John Ratcliffe went on Fox News yesterday to issue commentary on the Mueller Report hearings from last week. A statement he made that stood out:
“The Democrats built their entire strategy around the special counsel’s statement that Donald Trump could not be exonerated from potential obstruction of justice crimes, but what the Democrats and the special counsel didn’t see was the fatal defect in that legal reasoning that by requiring Donald Trump to conclusively prove his innocence they were depriving him of the one thing no one can be deprived of, which is a presumption of innocence. And getting the special counsel to admit that they applied a one of a kind made for Donald Trump only standard to the fact really rocked the foundation of their entire obstruction of justice analysis. At the end of the day, you can’t impeach somebody over obstruction of justice where you used the wrong legal standard, a legal standard that doesn’t exist.”
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Another comment he made to Maria Bartiromo that he used a little humor with:
“I think everybody saw, and a lot of Democrats conceded, that it’s time to move on and there’s a hole in the impeachment balloon that large enough for Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff to walk through together”
Recently John Ratcliffe had a breakout moment during his cross-examination of Robert Mueller and the Mueller Report at the hearings last week. You can watch that in the Facebook video below from Politics Elections if you missed it.
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Ratcliffe is currently a Republican Congressman from Texas’ 4th district and has been since 2015. He has been in the news a lot lately for various reasons and recently has been nominated for the important position of Director of National Intelligence. Trump recently tweeted his congratulations in a classic two tweet combo:
I am pleased to announce that highly respected Congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas will be nominated by me to be the Director of National Intelligence. A former U.S. Attorney, John will lead and inspire greatness for the Country he loves. Dan Coats, the current Director, will be leaving office on August 15th. I would like to thank Dan for his great service to our Country. The Acting Director will be named shortly.
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….be leaving office on August 15th. I would like to thank Dan for his great service to our Country. The Acting Director will be named shortly.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2019
In the video below you can see detailed information about Ratcliffe’s likely new position as Director of National Intelligence.
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