What is going on? Trump and Putin are attacking the U.S.A. at the same time, and our Protectors are being eliminated. Now, there was no investigation of collusion. What!!
Who stopped that? Try the dudes that control THE BASE and get their voters to vote the way they want. That would be THE CHRISTIAN COALITION – who despise the Democrats! The CC is on the ropes because their candidates are losing. They always invoke “God” and “Taxes”. Who delivered Holy Voters to cut taxes for the very rich? This is a RACKET! Votes are money!
Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) said Sunday the House Intelligence Committee was not tasked with investigating collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, despite the committee issuing a report last week stating it found no evidence of collusion in the 2016 election.
“Our committee was not charged with answering the collusion idea,” Conaway said on “Meet The Press.”
“So we really weren’t focused on that direction.”
Conaway led the committee’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election after the committee’s chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes, (R-Calif.) recused himself.
Last week, Conaway announced the end of the committee’s probe, and laid out a number of conclusions reached by GOP members in their initial report. Among those conclusions was the assertion that there is no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The report drew strong criticism from committee Democrats, who said the committee came to no such conclusion.
Conaway on Sunday acknowledged the committee did not interview former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos and other key figures, because he didn’t want to overlap with special counsel Robert Mueller’s criminal investigation.
“We’re trying to stay away from the Mueller investigation and not confuse that or hurt it one way or the other,” he said.
When asked if he regrets that the committee attempted to draw a conclusion on whether the Russians colluded with the Trump campaign, Conaway denied that the committee drew a conclusion at all.
“What we said is we found no evidence of it,” he said. “That’s a different statement. We found no evidence of collusion.”
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) is calling for an investigation into special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing Russia probe.
“There needs to be an investigation of the investigation,” Huckabee said Sunday on Fox News.
He said that if the investigation into the president and his former campaign aides stemmed from the allegations detailed in the unverified “Steele dossier,” then that is “entrapment.”
“Was in fact this whole thing based on a phony dossier that was financed by the Hillary Clinton campaign and then the [Democratic National Committee]? If that’s the case, if something that was totally manufactured was then presented to federal investigators, to the FBI and said, ‘You need to investigate Donald Trump and his campaign.’ “
“And they use that as a way to go after, electronically surveil members of the campaign including President Donald Trump and/or his staff, and that’s how they got all this stuff? That’s entrapment,” he said.
His remarks come a day after it was reported that Mueller removed Peter Strzok, a veteran FBI agent, from his team over the summer after an investigation revealed that he shared negative feelings about Trump over text messages.
Huckabee, a vocal supporter of the president, also questioned the credibility of the other investigators working on Mueller’s team because of their ties to the Democratic Party.
“A whole bunch of the investigators … are Hillary Clinton donors or supporters,” he said, adding that Mueller is a “close pal” of ousted FBI Director James Comey.
Trump has also publicly attacked Mueller’s integrity and investigation, which appears to be picking up steam.
Mueller on Friday brought charges against Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators about his contacts with top Kremlin officials.
Mueller and his team are broadly investigated Russian interference in the 2016 election, including whether Trump campaign aides’s colluded with the Russians.
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When you’re attacking FBI agents because you’re under criminal investigation, you’re losing