This is no longer the country we thought we lived in, and which many millions of Americans of past generations actually did grow up in.
On Friday night, the New York Times reported that the FBI launched an investigation into President Donald Trump after he fired James Comey.
The FBI justified this investigation by claiming Trump’s completely lawful firing of Comey indicated Trump might be working for Russia.
Because the New York Times and virtually the entire Democratic Party are subservient to the Deep State, they all thought this FBI story was Awesome As Hell and totally proved that Trump was corrupt. NYT ran this story believing it painted Trump, rather than the FBI, in a bad light.
The Times and its NPC readers believe the FBI to be unquestionable and unassailable, so in their view the FBI never does anything malicious or corrupt–if the FBI launches an investigation into someone, that investigation is automatically legitimate and warranted. Therefore, Trump has to be a criminal, otherwise there’s no way the FBI would be investigating him! After all, Obama was never under FBI investigation!
But to the rest of us who realize what’s actually going on, the FBI investigating Trump is not an indicator of Trump’s guilt, but rather of the FBI’s staggering corruption and total politicization. How do we know this? Nine paragraphs into the NYT piece, the “reporters” mention that the FBI found absolutely no evidence to support its claims against Trump.
The FBI didn’t launch an investigation into Trump because Trump is corrupt; it launched an investigation because the FBI itself is corrupt and out of control.
Remember: the entire reason for the Trump-Russia Collusion suspicion was and remains the fraudulent, Clinton-funded Steele Dossier.
Andy McCarthy, who is usually spot-on with his analysis of the ongoing Trump v. Deep State war, reiterates this but ultimately misses the point:
“On Friday night, the New York Times published what was clearly intended to be a blockbuster report that, following the firing of FBI director James Comey on May 9, 2017, the bureau formally opened an investigation of President Trump. But in truth, the only thing the story shows is that the FBI, after over a year of investigation, simply went overt about something that had been true from the start. The investigation commenced during the 2016 campaign by the Obama administration – the Justice Department and the FBI – was always about Donald Trump.
We have to remember: The FBI believed the Steele dossier – the collection of faux intelligence reports compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele, who was ultimately working for the Hillary Clinton campaign. The Justice Department on four occasions brought surveillance applications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), in which the FBI swore that it believed the dossier allegations.”
McCarthy still has some faith in the FBI in saying “the FBI believed the Steele Dossier.” In McCarthy’s view, the FBI is not acting willfully malevolently, but rather out of misplaced faith in a fraudulent, Clinton-funded oppo file.
No chance. The FBI has known all along where the Steele Dossier came from. They weren’t duped by it. I refuse to believe the FBI was/is simply operating under the false impression that the Steele Dossier is legit.
The FBI was not fooled by the Dossier. The FBI is many things, but it is not naive.
The Steele Dossier was their justification for going after Trump. They knew it was fraudulent and dirty all along. They knew where it came from.
But they needed to have some ostensibly legitimate reason to go after Trump, and the Dossier sufficed. Portraying the President as a likely-compromised agent of a foreign enemy was the perfect excuse to take him down.
Trump’s genuine desire to seek and achieve better relations with Russia contradicts the military industrial complex’s institutional and financial priority of permanent war footing with a nuclear-armed power. This was and remains intolerable to our unelected Deep State overlords, and so they resolved to smear Trump as a traitor and a criminal, with the ultimate goal of removing him from power.
That’s what’s going on here.
This tweet does a great job of placing what’s happening in America in perspective:
If this were happening in any other country, the US Ministry of Truth would be reporting on it from the perspective of presumed Deep State Corruption.
The FBI has a mind of its own. It is completely out of control. It now asserts the right to launch politically-driven investigations into whomever it wants, including the President of the United States. It believes itself, rather than the President, to be the ultimate authority in matters of foreign policy. It is accountable to no one.
The FBI is more powerful than the President.
Think of it this way: for his entire presidency, Trump has basically been playing defense against the FBI/Deep State’s attempts to destroy him. The FBI can launch investigations into Trump, but what can Trump do in return? What has he done in return?
He fired Comey, but that only further mobilized the FBI against him.
Even the DoJ Inspector General’s 18-month-long investigation of the Comey-era FBI concluded that it was not tainted by political bias. It amounted to little more than a slap on the wrist for the people that oversaw perhaps the most blatantly corrupt and thuggish FBI conduct in American history.
Trump’s own pick to head the FBI, Christopher Wray, defiantly maintains a siege mentality and insists the FBI is both beyond reproach and accountable to no one.
How do we know the FBI is more powerful than the president? Because we all know the FBI is corrupt and out of control, yet nobody can do anything about it. Open, brazen corruption is an indicator of true power. Think about how Harvey Weinstein got away with being a depraved sexual predator for decades even though everyone in Hollywood knew about it. That’s true power: when everyone knows you’re corrupt and yet nobody can or will do anything about it.
The US “media” not only runs cover for the FBI but actively does the FBI’s bidding by repackaging leaks from high-level officials into seemingly legitimate “news reports” which are intended to reflect negatively on the Bureau’s enemies, namely Trump.
Does this method of governance have any basis in the Constitution?
Is this what the Founding Fathers intended for our country? Could any of them have foreseen our vast, sprawling, 16-agency intelligence community?
Is this in any way congruent with your idea of what America is and ought to be?
This is not America.
We have become the type of third world banana republic we often read about in the news. We’re there.
It’s a tough pill to swallow, and I can see why people like McCarthy are reluctant to admit it, but it’s the truth.