The Do-Over Delusion
“No matter how many times Democrats demand a do-over, the results won’t change.”
The Washington Times editorial board writes that “facing the klieg lights on national TV Wednesday, Mr. Mueller appeared overwhelmed by the moment, unfamiliar with his brief, a figurehead set in place by mischievous hands.” For a less confused account, look at the Special Counsel’s actual 448-page report. “Each copy spells out in black and white the failure to find that Mr. Trump committed a crime.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi knows this, and she must be itching “to slam the door on impeachment proceedings,” the editors add. The question is: Will the far left let her?
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“Democrats are, without question, worse off now than they were before former special counsel Robert Mueller gave his five hours of testimony,” Eddie Scarry writes in the Washington Examiner. “Anyone who watched the back-to-back hearings Wednesday got exactly nothing new from Mueller . . . but Democrats thought it wise to drag out this never-ending nightmare.”
“Manufacturers are promising to upskill nearly 1.2 million workers, a major training commitment that comes as U.S. companies prepare to try to fill millions of open positions over the next decade amid a labor shortage,” Joe Williams reports for Fox Business. “We are thrilled to have [the National Association of Manufacturers] make this huge investment into our future and current manufacturers,” Ivanka Trump said.
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“Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe blasted former Special Counsel Robert Mueller Wednesday for his report” violating a basic principle of justice, Brooke Singman reports for Fox News. When asked, Mueller couldn’t name a single example of when the Justice Department wouldn’t exonerate an investigated person because their innocence couldn’t be proved. “The bedrock principle of our justice system is a presumption of innocence—everyone is entitled to it, including a sitting president,” Rep. Ratcliffe said.
“House Democrats hoped that Wednesday’s hearings would allow them to highlight their favorite portions of the Mueller report for people who haven’t read it. Democrats didn’t expect this segment of Americans to include the author,” James Freeman writes in The Wall Street Journal. Regarding “a document with which he seemed strangely unfamiliar, former Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller let stand the report’s finding of no Trump-Russia collusion.”
“Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony Wednesday before two House committees confirmed what we already knew: his two-year investigation of Russia’s meddling in our 2016 presidential election was fatally tainted by deep political bias and was in fact designed to harass and derail President Trump,” Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, writes in Fox News.
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