Passengers in cars that are on very long road trips often tire of the journey. A familiar question, especially from the backseat brigade, is, “Are we there yet?”
Normal Americans who have been made to suffer through the long, drawn-out Mueller meanderings are asking the same question. The point of that trip is to determine whether the President, or someone from his team, colluded with the Russians to defeat Hillary in 2016. Mueller should have reached that destination a while ago. After all, it’s not a long road.
Instead, he’s still out on the highways and mostly byways tooling around. He’s taken a lot of detours, found himself staring at dead ends, hit a few potholes and seems no closer to the destination.
But, the fact of the matter is he passed it by. He didn’t recognize the destination, of course, because it’s not in his expected location. It isn’t here. It isn’t there. It’s nowhere. Out in nowhere there is no evidence of collusion, no President to blame, no historic headlines to grab. By now, Mueller should have realized that he missed the turn.
There’s a bit of speculation about Mueller’s failure stop where the road sign indicated. After all, the end has been there from the beginning.
Perhaps he missed the sign because his sojourn was mapped out so poorly. The topography was heavily influenced by that pesky FISA warrant which relied, in no small measure, on Hillary’s political smear job known as the Steele Dossier. The road signs it laid out were all pointing in the wrong direction. The sojourn never got on the right track.
So, are we there yet? We are, but Mueller is still driving around, now in the gathering darkness, with his maps upside down and little chance of finding his way. The rest of us should just go home. We’re seen this ending before.