Editorial Opinion – When Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke with Rachel Madcow, less than two months into President Trump’s administration, it presaged what outside reformers would be up against.
“Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community they have six ways to Sunday in getting back at you.”
With the benefit of hindsight, the significance of Schumer’s warning can no longer be dismissed as an off-hand comment, IMHO.
Using only 21 words, Schumer suggested that our ‘intelligence agencies’ carry grudges. Worse, he stated they are prepared to act on those grudges (altering intelligence? Coup?, Election Meddling? We can only speculate) to damage anyone who they disagree with. In a supposedly free society this cannot be tolerated.
As we’ve witnessed over the past three years, an entrenched cabal at the highest levels of these agencies have apparently efforted to undermine and ultimately destroy the Trump presidency. At least from where I, and many other sit, that is sure how it appears.
Fortunately for the American people, Donald Trump is neither tarnished nor afraid. Rather than recoil from conflict like past presidents, Trump appears to welcomes the fight as an opportunity to expose and end the IC’s apparent control over the political process.
Earlier this week we saw another example of, what we believe to be, the Deep S****’s war to destroy President Trump’s credibility with the American people when a so-called whistleblower charged the President Trump with improperly offering a quid pro quo during a phone call with a foreign leader.
(Washington Post) – A whistleblower complaint about President Trump made by an intelligence official centers on Ukraine, according to two people familiar with the matter, which has set off a struggle between Congress and the executive branch.
The complaint involved communications with a foreign leader and a “promise” that Trump made, which was so alarming that a U.S. intelligence official who had worked at the White House went to the inspector general of the intelligence community, two former U.S. officials said.
The Washington Post has, in my opinion, long been one of the mouthpieces used by our intelligence agencies to disseminate to the American people the narrative they want American citizens to believe.
In 1975, Senator Frank Church grilled then-CIA Director William Colby about the CIA’s unholy alliance with the media.
That alliance has apparently only grown stronger and more dangerous as old guard newsmen have aged out of the business.
Now consider the news outlet chosen by the ‘whistleblower’ to spread those allegations. Also, this was not a lower level IC employee. Anyone with access to the president’s phone calls sits near the top of the IC food chain.
Worse, according to sources John Solomon spoke with, “there is a missing part of the story that the American public needs in order to assess what really happened:
According to interviews with more than a dozen Ukrainian and U.S. officials, Ukraine’s government under recently departed President Petro Poroshenko and, now, Zelensky has been trying since summer 2018 to hand over evidence about the conduct of Americans they believe might be involved in violations of U.S. law during the Obama years.
The Ukrainians say their efforts to get their allegations to U.S. authorities were thwarted first by the U.S. embassy in Kiev, which failed to issue timely visas allowing them to visit America.
Then the Ukrainians hired a former U.S. attorney — not Giuliani — to hand-deliver the evidence of wrongdoing to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York, but the federal prosecutors never responded.
Sadly, like the deliberate tanking of the Clinton email investigation, this appears to be another example of the IC Deep State burying or blocking the release of evidence of wrongdoing in order to protect one of their own – a corrupt insider, former vice president Joe Biden, and whoever else an investigation would uncover (Obama? Clinton?).
Fox News chief national correspondent Ed Henry appeared on Friday night’s edition of Fox News’ “The Story with Martha MacCallum:”
Henry: “A senior administration official familiar with the transcript of that call told me it is way overblown to suggest there was any threat at all to national security.
This top official saying ‘The media better be careful with this. There is no there there. It’s in the president’s interest to put the transcript of the call out and show there was no quid pro quo.’”
President Trump, if he has proven anything during the IC’s war against him, is a world-class counter puncher.
Trump may be only one man but somehow he has them all surrounded.