Ex-senator on Russia investigation: It's 'slander'

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One of America’s most outspoken political leaders has a blunt description of the accusations against Donald Trump – it’s “slander.”

Tom Coburn, a former senator from Oklahoma and the author of the new book “Smashing The DC Monopoly,” discussed the case against the president in a recent interview with talk-show host, pastor and author Carl Gallups on Gallups’ radio show “Freedom Friday.”

Coburn suggested the wild accusations against Trump have thus far outstripped any actual evidence.

“My first analysis is – facts matter,” Coburn told Gallups. “And there’s not any facts, there’s just innuendo and slander that’s out there now.”

Coburn did not deny there might be some scandal lurking in President Trump’s administration. However, the former senator also noted these charges are coming from Democrats and journalists who have become seemingly hysterical in the months since Donald Trump’s crushing election victory over Hillary Clinton.

“There may be some truth, who knows?” Coburn said. “Nobody knows. We have a president unlike we’ve ever had before, no political experience, none, who is stepping up and doing some things. We also have a hissy fit being thrown by those who didn’t win the election and using their allies in the media to make threats. There’s not much integrity in what’s going on.

“The real danger is everybody has their eye on whatever the 24/7 news cycle is and all the commentary is being based on innuendos. None of it is facts yet! And the business of America isn’t being done. So what we have is an accomplishment by the left to undermine the person who duly won the election and not allow the progress that needs to be made for our country to get better, get well.”

Coburn also observed Trump has not lost the support of the people.

“To me, what’s interesting is the people who voted for Trump are still with him,” he noted. “As a matter of fact, he would have beat Hillary in a greater amount than he did [if another election were held today.]”

Gallups noted there has not been a single credible report of actual evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. Coburn agreed, but said the controversy speaks to something deeper about where the country is today.

“When the minority leader in the Senate and other senators will make accusations and not have any facts, it speaks more to their character than the person they are pointing the finger to,” he said. “That’s the problem. There’s no facts out there that. The problem with a special investigator, special prosecutor, is you’re a year or a year and a half from getting anything solved.

“And so they will beat this drum so they can distract from the real issues. How about let’s fix health care? How about let’s fix Medicare, where it doesn’t pass $54 trillion worth of debt to our kids? How about fixing the problems which are actually facing our country rather than continuing to try to use some disadvantage to make ourselves look better for the next election? Because that’s what it’s all about. It’s not about America or the people of America. It’s about politicians. It’s pretty sickening.”

Are you tired of D.C. elitists looking out only for their own interests? The federal government will never willingly relinquish the powers it has usurped – it’s up to We the People to wrest control from an overreaching federal leviathan and give it back to our state and local representatives where it belongs. Retired U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn reveals how we can do that in “Smashing the DC Monopoly: Using Article V to Restore Freedom and Stop America’s Runaway Government,” available now at the WND Superstore.

Coburn believes the national government simply no longer functions the way it was intended to. He argues a Convention of States is the best way to check the power of the federal government and restore the Constitution.

“The left and the media are not connected to the people of this country,” Coburn charged. “That’s why we have 2.6 million volunteers working on a Convention of States. I hope to grow that to about 10 million next year. There’s people learning that there is a solution that doesn’t depend on career politicians to fix our country. So my hope is that we’ll turn in that direction and the American people will take over and stop allowing a completely out-of-control Washington to continue to take away our freedom.”

As Gallups observed, the idea is controversial among conservatives. The late Phyllis Schlafly was one of the most outspoken opponents of using Article V to create a Convention of States. Rather than rolling back federal power, she feared it might enable its expansion.

But Coburn said a Convention of States isn’t a radical or dangerous idea, but simply a way to use the very provisions of the Constitution to restore the vision of limited government intended by the Founders.

“The whole idea is to use Article V and the Convention of States to smash the D.C. monopoly,” said Coburn. “And you do that by using what our Founders gave us as a method to reign in the federal government. Nobody doubts that the federal government is way too involved, way too big, out of control. It limits our own liberty and our own personal freedom. And that’s not partisan. People on the left think so as well. The real question is who gets to decide your future? Who gets to decide for you? And whether you are left and right, you end up wanting to decide for yourself. And the question is how did we end up transferring all decision making to Washington?

“How did we transfer all this decision making to a bunch of unelected bureaucrats in Washington? We did it by violating the original intent of the Constitution. And so what the Convention of States is all about is using the Constitution to restore the Constitution and rebalance the power between the states and the federal government. We must also rebalance the power between the three branches of the federal government. Congress is essentially neutered and the courts reign supreme over everything. And that was never intended! It’s supposed to be a balance.”

Of course, many would suggest Republicans in the federal government, who ostensibly control both the legislative and executive branches, should simply do this themselves. Yet Coburn says the nature of the system and the extent of the reforms needed make that difficult. Those in Congress, he argues, simply lack the political courage to do what needs to be done.

“The hard choices mean they may not get reelected,” he noted sadly. “The question is then whether my political career is worth more than the future of this country. And for 75 percent of them the answer is yes. And that’s the sad part, that’s why we need to do this. If we really want to protect our kids, the millennials and their kids, we need to fix it and we can’t wait any longer.

“We’ve now changed who controls Congress and who controls the presidency. And it’s still not changing anything because it is made up of career politicians.”

Are you tired of D.C. elitists looking out only for their own interests? The federal government will never willingly relinquish the powers it has usurped – it’s up to We the People to wrest control from an overreaching federal leviathan and give it back to our state and local representatives where it belongs. Retired U.S. Senator Tom Coburn reveals how we can do that in “Smashing the DC Monopoly: Using Article V to Restore Freedom and Stop America’s Runaway Government,” available now at the WND Superstore.

Ex-senator on Russia investigation: It's 'slander'
Source: WND