After the Trump administration has worked so long and hard at destroying the credibility of the FBI and the Department of Justice to throw the hounds off of their own scent in the investigation of their justice obstructing and Russia colluding, a top Republican Senator is calling right on schedule for a formal “impartial ethics investigation” of the law enforcement agencies “to restore public confidence” in them that his party toiled so mightily to eliminate.
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) took to Twitter to play his role in the Trump administration’s poorly orchestrated symphony of lies.
1) I respect the men and women of the FBI and DOJ; 2) I respect both former Director Mueller and current Director Wray; and 3) I believe an impartial ethics investigation of leadership of both organizations during last administration is essential to restore public confidence
— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) February 3, 2018
The fact is that the only reason that there is any question regarding the impartiality of the FBI and Justice Department is that Trump and his gang of cynically self-interested Republican minions have been attacking them daily for being biased against Trump, something they didn’t do when the FBI handed Trump his electoral victory by announcing, just days before the election, that they were reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.
They also didn’t seem to mind when a group of pro-Trump FBI agents in New York suddenly found those emails on Anthony Weiner’s computer, despite having known about them for weeks previously.
It was only when the FBI started getting too close in its investigation of the connection between the Trump campaign and the numerous Russian operatives in its orbit that the charges of partisanship began to emerge.
Judging from the Twitter comments in response to Senator Cornyn’s tweet, this movement of the symphony of lies isn’t getting great reviews.
The FBI and DOJ are not the institutions which have lost my confidence Senator.
— Jackie Ford (@JackieJFord) February 3, 2018
Washington Free Beacon (conservatives) first hired Fusion GPS to make dossier. No item in that dossier has been disproven. If Page was “such a minor player” to Trump, then why are they afraid of what’s being found? History will not be kind to GOP’s complicity.
— Jennifer (@vangogh1889) February 3, 2018
Remember, Senator – Trump ALWAYS ends up betraying those who show loyalty to him. Always.
— Andy Groves (@wetlettuce2017) February 3, 2018
And do you have any comment on the Trump administration refusing to implement the sanctions that you voted for?
— Ara Wagoner
Any comment on the ethics and self-dealing of the Trump administration?
— Flight Profile (@FlightProfile) February 3, 2018
4) I’m having trouble keeping my positions straight in my head
5) I’ve become complicit in something deeply dishonest and am running interference for the white house
— Nebi Tessema (@NebiTessema) February 3, 2018
I am a Daughter of the Texas Revolution. My gggrandfather George Kimble died at the Alamo & Kimble County, TX bears his name. He would be ashamed of the Republican Party allowing a foreign adversary to infiltrate our country & undermine our sovereignty while GOP does nothing
— Kate Hess (@kate_hess) February 3, 2018
I fixed your spelling
1) I respect the men & women of the FBI and DOJ; 2) I respect both former Directors Mueller& Comey & current Director Wray; and 3) I believe an impartial ethics investigation of leadership of the Trump administration is essential to restore public confidence
Wow, that's some fine both sides of your mouth talking there John. So, how's this work? Do you get your integrity and self respect back when you announce your resignation.?
— Jeff Haddon (@JeffnRoundRock) February 3, 2018
I'm a constituent. I've lost both my confidence in, and my respect for, John Cornyn.
— bodhidave (@bodhidave3) February 3, 2018
Getting rid of compromised/complicit @GOP is essential in restoring public confidence. @SenMajLdr @HouseGOP @SenateGOP @SpeakerRyan What has Russia got on u? We know the RNC was hacked. Putting party/Trump over people was the clue. We're going 2 vote u all out of office! #BlueWav
— Roseann Cannon (@roseann_cannon) February 3, 2018
Or you could just stop indulging the paranoid delusions of Trump and Nunes and let the FBI do their jobs.
— Christopher Moore (@TheAuthorGuy) February 3, 2018
That’s just a sampling of the replies, but needless to say, there was not a positive comment on the thread.
The consensus seems to be that Senator Cornyn should be spending more time worrying about the public confidence in himself, his party and his president than insisting that an investigation into the agencies’ impartiality be conducted. Partisan investigations into impartiality are an oxymoron anyway, and we’ve got way too many morons running the government at the moment, thank you.