Regardless of what you think about the democratic behavior that we’ve seen in the wake of the Mueller report’s release, there is one thing that all patriotic Americans can agree on: The full text of that document would go a long way in helming to keep us safe from Russian election interference in 2020.
The report itself, which found no evidence of coordinated conspiracy between the 2016 Trump campaign and the Russian government, and also did not charge the President with obstruction of justice, is 400+ pages of heavily redacted information that deals The Kremlins nefarious attempts to subvert our democracy. This is a threat like no other on the planet, and the absurdity of keeping this information from the public is offensive and un-American on its face.
The President himself has often touted Mueller himself as “honorable”, and has long been in favor of transparency in regard to the report. Even Attorney General Bill Barr, at one point, was in favor of as much transparency as possible – which is one of the reasons why his obviously dodgy testimony in front of Congress last week was such a disservice to the President.
Barr made Trump look bad, plain and simple, by playing political games in front of a co-equal branch of government…and Congress may make him pay the price this week with charges of contempt.
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has jumped into the fray himself today, attempting to put a kibosh on any further divulgence of information from within the Mueller report.
“Case closed,” McConnell, R-Ky., said on the Senate floor about Mueller’s key finding that nobody from President Donald Trump’s campaign conspired with Russians to influence the election.
McConnell compared Democratic complaints over the need to continue the 22-month investigation to the movie “Groundhog Day,” where the protagonist repeats the same day repetitively. He also called efforts for continued investigation “unhinged partisanship” that would keep the country divided.
“This investigation went on for two years,” McConnell said. “It’s finally over.”
This posturing is purely and undeniably political, and betrays the American people and their demands for transparency in the matter.
After all, these elections are for us, and we the taxpayers funded the Mueller report itself.
The President is not being charged with obstruction, conspiracy, or any other linguistic version of “collusion” you can muster. That is over and done with. The important thing now is curbing the Russian threat before 2020.
With McConnell choosing secrecy over transparency, Americans could be left wondering what exactly the Senator’s priorities are.
Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin is smiling at this continental chaos, having effectively thrown America into a state of politic upheaval by just trying to interfere in our election.
Say it with me, folks: Sunlight is the best disinfectant.
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