By Captain Dave Funk
Clash Daily Contributor
Flying along at 41,000 feet watching lame duck President Obama muck things up in his final days in office, I have to ask myself; what will President Elect Trump do about it after he is inaugurated? Actions such as President Obama’s recent throwing of Israel under the bus at the United Nations, his questionable claims about cyber operations against the US Election system by the Russians, and his tens of thousand of pages of new economy killing regulations. Those actions appear to be designed to stop POTUS Elect Trump from effectively righting our listing ship of state and America’s economy.
Does POTUS Obama want to prevent the US and Russia from teaming up together to stop the Jihad against the West by sabotaging American and Russian rapprochement efforts?
(http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/01/obama_is_sabotaging_russianamerican_rapprochement.html) Clearly the best option the world has is the US and Russia working together to beat the Islamists back to their pre WWI days, when the Ottoman Empire finally collapsed.
How can the newly inaugurated President Trump stop soon to be Ex-President Obama’s efforts to continue to undermine America once he’s out of office? Fortunately, for America, Hillary Clinton and her pay to play State Department and her private, unsecured email system may have given President Trump the gift that keeps on giving. Let me explain: as both a US Army Officer and recently a DOD Contractor, understanding the rules regarding the handling and safeguarding of classified information — many of which are covered not just by US Code but also by President Obama’s Executive Order 13526 — was critically important for me to have done my job. Despite, or because of those rules, most recently updated by POTUS Obama in EO 13526.1.4, every communication by the current POTUS is considered Top Secret until classified otherwise.
Thanks to WikiLeaks, we know that POTUS Obama sent unsecured emails under an assumed name to SOS Clinton. Clearly a criminal violation of Federal Law, a full investigation and accounting, including prosecution where the law has been broken, by any and all who communicated with SOS Clinton outside of the proper secure channels, might be just the hammer our new POTUS needs to stop Ex-President Obama from interfering in fixing the mess Obama created.
Let me be clear here, I’m not suggesting criminalizing policy differences, I’m asking that those in the Obama Administration who broke Federal Laws, Executive Orders, and Regulations on the handling of classified materials be held fully accountable under the law, whoever that might have been. Up to and including President Obama himself. Soon to be Ex-President Obama should consider how effective he or his wife might ever be again if he is indicted over an email.
Captain Dave Funk: Constitutionalist, hunter, dad and patriot, Dave has retired as both a US Army attack helicopter pilot and a Boeing 757 International Captain for Northwest Airlines; Dave has spent most of the last few years piloting US Department of Defense special mission aircraft in the “Sandbox”. With a unique perspective on the world that comes from thousands of hours at 41,000 feet, his ability to explain complex aviation question in simple terms has earned him guest commentator spots on most major TV and radio networks.