Mueller Vs. Trump Will Not Be As Close As It Now Looks

Folks are concerned that Trump’s “witch hunt” campaign is going to beat Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Mueller’s tightlipped investigation seemingly is neutralized by the Donald’s incessant political attacks against it, making it look for the moment like a dead heat race.

I, however, see this battle between Mueller and Trump much like the fabulous 1973 Belmont horse race between the great Secretariat and his nemesis Sham. Going down the long, long backstretch the two horses were furiously running stride for stride, but as they approached the far turn Big Red, the nickname Secretariat was called by those close to the huge chestnut colt, began to open up a significant lead.

As Secretariat rounded the far turn, an excited track announcer bellowed, he’s running like a machine, and then as he turned for home the announcer exclaimed in disbelief, he’s nearly a sixteenth of a mile out in front of the rest of the horses. And finally as Secretariat approached the finish line, the flabbergasted announcer exclaimed he’s going to win the Belmont by 25 lengths.

Well, in what most horse racing experts agree was the greatest four-legged race ever run, Secretariat finished the race in record time, probably never to be equaled, while beating the field by more than thirty-one lengths.

And this is exactly how I see Mueller Vs. Trump turning out. We are still only in the backstretch of this contest, but when Mueller hits the far turn and then heads for home, beginning to release his findings, he will leave the president far behind and out of luck — a gigantic win for democracy and America.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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