President Donald Trump smiles during a meeting with Chilean president Sebastian Pinera, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
A “pincer movement,” otherwise known as a double envelopment, occurs when a military force attacks both flanks of an advancing enemy force simultaneously. At a certain point, only two options remain for the enemy troops; they can either surrender or they can fight to the last man.
Following the release of Attorney General William Barr’s definitive conclusions on Sunday, high-level Obama administration officials have become the enemy troops. They are now surrounded by the Trump DOJ and Republican lawmakers eager for equal justice on one side and the American people who have been betrayed by the institutions they’ve trusted the most, on the other side. They’re starting to feel a bit squeezed as their false narrative unravels.
Even Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has dialed back her rhetoric since the release of Barr’s conclusions. She told Politico, “[Impeachment has] never been discussed as a strategy for this caucus. It’s only a few of us. I think we do nothing now but concentrate on getting the information, getting that report.”
Following the revelation last May that the FBI had infiltrated Trump’s campaign, Newt Gingrich, who has always been a little ahead of the curve, told Fox News he believed the path led all the way back to Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett. Here is what he said:
Presently, someone will figure out to ask what did Valerie Jarrett know and when did she know it? What did Barack Obama know and when did he know it? Because what you’re seeing happen is, on every single level — and this is what happens with really big scandals — they keep on folding and they keep on folding and they keep on folding.
So we’re now supposed to believe that the director of national intelligence was lying to us, the head of the Central Intelligence Agency was lying to us, the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation was lying to us, the number two person at the FBI was lying to us, the attorney general was lying to us — because she was meeting Bill Clinton on an airplane in private to talk about their grandchildren.
I mean, at what point do you just say, give me a break? All of this, I believe, was being coordinated by Obama and by Valerie Jarrett and by the White House. … Look, I don’t believe if you look at the total number of things going on, I don’t believe in an administration that was as tightly centralized as the Obama administration, you could have had as many different things going on — all of them illegal — without the president having been briefed.”
I think what happened was people like Clapper and the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency — all these guys thought they could get away with this because Hillary was going to win. And when Hillary won, the fix would be in, everything would be covered up.
Around 10 o’clock on election night, they all began to realize this could get really bad. And they were shifting gears from protecting Hillary — which had been their job for two years — to trying to destroy Trump. Now you’re watching people who, I think, in every case are in danger of going to jail.
If the system works and people are actually tested on, ‘Did you tell the truth under oath?’ Clapper’s a perfect example.
It sure looks like Gingrich was correct.
President Trump spoke to reporters on Tuesday and said, “It went very high up, and it started fairly low, but with instructions from high up. This should never happen to a president again, we cannot allow that to take place.”
He added, “I think what happened is a disgrace, I don’t believe our country should allow this to ever to happen again, this will never happen again, we cannot ever let it ever happen again.”
Although we haven’t heard of any evidence which directly ties Obama to the conspiracy against candidate Donald Trump, it’s difficult to believe that he had no knowledge of what his top officials were doing.
The Wall Street Journal’s James Freeman wrote yesterday, “This historic abuse of executive authority was either approved by President Barack Obama or it was not.” Either way, he owes Americans an explanation.
Obama needs to be questioned under oath about his involvement.
If he was, the evidence will be found. In the digital age, it is nearly impossible to get away with a crime. As they say in law enforcement, there are 100 ways to get caught for a crime and although you might think of 99 of them, the one you forgot will expose you.
“So many questions,” tweeted James Comey.
Any more questions Jimmy? pic.twitter.com/1JtDQGwfcc
— Holly Loves Trump 🇺🇸 (@HollyNiotti) March 24, 2019
Yes, Mr. Comey. There certainly are.