The following is an excerpt from Ed Rogers | March 14, 2017 | Thewashingtonpost.com |
With hearings starting next Monday, the House Intelligence Committee will begin its inquiry into allegations of Russia’s meddling into the 2016 election. Democrats, including Rep. Adam B. Schiff (California) — the committee’s ranking member — as well as Reps. Jim Himes (Connecticut) and Jackie Speier (California) have predictably threatened to “walk away” from the table altogether if Republicans stonewall “legitimate lines of investigation.” But by their definition, the investigation can only be “legitimate” if it perpetuates innuendo, promotes baseless accusations and supports the disclosure of leaks to the liberal media. Otherwise, Democrats will declare a cover-up without having to present any real facts or credible evidence of wrongdoing. Never mind that Republicans in Congress, much of the media, and even the Obama administration for a while did everything in their collective power to fully investigate the claims of Russia’s interference in the election. Democrats just can’t seem to accept that the evidence does not point to a crime or even hint at someone doing anything but what they were supposed to. Their witch hunt is clearly a joke. So far, the only comical part is a retelling of the incident in which the FBI contacted the gang that couldn’t shoot at the Democratic National Committee to inform them that they’d been hacked, only to be transferred to the general help desk. Yet, the geniuses at the DNC who did nothing at the time are some of the same people insisting there was malfeasance with the Russians and the Trump campaign. I hope the committee calls the DNC officials to testify about why this was considered trivial at the time but is momentous now. The reason is that President Trump beat them and they can’t get over it. They have shrill leaders and no real plans, so they whine and gin up faux outrage that just turns voters off.
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