Obama bots disguised as “intelligence” professionals have been laying lethal traps for the president since last summer culminating in the Mueller Trap. This could be the most deadly.
Last July as Donald Trump walked off with the Republican presidential nomination, slithery Obama pal and then-CIA director John Brennan secretly sicced the FBI on him. Brennan testified to the House Intel Committee in May that he didn’t know what was said in the “contacts” he alleged he found between Trump associates and the Russians. Though he didn’t name the Russians or the Trump people, he was so alarmed by fill-in-the-blank that he got the FBI to start a counterintelligence investigation. Really? It was a trap founded on no actual evidence, but a trap whose jaws are snapping to this day.
Brennan alerted James Comey and his FBI to latch onto Carter Page, a minor Trump spokesman and sometime campaign advisor. Page was useful to the Obama bots because he knew some actual Russians. Oh, the horror. He knew Russians because he had lived and worked in Moscow for years as a Merrill Lynch investment banker and made a few speeches there unconnected to Trump.
Page’s Russian “ties” gave the FBI the wormhole they needed to dig out a warrant from the FISA court to wiretap Page as a possible “foreign agent.” Another trap; this one clearly fabricated to catch Page talking to candidate Trump or his top campaign advisors so the Obama/Clinton/DNC axis could know what they were up to. Remember when Trump said Obama was wiretapping him and everybody laughed? Yeah.
The most lurid and spy-thriller-esque trap was the so-called “dossier” paid for according to news reports by a Democrat Hillary booster who hired shadowy pro-Dem dirt-gathering firm Fusion GPS to pay former British spy Christopher Steele to search Trump’s alleged Russian ties. Steele’s infamous report includes revelations from big-talkers he identifies as such eyeball-rolling sources as “a senior Kremlin official” and a “senior Russian financial official.” These breathless allegations by unknowns plus some pervy nonsense about Trump’s behavior on a 2013 visit to Moscow actually convinced James Comey to unleash the FBI to investigate the president-elect.
To recap: Trump-hater and Obama CIA chief Brennan along with Trump-hater and Obama FBI head Comey take the word of a James Bond surrogate named Christopher Steele and his un-named “sources” that Trump has engaged in some kind of conspiracy with the Russians. Oh, and Trump-hater Arizona Senator John McCain also gets hold of the dossier, reportedly through a former British ambassador to Russia. As McCain admits just days before the Inauguration, he handed the “blackmail dossier” to FBI Director Comey because he was “unable to make a judgment” about the report’s findings. Soon it was all over the news.
Of course neither McCain, who had been a chief Trump-trasher for months before and after he became the Republican presidential nominee, nor Comey, who would soon be trying to conceal his towering 6’5” frame in the White House drapery to avoid shaking hands with the new president, could have ulterior motives. When Trump finally fires the duplicitous Comey, the fake Boy Scout and former FBI director leaks to the New York Times, later telling Congress his intent was to trigger a special counsel. That trap worked so well that Justice Department Deputy Rosenstein actually hired Comey’s BFF Robert Mueller as chief bloodhound. These people are good.
Though the leftstream media have successfully pushed the fiction that the entire intelligence world believes the Russians hacked the DNC and Hillary campaign chief John Podesta (whose brilliant email account password was “password”) there’s accumulating cyber evidence from experts that’s a lie. After all, if proof of Russian dirty work exists, why would the DNC deny the FBI access to their computers to find it? Instead they hired an outfit called Crowdstrike that took a mere day to claim they found Russian hacking.
However, many cyber-security pros disagree because of malware and hacking clues as well as the political motives of the Crowdstrike operatives, all detailed in a fascinating Zero Hedge article last March. (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-25/evidence-russia-hacked-dnc-collapsing).
The piece concludes: “Crowdstrike’s case for attributing the hacking of the DNC to the Russians is falling apart at the seams like a cheap sweater… As I’ve been saying for months, there is no evidence that the Russians hacked the DNC: none, zilch, nada. Yet this false narrative is the entire basis of a campaign launched by the Democrats, hailed by the Trump-hating media, and fully endorsed by the FBI and the CIA, the purpose of which is to “prove” that Trump is “Putin’s puppet,” as Hillary Clinton put it. Now the investigative powers of the federal government are being deployed to confirm that the Trump campaign “colluded” with the Kremlin in an act the evidence for which is collapsing. This whole affair is a vicious fraud. If there is any justice in this world – and there may not be – the perpetrators should be charged, tried, and jailed.”
Instead the vicious Democrats are focused on exploding Trump’s presidency and using the alleged cyber mischief to blame Trump and the Russians for Hillary’s humiliating loss. Their latest move is goading Trump into a fury resulting in his firing special counsel Mueller because the former FBI director is attacking his family, the president’s son Donald Jr. and his son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Trump has every reason to fire Mueller – not the least of which is that about half of the 15 (yes, 15!) lawyers he’s hired so far have contributed in total about $30,000 to Democrat candidates including Hillary. (http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/lawyers-who-donated-money-dems-now-investigating-trump-administration) Contributions to Trump? Zero. Conflict of interest, anyone? And then there’s the James Comey revenge connection.
While it’s obvious that Mueller is stacking the deck with ferrets to sniff out something, anything on Trump, it’s also true that Comey told the president at least three times he’s not under criminal investigation, nobody has been charged with anything in all these months of intensive sniffing, and even top Intel Committee Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein admits there’s no there there.
Clearly, the wily Dems are trying to panic Trump into firing Mueller. Their early success is evident in the president’s angry lashing of Attorney General Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation. Trump likely thinks if Sessions rather than Deputy AG Rosenstein were in charge, there wouldn’t have been a Mueller to contend with. Now that Mueller could be going into overreach overdrive after Trump’s taxes, the president could be getting close to terminating him.
The rules say only the Justice Department official who hired the special counsel, in this case Rosenstein, can fire him. But if Trump asks the deputy AG to fire Mueller and Rosenstein refuses -- he has said he would only remove him for “cause” – a domino effect of resignations from the Justice Department would likely ensue.
That’s what happened in 1973 when Richard Nixon ordered his AG Elliot Richardson to fire Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox. Richardson said no, and resigned, whereupon Nixon told deputy AG William Ruckelshaus to fire Cox. He too resigned rather than do it. It didn’t turn out well even though Cox was eventually fired.
Trump shouldn’t fire Mueller. It’s not that the Dems and the slavering rabid wolverine media would attack the president with cries of “Nazi!” and “Tyrant!” and “The new Nero!” They already do all that. It’s not even that Mad Max Waters would call for Trump’s head on an impeachment platter – she and others already do that. He shouldn’t fire Mueller because of the millions of Americans who voted for Trump, not because they were so fired up about his wonderfulness, but because they knew the nation wouldn’t survive with international criminal Hillary at the helm.
Those Trump semi-supporters who gave him the victory would be seriously shaken because firing Mueller looks like the act of a guilty man. And if Trump looks guilty, he really can’t trust the spine-free Republicans not to turn on him to save their own skins in the next election. Trump must calm down and remember the Dems have nothing but their baseless and preposterous Russian fictions. Nothing. If he forgets this and impulsively terminates Mueller, he will be the first president to be caught in a sticky trap made entirely of his enemies’ gossamer fantasy and lies.
Joy Overbeck is a Colorado journalist and author who writes for Townhall.com, The Daily Caller, The Washington Times, American Thinker, BarbWire and elsewhere. More columns: https://www.facebook.com/JoyOverbeckColumnist Follow her on Twitter @JoyOverbeck1