Unsurprisingly, the Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee has begun its own investigation into President Donald Trump and his business and personal associates by sending the first of what will surely be a tiresome series of salvos in a thinly disguised attempt to find evidence of wrongdoing.
The requests were directed to 81 “agencies, entities, and individuals” with the intent of finding proof positive that Trump sought to obstruct justice or misuse his powers. So far, the efforts of Democrats and special counsel Robert Mueller have provided little reassurance that collusion or other heinous offenses have been committed in the name of MAGA.
Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) released a statement explaining the unwieldy number of paperwork requests. “Over the last several years, President Trump has evaded accountability for his near-daily attacks on our basic legal, ethical, and constitutional rules and norms.”
How the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives has the time – while scrambling to figure out how to pay for the New Green Deal and Medicare for All – to offer much in the way of assistance is anyone’s guess. However, undaunted, the Dems soldier on with their mission: figure out some way to impeach this seemingly Teflon-coated man.
The Hit List
There are no surprises on the list of those who received document requests, which often overlapped those collected for the Mueller investigation. Among them are Trump’s adult sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump; son-in-law Jared Kushner; the Trump trust; Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer; former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn; Roger Stone; former White House adviser Steve Bannon; WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange; former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer; former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks; and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
And for grins and giggles, the committee sent requests to the National Rifle Association because surely all are in cahoots somehow.
The launching of a sweeping investigation on the probable tail end of a two-year special investigation seems to show the House has little confidence that Mueller will deliver a smoking gun – one that fits neatly into their exhausting ongoing narrative.
Nadler toured the weekend alt-left talking-head shops to shore up support for what appears to be a monumental waste of time on the taxpayer’s dime for a vendetta.
Who says this? “We don’t have the facts yet, but we’re going to initiate proper investigations. Before you impeach somebody, you have to persuade the American public that it ought to happen.”
And then follows with, “It’s very clear that the president obstructed justice.” Just before he cautions, “Impeachment is a long way down the road.”
So it will matter not one iota what the multimillion-dollar Mueller investigation finds.
In light of certain death by drowning in paperwork, House Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) advises his colleague, “I would say to my chairman, come back to the reality.”
Collins further lambasted Nadler and his vindictive cronies with what a majority of Americans believe:
“We’ve shown you for two years where the real problem is. Let’s have some open investigations, let’s get [Rod] Rosenstein in there .… let’s actually look at what the Department of Justice became and what the people can no longer trust.”
According to a Rasmussen Reports late February poll, “56% of Likely U.S. Voters believe senior federal law enforcement officials are likely to have broken the law in their discussions in May 2017 to oust Trump.” Heck, they want a special prosecutor to investigate the DOJ and the FBI.
Further, only 29% of voters polled think congressional Democrats should do their own investigation, while 64% say “Democrats in Congress should move on to other issues instead.”
They just never learn.
Truth, Justice, and the American Way
Do the Democrats truly believe they will find a smidgen of evidence that the FBI, the Democratic National Committee, an assortment of RINOs, and Robert Mueller haven’t discovered? Or is this a planned long game where the end will surely be a Trump-free America, which justifies in their minds a horrendous waste of time and taxpayer dollars, keeping their efforts in the sites of a hostile media?
Or are they simply deranged to the point of self-destruction?
As Collins sternly stated in retaliation to Nadler and the House’s egregious overreach, “If you have collusion or if you have evidence, put it on the table.” As they have admitted, time and time again, they don’t. But they keep looking.
And that leads to the question, when did America allow the Democrat-controlled House to become the U.S. Department of Justice?