A conservative activist says the "political bloodlust" on the left – despite the disastrous day for Democrats during the Mueller hearings – will continue and usher in the "ugliest" presidential campaign in American history.
The Democratic Party and its allies in the mainstream media are still in shock following the appearance of Special Counsel Robert Mueller before two House panels on Wednesday. The overwhelming consensus has been that the hearings were a disaster for Democrats and for Mueller's reputation.
Pelosi: Not ‘running out the clock’ on impeachment
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she’s not “running out the clock” on impeachment as lawmakers start a six-week summer recess without having delivered on a top liberal priority.
Pelosi said the House would only take action against President Donald Trump “when we have what we need to proceed, not one day sooner.”
Democrats capped the 200-day mark in the House majority with a long list of bills passed, but face criticism for stopping short of opening impeachment proceedings. Instead, they are building the case against the president in court.
The speaker said she has “no complaints” with those pushing for impeachment. Their advocacy gives her leverage, she said.
The drive to start an impeachment inquiry is stalling after former special counsel Robert Mueller’s halting testimony before Congress this week.
In the wake of Mueller's performance, Gary Bauer, president of American Values, is asking similar questions asked by other commentators about Mueller's real role in the two-year investigation into alleged "Russian collusion" during the 2016 presidential election.
"Was Mr. Mueller just a puppet? Was he just a tool that was used by the Deep State and the 13 or 14 Hillary Clinton supporters and donors that were on his staff?" Bauer asks. "… I'm afraid the answer to that question will not be a reassuring one to the American people."
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich conjectured after the hearings that Mueller essentially abdicated his role. "… It was clear in a very few weeks [after the investigation began] that he had turned it over to a group of left-wing, anti-Trump, Democratic lawyers – and my guess is that they were the ones who ran the investigation; they're the ones who made the decisions," he stated.
Prior to the hearings, Democrats had openly expressed their hope that the special counsel would give them the evidence they would need to impeach President Donald Trump. By practically all accounts, that didn't happen. It is certainly true, Bauer says, that the possibility of impeaching the president has dropped significantly in the wake of these hearings.
"But I think it would be a mistake to think that the political bloodlust on the left has decreased – it hasn't," Bauer continues. "And I have deep concerns that we are getting ready to embark on what could be the ugliest and most divisive political campaign for president in the history of our country."
In fact, the push for impeachment hasn't died down among Democrats. Following her meeting this morning with impeachment proponent Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi indicated she would move forward on impeachment proceedings only when she's convinced they have what they need – and no sooner.
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