Republicans are finally going on the offensive after special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence for the conspiracy theory that President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election.
From the moment Trump took office, Democrats wouldn’t accept defeat — they began using phrases like “not my president” and questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s victory.
Democrats were hell-bent on dividing the country with claims that the president or his campaign sought foreign intervention in the election.
Ultimately, Trump, who had insisted from the start that the investigation was a “witch hunt,” was vindicated.
Still, the Democrats’ collusion conspiracy was devastating for the country, and it’s time for Republicans to hold them accountable.
Thankfully, many are doing so.
For example, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted a list of media hacks and government officials who helped peddle the Russian conspiracy theory.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) March 26, 2019
As another example, Trump’s campaign sent a warning memo to media producers about six former or current government officials who stoked the flames of the witch hunt.
Now former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has joined the fray, perfectly characterizing the years-long collusion probe as a coup d’etat attempt by Trump opponents inside the government.
“This is the first deliberate attempt of a coup d’etat by the deep state we’ve ever seen. It was clearly an attack on the American Constitution on our entire process of governance,” Gingrich said Thursday on Fox News.
Gingrich’s characterization is spot on.
The released text messages between former FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page show how rabidly anti-Trump some of those in the intelligence apparatus are.
The goal of the Russian collusion conspiracy is clear: Trump’s impeachment and removal from office. It was a blatant coup attempt.
And as Gingrich points out, former CIA Director John Brennan, who personifies the deep state, is one of the main proponents of the conspiracy.
“You had the head of a CIA who I think was undermining the United States and undermining the constitution,” Gingrich said.
Gingrich also targeted House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who is continuing to peddle the conspiracy theory despite the outcome of Mueller’s report.
“Frankly, (Trump) and his advisers ought to consider sending a letter to (House Speaker Nancy) Pelosi saying that as long as Schiff is on the Intelligence Committee, there will be no cooperation from the executive branch because they have chosen a person who is so profoundly dishonest,” he said.
Once again, Gingrich is right. The chairman of the Intelligence Committee shouldn’t be someone who dedicated so much time toward pushing misinformation.
Schiff and other outspoken supporters of the Russian collusion story should never be taken seriously again.
It’s time to hold Democrats accountable for attempting a coup d’etat against the president of the United States.
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