“Up to speed on everything I have up to this morning. No evidence of collusion.”- House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, Fox News Sunday, March 19, 2017
Thehill.com reports that
The White House on Monday asserted there is “no evidence” that President Trump’s associates colluded with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election after FBI Director James Comey confirmed a bureau investigation.
“Nothing has changed,” a White House official wrote in an email. “Senior Obama intelligence officials have gone on record to confirm there is NO EVIDENCE of Trump-Russia collusion and there is NO EVIDENCE of a Trump-Russia scandal.”
Comey’s explosive revelation earlier Monday morning ended months of speculation about whether the federal government is probing Trump’s campaign and challenged the president’s repeated efforts to downplay his team’s alleged involvement with Moscow.
But the White House is pointing to statements made by former acting CIA chief Michael Morrell and James Clapper, former President Obama’s top intelligence official, that they have seen no evidence of collusion between Trump associates and Russians.Ahead of the House intelligence panel hearing where Comey confirmed the probe, Trump tweeted the Russia story is “is FAKE NEWS and everyone knows it!”
“The Democrats made up and pushed the Russian story as an excuse for running a terrible campaign. Big advantage in Electoral College & lost!” he added.
Comey’s description of the situation, however, is at odds with Trump’s.
He said the Justice Department authorized him to publicly acknowledge the probe’s existence.
“I can promise you we will follow the facts wherever they lead,” Comey said.
The FBI director repeatedly declined to provide more details about the investigation, including which Trump officials are being targeted.
The inquiry, which he said began last July, will determine whether any crimes were committed.
During his nationally-syndicated radio program yesterday, the Godfather of Conservative Talk Radio, Rush Limbaugh, made the following salient point…
Now, we come to today, where Comey says there is an ongoing investigation of collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign, or an investigation of the Russians’ effort to undermine our election or what have you.So just what are they investigating? If Trump was not and is not being surveilled — and, by the way, everybody is making tracks as fast as they can. Today in these hearings, everybody couldn’t wait to get to a microphone to say, in their own words, that there is no evidence whatsoever that Donald Trump had been wiretapped. “None! It’s silly. It’s absurd.” Comey said no evidence. Admiral Rogers at the NSA said no evidence. Every member of the House intelligence committee: No evidence. Both parties: No evidence.
People can’t wait to humiliate Trump, embarrass Trump and say, “Nope, he was not being surveilled.” Well, how can that be? If there is an investigation, how can Trump not be part of it? What are they looking at, then? Is it Manafort? Is it Roger Stone, Carter Page, these former Trump campaign people that worked for him for a couple of weeks back last summer? And Comey says (paraphrased), “Well, I can’t give you the details. I cannot discuss ongoing details of an investigation. I can only admit that this is taking place because the Department of Justice has authorized me to break department policy this one time.
“Because it is so crucial and it’s so important that this is one of those times that the Trump administration, the Department of Justice, has authorized me to tell you that there is an ongoing investigation of the Russians and Trump campaign or the Russians and interfering in American elections.” My point here is, folks, I think that so much of this is literally about nothing. The FBI, anybody can have an investigation open and nobody ask a single question for months.
But there have been all of these contradictory statements, like “Obama Rushed to Preserve “Intelligence of Russian Election Hack.” What intelligence? How did they get it? If Obama was hurrying here to preserve intelligence of the Russians hacking the election, what intelligence? That means they’ve got some evidence. It would imply — or we would infer — they have some evidence here. And yet nobody has any, no matter where you go.
In every one of these media stories the last three months of last year up to the present, in every one of these stories with all of this damning information from these nameless intelligence people, buried in every single story in either the Times or the Washington Post is a small, little paragraph reminding everybody that despite everything in this report, investigators have still found no evidence of any collusion. It’s just been a bunch of supposition that has been reported and designed to look like mountains of evidence have been produced and is being cataloged and is being prepared for dissemination, when there isn’t any.
How is it that every aspect of this investigation has leaked except for the real evidence? With as much leaking as has gone on here, if there were evidence, that Trump and Putin or Trump and the Russian ambassador, Trump and anybody in Russia had actually colluded, don’t you think that would have leaked as well? Because everything else has.
And you know as well as I do that if any of these actors on the Democrat side, if they had even a morsel of evidence to support what all of this is supposedly about, collusion between the Russians and somebody to hack the election, don’t you think that would have leaked, because everything else has. And yet it hasn’t. So there is an investigation, but then there wasn’t, and now today there is again.
Conservative Pundit Pat Buchanan has a column out asking if “Russiagate” is, in fact, backfiring on the Democrats.
I believe that it is.
Here are a few of my world-famous bullet points to back up that belief. (Hey, I’m a Former VP of Marketing. I was born to bullet point.
- Do the Democrats actually expect average Americans to believe that the 63 million of us who voted for Donald J., Trump were somehow made to do so by the Russians?
- Trump carried 31 out of 50 states. Those weren’t Russians out there voting in America’s Heartland.
- Average Americans, disgusted with the bias of the Main Stream Media, used the Social Media to spread the truth about the Democrats and their Presidential Candidate. I didn’t see any Russians showing their cat videos or influencing Americans as to how to vote on Facebook.
- It wasn’t a Russian who called us all “Deplorables”. It was the “The Queen of Mean”, Hillary Clinton herself.
And, my final bullet point…
- Average Americans, from the Rust Belt to the Bible Belt, were familiar with Mrs. Clinton. They knew who she was and what she was. They knew that she would walk 20 miles across the scorching desert sand to tell a lie rather than step across on of Obama’s infamous Red Lines and tell the truth. Hillary has no one to blame but herself for losing the Presidency to Donald J. Trump.
FBI Director Comey, with all due respect, if you are looking for someone to blame the loss of Hillary Clinton to Donald J. Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election on, I can save you a lot of our money and your organization’s time.
The Russians did not cost Hillary the election.
I did…along with 63 million other average Americans exercising our Constitutional Right to determine the future of our Sovereign Nation.
And, I am proud to have been able to stand with them to do the right thing in order to
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.
Until He Comes,