Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told Manu Raju that President Trump should not get in the way of FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the President should let him do his job.
Chuck Grassley just told me Trump shouldn't get in the way of Mueller: "The president should let the special counsel do his job."
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) October 30, 2017
Last week, Grassley said the Justice Department should appoint a special counsel to investigate the uranium deal after Republican lawmakers launched investigations that closely mirror Trump’s attempts to distract the public from the Russia probe, including their attempts to use a “uranium deal” as a Trump Get Out of Jail free card.
So that’s a big old yes to Grassley sniffing around to find crumbs for Trump’s fake conspiracy theories.
MSNBC’s Joy Reid took down this entire uranium distraction in just two minutes, but the mainstream media is allowing it to percolate as if it has any legitimacy. It does not.
Transcript from Slate:
Reid: Who is the person who donated to Hillary Clinton who is related to and had an investment in uranium one? What is that person’s name? Do you remember their name?
Kerns: They are board members of Uranium One donated up to $143 million I think to the Clinton Foundation.
Reid: Did he own any assets in Uranium One at the time Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State?
Kerns: You know, I don’t know that, but here’s what I would…
Reid: He did not. Sold them.
Kerns: Here’s what I would like to know…
Reid: He sold them years before. So what you’re talking about is a deal that nine members of CFIUS approved unanimously. None of them was Hillary Clinton. You have a donor who separately gave Hillary Clinton donations at a time when she was not Secretary of State. The two things cross in the night, they have no relation to each other. The members of CFIUS have been very clear Hillary Clinton had nothing to do with that approving that deal. She would have had to strong-arm eight people in order to get them to unanimously approve the deal and also the President of the United States would intervene if they saw any problems.
The CFIUS people say now that if that deal came before them today they would still approve it unanimously. There’s actually nothing about the deal that’s controversial. The only reason we’re talking about it is because per your admission, which I think is very honest, the RNC would like us to be talking about this now.
Grassley is desperately trying to feed the Trump monster his daily dose of alternative reality, but even Chuck Grassley is warning Trump not to interfere with the Mueller investigation.
Of course, Grassley didn’t have the courage to say what all Republicans should be saying, since Congress is led by Republicans right now. Republicans should be saying that if Mueller is fired or his investigation is tampered with in any way, immediate impeachment proceedings will be supported.
But hey, this is a huge moment of spine from the man who stole a SCOTUS seat for this President, whose close adviser pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about the Russia investigation and whose two other campaign advisers were indicted and turned themselves in to the FBI today.