As regular readers know, I view Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell as one of the most loathsome members of Congress, no small feat given the number of loathsome Republicans to choose from. Time and time again McConnell has put the interest of the Republican Party - and by extension, himself - above the best interests of the nation. And when it comes to lying and hypocrisy, few exceed him except for perhaps Der Trumpenführer. Now, with increasing information suggesting possible collusion between Herr trump's campaign and Russian intelligence officials at the very moments that Russian hackers were attacking the DNC and Hillary Clinton's campaign, McConnell is stonewalling against and independent investigation with subpoena powers and a special prosecutor. Why? A piece in the Daily Kos suggests it is to protect McConnell's own sorry as. Here are highlights:
Let's just keep this in mind as Mitch McConnell continues to stonewall an independent inquiry—which would be far more public than current investigations—into Donald Trump's Russia ties: McConnell was briefed about Russia's interference in the election last fall and he lobbied to keep that information from voters.
The public may have had the right to know about a scandal that is currently snowballing by the hour, but McConnell made sure the public wouldn’t. At least, not if he could help it.
Stated another way, McConnell doesn't want it proven that he may have been complicit in duping the American public and allowing treason to go unpunished. There needs to be an investigation and hopefully it takes down Der Trumpenführer and his regime and McConnell with them.