Republicans Go On Offensive Against Mueller; Call For 'Special Counsel' To Investigate AG Lynch

Last night, after Trump launched yet another furious tweetstorm intended to expose the double standard applied in the Hillary investigation compared to the Russia probe, we noted that Republicans might be well served to stop sitting around twiddling their thumbs and actually go on the offensive against an investigation that has obviously morphed into mass hysteria courtesy of free-flowing leaks from a conflicted "intelligence community" intent upon bringing down a presidency.  Here's what we said:

Of course, until someone within the Trump administration or Republican Party smartens up and calls for the appointment of a 'Special Counsel' to look into Hillary's email scandal, something that should have been done long ago, and not for retaliatory reasons but simply due to Comey's and AG Lynch's blatant mishandling of the investigation (a point which Deputy AG Rosenstein obviously agreed with), the Democrats have no reason to calm their mass hysteria.  Then, and only then, do we suspect that Hillary might just be able to 'convince' her party to exercise some form of reasonable judgement.

Now, according to a note this morning from The Hill, Republicans seem to be doing just that with several members of the GOP calling on the Special Counsel to look into whether former Attorney General Loretta Lynch illegally meddled in the Hillary investigation when she met with Bill Clinton on the tarmac in Phoenix and/or instructed Comey to refer to his case as a "matter" rather than an "investigation."

Rather than wasting resources on investigating Trump, the GOP says the special counsel must look into whether former attorney general Loretta Lynch meddled with the FBI’s criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server. Comey testified that Lynch told him to downplay the seriousness of the FBI’s email server investigation.

For those who missed it, here is Comey's testimony in which he confirms that Lynch "directed" him to refer to the Hillary email case as a "matter" rather than an 'investigation"...not to mention that ill-advised meeting with Bill Clinton on the Phoenix tarmac just days before the Justice Department was set to announce the results of their investigation.

 

Now, and perhaps because of a recent attack which targeted Republicans and in which the shooter seemed to be fueled by rage from largely fake, anonymously-sourced new stories, it appears that the GOP is finally starting to push back.

"These special counsels have a way of going off the rails,” Rep. Trent Franks (R-Az.) told The Hill. “And the ostensible purpose of the special counsel has now been essentially vitiated and everybody knows that. And so they've got to try to find something to do. In this case, it was almost the intent from the beginning to try to create something out of nothing. And it doesn't work in physics, but in politics it seems to be pretty effective."

 

"This is the most coordinated communications effort on behalf of the president that we’ve seen in a long time,” said Barry Bennett, a former adviser to Trump. “They need it — it’s tough to fight nameless, faceless quotes from people purposefully twisting these stories on you.”

 

Trump’s lead outside counsel, Mark Kasowitz responded to the Post story by decrying the “illegal” leaks, which he said had come directly from the FBI.

 

Jay Sekulow, a new member of Trump’s legal team, went on Fox News Channel to say that the leaks may have come from inside Mueller’s special counsel. Sekulow asked why the FBI is “not sending agents to people’s houses” to put an end to it.

 

Meanwhile, the Republican National Committee, which chairwoman Ronna McDaniel has described as the “political arm” of the White House, has led the effort to cast doubt on the special counsel investigation.

Of course, Trump has been fairly direct and open with his feelings about the ongoing "witch hunt."

 

Meanwhile, as we noted earlier this morning, even Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has grown weary of the constant leaks and what they mean for the credibility of Special Counsel Mueller's investigation....which seems to have prompted him to release the following statement:

"Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous 'officials,' particularly when they do not identify the country — let alone the branch or agency of government — with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated. Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations.

Of course, it's only a matter of time until the Washington Post uses to the Republican fury to allege guilt...afterall, why would they attempt to fight back if they're innocent?  Surely it can't have anything to do with the barrage of anonymously-sourced, fake news stories released daily with the sole intent of bringing down a Republican President while never producing a shred of actual evidence. 

Comments

CPL Fri, 06/16/2017 - 12:34 Permalink

They were going to hang someone as the scape goat and it might as well be him.  If wondering why? He's there and it's not like he's paid his protection money.  Let him swing.

BullyBearish ACP Fri, 06/16/2017 - 13:01 Permalink

Dear Donald...please do the following and i will support you to the end:Hold press conference exposing the deep state and enlist support of the PEOPLE to do the following: 1. Pardon Edward Snowden and Julian Assange as a sign he WELCOMES whistle blowers and putting the PEOPLE'S business in the LIGHT2. Begin to revoke the fed's charter by putting Ron Paul in charge of a special investigation of fed malfeasance and destruction of the currency3. Immediately suspend weapon sales to ANY country or organization involved in a current conflict4. Revoke israel's special exemption from foreign lobbying registration and fully audit AIPAC with an intention to uncover bribery and espionage5. Immediately indict Bill and Hillary Clinton and others from the Clinton Foundation on charges of corruption, espionage, and theft6. Rescind all future payments/allotments to the saudi arabia and israel until they are in compliance with international law and human rights standards7. Cease saber rattling against Iran and Russia and work toward peaceful, complementary accommodations8. Draw down the 600 plus U.S. military bases around the world and bring the Americans HOME  9. Initially shift 30% of the current military budget to domestic infrastructure needs with a mandate of further reductions of 10% per year

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jeff montanye Alt RightGirl Sat, 06/17/2017 - 03:46 Permalink

your link is wrong in at least two ways, imo:1.  it is too early to know if trump (and, more, his supporters) will be unsuccessful; the jury is out, the battle is not over, and history, truth and social mood are on the side of trump.2.  in any case we do not need a strongman or another strongman; we need the rule of law and representative democracy, not the rule of man and the corruption/undermining of the vote by the perpetual government of the intelligence and investigative agencies and likud mossad israel, etc.

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nmewn jeff montanye Sat, 06/17/2017 - 08:57 Permalink

Its spam. And these are very clever spam-bots by the way, saying things people agree with in order to get an uptick in popularity and/or "the click" to deliver the spam. If I were you I'd pour BleachBit all over the puter and smash it with a hammer (well, maybe not that...lol) as theres no telling what you just downloaded.Jus sayin, be careful with the bots Art Vandelay?, Altright Girl etal ;-)

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booboo BullyBearish Fri, 06/16/2017 - 13:43 Permalink

A semite is anyone out of the lineage of Shem....like Ishmael...you know the father if the Arabs. This whole Jews as the chosen people is the biggest hoax ever perpetrated, Mainstream Christianity is the biggest bunch of dupes that ever walked on shoe leather. If truth be told the Jews broke every covenant they entered into with God, they were chosen upon conditions and they didn't keep them. End of story.

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Withdrawn Sanction booboo Sat, 06/17/2017 - 07:41 Permalink

Quite true.  See, for example, The Great Impersonation: The Mask of Edom, by Eli James.  Bottom line, Jews are not the same as Israelites (though they like to cloud and conceal the issue...can you blame them?).  They have a completely different (DNA) lineage.  Remember, it was the Jews (Sanhedrin) who demanded of Herod and Pilate that Jesus be put to death.  However, the blot on their souls goes back much farther than that.

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knukles Belrev Fri, 06/16/2017 - 13:40 Permalink

DO IT INVESTIGATE LYNCHShe'll lead to all sorts of "interesting things"Like Obstruction with Slick on the runway ... the Foundation, Global Initiative pay to plays, etc., etc., etc.At this juncture, I could not for the life of me see the Dems backing down.Meaning, the so mentioned investigation could just open up Pandora's Box in it's Entirety. 

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Son of Loki knukles Fri, 06/16/2017 - 13:49 Permalink

I called both my Senators' offices every freaking day for the past two weeks askin gthem why are Lynch and Comey not being investigated esp since their own Republican analysts all agree they should be indicted. Even libs like Dick Morris is screaming for these two to be indicted.Hope it helps. But i told them they would be voted out of office if they didn't get off their asses.Maybe that helps also. I don't know anymore.

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CultiVader knukles Fri, 06/16/2017 - 17:16 Permalink

This is what the beginning of the end looks like. The assorted Dem associates of the SC are there to give the revelations of truth veracity. Never Fear, UnderTrump is here. We will get some justice.

The Trump team is loaded with insiders. This fact has been a claim of evidence that nothing's changed, the swamp isn't being drained. But this is high stakes chicken and the white hats who played along with O and CHillary are turning over. This has the makings of the biggest takedown in US history.

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jeff montanye CultiVader Sat, 06/17/2017 - 04:06 Permalink

it does.  and the trump administration and, at least as important, its supporters should be awake to the possibilities of allies in, really, any place at all.  remember seth rich was a bernie sanders supporter apparently.  bradley/chelsea manning had some real psychological problems but managed unique heroism.  tulsi gabbard is taking all kinds of shit from her own party (the neocons want her out, badly) for her principled opposition to the syrian war and to trump's half-hearted efforts to oppose assad (rather than focusing solely on eliminating isis as he promised).

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goober knukles Sun, 06/18/2017 - 00:56 Permalink

Lynch is an important pin but A Weiner is the kingpin. His prosecution is still in the works for many fed felonies and his recent prosecution was a small matter compared to what he will roll over on, to bring down Hillary , Podesta and many others. So why have REPs not been all over the A. Weiner case pushing hard ? The NYPD and FBI both have large files and can charge Weiner any time and he will roll over because he knows he will go to prison. REPs are cowards of the highest order ! Most are bought and paid for by special interest and all are afraid PRAVDA/MSM will call them names, like racist, homophobe, Islamophobe and the standard littany of false paradigms they created and forced on the public. In other words fucking worthless assholes !  

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PrayingMantis ACP Fri, 06/16/2017 - 13:03 Permalink

 ... while Republicans go on the offensive and debate the merits of an unnecessary "special counsel" on Trump's alleged obstruction of justice (which has absolutely no merit), and which, no doubt, that "special counsel" should have been focused on the Lynch/Comey "Hillary matter" (aptly focused on this changed street sign (http://truepundit.com/long-island-street-sign-changed-to-read-crooked-hillary/) ... ) , let's instead make the news a bit more interesting ...      ... Russia's extermination of up to 300 ISIS militants ... >>> "30 ISIS Commanders Killed After Russian Air Force Invites Itself to 'Military Council' Near Raqqa" ...>>> ... "Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been "almost dead" for a very long time. Is he finally dead now?   Maybe.    The Russian Ministry of Defense says that an airstrike conducted at the end of May near Raqqa, Syria, wiped out a "military council of ISIS", which included 30 senior field commanders and up to 300 militants. ..." ...more here >>> http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/30-isis-commanders-killed-after-russian-air-force-invites-itself-military-council-near ...... and here's what the article's mocking last sentence had to say ... "By the way, where was the US-led "anti-terror" coalition? Too busy bombing empty desert?" ...;)

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jeff montanye True Blue Sat, 06/17/2017 - 04:18 Permalink

time tries to associate the term with the nazis so:  The term Lügenpresse has been used intermittently since the 19th century in political polemics in Germany, by a wide range of groups and movements in a variety of debates and conflicts.[1] Isolated uses can be traced back as far as the Vormärz period.[2] The term gained traction in the March 1848 Revolution when Catholic circles employed it to attack the rising, hostile liberal press.

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BarkingCat ACP Sat, 06/17/2017 - 09:28 Permalink

They have been spineless for a very long time.What is shocking is the besides some tweets, Trump is taking all that abuse as well.He needs to get several investigations going.Unless attacked and being forced to defend themselves, the democrats and their propaganda machine, disguised as legacy media, will continue to attack him.Get special prosecutors to investigate:1) Fast and furious2) Clinton foundation and Hillary Clinton's influence peddling.3) Investigate the Hillary Clinton privaye email server for national security.4) Investigate democratic party's vote rigging allegations.5) Investigate Soros and his organizations involvement in political affairs of foreign countries (very illegal) as well as in creating violent "protests" (riots) here in the US. Additional advice for Trump - get a crash course on Teddy Roosevelt and then ask yourself hiw would he handle all these enemies.Hint - start some trust busting... Break up the media companies and break away media divisions from others. ...put the hammer to the banks too. 

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