This is exactly what enemies of the nation can expect when the intelligence community and law enforcement agencies are on them. Destroy your reputation; ruin your life by leaking a story to the media. And once a story is in the media, then law enforcement can "do their job" and investigate. By the Book.
Quite the stories on the corruption under BO. Not really too surprising though. We had already seen the tip of the iceberg with corruption of numerous agencies, always with evidence such as emails magically disappearing. I wonder how many people really understand how difficult it is to delete emails so they can't be recovered by law agencies. It's next to impossible, even with inside help. I would certainly hope it's even more difficult with the security that protects government emails that may be critical to national security. Seeing these obvious crimes come up repeatedly, and investigations that repeatedly fail to find evidence (not just not finding evidence of guilt, but the evidence has disappeared!) was very telling of the fact that there was widespread corruption across many government agencies.
The problem I see now is that even if a few figureheads get prosecuted, the corrupt players are still in place across our government. I'm quite certain that I will live out my remaining years, never again having the trust in our government that I grew up with. That's not to say that I've ever been trusting of our government. It has always been flawed with dishonesty and corruption. Recently though, we have seen that dishonesty and corruption institutionalized throughout from the top down. Frankly, the good people in government simply don't have the stomach to do what needs to be done to clean house.
I do think that Trump's election probably prevented what would have been a tipping point in government corruption and weaponization. It's amazing how sometimes you just get the person who is needed in the right place to stave off horrible atrocities.
A teaser from the second American Thinker article you posted for folks who may not initially be inclined to follow the link:
Joe DiGenova blows the lid off the real scandal: The Russia hoax was a cover-up effort for Obama's political spying since 2012 By Thomas Lifson - May 28, 2019
Hold on to your hats. At last, we are on the verge of getting to the bottom of the weaponization of the nation's top law enforcement and spy agencies to spy on political opponents, and it is far bigger than obtaining bogus FISA Court warrants to spy on Carter Page. Barack 0bama's minions have been spying on his political opponents since before his 2012 re-election, and the entire Russiagate hoax was an effort to cover up that ongoing spying.
As I have stated before, the best sources for understanding the unfolding of the biggest political scandal in American history are D.C. super-lawyers Joe DiGenova and Victoria Toensing, who have an unmatched track record in explaining the events we see in the media and predicting the forthcoming revelations. I am not in communication with them, but it does appear they have superb sources — which would not be surprising, given their long history as key conservative players at the highest level of the D.C. legal and political circles.
Yesterday, Joe DiGenova made his customary Monday-morning guest appearance on WMAL radio's Mornings on the Mall radio show. (WMAL is the premier conservative talk station in D.C.). The 15-minute segment is jam-packed with must-listen insights. In addition to his revelations about the true nature of the Russiagate hoax, there is another quiet bombshell he dropped — see the end of this blog post for the tantalizing perspective he revealed. You can listen on the YouTube version [audio only] here:
The basic story is that Admiral Mike Rogers, who was head of the NSA in the spring of 2016, discovered that the NSA's comprehensive database collecting all electronic communications in the United States was being searched by unauthorized FBI "contractors" and moved to cut off that access. He also visited Donald Trump, after which Trump moved his campaign HQ out of Trump Tower. Trump's much derided claim that his campaign was "wiretapped" likely also was the result of gaining this insight from Admiral Rogers.
The subsequent launch of Crossfire Hurricane and the effort to obtain FISA warrants were not to initiate spying on the Trump campaign, but rather to provide legal grounding for the spying efforts on political opponents that had been underway for years.
Sundance at Conservative Treehouse picked up on the DiGenova interview and in his inimitable fashion lays out the background story from evidence already on the public record, here, complete with many hyperlinks to sources. It is a long and complex post, but [here are] some of the key conclusions:
Q What did you make of Mueller’s statement yesterday?
THE PRESIDENT: Well, I think it was the same as the report. There wasn’t much change. It was, to me, the same as the report. And there’s no obstruction. You see what we’re saying. There’s no obstruction, there’s no collusion, there’s no nothing. It’s nothing but a witch hunt. This is a witch hunt by the media and the Democrats. They’re partners.
And it keeps going. I thought it was finished when the report was released, but it goes on. And, to me, it was the same, frankly, as the report. And he said, basically, it was the same as the report.
Q Do you still think Robert Mueller behaved honorably?
THE PRESIDENT: I think he’s totally conflicted. Because, as you know, he wanted to be the FBI Director, and I said no. As you know, I had a business dispute with him. After he left the FBI, we had a business dispute. Not a nice one. He wasn’t happy with what I did, and I don’t blame him. But I had to do it because that was the right thing to do. But I had a business dispute.
And he loves Comey. You look at the relationship with those two. So whether it’s love or deep like, but he was conflicted.
Look, Robert Mueller should’ve never been chosen because he wanted the FBI job and he didn’t get it. And the next day, he was picked as Special Counsel. So you tell somebody, “I’m sorry, you can’t have the job.” And then, after you say that, he’s going to make a ruling on you? It doesn’t work that way. Plus, we had a business dispute. Plus, his relationship with Comey was extraordinary.
Now, one other thing I’ll say: Why didn’t he investigate Strzok, and Page, and McCabe, and Comey and all the lies, and Brennan and the lies, and Clapper and the lies to Congress, and all of the things that happened to start this investigation? Why didn’t Comey come clean? Why didn’t Comey come clean and say the things that he knows are fact? Why didn’t Mueller investigate Comey, his best friend or his very good friend? And there are so many other things.
Here’s a question. This is a study of Russia. Why didn’t they invest the insurance policy? In other words, should Hillary Clinton lose, we’ve got an insurance policy. Guess what? What we’re in right now is the insurance policy.
Q Do you think he behaved dishonorably?
THE PRESIDENT: I think he is a total conflicted person. I think Mueller is a true Never Trumper. He’s somebody that dislikes Donald Trump. He’s somebody that didn’t get a job that he requested that he wanted very badly, and then he was appointed. And despite that — and despite $40 million, 18 Trump haters, including people that worked for Hillary Clinton and some of the worst human beings on Earth — they got nothing. It’s pretty amazing.
Q Do you believe that Russia helped you get elected?
THE PRESIDENT: No, Russia did not help me get elected.
Q That’s what it said (inaudible).
THE PRESIDENT: You know who got me elected? You know who got me elected? I got me elected. Russia didn’t help me at all. Russia, if anything, I think, helped the other side. What you ought to ask is this: Do you think the media helped Hillary Clinton get elected? She didn’t make it, but you take a look at collusion between Hillary Clinton and the media. You take a look at collusion between Hillary Clinton and Russia. She had more to do, in the campaign, with Russia than I did. I had nothing to do.
And, by the way, that’s one other thing. If you look, this was all about Russia, Russia, Russia. They don’t talk about Russia anymore because it turned out to be a hoax. It was all a hoax. And then they say, “Gee, he fought back. Isn’t that terrible? He fought back.” Of course, I fight back. Because it was a false accusation — a totally false accusation. And it’s a disgrace. And it’s a very — it’s a very sad period for this country.
And I think, in the end, I will consider what’s happening now to be one of my greatest achievements: exposing this corruption.
Heard it on radio, so no visuals to distract/inform from/to clarify.
My take is thus based on the words alone with a little flavor from intonation.
Very careful legally scrubbed libel. Dishonest partisan attack concealed in legalese. Weasel worded feces throwing self righteous indignation.
Just, as he said, as/is the written Report.
Yeah, I read the piece of manure.
After some consideration, I think I can summarize the Mueller Report, fairly & accurately.
"We were unable to prove any of the following ( known lies & paid campaign dirt ) so here is a list of accusations ( known lies ) that we gave the Grand Jury(s) to get the indictments against a few minions and subpoenas. ( by lying to the Grand Juries then repeating their parroting of the lies we fed them as Fact. Aka the entire Method of Operations for the Insurance Policy Dissidents used to attack their Enemies, the American voter's choice for President ) "
Or without the ( my editorial comments ).
"We were unable to prove any wrong doings, so here is a recital of the lies so you can use them again against Trump."
And as to Mueller's F-U! Speech on Wed. He lied outright. It is not in fact the job of a prosecutor to declare the innocence of the person he was prosecuting. He lied about not being able to press charges against a sitting President, maliciously.
His mandate in fact was to provide a list of charges he had sufficient proof to make with expectations they would be upheld in a court of law, in a report to the AG, so that Congress could then Impeach The President. And thus subject him to the Criminal Justice System stripped of his Executive Privileges.
The Report clearly states he has no such proof and is unable to do so.
Then goes on to list the lies his buddies and the Clinton Campaign (DNC) used to justify his witch hunt.
The White House Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 30, 2019
Statement from the President Regarding Emergency Measures to Address the Border Crisis
As everyone knows, the United States of America has been invaded by hundreds of thousands of people coming through Mexico and entering our country illegally. This sustained influx of illegal aliens has profound consequences on every aspect of our national life—overwhelming our schools, overcrowding our hospitals, draining our welfare system, and causing untold amounts of crime. Gang members, smugglers, human traffickers, and illegal drugs and narcotics of all kinds are pouring across the Southern Border and directly into our communities. Thousands of innocent lives are taken every year as a result of this lawless chaos. It must end NOW!
Mexico’s passive cooperation in allowing this mass incursion constitutes an emergency and extraordinary threat to the national security and economy of the United States. Mexico has very strong immigration laws and could easily halt the illegal flow of migrants, including by returning them to their home countries. Additionally, Mexico could quickly and easily stop illegal aliens from coming through its southern border with Guatemala.
For decades, the United States has suffered the severe and dangerous consequences of illegal immigration. Sadly, Mexico has allowed this situation to go on for many years, growing only worse with the passage of time. From a safety, national security, military, economic, and humanitarian standpoint, we cannot allow this grave disaster to continue. The current state of affairs is profoundly unfair to the American taxpayer, who bears the extraordinary financial cost imposed by large-scale illegal migration. Even worse is the terrible and preventable loss of human life. Some of the most deadly and vicious gangs on the planet operate just across our border and terrorize innocent communities.
Mexico must step up and help solve this problem. We welcome people who come to the United States legally, but we cannot allow our laws to be broken and our borders to be violated. For years, Mexico has not treated us fairly—but we are now asserting our rights as a sovereign Nation.
To address the emergency at the Southern Border, I am invoking the authorities granted to me by the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. Accordingly, starting on June 10, 2019, the United States will impose a 5 percent Tariff on all goods imported from Mexico. If the illegal migration crisis is alleviated through effective actions taken by Mexico, to be determined in our sole discretion and judgment, the Tariffs will be removed. If the crisis persists, however, the Tariffs will be raised to 10 percent on July 1, 2019. Similarly, if Mexico still has not taken action to dramatically reduce or eliminate the number of illegal aliens crossing its territory into the United States, Tariffs will be increased to 15 percent on August 1, 2019, to 20 percent on September 1, 2019, and to 25 percent on October 1, 2019. Tariffs will permanently remain at the 25 percent level unless and until Mexico substantially stops the illegal inflow of aliens coming through its territory. [emphasis mine - FB] Workers who come to our country through the legal admissions process, including those working on farms, ranches, and in other businesses, will be allowed easy passage.
If Mexico fails to act, Tariffs will remain at the high level, and companies located in Mexico may start moving back to the United States to make their products and goods. Companies that relocate to the United States will not pay the Tariffs or be affected in any way.
Over the years, Mexico has made massive amounts of money in its dealings with the United States, and this includes the tremendous number of jobs leaving our country.
Should Mexico choose not to cooperate on reducing unlawful migration, the sustained imposition of Tariffs will produce a massive return of jobs back to American cities and towns. Remember, our great country has been the “piggy bank” from which everybody wants only to TAKE. The difference is that now we are firmly and forcefully standing up for America’s interests.
Democrats in Congress are fully aware of this horrible situation and yet refuse to help in any way, shape, or form. This is a total dereliction of duty. The migrant crisis is a calamity that must now be solved—and can easily be solved—in Congress. Our broken asylum laws, court system, catch-and-release, visa lottery, chain migration, and many other loopholes can all be promptly corrected. When that happens, the measures being announced today can be more readily reduced or removed.
The United States is a great country that can no longer be exploited due to its foolish and irresponsible immigration laws. For the sake of our people, and for the sake of our future, these horrendous laws must be changed now.
At the same time, Mexico cannot allow hundreds of thousands of people to pour over its land and into our country—violating the sovereign territory of the United States. If Mexico does not take decisive measures, it will come at a significant price.
We therefore look forward to, and appreciate, the swift and effective actions that we hope Mexico will immediately install.
As President of the United States, my highest duty is the defense of the country and its citizens. A nation without borders is not a nation at all. I will not stand by and allow our sovereignty to be eroded, our laws to be trampled, or our borders to be disrespected anymore.
Very careful legally scrubbed libel. Dishonest partisan attack concealed in legalese. Weasel worded feces throwing self righteous indignation.
Lou Dobbs/Fox Business interviews Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing:
Joe diGenova: Robert Mueller Should be Immediately Disbarred for His 'Outrageous Accusation' Published on May 30, 2019
Joe diGenova: "That statement was adolescent and juvenile. Just as his 438 page report was. Unprofessional, illogical. The notion that he would say, "If we had confidence that the president didn't commit a crime we would have said that." He should be disbarred for having made that statement in public. That is an outrageous accusation. The president (like any American) is presumed innocent until he is charged and convicted of a crime. Robert Mueller stood the Constitution on its head."
It's the way things work . . . Obama is headed to Colombia to give a speech for $600,000 . . . . Hillary, who famously complained about being broke and in debt, is worth over $100M . . . . Jussie Smollet . . . raking it in and even Bernie Sanders opined that the "only reason I am a millionaire is because I wrote a best selling book".
Mueller . . . . likely in fine shape before . . will be on easy street for life with Kamala, Cory and AOC.
Obama never stopped his campaign company. Kept collecting bribes and donations from suckers for the Ten Years of his candidacy & term in office, and kept it going, with a name change, into retirement. It's still in operation, ready and able to launder any amount of money and give it tax write off status.
Only time, and a very brave investigator, will tell how much in bribes Barry has taken. Since his donors apparently include both the Russian & Chinese Secret Police & Arab oil Sheiks & The Muslim Brotherhood & affiliates, I have to wonder if his illegal worth is in the Billion$.
Which is just petty cash for his business partner, Soros. Their work will change the World. For the worse, if you're a Citizen, but if you're an oligarch in a murderous dictatorship? Joy.
I will be announcing my Second Term Presidential Run with First Lady Melania, Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence on June 18th in Orlando, Florida, at the 20,000 seat Amway Center. Join us for this Historic Rally!
The Obama Economy. Where you are not to believe your children will have it better than you. The land of diminished expectation. Poverty is The New Normal. Jobs will Never Come Back.
Not on the Fed's charts are that the best investment for seven years was to Bribe Obama.
Or that you were expected to pay a half million in cash to Obama's Eternal Campaign Money Laundering corporation to have a lunch with other rich men who bribed Obama a half million dollars, cash, so that Obama might attend these lunches once a month so you could tell him what you wanted for your bribe. A darned exclusive club indeed.
I don't recall any way to personally tell the President your concerns, that did not involve bribing him, or perhaps his Party, with ten times the average income...
Although iirc, Michelle's college bestie's husband only bribed Obama $400,000 to get the contract for the Obamacare website after he'd been fired for incompetence setting up a much easier one for Canada. And made over a billion dollars to do a bad job that needed to be redone for hundreds of millions$ more.
$400k to make a Billion? That's a great investment.
Alas, under the Bad Orange Man, such investments seem to be gone.
Instead he's accused of being the enemy of the LGB sandwich club. As well as racist, Nazi, fascist, and all the other labels that accurately describe the Obama regime.
Although Nazi is incorrect for the Obama regime, Soviet is accurate. Maybe Maoist. Obama was no Nationalist Socialist, he is an international communist as is his sponsor/partner Soros.
But thanks to fifty odd years of Soviet propaganda, we are supposed to think Nazi means Right Wing & not socialist.
I find it high irony that Trump publicly pushes for freedom & tolerance for homosexuals internationally where Obama did not. Despite persistent rumors of his own sexuality. And Obama's domestic push for gay marriage and fringe ( trans ) privilege in bathrooms. However, you could attribute that to cultural sensitivity to Arab countries, as Obama was raised Wahabist Muslim and only in college claimed to be Apostate Communist in fine taqiyya Islamist style.
I see further irony that the Obama regime was notorious for harsh enforcement of Pot law, even though Barry was a big toker. While the Trump administration doesn't seem to care about the State level legalization trend, even though Donald seems to not do Any recreational drugs.
This can be explained that for Obama, centralized control was an ego & ideological imperative, desiring absolute power in his own hands, and hating any dilution of power to a Constitutional limited government, especially State's rights & powers.
So these big ironies can be simply explained by the statement that...Trump is for the People, but Obama is a dishonest monster who wants power and privilege to break the law himself, but not Citizens, who he has contempt for.