For more than two years, Democrats have claimed that something must have gone wrong in 2016 for Donald Trump to have been elected over Democrat Hillary Clinton. The country got it wrong, they claimed, or a foreign power interfered to change the election’s outcome.
There is a long list of Democrat allegations for what may have caused their loss and Trump’s historic victory in 2016, but few, if any, are personal reflections for what they did wrong.
Shortly after the election, Democrat lawmakers sought the U.S. intelligence community’s help in imploring whether or not Russia compromised the integrity of the election by changing voter tallies.
While several hacking attempts were made, intelligence officials from the FBI and CIA found, none of them changed even a single vote.
Democrats then sought to use the efforts of the Department of Justice to look into President Trump’s campaign and alleged campaign officials colluded with Russian entities.
Democrats came up with nothing… again.
After a two year investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, not one American was charged with collusion.
Now, Democrats want Attorney General William Barr to testify before Congress (as he did on Wednesday May 1). They want him to continue to testify and invitational calls have been made to have Mueller testify before some congressional committees.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsay Graham was asked by a group of reporters whether he would be open to hearing Mueller testify about his recently released 448-page final report.
Enough is enough, Graham said. Check it out:
“I’m not going to do anymore. Enough already. It’s over,” Graham answered.
As ABC News reports, Republican Senator and Senate Judiciary Committee member Ted Cruz said during the hearing that investigations and hearings like the one they were having had been “going on and on and on about” for two and a half years.”
“I want people to understand just how revealing it is. If this is their whole argument, they ain’t got nothing,” he added, before commending Barr’s “remarkable transparency” in handling the investigation and final report.
During the committee hearing, Barr quipped back at a number of Democratic senator’s who questioned his integrity or told him that he should resign.
“How did we get to the point here where the evidence is now that the president was falsely accused of colluding with the Russians and accused of being treasonous and accused of being a Russian agent,” Barr asked, “and the evidence is now that was without a basis, and two years of his administration have been dominated by the allegations that have now been proven false?”
“And, you know, to listen to some of the rhetoric, you would think that the Mueller report had found the opposite,” he added.
Later in the hearing, Barr said: “I’m not in the business of determining when lies are told to the American people. I’m in the business of determining whether a crime has been committed.”
“The job of the Justice Department is now over, that determines whether or not there’s a crime. The report is now in the hands of the American people. Everyone can decide for themselves, there’s an election in 18 months, that’s a very democratic process. We have to stop using the Justice Department as a political weapon,” he concluded.Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.