The Trump team continues to wrongfully act like they’re completely off the hook because of Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluding there was no criminally prosecutable conspiracy with Russia, taking their arguments to even more ridiculous extremes this week. Outside the White House, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tore into House Democrats for continuing to press for more information from Mueller’s investigation, completely ignoring the fact that according to Trump-appointed Attorney General William Barr’s own explanation, the situation remains explicitly more complicated than “total exoneration.”
Sanders ranted to reporters of Democrats:
‘They will never be satisfied. They’re sore losers. They lost in 2016. They lost because they tried to convince all of America of something we all knew was untrue — that the president had colluded with Russia. It was a total lie then. It is a total lie now. And they continue to lose on this issue. At some point, they have to decide that they’re ready to move on like the rest of America.’
.@PressSec on Democrats: “They’re sore losers. They lost in 2016. They lost because they tried to convince all of America of something that we all knew was untrue, that the president had concluded with Russia. It was a total lie then. It’s a total lie now.” pic.twitter.com/oV3U4abVyd
— CSPAN (@cspan) April 2, 2019
Was this ever a game so as to allow for “sore losers”? Consistently, the president and his associates have sought to trivialize the Russia scandal, but they have ignored the mountains of evidence that sparked the special counsel’s investigation in the first place. Quite frankly, taking the real allegations at their face value, the scandal enveloped serious issues of national security — but the Trump team is sticking to their fierce political line anyway. The president went so far as to assert that the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) should have run the allegations about his team’s connections to Russia by him before alerting authorities about the apparent impending national security crisis!
No matter the Trump team’s lack of competence in their interactions with the Russians, Kremlin agents’ efforts to tilt the elections in his favor are an indisputable fact backed up by numerous indictments and reams of evidence — but the White House press secretary is still standing on the White House lawn and treating the issue like she was victorious in some struggle for playground dominance!
She’s incorrect to imply that “the rest of America” has “moved on” from the Russia scandal, although facts have never been her strong suit while on the job. According to a recent NPR poll, a full three-fourths of Americans want to see the full Mueller report made public. That even includes a majority of Republicans, 54 percent of whom want the document released according to the poll.
Within the days following Mueller submitting it to the Justice Department, Barr sent a short recap letter to Congress and his team began the process of reviewing the document for classified information and material covered by federal legislation protecting grand jury proceedings.
Democrats have proven increasingly wary of the process, and this Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee is set to approve a subpoena for possible future issuance demanding the full Mueller report, which Trump has lashed out against in similar fashion to Sanders, which is suspicious at best if they’ve got nothing to hide. Barr has said his team would be finished with their review process around mid-April.
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