There was a time when foreign interference in our elections with the intent to disrupt our democracy was considered a vital threat to national security. Accordingly, any effort to conceal this type of crime or provide refuge was considered a treasonous act. In stark contrast, the republican congress of today is complicit in thwarting any investigation of Russian interference in our elections. These members of congress continuously cast dispersions, harbor the truth, and undermine the FBI to subvert justice. However, despite all the lies, rolling disclosures, recusals and obstruction, the Mueller investigation has revealed that members of the Trump campaign had a surprising number of undisclosed meetings with Russian operatives. These revelations have implicated nine Trump administration officials and led to four indictments, including the cooperation of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. The subsequent testimonies confirm the Trump organizations long history of financial involvement with Russian mobsters, bankers and oligarchs, which would begin to explain Trumps refusal to release tax returns and his peculiar knack of financing such a dismal track-record of failures.
However, what the investigation also revealed is that just the whiff of collusion between Trump and Russia provided enough speculation of wrong-doing, that it compelled this president to commit obstruction. Which in turn, was the smoking gun that led prosecutors directly to the underlying crime of Trumps involvement in international Russian money laundering, which is precisely what the republican congress is hoping to conceal. By attempting to discredit Robert Mueller and undermine the FBI, the republican congress is conspiring against their own government. The question therefore, is no longer whether this president or the republican congress has any loyalty, dignity or honesty; it’s whether republican voters do.