Trump Lashes Out At Mueller Probe Twice While Touting Sham House Intel Committee Report


President Donald Trump ramped up his attacks on Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his Russia probe on Friday while simultaneously touting the House Intelligence Committee’s report based on an incomplete investigation. He declared once again that his campaign did not collude with Russia.

Trump has been desperately trying to end the Mueller investigation for nearly a year now, and it looks like he may try to use the recently released House Intelligence report to justify any move he makes to kill it.

As you may recall, Republicans on the committee voted earlier this year to end the investigation early without interviewing all the witnessed or gathering all the evidence. And they even ignored the evidence they had, all so that they could clear Trump and his campaign.

The report resulted in Trump attacking Mueller on two separate occasions on Friday.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the committee, soon fired back in response.

Indeed, Schiff went on to blast Republicans Republicans for failing to investigate seriously and for acting more like a protection squad for Trump.

“Throughout the investigation, Committee Republicans chose not to seriously investigate — or even see, when in plain sight — evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, instead adopting the role of defense counsel for key investigation witnesses. In fact, we found evidence of collusion in the abundant secret meetings and communications between Trump campaign officials and associates such as Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, George Papadopoulos, Donald Trump Jr., Michael Flynn, Carter Page, and others, with emissaries and officials from, or linked to the Russian government.”

Schiff even provided many facts that Republicans have ignored on Twitter.

Trump’s latest outbursts prove that legislation is necessary to protect Mueller from being fired before he can finish his investigation. A bipartisan bill to do exactly that has already been passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), however, refuses to bring it up for a full vote despite Trump making it clear that he might go to great lengths to kill the probe.

And if that happens, Senate Republicans are likely to do nothing just like the Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee did by ending their own investigation prematurely.

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