UNLIKE CLINTON’S STAFF Trump’s Advisers Say They’re Willing To Testify to Congress
A number of Donald Trump’s aides have proactively offered to testify in front of Congress. This is a stark contrast to Hillary Clinton’s aides, who tried to avoid Congress during her email investigations.
Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Carter Page have all come forward and offered to testify in front of Congress. The Daily Caller reported that all three of these men have continuously maintained their innocence; however, Democrats seem determined to find some sort of connection, regardless of whether it exists or not.
These three aides have come under scrutiny after CNN released a number of reports suggesting that they colluded with Russians during the election.Some have criticised the CNN reports as “fake news” because when CNN reported the story they did not give any sources or reliable evidence.
Many of Trump’s advisers have called these reports from CNN a complete “witchhunt”
Paul Manafort was the first Trump aide to reach out and offer to testify in front of Congress. This proactive offer came in the form of a letter which was sent to the Intelligence Committee through his attorneys on Thursday.
In the letter Manafort clarified that “Claims of Russian influence or collusion in the Trump Campaign by the Intelligence Community are backed up by ZERO evidence.”
Roger Stone then followed suit, telling reporters that he was prepared and eager to talk to Congress
“I am anxious to rebut allegations that I had any improper or nefarious contact with any agent of the Russia State based on facts, not misleading and salacious headlines,” Stone told a reporter on Wednesday.
This open, honest and transparent behavior from Trump advisers is in stark contrast to the lies, untruths and 5th amendment invocations that came out of Clinton staff when Hillary was being investigated for her illegal mishandling of classified information.
Bryan Pagliano, the Clinton State Department staffer who set up the secret email server, infamously ignored a subpoena from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to appear at a hearing in September.
Pagliano also invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in response to several other congressional requests to testify. He pled the Fifth during a Sept. 10, 2015 meeting with the House Select Committee on Benghazi. He only spoke to the FBI after receiving limited immunity from prosecution in the case.
Paul Combetta was another person on Clinton’s payroll who refused to talk to Congress. Combetta worked for Platte River Networks, the IT company that managed Clinton’s server after she left the State Department. The technician lied to the FBI during at least one of his interviews, but he nonetheless received immunity from the bureau to discuss his work on Clinton’s server.
Combetta appeared at the Oversight Committee hearing in September but repeatedly invoked his Fifth Amendment rights.
When Democrats tell you that President Trump and his staff are being dishonest about Russia, just remember that these are the people who spent over two years lying about their own illegal activity.
Hat Tip – dailycaller.com