We Need a Democratic Congress Because the GOP is the Party of Treason
Amazing how much Jeff Sessions hates pot as they’re the Party of Treason P.O.T
Remember what Paul Ryan said way back in June, 2016: keep it in the family about Russian hacking
I’ve argued on a number of occasions-it can’t be agued enough-that we’ll never get to the bottom of what happened in that election without a Democratic Congress.
Speaking of which there is currently a lot of whining from Republicans about the Russia investigation.
“The bipartisan leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee will hold a news conference on Wednesday afternoon to provide a “progress report” on its investigation into Russian sabotage of the 2016 election and possible Trump campaign collusion with it, CNN reports. According to the committee’s Republican chairman, Richard Burr of North Carolina, the presser is intended to brief the public on “the things we are either close to closing the book on or have closed the book on.”
“But I have learned new details about why this presser is actually happening, and they do not exactly inspire confidence in the future of this investigation, or at least in how Republicans are going to handle it going forward.”
Greg Sargent wrote that yesterday morning. The presser has actually happened now. One thing that Burr did have to admit is this investigation won’t be concluding this year. In the past he’d suggested it would.
“Although he has said finishing by 2018 is an “aspirational goal” and discussed a possible interim report with Warner, the GOP chairman repeatedly underscored Wednesday that some of the investigation’s critical questions remain unanswered.”
“We will come out with a finding at some point, and part of that hopefully will be recommendations about changes we need to make,” Burr said.
“But Burr also suggested that the committee would work to crystallize its findings as quickly as possible ahead of the 2018 elections in light of their concern that Russian meddling efforts remain an active risk for campaigns on both sides of the aisle. The intelligence panel’s work, Burr said, “should create a road map” that other congressional committees and states can follow to help safeguard future elections.”
In his yesterday morning piece, Greg Sargent had touched on this idea of an ‘interim report.’
“According to a senior aide to a Democratic senator on the committee, the reason this presser is happening is that Burr had initially moved to issue an interim report on the progress made by the probe.”
“But Democrats on the committee balked at this, the aide tells me. They worried that releasing a report would be premature and that Burr’s desire to do so might be rooted in political pressure he is feeling to wrap up the probe faster.”
So after Democrats objected, a compromise was reached to hold this presser instead.”
“As Sargent says, Republicans are raising the temperature on tabling the investigation.
“The reason this is worrisome is that Republicans are turning up the volume on their efforts to scuttle the probes. In a good piece this morning, Politico reports that pro-Trump Republicans are angry with the GOP leadership for allegedly allowing these probes to get out of hand. Some Trump allies are even claiming that this is happening because the GOP leadership allegedly opposes Trump. As one put it: “Of course, the Republican leadership is behind these probes. The Republicans cannot get over the fact that Trump won and is our president.”
“Remarkably, these Trump-allied Republicans are explicitly asserting that GOP leaders are betraying Trump by failing to squelch ongoing efforts to get to the bottom of a hostile foreign power’s apparent sabotage of our democracy, in addition to the possibility of Trump campaign collusion with it. These probes are also designed to establish whether there was Russian interference, and if so, how it happened.”
As Sargent says, the Trump apologists explanation for all Trump’s failures is it’s a plot by the GOP Establishment. Even though, this establishment totally buried Russia during the election-both Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell.
Again, we need a Democratic Congress. Speaking of which I’m Mike Sax and I’m running for NY 2nd District. Peter King is currently on the Intelligence Committee inveistigating Russia. Who would you feel more secure sitting in on this investigation-King, who has defended Jared Kushner and Devin Nunes or your buddy Mike with his Impeachment Train?
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