House Dems announce new investigation on whether Trump lied to Bob Mueller

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With President Donald Trump nearing three years in office, it is clear that Democrats will never accept the results of the 2016 presidential election.

It’s also clear that the Democrat Party has no intentions of stopping their ongoing investigations of the president — at least, not unless voters take away their majority in the House, which has essentially been weaponized as a political tool to target opponents.

The House of Representatives, under the control of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is now investigating whether President Trump lied to special counsel Robert Mueller in written answers he provided in the Russia collusion investigation that proved to be a hoax.

This being announced Monday by House General Counsel Douglas Letter in telling the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia why the House needs access to grand jury material Mueller collected in his investigation, CNN reported.

“Did the President lie? Was the President not truthful in his responses to the Mueller investigation?” Letter reportedly told the court.

“The House is trying to determine whether the current president should remain in office. This is unbelievably serious and it’s happening right now, very fast,” he added.

The fact that this effort is being orchestrated entirely by the opposition party gains little notice in the anti-Trump media.

In effect, as long as voters grant Democrats a majority in either chamber of Congress, they will not stop digging for dirt on Trump until they hit payday.

The latest development, coming as Democrats are set to begin a second week of their dog and pony impeachment show trial, involves revelations that came up during Roger Stone’s trial —  a federal jury in Washington, D.C., found Stone guilty last week on all counts in a case stemming from the special counsel’s investigation.

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Former Trump deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates testified that Trump and Stone talked about information that was coming that could help the campaign in mid-2016, at a time when Stone was attempting to get secret details about stolen Democratic documents WikiLeaks had.

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort also apparently told the Mueller grand jury what Trump’s approach to WikiLeaks had been in 2016, according to the Mueller report.

But Trump told Mueller in his written statements he didn’t recall discussing WikiLeaks with Stone.

The House is seeking what Manafort told the grand jury — in accordance to law, grand jury details are redacted, to include a sentence describing Manafort speaking to Trump in July 2016, after WikiLeaks’ first released documents involving Hillary Clinton.

According to The Washington Post, a majority of the three-member panel of judges “seemed inclined to uphold the House’s authority to obtain grand jury records as part of impeachment proceedings, but was considering staying the release of information and requiring the House to provide a more detailed showing of why it needed each disclosure it sought, at least behind closed doors with the lower court.”

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