Looking back on the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation, it is remarkable to see its similarities with the other story that has dominated our national conversation for the last two years: the investigation into alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign in the 2016 election.
The narrative arcs of the Kavanaugh confirmation and the Russia collusion investigation are stunningly similar.
1. Democrats experience a catastrophic political setback.
2. Democrats’ reaction builds to a hysterical crescendo.
3. Democrats demand and receive investigations into alleged Republican malfeasance.
4. The investigations produce no evidence to support Democrats’ allegations.
5. Continued investigations reveal Democratic skullduggery and abuse of process.
Democrats have complained since Donald Trump was elected that Republicans demonstrate no respect for facts and the truth. In fact, Congressional Republicans’ search for the truth of the Russia collusion and Kavanaugh confirmation allegations has in many ways been their finest hour.
Rather than succumb to Democrats’ hysteria, congressional Republicans investigating these matters calmly and doggedly pursued the truth. As a result, they uncovered facts providing Americans dramatic insight into extremely troubling behavior of the Justice Department, the intelligence community, and the Democratic Party in the 2016 election, and of elected senators in the Kavanaugh confirmation process.
Congressional Republicans weren’t cowed by the Democrats and their allies in the media in exercising their oversight duties. Republicans haven’t allowed Democrats to limit investigations only to the things Democrats want investigated. When Democrats complained, Congressional Republicans didn’t back down. Republicans instead went wherever investigative leads took them. And oh, where these leads have taken them.
Democrats demanded an investigation into Russia collusion. Republican Rep. Devin Nunes instead launched a comprehensive investigation into the entirety of the Russia allegations.
Thanks to Nunes, we know about the Christopher Steele dossier. We know that Democrats paid for the Steele dossier through their law firm, Perkins Coie. We know about Fusion GPS and its close relationships with Democrats in the Justice Department. We know about Bruce and Nellie Ohr. About Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. And we are starting to learn about back-channel communications between FBI general counsel James Baker and the Democrats’ attorneys at Perkins Coie.
Most critically for American justice, we know about the Obama Administration’s potentially serious abuse of the FISA process. We’ve learned the FISA court may have issued wiretap authorizations solely based on the Steele dossier. We’ve learned the FISA court did not know the Steele dossier was opposition research paid for by the Democrats.
It’s almost amusing to watch Democrats, who demanded transparency throughout the Russia investigation, suddenly start yelping about “protecting sources and methods” and Republican attacks on the hallowed DOJ and FBI as soon as Republicans got closer to the truth about what was going on behind the scenes during the 2016 election.
Why dont you want to everyone to know the Russian connection how this whole investigation began, was it just Trump or did they spy on every opposition candidate til Trump won the Primary then crossfire hurricane had to get serious.
The records might be in the NSA computer as records of searches before the head of that dept shut down for suspicious unauthorized access, forcing them to get the FISA so they could continue the spying operation.
Declassify, show the woods procedure how they verified the dossier and all the evidence they gathered to obtain the warrant.
Apparently, if you don’t know what schemes are ongoing and what to investigate, you only have to wait for the Democrats to point their finger. What they accuse seems to always be what THEY are involved in.
The only way you vote for Democrat candidates is if you LIKE this sneaky, slimy way of doing business.
Hey kids what does Swiftboat mean? This Podesta email is dated 2/26/16 just before the Trump won the Primary
Someone look up that word for me?
Well funded call OFA to cut a check to some crooked lawyers. Soros could kick in a penny or two Hill can spare some of those speaking fees from our freinds in Russia.
@kitt: No doubt this Swift Boat crew was women volunteering to lie about sexual assault.