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Friday Short Cuts

Notables quotables from Andrew McCarthy, Jim Geraghty, Adam Schiff, Kamala Harris, and more.

Political Editors · Jul. 26, 2019

Collusion delusion, part I: “How could Mr. Mueller think that the Steele dossier that drove the media clamor about Russia-Trump collusion for months wasn’t part of his purview? Mr. Mueller may never answer that question.” —The Wall Street Journal

Collusion delusion, part II: “It’s inconceivable that Robert Mueller ran this investigation. One thing that was evident in seven hours of testimony is that he only has a remote familiarity with his own report and with the investigation. He was actually staff-driven and that’s what the president has been saying all along.” —Andrew McCarthy

For the record: “The last Washington Post/ABC news poll found 63 percent of registered voters oppose impeachment. That’s higher than Trump’s approval rating, meaning there are a decent number of voters out there who don’t approve of the president but who don’t want to see him impeached, particularly when they’ll get to render their verdict on him in 15 months. Impeachment is a subtle declaration of the Democrats that they do not trust the electorate to come to the right conclusion about Trump.” —Jim Geraghty

Friendly fire: “I single out my former employer in particular, in part because they were certainly the worst mainstream offenders. Russian conspiracy was great for ratings. … Consider this whole set-up has done more damage to the Democrats’ chances of winning back the White House than anything that Trump could ever have dreamed up.” —ex-MSNBC host Krystal Ball

Dezinformatsiya: “Russians … have to be celebrating the fact that the entire Republican Party are useful idiots for them now and have flung open their arms for the Russians to come and undermine American democracy.” —MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough

Braying Jackass: “I think the story of the 2016 election is really a story of disloyalty to country, about greed and about lies. And if there is anything that I think symbolizes those three strands of the 2016 election it was Moscow Trump Tower.” —Rep. Adam Schiff

Grand delusions: “Even though [Robert Mueller] was reluctant, as you can imagine, to provide the soundbite, ‘The president is immoral; the president is unpatriotic,’ that is the essence of what he had to say.” —Adam Schiff

Alpha Jackass: “You could worship the devil and be a better human being than if you worshiped Donald Trump. … Look up the tenets of the Church of Satan … and then go to a Trump rally and you’ll feel safer around Beelzebub than this dude.” —comedian D.L. Hughley

Now do Planned Parenthood: “The Department of Justice announced they would resume capital punishment. Let me be clear: capital punishment is immoral and deeply flawed. Too many innocent people have been put to death. We need a national moratorium on the death penalty, not a resurrection.” —Sen. Kamala Harris

And last… “THE ONLY obstruction of Justice was and is being committed by the Democrats, for not accepting the results of the 2016 Election of Trump.” —Chuck Woolery

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