Memo to the media: it’s over. You lose.
Watch for the numerous, and appropraite, F-Bombs,
It seems the rot at the FBI continues down the line and this time, Democrat Party operative and Clinton supporter Andrew McCabe finds himself the subject of a leak both on and off the record, anonymous and named, for trying to smear Gen. Flynn on Russia.
It is alleged Flynn came to the defense of a female agent who was being sexually harassed by McCabe. McCabe took exception to this, and was heard disparaging Flynn in the office environment. The FBI also tried to get the Flyn letter supporting said agent squashed.
In other words, the case against Flynn may be personal. That’s abuse of power. This is what leaks were meant to do–shed light on government corruption. The case against McCabe is ongoing. McCabe has not recused himself from the Flynn probe. He should. If he doesn’t, it is within the right of the executive to terminate him:
“The Flynn leaks were nothing short of political,” one FBI employee said, noting the specific contents of the conversation were known by only a handful of government officials when they leaked. “The leaks appeared to be targeted to take Flynn out.”
Eventually the probe on Flynn moved beyond Russia to questions about whether he properly disclosed foreign payments affecting his security clearance.
FBI officials declined to answer any questions from Circa, including whether McCabe ever considered recusing himself or has recused himself from the Flynn aspects of the Russia probe. McCabe declined comment via the FBI press office.
Update: Ace has a few choice words on this issue:
See this Flashback from the Washington Post: the FBI reviewed Flynn’s calls with the Russian ambassador back in December and found nothing illicit at all.
And so they turned to trying to nail him on a paperwork foul having nothing to do with Russia at all.
Almost as if the top echelons of the FBI had been politicized and weaponized.
Thank God we have a cadre of “conservatives” to lecture us every day that anyone who works in a hierarchical organization and wears a suit is due the unquestioning obedience one would offer a living god.
The New York Post has revealed that the fake allegations included in the Dossier that made several libelous allegations against Trump has strong ties to the Democrat party and other operatives, including Hillary Clinton. We should not be surprised that the corruption of the administrative state by the Democrats includes the FBI:
Senate investigators are demanding to see records of communications between Fusion GPS and the FBI and the Justice Department, including any contacts with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, now under congressional investigation for possibly obstructing the Hillary Clinton email probe, and deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, who is under investigation by the Senate and the Justice inspector general for failing to recuse himself despite financial and political connections to the Clinton campaign through his Democratic activist wife. Senate investigators have singled out McCabe as the FBI official who negotiated with Steele.
Keep the name McCabe in mind. He will likely be central to any felonious activity from the FBI.
We ought not be surprised. And yes he’s shameless:
The investigation has now expanded to include Bernie himself. It has been alleged that Bernie used his considerable influence as a United States Senator and former Burlington mayor to encourage the bank to provide the loan.
When the issue was raised last month by a local journalist, Sanders dismissed the question and blamed President Trump for the investigation. The problem, however, is that the investigation began in January, 2016 when Obama was still in office and Loretta Lynch was still at Justice.
VDH has written what is most likely the best political commentary of the Trump tenure to date. The piece is not so much a plan for Trump to see his way through the leftist attacks upon his person and his character, but it is a detailed disgust of the fact that the left is a hopeless faction bent on destruction.
As an institution, Republicans win Congress have aided and abetted the left in their attempts:
Since January 2017, the Congress ceased being a legislative body. It is now a Star-chamber court determined to decapitate the presidency.
Never in the history of the republic have there been so many legislative and political simultaneous efforts to 1) sabotage the Electoral College, 2) sue to overturn the presidential vote in key swing states, 3) boycott the Inauguration, 4) systematically block presidential appointments, 5) surveille, unmask, and leak classified or privileged information about the elected president, 6) nullify federal law at the state and local level, 7) sue to remove the president by invoking the Emoluments Clause, 8) declare Trump unfit under the 25th Amendment, 9) demand recusals from his top aides, 10) cherry-pick sympathetic judges to block presidential executive orders, 11) have a prior administration’s residual appointees subvert their successor, and 12) promise impending impeachment.
The party has essentially become a crime family:
Former Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch established the precedent that it was permissible for a sitting Attorney General to meet privately with a spouse of a high profile subject of an ongoing investigation by her own department, and to call in the Director of the FBI to ensure that his own then current investigation of the presidential candidate of her party did not imperil her campaign. In sum, Lynch should be the subject of a special investigation to see whether she habitually obstructed justice during the 2016 campaign.
James Comey leaked a privileged document via a third party to the press in violation of FBI protocols and possibly the law. He too should be subject to federal accountability, along with his purported acquiesce to demands from Attorney General Lynch to massage his investigation of Hillary Clinton. Never has such a congressional witness so incriminated himself in his efforts to incriminate others.
The largest scandal in our time comes from the Obama administration, and likely Obama himself:
Most importantly, the House Intelligence Agency must press ahead with investigations that members of the Obama administration may have improperly or even illegally surveilled political opponents (often under the guise of reverse-targeting them) unmasked their names, and leaked the information to the press in efforts to harm them. Those findings also should be given to a special investigator. The most explosive story of 2016 was not collusion or obstruction, but reported Obama administration efforts to interfere in a political campaign by subverting federal intelligence agencies while breaking the law.
The biggest scandal that eclipses Nixon is the fact that Obama and his administrations wire tapped political opponents under the guise of national security and then unmasked names in order to destroy political opponents.
One of the only truthful members of Congress is Devin Nunez (R-CA) who was vocal that there was no evidence Trump colluded, and who noted he was not under investigation. For his truthfulness, the Left and MoveOn decided to try to have him sidelined because they wanted to overthrow the election and thwart the will of the people. What Nunez said is instructive:
I said, “OK, I don’t think there’s any collusion here.” And what happened to me? All the major papers in the country did a total character assassination on me. Why? Because I was telling the truth, that there was never any collusion between Donald Trump and the Russians.
TheDemocrats just don’t care. They want to keep this thing going with their masters in the media in order to try to undermine the republic of the fountain of its authority–the people.
Primary Document: Comey admits at 3:34-3:35 that Trump DID NOT try to pressure FBI to drop any case.
So, 1) the “memo” is fake, 2) Comey lied and hence committed perjury, 3) Comey also committed a felony, 4) Comey never felt pressured and “memo” justifies Trump, and 5) a combination of any of these.
The media should never be trusted again fr what they have done in libeling Trump.
It appears there is a lot about the spying on Trump that exceeds in exponential ways, anything Nixon could have deigned. Powerline notes here the issue:
We are now starting to get a picture of how sinister this whole Democratic Party misinformation campaign is. Through the last half of 2016, the Obama administration was desperately searching for evidence of some link between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia. They went to the length of seeking (twice, reportedly) and finally obtaining a FISA order that allowed them to spy on at least one insignificant Trump associate.
In addition, we now know that Susan Rice headed up an operation whereby raw NSA intelligence was sifted for names of Trump associates, no doubt in hopes of uncovering dirt of some sort.* And we also know that these efforts came up dry. The Obama administration found no compromising information about Trump or any of his associates.
Nevertheless, ever since the Inauguration the Democratic Party, especially its press wing in Washington and New York, has relentlessly pushed the Trump/Russia story. What story? There isn’t one. But that hasn’t stopped Democrats in the press from talking about little else for the last three months.
And yet, all along, the Democrats have known that their spying produced nothing. This whole story is almost unbelievably sordid. The relevant Congressional committees should investigate thoroughly, and criminal prosecutions should follow where laws have been broken.
Though Powerline does not really note it, we should point out that the press has always known these reports of collusion were false. They have seen the leaked document so they knew. yet, they continued to carry water for their party. They thus slandered and libeled Trump and his administration. The complicit media did not care and hence furthered the fake news story Trump had something to do with the defeat of Hillary–whose actual vile and violent nature had more to do with it as we learned yesterday.
It appears with every passing day Obama and his administration broke the law. Prosecutions should follow.
By the time it is all said and done, we will likely have come to the conclusion that Obama was the most corrupt president in the history of the republic. As it sits now, his espionage and spying proclivities far outstrip Nixon’s break in of the Watergate building.
Ace of Spades noted the dirt here.
TabletMag has the scoop:
“At some point, the administration weaponized the NSA’s legitimate monitoring of communications of foreign officials to stay one step ahead of domestic political opponents,” says a pro-Israel political operative who was deeply involved in the day-to-day fight over the Iran Deal. “The NSA’s collections of foreigners became a means of gathering real-time intelligence on Americans engaged in perfectly legitimate political activism—activism, due to the nature of the issue, that naturally involved conversations with foreigners. We began to notice the White House was responding immediately, sometimes within 24 hours, to specific conversations we were having. At first, we thought it was a coincidence being amplified by our own paranoia. After a while, it simply became our working assumption that we were being spied on.”
This is what systematic abuse of foreign-intelligence collection for domestic political purposes looks like: Intelligence collected on Americans, lawmakers, and figures in the pro-Israel community was fed back to the Obama White House as part of its political operations. The administration got the drop on its opponents by using classified information, which it then used to draw up its own game plan to block and freeze those on the other side. And—with the help of certain journalists whose stories (and thus careers) depend on high-level access—terrorize them.
The reason we are being the hoax of Trump and Russia is because Obama is the first president to spy on political opponents as a political means to intimidate and further his ideological policies.
The next paragraph is in line with what we’ve been asserting for months here:
This is familiar territory. In spying on the representatives of the American people and members of the pro-Israel community, the Obama administration learned how far it could go in manipulating the foreign-intelligence surveillance apparatus for its own domestic political advantage. In both instances, the ostensible targets—Israel and Russia—were simply instruments used to go after the real targets at home.
The Russians/Kislyak, is all a diversion. The real target was–at this point–Trump. This is especially more weighty given that the illegal unmasking and leaking of names seems to be growing. Did Kislyak speak to every member of the campaign? It seems that CNN and MSNBC, the NYT, and the WaPo are saying yes! It defies logic and is delusional.
As we have been arguing for nearly 6 months, the notion that Trump colluded with the Russians was always a fantasy. It was an unsubstantiated lie concocted by the Democrat Party to explain to the people, they were not responsible for how bad they performed in the election–it was also meant to deflect the real collusion between Hillary and the Russians. Indeed, the Russians gave the Clinton Foundation money after they received a lucrative Uranium deal. That’s pay for play and collusion.
Eli Lake at Bloomberg blows the lid off the fake news regarding Trump and Russians the last few months:
The National Security Council’s senior director for intelligence, Ezra Cohen-Watnick, was conducting the review, according to two U.S. officials who spoke with Bloomberg View on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly. In February Cohen-Watnick discovered Rice’s multiple requests to unmask U.S. persons in intelligence reports that related to Trump transition activities. He brought this to the attention of the White House General Counsel’s office, who reviewed more of Rice’s requests and instructed him to end his own research into the unmasking policy.
Rice should get a lawyer. Lake write that there is no evidence for wiretapping, but as we have noted, the media has already reported multiple times that Trump was indeed tapped. The Failing NYT has no self awareness of this fact it seems.
Journalist Mike Cernovich has also confirmed that Obama’s Admin broke the law and unmasked citizens in a political hit on Trump. Just based on this fact, it’s already a bigger scandal than Nixon’s Watergate. However, there is surely more to come as we delve into HOW they knew what they knew. Evelyn Farkus seemed to admit just that on the fake news show MSNBC Morning Joe: