READ: Rand Paul Tweets ‘Time for Congress to Investigate. What Did President Obama Know and When? How Did This Hoax Go on for So Long Unabated?’

Seriously?

The Trump administration has performed victory laps since the Mueller report––or shall we say Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the Mueller report––was released. The Mueller report, according to a letter penned by Barr on Friday, found insufficient evidence that President Donald Trump or members of his campaign “conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”

The battle to release the full report is well underway, but this hasn’t stopped prominent Republicans, like commentator Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr., from suggesting that the matter is settled and that Congress must investigate those who propagated the “Russia hoax.”

Guilfoyle has an even more prominent supporter in Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), who concurred with an assessment she penned for The Daily Caller. In fact, he suggested Congress should begin by investigating former President Barack Obama.

“What did President Obama know and when? How did this hoax go on for so long unabated?” he wrote.

Paul was immediately savaged by critics. As others pointed out, Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, has already blocked two resolutions to release the full Mueller report.

In 2016, the FBI informed Obama that the bureau was investigating Russian attempts to interfere in the presidential election. Senator Mitch McConnell warned Obama against going public with the news, and said he would consider any attempt by the Obama administration to challenge the Russians publicly a partisan act.

Other Republicans who attended the briefing expressed concerns about going public with the allegations in the final stages of an election, arguing that they would only strike a blow to already shaken public confidence and give Moscow the upper hand.

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