FILE – In this Sept. 4, 2013, file photo, then-incoming FBI Director James Comey talks with outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller before Comey was officially sworn in at the Justice Department in Washington. On May 17, 2017, the Justice Department said it is appointing Mueller as special counsel to oversee investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
I came across an article in today’s Washington Post entitled “Trump and his Allies are Blocking More Than 20 Separate Democratic Probes in an All-Out War with Congress.” The authors write that “many experts call it most expansive White House obstruction effort in decades.”
Can anyone honestly blame him?
Donald Trump has been persecuted by the Democrats since it became apparent that he posed a threat to Hillary Clinton. He has been under constant investigations for three long years. No political candidate in U.S. history has been subjected to this level of scrutiny.
Their bogus investigations have undermined Trump’s presidency for over two years and weakened him abroad.
Following a nudge from the Loretta Lynch DOJ, the FBI scuttled the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information. None of you had anything to say after Hillary’s team took hammers to her old cell phones, or used bleach bit to destroy 33,000 emails which were under subpoena.
That cleared the way for her to become the next President of the United States. Whatever it takes, right?
Next, the Democrats trained their guns on candidate Trump. They worked with their counterparts in Ukraine and unearthed a phony ledger which showed a large cash payment had been made to Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort. This served two purposes. It forced Manafort to resign and left Trump in a shadow of Russian collusion.
This allowed the Democrats to turn that shadow of Russian collusion into a full-blown narrative.
Hillary Clinton, the DNC and finally the FBI enlisted a former British spy to craft a dossier of lies about the candidate. The spy took information from Russian operatives and none of it was verified.
The FBI infiltrated the candidates campaign with spies hoping to “set up” an overeager, somewhat naive junior advisor. A clever strategy really.
Based upon a comment which had been fed to this young man, and repeated to an elderly statesman over drinks at a London bar, the FBI opened up a counterintelligence investigation into then-candidate Trump. The investigation seemed to go nowhere. The boys at the FBI just couldn’t seem to find that illusive evidence which would tie Trump to the Russians.
Even the head of counterintelligence knew there was “no there, there.”
Unwilling to leave anything to chance, the boys at the FBI took out an insurance policy. Just in case. Because the alternative was so unacceptable.
On Election Day, the unthinkable happened and Hillary Clinton was defeated. Shockwaves spread throughout Washington. When Democrats finally recovered, the insurance policy was put into effect.
President-elect Trump’s FBI Director, James Comey, colluded against him. He briefed Trump on the existence of a silly, “salacious and unverified” dossier, the same document he had presented to the FISA Court three months earlier as the legitimate basis of an application for a warrant to spy on a member of the Trump campaign. Through his communications, the FBI had a window into whomever he communicated with and so on.
Once the President-elect had been briefed, the Director of National Intelligence, who was also “in on it,” gave the green light to the media, alerting them to go ahead and break the dossier story they’d been sitting on. This was same network that he would soon be working for.
The FBI had also been surveilling the incoming National Security Advisor. They used information learned from their surveillance to catch him in a perjury trap. They had hoped he would spill on the President.
When the President informally asked the FBI Director to leave his NSA alone, Comey twisted that into obstruction.
Finally, after Rosenstein wrote a memo outlining the case for firing Comey, and the President had done so, the former-FBI Director leaked notes of his meetings with Trump to the media hoping to trigger the appointment of a special counsel.
And Rosenstein did not disappoint. So, although the FBI had zero evidence ten months into their counterintelligence investigation that Trump had colluded with the Russians to win the presidency, the Special Counsel opened for business.
And for 22 months, this investigation has been the focus of Washington politics and has overshadowed everything else.
Did I forget to say that all of this was illegal?
The entire Democratic narrative has been a lie. It has ruined lives, wasted time and money and it has divided the country.
The President has cooperated with all of this for three long years. He’s just been exonerated from the final investigation. This was the one every Democrat had so much faith in. That is, until investigators didn’t find enough evidence to charge him with a crime.
Trump is done.
Sorry Democrats, we just can’t take you seriously anymore.