WASHINGTON: Donald Trump has been president for 800 days. Six hundred and seventy-five of those days have been overshadowed by the Mueller investigation. Now the Mueller report has dropped, and the initial reports are that there is not enough information to convict the President of any crime. That no further indictments will be issued as a result of the investigation.
Robert Mueller will not be indicting The President. All of the orchestrations of the FISA Court by the likes of Peter Strzok, Bruce Ohr, and James Comey failed. John Brennan’s greatest dreams of Presidential indictment are dashed.
The report has been given to Attorney General William Barr. Capital Hill has voted for full transparency.
President Trump would like to see the report released in total. What is released will be the decision of Attorney General William Barr. Not the President or Devin Nunes. Chuck Schumer or Nancy Pelosi have no say. Neither does Mitch McConnell.
The report belongs to the Executive Branch and the Attorney General is in charge.
“The Special Counsel has submitted to me today a ‘confidential report explaining prosecution or declination decisions’ he has reached,” Barr wrote in a letter to the leaders of the House and Senate Judiciary committees.
Barr wrote that he intends to consult with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Mueller “to determine what other information from the report can be released to Congress and the public consistent with the law.”
“I remain committed to as much transparency as possible, and I will keep you informed as to the status of my review,” Barr wrote.
Attorney General Barr adds:
“I am reviewing the report and anticipate that I may be in a position to advise you of the special counsel’s principal conclusions as soon as this weekend.”
The President’s personal attorneys Jay Sekulow and Rudy Guiliano released a joint statement:
Rudy Giuliani and Jay Sekulow, counselors to President Trump, released a brief statement.
“We’re pleased that the Office of Special Counsel has delivered its report to the Attorney General pursuant to the regulations. Attorney General Barr will determine the appropriate next steps.”
The White House’s official comment is:
The next steps are up to Attorney General Barr, and we look forward to the process taking its course. The White House has not received or been briefed on the Special Counsel’s report.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) March 22, 2019
The Department of Justice has also reported that there will be no further indictments as a result of the Mueller investigation.
Reporting for Fox News, Katherine Herridge remarks that the letter sent by Barr to the Congress shows that he is going to go “by the book” as to the release of information, maintaining specific department guidelines, including shielding the names of certain people.
What does this mean for Election 2020
It means that despite ongoing House Investigations, the Mueller report will answer the question as to whether Candidate Trump’s administration has in any way colluded with Russians in order to sway the 2016 elections.
Every seat in the House – Republican and Democrat – is up for reelection in 2020. Members of the House of Representatives serve two–year terms and are considered for reelection every even year. 2020 is an even year.
Which means we have the chance to fire them all.
Everyday Americans are seeing how the sausage is made. With Freshman House Democrats demanding the attention of the body politic, it is important to recognize the positions the parties are taking.
Do we want America’s policies to be determined by the Democrat Freshman and Presidential hopefuls? Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, as she says, your boss?
It’s a question you need to ask yourself. Her ideas may sound good, but they are like the super-model on the runway. Looks attainable in your dreams, but it’s not going to happen.
When the 2020 House Elections come around the GOP needs to take sixteen seats for a tie in the house; seventeen seats to retake the majority. At risk is that American voters can make widespread changes to the House, remove those members that are distractions to the job that they are elected to do.
And on the Democrat side, the distractions are many
Watching the 2020 Election Forecast via Critical Election will be a hobby for some. While the website says that predictions at this time are not possible, they make some salient points:
According to the 2020 Election Forecast, there are three factors to watch:
- National mood toward the party in charge, in this case, the GOP, and President Trump. The 2018 elections may foreshadow what will happen in 2020, especially if it is dramatic. With the 2020 campaign starting only a year after the 2018 elections it is unlikely that anything significant will change.
- The results of 2018. Incumbents have an easier time winning elections, so if the Democrats do well in taking over some seats, or the Republicans manage to hold on to more than expected, that will be a factor. Of course, these first two factors are interrelated. This factor could be mitigated by America’s mood toward incumbents though, so we will follow that as well.
- Outside factors. The state of the economy and the public’s perception of it will be a factor. In addition, the general perception of the direction of the country will matter.
Some important factors that Critical Election are not taking in consideration are the Freshman House Representatives like Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib. These freshman members, supported by others like Representative Ayanna Pressley and activists like Linda Sarsour and Louis Farrakhan are removing all the oxygen from the room.
Turning toward the 2020 Elections
The result is that as we come closer to 2020, centrist America may very well look at all Democrat house members through one lens. And this should be of concern to those Democrat politicians that get up every day in order to work on behalf of their constituency.
Particularly as Freshman Democrats and Presidential hopefuls bring a mixed bag of activism and craziness to the new cycle. Every voter needs to ask “Is this what I want for my children’s America?”
— Russian Collusion (ongoing investigations)
— Green New Deal
— Second and Third Trimester Abortion / Infanticide
— Medicare for All
— Open Borders
— Elimination ICE
— Elimination of the Electoral College
— Restructuring the Supreme Court
— $15 per hour minimum wage
— Job Guarantees
— Basic Income for all
— Federal Charters for large corporations
— Free College for All
— Sanctuary cities and states
— Climate Change hysteria
— The First Amendment – free speech
— The Second Amendment – criminalizing legal gun ownership
— Unlimited Immigration with citizenship (voting) rights to non-Americans
— Boycotting AIPAC and Israel
The Leading Democrat Contenders:
— “Beto” O’Rourke, magical and mystical
— Elizabeth Warren, not a Native American
— Ilhan Omar, anti-Isreal
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Socialist
— Joe Biden, failed in previous bids
— Bernie Sanders, Socialist millionaire
— Kamala Harris, Willie Brown ’nuff said
Looking at some of the Democrat’s ideas
Democrats need to consider ways to challenge the President they despise, not the Constitution. Attacking the constitution is a sure way of disenfranchising a majority of Americans. They need to create policies that work to keep America strong, not weaken it.
Medicare for All
Medicare for all, as a leading element in the Democrat budget, is not going to be good for Democrats in 2010. Democrats won the House back in 2016 on health care. Unfortunately, now that they control the House the only “new” idea they have is Medicare for all, a concept promoted by Bernie Sanders in 2016.
Democrats actually have nine different proposals for Medicare for All (We read Democrats’ 9 plans for expanding health care. Here’s how they work.)
Conclusion: Democrats in the Congress and the House are vulnerable and they will lose if Pelosi demands this be put into the budget.
Green New Deal
According to Heritage.org, the Green New Deal Would Cost a Lot of Green. Economist Nick Loris:
“The reality is the Green New Deal is less about controlling the climate and more about the federal government controlling major aspects of economic production and decisions in your life. After all, if a climate change-induced crisis were 12 years away, one would assume nuclear power would need to be an integral part of the solution. In 2017 nuclear provided more than half of the country’s emissions-free electricity, more than triple the amount we get from wind and 18 times more than solar generation. But, according to the now-deleted FAQ sheet from Ocasio-Cortez’s office, “The Green New Deal makes new fossil fuel infrastructure or nuclear plants unnecessary.”
Economic costs and hypocrisy aside, the Green New Deal would be ineffective in slowing global warming. In fact, the U.S. could cut its carbon-dioxide emissions 100 percent, and it wouldn’t make a difference in averting temperature increases or sea level rise.”
What can only be seen as political fear of House Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn) (Omar Shares Praise for Democrats Boycotting AIPAC). Omar is taking credit for attempting to destroy the alliance between the United States and the State of Israel. And unfortunately, too many Democrats, afraid of being tagged as Islamaphobic, are picking up the ends of her hijab.
In a tweet, Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti directly credited Omar with causing the rift between the mainstream pro-Israel organization and progressive Democrats. “I hope it’s not lost on anyone that this is a direct result of @IlhanMN’s leadership,” he wrote. “Thank you, @IlhanMN, for showing such courage.”
Omar first began her public spat with AIPAC after sharing tweets concerning Jewish Americans, the state of Israel, and the United States government.
Sharing a tweet claiming Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) was “defending a foreign nation” and “attacking free speech rights of Americans,” Omar added her own commentary. She claimed elected officials acted for Israel out of financial interest. “It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” she said in reference to $100 bills.
The Washington Free Beacon report on Ilhan
Adam Kredo, senior writer reporting on national security and foreign policy matters for the Washington Free Beacon, has revealed that Omar’s actions against Israel are also pro-terrorism. (Omar Holding Secret Fundraisers With Islamic Groups Tied to Terror Closed-door events spark further questions about anti-Semitic rhetoric)
Kredo reports that the representative “appeared at a private event hosted by Islamic Relief. Islamic Relief is a charity organization long said to have deep ties to groups that advocate terrorism against Israel.”
Omar has also been the guest at events hosted by the CAIR-CA PAC, a known Muslim advocacy group. CAIR is a political action committee affiliated with the Council on American Islamic Relations. The group has strong anti-Israel positions. The U.S. government names CAIR as a supporter Hamas. The has been named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a massive terror-funding incident.
While America was founded on the idea of Freedom of Religion, Omar’s war against Israel and Jews, in Israel and America, will be a Kosher stain on the Democrat party.
Stay tuned as CommDigiNews continues to cover the House Seats and the issues that may impact who fills them for the 117th Congress. Next up: Republicans at risk in 2020