This is a committee with a majority of Republicans who will do anything they can to avoid a real investigation of the Russian inference in the 2016 election. Instead, they will pursue construction of a false narrative based on carefully chosen information, arranged creatively to disparage the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton.
This is the Republican counter attack on the real events which took place during our national elections, in which the Russian government and operatives in the US, secretly tried to influence the election in favor of Donald Trump. There are many reasons the Russians did not want Hillary Clinton to win, but in general it was her hard stance against Russian expansion. It was clear she would work through the UN and other organizations to sanction Russia.
This committee serves a second purpose, which at the moment is vital to President Trump. With the false narrative, the committee has constructed an excuse to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Trump needs to do this in order to fire Robert Mueller. This is the plan to avoid an obstruction of justice charge against the President. Trump doesn’t know what Mueller has, but he doesn’t want to take chances. Trump has said repeatedly he plays to win.
The cleverly constructed narrative falls perfectly into Trump’s defense, which he has said often, that whatever the Republicans did wrong in the elections was nothing compared to the Democrats. Representatives Devin Nunes and Trey Gowdy excel at creative writing but fail in the honesty department.
The “path of least resistance” is a law of physics that applies to inanimate objects. This path for Sessions, Rosenstein and Wray is out the door, but I am real glad they are staying put.
This blog is a separate page and I will link it to a series of commentaries in the future. The story was too big to keep it as one of my posts.