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Mueller Eh?

by Karl Denninger, Market Ticker:

Robert Mueller has been named special prosecutor for the “Russia investigation” with regard to Trump’s campaign.

Mueller, a former FBI head and federal prosecutor, is well-respected by both sides of the aisle — and with reasonably good cause. I’m aware of no material accusations of misconduct during his tenure and he has a reputation for being honest — and tough. He has also worked with Comey before — extensively. The conflict of interest issue is obvious — and, from the point of view of the DOJ, irrelevant. You take from that whatever you wish.

In my view of events this is generally good in that it will lead to a dispositive outcome. If, as Trump asserts, there were no untoward actions by his campaign, his staff and those close to him during the campaign or afterward with regard to Russia then the Democrat narrative will be demolished and laid rest in a pile of ash.

However, if there is evidence of obstruction or worse, actual collusion of some sort with the Russians then all Hell is going to break loose.

The problem for those who are preening for a “Trump Trade” is that either outcome leaves such a trump-trade expectation in the dustbin.

Let’s assume that the now-being-repeated video that “there was no obstruction” proves up. So what? The Democrats are not going to let this go and will argue they’ve been railroaded. Now what? Anything that has to go through regular order is not going to happen and remember that due to how the process works under reconciliation you have to get the AHCA, or whatever it turns into in the Senate, through before you take up taxes since you can’t score the tax bill otherwise.

If there was collusion, on the other hand, then Trump is burnt toast and it makes zero difference who in his campaign did the colluding. Whether it was him or anyone else in his campaign if there’s any sort of fire to go with the smoke his administration is finished in practical terms even if they don’t impeach him (and the Republicans won’t, by the way, so you can forget about that.)

Finally either way the House is likely to flip Democrat in 2018. This is just math; the party in power nearly always loses seats and frequently loses the majority after the first two years of a new administration where the Presidency changes hands. The day that happens you can forget about passing anything having to do with actual tax cuts and I remind you that the 2018 mid-term campaigning is due to start pretty much as soon as Congress comes back from summer recess!

If you think there will be tax reform given the present environment you need to get the crack pipe out of your mouth as you are a drug-addled fool. Trump had the opportunity to get this done, and to fix health care (for real; see my proposal to the top right) but he simply does not have the luxury of time into a midterm election in which he is nearly-certain to lose seats in the House and probably will lose the House majority.

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