Congressman Jerrold Nadler Gives Up on Robert Mueller

In a move that has been telegraphed for months, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) launched his “investigation” into alleged obstruction of justice, public corruption, and other abuses of power by President Donald Trump. This overreaching investigation, if one could call it that, is nothing more than another attempt to make the president and the Republican Party pay for winning the 2016 election.

The Democrats had pinned all hope on the Mueller investigation. That never-ending investigation has gone on for just shy of two years with no real end in sight. The Mueller fiasco is rumored to be winding up, and from all hints and leaks, there does not appear to be anything that ties the president to the Russian collusion that the special prosecutor was supposed to be looking into. Granted, there have been several indictments but none, not one, has been about Russian collusion. All the prosecutions so far have been from personal business dealings that had nothing to do with the president’s campaign or the president himself. Many have been crimes created in the course of the investigation, mainly charges that Mueller’s team was lied to by those he was interviewing.

With the realization that Mueller will not come riding to the rescue of the Democrats, they are now trying to go after the president in another direction. This massive investigation, one that will be the usual partisan spectacle we have come to expect, is widespread. It is an investigation looking for a crime, not the investigation for which there is tangible evidence. The entire affair is counter to how real investigations are supposed to be run. Why? Because it is not a real investigation, it is merely an attempt to tie the president up in procedure, massive document requests, and innuendo. Nadler and his staff are requesting documents from 81 agencies, entities, and individuals so far.

Chairman Jerrold Nadler announced his efforts via a press release, claiming, “ Investigating these threats to the rule of law is an obligation of Congress and a core function of the House Judiciary Committee.”

The areas he wants to go into are the same old complaints the Democrats have had ever since they lost the election.  The clear focus of this is to obstruct and to try to find some way to keep the public from asking questions after the Mueller investigation resulted in nothing. A terrible result as far as the Democrats are concerned. They hung their hopes on Mueller finding impeachable crimes against the president. Those hopes fell apart. If the whole affair comes crashing down, as it looks like it is doing, the Democrats will be seen for what they are. The veil will be pulled back, and they will be seen as revengeful politicians with no regard for governance. Their only focus is payback and not on what is best for the country.

Nadler’s claims would never hold water in a real court or any serious law enforcement investigation. He is going on his own wishful hopes that he can somehow find something that he can point at and say, “ See, I told you so.”

Good luck with that.

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Jon Harris

Jon Harris is a former Army NCO, Sergeant Morales Club member, civilian law enforcement officer, and defense contractor with over 30 years in the law enforcement community. He is published in Army Trainer Magazine, authored regular columns in several newspapers, and is the author of the Cold War novel Breakpoint. His adventures as a security contractor in Afghanistan and Iraq can be found on www.dispatchfromdownrange.com. He holds a B.S. in Government and Politics and an M.S. in Criminal Justice and is currently completing his Juris Doctor degree.

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