The chair of the House Democratic Caucus outright dismissed Robert Mueller’s final report Wednesday; saying Russian officials “artificially placed” President Trump in the White House.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries made the stunning statement during a heated discussion at the House Judiciary Committee where Democratic lawmakers voted to hold Attorney General William Barr “in contempt of Congress.”
“Seventeen different intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia interfered with our election, attacked our democracy for the sole purpose of artificially placing someone at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., the House Democratic Caucus chairman, said. “They were successful, and that’s also what the Mueller report shows.”
“This is not a politically inspired witch hunt,” he added.
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UPDATE: House Democrats to Blame Ilhan Omar’s Anti-Israeli Tirade on Trump, McConnell
House Democrats abruptly abandoned their plans to condemn Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Israei rhetoric Wednesday; bizarrely blaming President Trump for the “rise in hate that has taken place” in the United States.
“We are committed to decisively condemning anti-Semitism, racism, white supremacy, Islamophobia, homophobia, and the rise in hate that has taken place in this country – perhaps coincidentally – over the last two years, since January of 2017,” said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus.
“When has he ever said anything about the hateful remarks that continue to flow out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?” said Jeffries on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
“When has he ever said anything about that?” he asked. “Let me just generally say: there’s not a rise of anti-Semitism in the House of Representatives. There’s a rise of anti-Semitic behavior and activity and violence in the country.”
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WATCH: Top Democrat Signals Willingness to Fund ‘Enhanced Border Fencing’
The future chairman of the House Democratic Caucus announced Wednesday that his party may be prepared to fund “enhanced border fencing” and other security measures to re-open the federal government.
New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries was speaking with CNN when he was asked to comment on a potential budget agreement after his party takes control of Congress Thursday; saying “We’re going to allocate $1.3 billion in additional funding” to “improve security measures.”
“We’re going to allocate $1.3 billion in additional funding to allow for enhanced technology, cell phone towers, satellites, drones, enhanced fencing, increased communication capability, the things that the experts have said are necessary to improve border security,” said Jeffries.
Watch the revealing comments above.