‘It’s really important that the president of the United States is investigated…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Despite special counsel Robert Mueller’s exonerating report, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., continues to demand President Donald Trump’s impeachment and is asking fellow House Democrats for support.
Tlaib, who notoriously declared on the day of her congressional swearing in, “We’re gonna impeach the motherf***er,” now wants to pass a resolution to investigate other alleged Trump crimes.
In a letter to House Democrats sent Monday, Tlaib said it’s Congress’s responsibility to “inquire whether President Trump committed impeachable offenses.”
“I, firmly, believe that the House Committee on Judiciary should seek out whether President Trump has committed ‘High crimes and Misdemeanors’ as designated by the U.S. Constitution and if the facts support those findings, that Congress begin impeachment proceedings,” Tlaib wrote, according to The Hill.
“Congress can provide an open and transparent process with the sole goal of ensuring we know the truth and make sure it does not continue, nor happen again,” she continued.
It comes as the ground is quickly shifting beneath the partisan Left’s feet.
Even before Mueller’s report, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had ruled out the possibility of impeachment without bipartisan support.
Now, the report’s findings have prompted opponents to call for apologies from the chorus of Democratic leaders who misled the public by falsely claiming they had clear evidence that would lead to the president’s indictment.
You. Have. Been. Exposed.
Stop the charade. There was no collusion.
You used your unique position on the Intel Cmte to convince the American people that you had access to evidence of collusion.
You lied and misled in order to pursue your political agenda. Move on. https://t.co/9GRVkBmeVS
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) March 25, 2019
Earlier this month, Tlaib announced plans to introduce an impeachment resolution to the House floor.
“For me, as a member of Congress, it’s so important that I make sure that I check this president. … It’s really important that the president of the United States is investigated,” Tlaib told CNN.
Tlaib accused Trump of obstruction of justice over the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
However, some have noted that it would be difficult to make the case for obstruction when the underlying crime of collusion has been debunked as false.
Despite lingering criticism and conspiracy theories on the Left, Attorney General William Barr said that Mueller “made a thorough factual investigation” into the “potential obstruction of justice” and ultimately concluded that the president’s actions did not necessitate a “traditional prosecutorial judgment.”
Other Democrats and NeverTrumpers have now pinned their hopes to an ongoing investigation with the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office into hush payments former Trump attorney Michael Cohen made to two alleged Trump paramours: porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy bunny Karen McDougal.
Both women sought to shake down then-candidate Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign over affairs they said had been conducted 10 years prior.
Trump has acknowledged knowing about the payments. If they were deemed to be campaign-related, it would be the only actual crime he has thus far been implicated in.
Spurred by the Mueller probe, Cohen was sentenced to three years for orchestrating the payoff, along with three other felonies which included lying to Congress.
However, precedent plays to Trump’s favor as former Sen. John Edwards, D-NC, and former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama all have dodged serious accusations of campaign-finance violations with no criminal charges filed.
Many Democrats fear that overplaying their hand on further investigations could lead to public backlash after the over-hyped Russian collusion narrative and several other recent partisan attacks from the Left have proven false.
Regardless, some true believers continue to call for Trump’s removal even without having a clear legal pathway to impeachment.
Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, said on Twitter Sunday that he would continue to push for impeachment regardless of Mueller’s findings because Trump’s “bigotry” must be addressed.
#MuellersReport did NOT investigate bigotry emanating from the Presidency harming our country. The findings do NOT negate the President’s bigotry. As long as bigotry influences the President’s policies, I will continue to seek his impeachment. #ImpeachmentIsNotDead
— Congressman Al Green (@RepAlGreen) March 24, 2019
Green did not elaborate on what the underlying crime would be to support his efforts since no U.S. laws against bigotry are on the books, even if the claim were provable.