Democrats had their eyes fixed to the clocks since their historic loss in 2016. They could not believe Donald Trump won the presidential election and, in full frustration, claimed he will be impeached or somehow taken down by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
They’ve waited for over two years for something—anything—that could be used to get Trump out of office.
It was only a matter of time, they claimed.
But, according to ABC News chief and Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl, anything that emerges from the Mueller investigation and his final report is “almost certain to be anti-climatic.”
President Trump has repeatedly echoed his innocence amid several allegations ranging from conspiracy to collusion to obstruction of justice. But, if Karl is correct, then the entire $20 million investigation may be a big nothingburger.
Per Breitbart, all emphasis added:
Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” ABC News chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl said his sources “interacting with” special counsel Robert Mueller’s team said Mueller’s forthcoming report was “almost certain to be anti-climactic.”
Partial transcript as follows:
KARL: What I am getting is that this is all building up to the Mueller report and raising expectations of a bombshell report. And there have been expectations that have been building, of course, for over a year on this. But people who are closest to what Mueller has been doing, interacting with the special counsel caution me that this report is almost certain to be anti-climactic. If you look at what the FBI was investigating in that New York Times report, you look at what they were investigating, Mueller did not go anywhere with that investigation. He has been writing his report in real time through these indictments and we have seen nothing from Mueller on the central question of, was there any coordination, collusion, with the Russians in the effort to meddle in the elections? Or was there even any knowledge on the part of the president or anybody in his campaign with what the Russians were doing, there’s been no indication of that …
STEPHANOPOULOS: They hadn’t laid that out yet in the indictments but how do things like the Trump Tower meeting with Russians, Don Jr., Paul Manafort, Paul Manafort giving polling data to Ukrainian oligarchs, the pursuit of a Trump Tower in Moscow. How does that fit into this theory?
KARL: What we’ve certainly seen over and over again is the people around the president, first of all, have been willing to lie to investigators, and had their own dealings with Russians, had their own agendas with Russians. And Manafort was trying to get paid for his work on behalf of Ukraine. Flynn had his own dealings. But it is not added up to anything of the central question, again, was there anybody – was the Trump campaign aware of or coordinating with the Russians in their effort to meddle with the election. So far there’s been nothing on that and I’m led to believe don’t expect there’s going to be any.
Karl just ruined every Democrat’s week—and it’s only Monday.
ABC News' Jonathan Karl on Mueller's upcoming report: "People who are closest to what Mueller has been doing, interacting with the special counsel, caution me that this report is almost certain to be anti-climactic." pic.twitter.com/DkFWGKNJyi
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 13, 2019