By Jon Dougherty
Remember when it was all the rage among Democrats and their propagandist enablers in the mainstream media to question POTUS Donald Trump’s mental fitness for office? We do. In fact, there are times even now when the subject comes up.
But honestly, if anyone should be questioned about their ability to deal with reality, it’s Democrats. Since Robert Mueller established that the “Russian collusion hoax” was indeed a hoax, several Donkey Party members simply can’t let go of the fabrication.
One of them is Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), whom Fox News‘ Tucker Carlson calls “the original Russian collusion truther.”
Because no one has yet to conclusively disprove all of the allegations contained in discredited former British spy Christopher Steele’s “Russia dossier,” then that means there is still a possibility that some of it is real. Yes, in Eric Swalwell’s pinheaded world, the American legal standard of innocent until proven guilty does not apply to POTUS Trump.
In an interview with the equally unhinged collusion truther Chris Matthews of MSNBC, Swalwell said all the evidence points to the president being a “Russian agent” and that he has not seen “a single piece of evidence that he’s not” a Russian agent.
He further argued that POTUS Trump is the only who’s lied throughout this entire hoax — forgetting to include Robert Mueller, apparently, who just cleared the president of what Swalwell is still accusing him of.
“To the president I say, the only person who has been caught lying about Russia is the president. He said that he’d had no business dealings with Russia. We have now learned that he had dealings going all the way up to and beyond the primary,” Swalwell claimed.
But being coy about business dealings that never came to fruition — while still a businessman — does not rise to the level of a crime. Lying to Congress like Steele, Glenn Simpson, and Andrew McCabe are accused of doing, however, is a different story.
And Swalwell has it backward. The president has been accused of being a Russian agent; it’s up to his accusers to prove their allegations. It doesn’t fall on the president to disprove them.
Again, though, Mueller has already done that. And right up until the moment he released his report crazy Democrats like Swalwell were singing his praises as the most ethical guy in D.C.
“I saw evidence and the country has seen evidence of collusion. Bob Mueller has said that he can’t prove it beyond a reasonable doubt, which I accept, but it doesn’t mean there wasn’t collusion,” Swalwell argued.
When Mueller says “there was no collusion,” isn’t that what he meant?
And what evidence? Where is it? Why didn’t Mueller lay it out? Do we get a tin foil hat with this never-ending conspiracy?
Democrats like Swalwell come from safe little districts full of equally unhinged voters who, beyond all reason, continue to believe the unbelievable. So he’ll be reelected to Congress for as long as he wants to serve.
But to use his own “logic,” serving in the House doesn’t mean he should be serving in the House. And up is down, down is up, and Russian collusion doesn’t need proof when the accusation is heaved at POTUS Donald Trump.
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