This week was dominated by the questions regarding the sentencing of political operative Roger Stone. Last January, he was subjected to a pre-dawn raid by federal officials carrying assault rifles. Somehow, CNN was informed about the raid and their cameras captured the dramatic footage of agents entering home and arresting Stone.
While the Democrats were debating healthcare, immigration, education and other issues in last night’s nationally-televised debate, there was a different controversy gaining the attention in the political marketplace. That is, should the House begin an impeachment investigation inquiry against President Donald J. Trump?
I say yes. However, let me be clear here. I believe the Democrats and even Republicans should investigate the president’s alleged wrongdoings, not necessarily to impeach him for the chance of that happening is minus zero, but because we, as a country, must get to the truth.
Was the investigation of Trump Russia fair and without bias? Will Attorney General Barr’s counter-scrutiny be conducted without prejudice? If one investigation is condemned for being so tainted it cannot be trusted, can the other be trusted if it is tainted, in response?
For two years, as the Trump Russia probe proceeded, those opposed to the investigation clamored energetically and feverishly. They claimed angrily that the Mueller inquiry could not be trusted. We were told that lovers in the FBI and DOJ so hated Trump that anything they touched was immediately tainted. We were told that the dossier was concocted information goulash and that no FISA warrant should have ever been issued. We heard that the FISA application was corrupted because it failed to mention that Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party paid for the Steele dossier. Therefore, they adamantly asserted the federal government acted in bad faith and Trump Russia is a hoax.
Today it was Mueller Time's time in the barrel.
Finally, we discover that Robert Mueller really does have a voice. He's not just some guy walking down some federal hallway. And, his voice, as I always thought would be an honest one.
By tweet, President Donald Trump, after Robert Mueller’s first public appearance since being appointed Special Counsel, said:
I am convinced that recent developments in the Trump Russia controversy have further tarnished the reputations of Attorney General Bill Barr, the national Republican Party and specifically, the conservative Freedom Caucus.
Instead of trying to get to the truth about the results of a critical investigation, all three have joined together for partisan reasons to prevent information flow we need to understand our past. Yet, they loudly demand that all stones be unturned to investigate the investigators )in a probe I do hope gets to the whole truth).
The 2020 presidential election started on the night Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. Since that night, Democrats and their allies in the media have been working tirelessly to undermine his agenda and harm his standing with the American people.
The Mueller investigation was a bogus two-year effort to sabotage President Trump and drive him from office. Fortunately, the scheme has not worked and most congressional Democrats realize that impeachment is unlikely and political unpopular.
The House Judiciary Committee has voted by party-line to hold Attorney Bill Barr in contempt of Congress. The vote occurred after the President of the United States Donald Trump has declared the entire Mueller report under executive prvilege. The vote was 24-16, with the ayes in favor of contempt.
Original article below:
The eyes of the nation are upon the House Judiciary Committee as the members debate over whether to find Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt of Congress..
Today, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced that President Donald Trump has declared executive privilege over the entire Mueller report. This act was taken as a pre-emptive strike against the House Democrats in their efforts to investigate President Trump and to request evidence that they arguably are not entitled..
America, as I know it, died yesterday right in front of our eyes when Attorney General Bill Barr displayed his fealty to the man who put him back into the national spotlight.
Also falling before our eyes were the lessons of Watergate.
What has kept this country above all other nations has been our judicial system integrity and our governmental checks and balances.
Barr mutilated those and his fellow pro-Donald Trump loyalists applauded at the bloody sight.
by Dr. Albert Samuels, Professor of Political Science, Southern University
I have read the Meuller Report. I wanted to refrain from opining until I read it for myself. I deliberately turned away from all media coverage because I didn't want my.views contaminated by the pinditocracy. Here are my takes:
It has been quite a while since Americans have witnessed an honorable and effective Attorney General serving in that important position. The two Attorneys General during the Obama administration were hopelessly partisan and extremely protective of the President.
Eric Holder famously claimed that he was “the President’s wing-man” who was “there with my boy.” Obviously, he worked non-stop to protect the President from any legal trouble and congressional investigations. Whether it was Operation Fast and Furious, the IRS Tea Party abuse scandal or the Benghazi terrorist attack, Attorney General Holder was insistent on shielding Barack Obama from any trouble. He was so committed to that goal that Holder became the first U.S. Attorney General to be held in Contempt of Congress for refusing to release documents related to the Fast and Furious investigation.