Elder Patriot- The essence of a democratic republic lies with the people’s right to determine their leaders in free and open elections. It is the responsibility of each president to guarantee that right is protected.
Conservative news organizations had claimed that was not the case under former President Barack Obama. Now, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) has confirmed that he has seen clear evidence of “abuse” of government surveillance programs by FBI and Justice Department officials for the express purpose of undermining Donald Trump’s election.
Nunes promised to “read all 435 members of Congress into major abuses with other areas of FISA and will read members in ASAP.”
Chairman Nunes’ statement comes only a couple of weeks after he had sent a late December letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein excoriated the DOJ and the FBI for its “failure to fully produce” documents related to the anti-Trump dossier. His letter strongly suggested to both Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray that, “at this point it seems the DOJ and FBI need to be investigating themselves.”
Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is a member of both the House Oversight and Investigation Committee and the House Judiciary Committee. Speaking to the contents of the memo compiled by the House Intelligence Committee Gaetz had this to say:
“I think that this will not end just with firings. I believe there are people who will go to jail. I was very persuaded by the evidence. And it also became clear to me why Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham felt it so important to refer this matter for criminal prosecution. You don’t get to try to undermine our country, undermine our elections and then simply get fired. So, I think there will be criminal implications here.”
Gaetz revealed another fact:
“Every single Democrat on the Intelligence Committee voted against even allowing other members of Congress to see this information.”
The reason for that should be evident by now. Every single Democrat already knows what’s in the memo having already sold their sole to the criminal enterprise that Obama and the Clintons had turned their party into.
Judiciary Committee member, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) left no doubt about that after he finished reading the memo. King tweeted:
Let that sink in for a second. King cannot find any possible “innocent explanation” that might explain the facts contained in the memo.
Let this sink in too: This is a memo compiled by our duly elected legislators not some dossier compiled by someone paid millions of dollars for opposition research.
Democrats demanded the appointment of a special counsel based on that phony dossier. That put our duly elected president under a cloud with many Democrat conspirators calling for his impeachment.
Their operative, Robert Mueller has had broad prosecutorial powers and he has exercised those powers well beyond his initial charge. Mueller has come up empty. It’s time to acknowledge that President Trump has been fully vetted and he is squeaky clean.
It’s doubtful many past presidents would survive similar scrutiny. Certainly, this memo reveals there is ample evidence that neither Barack Obama nor his hand-chosen successor, Hillary Clinton would.
Mueller was appointed on the basis of an opposition research piece paid for by the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The timeline surrounding the dossier suggests that it may have only been developed to bolster the FBI’s already ongoing illegal attempt to discredit then candidate Trump. It is yet to be determined whom, if anyone, at the FBI might’ve actually helped craft the dossier before using it to defraud the FISA court.
These were the methods used in Stalin’s Russia, by the East German Stasi, and by the KGB. Lavrentiy Beria, Stalin’s chief of the Soviet security and secret police famously said: “show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.”
Or, as in the case of Obama’s FBI and DOJ, they’ll make one up.
It’s time to appoint a special counsel with the same broad prosecutorial powers that Mueller has but with the mandate of exposing the truth about everyone in the Obama administration, Hillary Clinton and every member of her campaign team, as well as every elected Democrat from Maxine Waters to Adam Schiff to Mark Warner to Chuck Schumer who went along with and defended this charade.
They must be held to account and denied access to future political involvements. Our democracy will not survive otherwise.
On the Friday after Trump won the presidency we called for Nuremberg style public trials as a means of cleansing both the American political system and our collective consciousness.
Hopefully, that time may be upon us. If it is, it will be another campaign promise Trump will have kept – the one to drain the swamp.