British journalist Jonathan Cook, who writes from Israel/Palestine, draws three lessons from the Mueller investigation, which he calls “an in-house squabble between different wings of the establishment.” That’s a bit glib. It wasn’t a squabble–which is something petty–but it was–and is–a power struggle between two power centers in Washington, the White House and the secret agencies.
The third point I think, is especially relevant for voters looking ahead to the the 2020 election. He talks about the hostility of the British establishment to Labor Party leader Jermey Corbyn, who advocates fundamental change in the British stance toward the world. Now imagine Bernie Sanders was elected in 2020.
Were the U.S. to get its own Corbyn as president, he or she would undoubtedly face a Mueller-style inquiry, and one far more effective at securing the president’s impeachment than this one was ever going to be. That is not because a leftwing U.S. president would be more corrupt or more likely to have colluded with a foreign power. As the U.K. example shows, it would be because the entire media system – from The New York Times to Fox News– would be against such a president.