With the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Thursday (after an almost 2 year investigation into allegations of Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election), President Trump vindicated.
Fox News reports:
It is increasingly clear that the only scandal here is the Obama administration’s repeated failure to act against Russian cyber meddling, and instead, how they prioritized spying on a political opponent – the Trump campaign – and used a phony DNC-funded dossier as justification.
At a cost estimated to reach $35 million, it was one of the longest and most expensive special counsel investigations ever. To think, this waste of taxpayers’ money and time all began because of ridiculous allegations against our president in a fake dossier funded by the Clintons and the Democratic National Committee. The FBI, under its former Director James Comey, used the phony dossier to obtain FISA warrants to spy on the Trump campaign.
You read that right. Top officials under President Obama took advantage of an “unverified and uncorroborated document as an excuse to spy on the campaign of a candidate for president of the United States.”
Last week, Attorney General William Barr explained during congressional testimony that “spying on a political campaign is a big deal.”
The American people deserve an answer after two years of Mueller’s team investigating. It’s time for explanations to these unanswered questions in order to protect our country’s democratic process. It’s time to know why top officials in the high levels of the United States Department of Justice and the FBI under the Obama administration “abused the FISA process, spied on a presidential candidate’s campaign, and neglected the real problem of which it was well aware: Russia’s cyber meddling in our democracy.”
We all know now that the Obama White House was aware that Russia was trying to start a cyber campaign against the U.S., and they knew for two years. But, they did nothing to stop it, just because they didn’t take it seriously enough. Fox News reports that “Susan Rice, then the national security adviser, told the White House’s cybersecurity team to “knock it off” when they began planning a response.”
Democrats in Congress should stop launching baseless attacks against President Trump, and should use their oversight authority to find out why the Obama administration was inexcusably asleep at the wheel for so long, how top officials at the DOJ and FBI were able to take advantage of our system and get away with it, and what can be done to ensure it never happens again.
At the same time, Democrats should stop moving the goalposts; first, they wanted an investigation into the 2016 election. Then they called for a special counsel and praised his integrity. Then they got Barr’s letter summarizing Mueller’s findings and suggested it was inconclusive or flawed. So they demanded the full Mueller report, and when they got it, they changed their tune yet again. Now, they demand that Mueller testify before Congress as they continue their search for evidence that simply doesn’t exist.
The bottom line is that Democrats got everything they asked for, but none of it was enough. They are so upset our president didn’t collude with a foreign nation to undermine our democracy, they can’t seem to move on and do what they were elected to do: serve their constituents, none of whom even consider the investigation an important issue. American voters will not soon forget their endless attacks on President Trump and their two-year obsession over non-existent collusion. Now, we deserve an investigation into the investigators.