Before making any statement along the lines of “No way they would be that stupid!” Remember who they are. They are ideologues backed up by a huge leviathan administrative state which shares their common goal of government control over the people, abet for possibly two different motives.
Obama’s type really believe they need to “manage” the lives of their subjects, just as kings did a millennium ago. We are too stupid to take care of ourselves. There are tons of articles illustrating this particular mindset. On the other hand, the administrative state is made up of little people who like a lot of power without accountability- and the cash they can make from that power. Lois Lerner for example was a political appointee in the Clinton administration that moved over to the permanent state. Out of that move she guaranteed herself influence over little people AND a huge pension and retirement benefits. Win/win! She is not alone by any means.
Obama has apparently installed his select group of permanent political allies. Once inside the system, they cannot be removed unless they quit or die. It’s that simple as the error years ago of allowing them union status guarantees their safety from opposition candidates gaining the White House.
After Trump secured the nomination, Obama’s people filed a wiretapping request. As he was on the verge of winning, they did it again. After he won, they are doing everything they can to bring him down.
It was always going to come down to this.
One is the elected President of the United States. The other is the Anti-President who commands a vast network that encompasses the organizers of OFA, the official infrastructure of the DNC and Obama Anonymous, a shadow government of loyalists embedded in key positions across the government.
A few weeks after the election, I warned that Obama was planning to run the country from outside the White House. And that the “Obama Anonymous” network of staffers embedded in the government was the real threat. Since then Obama’s Kalorama mansion has become a shadow White House. And the Obama Anonymous network is doing everything it can to bring down an elected government.
Valerie Jarrett has moved into the shadow White House to plot operations against Trump. Meanwhile Tom Perez has given him control of the corpse of the DNC after fending off a Sandernista bid from Keith Ellison. Obama had hollowed out the Democrat Party by diverting money to his own Organizing for America. Then Hillary Clinton had cannibalized it for her presidential bid through Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Donna Brazile. Now Obama owns the activist, OFA, and organizational, DNC, infrastructure.
Obama controls the opposition. He will have a great deal of power to choose future members of Congress and the 2020 candidate. But he could have done much of that from Chicago or New York. The reason he didn’t decide to move on from D.C. is that the nation’s capital contains the infrastructure of the national government. He doesn’t just want to run the Democrats. He wants to run America.
Apparently Trump figured if he won the other side would back off. What he got wrong is the other side BELIEVES in what they are doing and a blustering blowhard stumbling into the White House means nothing to them. Just a small bump in the road to be smoothed out with a huge steam roller. Remember, he campaigned on destroying them. They aren’t going to let that happen and they have the power, which includes lying to the media and abusing law enforcement tools.
Trump had locked down the GOP nomination in May. Next month there was a FISA request targeting him. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court denied the request, and it is still unknown whether the request targeted Trump, or only his associates, but it’s silly to pretend that the submission of such a request a month after he became the presumptive GOP nominee was apolitical.
The second, narrower, FISA request came through in October. This one was approved. The reason for getting a FISA request in October was even more obvious than June. October is the crucial month in presidential elections. It’s the month of the “October Surprise” when the worst hit pieces based on the keenest opposition research is unleashed. Obama’s opposition research on Trump involved eavesdropping on a server in Trump Tower. Nixon would have been very jealous.
After the election, Obama Inc. began to spread out its bets. Some of his people migrated into his network of political organizations. Others remained embedded in the government. While the former would organize the opposition, the latter would sabotage, undermine and try to bring down Trump.
An unprecedented campaign for full spectrum dominance was being waged in domestic politics.
Political opposition wasn’t a new phenomenon; even if a past president centralizing control of the organizational and activist arms of his party to wage war on his successor was unprecedented. But weaponizing unelected government officials to wage war on an elected government was a coup.
Obama Anonymous conducted its coup in layers. The first layer partnered congressional Democrats with OA personnel to retain control of as much of the government as possible by the Obama Deep State. They did it by blocking Trump’s nominees with endless hearings and protests. The second layer partnered congressional Democrats with the deeper layer of Obama operatives embedded in law enforcement and intelligence agencies who were continuing the Obama investigations of Trump.
This second layer sought to use the investigation to force out Trump people who threatened their control over national security, law enforcement and intelligence. It is no coincidence that their targets, Flynn and Sessions, were in that arena. Or that their views on Islamic terror and immigration are outside the consensus making them easy targets for Obama Anonymous and its darker allies.
Here is the problem. Washington exists on whispers and underhanded actions. But if the other side uses a government agency against its enemies, THAT is a crime. We already know the DOJ went after Dinesh D’Souza for a minor campaign violation (note HRC and Bill into the billions of questionable and illegal contributions and nothing happened) and the judge made a point of making a point of him forcing him into a halfway house and putting a very limiting probation that had nothing to do with the crime.
We know the IRS, through Lois Lerner and others in coordination with the WH went after the Tea Party.
We know that the ATF under Holder went after gun owners.
We know that the political appointees used private emails to avoid being discovered, one so much she committed crimes to cover it up.
So going after Trump, who promised to undo all the mess that is Obama’s legacy is no stretch. And breaking or bending the rules simply does not matter as the ONLY rule that matters to them is this;
The ends justify the means.
In its last days, Obama Inc. made it easier to pass along unfiltered personal information to the other agencies where Obama loyalists were working on their investigation targeting Trump. The NSA pipeline now makes it possible for the shadow White House to still gain intelligence on its domestic enemies.
And the target of the shadow White House is the President of the United States.
There is now a President and an Anti-President. A government and a shadow government. The anti-President controls more of the government through his shadow government than the real President.
The Obama network is an illegal shadow government. Even its “light side” as an opposition group is very legally dubious. Its “shadow side” is not only illegal, but a criminal attack on our democracy.
When he was in power, Obama hacked reporters like FOX News’ James Rosen and CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson. He eavesdropped on members of Congress opposed to the Iran Deal. Two men who made movies he disliked ended up in jail. But what he is doing now is even more deeply disturbing.
Obama no longer legally holds power. His Deep State network is attempting to overturn the results of a presidential election using government employees whose allegiance is to a shadow White House. Tactics that were illegal when he was in office are no longer just unconstitutional, they are treasonous.
Obama Inc. has become a state within a state. It is a compartmentalized network of organizations, inside and outside the government, that claim that they are doing nothing illegal as individual groups because they are technically following the rules within each compartment, but the sheer scope of the illegality lies in the covert coordination between these “revolutionary cells” infecting our country.
It is a criminal conspiracy of unprecedented scope. Above all else, it is the most direct attack yet on a country in which governments are elected by the people, not by powerful forces within the government.
I don’t disagree. What is an example of this illegality? I was talking to my MENSA bright former detective partner who is far more versed in the issue of intelligence as he had experience with the fed system. He is no fan of Trump. So I expected some kind of push back to what was going on. I was surprised when he opened his comments with- “extra-judicial surveillance.”
He believes, and we’ll see if he is right again, that Trump’s campaign may have been spied on by the NSA or something like it. Once in possession of the Flynn transcript, they illegally passed it around. Obama made it harder to find his leaker by opening up who could read raw data. I understand it was a few at five people originally, it’s probably more like five hundred now. So good luck finding that guy!
My friend also thinks they created the FISA warrant story in order to cover up the illegality. Remember, the “deep state” was leaking the details of this alleged transcript all through the transition. Then somebody asked the question how they got it. That’s when they doubled down on the lies. Either they illegally spied on Trump’s people. Or they convinced a judge through a false affidavit to give them FISA warrants. This is a Chinese menu moment. You either get to pick from column A or column B, that’s it, no three from here, a couple from there. It is one or the other! He also pointed out there had to be a really good reason because no judge would want anywhere near a criminal probe of an opposition candidate running for office. So the chances of a decent judge just saying “Ah, what the hell!” and approving a FISA based on some crap thrown against the wall, fully knowing WE’LL know who he is if Trump wins is pretty thin.
Everyone wants to give Obama the benefit of the doubt that he didn’t know about the investigation. That is about the dumbest thing I can think of. A man obsessed with his legacy being “clean” doesn’t want in on whether or not they are going to wiretap a political opponent? No freaking way! Besides he has proven he has no familiarity with the truth or with any type of ethical or moral underpinning, so…yes Obama could be all over this. Imagine his frustration when HRC lost and he realized that Trump…is…going…to..find…out!
Where they screwed up was they never intended for Trump to win. They could hide this crime easily if HRC was President. However, that went side…ways! So now Trump is President, seriously pissed, not wanting to play the long time game of “If you don’t tell on us about what we did wrong, we won’t tell on you” that changing administrations do. He throws out a few tweets and more importantly does this-
A senior White House official tells the New York Times that White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn is now searching for a FISA warrant – or series of warrants – allegedly issued in an Obama-era investigation of Donald Trump’s ties to a shifty Russian bank.
President Donald Trump caused a media firestorm by claiming over the weekend that then-President Obama wire-tapped telephones at Trump Tower in Manhattan during the final leg of last year’s election campaign.
Seeing the writing on the wall, tainted FBI Director James Comey promptly and publicly urged the Department of Justice to reject Trump’s claims. Although it is an attempt at a cover-up, it is an admirably transparent one.
Now the outlines of a Watergate-like conspiracy are emerging in which a sitting Democrat president apparently used the apparatus of the state to spy on a Republican presidential candidate. Watergate differed in that President Nixon didn’t get involved in the plot against the Democratic National Committee until later as an accomplice after the fact. Here Obama likely masterminded, or oversaw someone like the diabolical Benghazi cover-up artist Ben Rhodes, masterminding the whole thing.
Throughout his agonizingly long presidency, Obama serially abused his powers as the nation’s Chief Executive to undermine his political opponents. It might be said that every day of his presidency he committed at least one impeachable offense.
Obama used the IRS to target conservative and Tea Party nonprofits, along with Catholic, Jewish, and pro-Israel organizations. He brazenly lied about it, too. His Justice Department surreptitiously obtained telephone records for more than 100 reporters. He did nothing while Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius repeatedly violated the Hatch Act, an anti-corruption statute.
So where are we? Mark Levin uses public record to outline the case against the media and the deep state. It really comes down to two choices, like my burglary suspect. Either the WHOLE thing is a lie and there was no investigation, transcripts or FISA warrant, just political operatives lying to a willing media OR they did in fact intercept private conversations of people inside the Trump campaign and they had better come up with a FISA warrant, affidavit, a FBI team with the guy who wrote that affidavit, a DOJ attorney who approved it and a judge who signed it. That is the ONLY way it goes. They committed the crime, the question is which crime was it.
What reminds me of the Orwell novel “1984” is the way the media is reacting to this. For months the NY Times, etc. were screaming that there were warrants, tapes, transcripts. Headline after headline. Suddenly the Obama administration can’t find one and the media, instead of being angry about being used, blames Trump for being upset and out of control.
They now argue there is no proof there was ever an investigation or any warrants…. I know…WTF?!
If there is no warrant and there is a transcript that was leaked Trump HAS TO PROSECUTE THEM! That is the only way he can get this mess under control. Jail them, jail anyone near them that helped and purge the rest. Or he will be in this battle for four years.