by Sheri Urban | 24News
Democrats in Congress, faced with a damning, bi-partisan Senate report, and stunning statements from President Trump’s former lawyer, are starting to panic that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation will “reveal nothing.”
So now Democrats are actually lashing out at their once-savior Mueller, worried that his investigation is “too limited” and won’t satisfy their dreams of bringing down Trump.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) kicked off a torrent of criticism on Wednesday, according to the Washington Examiner, questioning whether “Mueller has adequately investigated President Trump’s financial dealings with a German bank,” and suggesting that Mueller’s investigation could be so “woefully incomplete” that the House has no choice but to resume investigating the president themselves.
That is shocking criticism against a Special Counsel they have portrayed as a hero for the past two years.
“If the special counsel hasn’t subpoenaed Deutsche Bank, he can’t be doing much of a money laundering investigation,” Schiff said. “So that’s what concerns me, that that red line has been enforced, whether by the deputy attorney general or by some other party at the Justice Department. But that leaves the country exposed. That is totally unacceptable to us.”
Schiff is referring to an alleged incident that occured late last year, reported in The New York Times. The Times reported that President Trump was ready to fire Mueller, until he was reassured that the Special Counsel had not, in fact, subpoenaed the Trump Corporation’s financial records from Deutche Bank.
The report was never substantiated and relied on anonymous sources within the Justice Department, but Schiff seems to believe the report is proof that Mueller caved to the president’s demands, rendering his entire investigation incomplete.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) is already doing the work Schiff feels Mueller failed to do, and has sent an inquiry about Trump’s finances to Deutche Bank.
Democrats were blindsided by a Tuesday report that Trump’s former attorney John Dowd said he didn’t even think Mueller would release a report at all!
“I don’t think there’ll be a report,” John Dowd told ABC News in a wide-ranging interview for the premiere episode of “The Investigation,” a new podcast focused on the probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller. “I will be shocked if anything regarding the president is made public, other than ‘We’re done.’” …
“I know exactly what [Mueller] has,” Dowd said. “I know exactly what every witness said, what every document said. I know exactly what he asked. And I know what the conclusion or the result is,” he said, describing the sweeping efforts by Trump’s legal team to assess the case by speaking to dozens of witnesses. Based on that knowledge, Dowd said, “there’s no basis. There’s no exposure. It’s been a terrible waste of time.”
And Democrats were horrified when the bi-partisan Senate Intelligence Committee told reporters including NBC News on Tuesday that after “two years and 200 interviews” they’re wrapping up their own investigation, having found no concrete evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to steal the 2016 presidential election.
The revelations have clearly caused the Democrats to dramatically shift position on Mueller. Just six months ago, the Democrats were spearheading efforts to shield Mueller from the president’s criticisms and protect Mueller if the president decided to fire the Special Counsel, even going so far as to promise Mueller would find a job with the Democratic House Intelligence committee if he were summarily booted from the Justice Department.
Now, unusure that Mueller will provide the outcome they’re looking for, Democrats are scrambling to replace him…but needless to say Americans do not trust Maxine Waters anywhere near as much as the longtime FBI Director Mueller.
The wheels are coming off the Democrat “Get Trump” clown car, folks.