I’m not exactly sure where this is going to go, but it’s interesting none the less.
Rep. Mark Meadows said on Monday that “additional information” is coming that will not only provide more evidence there was no collusion, but that current sitting ambassadors were involved with the DOJ in efforts to “take down” the President. That could get awkward fast. Are they Obama holdovers or people Trump appointed? Meadows doesn’t make that clear.
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., hinted Monday the coming release of documents that will “show” U.S. ambassadors conspired with the FBI and the Justice Department to harm President Trump.
“It’s additional information that is coming out that will show not only was there no collusion, but there was a coordinated effort to take this president down,” Meadows told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “We talk about the ‘Deep State.’ There are players now, even ambassadors, that are sitting ambassadors that were involved in part of this with the FBI-DOJ.”
Given what we factually know about DOJ and Obama Administration efforts to stop Trump’s election and undermine him after it, this isn’t exactly hard to believe.
“As we look at this, it’s time to show that we show the American people what’s out there, declassify some of those documents,” added Meadows, a member of the House Oversight Committee. “I think when the American people see what I’ve seen, they will judge for themselves and know that this has all been a hoax.”
I agree. Let’s see the documents. These people need to be held accountable. We don’t elect bureaucrats and ambassadors and it’s not their job to undermine the voting public by scheming to either harm a President or “contain” him. This is a call back to the anonymous op-ed from last year, where a supposed administration official presented himself as a hero standing in the gap to keep the President from enacting his policy goals. That’s not democracy, it’s 3rd world garbage and that official was simply a coward.
Here’s the one issue. Donald Trump has the power to declassify all this stuff. While the Mueller investigation is ongoing, I understand why he won’t. He’d immediately be accused of obstruction of justice and undercutting the special counsel. It would simply prolong what has already been shown to be mostly a waste of time. We didn’t need Robert Mueller to prosecute Manafort for crimes the DOJ already had in their back pocket years ago.
When Mueller releases his report, which will be very soon given that his top dog (Andrew Weissmann) has left the building, Trump needs to move toward releasing everything. If he doesn’t, he’ll have no one to blame but himself for continued conspiracy theories swirling around. Furthermore, he’d be letting the corrupt officials we know about, and those we don’t know about yet, off the hook.
In the end, it’s the President’s choice whether he wants to expose all this to sunlight for the American people to judge.
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