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Democrats Ready to Smoothly Transition to New Trump Probes

Well, looks like that whole Russia collusion thing that tied up the presidency for the past two years is a bust. Robert Mueller is about to release his report, and while he discovered some dirty laundry rummaging through people’s closets, he apparently has found no illegal behavior committed by President Trump, and no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

But Democrats are having too much fun, and they’re not going to let Mueller spoil the party. They will be investigating Trump until the day he leaves office, and then afterward as well.

According to Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal:

There’s been no more reliable regurgitator of fantastical Trump-Russia collusion theories than Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff. So when the House Intelligence Committee chairman sits down to describe a “new phase” of the Trump investigation, pay attention. These are the fever swamps into which we will descend after Robert Mueller’s probe.

The collusionists need a “new phase” as signs grow that the special counsel won’t help realize their reveries of a Donald Trump takedown. They had said Mr. Mueller would provide all the answers. Now that it seems they won’t like his answers, Democrats and media insist that any report will likely prove “anticlimactic” and “inconclusive.” “This is merely the end of Chapter 1,” said Renato Mariotti, a CNN legal “analyst.”

Mr. Schiff turned this week to a dependable scribe—the Washington Post’s David Ignatius—to lay out the next chapter of the penny dreadful . . . Mr. Schiff has now dictated to Mr. Ignatius a whole new collusion theory. Forget Carter Page, Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos—whoever. The real Trump-Russia canoodling rests in “Trump’s finances.” The future president was “doing business with Russia” and “seeking Kremlin help.”

So, no apologies. No acknowledgment that Mr. Schiff & Co. for years have pushed fake stories that accused innocent men and women of being Russian agents. No relieved hope that the country might finally put this behind us. Just a smooth transition—using Russia as a hook—into Mr. Trump’s finances. Mueller who?

Trump in All-Out Campaign to Turn Public Against Democrats’ Probes

President Trump is in a battle for his presidency, and he’s waging the fight in the public arena.

The greatest consequence of Democratic control over the House has nothing to do with legislation. It has to do with trying to destroy the Trump presidency, which has been the Democrats’ goal since Election Day 2016.

Trump is well aware that this will involve endless investigations of everything from his businesses and tax returns to discovering how he manages to look like he has lots of hair.

The president has two defenses: His White House legal team, which he has already enhanced, and public opinion. If he can get the public to see overreach on the part of the Democrats, he might convince Nancy Pelosi to put the breaks on some of the probes.

We saw the commencement of the public square strategy during the State of the Union. Trump’s call for bipartisanship and his effort to portray himself as seeking love and cooperation was the sunny half of the strategy. “If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation,” he said in the State of the Union.

The other half is bashing his opponents, Trump’s specialty. As we’ve seen, it can be quite effective. Thursday morning, two tweets targeted the man who will be one of his chief nemeses, Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Wash.

It’s a plan. It might work. A lot of these Democrats have unappealing personalities and therefore make appealing targets.

And if the Mueller report lacks any evidence of Russia collusion and fails to make very serious allegations against the president, the idea that all of this is frivilous could take root.

Judicial Watch Seeks Ethics Probe of Democrat Schiff

The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch is asking the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee may have violated standards by disclosing classified information, the Washington Examiner reported.

In the letter that requests the investigation of ranking committee member Rep. Adam Schiff and Rep. Jackie Speier, both of California, Judicial Watch cites other complaints to the OCE which were successful in garnering an investigation of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif. Nunes stepped aside from leading the committee’s Russia investigation after the OCE began their investigation.

“If the standard for filing a complaint or opening an ethics investigation is that a member has commented publicly on matters that touch on classified information, but the member does not reveal the source of his or her information, then the complaints against Chairman Nunes are incomplete insofar as they target only Nunes,” Judicial Watch wrote.