Washington is full of blather, bombast and bullsh-t, but a line about Robert Mueller was the most important thing spoken or written there last week:
“Peter Carr, a spokesman for the special counsel’s office, declined to comment.”
Since Mueller’s office never says anything outside court publicly, who knew he had a spokesman or needed one?
The line was included in a Washington Post story that said Mueller told the White House that President Trump was not a target of the criminal investigation.
The story could be a big deal — if true. But the report is nonetheless remarkable because it was the first leak in memory that carried good news for Trump.
After breathless drip, drip, drip reports that had the president practically being frog-marched to a firing squad at dawn, the fever broke. Every dog has its day, and the Washington media decided this president’s day comes once every 15 months.
True to form, news outlets immediately pivoted back to their regularly scheduled programming of stories saying Trump is in imminent danger. The New York Times and ABC declared that George Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman, though a stranger to readers, is now Mueller’s hottest witness.