On June 8, former FBI Director James Comey testified before Congress.
His testimony drove a nail straight into the heart of the Big Lie that the D.C. Regime has spent months advancing.
Shortly after Donald J. Trump and the 63 million Deplorables who voted for him defied the world and won the presidency, the Big Lie began: Trump’s election was illegitimate, for “the Russians,” led by none other than Vladimir Putin, “colluded” with Trump and his campaign to “hack” into DNC emails and steal the election from the candidate, Hillary Clinton, who rightfully won it.
Some of us knew from the jump that this was the stuff of third-rate spy novels. Such is the scandalously outlandish nature of its plot that, odds are, the architects and peddlers of the Big Lie have always known is fiction.
But, or so the Regimists in the Democrat and Republican Parties have hoped, the Big Lie could prove effective in undermining the collective will of the electorate by undermining the man that they duly elected (You read this correctly: It is not “the Russians,” but President Trump’s Democrat and Republican enemies, both within and outside of the Deep State, that are guilty of trying to subvert an American, a “democratic,” election).
On June 8, Comey exposed the Big Lie for what it has always been.
Outside of some publicity-hungry, intellectually shallow politicians, most of the merchants of the Big Lie try to avoid explicitly using the language of “collusion”—though this is what all of its merchants (and consumers) mean to imply when they talk of “contacts,” as the New York Times spoke on February 14, between Trump’s campaign staff and “senior Russian intelligence officials.” It was this Times articles that, perhaps more than anything else, lent an air (but only an air) of legitimacy to the Big Lie.
When asked today by Republican Senator Jim Risch whether this “report” was true, Comey responded categorically: “It was not true.”
For months, Democrat and some Republican politicians, their fellow travelers in the Regime’s Propaganda Ministry, and Deep State actors have colluded to affect a coup of a duly elected president, even going so far as to compromise national security by antagonizing the world’s second most heavily armed nuclear power.
And, within seconds, one of those Deep State actors, Mr. Comey, admitted that none of it was true.
There was never any “collusion” between Team Trump and “the Russians,” or even anything that could remotely be used as a pretext for conjuring this fiction.
Comey’s testimony on this score alone vindicated in spades Trump and his campaign staff. The Big Lie is just that.
Yet there was more that Comey said that further proved that the Democrats and their GOP allies owe the president—and, for that matter, the American people—an engraved apology:
Comey corroborated Trump’s claim that, on three separate occasions, he assured him that he was not under investigation.
Now, had there been anything at all to the Big Lie of “collusion” between Trump and “the Russians,” then, obviously, one of the two colluders would have had to have been under investigation. That Trump had never been so much as a part of an FBI investigation, let alone a target of it, proves that no one in the Intelligence community thought that they had any more reason to investigate Trump for acting inappropriately with respect to “the Russians” than they had reason to investigate your or I for doing the same.
The second time that Comey assured Trump that he wasn’t being investigated transpired at a dinner that the FBI Director had with the president. Trump was livid and disgusted over the bogus dossier that had just been leaked about his alleged connections with “the Russians.” The fake dossier, published by such prominent Fake News outlets as Buzzfeed and CNN, contained laughable, though truly repulsive, assertions.
Initially, the president “said he was considering ordering me to investigate the alleged incident to prove it didn’t happen,” Comey testified. “I replied that he should give that careful thought because it might create a narrative that we were investigating him personally, which we weren’t….” (emphasis added).
Interestingly, Comey added as another reason for not exposing the fake dossier as a fraud that “it was very difficult to prove a negative.” Exactly right. The Regimists who want Trump’s head know this all too well, which is exactly why they started this “witch hunt.”
The third occasion that Comey assured Trump that he was not being investigated came when the president urged him to assure the public of this truth. At this juncture, Comey even attested that Trump favored an investigation into his “associates” and for publicizing any wrongdoing, should any such be found. “The president went on to say that if there were some ‘satellite’ associates of his who did something wrong, it would be good to find that out, but that he hadn’t done anything wrong and hoped I would find a way to get it out that we weren’t investigating him” (emphasis added).
Trump, justifiably, was upset and frustrated that the Big Lie, which, according to Comey, Trump referred to as a “cloud” that “was interfering with his ability to make deals for the country,” could have been put to rest by an FBI Director who refused to do so. Comey’s testimony also makes it abundantly clear that Trump was in no way trying to run interference for any of the members of his team who may have acted illicitly.
The Big Lie is done, as even MSNBC’s Chris Mathews had to acknowledge on Thursday night.
“The assumption of the critics of the president, of his pursuers, you might say, is that somewhere along the line in the last year is the president had something to do with colluding with the Russians…to affect the election in some way.”
“And yet,” Mathews concluded, “what came apart this morning was that theory.”
Indeed. However, Mathews is among the president’s “critics,” “his pursuers” who has aggressively advanced the key “assumption” of the Big Lie.
President Trump shouldn’t hold his breathe for an apology.