Swalwell On GOP Trump Scandal List: “Umm, So If They Know, Why Won’t They Investigate This Shit?”


Yesterday we learned that House Republicans have compiled a spreadsheet of all the things they believe House Democrats will demand investigating if they win a majority in November.  Califormia Rep. Eric Swalwell who is also the Senior Democrat for the CIA on the Intelligence Committee asks the obvious: If they know about the Trump scandals, why aren’t they looking into them themselves?

Swalwell: “Let me get this right: @HouseGOP went so far to make a list of objectionable conduct by @realDonaldTrump, are telling themselves this will be investigated by @HouseDemocrats, and that’s why GOP must stay in charge? Umm, so if they know, why won’t they investigate this shit?”

According to Vox, the list of Trump scandals includes:

President Trump’s tax returns

Trump family businesses — and whether they comply with the Constitution’s emoluments clause, including the Chinese trademark grant to the Trump Organization

Trump’s dealings with Russia, including the president’s preparation for his meeting with Vladimir Putin

The payment to Stephanie Clifford — a.k.a. Stormy Daniels

James Comey’s firing

Trump’s firing of U.S. attorneys

Trump’s proposed transgender ban for the military

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s business dealings

White House staff’s personal email use

Cabinet secretary travel, office expenses, and other misused perks

Discussion of classified information at Mar-a-Lago

Jared Kushner’s ethics law compliance

Dismissal of members of the EPA board of scientific counselors

The travel ban

Family separation policy

Hurricane response in Puerto Rico

Election security and hacking attempts

White House security clearances

Besides the glaring ethical issues in this long list, some of these items also seem pretty damn urgent in terms of national security.  So, Rep. Swalwell, GREAT QUESTION.  Why aren’t Republicans looking into this shit?!!

Guess it’s because they decided against using the title “Proof of GOP Corruption” when making their list…


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