The House Intelligence Committee wrapped up its Russia investigation last night saying they found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and that Russia didn’t even favor Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 campaign.
Slight correction there: The Republicans on the committee found no collusion. The Democrats on the committee thought they were still investigating, and they weren’t consulted on the investigation ending or for input on the final report.
Over the years, the House Intelligence Committee was respected for its bipartisanship and the seriousness in which it took in protecting the nation. Now, it’s just a refuge for sycophants who put party and cult of personality over country. The committee has shrugged its responsibility for partisanship and a pursuit of conspiracy theories.
Representative Michael Conaway of Texas told reporters that the worst they found was “perhaps some bad judgment, inappropriate meetings, and inappropriate judgment at taking meetings.” That’s an interesting verdict from the people who never asked “What did the president know and when did he know it?”
Conaway took over the leadership of the committee after chairman Devin Nunes pretended to recuse himself. Nunes was on the Trump Transition Team and was caught feeding the White House updates on the investigation and seeking their input on how to move forward or stall.
Later, the Republicans on the committee issued their memo attacking the FBI for legally acquiring a warrant to conduct a surveillance operation on a Russian spy working on the Trump campaign.
The entire agenda of the GOP on the committee was to obstruct, deflect, protect Trump, and protect Russia at the sake of national security.
Trump responded to the report with a tweet written in all caps, “THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE HAS, AFTER A 14 MONTH LONG IN-DEPTH INVESTIGATION, FOUND NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION OR COORDINATION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA TO INFLUENCE THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.”
There’s about as much credibility in the GOP’s report as a diploma from Trump University. I’m just kinda surprised they didn’t take Putin’s lead and blame Jews for the hacking.
The Republicans refused to interview several players from the Trump campaign and chose not to recall witnesses like Eric Prince, who is being investigated by the Special Counsel for a trip he took to Seychelles to create a back channel to Russia.
The Republicans ignored leaders from our intelligence agencies who told them Russia was favoring Trump. It takes a special kind of stupid not to see that Russia clearly favored Donald Trump. Usually, that sort of stupidity is only found in the Trump family, or in his cabinet.
The Republicans ignoring facts and clear logic. They do, however, plan to keep investigating the FBI “abusing” FISA warrants, which is about as real as that pizza parlor child sex slave story Russia pushed to hurt Clinton.
Thankfully, Robert Mueller’s office of Special Counsel isn’t close to being done investigating Trump, collusion, obstruction, and several other matters. Maybe it’s a good thing the House has ended their investigation as they won’t be in the way anymore, interviewing the same witnesses as the Special Counsel, and leaking what they learn from them.
You don’t need to read a tweet in all caps to know that Donald Trump is the most self-serving individual to ever hold the office of president. He should not be there.
For that matter, Devin Nunes should not be a representative in the United States Congress. Neither should Mike Conaway, Peter King, Frank LoBiondo, Tom Rooney, Michael Turner, Brad Wenstrup, Chris Stewart, Rick Crawford, Trey Gowdy, Elise Stefanik, and Will Hurd, the Republicans on the committee.
We should have representatives who protect this nation instead of traitors and thus becoming traitors themselves.
Disclaimer: I used a very similar idea two years ago on March 2, 2016. I liked the angle so I drew it again. So sue me.
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