Republicans in Congress Are Traitors for Covering Up Russian Allegations

There seems to be no end to leaked details about Donald Trump and his campaign’s collusion with Russia. On top of everything else, this week we learned that Trump ordered Steve Bannon to stifle his testimony and that Russia may have funneled money into the election via the NRA. And what is the Republican Party doing in the face of this news? Pretending everything’s not a big deal, if not outright trying to cover up this administration’s alleged illicit activity.

I’ll readily admit that there’s a lot the American public doesn’t know about what went on between the Trump campaign and Russia. What we do know, however, looks beyond terrible, and therefore this investigation ought to reach a complete and accurate conclusion.

Republicans in Congress have not only the power but also the obligation to do precisely that. The mere idea that the sitting president may have collaborated with a foreign enemy to steal an election is so unsettling that they should demand to know the truth regardless of the president’s party affiliation.

Yet that’s not what many conservatives in Congress are doing. Instead, they’re more concerned with attacking and investigating the FBI Director Christopher Wray and Rod Rosenstein of the Justice Department for supposedly having a political bias against Trump. (For the record, both men are Republicans.) Transparently, the strategy is to convince enough Americans that the collusion investigation is based on partisanship rather than merit.

Conservative members of the House Intelligence Committee, by their own admission to Newsweek, are also seeking to end their own investigation in the near future. It’s a deliberate “nothing to see here!” strategy designed to make it seem like Trump is vindicated despite that the evidence against the administration continues to grow.

Less than two weeks ago, we watched as Senators Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham cherry-picked details from the Fusion GPS founder’s testimony to make Trump seem more innocent. When the actual, full transcript leaked to the public, though, it was clear that the case against Trump was much stronger than the senators had tried to convey.

Then there’s leader of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes, a man who is perhaps of guilty of obstructing justice himself by sharing information with the White House. Caught up in the scandal, Nunes had to formally recuse himself, yet he has retained the ability to essentially puppetmaster his committee’s actions.

U.S. Representative Jim Himes, the second highest-ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has indicated that his party is prepared to release a minority report should Republicans continue to hamper with a proper investigation. The report would put on display the various ways Republicans actively sought to bury the truth.

Hopefully they’ll follow through because what the GOP is doing might as well be considered treasonous. By putting party ahead of country, conservatives are essentially aiding a foreign power to degrade our democracy. It’s one thing to play dumb, and another to actively participate in a cover up that allows this threat to continue.

It’s scary to think that if Republicans have their way, the collusion investigation would go away, without ever discovering whether or not the White House has been compromised. That’s not patriotic, it’s traitorous.

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Paul B
Paul B5 months ago

Also, RHoberta, have you noticed support for your views have all but fallen off even this site. Everyone else has actually moved on to trying to claim Trump is crazy, unfit for office, blah, blah, blah. You really need to find the latest news on the corruption within the FBI and Obama administration that shows the whole Russia investigation was a scam... directly from the people at the FBI. Get with the program and lay-off the CNN kool-aid. It isn't benefiting your mental health.

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Paul B
Paul B5 months ago

Rhoberta,
No David is right. The leftist media have fed you so many lies for so long you do believe them. The reality, which most us live within have found NOTHING, have NOTHING, and have been diverting the Russia investigation to other lies to damage Trump. I have asked and you still have NOTHING to share with us as actual evidence of collusion. The fact that you quote a CNN "fake news" report as evidence speaks for itself. Conjecture and insinuation, delivered by CNN are NOT FACTS. When you can provide some actual evidence, not speculation, then I will be willing to listen to your arguments which at this point are extremely weak.

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Rhoberta E
Rhoberta E5 months ago

brian f and david f sitting in a tree L-Y-I-N-G !!!
Speaking of not knowing much, you two really should get up to date.
Pathetic and I wonder how trump will get out of appearing before Mueller. He is at well over 2000 lies since being in office. You both must be proud of that because YOU two follow in his footsteps.
brian is jealous of anyone making money even with an education he can only dream of.
david tells tales out of school relayed to him by a health care worker in his family and he also kills and eats the deer pictured in his avatar.
The only way these two get any attention is when they are putting down other members just like toddler trump.
Have a great night whining your two !!

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Brian F
Brian F5 months ago

Exactly David, Rhoberta E listens to paid liars like Rachel Maddow and Joy Reed on corporate owned MSNBC, who make $30,000 a day, and advance this phony Russia investigation to divert attention from the horrible job the Democrats have done. Obama's failed neo liberal policies have been terrible for this country, and it's time that the Democrats admit that.

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David F
David F5 months ago

Brian, Roberta was exposed to almost a year of continuous propaganda from her fake news sources telling her that Trump was involved in colluding with the Russians to overturn our election.
She even believed them when she was told Trump ordered Russia to hack into Hillary's server while the FBI possessed it.
She was fed these lies so often and so long that she sincerely believes what they told her. She will never admit her folly.

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Rhoberta E
Rhoberta E5 months ago

Should read (to brian f) GET an education !!!

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Rhoberta E
Rhoberta E5 months ago

brian f
Here's the "skinny " on you.
Most members are sick of your posts too !!
You seem to be jealous of anyone making $15 or more. an education and maybe it could be you. How's your hydroponics business ? Is that why you want marijuana legalized in NC ?

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Brian F
Brian F5 months ago

Rhoberta E Most of the Democrats your defending, like Diane Feinstein are extremely rich, and refusing to support Medicare for All, free colleges, marijuana legalization, or a $15.00 an hour minimum wage, because they are corrupt like the Republicans. People are sick of hearing about this phony Russia investigation. They want to know why the Democrats don't support progressive policies that we desperately need in this country like Medicare for All. Nothing has been proven in this phony Russia investigation.

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Rhoberta E
Rhoberta E5 months ago

brian f
I knew you weren't bright enough to actually recognize facts. Too bad because they're apparently working on the 2018 elections already. Even jared has been approached by China and he is too ignorant to follow security guidelines.
Wake up brian

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Brian F
Brian F5 months ago

Rhoberta E Russia didn't cause this crook Trump to win. It was the Democrats becoming corrupt and corporate owned like the Republicans, cheating Bernie Sanders out of his primary, and anointing their corporatist and war monger Hillary.

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