House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is degrading the respect for Congress with each passing day. He refuses to admit that the Mueller investigation found no collusion and no crimes committed by President Trump. He continues to claim that the Mueller report shows Trump committed multiple crimes, even though nobody else, including Robert Mueller himself, said there aren’t.
“We’re investigating all of the things we would investigate, frankly, in an impeachment inquiry.”
Rep. Jerry Nadler: "We're investigating all the things we would investigate frankly in an impeachment inquiry." pic.twitter.com/1Ljxl8BQJo
— The Hill (@thehill) June 6, 2019
“We are starting with the Mueller report, which shows ample evidence of multiple crimes of obstruction of justice and abuse of power. We will have testimony about that,” Nadler added.
The Mueller report shows no such thing, and Nadler knows it. The Democrat mission has been to get rid of Trump, and if the Mueller report didn’t do that, then Nadler is hell-bent on continuing the phony cloud the Democrats have cast over President Trump all the way to 2020.
“It may very well come to a formal impeachment inquiry, we will see,” he added.
This is about as psychologically unbalanced as the time Barack Obama said he was proud that his administration was scandal-free. There have been four separate investigations into Trump-Russia collusion. Obama’s FBI did a nine-month investigation and came up with nothing. The House and a bipartisan Senate investigation also came up with nothing. Now, the Mueller investigation came up with nothing. For Nadler to continue on with investigating Russia-Trump collusion, an ethics violation should be filed against him, because with the results of all four prior investigations showing there’s nothing to the accusations, Nadler has no legislative purpose for what he’s doing. Oversight doesn’t mean the Congress gets to act like the FBI. There has to be a legislative purpose for oversight, and there is none.
Nadler made these comments more than a week after special counsel Robert Mueller held a presser at the DOJ, and after Mueller clarified statements made at the presser that contradicted what Mueller said to Attorney General Bill Barr and other witnesses about Trump and possible charges of obstruction, of which there was no evidence.
Mueller said during the presser that he doesn’t want to testify before Nadler’s committee.
“I hope and expect this to be the only time I will speak to you on this matter,” Mueller told reporters Wednesday. “No one has told me whether I can or should testify or speak further about this matter.”
“There has been discussion about an appearance before Congress,” he continued. “Any testimony from this office would not go beyond our report. It contains our findings and analysis, and the reasons for the decisions we made. We chose those words carefully, and the work speaks for itself.”
That’s because Mueller is terrified of being asked questions by Republicans like Ohio’s Jim Jordan or California’s Devin Nunes. Mueller wouldn’t be able to answer the first question out of the box; when did you realize there was no collusion? He would have to say pretty much at the very beginning, because there’s evidence that the special counsel went back to acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for an updated scope for his investigation, which included “obstruction.” In other words, Mueller knew early on there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, and Mueller has a reputation as FBI director that if they cannot find evidence of a crime they will make it up out of thin air, and that’s what the updated scope was all about.