Sunday, June 11, 2017

This Investigation Paid For By...

So just how much will the Russia investigation finally cost?
I doubt we will ever know -- specific figures on such matters always seem to get smudged in the bookkeeping. But, although billions may be an exaggeration, I'd bet my house and everybody else's that when you added it all up, the number would be staggering on legal fees and research alone, not to mention the extraordinary waste of legislative time better spent on myriad topics far more consequential to the public. It would be fascinating if some eager investigative reporter would take it on her/his self to explore this, especially with infrastructure legislation about to battle its way through the House and Senate. Exactly how many bridges, highways, airports, hospitals, schools etc. could have been built for the cost of these investigations? If it's even one, it's a scandal.

That's because we have learned exactly nothing from these empty events, except that Donald Trump (like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, James Comey, Susan Rice and roughly 7/8ths -- make that 17/18ths -- of the Beltway) occasionally, or more than occasionally, lies. The hearings also reveal to some extent which senators and congressmen and women are better at asking questions, if that is significant information.
But none of them would be willing to foot the bill...

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