Silence from the Republican Party.
This is about the elected officials of the GOP. They knowingly enable.Trump, and if they had any courage, respectability or sense of living up to their sworn oath to protect, preserve and defend the United States and its Constitution, they could stop Trump cold. They could have stopped him a year ago. Longer.
Sunday afternoon, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) left the following tweet. It explains today's Republican Party in Congress as well as pretty much anything.
The thing is, most Americans can read. The Mueller Report said no such thing that Mr. Grassley tries to claim. (And I use "Mr." carefully and out of politeness and deference to his position as a U.S. Senator who has sworn an oath to protect the United States.). In fact, the Mueller Report actually noted numerous instances. It just didn't indict the president -- which is another matter entirely. And further, it suggested that the only reason it didn't indict the president was because it was against Justice Department policy. This is something Chuck Grassley should know since he sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee. (He even had been chairman.) In addition, left out of his dishonorable comments is that the Mueller Report noted many instances of obstruction of justice..
And on top of all this, Grassley then goes on the make the gut-galling claim that we "Need to reestablish confidence in FBI/CIA.
Hey, here's a thought! A really huge way to "reestablish confidence in FBI/CIA" is to tell his party leader to stop saying that he believes Putin & not U.S. intel services. And to stop saying he believes the murderous dictator Kim Jong-Un and not U.S. intelligence services. That would be a incredibly great start! And as a cool follow-up, he Grassley could tell Trump to stop firing agents of the FBI who have given their life's service to defending the U.S. from foreign and domestic enemies, but who Trump wants to discredit because they are legally investigating his administration. And also stop stripping former CIA directors of their security clearance, simply because they have been critical of him.
Of course, this is a really easy matter to get to the foundation of. And that's to have Chuck Grassley answer a really simple question -- does he believe Putin and Kim and not U.S. intel services?? If he doesn't believe them over our own country's intelligence departments, then that means he knows the truth. And yet sends out hypocritical, shameful tweets like the one above. (I won't even suggest the alternative, the Grassley does believe Putin and Kim over American intel, because I don't believe that for a single second.)
Chuck Grassley knows the truth. And he acts to divide the country and enable Trump. The GOP in Congress know the truth. And act to divide the country and enable Trump.
And unless they change, which seems profoundly unlikely, it is their legacy.