The Left is spinning the spin and the various news outlets are chanting the mantra that the A/G’s special prosecutor or investigator or whatever he is called is just doing a fact-finding inquiry, not a criminal investigation. That might be true, but… But what? But, if that is the case, then they have no cause for the panic being exhibited and the attempts of Comey, Brennan, and Clapper trying to throw the other under the bus.
I get amused at the calumniation of the Democrats, the Media, and the various activist including some Republicans that insist everything done by Comey, Brennan, Clapper, Obama, Clinton, Schiff, Nadler, and the plethora of other Leftists identified, was on the up and up. They insist that this was all done by the books. I guess we should be asking, “What Books?” Maybe we should ask, “Whose Book?” The Cloward-Piven Book, the Alinsky Book, the Obama Book, What Book? It is definitely not the Constitution and the defined laws guiding the process. They besmirched President Trump at every turn without documentation, fact, or verified information. His destruction was their objective and still is.
Their antics remind me of the “Who’s on First” skit by Abbott and Costello and is laughingly similar to the “Keystone Cops” episodes of bygone eras. Brennan is going on the News Circuit claiming this investigation is a ‘fishing expedition’. Seriously? We just endured a two-plus year investigation of fictional collusion with Russia by the Trump team and the mythical obstruction of justice for the President doing his constitutionally guided job. Now, when the shoe is on the other foot it is a ‘fishing expedition?’
Brennan insisted that what Trump and Barr were trying to do was find something they could misrepresent and taint the pristine actions of the FBI, CIA, Homeland, and NSA in this debacle and what should be called a scandal. Seriously? Misrepresent, that’s what you and the followers of your brand of toxic liberalism have been doing since the 2016 campaign when it was clear Trump was the Republican nominee. What do you fear if you have nothing to hide? Why posture yourselves and attempt to throw your fellow conspirators under the bus if there is nothing to find?
They used the Steele dossier or the “Pee dossier” as intelligence when they knew almost from the beginning if not from the beginning it was largely if not totally fabricated. The rats begin jumping the ship immediately when Attorney General Barr appointed a U.S. attorney to investigate the origins of the Russia collusion claims. The email chain, texts, and other documentation have surfaced and the I.G. report is apparently so damning to their efforts they are scrambling to secure the appropriate cover.
We know that the dossier was used as evidence and intelligence in at least three successful FISA warrants being secured. The first application was signed by James Comey in October 2016 as they began spying on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Then the 2nd and 3rd were renewed every 90 days.
A Brennan surrogate came forth and made allegations against James Comey and has insisted that Brennan and Clapper opposed Comey on the inclusion of the Steele dossier in the FISA applications because it was not intelligence. That is somewhat laughable because Brennan had already been publicly vocal and adamant about his desire to stop Trump. They might not have wanted to use the fictitious dossier, but they wanted the FISA warrants and wanted to spy on Trump and anyone connected to him.
On the other hand, a member of Comey’s army insisted that it was Brennan that insisted that the dossier be included in the ICA report on Russian interference. It can be amusing watching the finger pointing and hilarious attempts to do CYA when those with their hands in the cookie jar get exposed.
Former Representative Trey Gowdy, said that based on what he has seen, Comey has a better argument than Brennan on who was the key figure in including the fallacious dossier to obtain illegal warrants to spy on American citizens. Mr. Gowdy said, “Tell anybody looking into this to look at the emails.”
When Comey testified before the House of Representatives Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Mr. Gowdy challenged Comey on the dossier. The dossier was referred to internally by the FBI as “crown material”, and heavily relied on. Why? Because they had nothing else and knew they could spin it to get what they wanted in the FISA Court.
Mr. Gowdy asked Comey if he (Comey) recalled whether any quote, crown material, or dossier material was included in the IC assessment. Comey, said, “Yes.” He then tried to do some basic CYA and referred to the unclassified Exhibit A called Annex A in the report entitled, “Russia – Kremlin’s TV Seeks to Influence Politics, Fuel Discontent in the U.S.” That report like the rest of the report included this disclaimer:
“This report is a declassified version of a highly classified assessment; its conclusions are identical to those in the highly classified assessment, but this version does not include the full supporting information on key elements of the influence campaign.”
As the inquiry continued Comey threw Brennan under the bus and insisted that Brennan was part of the initial decision to include the Steele dossier in everything they did. Clapper went on CNN insisting that they had corroborated some of the dossier and therefore included it in their pursuit of Trump. That was a blatant lie and he knew it, but CNN parroted it and the ill-informed and those wanting to believe the worst about Trump bought it hook line and sinker.
Brennan regularly briefed Obama on the dossier and their actions in pursuing something on Trump. Obama, Hillary, Brennan, Clapper, Comey, and the almost endless list of other prominent Democrats have incredibly dirty hands. If the Attorney General wants to restore any semblance of justice and integrity to the DOJ and Washington, he must not only do a fact-finding inquiry into this but prosecute the guilty of a violation of our laws. Some of the actions border on if they are not fully Treasonous. I want all the corrupt to be exposed to the light of day and brought to justice, regardless of political affiliation.
God bless you and God bless America!