In an interview held shortly before the confirmation vote for Brett Kavanaugh, with the result no longer in doubt thanks to Susan Collins’ dishonest capitulation to partisanship, Mitch McConnell admitted that the FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh had been a sham because the GOP Senators had dictated to the GOP White House the terms of the investigation into their GOP Supreme Court nominee:
Senate Republicans, not the White House, set the scope of the FBI probe into sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, including the decision not to interview the Supreme Court nominee or accuser Christine Blasey Ford, said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
In an interview shortly before the Senate is set to vote on confirming Kavanaugh, McConnell said GOP members of the Judiciary Committee made the decision in a meeting with two other Republicans who were at the time withholding their support, Senator Susan Collins of Maine and Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
“The White House took grief for setting the scope, but we gave them the scope,” said McConnell of Kentucky.
This revelation flew in the face of what Chuck Grassley, the GOP Chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, had said just a few days earlier:
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley declined on Friday to elaborate on what the FBI’s investigation can cover; he would only say the bureau was investigating credible allegations, and wouldn’t say if that included third accuser Julie Swetnick or alleged misleading or untrue statements to the committee.When asked about the scope of the investigation, Grassley only said it included “credible allegations as of last Friday…I guess I’ll let the FBI decide what’s a credible allegation.”Another reporter asked if the FBI would look at allegations that Kavanaugh misled the committee, to which Grassley responded, “We will leave the FBI to follow the facts. And the FBI is doing that the way they would normally do it.”
Chuck Grassley brazenly lied when he denied that the GOP Senators had been purposefully hindering the FBI investigation, then Mitch McConnell brazenly admitted that they had lied about it once he knew that their lies could no longer be opposed.
To recap, the GOP-controlled legislative branch of government conspired with the GOP-controlled executive branch of government to rig the judicial branch of government in favor of the GOP.
This is literally the definition of tyranny offered by none other than one of our founding fathers James Madison in 1788:
“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, selfappointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”
– James Madison
The Federalist no. 47 (1788)
It may be instructive to look at another quote from a founding father about tyranny:
“When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”
– Thomas Jefferson
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