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Though he was one of many Democrats who spent years propagating the Russian collusion delusion hoax and conspiracy theory, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer now claims that his GOP colleagues are the real conspiracy theorists.
In a stunningly fact-free letter submitted to his colleagues this Friday, the conspiracy theory touting Senate leader took aim at the GOP’s growing probe into how the collusion delusion hoax and conspiracy theory first came to be.
“Watching our Republican colleagues over the last few weeks, you’d never know that the nation is in the midst of crisis,” his letter began in complete contradiction to the facts.
“Rather than having the Senate work on COVID-related business … [t]he Republican-led Judiciary and Homeland Security Committees — two powerful committees with broad jurisdiction over issues related to the coronavirus — have instead used their majority to chase wild conspiracy theories to appease President Trump.”
View the full letter below:
Sen. McConnell hasn’t scheduled any legislative business related to COVID-19 for the next Senate work period
But the Senate GOP Conspiracy Caucus will hold hearings on baseless conspiracy theories to prop up Pres. Trump
They need to focus on this health and economic crisis NOW pic.twitter.com/dtO8CLLWzp
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) May 29, 2020
The “wild conspiracy theories” he referenced are in fact legitimate concerns about how the Obama administration carried out Crossfire Hurricane, the now-under-scrutiny investigation into President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.
Earlier in the week, Judiciary Committee chair Lindsey Graham announced that former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would testify on June 3, marking the committee’s first public hearing on the matter.
“Mr. Rosenstein will testify about the new revelations contained in the Horowitz report concerning the FISA warrant applications and other matters,” he said. “This will be the first in a series of oversight hearings regarding all things Crossfire Hurricane and the Mueller investigation.”
“Mr. Rosenstein will testify about the new revelations contained in the Horowitz report concerning the FISA warrant applications and other matters.” – Chairman @LindseyGrahamSC
— Senate Judiciary (@senjudiciary) May 27, 2020
The report he referenced by Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz outlined a bevy of problems with how the Obama administration had obtained FISA warrants against Trump’s campaign officials. Two of the four warrants on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page weren’t even valid.
Unlike the collusion delusion hoax itself, these aren’t conspiracy theories or the musings of a madman. They’re genuine facts that have been documented in writing.
Nevertheless, Schumer continued his letter by just doubling down on his newfound the “Republicans are the conspiracy theorists” angle.
“With our country in crisis, Senate Republicans have become a conspiracy caucus. They have failed the American people by turning the institutions of the Senate into an extension of the President’s re-election campaign,” he wrote.
Both Congressional Democrats and their media allies have uttered similar accusations about Attorney General Bill Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham. It appears nobody is safe from being accused of being a conspiracy theorist.
To hear the left tell it, anybody who shares even the slightest concern about Crossfire Hurricane is a partisan hack out to get Robert Mueller.
“To Democrats, Barr is merely shilling for Trump, putting politics ahead of the law — ‘waging a media campaign on behalf of President Trump,’ as House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler put it,” Politico reported last year.
“To them, he is an expression of the corruption of the Republican party under Trump, one among many conservatives who might have had second thoughts about the president but now follow in lockstep.”
But to conservatives, the Democrats’ refusal to be even remotely honest about the problems with Crossfire Hurricane is proof of THEIR corruption — a corruption rooted in their gradually growing disregard for civil liberties.
“I can understand not caring about the plight of Michael Flynn, but cases like this have turned erstwhile liberals – people who just a decade ago were marching in the streets over the civil liberties implications of Cheney’s War on Terror apparatus – into defenders of the spy state,” Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi noted in a recent blog post.
“Politicians and pundits across the last four years have rolled their eyes at attorney-client privilege, the presumption of innocence, the right to face one’s accuser, the right to counsel and a host of other issues, regularly denouncing civil rights worries as red-herring excuses for Trumpism.”
Why have they embraced this? Because #OrangeManBad.
“Democrats clearly believe constituents will forgive them for abandoning constitutional principles, so long as the targets of official inquiry are figures like Flynn or Paul Manafort or Trump himself,” Taibbi added.
Likewise, they seem to believe that smearing anyone who wants to look into genuine corruption won’t make them look bad.
But they may want to rethink that belief:
@SenSchumer Oh…so NOW they are “conspiracy hearings”? Getting a little close to home Chuckie? Screw you & all of you lying Democrats! You have put our country through hell 4 four years now W/REAL CONSPIRACY theories!The chickens R coming home to roost! #DemocratsEnemiesWithin https://t.co/CINcPAlWr3
— PJ (@Pamjd219) May 30, 2020
The party of Chicken Little Chuck is the party of conspiracy. Not only did his party lie about Trump conspiring with Putin for 3-4 years, they actually engaged in a conspiracy to remove the President from office. The truth will emerge.
— Dave Hoffman (@DHoff350) May 30, 2020
Man are the dems getting scared. You can always tell when they’re caught at something. They all as a unit start doubling down on the lies. Conspiracy theory? There are memos amd emails proving it. Unlike the russia hoax that purely fabricated along with the impeachment.
— Jerry Cavanaugh (@cavanaugh_jerry) May 30, 2020
It is not a conspiracy theory if there are facts to back it up. Your party should be pretty scared about everything that has come out. I wonder what you knew when you said about intel community “they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you”? Prophetic or complicit?
— Grkskyfly (@grkskyfly) May 29, 2020
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