Scott interviews Peter Van Buren about the Russia investigation, which he says is shaping up not to amount to much. Members of Mueller’s team have started resigning already, and given the fact that they haven’t found anything substantial in almost three years, Van Buren thinks there’s nothing substantial to find. He conjectures that Mueller may try to bring President Trump up on charges of obstructing an investigation, but that wouldn’t make a ton of sense since he would have been obstructing an investigation that didn’t find any wrongdoing in the first place. Unfortunately, he says, an obstruction charge can mean just about anything the prosecutor wants it to mean.
Discussed on the show:
- “Paul Manafort: Eulogy for a Straw Man” (The American Conservative)
- “NSA Spying” (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
- The FBI Files
- Colour revolution
Peter Van Buren worked for 24 years at the Department of State including a year in Iraq. He is the author of We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People and the novel Hooper’s War. He is now a contributing editor at The American Conservative magazine.
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