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New Disclosures Confirm: Trump Himself Was the Target of Obama Administrationís Russia Probe
National Review ^ | 8/1/2020 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY

Posted on 08/01/2020 5:56:00 PM PDT by Beave Meister

Assertions that the focus was ‘the Trump campaign’ are now known to be ludicrous

Long-sought documents finally pried from U.S. intelligence agencies prove that the Obama administration used the occasion of providing a standard intelligence briefing for major-party candidates as an opportunity to investigate Donald Trump on suspicion of being a Russian asset.

I say investigate Donald Trump advisedly.

As I contended in Ball of Collusion, my book on the Trump-Russia investigation, the target of the probe spearheaded by the FBI — but greenlighted by the Obama White House, and abetted by the Justice Department and U.S. intelligence agencies — was Donald Trump. Not the Trump campaign, not the Trump administration. Those were of interest only insofar as they were vehicles for Trump himself. The campaign, which the Bureau and its apologists risibly claim was the focus of the investigation, would have been of no interest to them were it not for Trump.

Or do you suppose they moved heaven and earth, surreptitiously plotted in the Oval Office, wrote CYA memos to cover their tracks, and laboriously sculpted FBI reports because they were hoping to nail . . . George Papadopoulos?

My book was published a year ago. It covered what was then known about the Obama-administration operation. In collusion with the Clinton campaign, and with the complicity of national-security officials who transitioned into the Trump administration, the Obama White House deployed the FBI to undermine the new president, dually using official investigative tactics (e.g. FISA surveillance, confidential informants, covert interrogations) and lawless classified leaks — the latter publicized by dependable journalists who were (and remain) politically invested in unseating Trump.

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Obama will never go to jail for this, that's a given. But I would love to see his reputation and that of all Democrats completely destroyed, and turned into rubble...
1 posted on 08/01/2020 5:56:00 PM PDT by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

Bump


2 posted on 08/01/2020 5:58:43 PM PDT by piroque ("When the SHTF I'm gonna hunker down until all those idiots kill each other. ")
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To: Beave Meister

I’d love to see ANYONE go to jail for what they did to President Trump and his men .... think it will happen?


3 posted on 08/01/2020 6:01:19 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: Beave Meister

Not 1 opinion will change. Those that love them will still love them and those that hate them will still hate them

is this what this country has become? Things are so bad that the best we can hope for is that one ends up with a bad reputation for attempting a coup?

I think Obama would sing Joan Jet’s song to us.

“I don’t give a damn about my bad reputation”


4 posted on 08/01/2020 6:03:26 PM PDT by dp0622 (Patriots: Better stand tall when they're calling you out. Don't bend, don't break, don't back down.)
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To: Beave Meister

None of the participants in the crimes of the Kenyanesian Usurpation will ever be prosecuted.

Since Usurpation Day Obama has a had carte blanche.


5 posted on 08/01/2020 6:04:29 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents|Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Ken522

Oh, I think someone is going to be a fall guy for this and go to jail, it just won’t be Obama. I actually think several people will be making big rocks into small rocks for a few years...


6 posted on 08/01/2020 6:05:48 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Leave the gun. Take the cannoli....)
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To: Beave Meister

Andy continues to be a bit late to the Party.


7 posted on 08/01/2020 6:07:10 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Beave Meister

We know this, and have known this, where is the disclosure?


8 posted on 08/01/2020 6:08:16 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Beave Meister

Obama will not suffer any consequences. He’s black and black lives matter more than everybody else.

I am sick of the bs. I’d be fine if the threw him in jail for the rest of his life. I consider him to be an enemy to this nation.


9 posted on 08/01/2020 6:08:46 PM PDT by boycott
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Don’t believe they spied on Trump, because they thought he had no chance.


10 posted on 08/01/2020 6:09:04 PM PDT by TakebackGOP
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To: Beave Meister

The investigation likely started within 24 hours of Trump questioning the Kenyans BC


11 posted on 08/01/2020 6:11:09 PM PDT by digger48
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"New disclosures confirm Trump was the target"

Sorry, but DUH!!!! To whom could this possibly be "new"?

12 posted on 08/01/2020 6:11:45 PM PDT by workerbee (==)
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To: dp0622
-- Things are so bad that the best we can hope for is that one ends up with a bad reputation for attempting a coup? --

Bad reputation for failing, good reputation for succeeding.

When the government is majority revolutionary, it isn't a coup. It's defense of status quo.

13 posted on 08/01/2020 6:12:00 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Beave Meister
It is a pretty good read, except for this lack of courage:

It is hard to draw any conclusion other than that the GOP establishment bought the “Russian interference in our democracy” hysteria.

A lack of courage on the part of ANDREW C. MCCARTHY, or perhaps he thinks the obvious if pushing things a bit too far, at this point.

The author is not willing to state the obvious: Many of the Repubican leadership were and are part of the Deep State. They wanted Trump out as much as most Democrats.

14 posted on 08/01/2020 6:12:13 PM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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“”””Obama will not suffer any consequences. He’s black and black lives matter more than everybody else.”””

Then at least throw his white half in prison.


15 posted on 08/01/2020 6:13:52 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Beave Meister

Justice delayed is Justice denied.

Attorney general Barr is a conspirator after the fact and should eventually be sharing a cell with Obama and Hillary for the rest of their rotten useless lives.

Sounds harsh but Barr’s failure to do his job is the primary reason that freedom is being attacked on so many fronts. We are seeing exactly what a country looks like with no law enforcement after almost four years of a presidency.


16 posted on 08/01/2020 6:16:03 PM PDT by bramps (It's the Islam, stupid!)
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To: Beave Meister

Considering McCarthy as a measured, careful, precise analyzer and pundit...this is quite a report on what was really happening.

Surprised and pleased that he has come out in force.


17 posted on 08/01/2020 6:18:05 PM PDT by Maris Crane (.)
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To: marktwain

I feel a little differently.

I agree there were those Repubs who were tacitly “helping” and yet I also believe that many decent Pubbies, much to my surprise and alarm...BELIEVED WHAT THE FBI WAS SAYING.

I thing they thought all the info they were given by the FBI was VERIFIED.

Until things started to unravel.


18 posted on 08/01/2020 6:22:43 PM PDT by Maris Crane (.)
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To: boycott

Obama is an enemy of this country.

He is precisely what the founders were trying to prevent when they put the natural born citizen clause in the Constitution.

They were excluding “citizens of the world” and requiring only people who were only Americans.

ONE nationality.
ONE allegiance.
ONE loyalty.


19 posted on 08/01/2020 6:28:53 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents|Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Beave Meister

The Department of Injustice and F.I.B. will be right on it.

The Complete Perversion of the Law

But, unfortunately, law by no means confines itself to its proper functions. And when it has exceeded its proper functions, it has not done so merely in some inconsequential and debatable matters. The law has gone further than this; it has acted in direct opposition to its own purpose. The law has been used to destroy its own objective: It has been applied to annihilating the justice that it was supposed to maintain; to limiting and destroying rights which its real purpose was to respect. The law has placed the collective force at the disposal of the unscrupulous who wish, without risk, to exploit the person, liberty, and property of others. It has converted plunder into a right, in order to protect plunder. And it has converted lawful defense into a crime, in order to punish lawful defense.

http://bastiat.org/en/the_law.html

Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850


20 posted on 08/01/2020 6:30:07 PM PDT by PGalt (Past Peak Civilization?)
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