After watching Monday’s Congressional hearings with FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers, this is what I learned from the Democrats on the Committee and in the media:
1. The lack of any evidence known by the FBI that Barack Obama personally ordered the electronic surveillance of the Trump campaign is proof that it never happened, so Trump should retract this spurious accusation and abjectly apologize to Obama for slandering a US President.
2. The lack of any evidence known by the FBI that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to affect the outcome of the 2016 election or any evidence found by the NSA that Russia altered any vote totals is proof that we need to keep expanding the investigations until we find such evidence.
3. James Comey’s FBI investigating the Trump campaign is reason enough to declare Trump unfit to serve because where there’s smoke, there’s fire. However, James Comey’s FBI investigating Hillary Clinton for leaking classified documents to America’s enemies was a politically-motivated witch hunt.
The Democrats seem so desperate to blame their loss on anything other than voters rejecting their bad candidate and failed policies that they have transformed from apologists for Russia into the kind of 1950’s-style cartoon McCarthyite paranoids that Hollywood likes to make movies about. Mark Steyn probably had the best line. He said he expects the Democrats will next demand that we rebuild the Berlin Wall and make Russia pay for it.
Meanwhile, Democrats who hoped to turn the hearing into one of their typical public-character-assassinations-by-innuendo ran into a form of pushback they’ve never had to face before: the President of the United States live-tweeted his rebuttal in real time. Pass the popcorn!
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