For over a year, Democrats have been hyping the Russia collusion investigation.
Democrats on the Intelligence Committee have given interviews hinting at evidence of coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russians.
But the real truth is even worse than you think.
Democrats are using the Russia investigation as nothing more than a fundraising scam to bilk money from their donors.
Two leading Democrats on the committee – who regularly appear on television to try and breathe life into the dying story – have emailed out fundraising appeals on the investigation.
“Rep. Eric Swalwell’s campaign website features ominous photos of President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner. It warns about Russia’s attacks on last year’s presidential election and asks visitors to sign a petition demanding that a bipartisan commission investigate.
Those who sign are then asked to contribute $5, $10, $25 or more to the California Democrat.
Swalwell is one of the junior members of the House Intelligence Committee, which has long had an unspoken rule against engaging in partisan fundraising related to the panel’s secretive work.
But the panel’s high-profile Russia investigation is now putting that rule to the test, and experts are warning that some committee members’ recent appeals for campaign cash could undermine everyone’s credibility.
“If you’re trying to fundraise in a way that whips up partisanship, that’s going to make the important work of the committee that much harder, if not impossible,” said Michael Bahar, who until last May was the panel’s Democratic staff director.
Fundraising appeals from Intelligence Committee members have so far avoided detailed references to the panel’s investigation, but there is undoubtedly a connection. And these fundraising appeals come as outside groups, including some with ties to the Trump administration, are capitalizing on the highly charged issue to bolster their own war chests.
Rep. Adam Schiff, the House panel’s top Democrat , last month sent a fundraising request tangentially related to his involvement in the House investigation that is looking into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.”
These Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have access to the raw intelligence.
Schiff and Swalwell know very well there is no evidence of collusion.
But they make TV appearances to hype the investigation – without providing any evidence of wrongdoing – in order to stoke the flames of Trump hatred in their base so they can raise money for their re-election campaigns.
In Schiff’s case, experts believe he is using the Russia investigation as a platform to launch a Senate bid should California’s Diane Feinstein retire.
The Democrats actions and their words speak volumes.
After over one year of investigations, none can cite any evidence of collusion.
But it has produced hours of TV time which has allowed some Democrats to build a national profile so they can stuff their campaign war chests and build a platform to use as a springboard to run for higher office.