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Nadler Announces House Committee Investigation Underway After Mueller Report Shows No Collusion

Reported By Jack Davis | Published March 25, 2019 at 7:38pm

House Democrats are not letting the conclusions of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report impede them from further investigations of President Donald Trump. “We’re going to move forward with our investigations of obstruction of justice, abuses of power, corruption, to defend the rule of law, which is our job,” House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, said Sunday, according to Bloomberg.

Nadler insisted his wide-ranging probe, which he has already begun, is not a rehash of the Mueller report.

“It’s a broader mandate than the special prosecutor had,” he said.

Mueller was initially charged with investigating allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in 2016. As noted by Attorney General William Barr in a note to Congress, those allegations have been proven false.

“The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 US Presidential Election,” Barr said in a letter to Congress.

But Nadler is now digging into the gray area in the Mueller report — whether Trump obstructed justice.

Barr’s letter said the report “leaves unresolved what the Special Counsel views as ‘difficult issues’ of law and fact concerning whether the President’s actions and intent could be viewed as obstruction. The Special Counsel states that ‘while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.’”

Nadler said that he wants to put Barr in the hot seat to determine how Barr decided not to pursue an obstruction case against Trump.

“Attorney General Barr, who auditioned for his role with a memo saying that it was almost impossible for any president to commit obstruction, made a decision in under 48 hours,” Nadler said Sunday, according to CBS.

He referenced a 2018 memo Barr wrote that said “Mueller’s obstruction theory is fatally misconceived” and based “on a novel and insupportable reading of the law.”

Mueller said Barr needs to better explain himself.

“Given what Barr found on obstruction of justice, I think all of us should be very concerned about the even-handedness,” Nadler said Monday. “The American public needs to know how exactly did he conclude there is no obstruction of justice.”

Nadler issued a statement co-authored with fellow Democrats House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff of California and House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings of Maryland that gave Barr a zinger for not charging Trump.

“It is unacceptable that, after Special Counsel Mueller spent 22 months meticulously uncovering this evidence, Attorney General Barr made a decision not to charge the President in under 48 hours. The Attorney General did so without even interviewing the President. His unsolicited, open memorandum to the Department of Justice, suggesting that the obstruction investigation was ‘fatally misconceived,’ calls into question his objectivity on this point in particular,”the statement said.

The three Democrats maligned Barr’s impartiality.

“The only information the Congress and the American people have received regarding this investigation is the Attorney General’s own work product,” the chairmen said.

“The Special Counsel’s Report should be allowed to speak for itself, and Congress must have the opportunity to evaluate the underlying evidence,” the statement said.

It is unclear yet whether the full Mueller report will ever be released. Both Trump and his Democratic critics, however, have said it should be released in full.



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Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.

Democrat Platform Now Includes This Provision for “Climate Deniers”

waving flagBy Philip Hodges June 28, 2016

Settled-Science-600-LAThe Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) platform drafting committee – chaired by Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Maryland Representative Elijah Cummings – have added into their Party’s platform a provision to have the Department of Justice prosecute “climate deniers” in the energy industry for fraud and for misleading their consumers.

The new provision that deals with climate deniers was adopted by unanimous consent under the heading “Climate Change and Clean Energy”:

Moving beyond the “all of the above” energy approach in Solid-Foundation-600-wLogothe 2012 platform, the 2016 platform draft re-frames the urgency of climate change as a central challenge of our time, already impacting American communities and calling for generating 50 percent clean electricity within the next ten years. The Committee unanimously adopted a joint proposal from Sanders and Clinton representatives to commit to making America run entirely on clean energy by mid-century, and supporting the ambitious goals put forward by President Obama and the Paris climate agreement.  Another joint proposal calling on the Department of Justice to investigate alleged corporate fraud on the part of fossil fuel companies who have reportedly misled shareholders and the public on the scientific reality of climate change was also adopted by unanimous consent.Leftist Propagandist

Interestingly, those in the so-called “green” energy industry have misled their investors and consumers on the “scientific reality of climate change.” “Clean” energy corporations have as much a vested interest in blowing global warming way out of proportion as the fossil fuel industry allegedly has in downplaying it.

Why is it that it’s okay to lie about global warming as long as what’s being predicted is a widely exaggerated apocalyptic scenario, the only cure for which is to bankrupt the fossil fuel industry and for everyone to become “green” energy consumers by law?Baal Worship

Never mind the fact that none of their dire prophecies have come true, and that their models and figures are skewed to yield a desired result. It’s all a propaganda contest to get as many people to fall for the manmade climate change/global warming myth in order for the green industry to “legally” bankrupt their competitors and hopefully jail them for “fraud.”

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Dem on Secret Service director: ‘I think this lady has to go’


By Mario Trujillo / October 01, 2014, 08:13 am

Throw-under-the-busRep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Wednesday suggested Secret Service Director Julia Pierson should resign, saying President Obama is not well served under her leadership.

The ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee said it was “very difficult for me to sleep last night” after the director’s testimony before the committee on Tuesday

Cummings said he came away from the meeting “extremely disappointed.”

“I’ve come to the conclusion that my confidence and my trust in this director, Ms. Pierson, has eroded. And I do not feel comfortable with her in that position,” he said on MSNBC.

That is a swing from just a day earlier, when he told reporters the “jury’s still out” on her tenure.

His comments were even more blunt during a radio interview with Roland Martin on Wednesday.

“I think this lady has to go,” Cummings reportedly said, referring to Pierson.

Cummings isn’t the only lawmaker calling for Pierson to resign or be fired.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) also said she should go in an interview with Fox on Tuesday night.

“I think it’s time that she be fired by the president of the United States or that she resign,” he said.

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), a member of the Oversight Committee also called on Pierson to resign.

“I do not have confidence, especially given her answers of yesterday and the revelations of Atlanta, and then this continuing series of events, that it is probably best that she does step down,” Collins said on MSNBC on Wednesday.

He also criticized Pierson over a press release she admitted approving that failed to disclose how far the intruder made it into the White House.

“I was appalled by her answer to that question,” he said. “How could the director of the Secret Service approve a statement that was a lie?”

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) said on MSNBC Tuesday that he is not ready to call for Pierson’s resignation, but called the Atlanta elevator incident “jaw-dropping.”

“I want to give her an opportunity to complete her review and to provide, I hope, cogent recommendations for reform and corrective action,” he said. “But I have to say, it is an open question at the moment whether frankly she can continue in that job with any kind of competence.”

Pierson received a grilling on Capitol Hill over the security breach Sept. 19, when an intruder jumped the fence and made his way into the White House before being apprehended by agents.

New details emerged Monday about that incident. Cummings said those details have led to an erosion of public confidence in the director.

“No matter how wonderful Ms. Pierson may be, the public’s confidence is eroding,” he said on MSNBC. “There used to be a time where, if you thought about the Secret Service, you not dare do anything that might even make them think about you harming the president.” 

Other news emerged after the hearing, including reports that an armed security contractor with a criminal record was allowed on an elevator with Obama during a Sept. 16 trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Cummings said it seems the public is learning new stories about the Secret Service every week.

Cummings had expressed concern during the hearing that agents felt more comfortable talking to members of Congress rather than to their superiors.

“That has got to change,” he said at the time.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have called for an independent investigation into the events surrounding the incident. Cummings and committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) are expected to ask the Department of Homeland Security to investigate.

UPDATE: 10:55 a.m.:

Cummings tweeted Wednesday morning that he has not decided about Pierson, but he is “not comfortable” with Obama’s safety. tweet

In a later interview with NPR, the congressman said he has not made a final decision on whether the director should resign. He is expected to talk with Pierson by phone later in the day.

This story was last updated at 12:37 p.m.




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