Ted Cruz on Nancy Pelosi’s Articles of Impeachment: ‘They Don’t Allege Any Crime’

It's a 'sign of weakness' that she's been sitting on this and not transmitting it to the Senate, said GOP senator from Texas

By Robyn Kenney | December 23, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Democrats voted to impeach President Donald Trump last Wednesday in a partisan move and on thin grounds — and Pelosi has indicated since that she may sit on those two articles of impeachment.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), speaking to Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures,” called that a “sign of weakness.”

“These articles don’t allege any crime,” Cruz continued. “This is the first time in the history of our country that a president has been impeached without a single article alleging any criminal conduct. They don’t allege any crime — they don’t even allege any federal law that was violated.”

Bartiromo asked Cruz about Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s recently released report — which Cruz immediately called out as a “stunning indictment of the politicization of the Obama Department of Justice and the FBI.”

With Horowitz’s report that at least 17 “serious performance failures” occurred on the part of FBI investigators, the public learned of glaring misrepresentations on the FBI’s part to the FISA court.

“The inspector general’s report details 17 specific, serious misrepresentations [that the] DOJ and the FBI made to the FISA court,” Cruz added.

Cruz explained exactly what the mainstream media don’t want Americans to know — including the “most stunning example” of politics that obscured justice during the Obama administration.

Then-President Barack Obama, Cruz reminded people, appointed Horowitz.

A senior lawyer at the FBI, Cruz stated, “fabricated evidence.”

He went on to lay out exactly what happened: “So Carter Page is an outside adviser to the Trump Campaign. He also is periodically talking to Russians, including some sketchy Russians, [and] the FBI wants to get a wiretap on him … An obvious question if you have someone talking to sketchy Russians, is … are they working for the CIA? Because that’s a very different inference. If someone’s working for the CIA, then talking to sketchy Russians isn’t that surprising.”

“So the FBI sends an email to the CIA,” Cruz went on. “‘Hey, is this guy a source for you?'”

“The CIA emails back, and they say, ‘Yes, he’s a source.’”

But “the FBI assistant general counsel takes that email, and he alters it,” Cruz continued. “He types in the words … the FBI lawyer types in: ‘No, he is not a source.’”

Cruz further explained that the FBI lawyer sent the email to the DOJ — which then used that email as part of a sworn statement to the FISA court to obtain a wiretap.

The bias and fabrications that occurred within the DOJ and FBI were and are unsettling, to say the least.

Cruz gave credit to the IG for pressing the FBI and investigating the holes in the case so thoroughly that Horowitz and his team found these indiscretions — which Cruz called horrifying abuses of power.

This piece originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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