what they can make people think the report says. And, remember, they have two years — no, more than that now, 2-12/ years — of steady reporting that Trump and Russia colluded. So in their minds, they’re probably thinking a sizable number of American voters believe that Trump-Russia collusion happened. So Mueller’s report is ready; it’s to be released soon.

It creates the impression that it’s only a matter of time now before Trump is tied to the Russians with collusion and use that way to impact voting and turnout prior to the midterms. I’m just gonna happen tell you: If this report doesn’t advance this narrative and Trump cheated and stole the election, they’re not gonna want this out before the midterms.

Can you imagine the letdown that would…? You don’t know how many of your base, common, ordinary, everyday Democrat voters literally believe that Trump won this election by cheating with Russia. You’d be stunned at the number of your fellow Democrat citizens in New York and Los Angeles and San Francisco and Chicago who believe it like gospel. Despite all realm of common sense. Despite every bit of knowledge we have that there is no evidence for it! Just like, how many of ’em believe Blasey Ford?

Their politics requires that they believe it.

It mandates they believe it.

If they are told prior to the midterms that the Mueller report doesn’t have this evidence and will not lead to President Trump being indicted on that basis, what does that do to turnout? Now, don’t misunderstand. I think Mueller’s report, whenever it is released, is going to be really be targeted at Trump as an incompetent, as a boob who endangered the United States electoral system with his hires and with some of the people on his staff like Carter Page.

I think they’re gonna fire both barrels at Trump as an incompetent who nearly brought the world to nuclear Armageddon because of his incompetence and stupidity. But I don’t think there’s gonna be any evidence of it, and the fact that there is no evidence is what tells me they don’t want this out before the midterms. I could be wrong. We’ll only have to wait and see. It won’t be long either way.

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