The Democrats are confused and convoluted with Mueller’s Report
ROGER CALDWELL | 5/2/2019, 7:05 p.m.
The Democrats have been waiting for the Mueller Report, and many thought this report would resolve much of the confusion with the direction the party would take. But instead of making things easier for the party, it created a bigger divide.
“The problem for Democrats is that the report, while damning and shocking in parts, was not a death blow for Trump—and that mixed message threatens to split the party,” says reporter Janet Hook of the Los Angeles Times.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland see no point in starting House impeachment proceedings that would die in the Senate. So all the excitement with the release of the Mueller Report is just another congressional report that is not going to change anything. Thirty million dollars and two years of investigative work, and the Republicans and President Trump are feeling pretty good about how things worked out for them.
Everyone in the country who follows politics knows there aren’t enough votes in the Senate to convict the president. Ninety percent of Republicans support President Trump and they will stick with him through thick and thin.
“This is unbelievably disappointing,” Jon Favreau, a former speechwriter for past President Obama, tweeted upon learning that Hoyer had declared impeachment proceedings not worth it. “Even if you don’t ultimately pursue impeachment proceedings, why on earth would you say this today?” Some Democrats are torn between the two sides of the argument.
The Democrats are confused with what direction to take after almost two weeks with the release of the Mueller Report. Mueller’s Report did give the radical Democrats some red meat to chew on, and Senators Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris demanded impeachment hearings. But the other 18 candidates running for president are taking a wait-and-see attitude.
Even Sen. Bernie Sanders, one of the most outspoken critics of President Trump on the campaign trail, stopped short of calling for impeachment. Now that former Vice President Joe Biden has entered the race, everyone is waiting to see what side of the fence he will take.
“For the core of the Democratic base, [the Mueller investigation] is insatiable red meat. For nonpartisan voters, it’s not clear how much they care anymore,” said Chris Kofinis, a Democratic political strategist neutral in the 2020 primary season. “The reality is that being anti-Trump, no matter how justified, is not a winning strategy, because if it was, Hillary Clinton would have been elected.”
President Trump is unlike any other president in U.S. history. A confused Democratic Party will not win in 2020 divided, and without a plan that can galvanize the nation.
President Trump plays by no rules, and the Democrats must expose the president’s corruption and fight him on all levels with congressional investigative powers and subpoenas. The Democrats must remember that almost everything that comes out of his mouth is a lie, and his strategy is to hinder and delay congressional investigations.
President Trump has decided to run the clock out, and he will block everything the Democrats try to do, in terms of investigations with corruption. The Trump administration is already fighting subpoenas, and many experts think that some people asked to testify must first be put in jail or threatened to be put in jail.
There is a battle in D.C. getting ready to get ugly, and no one knows who is going to win. President Trump’s legal team is ready for the battle, and our president fights nasty.
“The administration argues that the investigation is outside of Congress’s investigative powers and that the administration’s deliberations over the policies or actions under investigation are privileged and refuses to produce the subpoenaed documents or allow administrations officials to testify,” says Brad Miller, reporter for the Daily Beast.
The battle ends up in the courts, and no one knows who can be trusted in the Department of Justice.