Embarrassing former special prosecutor Robert Mueller and themselves, Democrat members of the U.S. House Intelligence and Judiciary committees failed miserably in their quest to get Mr. Mueller to say something — anything — they might get to impeach President Trump.

Democrats judged Mr. Mueller’s six-hour testimony disappointing because he didn’t establish a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. And because he said he couldn’t determine that Mr. Trump committed a crime.

Prior to Mr. Mueller’s appearance in the committee room in which every seat was occupied by 5 a.m. Wednesday, Rep Gerry Connolly, D-Va., one of the House Democrat caucus members, said, referring to the possibility of impeaching Mr. Trump, “The dam is holding back the floodwaters. But we are one explosive testimony, one new consequential outrage, from that dam being breached.”

Which didn’t happen.

Leaving Democrats dejected.

Which pleased Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who has opposed impeachment, fearing it might lead to Democrats losing a House majority as polls show voters oppose impeachment.

Prior to Mr. Mueller’s testimony, Thomas Baker, retired FBI special agent and legal attaché, said Mr. Mueller’s investigation established there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. It also established there was no obstruction of justice by Mr. Trump or members of his administration.

After Mr. Mueller released his report in April, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mr. Mueller special counsel, said that it did not show obstruction of justice. As did Attorney General William Barr.

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Mr. Baker said former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee May 3, 2017, six days before Mr. Trump fired him, that interference in the counterintelligence investigation “has not happened.” And on May 11, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, told the Senate Intelligence Committee there had been “no effort to impede our investigation to date.” However, in his book, The Threat, Mr. McCabe wrote, said Mr. Baker, “that he ordered the bureau to investigate obstruction solely because of Mr. Comey’s firing. Yet Mr. Comey acknowledged in his farewell address to agents that the president has the right to fire him ‘for any reason, or for no reason at all.’”

In an effort that proved to be utter nonsense, Mr. Baker says Mr. Mueller “folded’ obstruction of justice into his inquiry that began May 17, 2017, focusing on conversations between Mr. Trump and Mr. Comey about former national security adviser Mike Flynn, as well as Mr. Comey’s firing. Then he wrote a 19-page memorandum that he gave Mr. Rosenstein “explaining why, as a matter of law, these actions could not constitute obstruction.”

Yet, emphasizes Mr. Baker, although Mr. Mueller couldn’t prove obstruction, he “couldn’t bring himself to say there was none. Rolling through the pages of his report’s second volume is the president’s frustration with the unfairness of it all. He was, as we now know, an innocent man angry about being investigated for collusion that had never happened.

“He expresses himself strongly, shifting in Mr. Mueller’s account from anger at the investigators to disappointment with those he felt should be protecting him. But it was all talk, no action. Mr. Trump never did anything to interfere with either the original counterintelligence investigation or with the special counsel’s inquiry.”

So Mr. Mueller’s investigation was an expensive $30 million political charade that occupied Congress and the American people in a goose chase, creating resentment toward Mr. Trump.

Nonetheless, because of his hatred of Mr. Trump, Democrat House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler of New York will pursue impeachment. As will other Democrats, all of whom fear losing face. But they have. They are cheats.

As Mr. Trump has stated Mr. Mueller’s investigation of more than two years has been a total waste.

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David Collins

Excellent example of how pure hatred blinds one to the truth . Can we please get on with running our country ? It is kinda sorta important . Isn’t it ?

Crabpot

In the words of Donald Trump and to paraphrase, don't believe anything you read.

dc

It wasn't Mueller's investigation though he was appointed to head it. It was a bunch of rabid D supporters. If they couldn't find anything it doesn't exist though they tried hard with the exoneration BS.

00rolf

As someone previously have stated about trumpies: “Head firmly stuck into the sand.” There is so much evidence that the dude in the White House has obstructed justice that impeaching and convicting him should be a breeze, but there is no point of doing it. The Republicans don’t care. The dude in the White House has instructed those around him to lie. The Republicans don’t care. The Republicans have stated time and time again that they don’t care: They just don’t care. The dude in the White House has lied more than 11,000 times to the public; the Republicans don’t care: They just don’t care, while clinging onto their bibles.

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gw

This country is being irreparably damaged by the republican party. it is amazing how gullible, self-serving and ignorant they are.

dc

What happened with all those predictions you and your long gone buddies made? LOL. Evidently the Ds that investigated and wrote volumes of BS until they finally had no choice but to give up couldn't find what your crowd claimed was a slam dunk. But they tried hard with the exoneration BS. Don't worry too much they will keep searching for BS rather than solve border crisis and other issues that actually matter. If they are really interested in election problems they might focus on Dr. Robert Epstein's work. Ironically, he's a liberal D and supported HRC.

dc

Gosh I hate to admit this but Hannity was right again. Sara Carter and John Solomon do yeoman's work getting to the bottom of it and Greg Jarrett has a good legal mind. Bet all the leftists read his book.

00rolf

..... The democrats did not investigate anything. A republican, appointed by a republican, appointed a republican to investigate a republican. The republican, appointed by a republican to investigate a republican, found that the republican committed several crimes that the republican can be held accountable for in a court of law once the republican leaves office. Who do the republicans blame? The Ds. It is a smokescreen, but the republicans don’t care: They just don’t care, clinging onto their bibles.

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DeadBolt

You mean someone actually watched that fiasco? hahahahahahahhahaha Personally , i think anyone who watched this is due some reparations.

dc

Everybody knows who did the investigation and it wasn't an R. Those who were involved are supposedly Rs but are never trumpers and they are about as conservative R as Ds are conservative.

dc

"Involved" meaning the one doing the appointing and the one "in charge" passed out in the back seat while the 9-0 SC decision overturn/HRC victory party D hero drove the limo carrying $30M pulling a trailer full of subpoenas and who knows what else that crashed.

JusticeForAll

Exactly dc.

DeadBolt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPvP67YCgUE

David Collins

Y’all’s leftist cheerleader has gone off the map and over the edge a bit , has she not ? Republicans don’t care , Republicans don’t care and all that garbage is ringing quite shrill and has the tone of agonized desperation attached. Couldn’t happen to a better group of people. Am quite sure the left will rearm and set out on one more Quixotic quest to destabilize and plant lies , followed by yet one more and one more again . Perhaps into perpetuity . Hey , everyone is good at something and it shows . Have also noticed that the other lefty rocket scientists are quiet as the grave after this absurd dog and pony show.

dc

The ground is shifting. Joe D. says to remember one name: John B.

gw

Mueller"s report DID show collusion AND obstruction of justice. I don't know what testimony that you watched? Trump and the editor of this paper have their followers believing their lies and not what is proven to be the truth. Mueller said that the only reason trump is not in jail is because a sitting president cannot be indicted. He said it twice but you republicans believe trump's lie over your own ears!!! Most of his campaign officials are in jail . Keep drinking the Fox Koolaid

dc

Not in your purview.

dc

The appointing AG (acting) who could have and should have handled any investigation "in shop" agreed with the current AG. Case closed, but here we go with "exoneration" BS. If any laymen didn't get it maybe they need to review the failed D dog and jackass show as many times as it takes them until exoneration or lack thereof is NOT within the "purview" of the writer(s) of this BS.

David Collins

Don’t you just love it when the lefties inject words that were not spoken into the conversation . Words that give imaginary meaning to an imaginary statement to prove their imaginary point . Just stay tuned. The round two of the “ have I got a deal for you” show is about to start . Also known as the great democratic debates . Same bat time, same bat channel , same lefty loons . Silliness personified but totally dangerous for sure .


DeadBolt

https://freebeacon.com/politics/california-removes-arrest-reports-from-kamala-years/


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