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(THREAD) Hey, want to know who ran the Clinton email investigation? Republicans. Want to know who's running the Trump-Russia investigation? Republicans. Want to know who's prolonging the Trump-Russia investigation? Republicans.

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2/ Special Counsel Bob Mueller is a lifelong Republican, and the man who oversees his work daily—Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein—is a lifelong Republican.

The Republican Rosenstein—who appointed the Republican Mueller—was himself appointed by a Republican: Donald Trump.
3/ When the Republican Trump appointed the Republican Rosenstein, top D.C. Republicans overwhelmingly approved the appointment.

And when the Republican Rosenstein appointed the Republican Mueller, top Republicans overwhelmingly—again—approved the Republican Rosenstein's choice.
4/ The FBI Director now—Wray—is a lifelong Republican, just as the *former* FBI Director (Comey) was a lifelong Republican. The Republican Comey was fired by the Republican Trump.

The head of the DOJ—Sessions—is a lifelong Republican, just as the *acting* head (Rosenstein) is.
5/ Republicans control the White House. Republicans control the United States House of Representatives. Republicans control the United States Senate.

That means Republicans control every one of the three Trump-Russia investigations that are currently ongoing in Washington, D.C.
6/ Republicans control the Trump-Russia investigation in the House Intel Committee. Republicans control the Trump-Russia investigation in the Senate Intel Committee. Republicans control the Trump-Russia investigation in the House Judiciary Committee. Three Republican-led probes.
7/ Republicans also control all the committees in the House of Representatives and Senate that we'd *normally* expect would be conducting investigations into ties between Trump and Russia but are not—because they're Republicans, and they run everything that happens in Washington.
8/ Republicans controlled both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate in 2015 and 2016, too.

And that means Republicans were in control of the entire legislative branch in Washington, D.C. for the full course of the Clinton email investigation.
9/ Speaking of the Clinton email investigation, not only was it run by a Republican—Comey—but the FBI field office that was in charge of the Clinton investigation was *so* Republican that it was (and is) called "Trumpland."

Of course, some of the investigation was done by NYPD.
10/ *NYPD* is so Republican it was illegally leaking news—some of it false or misleading—to lifelong Republican Rudy Giuliani (an advisor to the Republican Trump) for the full course of the Clinton investigation. The Republican Giuliani then leaked to the Republican-led Fox News.
11/ FNC is America's most-watched cable news. It's run by a lifelong Republican—Rupert Murdoch—a pal of the Republican Trump. Top FNC anchors include lifelong Republican Sean Hannity—advisor to Republican Trump—and lifelong Republican Jeanine Pirro (advisor to Republican Trump).
12/ The reason the FBI probe run by the Republican Comey took so long is that a veritable clown-car full of lifelong Republicans—including Paul Manafort and Mike Flynn—either lied to the FBI (which is a federal crime) or did anything they could to lead probe investigators astray.
13/ No one has done more to undermine the Trump-Russia probe than the Republican Trump—who, on the advice of the Republican Sessions and the Republican Rosenstein, fired the Republican Comey after he'd been overseeing the probe for a year, forcing unnecessary, significant delays.
14/ The Republican Trump has also used Twitter, Republican rallies, and even a false statement he wrote for his Republican son to generate a flurry of *new* crimes the Republican Mueller must now—with the help of the Republican-led FBI—investigate in addition to everything else.
15/ The Republican Trump, with Republican Congressional allies and Republican advisors nominally working as "journalists" for Republican-run FNC, has also delayed the probe by bringing up nonsense like the idea he was wiretapped in Trump Tower or the GSA is part of a secret plot.
16/ Turns out the GSA—whose General Counsel was a lifelong Republican appointed by the Republican Trump—warned the lifelong Republicans at Trump for America who staffed the all-Republican Presidential Transition Team that their emails would be available to the Republican-led FBI.
17/ So with Republicans running the White House, Congress, DOJ, and the FBI, and therefore all Trump-Russia probes—and having run Congress during the Clinton investigation that was run by a Republican field office of the Republican-led FBI—Republicans have announced a complaint.
18/ Their complaint—naturally—is that DEMOCRATS staged a massive DEMOCRAT plot to plant a mountain of inculpatory DEMOCRAT-developed evidence against the president while erasing a mountain of inculapatory DEMOCRAT-created evidence that would've incriminated the DEMOCRAT Clinton.
19/ This DEMOCRAT plot involved DEMOCRATS somehow convincing several dozen Republican politicians and advisors to lie to the FBI, America, and one another about their contacts with Russia. The DEMOCRAT plot also involved saying not-nice things about Republicans via text messages.
20/ So only a partisan—or conspiracy theorist—would see anything in this wall-to-wall Republican sh*tshow but a big DEMOCRAT conspiracy to (wait for it) put *Mike Pence* in the presidency instead of Donald Trump, as Trump was once a Democrat but Pence never has been.

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