Keeping up with the day-to-day scandals, controversies, and overall incompetence of Donald Trump isn’t an easy task. Even as someone who writes about and analyzes politics for a living, I find myself asking “Which one?” whenever someone asks me if I’ve heard about the latest Trump controversy.
Far too many stories that should be major headlines are quickly swept under the rug and forgotten due to the fact that this buffoon has done something else that’s made national headlines.
Such as the fact that the GOP-led House Intelligence Committee wrapped up its “investigation” of Trump’s campaign, concluding that they found “no evidence of collusion.”
Here’s what Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) said:
We found no evidence of collusion, and so we found perhaps some bad judgment, inappropriate meetings. We found no evidence of any collusion of anything people were actually doing other than taking a meeting they shouldn’t have taken or just inadvertently being in the same building.
Apparently Trump’s son, campaign manager, and son-in-law taking a meeting they hid from the public for over a year with Russians who promised them dirt on Hillary Clinton from the Russian government as part of their effort to help his father’s campaign doesn’t count as collusion — just a “meeting they shouldn’t have taken.”
He also said that they found no evidence to prove that Russia was “trying to help Trump.”
And that’s what proves what a farce this report is.
Again, apparently a meeting set up with his oldest son where Russians literally offered them dirt on Clinton to help his father doesn’t “prove” Russia was trying to help his campaign. Or the fact that the U.S. intelligence community already said that Russia’s actions were meant to help Trump win. While they have yet to say it was part of a coordinated effort between Russia and Trump’s campaign, it’s indisputable that Vladimir Putin’s goal was to help Trump defeat Hillary Clinton.
If they want to say they found no evidence of collusion, fine. While it’s preposterous for the party that spent several years and multiple investigations on Benghazi to wrap up such a complex “investigation” concerning possible treasonous links to a cyber attack against the 2016 election in just about a year, if they want to claim that they didn’t find any direct “smoking gun” evidence to prove collusion, that’s one thing.
However, for them to deny that Russia was trying to help Trump is an absolute joke. Even Rep. Trey Gowdy, the former Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman who relentlessly went after Hillary Clinton during that investigation, agrees that his colleagues are trying to make a distinction without a difference when saying that Russia wanting to “hurt Clinton” doesn’t mean they wanted to “help Trump.” In a two-person race, obviously an attempt to hurt Clinton’s chances is going to help Trump’s chances.
Then again, this whole process was led by Trump stooge Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), so it was never a legitimate “investigation.” It was nothing more than a Republican-led farce meant to give off the perception that they were truly trying to find out if this “president” was a traitor, but I’m sure every person reading this knew from the very beginning that they’d always conclude that they found “no evidence of collusion.”
Luckily for all of us, not only is the Senate Intelligence Committee still wrapping up a separate investigation, but Robert Mueller’s investigation is still ongoing. You know, the one that’s already gotten 3 guilty pleas from Trump associates for lying to the FBI about their contact with Russians, and currently has Trump’s former campaign manager under indictment on so many charges he could very well spend the rest of his life in prison. That’s the investigation that Trump needs to worry about because it’s not being conducted by a bunch of spineless bureaucrats who weren’t legitimately looking for the truth about what happened because they’re terrified of ticking off his supporters — it’s being led by a professional law enforcement expert who couldn’t care less what Trump says about him or the fact that the majority of the GOP is too afraid to tell the truth about this “president.”
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