Senate defies Trump on call to investigate Hillary Clinton
(Smell a dead rat here – what are they hiding. We don’t want the truth in 25 years.)
Tribune Washington Bureau
By Lesley Clark and Matthew Schofield
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s relentless calls for more investigations into Hillary Clinton, her emails and the Democratic National Committee are largely being ignored in Congress, where Republicans spent years and millions of dollars on Clinton probes that turned up nothing.
(This is not true, the reason nothing turned up because Comey/Lynch were paid off. A good example when the FBI interviewed Hillary she was not sworn in nor was anything recorded when it happened. Just what does the Clinton’s have on these senators and congressman – look at the way they never would go against Obama. Something smells to high heaven and she needs to be investigated. Just because she lost doesn’t mean she is not guilty as sin.)
(Were the congressmen and the senators complicit in their dealings with Obama/Clinton? Why is this not being investigated by Sessions – cause they are protecting each other.)
And Senate Republicans say Trump is wrong in prodding his attorney general via Twitter to revive an inquiry into the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee who lost the election to Trump.
“It harkens back to the notion of a banana republic,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said of what he called Trump’s “inappropriate” calls for investigations into Clinton. “It’s what dictators do, they look to punish their enemies.”
(No, Graham doesn’t want an investigation because he/McCain/Obama were part of dealing with terrorists and he is afraid he will be part of the investigation.)
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a Senate Intelligence Committee member, noted that Clinton’s missing emails as secretary of state were investigated by the FBI. As a result, he said, there appears to be no need to reopen the case.
(That has been the problem during Obama’s time in office – it was run like a banana republic with the likes of McCain and Graham colludimg with terrorists. We have to follow up on the corruption of the last eight years and that means re-investigating the Clinton email scandal – she broke the damn la w – because of Comey/Lynch – this has to be brought out into the open. If not, our country will continue the corruption that the Senators and Congressmen have going.)
“As for me, I prefer to look to the future, not the past,” Rubio said of Trump’s tweets agitating for Clinton investigations. “It’s time to move on.”
(We can’t move on because you will continue dragging the manure on the bottom of all of your feet.)
Congressional investigators are not completely dismissing allegations about the Democrats. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, raised questions Wednesday about Democrats and Republicans in a hearing on foreign meddling in U.S. elections.
Grassley said he has asked the Department of Justice about Democratic National Committee officials allegedly working with Ukraine’s government to “undermine” Trump’s presidential campaign.
“The law needs to be enforced consistently and evenhandedly,” Grassley said. “Otherwise, it won’t be taken seriously.”
Trump’s complaints already have been investigated.
Clinton’s use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013 was investigated for months by the FBI.
That investigation appeared to end last summer when former FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump fired in May, called Clinton’s handling of her email careless, but said “no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.” Comey then wrote a letter to Congress on Oct. 28, days before the November election, that the case had been reopened, followed quickly by an announcement that the case was, again, considered closed.
(Grassley just doesn’t understand, Comey/Lynch were paid off to let her off the hook.)
Trump has needled Attorney General Jeff Sessions repeatedly, accusing him of being “weak” by not investigating Clinton. Democrats have suggested Trump is trying to humiliate Sessions to the point of resignation, a move that would ease the way for Trump to get rid of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign.
(Sessions was hired to do a job – to help the President with the russian problem – what did he do – recused himself. Session is not doing his job.)
Trump’s pique with Sessions, one of his earliest and staunchest supporters, stems from the attorney general’s decision in March to recuse himself from the Russia investigation after revelations he had met during the campaign with the Russian ambassador.
It’s questionable as to whether Sessions would be able to order an investigation into Clinton even if he were inclined to do so: In his letter of recusal, Sessions noted he was sidelining himself from “any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for president of the United States.”
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., repeated his circumspect stance, a position he’s had all year, saying Wednesday that his committee is “investigating anything out of either campaign that could be collusion.”
But there is little indication to believe that Clinton’s campaign is a focus. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who said he understood Trump’s frustration and criticized Democrats for “going after (Trump) on everything, while Clinton actually did something,” suggested it was time for Trump to stop berating Sessions for not launching an investigation into his vanquished opponent.
“I don’t believe he should do that, and I don’t believe he should say that,” Hatch said of Trump’s repeated requests.
Democrats said the concept of a president browbeating his attorney general to take action against a political rival is entirely misguided.
“I didn’t support him for the job, but Sessions is doing his job,” said Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. “It’s one more example of this president’s disrespect for the rule of law.”
Time to clean the manure in the barn.