There was never anything there beyond a few innocent meetings and a lot of media-generated rumors and speculation. Now, after multiple reports indicate a nearly two-year long bipartisan Senate investigation into Trump/Russia collusion came up empty, the Establishment enemies of the Trump presidency are showing real signs of concern their efforts to rebuke the vote of the American people is falling far short of accomplishing that goal.
Via Byron York:
There have been reports recently that the Senate Intelligence Committee, the panel conducting the bipartisan flagship congressional investigation of the Trump-Russia affair, has not found evidence to conclude that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to fix the 2016 election.
“If we write a report based upon the facts that we have, then we don’t have anything that would suggest there was collusion by the Trump campaign and Russia,” the committee’s chairman, Republican Sen. Richard Burr, told CBS last week.
Pressed on his statement a few days later, Burr said, “The only thing I’ve addressed is whether we had facts that suggest there was [collusion]. We don’t have any.”
…The “no collusion” talk set off alarm bells among those who have devoted the last two years to promoting the notion that Trump and Russia conspired in 2016. The Committee to Investigate Russia, established by actor Rob Reiner and including former intelligence chiefs James Clapper and Michael Hayden, sent out an email headlined, “No Direct Link So Far … But So What?”
…Some might be particularly distressed by the prospect that the Senate could reach the same verdict on collusion as House Intelligence Committee Republicans did in a report that was widely derided in some media circles last year.
The committee’s Republicans, led by then-chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, “found no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded, coordinated, or conspired with the Russian government,” the report said. Nevertheless, GOP lawmakers added, “the investigation did find poor judgment and ill-considered actions by the Trump and Clinton campaigns.”
Democrats mocked the report and its no-collusion conclusion. The document was “rife with significant inaccuracies, mischaracterizations, vital omissions of fact and context, and often risible attempts to explain away inconvenient truths,” committee Democrats said in a minority report.
Even more concerning to some Democrats is that the news from Burr came on the heels of stories to the effect that Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller might not charge Trump associates with conspiracy and might not even allege that the much-discussed Trump-Russia conspiracy even occurred. Many House Democrats have been relying on Mueller to give them a roadmap and cover to initiate impeachment proceedings against the president. Now, they face the question of what to do if Mueller does not give them what they want.
The answer could be that House Democrats will have to do the job by themselves. Frustrated by Republican control the last two years, followed, potentially, by the failure of both the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Mueller investigation to provide proof of collusion, bound-and-determined House Democrats will have to rely on themselves to come up with grounds to impeach Trump. That is one reason why the talk in the House today is of new investigations that will go where Mueller could not, and finally uncover evidence of impeachable offenses. If the Senate and Mueller investigations reach a disappointing end, Democrats might have to go it alone.
That last bolded point is a very important one as it goes to the true mindset of the Democrat who now control the House. Despite an earlier House investigation that found nothing and a soon-to-be concluded bipartisan Senate investigation that will apparently come to the very same conclusion, as well as a Mueller report that multiple whispers now indicate won’t find much else either, House Democrats are willing to waste yet more time and money trying to find dirt on President Trump instead of doing the work of the American people.
That isn’t a republic. That isn’t democracy. That’s political thug tactics of the sort you’d see in the socialist hell that is Venezuela. Hopefully enough American voters will see this dangerous nonsense for what it is and vote accordingly come 2020. These leftist loons in Congress need to be shown the door.