Adam Schiff, American constitutionalism, barack obama, betrayal, Day By Day Cartoon, DOJ, FBI, General Michael Flynn, James Comes, joe biden, John Podesta, Jonathan Turley, President Trump, Rabbi Dov Fischer, Sally Yates, sedition, Susan Rice, The Constitution, the rule of law
As you read, gentle readers, remember this above all else: all a police officer truly has is his reputation for integrity. When that is gone, his usefulness to a representative republic is irretrievably lost. But more, his betrayal of the public trust is cumulative–it spreads like a virus and damages all–and trust lost is regained only with the greatest difficulty and passage of a great deal of time.
Consider this: “If the police arrested “X” he must be guilty of something.”
Why did retired General Michael Flynn, former National Security Advisor to President Trump accept a plea deal to plead guilty to lying to the FBI if, as has now been proved, he was innocent and knew he was being framed?
1) He had been framed and was unemployed and unemployable.
2) He was forced to use every penny he ever had to defend himself, up to $5 million dollars in attorney fees.
3) He lost his savings and his home.
4) His initial attorneys actually aligned with the corrupt government against him. They gave him incompetent advice and did not do their duties to find all of the exculpatory evidence that would eventually prove just how corrupt the DOJ and FBI were—and are.
5) The entirely corrupt Mueller prosecutors threatened his son with prosecution if he didn’t please guilty. That was the last straw. They covered that up, deceiving the judge.
6) The FBI was never investigating a crime. Their entire purpose in interviewing Flynn was to compromise and use him again Trump. When he refused, they continued to persecute him, with the full knowledge and participation of the Department of Justice and the Mueller thugs.
Flynn’s persecution was only part of the continuing coup attempt against Donald Trump, a coup that continues today, a coup done with the knowledge and participation of Barack Obama, Joe Biden and many other high-ranking members of his administration. A part of the destruction they wrought, destruction that continues, is the loss of the absolutely vital trust Americans have traditionally placed in law enforcement. It is a trust predicated on the belief that law enforcement is above politics, that police officers will not allow themselves to be used as cheap political thugs/enforcers for venal, evil politicians. Kurt Schlichter recently wrote:
As conservatives, we pride ourselves on our unwavering support of the Thin Blue Line, on backing our cops against leftist slander, and yet stupid and evil people in law enforcement are putting that default thumbs-up from normal Americans at risk. It’s bad enough when we watch the ridiculous spectacle of Deputy Karren and Deputy Man-Karen yelling at some mom for committing felony play-dating, but then we see how the FBI has flat-out framed political enemies and it’s too much. If the LEO community does not police its own ranks and stamp out this nonsense, it might as well take all the goodwill it has earned over the years, douse it in cheap gasoline, and set it on fire.
The lunacy surrounding the Coronavirus is badly damaging our nation, but those that hope to use it to finally depose Donald Trump are now beginning to panic as the case against General Michael Flynn falls apart, and the trend is for the exposure, perhaps even the prosecution, of the coup plotters and their law enforcement minions. In this article, I’m not going to provide chapter and verse of the Flynn debacle. I will, however, provide more than sufficient links that will allow you, gentle readers, to know, beyond any reasonable doubt, the Obama Administration, including Barack Obama, the D/S/C messiah himself, continue to press a coup, as the invaluable Victor Davis Hanson notes:
Add up Michael Horowitz’s inspector general’s report. Review the wreckage of the Mueller investigation. Collate the evidence that Christopher Steele was an utter fraud and dupe. Remember that Hillary Clinton destroyed her hard drives and communication devices, that the FBI liquidated hundreds of text messages of Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, and that Christopher Steele destroyed all his emails and data about ‘Russian sources.’
Compute in the new discoveries that all the principles who fueled the ‘collusion’ hoax had long ago, when pressed in secret and under congressional oath, confessed they had no evidence for the lies they spread in the media. Recall the pseudo-summaries of Susan Rice to whitewash an Oval Office session. Then, finish off these revelations with the reality that Barack Obama was always privy at best, and at worst orchestrating the effort to destroy a presidential campaign and transition. And where does it all lead?
To the unendurable truth that a sitting president unleashed his intelligence agencies to warp an election, feigned ignorance of his central role, and yet finally was so furious about the winner that he sought to sabotage his successor’s transition and, by association, his presidency.
How could the media, Silicon Valley, Wall Street, the bureaucratic state, academia, and entertainment ever process that reality: that a deity was likely the most corrupt president in a generation?
How corrupt is he? Consider this:
Former President Barack Obama, talking privately to ex-members of his administration, said Friday that the ‘rule of law is at risk’ in the wake of what he called an unprecedented move by the Justice Department to drop charges against former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn.
In the same chat, a tape of which was obtained by Yahoo News, Obama also lashed out at the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as ‘an absolute chaotic disaster.’
‘The news over the last 24 hours I think has been somewhat downplayed — about the Justice Department dropping charges against Michael Flynn,’ Obama said in a web talk with members of the Obama Alumni Association.
‘And the fact that there is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free. That’s the kind of stuff where you begin to get worried that basic — not just institutional norms — but our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk. And when you start moving in those directions, it can accelerate pretty quickly as we’ve seen in other places.’
Obamites, for many years, have claimed Barack Obama was a “constitutional law professor.” This, like much else about the D/S/C messiah is a lie. Obama was never a professor. He was given an office and a single class to teach for a time at the University of Chicago as a political gesture. He was minor adjunct faculty, nothing more. It’s hardly surprising he knows nothing of the law, having spent his time before entering politics as a “Community Organizer,” a pseudo-job which duties he could not describe even for friends.
Reading the actual DOJ motion to dismiss the charges against Flynn will demonstrate who is upholding the rule of law. It’s not Barack Obama.
After reading the DOJ motion, it will be instructive to read an article by Prof. Jonathan Turley explaining why there is indeed voluminous precedent, including federal law, for dismissing the charges against Flynn. Turley, not by any means a Conservative, has been a voice for American Constitutionalism in this crazy time.
But why did the conspirators need to get rid of General Flynn? Why were the highest levels of the FBI willing to play along with Obama? This Jim Fanell article at PJ Media explains. And this article explains Obama’s direct involvement.
We also now know, since the transcripts the execrable Adam Schiff keep secret for years have been released, that there was no collusion, no effort by anyone in the Trump Campaign or Administration to work with Russia to America’s detriment. We also know innumerable Obamites lied to the public, claiming knowledge of wrongdoing, but when under oath, testifying in secret before Congress, they admitted—each and every one—they had no knowledge, no evidence whatever, of Trump and Trump Campaign criminality. There never was any evidence of crimes, no predicate, no reason at all to investigate anything. They knew it before they ever started their corrupt investigations. It was all a scam, a fraud, an attempted coup, and it all began with a meeting in the White House attended by Obama, Susan Rice, Sally Yates, Joe Biden, and James Comey. It’s an issue about which Mr. Biden is, as usual, confused.
We also now know the Steele Dossier was Russian disinformation, and the release of congressional testimony by D/S/C thug John Podesta in 2017 reveals the money for that dossier was provided 50/50 by the DNC and by Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The FBI and DOJ knew this. The Congress knew this in 2017–many knew it earlier–yet the coup continues.
We also now know the seditious Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman admitted, under oath, to making up parts of his testimony about the Ukranian phone call. We also know President Obama told the FBI and DOJ to lie to and withhold vital national security information from Mr. Trump, and they were only too glad to comply. Margot Cleveland at the Federalist explains:
The FBI, however, is not solely to blame for keeping this ‘important’ information from Trump: They were only following the counsel of former President Barack Obama.
While a young Amy Carter can be forgiven for her juvenile vision of departing the White House ‘content with the picture of Nancy Reagan struggling to clean out the oven,’ there is no excuse for an outgoing president to withhold “intel” on supposed Russian agents from the president-elect. And there is no excuse for an outgoing president to advise hold-over high-ranking officials to do likewise once the new president has taken office.
Or, rather, the only excuse is an equally scandalous one: Obama knew the Russia investigation was a hoax from the get-go.
Of course he knew it was a hoax. He and his toadies created it. There is far more to come. A list of names of those that unlawfully “unmasked” General Flynn, and perhaps innumerable other Americans may soon be released, and US Attorney John Durham and others are working hard to reveal the entire conspiracy. As President Trump is saying, Obamagate is the worst political scandal in our history, and we are just scratching the surface. The judge in Flynn’s case also has yet to accept the DOJ’s motion. But for now, gentle readers, let us close with this from Dov Fischer, not only a Rabbi, but a lawyer:
I have come deeply to hate. I hate that Donald Trump never was given a chance to be president of the United States for even one day’s honeymoon. I hate that, long before he won the presidency — fair and square — corrupt crooks and criminals in the United States Department of Justice, its Federal Bureau of Investigation, were actively plotting to take him down. I hate that there are so few outlets in the media that give voice to condemn the criminality and corruption that broke every accepted societal norm by which we play the game. I hate that Obama was in on it, yet continues to pontificate on what is just and on what threatens freedom.
I hate that they all keep getting away with it. Every single one of them gets away with it. There is absolutely no price to be paid on the left for perjury, for conspiracy to overturn a legitimate election, for treason.
By all means, take the link and read the Rabbi’s whole article. It, gentle readers, leads to my final point. I hate the damage that has been done to American law enforcement. I hate that Americans cannot trust the Department of Justice or the FBI, or indeed, virtually any of our governmental agencies. I hate that local police agencies have been so stupid as to break faith with Americans by enforcing unconstitutional, or at the very least, incredibly stupid and oppressive dictates of venal, power mad politicians. I hate to see police officers threatening and arresting Americans for the crimes of allowing their children to play, and making a living. I hate the politicians putting our law enforcement officers in the position of reasonably being compared with the thugs of repressive dictatorships. I hate those that hate Normal Americans, people who expect their government to work for them, and to leave them alone rather than trying to control every aspect of their lives.
If we are to survive as a nation, we must fully embrace American constitutionalism, as Rabbi Fischer does. Political differences must be resolved, without any possibility of vote fraud, at the ballot box. We must fully embrace the rule of law. We must absolutely reject those that have brought us to this sorry state, that have left us fearing and distrusting our police officers. They must be brought to justice, real justice, not social justice, which is just another political fraud.
Some 2000 former FBI and DOJ officials have signed a letter demanding the resignation of Attorney General William Barr. They agree with Mr. Obama; General Flynn must be utterly destroyed, and the corruption of the DOJ and FBI don’t matter. They have done a service in exposing themselves as agents of the deep state and enemies of America. They have revealed themselves as supporters not of the rule of law, but of sedition, hatred and chaos.
We must arrest, and if found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, convict every DOJ lawyer, every FBI agent and other toadie, every political minion, every corrupt politician, everyone that betrayed our country, our Constitution, and violated its laws in an attempt to depose a lawfully elected president. Everyone involved must also be sued for violating the rights of those they persecuted. The financial and personal ruin they visited on innocent Americans must be visited on them. This is absolutely essential, and there can be no exceptions. What else can serve as a deterrent against future coups? It will be a long road back to any level of trust, but without it, the house divided against itself, as Abraham Lincoln said, will not stand.
UPDATE, 05-12-20, 1900 CST: Judge Emmet Sullivan, rather than doing what virtually any jurist would do when the prosecution moves to dismiss a case—dismiss it—has taken a different path, as Fox News reports:
D.C. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan issued an order Tuesday indicating that he’ll soon accept ‘amicus curiae,’ or ‘friend of the court’ submissions, in the case of former national security adviser Michael Flynn — essentially allowing the court to use an ‘ask the audience’ lifeline in what has already proved to be an unpredictable and chaotic prosecution.
Sullivan’s minute order indicated that an upcoming scheduling order would clarify the parameters of who specifically could submit the amicus briefs, which are submissions by non-parties that claim an interest in the case. Sullivan specifically said he anticipates that ‘individuals and organizations’ will file briefs ‘for the benefit of the court.’
The move attracted some immediate criticism. The Federalist’s Sean Davis, for example, cautioned that Sullivan was inviting ‘left-wing lawyers write his final order against Flynn for him.’
That’s precisely what Sullivan is doing. In all my years in law enforcement, I have never seen a judge do anything but promptly dismiss a case when the prosecution moves for dismissal. They might ask a few pertinent questions for the record, but there’s no point in holding a trial if the prosecution tells the judge they can’t prosecute. After all, what would a judge do? Demand the prosecution put on a case and hold them in contempt it they don’t? Jail prosecutors for refusing to put on a non-existent, corrupt case, a case they know to be a lie and miscarriage of justice? Threaten them with sanctions for refusing to perpetrate an injustice? Any judge not an insane partisan would know that if they pulled a stunt like that, not only would they be overturned by a higher court, it could, and likely would, cost them their seat on the bench, even their law license.
My best guess is Sullivan will ultimately dismiss the case. He must know of the law and precedent Prof. Turley outlined. I suspect, however, he’ll make an overtly political statement in his decision, attacking General Flynn, AG Barr, and he’ll probably work President Trump in there somewhere. Stay tuned.
March Hare said:
Agree. No amount of sympathetic and heroic storylines on TV is going to remove the tarnish from the reputation of Federal law enforcement.
Mike McDaniel said:
Dear March Hare:
All that can be done now is to make it clear those involved are punished and a new sheriff is in town. Trust will take a generation, maybe more, to be restored, but only if justice is done to those that perpetrated injustice.
The other Phil said:
Obama and his minions conspired to prevent the peaceful transfer of power, a first in our history. It’s just a step short of treason.
20 years in prison sounds like a good place to start, for all involved. See 18 U.S. Code § 2385. Advocating overthrow of Government.
Mike McDaniel said:
Dear The other Phil:
This is one of the principal characteristics of those that reject American Constitutionalism: refusal to accept the results of a lawfully conducted election. However, the current crop of would be tyrants have upped the ante and launched the “resistance.” Having gone this far from our necessary shared constitutional baseline, they will never back down absent the infliction of great–and legal–pain.
And that is just the beginning. We then need to determine why our country produced such people with such attitudes and fix it. This will take a while.
Mike McDaniel said:
In the case of Barack Obama, he and his minions spent eight years finding people who would put political ideology over country and salting them throughout the government. They also made it clear to people of “flexible” ethics they would be rewarded for harming the enemies of the administration. Such people have always been with us. It’s up to us to ensure they are always and everywhere suppressed. Truly, we get the government we deserve.
The late Jerry Pournelle and I were talking the night of Obama’s first election. He said, “we’re about to see Chicago politics writ large”. And we did.
On a different subject, my daughter just graduated from high school. The principal came by and she put on her cap and gown and we took pictures. They brought a yard sign. Four years of hard work and she got a yard sign. As a high school teacher, seeing all your kids graduate without much ceremony must make you sad.
And on a final subject, congratulations on you and Mrs. Manor’s retirement! I hope you have a grand time up north.
Mike McDaniel said:
We will have a graduation, but we’ll be out of state when it occurs, and it will be a shadow of a proper graduation. At least the kids will have one. And thanks for your kind wishes. We’re looking forward to beginning the next chapter of our lives and living the luxurious life of retired, independently wealthy, teachers.
Walt from Philly said:
During my long police career it was my experience that most cops acted as a filter when it came to new ridiculous laws. Voluntary sexual intercourse ,no I knew went around arresting gay adults.
It is very disheartening to see street level cops dropping into lock step with out of control power hungry politicians.
Mike McDaniel said:
Dear Walt from Philly:
Exactly. Officers have many ways to avoid violating people’s rights by enforcing stupid laws, or politicians extra-legal desires. As you say, it’s disheartening to see so many officers failing to do the right thing. I wonder to what degree this is because so many agencies are lowering hiring standards?
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Scott Adams had an interesting observation about the effect the actions of the FBI and Justice Department are having on black voters. Right now, black voters are seeing the System attempt to railroad Trump on bogus charges. In other words, doing to Trump what they see law enforcement doing to blacks (whether their perception is valid or not).
In this sense, the Justice Department has made Donald Trump the third black president, and a sympathetic figure for the black population.
This can’t hurt his chances for re-election.
Mike McDaniel said:
The Democrat Party has taken Black Americans for granted–and for suckers–for decades. 2020 may be the year they wake up to the scam. If D/S/Cs don’t get at least 90% of the Black vote, they can’t win.
Well, this may be the year of hindsight.