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Democrats are getting desperate as Mueller stalls.

It’s not just Hillary Clinton who can’t quit Russia. The whole Democratic Party keeps going back to 2016. In a move that reeks of desperation, the DNC filed a civil suit Friday against President Trump’s campaign, Russia and WikiLeaks, alleging a vast (right wing!) conspiracy to tip the election to Trump. The suit’s flamboyant charges...
Time: 22:20     Date: 21.04.2018
Last US News - Opinion: Democrats are getting desperate as Mueller stalls. NY Post 24 - US News

In a move that reeks of desperation, the DNC filed a civil suit Friday against President Trump’s campaign, Russia and WikiLeaks, alleging a vast (right wing!) conspiracy to tip the election to Trump.

The suit’s flamboyant charges made headlines, but that only served to obscure the real meaning. Namely, that top Dems are giving up their fantasies that special counsel Robert Mueller will deliver them from political purgatory by getting the goods on Trump.

The trashy suit is their way of trying to keep impeachment and Russia, Russia, Russia alive for the midterms in case Mueller’s probe comes up empty.

Truth be told, party leaders are right to be disheartened by setbacks in the War against Trump. For the second time, the president was told he is not a target of Mueller, this time by Rod Rosenstein, the deputy assistant attorney general who created Mueller.

While Trump could still become a target, the odds of that happening decline by the day.

The probe started in the summer of 2016 by the FBI, and was taken over by Mueller nearly a year ago. Despite a large, secret budget and a squad of seasoned gunners, many of them Clinton supporters, Mueller hasn’t produced any evidence of a crime by the president.

If he had, Trump would be a target.

In a more reasonable era, Rosenstein would blow the whistle and declare, “Time’s up.” As I wrote two weeks ago, he or Mueller should at least end the guessing game and tell the public where the probe stands, where it is going and when it’s going to get there.

To keep it going endlessly suggests Mueller and Rosenstein have their jobs backwards. Instead of trying to find who committed a known crime, they put a target on Trump’s back and are going through his entire life with a fine-tooth comb, determined to find him guilty of something.

That’s why it was refreshing to hear Rudy Giuliani’s remarks when he signed on to the president’s team. “I’m going to join the legal team to try to bring this to a resolution,” Giuliani said. “The country deserves it.”

A Trump surrogate during the campaign, Giuliani has known Mueller for many years. Before he became New York’s mayor in 1994, Giuliani was the Manhattan federal prosecutor and, before that, served as associate attorney general under President Ronald Reagan.

His goal of a settlement within weeks seems optimistic, but there is no denying that significant developments are tilting in Trump’s favor. Top among them is that the Justice Department finally seems to be getting serious about misconduct by government officials during the presidential campaign.

The news that Inspector General Michael Horowitz is probing whether former FBI director James Comey mishandled classified information with memos he wrote and leaked is the second bombshell in two days. It follows the IG recommendation of criminal prosecution against Comey’s former top deputy, Andrew McCabe, on charges that he lied repeatedly to investigators.

These are not secondary issues. Getting the truth of biased actions against Trump by law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the Obama administration is as critical as the Mueller investigation. To let Comey and others get away with abusing their power for partisan purposes would further damage public trust in law enforcement.

Comey, of course, is on a book tour that has served a dual function: making him rich while also making him less trustworthy to both Democrats and Republicans. He and McCabe are trading accusations of lying, which is remarkable when you realize how many ordinary Americans they prosecuted for lying to them.

Comey is also attacking former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who responds by accusing him of making up a conversation.

Mueller, if he’s the straight arrow he purports to be, can’t be happy that his chief witness against Trump is now the star of a traveling clown show.

McCabe reportedly has a book deal of his own, which suggests a new career path for disgraced G-men. Dishonor the FBI — and make a killing by bashing the president.

What a country.

Alas, the civil war among anti-Trumpers doesn’t stop there. A New York Times reporter who covered the Clinton campaign with kid gloves, Amy Chozick, has a book out in which she accuses male members of the campaign of rampant sexism and harassment. She also confesses to crying after Clinton lost.

In response, one of the Clinton “boys” she accuses, Philippe Reines, says he’s going to spill the beans about The Times’ lack of ethics. He told a website “there are tapes” to prove his points.

The crack-up on the left would be fun to watch if the stakes weren’t so high. But as long as Mueller is digging for any and all dirt on Trump, the potential remains that the government will be paralyzed. It would be a tragedy if, say, the chance to denuclearize North Korea were a casualty of Washington dysfunction.

Yet until the probers give up the ghost — or are ordered to stand down- — America will be haunted by the investigation that won’t die.

Faith in our forces

The bad news: The Army reports it will not meet its goal of recruiting 80,000 new soldiers this year.

The good news: Army Secretary Mark Esper says he will not lower soldier standards to meet the goal.

No wonder the military is America’s most trusted institution.

Taking lefty giveaways for ‘grant’ed The most revealing development in the primary between Gov. Cuomo and Cynthia Nixon involves government grants to far left groups. Leaders of several groups claim that after they endorsed Nixon, they were told the governor examined their tax returns and might eliminate the grants.

Cuomo denied any threats, saying cryptically “Punishment is for God.”

But political handouts, not punishment, is the revelation.

One group involved is Make the Road New York, which advocates mostly for illegal immigrants; it gets more than $1 million in annual funding, The Post reports.

Another is The Black Institute, headed by the founder of ACORN, Bertha Lewis, which got $175,000 in the new budget. Both fear getting kicked off the gravy train.

That the giveaways are political is proven by the fact that funding became an issue only after the endorsements. Apart from whether Cuomo made threats, the fear indicates recipients regarded the grants as linked to their support.

Multiply them by the thousands and it’s obvious why New York has a bloated budget, the highest taxes and rampant corruption. Everything is for sale.

Opinion

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A President Clinton would have made things much worse.
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Mario Cuomo’s lesson for Bill de Blasio.
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What’s really blocking opportunity in NYC schools.
New schools Chancellor Richard Carranza had quite the week, first signaling his desire to dump the single-test admissions...

Opinion

Last US News - Opinion: Conservatives need to argue over ideas, not Trump. NY Post 24 - US News
Conservatives need to argue over ideas, not Trump.
“Let’s grow up, conservatives.” That call to arms was delivered by Barry Goldwater at the 1960 Republican convention...
Last US News - Opinion: A President Clinton would have made things much worse. NY Post 24 - US News
A President Clinton would have made things much worse.
To put the roller-coaster presidency of Donald Trump in perspective, it helps on occasion to imagine that Hillary Clinton...
Last US News - Opinion: Mario Cuomo’s lesson for Bill de Blasio. NY Post 24 - US News
Mario Cuomo’s lesson for Bill de Blasio.
It’s no secret that Mayor de Blasio hates the New York Post with a passion that is pretty much all-consuming. OK, so he...
Last US News - Opinion: What’s really blocking opportunity in NYC schools. NY Post 24 - US News
What’s really blocking opportunity in NYC schools.
New schools Chancellor Richard Carranza had quite the week, first signaling his desire to dump the single-test admissions...
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PC police won’t let us use these words anymore.
On a crowded elevator in San Francisco in April, Richard Ned Lebow was asked what floor he wanted. The 76-year-old professor...

Living

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More than 228K pounds of Spam recalled.
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Why is it so hard to leave a job you hate?.
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Congrats, class of 2018: How to land a job, when you’re ready.
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I accidentally threw away $60M worth of Bitcoin.
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US Living News: PC police won’t let us use these words anymore. NY Post 24 - US News
PC police won’t let us use these words anymore.
On a crowded elevator in San Francisco in April, Richard Ned Lebow was asked what floor he wanted. The 76-year-old professor...
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Why GPS will never make the road atlas obsolete.
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Deadbeat son is a sign of America’s failure to raise boys.
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The 20 best reads for your summer break.
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Business

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Ex-Xerox CEO caves to pressure, gives up $18M golden parachute.
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Trump administration reaches deal to save Chinese giant ZTE.
The Trump administration has told Congress that it’s reached a deal on Friday that would allow Chinese telecommunications...

Metro

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Whale carcass washes ashore on Fire Island beach.
A whale carcass washed up on the beach in Fire Island Sunday morning, photos posted online show. Images posted to Instagram...
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Harlem man dies in police custody: NYPD.
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Woman struck by alleged drunk driver in Montauk.
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Owner’s excuse for leaving dogs in hot car: I was drunk.
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Karate instructor busted for sexually abusing girls.
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Woman shot while leaving Brooklyn nightclub: cops.
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School behind silent tribute for Gaza victims gets death threat.
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NYPD rescues kayakers stranded in Jamaica Bay.
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Sport

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Masahiro Tanaka bounces back in dominant win over Angels.
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Danica Patrick crashes out of Indy 500 in final race of career.
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Venus Williams flames out in first round of French Open.
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Bottom fell out for Yankees after one bad Aaron Boone decision.
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