Democrat Congressman Sean Maloney got schooled by Fox News host Martha MacCallum when he rudely cut her off mid-sentence and raised his voice at her while discussing the Mueller report — on her show.
“You’re very rude, sir! That was rude!” MacCallum said in response to Maloney repeatedly claiming that President Trump had obstructed justice.
No Indictment = No Obstruction of Justice
For the record, Robert Mueller concluded there was no evidence of collusion between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign (that was focus of the Russia investigation).
Mueller did not draw a conclusion on obstruction of justice, but the LACK OF AN INDICTMENT against Trump means there was insufficient evidence. But Congressman Sean Maloney repeatedly tried to suggest otherwise.
Clip via Fox News
Carter Page’s Life Was Ruined Based On False Rumors
Here’s what happened: MacCallum pointed out that the Obama FBI had used former Trump campaign aide Carter Page’s overtures to Trump about speaking at a college graduation in Russia as a valid reason to obtain sham FISA warrants to spy on him.
Page nearly went bankrupt paying for legal fees to defend himself when he hadn’t done anything wrong. He has been unable to find another job because of the fallout from the media attention. In the end, Page was never indicted for anything. But his life has been ruined just the same.
“I was curious to see what they actually found on Carter Page. On page 95, the ‘investigation did not establish that he coordinated with the Russian government in its efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.’ That’s a big headline.
[During the campaign] He was asking if Donald Trump should speak at a graduation in Russia. And he wanted to be part of this event in Russia, and he keeps approaching the campaign.
Corey Lewandowski, the campaign manager, responds saying, ‘If you want to do this, it would be outside of your role with DJT. I am certain Mr. Trump would not be able to attend.'”
You Can’t Obstruct Justice On a Crime That Never Happened
Maloney responded by saying we shouldn’t focus on Page, but instead focus on Trump’s alleged obstruction of justice.
“We should try to remain focus on what matters, and it sure as heck isn’t Carter Page. What matters is the Russians attacked the United States of America.
What matters is the president the United States directed the White House counsel to remove the special counsel and he only didn’t get away with it because Don McGahn said no. The president seemed to engage every way he could to obstruct.”
MacCallum interjected by saying, “I want to say one thing…I have something to say.” That’s when Maloney repeatedly cut her off. MacCallum reacted by saying:
“You are very rude. I’m trying to interject for a moment. I want to say one thing about the ‘underlying crime’ here.
When there is not an underlying crime with regard to collusion, it’s difficult to say someone is obstructing something. You just laid out your thinking about why you think the president was being obstructive, but there is no underlying crime. I’m sorry for getting heated, please go ahead.”
Complaining about a Sham Investigation Is Not Obstruction
Keep in mind that Carter Page was the catalyst for the bogus Russia probe. The Democrats are making a circular argument: They’re saying Trump TRIED TO obstruct justice because he wanted to end a sham investigation into a crime that never happened.
However, Trump never ended the Mueller investigation — even though he had the authority to. Yes, Trump complained about the Mueller probe because it turned out to be the witch hunt that he repeatedly insisted it was.
Earth to Democrats: Complaining about the FBI investigating you for a crime that they admit you did not commit is not obstruction of justice.
This is not the first time that Sean Maloney has been rude to Martha MacCallum on her own show. That’s like someone coming to your home and being obnoxious to you. Most people would react by throwing them out.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) February 15, 2019
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