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Rep. Adam Schiff compares Trump to Nixon after reports Trump tried to fire Mueller

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The ranking congressman on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence put out a statement today comparing President Donald J. Trump to President Richard M. Nixon, in the light of The New York Times report claiming that Trump attempted to fire Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III in June.

“The reports that the president not only considered firing Special Counsel Mueller, but went so far as to order it, demonstrate the Nixonian lengths this president is prepared to go to protect himself,” said Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D.-Calif.), the most senior Democrat on the House’s intel committee.

Nixon fired Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox Jr. Oct. 20, 1973, but he had to go through the chain of command. Before he could get Cox fired, he had to fire Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson, who had refused to fire Cox.

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Richardson’s immediate successor, Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus also refused to fire Cox, so Nixon fired him. Solicitor General Robert H. Bork, then the acting attorney general agreed to fire Cox for Nixon. When the new broke the next Sunday morning, it was dubbed “The Saturday Night Massacre.”

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Trump has repeatedly denied that he had any intention of firing Mueller, including today at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland: “Fake news, folks. Fake news,–typical New York Times.”

In his May 22 segment on NBC News’ “Meet the Press,” Schiff said he was personally convinced by the evidence that Trump’s presidential campaign colluded the Russian government.

“I can tell you that the case is more than that. And I can’t go into the particulars, but there is more than circumstantial evidence now,” he said. “I will say that there is evidence that is not circumstantial and is very much worthy of investigation.”

Mueller was appointed to his post May 17.

In the months since Schiff’s claims and Mueller’s appointment to investigate the Russian-Trump collusion narrative, no evidence has come to light.

“Congress must make clear that any effort to remove the special counsel or impede his work would touch off a constitutional crisis, which would imperil this presidency and do grave danger to our nation,” Schiff said.

“Yet, instead of protecting Mueller’s investigation from undue interference, many Republicans in Congress have stepped up their spurious attacks against the Department of Justice, the FBI and the special counsel,” he said. “It is time to put country and the rule of law before party.”

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Pelosi is Emboldened by Coronavirus Bailout, Vows to Dupe Republicans Harder Next Time

The Democrats’ socialist agenda is winning big during the coronavirus panic.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pulled the wool over the eyes of President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans with last week’s $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. The disaster relief money was earmarked for many liberal pet projects, and Pelosi aims to do the same thing for the next round of bailouts.

She said on Monday that House Democrats are already preparing another massive stimulus bill, using the coronavirus pandemic to enact more socialism. She is likely to include massive infrastructure spending and serious government intervention into the health care markets in the upcoming legislation.

“Our first bills were about addressing the emergency. The third bill was about mitigation. The fourth bill would be about recovery. Emergency, mitigation, recovery,” Pelosi said during a conference call.

“I think our country is united in not only wanting to address our immediate needs — emergency, mitigation, and the assault on our lives and livelihoods — but also, how we recover in a very positive way,” she added.

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Republican leaders are up in arms about how Pelosi is exploiting a crisis to get her partisan agenda muscled through Congress, but it is unclear if they have the courage to actually stop her.

“They’re approaching it — it seems like — as an opportunity to pass their political and ideological agenda. We’re approaching it as, ‘How do we protect the public health and our economy?’ And those are pretty divergent goals,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said.

Pelosi is eager to exploit the coronavirus crisis quickly and use the panic and fear in the public as an excuse to massively increase government spending and control.

“I do think that it is really important that as soon as we are here, we are ready to pass legislation,” she said.

President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans did Pelosi’s bidding when they moved forward a $2 trillion bailout bill that included funding for liberal policy goals that had nothing to do with the coronavirus.

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) sounded the alarm over the sham and attempted to get Congress to actually deliberate and vote on the bill. It instead passed on a voice vote with most legislators sequestered away from Washington D.C.

Massie’s principled stand against Pelosi’s profligate spending bill earned him a tongue lashing from President Trump, who now wants Massie replaced in Congress because he’s too conservative.

With no Republicans seemingly willing to stand up against Pelosi, there will likely be more bailout socialism on the way as the Democrats use coronavirus for their far-left power grabs.

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