Republican group will run ad on Fox and Friends urging Congress to use findings in Mueller report to go after Trump.

By |2019-05-30T08:33:19-08:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |11 Comments

Courtesy of Newsweek:

Republicans for the Rule of Law (RRL), a conservative group whose stated purpose is “defending the institutions of our republic,” will advertise on Fox & Friends next week to urge members of Congress to hold President Donald Trump accountable for the findings in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

Mueller, speaking publicly for the first time since beginning the Russian probe in 2017, reiterated on Wednesday during a press conference that he would have stated if the evidence collected during his 22-month-long investigation cleared Trump of any criminal wrongdoing, but he didn’t.

Chris Truax, a spokesperson and legal adviser for RRL, told Newsweek that Congress must properly investigate Mueller’s findings in order to address the “corruption of our Constitution from within.”

“Everybody — Republicans and Democrats but especially Republicans — need to step up and say, ‘Look, this is bigger than the politics of the day, this is about our democratic institutions.’ If we don’t defend them, that will have an impact on our country for decades to come,” he said. “President Trump still does not want to admit that this happened and that’s wrong, absurd and dangerous. Republicans need to stop enabling this behavior.”

GOP members should be “appalled at their casual disregard for the law, the Constitution and everything that makes America great,” Truax added. “Americans of all political affiliations should recoil at the plain fact that senior members of the administration put their own interests above the national security of the United States.”

I love that this is going to be shown during Fox and Friends which, besides Hannity, may be the most sycophantic show on television when it comes to Donald Trump. 

That is just the demographic that desperately needs to see this.

“Robert Mueller did his job, now it’s time for members of Congress to do theirs,” may be the simplest and most important message there is right now. 

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11 Comments

  1. Anoymous in Chicago May 31, 2019 at 5:48 am
  2. anonymous May 31, 2019 at 8:02 am

    ” Barr even raced to a TV studio while on vacation in Alaska to respond to Mueller’s comments, clearly intending to get in the final word.” ” Barr gave a rushed interview with CBS News in Alaska to respond to Mueller’s comments. He said he believed Mueller should have made a conclusion as to whether Trump committed crimes, even if he couldn’t be indicted. This is obviously disingenuous. Barr knows very well what conclusion Mueller reached. He is cynically relying on Mueller’s anachronistic sense of honor to keep this disagreement from exploding into a public brawl.

    Even more disturbing, Barr made a claim he’s made before that sounds very ominous for the future if other attorneys general adopt his view. He disagrees with Mueller that evidence gathered by the Department of Justice on a sitting president can be used by Congress for an impeachment proceeding, once again suggesting that the DOJ is not an independent institution. Specifically he said that “the Department of Justice doesn’t use our powers of investigating crimes as an adjunct to Congress.””

    despite all the evidence of criminal behavior documented in Volume II of his report — showed once again that Mueller and Barr have very different points of view about the obligations of a special counsel and the responsibilities of the Department of Justice. We now know for sure that Mueller does not agree with Barr’s decision to declare that Trump did not obstruct justice.”
    “Barr believes that a sitting president is above the law or, as Richard Nixon famously put it, “If the president does it, it’s not illegal.””

    https://www.salon.com/2019/05/31/mueller-bears-witness-his-dispute-with-barr-is-a-turning-point-on-the-road-to-impeachment/

    • No one likes a Thief May 31, 2019 at 3:11 pm

      He’s in Alaska trying to direct ‘traffic’. Not going to work. PR stunts are yawning.

  3. anonymous May 31, 2019 at 8:12 am

    “We are going to initiate and continue the ongoing Trump criminal investigations — Trump criminal, Trump criminal investigations,” Deutsch said. “Take the word impeachment away — it’s
    a losing word, it’s a 30-year-old word that does not help us. Change the discussion. Even Trump says it’s a disgusting word. It’s a disgusting word for Democrats.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/msnbcs-donny-deutsch-sets-off-firestorm-with-suggestion-to-rebrand-trump-impeachment/

  4. aNOn May 31, 2019 at 8:38 am

    https://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/mcconnell-blocks-bills-to-combat-election-interference-60531781794?fbclid=IwAR0bFjBSdD8EkHIetmf_izOgeM-ost7ZRo0_Q5GoaPzidT-x_mbyGKyrXlM

    Robert Mueller says “every American” should be worried about Russia’s ongoing efforts to undermine our democracy. But the top Republican in Congress refuses to do anything about ~IT~.

    • Money laundering May 31, 2019 at 3:09 pm

      What and lose their monies so long invested? What goes up must come down. This one will crash and burn. Globally.

  5. anon May 31, 2019 at 8:51 am

    http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/05/andrew-sullivan-this-is-what-a-real-conservative-looks-like.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=feed-part

    Robert Mueller. I think it’s worth reiterating how impeccably he has behaved in what has become an extremely tense constitutional moment.
    In fact, Volume II is proof of the president’s multiple attempts to rig, stymie, pressure, and prematurely end the investigation into Russian interference in our elections — including witness tampering, and alteration of documents. Mueller did not need to go into all this, but he restated why it matters:
    “When a subject of an investigation obstructs that investigation or lies to investigators, it strikes at the core of their government’s effort to find the truth and hold wrongdoers accountable.”

    ” I discovered someone deep in the congressional GOP who recognizes the profound danger of doing nothing, and may have the fortitude to live up to his constitutional duties. It was, in a word, thrilling. The simplest case against Trump is a deeply conservative one — as Amash, a founding member of the Tea Party and Freedom Caucus, understands. It’s about constitutional order, the restraint of Executive abuse, and resistance to tribalism.”

    Andrew Sullivan >This is the liberal conservatism I’ve long believed in. It’s one you can easily recognize in a man like David French. “

  6. OK May 31, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/05/trumps-company-isnt-tracking-all-the-money-it-gets-from-foreign-governments/527997/?fbclid=IwAR2X67Pl8dgcvyD5AT5hbrJ-LqkqIaXn3oVawDHuGB3ebPeX-jz4eG1ZlDI

    https://www.mediamatters.org/research/2019/05/30/five-lies-fox-news-figures-about-robert-mueller-s-press-conference/223834?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

    Oversight Committee, Representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland, who said the policy “raised grave concerns about the president’s refusal to comply with the Constitution.” In a letter replying to the company, Cummings said it would be easy for a government like Russia to funnel money to the Trump Organization through unofficial entities, such as RT, its state-run television station. “Those payments would not be tracked in any way and would be hidden from the American public,” the Democrat wrote.

  7. Anonymous May 31, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/31/politics/michael-flynn-john-dowd-voicemail/index.html

    ” If, on the other hand, we have, there’s information that. .. implicates the President, then we’ve got a national security issue, or maybe a national security issue, I don’t know … some issue, we got to-we got to deal with, not only for the President, but for the country. So … uh … you know, then-then, you know, we need some kind of heads up. Um, just for the sake of … protecting all our interests, if we can, without you having to give up any … confidential information.”

  8. anon May 31, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/bill-barr-walloped-by-legal-analysts-for-ignoring-judge-and-refusing-to-turn-over-flynns-russia-call-transcripts/

    “Now, we also expected to finally see the transcript of that phone call, at least one of the phone calls that’s at the heart of the entire matter. The phone call between Michael Flynn, when he’s the incoming national security advisor during the transition, and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak,” Hayes reported. “Flynn first got in trouble for lying to FBI agents about this very conversation. He pleaded guilty to lying about it. So everyone has wanted to know what the heck did they talk about.”

    “But — and here’s where things got really strange today — despite the judge’s direct order, we do not have that transcript. The government, the department of justice, is ignoring the judge, declining to release it, saying only the government further represents it is not relying on any of the recordings or any other person for purposes of establishing the defendant’s guilt or determining its sentence nor are there any other recordings that are part of the sentencing record,”

  9. Anonymous May 31, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Bout time.

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