For John, BLUF: Deep down, Normal Americans favor the underdog regular person overcoming the elite posers. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From American Greatness, by Professor Victor Davis Hanson, 4 August 2019.
Here is the lede plus one:
When figurehead Robert Mueller likely allowed Andrew Weissman to form his special counsel team to investigate so-called charges of Russian collusion involving Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Kremlin, Washington elites became bouncy. The high-profile legal “powerhouse” lineup immediately looked like a sure-thing—an elite slaughter of the yokels.It is a little harsh to refer to recent Special Counsel Robert Mueller as a "figurehead". On the other hand, this article does set up an interesting contrast between the Special Prosecutor Team and the President's defense team.
As they perused the résumés of the New York and Washington prosecutors, and the Wilmer-Hale veterans, reporters were ecstatic that the supposedly straight-shooting Republican Mueller had turned his investigation into what the media soon boasted was a progressive “dream team” of “all-stars,” a veritable “hunter-killer team” of get-Trump professionals. One would have thought mere names and credentials win indictments, regardless of the evidence.
The subtext was that Trump had all but met his Waterloo. Indictments for conspiracy, obstruction, and worse yet inevitably would follow, until Trump either resigned in disgrace or was impeached. The media counterparts of the dream-team on MSNBC and CNN would make short work of the rubes. On air law professors and legal analysts who knew “Bob” Mueller (the same ones who assured us that “Jim” Comey was a “straight-shooter”), after all, swore this would be true.
Almost all the all-stars were not just liberal but “correct” as well. Many were either Clinton donors; a few in the past had defended either Clinton aides or the Clinton foundation. Many also had been tagged as Department of Justice future superstars. Their tony degrees seemed designed to spell the doom of the buffoon Trump.
I do wonder who is going to pay the lawyers' fees for the President? Or is that just a tax on Donald J Trump, passed by the Democrats in Congress and in the Executive Bureaucracy?
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff