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Originally posted on RushLimbaugh.com

Regarding the Mueller investigation with Trump and the collusion with Russia. And I know what the caller meant. He wasn’t asking me, “How is it going to end?” What he wanted to know was, “How can we make it end?” And I’ve asked a bunch of people this question overnight. You know what’s fascinating about it? You talk to people in Washington, even people on our side — even people who are every bit of the same frame of mind we are about this, but they’re in Washington — and once this investigation starts, in their world, there’s no way it ends until the people running it decide it’s over.

There’s no way to stop it.

This is Washington.

So when there’s a special counsel investigation or a congressional investigation, there’s nothing anybody can do to stop it. It’s just gonna run its course. So the strategizing takes that into account, dealing with what the potential outcomes are going to be, when it ends, how long it’s gonna be. But last night on the Fox News Channel there was a guest by the name of Fred Fleitz, and it might be Fleitz. I’m not sure. I’ve got a pronounciator here. F-L-Y-T-Z. I guess that’s Fleitz, and Fred Fleitz is a… What is he? Fred Fleitz is a former CIA analyst, and he was brought on Fox to talk about the Mueller investigation.

Question: “You believe you’ve come up with a theory that there was a very intentional trap that was set here. Explain that.”

FLEITZ: The Democrats paid for this dossier, the purpose of which was to set off an FBI investigation. The Trump campaign is made up of outsiders. They’re likely to get caught up in this investigation. After all, when Michael Flynn talked to the FBI, he didn’t have an attorney with him. These last-minute policy decisions by the Obama administration to sanction the Russians? I think it was bait. It was bait to get Trump officials to do something. I think they were being monitored by intelligence agencies. They were looking for evidence to get the Trump transition team with, because I think this was all a trap by the Democrats. If this can be established, I think President Trump should pardon everyone, and I think that’s what Republicans on the Hill should be calling for.

RUSH: There is your endgame! A former CIA analyst, Fred Fleitz. Now he’s not saying anything you haven’t heard here. But the fact that he is a former CIA analyst gives him, in my estimation, credibility. He knows exactly what these… He’s exactly right: This whole thing has been a trap based on that phony dossier which was based on a phony collusion charge. All this… You know, I’ve blown a gasket two days in a row on this. You know how livid I am. I’m about ready to explode over this whole thing. Nothing in this is real.

And all of these alleged crimes and all these potential charges and plea deals are based on “something did happen.” There’s no reality here. It is a setup. It’s a totally manufactured trap. There was no Trump-Russia collusion. There was Hillary-Russia collusion. The Mueller team is littered with pro-Obama and pro-Hillary biased so-called investigators! There’s nothing about this that is legitimate! Yet you talk to people in Washington, “Well, there’s nothing we can do. I mean, the investigation has to run its course.”

Well, not according to Fred Fleitz, who says Trump should just pardon everybody because this thing is illegitimate. It’s bogus. It’s a trap. Just pardon everybody, and that ends it. When you pardon everybody — pardon Flynn, pardon everybody — there’s no more the investigation can do. Now, the danger. The people who think, “No, no, no, no!” “It’s the wrong thing to do,” they’ll tell you. “This is just gonna ramp up impeachment! This is gonna give Democrats the evidence here that Trump is obstructing justice by pardoning everybody.”

You know, I think if an investigation was legitimate and if there were a legitimate crime being pursued, then that course of action would carry great risk. But this is nothing! Folks, this is totally bogus. Trump can go on TV, he can do rallies, he can spend as much time as he wants explaining how the very the beginning of this is phony baloney; there’s no reality to it. There was never any collusion. The dossier was created by Hillary; paid for by her team. It was written by people that hate Trump and love Obama. It’s one of the greatest opposition research tricks ever.

In fact, this may be the biggest scandal in Washington history, if the truth of this is ever known. This dwarfs Watergate and whatever other scandal you can think of. This is dynamic how a fake dossier and a phony premise has led to the ruination of one life and maybe more, as many scalps as they can get. Shutting this down would not be obstructing justice. Shutting this down would be preserving the Constitution and eliminating a bogus political operation.

One more from Fred Fleitz. “You say there’s a possibility Michael Flynn actually did not lie to the FBI. What do you mean that maybe he didn’t even lie to them?”

FLEITZ: My friend Michael Ledeen said this today, that General Flynn may have copped a plea to this particular instance of lying to the FBI to save his family the pain of hundreds of thousands of dollars of legal bills concerning his dealings with Ukraine and Turkey and other things. You just can’t beat the U.S. government with its limitless resources. That’s Ledeen’s position, and I believe Ledeen.

RUSH: I know Michael Ledeen. He’s a great guy, very bright, very patient. Barbara, his wife, too. They’re fine people, and he’s right on the money here. And he’s right, you can’t beat ’em. I don’t care Gates and Buffett and Bezos combined couldn’t outlast ’em. (interruption) I said all this yesterday. Look, I know I said all this yesterday. But Fleitz is from the swamp, folks. He’s former CIA analyst. This is better than any source the New York Times has ever pretended to have.

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