(Right Country) – The past four years have been a Democrat-driven circus with the left doing absolutely nothing but making one attempt after another to bring down President Trump. None of their attempts have succeeded, however, because they are all nonsense. The Russian-collusion story was literally a hoax orchestrated by Dems the entire time.
There were glaring missteps with the way in which the FBI handled the investigation into Trump’s campaign and while there was an investigation into the investigation, thus far nothing has been done about the findings. However, now that Trump has finally been exonerated and the Dems final card has been played, the GOP is done taking it sitting down.
GOP Congress members are firing back at the left who have been nothing but obstructionists, at best, for the past four years. A united resistance has begun in the House Intelligence Committee as it’s nine GOP members are refusing to participate in meetings until the committee gets its focus back onto oversight-related issues; you know, like the Justice Department Inspector General’s report into the FBI’s mishandling of the Trump campaign investigation, for instance.
In a rare move, the Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee boycotted a hearing scheduled for Wednesday morning, saying that Chairman Adam Schiff has “strayed” from conducting business relevant to the panel, including by failing to hold a hearing over the Justice Department inspector general’s report on FBI abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
“Under your chairmanship, the House Intelligence Committee has strayed far from its mandate of overseeing the Intelligence Community,” the Republicans wrote in a letter to Democrats obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation just before the start of a hearing for the Strategic Technology and Advanced Research Subcommittee.
“In fact, we have gone months at a time in which we’ve hardly held any oversight-related briefings or hearings at all,” they wrote.
All nine Republicans on the panel signed the letter to Schiff, a California Democrat.
“Until the Committee prioritizes oversight activities related to urgent and critical concerns, Republican Members cannot support distractions from our core responsibilities,” they wrote.
They cited Schiff’s failure to hold a hearing to discuss the Justice Department inspector general’s (IG) report released on Dec. 9, 2019 that laid out a series of failures at the FBI during its investigation of the Trump campaign.
The intelligence panel began an investigation similar to the FBI’s in early 2017 into whether the Trump campaign conspired with Russia to influence the 2016 election. Neither investigation found evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Kremlin.
The FBI and House intelligence Democrats relied heavily on the Democratic-funded Steele dossier for their investigations, but the IG report found significant problems with the salacious document.
The Republicans also slammed Wednesday’s hearing as a “publicity event.”
The topic of the hearing is the development of artificial intelligence for the purposes of national security of the U.S. and allied countries.
Republicans asserted that other House committees are capable of holding hearings on the issue.
“There are numerous Committees in the House of Representatives that may conduct public hearings on emerging science and technology matters; the House Intelligence Committee should focus on critical issues we are uniquely postured to address,” they said.
The Do-Nothing Democrats are still at it. If they aren’t slinging mud at the President or fabricating made-up crimes to “get him” on, they’re running defense. Dem defense usually entails denial and/or avoidance to escape accountability for their wrongdoing. Looks like the Schiff-led House Intelligence Committee is going with avoidance.
Hears to hoping 2020 ushers in a new era in which GOP lawmakers begin fighting back and taking action against the corruption that has plagued the country for the last 4 years.