House Democrats are already bracing for the fact that the Mueller investigation may not provide compelling evidence that President Donald Trump colluded with the Russians in the 2016 presidential election. To offset their disappointment, Rep. Adam Schiff and his cohorts are making it clear that they intend to go on investigating the president’s finances and business dealings in order to come up with something that will hopefully turn voters against the GOP in the 2020 presidential election.
In a recent CNN interview, Rep. Schiff was asked what his reaction would be if the Mueller investigation failed to turn up clear evidence of collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump. Rep. Schiff refused to answer the question directly, and instead rambled on about how his committee would conduct its own inquiry.
Indeed, Rep. Schiff is re-opening the House Intelligence Committee investigation into the Russian collusion narrative on the grounds that the investigation conducted by the House Intelligence Committee a couple of years ago was closed too quickly. However, Rep. Schiff failed to note that the Senate Intelligence Committee investigation also failed to find evidence that President Trump colluded with the Russians in order to get elected president.
Even Senate Democrats on that committee have stated that there is no direct evidence of collusion. Unfortunately, the facts surrounding this politically-charged case don’t seem to make much of an impression on the Democrats who now control the House of Representatives. Instead of accepting findings that they don’t like, they are instead essentially claiming that the Trump campaign must prove itself innocent. The move upends the foundation of justice in the United States as under American law a person or entity should automatically be presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The new House investigation won’t just touch on the same areas that the Mueller investigation is looking into. Instead, Democrats want a “free for all” in which nothing is sacred. The president’s business dealings from years before he even considered a presidential run are now on the table. The business dealings of his adult children are also considered to be of interest.
Specifically, Rep. Schiff has noted that he wants to investigate President Trump’s business dealings with Deutsche Bank to see if there was any sort of money laundering involved. In his remarks regarding this aspect of the investigation, Rep. Schiff has made it clear that he doesn’t think the Mueller investigation is going far enough or is efficient enough unless it has, on its own, checked on the president’s dealings with the German bank. Naturally, the new Russia investigation is being conducted at taxpayer expense even though most Americans from both political parties would probably rather see the money spent to improve infrastructure, boost the economy and secure the border.
The problem with the Russia investigation is that there was never really enough evidence to warrant it in the first place. President Trump won the Electoral College vote, and so rightfully become President of the United States. However, liberals who were sure that Hillary Clinton would be the one to win flatly refused to accept the result. The Russiagate narrative then became popular in Democrat circles, and liberals used their power and influence to bring about a Special Counsel investigation.
While far-left politicians and their acolytes naturally believe that they will one day uncover damning evidence that President Trump did indeed collude with the Russians, most Americans not only don’t believe the narrative, but have stopped caring about it long ago. The move to continue to harass the president using age-old accusations that have not been proven even after two years of intensive investigations will only empower the GOP base, and alienate independent voters who want to see politicians work together.
~ Liberty Planet