Sunday, February 24, 2019

Schiffting to Phase 2 of Collusion

Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press
Conspiracy theorists look for something new, anticipating a Mueller letdown.
There’s been no more reliable regurgitator of fantastical Trump-Russia collusion theories than Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff. So when the House Intelligence Committee chairman sits down to describe a “new phase” of the Trump investigation, pay attention. These are the fever swamps into which we will descend after Robert Mueller’s probe.
The collusionists need a “new phase” as signs grow that the special counsel won’t help realize their reveries of a Donald Trump takedown. They had said Mr. Mueller would provide all the answers. Now that it seems they won’t like his answers, Democrats and media insist that any report will likely prove “anticlimactic” and “inconclusive.” “This is merely the end of Chapter 1,” said Renato Mariotti, a CNN legal “analyst.”
Mr. Schiff turned this week to a dependable scribe—the Washington Post’s David Ignatius—to lay out the next chapter of the penny dreadful. Mr. Ignatius was the original conduit for the leak about former national security adviser Mike Flynn’s conversations with a Russian ambassador, and the far-fetched claims that Mr. Flynn had violated the Logan Act of 1799. Mr. Schiff has now dictated to Mr. Ignatius a whole new collusion theory. Forget Carter Page, Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos—whoever. The real Trump-Russia canoodling rests in “Trump’s finances.” The future president was “doing business with Russia” and “seeking Kremlin help.”
So, no apologies. No acknowledgment that Mr. Schiff & Co. for years have pushed fake stories that accused innocent men and women of being Russian agents. No relieved hope that the country might finally put this behind us. Just a smooth transition—using Russia as a hook—into Mr. Trump’s finances. Mueller who?
What’s mind-boggling is that reporters would continue to take Mr. Schiff seriously, given his extraordinary record of incorrect and misleading pronouncements. This is the man who, on March 22, 2017, helped launch full-blown hysteria when he said on “Meet the Press” that his committee already had the goods on Trump-Russia collusion.
Read the rest from Kimberley A. Strassel HERE.

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Anonymous said...

OMG, you guys in the fever swamps need to get a grip. Congress has oversight responsibility that GOP guys like little suck-up Nunes refused to do.

There are 101 documented instances of Trump campaign contacts with Russians. 14 people on Trump's campaign, for crying out loud. Trump colluded out in the open.

Anyone believe Trump didn't meet the people at the infamous Trump tower meet up? You are clueless if you don't know Trump better than that.

Anyone believe Trump didn't tell Cohen to lie to congress? Again, if you think so, you're an idiot.

The report will come out. Barr will show it or not. Congress must then decide how to proceed according to the LAW and THE CONSTITUTION.

Hey! Don't worry! Trump is innocent, right?



Anonymous said...

Romney said he had no contact with Russians during his campaign, and if any had tried to contact his campaign, he would have immediately called the FBI.

That's what normal people do. Trump, as we know is indebted to Russia. The truth will come out, and you Trumpkins are not going to believe it. Literally.