KOKOMO – I don’t know about you, but to me the Robert Mueller investigation of Donald Trump and associates is beginning to feel like a Meryl Streep movie: boring, too long and bound to have a disappointing ending.
 
Don’t get me wrong. I believe that a special prosecutor investigation of Russian interference and possible collusion in the 2016 presidential election was justified and in the best interests of our nation. We simply cannot tolerate foreign interference in our elections and if Russia or any foreign nationals interjected themselves into our political process, then they need to be rooted out before 2020. In addition, if either political party or their candidates knowingly colluded with a foreign power to gain political advantage, they must pay the price.
 
Given the politically charged, high stakes nature of the 2016 election, an investigation conducted by a presidential appointee, such as Attorney General Jeff Sessions, would have been completely inappropriate. However, leaving an investigation to the appointees and justice apparatus of the Obama Administration is just as inappropriate. Or, as comedian Jeff Foxworthy might say, “If you believe that either Trump or Obama appointees are interested in justice, you may be clueless.”
 
So, we are mired in a seemingly endless investigation that was ordered because of alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 election and has now morphed into a giant playground version of “he said, she said,” “they did it, no they didn’t.” The special prosecutor investigation that began in May 2017 has yielded fruit, but not anything related to direct collusion with the Trump campaign in the 2016 election.
 
A few Trump associates of dubious character have been nailed in the process for telling lies and 13 Russian oligarchs have been indicted for attempting to interfere with the election. That being said, the primary stated purpose of the special prosecutor marching orders was to investigate Russian collusion with the Trump campaign. To that end, the special prosecutor has turned up zilch, nada, zero!
 
We have endured more than a year of Senate investigations, House investigations, FBI investigations and Mueller’s investigations – all looking to bust Donald J. Trump for playing footsie with Vladimir Putin in the 2016 election. Here is what has been revealed to this point:
 
The House Committee charged with investigating Russian collusion recently ended its investigation and said that there was no evidence of collusion.  Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says there was no evidence of collusion. On Meet the Press, Clapper said, “We did not include any evidence in our report, and I say, ‘our,’ that’s NSA, FBI and CIA, with my office, the Director of National Intelligence, that had anything, that had any reflection of collusion between members of the Trump campaign and the Russians. There was no evidence of that included in our report.”
 
Democrats Rep. Maxine Waters and Sen. Dianne Feinstein each have publicly stated that there is no evidence of collusion. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr has stated that there has been no evidence of collusion.
 
I understand perfectly well the toxic political atmosphere amongst Democrats, the liberal media and enemies of Donald Trump who just can’t countenance that Hillary Clinton lost in 2016 and that Trump must be destroyed for any reason, good or bad, constitutional or not. Although I understand their blind rage and hate of the man, this is not now, nor has it ever been, a reason to destroy our justice system for a political end.
 
It is my belief that Robert Mueller has four ongoing objectives in the continuation of his investigation. The first objective is to prosecute as many little fish as possible and try and get them to turn, honestly or not, on Donald Trump for any past transgressions. The second objective is to take a page out of Kenneth Starr’s playbook and use any potential Trump lie as grounds for a perjury charge. In our current Bizarro World, perjury charges are just about as good as perjury convictions. The next objective is to stretch this investigation out as long as possible so that the mid-term elections and possibly even the 2020 election process may be affected. Finally, and possibly above all else, I believe that Mueller will do everything in his power to protect the Department of Justice and FBI embedded dark state. 
 
So, here is my challenge to Robert Mueller: Interview Donald Trump, Jr., Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Tiffany Trump, Barron Trump, Eric Trump, 100 porn stars, 50 Playboy bunnies, the doorman at Trump Tower, Joy Behar and Marlon Bundo. Get them all on the record about something, anything. Then, interview President Trump. Better yet, interview President Trump on live television and ask your questions about whatever you are fishing for and then either indict them all or none. But for gosh darn sake, get this investigation concluded.
 
The world we live in is an extremely dangerous place. We need a president who can focus one-hundred percent on the best interests of our country and not one who is continually distracted by a never-ending witch hunt. End the witch hunt or burn the witch! Which will it be? 
 
Dunn is the former chairman of the Howard County and 4th CD Republican parties.