Abuse-of-Power Witch Hunt to end?
John Dowd Says Mueller Probe Will Clear Trump
“There’s no basis. There’s no exposure. It’s been a terrible waste of time.” ~John Dowd
John Dowd, who once headed Donald Trump’s legal team, is predicting the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller will clear the president.
Dowd made his comments to ABC News in an interview for an episode of “The Investigation,” a new podcast centered on Mueller’s probe.
“I know exactly what (Mueller) has,” Dowd said. “I know exactly what every witness said, what every document said. I know exactly what he asked. And I know what the conclusion or the result is.”
He added: “There’s no basis. There’s no exposure. It’s been a terrible waste of time.”
“I don’t think there’ll be a report. I will be shocked if anything regarding the president is made public, other than ‘We’re done.’”
Mueller used FBI SWAT tactics when arresting Roger Stone, Some say that is a bit overkill for such a small fish. Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2019.
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Dowd called the investigation “one of the greatest frauds this country’s ever seen.”
While on the job, Dowd said he provided Mueller’s office with extensive documents, but put his foot down when it came to a possible special counsel interview with Trump.
Dowd said he did not want to establish a precedent by permitting the interview.
“You cannot treat the president like anybody,” he said.
And he called the indictments stemming from the probe “nickel-dime process crimes.”
“I ran big corruption cases,” he said. “I didn’t go around, picking scabs and just making any case I could make.”
He offered the advice for Mueller: “Your job is to find out if there’s collusion or there was obstruction. And the answer’s ‘no,’ so let’s get on with it.”
GOP bill vs. Infanticide
Born-Alive Infant Protection Act vs. Infanticide
“We must build a culture that cherishes the dignity and sanctity of innocent human life. All children, born and unborn, are made in the holy image of God,” he said. “Every life is sacred, and every soul is a precious gift from Heaven.” ~President Donald Trump
House Republicans Re-Introduce Born-Alive Act to Protect Babies from Infanticide
Missouri Republican Rep. Ann Wagner re-introduced a bill Wednesday that would protect babies born alive after abortion from infanticide.
Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) asked for unanimous consent for the House to consider the bill.
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would ensure any infant born alive following an abortion receives the same medical care and protection the law gives any newborn baby.
Republican Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana – who originally co-sponsored the legislation when it was introduced previously – will bring a resolution that provides for floor consideration of Wagner’s bill. The two Republicans would force a vote in the House after 30 legislative days if no action is taken.
“Innocent life must be defended and protected at every stage, and that includes babies born alive during an abortion,” said Scalise in a statement. “We must immediately extend legal protections to these vulnerable newborns and prosecute any doctor who would leave them to die.”
Scalise added he began the process of forcing a vote on the bill “especially after horrific actions taken in New York and Virginia to permit infanticide.”
“The silence from Congressional Democrats is deafening and shameful,” Scalise continued. “Every Member of Congress, regardless of party, needs to go on record against infanticide, and we must immediately take action to stop it. The American people deserve to know where their representatives stand on this critical issue.”
“We must build a culture that cherishes the dignity and sanctity of innocent human life. All children, born and unborn, are made in the holy image of God,” he said. “Every life is sacred, and every soul is a precious gift from Heaven.”
Taxpayer Funded Congressional Pensions to end?
Time to End Taxpayer Funded Congressional Pensions
Sens. Mike Braun (R-IN) and Rick Scott (R-FL) introduced legislation on Tuesday to end taxpayer-funded congressional pensions. Braun contends that this legislation would help drain the D.C. swamp.
Sens. Braun and Scott introduced the End Pensions in Congress (EPIC) Act on Tuesday. Lawmakers can receive a taxpayer-funded pension if they work in Congress for five years and their pension can rise even higher depending on their years of service and average of the highest three years of salary.
Braun and Scott’s bill would eliminate the congressional pension.
Sen Braun said in a press release on Tuesday that this bill will help drain the swamp. The Hoosier conservative also said that he would donate his pension to Hoosier charities if Washington bureaucrats force him to accept the pension.
National Security, Border Wall
’We are BORN FREE, will STAY FREE… America will NEVER be a socialist country’ ~President Donald Trump