House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler made a calculated move to save face.
Before I explain, let’s look at the recent desperate move by Nadler to trot out disgraced John Dean to testify before the House Judiciary Committee over something he knows nothing about: the Mueller case.
In the video below, Congressman Matt Gaetz nails Nadler for the dog and pony show that has nothing to do with impeaching President Trump.
Nadler wants to tie Donald Trump to Watergate in some weird anachronistic ploy. However, two key points stand out as common sense.
(1) The crimes at hand pale in comparison to Watergate.
(2) Barack Obama led the criminal conspiracy and coup attempt against Trump.
Congressman Louie Gohmert put John Dean’s testimony in perspective. Gohmert elucidated on just who Nadler brought before the committee. Gohmert started by reading Dean’s criminal record from an old New York Times article:
“They reported that in your case, John Sirica, the judge, read the formal charges regarding the conspiracy to thwart the investigation and he read as follows: that you were suborning perjury, giving false statements, and concealing evidence in the trial before Judge Sarika last winter.”
“Of the men arrested in the break-in, offering clemency to the defendants, paying to keep the arrested men silent, asking the Federal Bureau of Investigation for information, attempting to get the CIA to provide money for the payments,” Gohmert continued reading. “And furtherance of the conspiracy judge Sirica continued reading, Dean had committed six overt specific overt acts on or about June 27, 1972.”
Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX) highlights convicted felon and CNN contributor John Dean's criminal record
Dean tries to reply: “First of all, on your description of my pleading guilty—
Gohmert cuts him off, says: “That came from The New York Times, you can take it up with them” pic.twitter.com/wqwvzOl2D1
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 10, 2019
John Dean got scorched, as did Nadler for bringing this clown before the committee.
Clearly this showcases Nadler’s desperation.
According to CNN, Nadler now has all he needs from the DOJ to not hold AG Barr in contempt:
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said Monday that he has struck a deal with the Justice Department to begin providing Congress with some documents from the Mueller report related to obstruction of justice, putting off a looming court showdown between House Democrats and Justice over the report.
The court fight to enforce a subpoena to Attorney General William Barr is no longer necessary. At least for the time being — as a result of the agreement the committee struck with the Justice Department, Nadler said. Details about which documents would be provided to the committee were not disclosed. But the New York Democrat said the agreement would allow all Judiciary Committee members to see “Robert Mueller’s most important files … providing us with key evidence that the Special Counsel used to assess whether the President and others obstructed justice or were engaged in other misconduct.”
“These documents will allow us to perform our constitutional duties and decide how to respond to the allegations laid out against the President by the Special Counsel,” Nadler said.
I find this statement by Nadler laughable at best.
Barr likely salivated at the idea of contempt charges. Barr knows the Democrats know everything, repeat everything contained in the Mueller Report.
In truth, Democrats know all that the Mueller Report missed. After all, Democrats attempted the coup and hired Mueller for the coverup. Only Mueller failed.
What I’m most curious about is when Trump will decide to drop the hammer. I believe Trump knows more than he lets on, a hallmark of The Art of the Deal. Clearly Nadler doesn’t understand negotiations or he wouldn’t get so many public floggings.
But make no mistake about it, Nadler hasn’t reached the end of his public humiliations. The biggest is yet to come.