Weeks after learning that Special Counsel Robert Mueller came to the conclusion that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russian government officials to steal the 2016 election, Democrats are still fixated on their failed conspiracy theory. So much so that they are going to devote at least 12 hours of House time to staging a public reading of the Mueller report on Thursday and Friday.
“We’ve been saying for weeks that if you think there was no obstruction and no collusion, you haven’t read the Mueller report. So the ongoing quest has been, ‘How do we get that story out there while we are waiting for the witnesses to come in?’” said Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA).
Well, we support this lame stunt, if only for the fact that it will finally get Democrats to read the damn report. We’re particularly eager to hear Ms. Scanlon read this statement from Mr. Mueller: “The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”
That’s what we call: No collusion.
Not enough? How about this damning sentence from Mueller’s review of the Russians and their attempts to reach out to the president-elect after he beat Hillary: “They appeared not to have preexisting contacts and struggled to connect with senior officials around the President-Elect.”
You don’t say.
Yes, we very much look forward to hearing Democrats recite those two passages. They should prove illuminating for those lawmakers who get all of their facts from Rachel Maddow.
“I’d be amazed if even 1 percent of the American people have read the Mueller report, in part or in its entirety,” said Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD). “We have to catch up the American people any way we can. I would hope this would spur reading of the Mueller report all over the country.”
Oh, we hope so as well. And we hope that it starts within the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, where Democrats seem particularly impervious to the facts laid out by the special counsel. Hell, read it twice, just to let the good parts sink in. It might take a few times to de-brainwash yourselves from two years’ worth of conspiracy theories and cable news programs.
“It’s not a ploy to keep anything going,” Scanlon said of the ploy to keep the Russia theory alive.
According to the AP, an audio recording of the marathon reading session will be available to the public after the event is over. So, if you need some good treadmill material, why not listen to the Democrats admit, over the course of 12-14 hours, that they’ve been chasing witches for the last two years? Sounds like the perfect accompaniment for a long walk to nowhere.