Drudge links to a WSJ story suggesting that Mueller will “go dark” if it gets too close to the elections:
Though Mr. Mueller doesn’t face any specific legal deadline, the fall midterms amount to a political one, according to experts and prosecutors. He will reach a point this summer when Justice Department habits dictate that he will have to either finish his inquiries or go dark and stretch out his work until past November so he doesn’t appear to be trying to sway voters’ decisions, which would be at odds with Justice Department guidelines for prosecutors.
It’s a quaint little piece presuming that our friends on the left and in the deep state are playing by Hoyle, so for those living in the real world, where Trump is the president and the media/Democrat left combined with the deep state are doing all they can to thwart him let me explain what will happen.
If the Mueller investigation is seen to help Democrat prospects and hurt the President then it will continue unabated all the way to election day.
If the Mueller probe seems to energize potential GOP voters and/or Donald Trump continues to successfully use it to drive public opinion and sympathy toward himself and against his foes then it will be “stretched” out or paused.
If the Democrat conclude that dropping the whole thing or a finding that concludes there is no proof of collusion or obstruction will so enrage their base that they turn out in droves, it will be dropped.
Anyone who thinks anything else hasn’t been paying attention these last 18 months.