Some Democrats still just can’t let go of the Russia conspiracy. One of them is Congressman Eric Swalwell who recently insisted on MSNBC that Mueller wasn’t allowed to go far enough.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Swalwell Suggests Rosenstein Didn’t Let Mueller ‘Follow the Money’
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D., Calif.) suggested Friday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein may have prevented Special Counsel Robert Mueller from investigating possible financial connections between President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Russian government.
“When you read the 200 pages of the links between the Russians and the Trump campaign and the fact that Bob Mueller did not find collusion, remember he was not allowed to pursue any money laundering or any follow-the-money type investigation,” Swalwell said on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House. “The question will be: Why wasn’t he allowed to do that? And was that Rod Rosenstein protecting the president by not allowing that to be a part of the investigation?”
Swalwell also criticized Rosenstein for not keeping “a wall” between himself and Trump, claiming he did not respect “the independence of the Department of Justice.” Additionally, Rosenstein should not have written the memo suggesting that Trump fire former FBI Director James Comey, Swalwell said.
“He never should have been talking to the president at all about his status as a witness or subject or possibly a target,” Swalwell said.
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Swalwell is actually running for president, not that you’d know it. He’s barely even registering in the polls. Even so, Trey Gowdy reminds us how insane he would be as commander in chief.
FOX News reports:
Trey Gowdy: ‘President Eric Swalwell, that ought to scare the ever-living hell out of you’
Former congressman Trey Gowdy blasted 2020 presidential candidate Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., Friday for continuing to claim that President Trump is a Russian asset.
“President Eric Swalwell, that ought to scare the ever-living hell out of you,” Gowdy told “The Story with Martha MacCallum” while reacting to a clip of Swalwell on MSNBC….
Gowdy accused Swalwell of playing politics.
“His last sentence is exactly the difference between a prosecutor and a politician. Prosecutors prove that you did something, politicians make you prove you did not. Did you hear his last sentence? ‘I challenge President Trump to prove that he did not do something.’ That’s what politicians do,” Gowdy said.
Swalwell has about as much chance of becoming president as your kitchen sink.