A recently-announced Democratic Party presidential candidate admitted in a Monday interview that Democrats were “hoping” that Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III would return investigation results proving that President Donald J. Trump was a Russian asset.
“I think our party made a mistake by waiting until there would be some smoking gun in the Mueller report, and there’s not a big smoking gun like we were hoping for,” Rep. Seth Moutlon (D-Mass.) said Monday on Good Morning America.
Moulton was answering a question about whether the Democrats should impeach Trump. He announced his candidacy on the show, joining a crowded field of presidential hopefuls.
Moulton also continued to purvey the Russian “collusion” conspiracy theory, which has now been thoroughly debunked.
“There is a smoking gun about our national security,” he continued. “I mean, we all should be asking – Democrat, Republican alike – why Putin wanted Trump elected.”
Mueller’s report did not find that allegation to be true, and indeed, it turned out that Russian internet trolls targeted the campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), too. Naturally, the corporate press has given that matter zero attention.
The 2020 candidate also accused Trump of obstruction of justice, which is the direction towards which the Democrats have pivoted since their “collusion” dreams died.
“From what I’ve seen, I believe he did [obstruct justice], Moulton said. “And I think that’s clear. And that’s why we also have to have Robert Mueller in to testify before the Congress.”
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SLEEPY: Joe Biden Campaign Team Pulls Joe from Daily Activities at 8:35AM, Months Before Election
Joe Biden’s press relations teams announced a “lid” to the traveling press pool at 8:34 EST on Saturday, surprising some observers with the announcement that the Democratic candidate would not make any public appearances on a Saturday merely seven weeks before the November presidential election.
Biden is taking it easy for the day at his home in Wilmington, Delaware.
The Biden campaign has called a lid at 8:35am, per pool. So we won’t see Joe Biden today.
— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) September 19, 2020
After facing skepticism for the decision from some of the traveling press, a Biden campaign operative made it seem as if the off-day was some sort of calculated plan.
.@edokeefe reports the Biden move to lay low may seem “odd or misguided”, but his team disagrees.
A senior aide said, “We’ve been through some high-pressure times before and we’re always deliberate about how we respond…People will question our tactics and we’ll do our thing.”
— Weijia Jiang (@weijia) September 19, 2020
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is holding a packed rally in North Carolina, preceded by White House meetings and pressers with reporters.
— Richard (@Wildman_AZ) September 19, 2020
“There have been 29 times a vacancy opened during an election year… every single time, the sitting president made a nomination.” pic.twitter.com/TbX2qw6uU7
— Richard (@Wildman_AZ) September 19, 2020
Biden has surprised even friendly corporate media reporters covering his campaign with his amount of ‘off-days,’ consistently declining to actively campaign for the Presidency as the nation approaches the election.
The former Vice President appeared later than he usually does in public Friday night, reading from a prepared statement mourning the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Perhaps the “late night” (it was only about 9PM local time) appearance in public derailed Biden’s plans for possible campaign stops the next day. It’s relatively unprecedented for a major party presidential candidate to simply decline to campaign seven weeks before an election in the modern era of campaigns and elections.
Joe Biden reads from a statement in response to the news that Justice Ginsburg, 87, has died. pic.twitter.com/XZTWqOjlxn
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 19, 2020
Biden doesn’t even really have the energy to campaign. How is he going to govern as President?
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