Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Undemocratic Democrats Hope to Oust Trump the Way Watergate Toppled Nixon

Undemocratic Democrats Hope to Oust Trump the Way Watergate Toppled Nixon

by Stephen Lendman

They want him hounded and railroaded from office for the wrong reasons. 

Claiming Russian US election hacking on his behalf isn’t working, but the phony accusation persists, bashing Moscow and Trump at the same time.

On Wednesday, Dems got another issue with Comey’s sacking, calling it Nixonian, equating it to Watergate, comparing it to the October 1973 Saturday Night Massacre, hoping their arguments stick.

Senator Richard Blumenthal and other Democrats called for a special prosecutor after Comey’s firing, wanting an independent investigation into nonexistent Russian US election hacking.

“The first question the administration has to answer is why now,” Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer roared! “Were these investigations getting too close to home for the president,” he added?

“The only way the American people can have faith in this investigation is for it to be led by a fearless, independent special prosecutor” - ignoring months of intelligence community investigations discovering nothing.

Democrat Senator Mark Warner blustered the same way, saying “(o)ur investigation is more important than ever. We need a special prosecutor…and we need this Senate investigation to go full steam ahead.”

Notorious rabble-rousing con man Senator Bernie Sanders, his soul for sale at the right price, in lockstep with imperial wars, NATO’s killing machine, Israeli apartheid, Wall Street, war-profiteers, regressive trade deals, along with shameless Russia and Iran bashing claimed sacking Comey “raises serious questions about what (Trump) is hiding.”

“Why did (he) fire the person leading the investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and the Russian government,” he blustered?

Calling him “Nixonian,” Sanders shamelessly accused him of “repeatedly tak(ing) steps to kill inquiries into Russia’s involvement in the US election.” 

“It is clear that whomever President Trump handpicks to lead the FBI will not be able to objectively carry out this investigation. We need an independent investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.”

There are none. No Russian US election hacking occurred. Sanders irresponsibly bashes Russia like most others in Washington - backing up criticism with nothing, no evidence of any improprieties or wrongdoing.

Trump shot back at critics with a blizzard of tweets, saying:

“Watching Senator Richard Blumenthal speak of Comey is a joke. ‘Richie’ devised one of the greatest military frauds in US history. For....

years, as a pol in Connecticut, Blumenthal would talk of his great bravery and conquests in Vietnam - except he was never there. When....

caught, he cried like a baby and begged for forgiveness...and now he is judge & jury. He should be the one who is investigated for his acts.”

“Comey lost the confidence of almost everyone in Washington, Republican and Democrat alike. When things calm down, they will be thanking me!”

“The Democrats have said some of the worst things about James Comey, including the fact that he should be fired, but now they play so sad!”

“Cryin’ Chuck Schumer stated recently, ‘I do not have confidence in him (James Comey) any longer.’ Then acts so indignant.”

“Biggest story today between Clapper & Yates is on surveillance. Why doesn't the media report on this? #FakeNews!”

“The Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax, when will this taxpayer funded charade end?”

“Director Clapper reiterated what everybody, including the fake media already knows- there is ‘no evidence’ of collusion w/ Russia and Trump.”

Dems likely intend using Comey’s firing as an issue to continue bashing Trump - for the wrong reasons instead of the right ones.