Republicans stand a strong chance of losing control of at least one chamber of Congress in the midterm elections, because many voters want to create a check on the Trump administration. A Republican aide working to maintain GOP control of government tells Playbook that checking Trump’s power is exactly why you should vote Republican. “I think there’s a credible case to be made that if you actually want to hold Trump accountable it’ll take both parties to do it. Hence giving it all over to the Dems will just reinforce gridlock.”
The news that congressional Republicans plan to hold Trump accountable might come as a surprise to congressional Republicans themselves, who have just been issued fresh official talking points from their party for handling the latest misconduct they have been trying to cover up.
Talking points from the Republican Party this AM on what Trump defenders/surrogates should say on TV, per GOP source. pic.twitter.com/k7foHpkdHN
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) August 22, 2018
The official party line stresses that “the fact that a plea was entered into does not mean there was an adjudication of any campaign finance claim.” In plain English, they’re insisting that Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, wasn’t proven in court to have committed a crime at Trump’s direction because he pleaded guilty. Also, it was part of “a pattern of lies and dishonesty over a long period of time,” and the fact that these lies were uttered on behalf of the sitting president should apparently should not concern anybody. Also, the talking points end with a rousing call to end the Mueller probe. Finish here: Every House Republican Actively Covering Up Trump’s Guilt