Papadopoulos’s Trial Shreds Obama Administration Claim That He Was Predicate Reason for Spying on Trump

Elder Patriot – Paul Sperry is one of the truly great investigative journalists and reader of political tea leaves.  He is a true national treasure so when he writes, or tweets, on a subject it’s well worth considering what message he’s conveying.

Special counsel Robert Mueller had been seeking a six-month sentence for junior Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos but Federal Judge Randolph Moss gave him a mere 14 days.  Whoa Nellie. Something doesn’t add up here.

The entire pretext for the special counsel’s appointment was Papadopoulos’ involvement in helping the Trump campaign gain dirt on Hillary Clinton from Russia.  Fourteen days in lock-up isn’t commensurate with that level of sedition or treason.

The judge obviously saw through Mueller’s ruse.

As another pretext is stripped away, and additional evidence of Obama administration wrongdoing continues surfacing, other lies by Obama’s appointees now become obvious.

None other than the official swamp mouthpiece, the New York Times told us that it was Papadopoulos’ drunken rant in a London pub that moved the FBI to open an investigation in the Trump campaign:

How the Russia Inquiry Began: A Campaign Aide, Drinks and Talk of Political Dirt

WASHINGTON — During a night of heavy drinking at an upscale London bar in May 2016, George Papadopoulos, a young foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, made a startling revelation to Australia’s top diplomat in Britain: Russia had political dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Except, now with the virtual exoneration of Papadopoulos, we know that the only thing he did wrong was make some misstatements to FBI agents.  Even the man he was alleged to have told of Russian dirt on Hillary, Australian diplomat Andrew Downer has said the conversation never went there.


It’s clear that Papadopoulos was not part of any collusion efforts or the judge would’ve turned the screws on the young man.

Lying about the origins of politically motivated decisions had been a hallmark of the way Obama and his minions regularly conducted business.

Yesterday we discussed the calculation that team Obama made when deciding not to send a rescue team in to save the lives of Americans who were manning a clandestine CIA outpost in Benghazi.

John Tiegen, one of the valorous survivors explained:

“A lot of politicians don’t realize that we were all in the military and we know a lot of the military guys, and they tell us things.  One pilot said to us that [the government] was afraid of another ‘Black Hawk Down’ scenario.”

Instead of admitting the attack on the embassy and the CIA outpost was committed by radical Islamist terrorists – something that ran counter to Obama’s pro-Islamic rhetoric – Obama sent his National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, out to deny their involvement.

The official story, like the Papadopoulos story, was a fabrication that threw a bit actor under the wheels of the Obama propaganda freight train.

In this case the date of Papadopoulos’ alleged rant, May 2016, was meant to obscure the fact that Fusion GPS and it’s employee Nellie Ohr had been conducting illegal searches of the NSA database since 2015.

Ohr had been hired by Fusion GPS co-founder Christopher Steele because she had CIA clearance to access to the NSA database through the CIA’s Open Source Works.

Hmm, does anybody now have a question or two for former CIA Director John Brennan?  Here’s some rhetorical questions that Mueller should answer to prove that he wasn’t appointed solely to protect the Washington establishment:

  • Why hasn’t Mueller interviewed Brennan under oath over Nellie Ohr’s illegal use of the NSA database?
  • Why hasn’t Mueller interviewed former NSA Director Mike Rogers to learn his reasons for shutting down all private contractor access to the NSA database in late October 2016?
  • Why hasn’t Mueller interviewed former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper under oath for recommending Adm. Rogers be fired only days after learning that Rogers had ordered a Section 702 Compliance audit to determine the extent of the unauthorized spying being conducted on the NSA’s database?

This investigation should not be about George Papadopoulos or Carter Page, or even Donald Trump.  In fact it never should have been.

This investigation, it were to truly be about searching for the facts on collusion, conspiracy, and election interference, would be focused on the much bigger fish within the Obama administration.