With the mainstream media looking desperately for signs that Donald Trump himself is under investigation, they were surprised when one Democrat member of the House Intelligence Committee broke their bubble.
Representative and member of the House Intelligence Committee, André Carson (D-IN), said: “Well, to my knowledge, he’s not under investigation,” according to The Washington Free Beacon.
When CNN host Wolf Blitzer asked whether or not President Trump was being investigated at the moment, Mr. Carson responded by saying that he wasn’t.
“Well, to my knowledge, he’s not under investigation,” Mr. Carson said. “I think the greater point is for us to look at the influence of the Russians and the extent of their influence in terms of meddling in our electoral process. Director Mueller is tasked with looking for any criminal activity, and as we’ve seen with the recent arrests and indictments, we’re encouraging folks to stay tuned.”
Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted former short-lived Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort for charges related to financial crime in a case unrelated to the Trump campaign. Although many on the Left hoped that the indictment would only be the start of a series of arrests, Mr. Carson’s comments indicate otherwise.
As reported by CBS News, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders spoke about the indictments. “We’re not worried about it distracting because it doesn’t have anything to do with us.” Chief of Staff John Kelly made a similar statement adding, “All of the activities, as I understand it, that they were indicted for was long before they ever met Donald Trump.” He did admit, however, that “It is very distracting to the President, as it would be to any citizen to be investigated.”
President Trump had denied that he was under investigation as well. Speaking to The New York Times, Mr. Trump insisted, “I’m not under investigation, as you know,” and that “even if you look at that, there’s not even a mention of Trump in there,” referring to Paul Manafort’s indictment.
One anonymous source said that although President Trump is “annoyed” with the constant focus on the Russian narrative–a narrative with little corresponding investigation surrounding the Democrat’s scandals–the President remains optimistic that things will change in due time.
“Everybody is asking why the Justice Department (and FBI) isn’t looking into all of the dishonesty going on with Crooked Hillary & the Dems,” the President said recently. “At some point, the Justice Department, and the FBI must do what is right and proper. The American public deserves it!”
Another prominent figure recently shed some light on the nature of future investigations. In an interview with CNN, former-CIA Director Leon Panetta said he felt that Mr. Mueller’s investigation was just getting started, but added that further indictments in the future, which he felt were likely, would be involving both political parties.
Panetta said, “I think one thing is for certain, that we are at the beginning of this investigation, not at the end of it. And as a result of that what these indictments may indicate, is that as a result of it, there will be other trails of evidence that will be followed by Bob Mueller. I think there’s probably a very good bet that additional indictments will be forthcoming and could involve members of both parties.”
Rep. Andre Carson believes that Trump is not under investigation. Is this good news?
One such individual is Tony Podesta, brother of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta. He is under investigation for violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which is the same crime Manafort stands accused of now, as reported by NBC News.
The exact nature of the investigation goes much further than the mainstream media would have Americans believe. In reality, President Trump is far from any investigation about anything.