Just because he doesn’t really like the President, doesn’t mean he approves of the new nightmare Pelosi and Schiff have unleashed on our country.
It sets a really bad precedent and sets up what he — and a growing number of voices — are openly denouncing as a ‘coup’ attempt.
Remember Hillary’s dire warnings about ‘smooth transitions of power’?
We are currently seeing what happens when power-mad hacks turn their backs on that process. And we’re not the only ones to have thought so.
After describing some real, honest-to-God military coups he had seen first-hand in the world, Matt Tiabbi shows how he believes America is now going down that same path.
This latest incident, set against the impeachment mania and the reportedly “expanding” Russiagate investigation of U.S. Attorney John Durham, accelerates our timeline to chaos. We are speeding toward a situation when someone in one of these camps refuses to obey a major decree, arrest order, or court decision, at which point Americans will get to experience the joys of their political futures being decided by phone calls to generals and police chiefs.
My discomfort in the last few years, first with Russiagate and now with Ukrainegate and impeachment, stems from the belief that the people pushing hardest for Trump’s early removal are more dangerous than Trump. Many Americans don’t see this because they’re not used to waking up in a country where you’re not sure who the president will be by nightfall. They don’t understand that this predicament is worse than having a bad president.
The Trump presidency is the first to reveal a full-blown schism between the intelligence community and the White House. Senior figures in the CIA, NSA, FBI and other agencies made an open break from their would-be boss before Trump’s inauguration, commencing a public war of leaks that has not stopped.
He then goes on to detail the unending series of politically damaging leaks and statements from within Executive-Branch agencies, and former employees, with the explicit purpose of undermining the Trump presidency. He presents the hypothetical ‘what if’ some similar action had been taken in 2009, and how VERY differently the media would have reacted to it.
For all the complaints he has against Trump (and it’s a long list) he keeps them in a certain perspective.
Trump, at least insofar as we know, has not used section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to monitor political rivals. He hasn’t deployed human counterintelligence “informants” to follow the likes of Hunter Biden. He hasn’t maneuvered to secure Special Counsel probes of Democrats.
And while Donald Trump conducting foreign policy based on what he sees on Fox and Friends is troubling, it’s not in the same ballpark as CNN, MSNBC, the Washington Post and the New York Times engaging in de facto coverage partnerships with the FBI and CIA to push highly politicized, phony narratives like Russiagate.
Trump’s tinpot Twitter threats and cancellation of White House privileges for dolts like Jim Acosta also don’t begin to compare to the danger posed by Facebook, Google, and Twitter – under pressure from the Senate – organizing with groups like the Atlantic Council to fight “fake news” in the name of preventing the “foment of discord.”
I don’t believe most Americans have thought through what a successful campaign to oust Donald Trump would look like. Most casual news consumers can only think of it in terms of Mike Pence becoming president. The real problem would be the precedent of a de facto intelligence community veto over elections, using the lunatic spookworld brand of politics that has dominated the last three years of anti-Trump agitation.
The media is welcoming the cooperation of spy agencies in the ‘cancelling’ of a duly-elected president.
In so doing, they are elevating such people to a role analogous to what the Romans had with the Praetorian Guard. And when a Roman Emporer fell out of favor with the guard, they had some efficient and nasty ways of ridding themselves of him — and replacing him with someone of their own choosing.
Between spy-world activism, lax laws in voting, open borders, and Silicon Valley tilting the playing field in favor of their own guys… how long would it be before voting becomes a meaningless formality unless we reign this in?
There’s a reason we want to see the Swamp get drained!