On Wednesday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi accused President Trump of covering up his actions in the Russia investigation.
Pelosi made these comments following the closed meeting of Democratic members of Congress.
She said, “We do believe that it is important to follow the facts, we believe that no one is above the law, including the president of the United States, and we believe the president of the United States is engaged in a cover-up.”
This is a tired talking point from the Democrats. The Mueller investigation was supposed to be concerned only with Russian interference in the 2016 election. Specifically — did Trump or anyone in his campaign collude with the Russians?
Mueller’s conclusion: No collusion.
That should have been game over; everyone should have just moved on with their lives. Congress should have moved on to more important things such as securing the border or fixing our fiscal mess.
But no, the Democrats can’t let it go. They are grasping onto any small sliver of hope they think they see. But they are delusional; it’s over.
Predictably, the Democrats focused on the “ten instances” of obstruction of justice the president supposedly engaged in.
I am not even sure how Mueller obtained this much authority to investigate obstruction charges; that is a question that no one seems to be asking. He was supposed to be investigating Russia/Trump collusion.
That is a topic for another day.
No, This Is Not a “Cover-up.”
If Donald Trump tried to cover up the Russia investigation, he did a poor job. He isn’t good at it.
A man who allowed his top lawyer, Don Mcgahn, to interview for 30 hours with the special counsel is not doing a good job at covering up.
A man who releases millions of documents to investigators looking into his actions is not good at covering up.
A man who doesn’t exert executive privilege when he has every right to do so isn’t good at covering up.
A man who allows his attorney general to release the entire Mueller report to the public is not good at covering up.
You get the point.
He didn’t cover up anything.
The Democrats like to point to the fact that Trump tried to have McGhan and others shut down the investigation as proof that he obstructed justice.
To that I say: Trump is president of the United States. He could have picked up the phone and done it himself, but he didn’t.
The comparisons to Watergate are ignorant as well.
Richard Nixon was aware that a crime had occurred and deliberately sought to stifle the investigation using his power as president.
In this case, there was no crime for Trump to cover up. We know this because Trump’s attorney general released the report that confirms that there was no crime to the public.
You can Google the Mueller report on your phone or computer and see it for yourself.
The Democrats were pinning their hopes of ousting Trump on Mueller. They were disappointed by his conclusions, so they are throwing mud at the wall, hoping something will stick.
However, Trump is Teflon, and nothing will stick to him.