Politics Never-ending Russia probe could fuel GOP's midterm message

12:50  17 may  2018
12:50  17 may  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

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Robert Mueller’ s Russia probe isn’t ending any time soon, and that’ s bad news for President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans already A second GOP operative active in the midterm elections said there is no “good time” for a public trial of two of the president’ s senior campaign officials.

As Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe hits the one-year mark Thursday, Republicans in midterm elections have started to see an opportunity to use the Trump controversy to their advantage – by appealing to voters tired of the never-ending investigation.

Candidates in some GOP primaries this year already have worked to woo Trump supporters by arguing it’s time to end the Russia probe. Other Republicans are likely to follow suit amid a sense of Mueller investigation fatigue.

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Whatever happened to the GOP thinking putin is basically the devil? Evil shitbags. Meaning they wanted their "victory" before it effected midterms If Dems win the house in mid - terms they can start endless Russia investigations so why does this matter?

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“I think you could see others embrace that messaging because the states that are up in 2018 on the Senate side are super red,” one Republican strategist involved in the midterms told Fox News.

Whether the message has appeal beyond a Republican primary audience remains to be seen, but it could serve to motivate the GOP faithful to the polls and increase turnout.

The strategist added: “I think Trump voters don’t think Mueller has anything, so that messaging could be impactful to rile up folks that sat out until 2016 to vote for Trump.”

Republicans, like Rudy Giuliani, a member of the Trump’s legal team, have predicted the Mueller probe could energize Trump supporters in November.

“It has his people much more excited now than before,” Giuliani recently told Politico.

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Multiple GOP senators, including the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, tell The New York Times that over the summer Trump called them to say he wanted them to end their Russia investigation. How can we improve this page?

But not all Republicans think it’s a worthwhile strategy in the general election, as the cloud from the Mueller probe could continue to harm the party down the ballot.

a man wearing a suit and tie© Provided by Fox News “I think the Republican posturing toward Bob Mueller in primaries became sort of a litmus test as to who was the most pro-Trump candidate,” Colin Reed, a Republican strategist and veteran of statewide campaigns in past cycles, told Fox News. “I think as the primaries start to fade into the rear view mirror, it’s going to be less and less of an issue.”

Reed said Republicans are the “law and order party,” and therefore should support giving Mueller room to complete the investigation.

“We should support guys like Robert Mueller,” Reed said. “And we shouldn’t be the ones launching attacks on him. He’s someone who was nominated by George W. Bush, confirmed overwhelmingly and commands universal support from both parties.”

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They have stymied Democratic efforts to probe various Russia threads, mounted With the midterm elections looming, Republicans in and out of Congress have pushed the notion that the “Paul has never once asked me to shut down an investigation,” Gowdy says, noting that he considered the end

Robert Mueller’ s Russia probe isn’t ending any time soon, and that’ s bad news for President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans already bracing for a possible 2018 Democratic midterm wave. DonViejo. Jan 2018. OP. " could obscure their positive message "?

In recent weeks, Republicans in competitive primaries have been calling for an end to the probe.

In Montana, GOP Senate candidate Troy Downing tweeted: “#Mueller investigation going on too long, no collusion, needs to end! #mtpol #mtsen”

In Indiana, Rep. Todd Rokita mentioned Mueller in an ad and said: “Who’s tough enough to stop the witch hunt?”

Rokita, who lost the primary to Republican businessman Mike Braun, also introduced a House resolution during the campaign demanding the Mueller investigation produce evidence of collusion, or end the investigation within 30 days.

During a debate in last month’s GOP primary in West Virginia, all three Republican candidates blasted the special counsel investigation into the Trump administration’s ties with Russia.

“With respect to the Mueller investigation, I think it needs to come to an end,” state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, who went on to win the primary, said. “It's a witch hunt. We need to stop that.”

His primary opponent, Rep. Evan Jenkins, during the debate, flatly said: “End this investigation now.”

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Already facing a blue wave that' s building for next year, GOP candidates will have to play defense for Trump and the Russia probe during midterm elections. The extended probe is likely to inflame Trump’ s fragile ego, especially since White House lawyers “have told the president he could be

The GOP report will confirm a broad-based Russian active measures campaign designed to sow discord during the 2016 presidential race, as well as a “lackluster” pre-election response Committee Republicans have said the investigations into surveillance abuses are separate from the Russia probe .

In Mississippi, Republican Senate candidate Chris McDaniel has also taken aim at the length of Mueller’s investigation.

“We need to find ways to put, if possible, deadlines on the investigation itself. So, put simply, we don’t want a person on a witch hunt indefinitely,” McDaniel told the Washington Post.

Democrats are also trying to use the Russia probe to bolster their chances, seizing on the indictments and daily news stories to try to inflict damage on Republicans. Some Democrats, citing the Russia probe, also have backed impeachment efforts against Trump.

The president, who has called the Russia investigation “phony,” has used the impeachment talk to rile up supporters at rallies, drawing attention to comments made by California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters.

“We have to keep the House because if we listen to Maxine Waters, she’s going around saying ‘We will impeach him,’ ” Trump said last month.

Giuliani: Briefing may prompt calls to end Russia probe .
President Donald Trump's legal team wants a briefing on the classified materials shared with lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. Trump's lawyers may take the information to the Justice Department as part of an effort to scuttle the ongoing special counsel probe. Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump's attorneys, says, "If the spying was inappropriate, that means we may have an entirely illegitimate investigation."And Trump's lawyers may take the information to the Justice Department as part of an effort to scuttle the ongoing special counsel probe.

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