If Nancy Pelosi still has a functioning brain cell in her head, (which is of course an open question…) then we must assume that their two-year long investigation has gotten them absolutely nowhere. They’ve got nothing.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in an interview that she opposes moving to impeach President Trump even though she believes he is “unfit” for office — her first definitive statement on the subject and one that stands to alienate members of her own Democratic Party who are intent on ousting the president.

“I’m not for impeachment,” she said in a March 6 interview conducted for a future issue of The Washington Post Magazine.

“This is news,” she added. “I haven’t said this to any press person before. But since you asked, and I’ve been thinking about this, impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it.”

The Mueller report is supposed to be dropping soon. Does anybody truly imagine that the contents of that report, even in uncompleted form, hasn’t been making the rounds among the Democrats, particularly the Democrat leadership?

If the Democrats have anything to go on, anything at all, they would have already been going with it. If the Mueller report had anything in it that helped their case, they’d be preparing to use it. Clearly, this backing away from impeachment is an indication that it is, as we’ve been predicting, a huge nothing Burger.

The line about not going with impeachment without bipartisan support is a cute little move on Pelosi’s part. Essentially, she’s trying to find a way to blame the GOP for not having enough support for her goals of bringing down this president.

The reason of course she doesn’t have enough support to do that is because she also doesn’t have any evidence whatsoever to back Democrat claims. But you’ll never hear her say that. Indeed, the only evidence at all about any collusion with the Russians is what the Obama Administration in general and Hillary Clinton in particular.

But here’s the thing; this is a face-saving move…. Damage control.

Think, now:

When that Mueller report drops, whenever that’s likely to be, everything else in the current news cycle is going to die a quick death. It will all disappear. And the biggest headline for the next several news cycles is going to be “none of the Democrat claims are true.” You can imagine how that’s going to play. The Democrats do, as well. Which is why they’re backing away rather furiously from the idea of impeachment, at least for the time being.

Yes, that’s right, this isn’t over by any stretch of the imagination. Since they don’t have any evidence whatsoever of collusion with the Russians that doesn’t point back to the Democrat Party, the next thing we’ll see out of the Democrats is going to be “obstruction of justice“. It’s also BS of course, but it’s a lot harder to disprove. it also takes a lot longer to get things moving in that direction than the amount of time between here and 2020.

Pelosi’s concern here is that the optics are all wrong. The American electorate will correctly see the efforts on the part of the Democrats to be nothing but partisan attacks and the Democrats will suffer greatly for it at the polls, as I’ve been suggesting for some time now. Anything the Democrats are going to be able to come up with is going to have to wait until after November 2020.

Remember that with the Democrats it’s all about power. This is not about justice but about power. They are finally gotten around to recognizing that the pursuit of the white whale is not conducive to their continued control of Congress and therefore you and I. In their view, nothing must get in the way of that.

Which is precisely why the comedy team of Shiff and Nadler are warming up in the wings. Remember this whole thing is being coordinated. You want to talk about collusion? Here it is. It’s a lock sure bet that those two have a pretty good idea what the Mueller report is going to say having been supplied leaks from inside the Mueller team.

What we are watching here is a setup for an attack on the presidency after the 2020 election.

Which by the way, tells us something else also. It says the Democrats know they’re going to lose in 2020. Would they be setting up for an attack on this president after the election if they thought they had any chance of winning that presidential election?

Addendum Eric;

Liz Sheild wonders:

Could you just hear the progressive heads explode when she said that? There’s some drama in the Democrat caucus now since the grandstanders can’t hold out impeachment as a carrot to their flock. I wonder how bad the internal polling is if Nancy is coming forward to wipe impeachment off the Democrat menu.

Well, yeah, people like Tom Steyer for example are making serious demands on their Depends.

But again, the fact of the matter is that if they had something on Trump, they would have used it by now. They’ve been bluffing from a busted flush for two years now.