Elder Patriot – Democrats, the mainstream media, and the FBI having gambled everything on a phony narrative in an effort to prematurely remove President Trump from office now find themselves in shambles as the New Year starts and the public has turned on them following a year and a half of fruitless investigations.
To be sure those investigations have turned up significant evidence of wrongdoing just not against Donald Trump or his campaign team. Fully 56% of the people now want a special counsel to investigate Mrs. Clinton and the trail of corruption that she left in her wake.
First to the collapse of Russian narrative that has shown the mainstream media colluded to protect Hillary Clinton, her associates and her presidential campaign. And, then after the election, how the MSM turned its sights on destroying the nascent Trump presidency.
That the Clinton campaign paid for opposition research to use against Trump is not new news. That the resulting dossier was baseless only means that Hillary paid millions of dollars for nothing. That the DNC also chipped in to pay for it makes them a participant in what became a criminal conspiracy. Read on.
When the FBI accepted the dossier as fact, Trump’s supporters raised questions as to its origins and who paid for it but the mainstream media covered for the agency’s failure to corroborate those basic but key pieces of information by suggesting that might imperil sources and methods.
Funny, but the MSM didn’t seem to care about sources and methods that might’ve been compromised when Hillary’s use of an unsecured server to send and receive top secret classified information might have led to the deaths of Americans in Benghazi.
The FBI used the dossier as the basis to secure a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign. At least that’s what CNN told us on Tuesday, April 18th:
“The FBI last year used a dossier of allegations of Russian ties to Donald Trump’s campaign as part of the justification to win approval to secretly monitor a Trump associate, according to US officials briefed on the investigation.”
According to a report by Fox News, after FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who headed the FBI’s investigation, spent seven hours being interrogated by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) last week:
“Sources said that when asked when he learned that the dossier had been funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, McCabe claimed he could not recall – despite the reported existence of documents with McCabe’s own signature on them establishing his knowledge of the dossier’s financing and provenance. “
Which brings us to the other basis for, what now appears to be, the illegally secured FISA warrant – Trump advisor Carter Page.
Two days after CNN claimed the dossier had been the key evidence provided to the FISA court the New York Times ran this headline on April 20th:
Ok, so what was Carter Page caught doing in Moscow that convinced a FISA court to issue the warrant? James Rosen, the Fox News reporter who himself was a target of illegal spying by the Obama administration, provided some insight:
“Investigators said McCabe recounted to the panel how hard the FBI had worked to verify the contents of the anti-Trump “dossier” and stood by its credibility. But when pressed to identify what in the salacious document the bureau had actually corroborated, the sources said, McCabe cited only the fact that Trump campaign adviser Carter Page had traveled to Moscow. Beyond that, investigators said, McCabe could not even say that the bureau had verified the dossier’s allegations about the specific meetings Page supposedly held in Moscow.”
Evidence is slowly surfacing that the phony dossier was the sole basis for the warrant request’s allegations against Page – allegations that the DOJ used to bolster its application for a spying warrant but that the FBI failed to verify. This was an egregious violation of the Fourth Amendment by Obama’s Justice Department that would never have been uncovered had Hillary Clinton become president.
But wait, there’s more.
The author of the phony dossier, Christopher Steele has refused to testify before either the House or Senate subcommittees conducting these investigations.
And, the two partners at the intelligence firm that hired Steele to compile the dossier, Fusion GPS’ Peter Fritsch and Thomas Catán invoked their Fifth Amendment rights not to answer questions during their closed-door appearance before the committee, according to sources who were present at that meeting.
It’s bad enough that the FBI, with an almost unlimited budget and manpower, didn’t even bother to corroborate the allegations before passing it to the court, it gets worse.
Sources tell us that he HPSCI has decided to issue subpoenas for additional FBI and Justice Department employees who likely were involved in this fraud. That includes now demoted Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr.
Fox News reported that:
“Ohr had withheld from superiors his secret meetings in 2016 with Christopher Steele, the former British spy who authored the dossier with input from Russian sources; and with Glenn Simpson, the founder of Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that hired Steele with funds supplied by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.”
If that is true why didn’t he tell McCabe that he had personally verified the contents of the dossier?
Maybe that’s because he didn’t. Fusion GPS had employed Ohr’s wife during the time that the salacious dossier was being contrived.
Where is the mainstream media in all of this? They have remained silent. Instead, after seven months of trying to continue peddling the Carter Page-Christopher Steele Dossier story they are now targeting George Papadopoulos as the justification for the FISA court’s decision.
The New York Times now claims that the then 28-year-old Papadopoulos got drunk in a London bar and began running his mouth to “Australia’s top diplomat in Britain.” According to the Times New Years Eve account the “young foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign” made a “startling revelation” to Downer: He had learned that “Russia had political dirt on Hillary Clinton.”
Former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy writing in National Review explains the new narrative that the New York Times is peddling now:
“That, not the dossier explicitly alleging a Trump-Russia conspiracy, is what provoked the investigation. You can take it to the bank. After all, the Times has gotten this revisionist history from “four American and foreign officials with direct knowledge of the Australians’ role” — i.e., from the same sort of unidentified, unaccountable sources that brought you the Page-centric version of events that has now been discarded.
“To say this story has holes in it does not do justice to the craters on display. To begin with, the Times admits that “exactly how much Mr. Papadopoulos said” to Downer “is unclear.” What we are dealing with here is sheer supposition. And, it appears, flawed supposition.”
“There is no evidence that Papadopoulos or the Trump campaign was ever shown or given any of the emails the Kremlin purportedly had. The evidence, in fact, undermines the collusion narrative: If the Trump campaign had to learn, through Papadopoulos, that Russia supposedly had thousands of emails damaging to Clinton, that would necessarily mean the Trump campaign had nothing to do with Russia’s acquisition of the emails. This, no doubt, is why Mueller permitted Papadopoulos to plead guilty to a mere process crime — lying in an FBI interview. If there were evidence of an actual collusion conspiracy, Papadopoulos would have been pressured to admit guilt to it. He wasn’t.”
“There’s another interesting word that does not appear in the Times’ extensive Papadopoulos report: surveillance. Despite being “so alarmed” by young Papadopoulos’s barroom braggadocio with the Australian diplomat, and his claimed Russia connections, there is no indication that the Obama Justice Department and FBI ever sought a FISA-court warrant to spy on him.”
Now we have proof that there was indeed collusion between various entities to undermine our democracy. But, it wasn’t Trump or his campaign colluding with Russia, it was Hillary, Obama’s FBI and Department of Justice, the mainstream media, and the entire Democratic Party apparatus and every one of its members who have defended her to the bitter end that threatened and continue to threaten our democracy.
After the NYPD seized Anthony Weiner’s laptop prior to the 2016 election and found 650,000 emails belonging to top-Clinton aide Huma Abedin we reported that the corruption is so widespread that an FBI agent with “intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the Clinton case” told us:
“There is enough for her and the entire government to be brought down. People do not realize how enormous this whole situation actually is.
“The problem is with the Clinton Foundation as I mentioned, which you should just imagine as a massive spider web of connections and money laundering implicating hundreds of high-level people.
““…This case would explode into a million other cases if fully brought to light, and then we would be one agency competing against the entire government and a hoard of other interests. It is a very tense and uncomfortable position.”
Does anyone think that Donald Trump, who is something of a folk hero with the NYPD for his history of helping the families of fallen police officers, didn’t know this when he promised to drain the swamp?
Instead, Trump watched as the agents involved in the investigation were silenced and the investigation was limited to the FBI’s upper level of management on the Bureau’s fourth floor where they decided to violate their oath and protect their jobs as well as the Globalists’ control of our government.
This is the swamp that Donald Trump ran against. Now, like Muhammad Ali when he fought George Foreman, Trump has taken everything that was thrown at him. With public opinion now demanding answers about the Clinton’s criminal enterprise, Trump has the imperative to start fighting off the ropes against Hillary and Bill and the Deep State Obama created to protect them in order to protect the Marxist gains he had made.
Trump signaled the shift in his strategy last Thursday when, with the winds of public opinion at his back, he signed the Executive Order Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption declaring a national emergency to deal with the threat.
It is hard to see how the savage beating that Trump endured for the past year will leave him feeling charitable towards anyone even peripherally involved. It is growing increasingly likely that the Deep State, the Clinton’s and their cronies, many high-ranking members of the Obama administration, the Democratic Party, and the MSM will not survive this scandal.