Elder Patriot – Kim Strassel wrote an Op-ed that appeared in the Wall Street Journal yesterday under this headline and banner:
Mueller Is Done. Now Probe the Real Scandal
Americans deserve a full accounting of the missteps of Comey and the FBI.
Strassel calls for another investigation, one for those who turned our intelligence agencies and Justice Department against an American citizen:
“The FBI unleashed its powers on a candidate for the office of the U.S. presidency, an astonishing first. It did so on the incredible grounds that the campaign had conspired to aid a foreign government. And it used the most aggressive tools in its arsenal”
1) On the #NoCollusion findings of Mueller's report. It's worth recognizing that this is more than an exoneration. It's a searing indictment of the FBI.
— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) March 24, 2019
2) If you are going to investigate a presidential campaign, and on a charge as grave as collusion, and with the heavy-handed tactics the FBI employed–you'd better have a highly convincing reason to act. The Mueller report is a judgment that never was any real evidence.
— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) March 24, 2019
According to the conclusions reached by the Mueller Report, the FBI didn’t have a highly convincing reason to act. In fact, the lack of evidence found in The Mueller Report is a judgment that there never was any real evidence.
Republican House member Andy Biggs penned an opinion piece for Fox News yesterday:
Now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has been completed, it is time to seek justice. That means fired FBI Director James Comey and others responsible for instigating this farcical investigation for the sole purpose of undermining President Trump must be prosecuted.
Failure to prosecute those within our law enforcement apparatus who abused their power for political purposes by launching a baseless investigation that has torn our country apart will only perpetuate the growing cynicism in our institutions and the seemingly unbridgeable division in America.
Everyone in both Houses knew this last year – Devin Nunes and House Republicans told them so – but the media ignored him (and everyone else who supported President Trump):
The Russia investigation was based on false pretenses, false intel, and false media reports. House Intel found a yr ago there was no evidence of collusion, and Democrats who falsely claim to have such evidence have needlessly provoked a terrible, more than two-year-long crisis.
— Devin Nunes (@DevinNunes) March 24, 2019
For anyone who still thinks this was a legitimate investigation and not a political witch-hunt, Adam Schiff, as a member of the Gang of Eight and the House Intelligence Committee (that Nunes chairs), and still insisting on more investigations, knew everything that Devin Nunes has known all along.
So did Chuck Schumer, Mark Warner, and Nancy Pelosi. They’re all calling for further investigations. GOPe (establishment) types, Mitch McConnell, Richard Burr, and the departed Paul Ryan, aren’t much better having remained silent while their president was being savaged.
The significant, previously unthinkable, shocking realization that Obama’s Justice Department had been turned into a political operation targeting a political opponent cannot be dismissed. The fact that the GOPe did nothing is equally disturbing.
When questioned by the press while preparing to leave Mar-a-Lago, President Trump charged that “this was an illegal takedown.”
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Russia probe was "an illegal takedown that failed." pic.twitter.com/RnQ6VR6F1n
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) March 24, 2019
The Washington Examiner understood the threat to our freedoms that this, if left unpunished, would engender.
"We need to see the origins of this investigation. We don't even know what Robert Mueller was supposed to be looking at."@DevinNunes' renewed call to get to the HEART of the investigation and to root out "dirty cops" and a corrupt FBI.https://t.co/E0rVUWutGC
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 24, 2019
Devin Nunes said those involved can expect to be held accountable.
BREAKING:Rep. Devin Nunes says House Intel has evidence Clinton operatives & hi-level FBI & DOJ officials started Trump-Russia investigation in "late 2015/early 2016" &that House GOP will be making criminal referrals to AG Barr for officials who "perpetuated this hoax" for 3+ yrs
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) March 24, 2019
This morning, one of President Trump’s lawyers, Rudy Giuliani appeared on Fox News Channel where he issued a cryptic warning:
Speaking with “Fox & Friends” after the report turned in no evidence of a Trump-Russia conspiracy, Giuliani was asked whether someone tricked the FBI into opening the original investigation.
“Yes, yes, yes — and you’re going to find out, believe me, who it was.”
“Now the question is if there were three investigations — no evidence of collusion — who made it up? It didn’t just come out of thin air. I want to know who did it. Who paid for it? Who fueled it? Because the person that did it, and the group that did it, knows it’s untrue because they invented it.”
“Just pay attention.”
Rudy’s old running buddy and his former police commissioner, Bernie Kerik, predicted this last night when he tweeted:.
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) March 25, 2019