Less than 24-hrs after report, Beto believes ‘beyond a shadow of a doubt’ that Trump conspired with Russia, spins fanciful tale


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Less than 24 hours after special counsel Robert Mueller concluded his investigation into Russian collusion without having ever charged, indicted or convicted President Donald Trump for either collusion or obstruction of justice, Democrat presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke accused Trump of collusion and obstruction of justice. *facepalm*

“You have a president, who in my opinion, beyond the shadow of a doubt, sought to, however ham-handedly, collude with the Russian government, a foreign power, to undermine and influence our elections, the sanctity of the ballot box, the ability for each and every single one of us to make informed decisions about those who seek to represent us, and hold positions of public trust,” he said at a town hall event Saturday in Charleston, South Carolina.

“It is beyond a shadow of a doubt that once in office, the president of the United States sought to obstruct justice, first by firing the principal investigator into what had happened in the 2016 election and then, in the light of day, tweeting at his attorney general to stop the Russia investigation.”

Listen to his remarks below:

Everything he said was off by miles.

The president never “sought” to fire Mueller. Though he publicly aired grievances against the special counsel over what he and others still claim was shady behavior — hiring only Democrat lawyers, ignoring the Democrats’ alleged collusion, ruining retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn life over a process crime — he made no attempts to fire Mueller.

Nor did Trump ever order either his current attorney general, Bill Barr, or his former attorney general, Jeff Sessions, to halt the Russia investigation. He did however repeatedly bash Sessions for, one, recusing himself from the investigation, and two, ignoring the Democrats’ collusion.

Case in point:

And as noted by congressman Mark Meadows, none of Mueller’s investigative requests were ever rejected by the Trump administration, meaning the investigation was never obstructed.


Since the actual facts didn’t support what the dirt-eating presidential candidate said, O’Rourke tried to justify his conspiracy theories by citing the words of “Never Trump” columnist George Will.

“Do not take my word for it,” he said. “Take conservative columnist George Will’s words for it. If you’re wondering about collusion, then when you saw the president of the United States standing next to the leader of Russia on that stage in Helsinki, Finland, defending him and taking his word for it against our own intelligence community in our country, in George Will’s words, not mine, that is collusion in action.”

During a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last summer, Trump appeared to accept his Russian counterpart’s claim that no efforts were made by his government to affect the 2016 presidential election. Though the president was pummeled with backlash for the alleged capitulation, he seemed to argue in tweets that it was all part of a diplomacy strategy.


Plus, had the remarks been an actual act of collusion, why didn’t Mueller charge Trump over them?

Concluding his conspiracy theory-laden rant Saturday, O’Rourke said, “Ultimately I believe this will be decided at the ballot box in 2020.”

In other words, since there’s no evidence proving Trump colluded or obstructed justice, his strategy going forward is to accuse Trump of colluding and obstructing justice anyway in the hope that his blind followers accept his lies hook, line and sinker, and vote for him in 2020.

There’s just one problem with this strategy: There’s an army of people on Twitter ready and willing to call out his every lie and conspiracy theory.




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