Elder Patriot – Following former FBI Director James Comey’s tweet that the memo exposing FISA abuse by Obama’s DOJ and Comey’s FBI was much ado about nothing, WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange was driven to chime in on Comey’s doublespeak:
The fact is the memo reveals devastating facts that all the kings horses and all the kings men, even with the cacophony of the mainstream media matrix, will not be able to hide.
But Comey realizes he has no other defense left to him. This will all become evident if he is forced to answer one simple question; why did he authorize multiple FISA applications based on a dossier you knew to be “salacious and unverified?”
The Wall Street Journal hit the nail squarely on the head this morning:
“We don’t know the political motives of the FBI and Justice officials, but the facts are damaging enough. The FBI in essence let itself and the FISA court be used to promote a major theme of the Clinton campaign. Mr. Steele and Fusion then leaked the fact of the investigation to friendly reporters to try to defeat Mr. Trump before the election. And afterward they continued to leak all this to the press to cast doubt on the legitimacy of Mr. Trump’s victory.
“No matter its motives, the FBI became a tool of anti-Trump political actors. This is unacceptable in a democracy and ought to alarm anyone who wants the FBI to be a nonpartisan enforcer of the law.”
Still Democrats refuse to acknowledge the damage they are doing to our country and the rule of law.
This morning Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) told a national television audience, “To say this is all that Donald Trump needs to fire Rosenstein or Bob Mueller, I just tell you this could precipitate a constitutional crisis. If the House Republicans believe they have set the stage for this president to end this investigation they are basically saying that in America one man is above the law. And that is not a fact.”
Durbin has taken doublespeak to another level. Trump has no need to fire either Rosenstein or Mueller because the longer their charade goes on, and as the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence continues releasing factual evidence of criminal wrongdoing by the Obama administration, the Democrats will make themselves more irrelevant than they already have become.
Moreover, the Constitutional crisis Durbin refers to was created when Barack Obama ordered, or at the least failed to police, the illegal spying by his appointees on a political opponent and, then hen his operatives continued trying to upend the results of an election with no underlying factual reasons.
Representative Steve King (R-IA) explained to an interviewer the dangerous path Dems have journeyed down:
“Look at all of these investigations now. Look closely for Barack Obama’s fingerprints. I’ve just identified some that I think are fingerprints, and I think this trail leads to the Obama presidency, to Barack Obama himself, but it’s going to take some time if we get there, and I’m not certain that the evidence trail necessarily leads there. There’s an indication trail that says we need to take a look and find out. But if it’s not Barack Obama, then who is it? Well, it’s Loretta Lynch, for example, and James Comey, and McCabe, and that cast of characters from Sally Yates on down. I don’t think we’ve ever seen such a long row of very high-level executive branch officials wrapped up in something here that is political partisanship, weaponizing the FBI and DOJ to do opposition research that was stimulated by the presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and [paid for with her] and the DNC’s checkbooks.”
The Dems may now wish they had thrown Hillary overboard but they can no longer do that without exposing their messiah, Barack Hussein Obama to public disgrace, as well.
During an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace while he was still president, Obama was asked:
“Mr. President … some people I think are worried whether or not — the decision whether or not, how to handle the [Hillary email] case, will be made on political grounds, not legal grounds. Can you guarantee to the American people, can you direct the Justice Department to say, “Hillary Clinton will be treated as the evidence goes — she will not be, in any way, protected”?
Obama painted himself into a box with his answer:
“I can guarantee that. And I can guarantee that not because I give Attorney General Lynch a directive, [but because] that is institutionally how we have always operated. I do not talk to the attorney general about pending investigations. I do not talk to FBI directors about pending investigations. We have a strict line and always have maintained it.
“I guarantee that there is no political influence in any investigation conducted by the Justice Department, or the FBI, not just in this case, but in any case.”
Whether Obama gave the order that led Comey to make multiple fraudulent representations to the FISC or not, it’s clear that people at the highest levels of his administration did so for the express purpose of getting the court to authorize using electronic surveillance in order to collect intelligence on then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and his associates to afford Hillary Clinton a political campaign advantage.
Essentially, Comey signed off on the FBI performing opposition research for Hillary Clinton.
Neither Obama, nor anyone in his administration can walk these facts back at this point.
The fact is Comey’s tweet would better serve reality if he had made these changes to it:
“Dishonest and misleading FISC application wrecked the DOJ and FBI, destroyed Americans’ trust with Intelligence Community, damaged DOJ and FBI relationship with FISA court, and inexcusably hid spying on 30,000 American citizens. For what? DOJ & FBI must cleaned up.”