ELDER PATRIOT – The source of the wiretapping against Donald Trump is becoming increasingly more bizarre. Moreover, the Democrats’ continued accusations that Trump is tied to the Russians in a compromising way now threatens to ensnare virtually every major power player in their party.
What started out as just one more Clinton lie – that Donald Trump was a Russian tool – to save her failing candidacy has now morphed into a full-scale scandal.
Clearly, had Hillary been elected this narrative would’ve been abandoned and most likely forgotten shortly thereafter. But, some serious miscalculation by Democrats where they decided to continue the accusations that Trump and his associates were tied at the hip to Vladimir Putin and the Russians, now have them as the targets of perhaps the most serious scandal in American political history.
According to the Washington Post, on Sunday October 30th, 2016 Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey:
“In my communications with you and other top officials in the national security community, it has become clear that you possess explosive information about close ties and coordination between Donald Trump, his top advisors, and the Russian government,” Reid wrote.
The very next day Hillary Clinton tweeted with certainty that, “computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump organization to a Russian-based bank.”
The bank connection was dismissed by intelligence agencies as two emails soliciting Trump’s business. They were viewed as innocuous advertising and nothing more.
This doesn’t change the fact that both Harry Reid and Hillary Clinton somehow came into possession of these emails and it is fair to assume whatever else was on that server. The question is how? Who, inside the intelligence community leaked this to them?
When the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper was asked if any form of electronic surveillance had been approved by a FISA court during an appearance on “Meet the Press” this past Sunday, he told the host Chuck Todd, “There was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president, the president-elect at the time, or as a candidate, or against his campaign, and I would know.”
It’s looking more and more like Clapper is lying for two reasons. First we know for a fact that a FISA court approved the surveillance earlier that month. Second, Clapper has a history of lying, even under oath as he did while answering questions before Congress.
The other possible source of the leak appears to be FBI Director Comey. Comey’s behavior had been erratic and unexplainable from the time he laid out what seemed to be an ironclad case against Mrs. Clinton of numerous criminal felonies only to recommend against indicting her.
Later, after Attorney General Loretta Lynch (Comey’s boss) violated every canon of law by meeting with Bill Clinton subsequent to Comey reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton he again exonerated her, this time just prior to the election but after Lynch’s meeting with Bill.
Wanting to appear neutral, Lynch had earlier publicly promised to abide by Comey’s recommendation either to indict or not. Since this was public knowledge it’s fair to ask if Bill Clinton weighed the potential fallout from meeting with her versus the benefit of advising her that the Clintons’ had incriminating evidence that they were prepared to use against Comey.
This may seem like a stretch but this is the way the Clintons have conducted business spanning the three plus decades of their public life. Moreover, it created no direct link between Comey and the Clintons and, it left Loretta Lynch armed with the necessary dirt to “convince” Comey it would be best to protect President Obama who had to have ordered – or at least been aware of – the FISA court order.
The Democrats have only themselves to blame for the sh*tstorm they are now facing. They could’ve dropped the Russian narrative after the election but they didn’t. They knew they had become a politically vapid party in need of a new agenda and new leadership.
Because the old guard refused to surrender their power and allow a less corrupt and fresh leadership team to chart a new direction for a re-energized party , their only hope was to try to dispose of the new president as quickly as possible so they banked on sympathetic globalists spread throughout the intelligence community to create a scenario whereby they could impeach Trump.
It was admittedly a long shot but Trump’s promise to drain the swamp has many of them terrified about just how sincere Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump are because if they proceed with investigating the depth of the Democrats’ corruption they are facing spending the rest of their lives behind bars.