Rep. Collins Thinks Democrats Belong in Toontown

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga), the House Judiciary Committee’s ranking Republican, sounded off Monday at the Democratic members of the Judiciary Committee, tweeting:

People not included in Judiciary Democrats’ investigation of @POTUS: Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and Elvis. At this rate, best case scenario for their sprawling investigation is that we FINALLY discover who framed Roger Rabbit.— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) March 4, 2019

It can’t be understated how damaging of an impact the unsubstantiated accusations against Roger Rabbit had on Toontown, a suburb of Los Angeles, which was torn apart by the framing…oh, Charlie says to talk about the President Trump thing.

Rep. Collins’s Roger Rabbit themed jab was in reference to the Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee expanding the scope of their investigations into President Donald Trump. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said in a statement that the committee would open investigations into public corruption, obstruction of justice, and abuses of power by President Trump. These new lines of investigation will overlap with many aspects of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, which Judiciary Democrats are no longer willing to await the findings of before intensifying their investigations of the president. The special counsel’s investigation is believed to be in its final stages. The new lines of inquiry opened by Judiciary Democrats include the Trump-Putin talks, Comey’s firing, and President Trump’s business dealings with Russia.

In pursuit of these new areas of investigation, the House Judiciary Committee issued document requests to a whopping 81 agencies, individuals, and other entities with ties to President Trump, including members of the Trump family, the Trump Organization, the Trump campaign, the Trump Foundation, the presidential inaugural committee, and the White House. These document requests will help the House Judiciary Committee determine which witnesses to summon and which avenues against President Trump are the most promising.

On the Sunday talk shows, Rep. Nadler denied Democrats are pursuing impeachment investigations. Rep. Nadler stated, “impeachment is a long way down the road. We don’t have the facts yet, but we’re going to initiate proper investigations.”

Rep. Collins responded to Rep. Nadler’s statements, saying “we don’t even know what the Mueller report says, but Democrats are already hedging their bets. After recklessly prejudging the president for obstruction, Chairman Nadler is pursuing evidence to back up his conclusion because, as he admits, ‘We don’t have the facts yet.’” Rep. Collins is referring to previous statements from the Judiciary Chairman about his belief that President Trump has committed crimes. For example, in an interview last week with The New York Times, Rep. Nadler stated he believed it was “very clear that the president obstructed justice.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy echoed Rep. Collins sentiment, stating Rep. Nadler decided to impeach President Trump “the day the president won the election.”

The actions of the House Judiciary Committee come as House Democrats in other committees attempt to gather incriminating evidence against President Trump. Democrats heading the House of Representatives Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees wrote to the White House and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seeking information about President Trump’s communication with Putin.

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Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Dems are playing by the GOP’s rules, Doug. There were at least 8 Benghazi investigations over at four years. The clock on Trump started only 2 months ago.

https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/oct/12/hillary-clinton/clinton-there-have-been-7-benghazi-probes-so-far/

The GOP’s newest rule is that any investigation of low character and lack of ethics at the highest level of government is Mickey Mouse.

Michael
Michael

This is precisely what America cried out for, loudly and clearly, in November of 2018. Sorry, Doug. “Elections have consequences.”

Benevolus
Benevolus

If Al Capone won the Presidency as a Dem, trying to impeach him from day 1 would be totally appropriate for Collins et. al. I suspect, and even for most Dems. Trump is a crook and a shyster and everything he touches appears to be crooked. He doesn’t seem to have any other tools besides corruption. Real estate scams, fake universities, illegal payoffs, fake donations, witness tampering… and that’s not even getting into his lack of competency, which is blatantly impeachable too. I hate to see it. It will be a beautiful day when Trump is finally out of our… Read more »

Michael
Michael

But what about Hilary’s emails? I guess Russia never did find them, despite our President’s request that they do exactly that. “No Collusion!!”

Benevolus
Benevolus

His campaign chairman giving internal polling data to a Russian spy isn’t collusion?

Michael
Michael

Oh of course it is. As was accepting a meeting from Russians offering dirt on Hilary Clinton as “part of the Russian government’s interest in helping your father win the election.” As was amending the GOP party platform at the convention in order to turn a blind eye to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. As was Trump quid-pro-quo to get a Trump Tower built in Moscow, a project he lied about routinely.

Benevolus
Benevolus

At some point he will say, “Oh I meant no collision. I thought they were investigating whether I had a traffic accident.

chefdavid
chefdavid

I home the American Public get’s so tired of this the house flips back in 2020 and Trump wins.

Benevolus
Benevolus

And it’s not like Trump is some poor schmuck with no resources to fight back. To hear him tell it he’s a multi-billionaire, and he has the full force of the American Russian government Rudy Giuliani behind him.

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

The Donald J. Trump Foundation was (is?) the subject of a fraud suit brought by the Attorney General of New York. The charity shut down in December as part of an agreement with the attorney general’s office. I’m honestly not sure whether or not the organization – and it’s directors (i.e., the Trumps) – are still under criminal or civil investigation. I believe they are in some capacity. The Trump Organization is the subject of multiple civil suits on emoluments and government ethics issues, in addition to multiple state investigations of tax fraud. The Trump Campaign is under a federal… Read more »

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

Also, a very special “Bless Your Heart” to the poor comms staffer who has clearly never seen Who Framed Roger Rabbit I’d do a spoiler alert, but the movie is 30 years old at this point… It turns out that Roger Rabbit was framed by a corrupt government official who failed to renounce ownership of his private business before taking office and engaged in various acts of corruptipn and criminality to further his financial interests including rigging favorable government contracts, fraud, abuse of government office, murder, and the titular obstruction of justice. In addition, he surrounded himself with inept weasels… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

If 81 letters requesting documents is ‘whopping’ what is the adjective to use for the 1000+ letters and subpoenas sent out for the Whitewater investigation?

Benevolus
Benevolus

“Orwellian”?

alpha male
alpha male

You know what the 81 potential investigations prove? It proves that as far as Russian collusion, you know, that little ditty that this whole charade is supposedly about,is a dog that won’t hunt. There is no there there. Mueller, Schiff, the whole lot of them, have hit a dry hole. And everyone knows it.

Trump needs to take a lesson from Eric Holder. Just ignore the letters and any subpoenas. Let Nadler subpoena to his hearts content. And then let Nadler enforce them.

Gregs
Gregs

I agree with you but….I’ve never seen Trump’s birth certificate and many people say he was born in a Russian orphanage to a Russian comfort girl and Fred. He was whisked out in the middle of the night to hush up the collusion and accompanying scandal. We really need to know if he’s even qualified to be President. Moreover, he has never released his high school or college transcripts. Did he even go to school? Many people say he was never seen at any of these schools. Investigators are looking into this now and finding all sorts of interesting things.… Read more »

braveswinitall
braveswinitall

When are we going to investigate the FBI and Hillary paying Russian agents for fake stuff to try and destroy the opposing candidate in a presidential election? And topple him after winning…Can anyone explain why that is not collusion?

And our own FBI is involved and half the upper level folks have been fired. When will they be prosecuted? They committed crimes. When will Mueller get around to that? Stunning.

TheDeepDark
TheDeepDark

Dude… put the tinfoil hat back on or I’ll do it for you.

braveswinitall
braveswinitall

Hat…. Did I miss something? The post refers to Russian Collusion. Is hiring Russians for a fake dossier collusion? What do you call it?

TheDeepDark
TheDeepDark

DTM, by the way… if you are going to keep creating accounts I am just going to block your IP completely…

Benevolus
Benevolus

It proves that you are not paying attention.

Ellynn
Ellynn

I didn’t ask about the potential investigations, I asked about adjectives. You folks read way too much into a question.

Will Durant
Will Durant

Just because, like Jessica Rabbit, the more prurient stories are drawn salaciously bad, they aren’t really that bad (read impeachable). The Dems need to be focusing in on the Wiley E. Coyote level schemes of obstructionism.

That being said, Doug Collins very presence on the Judiciary Committee is Looney Tunes.

bethebalance
bethebalance

Impeachment is already the back up plan.
Plan A is winning in 2020.
But still using all the info discovered during investigations.

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

He isn’t going to be impeached. Impeachment is, at the end of the day, a political question. Democrats aren’t going to take on a political capital-intensive endeavor like impeachment without the guarantee there are enough votes in the Senate to convict or make Trump’s seat toasty enough to resign. As long as Trump continues to put forward conservative judicial nominees, those votes don’t exist. Quite frankly, I don’t care about impeachment. If Trump is guilty of the decades upon decades of tax fraud (let alone the obstruction of justice and other crimes he’s allegedly committed) I’d much rather see him… Read more »

braveswinitall
braveswinitall

I agree. It is waste of time but funny to watch these folks running around breathlessly talking about it.

They may have a better time getting rid of Trump with impeachment than winning an election on the Green New Deal and 70-90% tax rates. Maybe “free” everything will ring true… Is anything ever free?