Is it finally showtime? The dramatic but never-ending saga surrounding Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between President Trump and Russia has gone on forever. The grand finale may be at hand, however. A single terse headline tells all:
“Justice Department preparing for Mueller report as early as next week,” CNN proclaimed Wednesday.
Step aside, now. Those 11 words were a catalyst which has set off the proverbial media stampede, with journalists pawing the ground and sniffing the air. News organizations large and small, both here and abroad, quickly deployed the phrase “as early as next week” as their operative term and working narrative. Among the many, many on the bandwagon: CNBC, the Daily Beast, Vox, Breitbart, Salon, Deadline Hollywood, the Guardian, Marketwatch, Bloomberg News, the Brisbane Times and Herald Sun, both in Australia, and the Vindicator, located in Youngstown, Ohio.
Some detect an extra plot line in this drama, however.
“Beware of a Deep State setup on the Mueller report,” talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh told his 14 million listeners as the news broke, warning that strategic and suggestive leaks from certain news organization are sure to follow.