Skip to comments.‘Obamagate’ Isn’t A Conspiracy Theory, It’s The Biggest Political Scandal Of Our Time
Posted on 05/13/2020 8:25:57 AM PDT by Kaslin
And the media know it.
When former president Barack Obama told supporters last week that the Justice Departments decision to drop the case against former White House National Security Adviser Mike Flynn is a threat to the rule of law, he was relying wholly on the fiction, willingly propagated for years by a pliant media, that the Russia-Trump collusion probe launched by his administration was lawful and legitimate.
But of course it wasnt. A string of recently released documents have confirmed that the entire Russia-Trump investigation, which eventually entrapped Flynn and forced then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself, was an unprecedented abuse of power that amounted to organized effort by the Obama administration to nullify the results of the 2016 presidential election. It was in effect an attempted coup.
If you havent picked that up from the news media, its not your fault. Instead of grappling with the implications of newly released details about what Obama officials were doing to undermine the incoming Trump administration during the transition, the mainstream media have fixated on Trumps use of the term Obamagate, dismissing it as a conspiracy theory.
This is to be expected. For years now the media have done everything they can to push the Trump-Russia collusion hoaxeven after a years-long special counsel investigation by Robert Mueller turned up nothingusing the complexity of the scheme to hide the greatest political scandal of our time in plain sight.
A key aspect of that scheme wasand isto make the case against Flynn appear legitimate. Flynn faced trumped-up charges that he mislead FBI agents about conversations he had with then-Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the weeks before Trumps inauguration. (As the incoming national security advisor, Flynn was doubtless having conversations with numerous heads of state and ambassadors during this time, so there was nothing unusual about him talking to the Russian ambassador.)
The Obama administration already knew about the conversations with Kislyak because it had recordings of them thanks to a series of investigations it spun out of the Crossfire Hurricane counterintelligence probe of the Trump campaign. Crossfire Hurricane, launched in the summer of 2016, was itself a bogus investigation based on the Steele dossieran entirely fraudulent document riddled with Russian disinformation and paid for by the Democratic Party.
So why did the FBI want to interview Flynn ahead of Trumps inauguration in January 2017? Top brass at the FBI werent exactly sure about their approach, but they knew they needed to get Flynn out of the way. As the bureaus former head of counterintelligence, Bill Priestap, recorded in his notes, What is our goal? Truth/Admission, or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?
Apparently the Obama administration settled on trying to entrap him in a lie. The recent disclosure of an early January 2017 Oval Office meeting attended by Obama, vice president Joe Biden, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, and FBI Director James Comey, confirms the administrations plan to hide the Russia probe from the incoming Trump teamincluding Flynn.
The idea was to use the Kislyak calls as a pretext to keep the Flynn investigation open, even though there was no reason to do so. After months of spying on him, the FBI had found nothing to indicate Flynn was conspiring with the Russians.
As Rice wrote in an email to herself after the meeting, President Obama said he wants to be sure that, as we engage with the incoming team, we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia.
The point was to keep the Flynn investigation open as a way for Obama holdovers like Comey, Yates, and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to continue the Russia-Trump collusion probe even after Trump took officeand keep Flynn, Trumps national security advisor, out of the loop. Since there was no reason to keep investigating Flynn, the Obama administration invented one: the preposterous notion that he intentionally mislead Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with Kislyak and then lied about it to the FBI.
Theres no evidence this happened, but even if there were it wouldnt matter. As the Justice Department explained in its decision to drop the Flynn case, the investigation of Flynn was untethered to, and unjustified by, the FBIs counterintelligence investigation.
Later, top FBI and Justice Department officials gave the House Intelligence Committee different answers about why they were pursuing Flynn. Comey, McCabe, Yates, and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Mary McCord all gave conflicting testimony about the primary purpose of the FBIs interview with Flynn, ranging from the outlandish notion that he violated the Logan Acta constitutionally dubious 1799 law forbidding unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governmentsto the concocted charge that he lied to the FBI, which even the agents that conducted the interview with him didnt believe.
The Flynn case is just one piece of a much larger story about how the Obama administrationwith the full knowledge and support of both Obama and Bidentargeted incoming Trump officials in a failed attempt to cripple the new administration with allegations it had colluded with Moscow.
The complexity of their scheme, and the efforts to hide it and mislead the American people, are frustrating. The cast of charactersfrom high-ranking Obama administration officials to relative nobodies loosely associated with Trumps 2016 presidential campaignis long, as is the timeline of events. Details have come out slowly, in fits and starts, over the course of years. Following all the leaks and declassified transcripts and congressional hearings requires constant vigilance, and if you dont keep up with it you can easily lose the thread.
That all works to the advantage of those who perpetrated this hoax, because its easy to get overwhelmed and tune it all out, or simply accept the corporate medias deceptive reporting. But the ongoing revelations about the FBIs targeting of Flynn cant be ignored. They demand a full accounting. If ever there was a threat to the rule of law, it was the Obama administrations abuse of power and its weaponization of intelligence agencies in an attempt to take down Trump.
However convoluted it might seem, pay attention to it. Its the biggest political scandal of our time.
I want these people to rot in jail. I know they won’t, because of OJ Juries in DC, but we should do the trials just so America can see how corrupt the swamp is.
Every person in that picture is an eligible candidate to do the “rope dance”.
2nd biggest scandal.
Everybody wants to avoid looking at the biggest one.
Obama is not a natural born citizen and was never eligible to be President.
Traitors are not allowed to be presidents. When found out after term, they need to be tried for treason.
it’s not a scandal if it involves the demholes. no indictments. no one goes to jail.
All of Obama’s administration should be deported to Kenya!
Every time I see, John Daniel Davidson for the author’s name, for a split second, my brain sees Victor Davis Hanson
He cant be a traitor, its not his country, hes a citizen of the world.
Born a British subject and Kenyan national wherever he was born from his Kenyan/British subject father.
Later added Indonesian citizenship and may still be an Indonesian citizen for all we know.
He used that Indonesian passport in college, as an adult.
He knows hes ineligible and laughing about it.
I am convinced that certain higher-ups in the media cabal were a part of this coup from the very beginning. As in, they literally assisted with the details. The DC establishment is so incestuous -- "journalists" married to or otherwise related to politicians, lobbyists, unelected bureaucrats, etc, with all of them shifting among those roles freely -- that I will never believe the lie that the media were somehow "duped" by the Russia hoax. They were part and parcel of its origin. Traitors all.
Everyone knows that Obama and the Democrats broke the law in this Flynn matter.
But why did they do it?
Thats a mighty risky course of action. They could go to prison for a while.
Obama and the Democrats must be worried about something that they did that is even bigger than this Flynn matter.
It must be something really big that could give Obama and the Democrats some lengthy prison time.
Isn’t it time to decentralize from DC? How about a Kansas jury?
The media must be shamed into covering this scandal.
Michele O must be having a conniption over this.
Obama’s in HER spotlight. This was her time to let the world know what a (cough)
intelligent, attractive person she is, with her own Netflix movie out and a PBS show coming up.
She’s been whining over how having kids got in her way-——destroyed her very own dreams.
Nevertheless, she became Obama’s “equal” despite the setbacks.
Equal, eh? So what role did she play in the Obama games to “get Trump?” Eh?
And what did she do with the $100 million Obama gave her “to teach Musli
Obama used all of the tools of government to personally destroy several American citizens, most notably, Michael Flynn.
This whole thing has a very human face in addition to being one of the most egregious abuses of power in the history of the republic. The public needs to see and identify with Michael Flynn. It would take very little for most of us to agree to just about anything to protect our families.
YES! Correct. And now it is very difficult to find the discussion of that issue on the web. If you look at this one from Nov. 2011 and try to access the links, many don’t work any longer.
“Trying to Clear the Smoke .. Obama (Part I) Eligibility”
It was very legitimate discussion then.
<><>Keep in mind, at the time all the law-breaking happened, Hillary was a shoo-in...
<><> Obama had put the fix in.
<><>The entire intel apparat was at her disposal...all 17 billion dollar agencies.
<><> The media was at her feet..
<><> Hill's campaign chair, Podesta, even hosted dinners at his home for select media types.
And why? Power-mad Obama needed Hillary to serve his third term.
When she lost, he then said his foundation work would prove more significant than his terms in office.
Don’t know where, nor the context, but someone making the statement “I don’t believe in conspiracy theories.” I challenge anyone to say anything more stupid than that.
So what- you believe that never in human history has one human cooperated with another?
The same with; “I don’t believe in UFOs.”
So then, everything, that everyone, has ever seen flying, they could identify?
Pet peeves. Words mean things.
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