On June 16, 2015, the future President and his wife rode down the escalator at Trump Tower in New York City and the political world will never be the same. The occasion was the presidential announcement speech of Donald Trump. Previously, Trump had considered running for President in 1988, 2000 and 2012. Each time, the allure of his real estate and media businesses kept Trump away from the race. This time, he felt it was his last chance to run and he seized the opportunity.
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.
At the Democratic Party presidential debates, several of the candidates mentioned Russia as our country’s greatest threat, citing their attempts to influence the result of the 2016 presidential election. This obsession with Russia has infected the entire Democratic Party, including their elder statesman, former President Jimmy Carter.
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.
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..
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.
Folks, is it over, yet?
I mean, is it safe to come out and opine without being slammed as a hater or a Trump lover?
Has the Mueller report settled anything? Is President Donald Trump truly exoneraed as he claims or will Robert Mueller's future testimony along with Attorney General Bill Barr's congressional hearing shed more darkness than light?
I don't know.
What I do know however is this-- the world will go on, Americans will continue to hate one another over Trump. Names will continued to be called and probably nobody's mind will have changed, regardless of facts presented.
Democrats will insist upon getting to the truth. Republicans will claim the Dems are only in it to get at Trump as they promote hearings on the investigators.