The United States is continuing to grapple with the conclusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, which has ended with no documented evidence of conspiracy or coordination between the Trump team and Russian agents seeking to influence the 2016 elections. Longtime Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway lost it on Fox this Monday morning, insisting that in light of the developments — and in spite of the mountains of evidence drawing the Trump team into suspicion in the first place — House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) should resign immediately for ever suggesting there was credible evidence of collusion in the first place.
‘He ought to resign today. He’s been on every tv show 50 times a day for practically the last 2 years promising Americans that this president would either be impeached or indicted… People ran around basically calling the president of the United States a Russian asset or Russian agent… [Schiff] has no right as someone who’s been peddling a lie day after day after day unchallenged and not under oath [to continue serving].’
To be clear — there’s a good reason that people “ran around” doing that. Authorities inside the FBI were so concerned about Donald Trump’s behavior that they launched a covert counterintelligence investigation seeking to ascertain the degree to which Trump was cooperating with Russia even while in office. The Trump team has insisted on evidence for a “deep state” inside the nation’s intelligence community seeking to topple the Trump administration, but suggesting everyone in the top rungs of the Justice Department is in on a secret conspiracy is outlandish, to say the least. Trump has attracted scrutiny because of his own behavior.
Still, Conway went so far as to call her longtime boss the “victim” and claim he could ride his treatment in the Russia scandal to a boost in the 2020 elections. She connected his treatment to that the president’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faced after the emergence of credible sexual assault allegations, as if the claims against him should never have been taken seriously in the first place.
She whined of the media:
‘They abandoned all standards, all personal ethics, all professional duty… you were disparaging the institutions. You were demeaning and deriding our great democracy and the presidency of the United States.’
It’s hilarious that Conway eventually complained about being treated like a liar considering the thousands and thousands of times her, the president, and other members of the team have lied right on-camera.
Occasionally dipping into mocking impersonations of her team’s opponents in the exact opposite manner that you’d hope for from a presidential adviser on national television, Conway went on to call for an investigation of the investigators, although she singled out Mueller personally, Attorney General William Barr, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for their supposed better-than-average handling of the Russia probe.
Barr and Rosenstein themselves closed up the other major looming question from that probe — namely, whether or not the president is guilty of obstruction of justice. In Barr’s summary of Mueller’s report, he concluded that based on the evidence, where Mueller had declined to make a final judgment he could conclude the president was not guilty. House Democrats have sought clarification on that decision including via getting Barr to testify.
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