If you thought the Mueller investigation was a fishing expedition in search of a fish that didn’t exist, wait until you learn what House Democrats propose to do.
Standing in the rubble of their collapsed Russia Collusion Delusion, Nancy Pelosi and the rest of her robotic leadership team are now chanting “cover up”! They contend President Trump is now hiding evidence of his obstruction of justice.
A little background is in order. Robert Mueller’s parting gift to rabid, partisan, Trump-hating leftists was his conclusion that he couldn’t really decide if Trump attempted to obstruct justice in relation to a crime that never existed.
Instead of a Parthian Shot, this was more of a Pilate’s Shot.
Attorney General William Barr wasn’t suffering from analysis paralysis. He said there was no evidence of obstruction.
This is where chants of “cover up” enter the picture. Democrats are claiming — just as accurately as they claimed Trump was Putin’s Pawn — that Barr is concealing evidence of the president’s guilt by only releasing a “redacted” version of the Mueller report and they are preparing to hold Barr in contempt of Congress.
National Review Online shows just how empty that hook is. “…it’s worth remembering that [Barr] has made available to top Democrats the entirety of volume II of the Mueller report [dealing with ‘obstruction’], save for two full and seven partial lines, which were redacted to protect grand jury secrecy in keeping with federal law."
Had Barr not redacted those handful of words he would have been breaking federal law.
That’s not good enough for the left, because what they are demanding is not what they really want. NRO explains, “But Democratic leaders are not asking for 'that version,' which retains its grand jury redactions; they are asking, and subpoenaed for, a fully unredacted report and all of the millions of pages of underlying documentary evidence, which relate to 22 ongoing criminal investigations.”
That’s a fishing expedition with a vengeance even if it is in a lake that is thoroughly fished out.
What the left wants to do is selectively leak grand jury testimony — also against the law, but for the left the end always justifies the mean— to damage the president and members of his family, his administration, and any random supporters of the left can manage to smear.
As Barr wrote Rep. Jerry Nadler, one of the most rabid of the Get Trump left, regarding the Democrats refusal to examine the most “transparent version of the report” that’s currently available to leadership, it “naturally raises questions about the sincerity of the committee’s interest in and purported need for the redacted material.”
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