Donald Trump and his cronies in the GOP have offered a wide variety of explanations for the impetus behind the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian influence on the 2016 election and allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin to steal an election.
“We've got to read the report, but what I do know is that to date, not one bit of evidence to show any type of coordination, collusion, conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia to influence the election," Republican Rep. Jim Jordan tells This Week. https://t.co/1avbdseu9P
— Joe Hickman (@joehick58) March 24, 2019
So far, it’s been President Obama’s corrupt intentions that caused it, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, the DNC’s determination to smear a president who beat their candidate, a “deep state” operation united against an outsider in government, and the intelligence community that is somehow comprised of Democratic-led officials all working together against conservative ideology. Never do they mention the fact that those in the intelligence community have seen the actual evidence in this investigation and seem to unilaterally agree that Trump needed to be investigated.
The pro-Trump America First Policies group is launching two television ads this week in support of Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Mark Meadows of North Carolinahttps://t.co/pUBiQgqgr4
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) March 20, 2019
In an appearance on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanapolous, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the GOP’s resident House showboat, ranted about an FBI “cabal” who banded together to push out a president elected by Republicans. As the American public awaits the findings of the Mueller investigation, Jordan pre-empted the pushback by saying that if Mueller’s report is to be released, all of the information around the investigation should be, as well.
‘I’ll tell you this morning, if he’s going to release all the information, then I want all of it released. They used that dossier. Took it to a secret court. [They] didn’t tell the court the Clinton campaign paid for the document. Didn’t tell the court a foreigner desperate to stop Trump from being elected wrote the document. If they’re going to release everything, release it all.’
The FISA court isn’t secret, but applications to the FISA court are understandably kept under wraps since tipping off those who are being investigated and exactly what they’re being investigated for is inadvisable. Jordan is also once again lying about information being kept secret from the FISA court in the application for permission to surveil certain members of the Trump campaign; proof that the application did inform the court that the dossier was, in part, funded by the Clinton campaign has already been released.
“The reason we have the Special Counsel investigation is that James Comey (a dirty cop) leaked his memos to a friend, who leaked them to the press, on purpose.” @KennedyNation Totally illegal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 21, 2019
Of course, the lie that the Steele dossier was the impetus behind the investigation has also been disproven, although Trump-supporting Republicans like Jordan, as well as political pundits on Fox News, have convinced Trump’s supporters that this is so, and they still believe it despite that evidence.
Jordan is not interested in the release of all of this information in order to expose any FBI “cabal” that doesn’t exist. He, as well as Trump and the rest of the GOP, need distractions. They need as many ways as possible to discredit Mueller’s findings just in case they turn out badly for the president. In the meantime, they continue to push misrepresentations and outright lies to do so.
See Jordan’s full segment on This Week below:
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