Christine Blasey Ford standard is Pyrrhic victory for Democrats, Trump power affirmed

Sept. 28, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to the call for President Donald Trump to order the FBI to conduct another investigative background check on Judge Brett Kavanaugh:

“So, the Democrats now agree that the President of the United States has the authority to tell the FBI to open or presumably close any investigation. President Trump’s asking the FBI to re-open the Brett Kavanaugh investigation for the next few days to accommodate Senate Democrats and Sen. Jeff Flake’s demands is a glaring demonstration for the whole country to see that the President does indeed control the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation with the power to tell them to open or close investigations.

“Remember, the FBI announced that they were not going to investigate the unsubstantiated and uncorroborated claims of Christine Blasey Ford beyond including them in the briefing file. The potential re-opening of the investigation for a short time period by order of the President of the United States shows everyone that Donald Trump has the power to open and determine the length of any investigation by the DOJ, FBI or any of their designees.  Today’s Pyrrhic win for the Democrats ends, once and for all, any discussion of whether the President had the authority to fire James Comey and whether his alleged comments on the Mike Flynn investigation were legal — the new Christine Ford standard shows that they were.

“Given this exercise of his authority at the behest of the Democrats and Flake, the last shred of rationale behind the Mueller investigation is shattered. Somehow, I don’t think this was the result that the Democrat Character Assassination team had in mind – because in their primal scream, they legitimized and acknowledged President Trump’s constitutional authority and have effectively ended Mueller.”

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