Hillary Clinton Calls for New Trump-Russia Probe if Mueller Finds Nothing
HRC wants new investigation into Russian collusion if current probe comes up empty handed
2016 presidential election loser Hillary Clinton is calling for a new investigation into alleged collusion between her president, Donald Trump, and Russia, should the current Mueller probe find nothing.
Clinton says she doesn't want Congress to give up on pursuing evidence of President Trump colluding with Russian officials, even if Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report comes up empty.
Hillary urged the Democratic Congress to "keep digging" during a podcast with former Daily Beast chief Tina Brown recorded last week.
“There is enough grounds in what has already been made public for the government, for Congress in particular, to be doing more with it,” Clinton said.
According to the Daily Wire, she doubled down on her dismay at the Democrats' annual Selma Unity Breakfast Sunday morning, telling a rapt audience that, "We are living through a full-fledged crisis in our democracy," and that we are living through a time when "racist and white supremacist views are lifted up in the media and the White House."
Other attendees of the breakfast repeated Clinton's claims of having the election "stolen" from her by overzealous FBI agents and Russian hackers.
There's some clear fear here: Clinton's team was pushing the "Russian collusion" narrative within 24 hours after the election, even though it was clear Trump won a commanding victory in the Electoral College, even if she narrowly won the popular vote.
But Special Counsel Robert Mueller's official investigation into the matter appears to be coming to a close — an Amazon placeholder for the report itself says the publication date is "March 26."
DOJ officials have also been trumpeting the report's release for a few weeks now — and it does not appear, at least from the subpoenas issued and the charges filed, that Mueller has found much in the way of actual collusion.
Trump associates Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, and Roger Stone, all of whom have been indicted, were charged with crimes that took place well before the campaign, or had nothing to do with any actual communication between the Trump campaign and Russian officials about influencing the election's outcome — and none of the charges involve President Donald Trump, or implicate the President in any wrongdoing.
Clinton seems more than a little disappointed by that development.
Her last best hope is to direct Democrats, who now control the House, to keep the narrative afloat well past its point of expiration.
Fortunately, the Democrats are more than happy to comply with Clinton's edict.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), and others have opened multiple investigations into both President Donald Trump and the Trump Administration.
At least 20 individuals and corporations have already received Congressional subpoenas, demanding that they appear before Congress to answer questions about Trump's finances, his business dealings, his connections to Russia, his personal habits, and his tax returns.