Congressional democrats aren’t resting on their laurels, at least not when it comes to their continual push of the RussiaGate conspiracy theory.
For years now, the left has insisted that President Donald Trump is somehow a Russian double agent being blackmailed by The Kremlin, while simultaneously having been elected only due to Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election.
That sounds like quite the stretch…because it is. After a 22 month investigation into the accusations, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller did not recommend any charges against President Trump, nor did he find sufficient evidence of a widespread conspiracy to continue his work.
Yet, still, the liberal wing of Congress is pushing the idea forward, hoping to somehow undo the results of 2016’s contest.
Their latest gamble has now been heartily rebuked by a judge overseeing aspects of the investigatory effort.
D.C. federal judge on Wednesday shot down an attempt by House Judiciary Committee Democrats to link their subpoena for former White House counsel Don McGahn to a separate request for secret grand jury information from the Russia investigation after the Justice Department accused them of trying to “game the system.”
Normally cases are assigned to judges randomly, which the DOJ said is meant to keep parties from “attempting to game the system” by “shopping” for a judge they like. But in a Tuesday court filing, the department alleged the Democrat-controlled committee was trying to do exactly that by exploiting an exception that allows “related” cases to be heard by the same judge. In this case, the DOJ said the panel improperly sought to connect the McGahn case to the grand jury case simply because they’re both part of their investigation of President Trump.
“[A]t first blush, the House Judiciary Committee’s view that the related case rule applies is understandable,” D.C. District Court Chief Judge Beryl Howell wrote in her order rejecting the bid. “Nonetheless, closer examination demonstrates that these connections between the two cases are too superficial and attenuated for the instant McGahn Subpoena Case to qualify[.]”
This is just the latest defeat for the democrats, who have been repeatedly disappointed with the outcome of their attempts to tie President Trump to the Russian government.
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