Thursday, December 12, 2019

How Far They’ll Go

I didn’t watch the live hearing yesterday in the Senate concerning the FBI report by the inspector general, Michael Horowitz, on his investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign.  According to Dana Milbank at the Washington Post, it was bizarre.

Mr. Horowitz said he found no evidence of political bias, but lots of procedural errors on the part of the investigators.  So therefore the Republicans proclaimed that there was tons of evidence.  They didn’t produce any, but they’re sure it’s all there and that somehow we’re all missing it.  Not only that, lack of such evidence is proof positive that there is a lot of it.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) topped them all, arguing that the failure to find political bias proved there was political bias. “Is not the lack of evidence that you’re talking about itself evidence of bias?” he asked Horowitz.

So when we get around to the trial in the Senate, rest assured that the Republicans will trot out their millinery provided by Alcoa and claim that the conspiracy is so vast and deep that only they — the ones with no evidence whatsoever — are the ones who know the real truth.