For the last couple of years, with the way James Comey, Peter Strzok, Andrew McCabe, and others have stonewalled Congress, you got the idea they were running out the clock.
If they could just hang on by the tips of their fingernails until the midterms, perhaps the Democrats would win the election, take over the relevant investigative committees, and put an end to the damning inquiries into their 2016 decisions.
Slowly but surely, Americans would begin to forget all of the disturbing evidence that has come to light (with a great deal of help from the mainstream media, which likes to pretend that all of this is just a big fat Republican coverup on behalf of the president). Soon, no one would remember that the Obama intelligence machine spied on an American citizen, spied on a rival political candidate, and tried everything in their power – even after Obama was out of office – to nullify an election.
And now Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), who is expected to take over the House Judiciary Committee in January, has signaled to every dirty player in this sordid saga that with Democrats in control, they have no further reason to worry. Asked by reporters if he would end the probe into the FBI’s 2016 actions, Nadler confirmed that he would.
“Yes, because it is a waste of time to start with,” Nadler said. “The entire purpose of this investigation is to be a diversion of the real investigation, which is Mueller. There is no evidence of bias at the FBI and this other nonsense they are talking about.”
Sounds like someone who didn’t read the Page/Strzok text messages, hmm?
In further remarks on Sunday, Nadler – who has previously said that the impeachment of Donald Trump would “rip this country apart” – seemed to have changed his tune somewhat. Funny how that happens after the midterms…
“I think with these indictments and filings show is that the president was at the center of a massive fraud, several massive frauds against the American people,” Nadler said of the Michael Cohen indictments. “It’s now our job, the job of the Justice Department, the special counsel and the Congress to get to the bottom of this, to find out exactly what was going on, to find out the extent of the president’s involvement, to find out basically what the president knew, when did he know it, so we can hold him accountable.”
CNN’s Jake Tapper then asked Nadler if the president’s involvement in some of the Cohen charges – namely, that he directed his lawyer to pay off Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal rose to the level of “impeachable offenses.”
“They would be,” he said. “Whether they’re important enough to justify an impeachment is another question. Certainly they’re impeachable offenses. Even though they were committed before the president became president, they were committed in the service of fraudulently obtaining the office. That would be an impeachable offense.”
Save for a couple of loonies like Maxine Waters and Al Green, Democrats have been very careful to assure voters that they were not going to pursue the impeachment of Donald Trump. Now that they have the power in Congress, it seems that the bloom is falling off that particular rose.
Who would have thunk it?