President Trump and the Republican Party won massively this week by any political standard as they scored a series of victories on the border wall; the Mueller investigation failed to produce any new information or damaging information on Trump and the president continued his historic appointment of conservative judges.
The victories started after former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before the House Judiciary and House Intelligence Committees failed to produce any new or damaging information on Trump.
For months, since Mueller wrapped his 22-month investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian entities in the 2016 presidential election, Democratic lawmakers have been wanting Mueller— the man leading the investigation—to testify before Congress.
His testimony, they claimed, would be able to provide additional information on the investigation—information not included in the publically available 448-page final report—which could help to initiate impeachment proceedings on Trump.
But his testimony failed to do so.
Mueller’s testimony flopped in the face of these expectations and even produced more questions on the investigative team partisan composition—further helping Trump. Mueller’s testimony was supposed to be the thing to bring Trump down, but it did not even make a scratch.
With Mueller’s testimony out of the way, the Trump administration received a massive legal victory when, on Friday, the United States Supreme Court cleared the way for the administration to construct more than 100 miles of a new border wall.
From BizPac Review:
The court’s 5-4 decision was divided along ideological lines and means that construction can proceed on work that has been previously contracted along the border in California, Arizona, and New Mexico. The ruling allows $2.5 billion worth of previously identified funds in the Pentagon’s budget to be diverted to secure the border.
And, the Western Journal:
The lower courts framed Trump’s plan as an attempt to circumvent Congress’ control of the purse.
The administration, however, argued that expansion of the wall would help address the urgent issue of drug trafficking. The administration’s original plan was to shift that $2.5 billion in military funds to counter drug operations, which is provisionally allowed.
Trump reveled the decision while Democratic lawmakers shrieked at its implications.
“Wow! Big VICTORY on the Wall,” President Trump tweeted in response to the decision. “The United States Supreme Court overturns lower court injunction, allows Southern Border Wall to proceed. Big WIN for Border Security and the Rule of Law!”
Wow! Big VICTORY on the Wall. The United States Supreme Court overturns lower court injunction, allows Southern Border Wall to proceed. Big WIN for Border Security and the Rule of Law!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2019
“This evening’s Supreme Court ruling allowing @realDonaldTrump to steal military funds to spend on a wasteful, ineffective border wall rejected by Congress is deeply flawed,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi contended. “Our Founders designed a democracy governed by the people — not a monarchy.”
This evening’s Supreme Court ruling allowing @realDonaldTrump to steal military funds to spend on a wasteful, ineffective border wall rejected by Congress is deeply flawed. Our Founders designed a democracy governed by the people — not a monarchy.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) July 26, 2019
“This is a deeply regrettable and nonsensical decision and flies in the face of the will of Congress and the Congress’s exclusive power of the purse, which our founders established in the Constitution,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer added.
This is a deeply regrettable and nonsensical decision and flies in the face of the will of Congress and the Congress’s exclusive power of the purse, which our founders established in the Constitution.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) July 27, 2019
And, as Politico reports, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is looking to move quickly to confirm Trump’s latest batch of judicial appointments:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday set up votes on lifetime appointments for 19 judicial nominees next week, setting up a busy pre-recess work session on a top GOP priority.
McConnell’s move means likely confirmation of 19 District Court judges; the GOP leader had focused on higher-level Circuit Court judges for the first 30 months of Donald Trump’s presidency, filling all but four vacancies on the appeals courts.
According to the report, the Republican leader is looking to have these appointments confirmed to their posts before the Senate recesses for the month of August.
Tough week for Democrats:
The Supreme Court rules that the Wall can be built
President Trump confirmed a record number of conservative judges
Pelosi officially aligns herself with AOC & the Squad
And the Mueller Witch Hunt is officially dead after his testimony
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) July 27, 2019
Following this week’s string of successes, President Trump told a group of reporters at the White House that Democrats were being “laughed at all over the world.”
“You know the amazing thing about the Democrats, it was all fine, everything was great four or five years ago before I was president. And now they think we’re gonna win so they’re doing everything they can with the impeachment nonsense. We had no obstruction. We had no collusion,” Trump said via BizPac Review.
The president added: “These people are clowns. The Democrats are clowns. They’re being laughed at all over the world. And it’s a disgrace. And the world is laughing at them. And, unfortunately, it’s so bad for our country.”Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.