House Undemocratic Dems Reopen Russiagate Probe
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman)
The politicized Russiagate witch hunt probe that won't die is one of the greatest hoaxes in modern times - establishment media going along with the deception, failing to expose and denounce it.
It was cooked up by Obama's Russophobic CIA director John Brennan. DNC/John Podesta emails were leaked, not hacked – an indisputable fact.
The source had nothing to do with Russia. WikiLeaks published material provided by a Dem insider. No Kremlin connection exists. It was invented to maintain and escalate US hostility toward the Russian Federation - for its sovereign independence, advocacy for world peace, opposition to Washington's imperial agenda, and having foiled its aim to transform Syria into another US vassal state.
It's also about Sino/Russian unity - representing the only obstacle to Washington's aim for unchallenged global dominance, both countries targeted for regime change, why the threat of nuclear war is real.
Months of House and Senate Russiagate probes begun in January 2017, along with special counsel Mueller's investigation since May 2017 found no evidence of Russian collusion with Trump to help him triumph over Hillary.
Not a shred of evidence suggests Russian meddling in America's electoral process or any others. If any existed, it would have been revealed long ago.
What doesn't exist can't be revealed. Sham probes were and continue to be exercises of mass deception. See below. Mueller never should have been appointed special counsel in the first place.
His investigation lacks legitimacy. His conflicts of interest alone should have disqualified him. He's close to pro-Hillary/anti-Trump sacked FBI director Comey.
He sought reappointment as agency head, serving in the post for 10 years under Bush/Cheney and Obama. Reportedly he interviewed for the job the day before being appointed special counsel.
Indictments of Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, Michael Cohen, Roger Stone, and others have nothing to do with Mueller's mandate, nothing connected to the phony allegation of possible Trump team/Russia collusion - no reason to continue a probe that never should have been initiated.
Mueller's investigation going nowhere continues anyway, and it gets worse. House undemocratic Dems reopened the Russiagate probe despite House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes saying the following last July:
"After more than a year, the committee has finished its Russia investigation and will now work on completing our report. We're dealing in facts, and we found no evidence of collusion" - no illegal or improper behavior.
At the time, House Intelligence Committee head of its probe into alleged Russian US election meddling Michael Conaway said his panel "found no evidence (of Kremlin) collusion, coordination or conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians."
On Wednesday, Dem House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff said he's reopening the Russiagate probe, adding he's sending Mueller dozens of interview transcripts, including committee talks with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, former communications director Hope Hicks, former bodyguard Keith Schiller, and dozens of others.
He was grandstanding, failing to explain Mueller has had access to these transcripts all along, his team likely having combed through them thoroughly for anything of use in his probe months earlier - finding nothing connecting Trump's team to Russia, nothing illegal or improper, nothing suggesting possible perjury in congressional testimonies.
There's plenty to criticize Trump about. Yet once in a while he's right. In response to Schiff, he called him "a political hack who's trying to build a name for himself." He and other Dems want Trump delegitimized for the wrong reasons.
He intends expanding the House probe to include Trump's financial interests, including "whether any foreign actor has sought to compromise or holds leverage, financial or otherwise, over Donald Trump, his family, his business or his associates," he said, adding:
"That pertains to any credible allegations of leverage by the Russians or the Saudis or anyone else."
Last month, CBS News and Roll Call reported that Schiff intends hiring half a dozen or more full-time staffers to probe (nonexistent improper or illegal) Trump's ties to Russia - despite House and Senate committees, as well as Mueller, finding none.
The politicized witch hunt is likely to continue throughout the term of the 116th Congress - perhaps only to conclude if a Dem candidate triumphs over Trump in 2020.
What's going on is more evidence of a hugely corrupted political process too debauched to fix, serving dark forces exclusively at the expense of ordinary people everywhere.
The US is a totalitarian plutocracy, its criminal class bipartisan, at war on humanity at home and abroad - a fantasy democracy, not the real thing.
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