Kevin McCarthy jars Dems sluggish memory on foreign oppo research with inconvenient reality

The Democratic Party and their media allies are consumed with selective outrage in overreacting to hypothetical scenarios, even as they ignore actual events that trump the guessing game.

But House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., was quick to jar their memory.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi was left clutching her pearls after President Donald Trump’s interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, where the president said he may listen to damaging information about a political opponent from foreign countries, or turn it over to the FBI if he felt it was warranted.

Calling the response “appalling,” the California Democrat said, “The President gave us once again evidence that he does not know right from wrong.”

Yet, Pelosi and the liberal media conveniently look past Hillary Clinton’s campaign paying former British spy Christopher Steele for opposition research on Trump, and that Steele’s unverified dossier was used to help obtain FISA warrants in 2016 to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

McCarthy addressed Pelosi’s so-called umbrage Thursday during a press conference.

 

“What I am appalled about is what has happened in our election. I watched in the last campaign the Democrat presidential campaign spend $6 million to a foreign entity to travel the world to try to find something when they could not find it, they made false accusations, salacious accusations at that,” McCarthy said. “Drove this country into a special counsel lasting more than 22 months. Using this false information, sending it to the FBI that went and got a FISA court. Then to spy upon Americans and took us through something we should never have to live again.

“I did not hear the Speaker be appalled at that. Or to have a chair of the House Intel Committee [Schiff] think that he’s knowingly speaking on a phone to a foreign entity, to supply some other false allegations. And what action did he take? Those are the things I’m appalled about that actually did happen,” he said.

The reference to Schiff involved the lawmaker taking a call from Russian pranksters last year, who said they had naked pictures of President Trump — a spokesman for the Democrat said appropriate law-enforcement was informed before and after the call, as they believed it was “probably bogus.”

The Democrats are using Trump’s remarks as further excuse to continue with their partisan investigations of the president regarding Russian collusion, despite special counsel spending 2 years and more than $35 million, only to come up empty.

On Thursday, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who is conducting a post-Mueller probe of Trump and Russian meddling, subpoenaed former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump deputy campaign manager Rick Gates for documents and testimony, Fox News reported.

President Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to scoff at the collective outrage, saying he meets with and speaks to foreign governments “every day” and that they talk about “everything.”

“Should I immediately call the FBI about these calls and meetings?” he asked. “How ridiculous! I would never be trusted again.”

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