WASHINGTON, March 22, 2018: Citing President Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan’s claim to MSNBC that the Russians “have had long experience with Mr. Trump and may have things they could expose.” The New York Times editorial board is following the corrupt and discredited deep-state narrative that Vladimir Putin is pulling President Trump’s strings. But is it really Obama-Russia collusion he is trying to obfuscate?
CIA Director John Brennan fuels media conspiracy theories
In its lead editorial Wednesday, titled “Why is Trump so Afraid of Russia?”, the Times said:
“The possibility that Mr. Putin could have some hold on the American president has lurked in the background over the past year as Mr. Trump displayed a mystifying affection for the Russian leader and ignored or excused his aggressive behavior and nefarious activities, most important, his interference in the 2016 campaign, a subject of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.”
John Brennan became a sudden and vociferous opponent of the Trump administration when the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility recommended that Attorney General Jeff Sessions fire FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
The cause for firing is leaking to the press and then lying about it to federal investigators.
Brennan took to Twitter to describe the deceitful McCabe as a mere “scapegoat,” saving his rhetorical wrath for President Trump.
“When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history… America will triumph over you.”
Brennan’s comments seemed a glaring overreaction to the firing of a departmental deputy official.
The price for lying to the FBI
As Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump/Russia investigation has taught us, those that lie to federal inquisitors usually flip on the target of a prosecutor’s investigation.
Case in point, Gen. Michael Flynn, George Papadopoulos and Alex Van Der Zwaan were compelled to cooperate with Mueller’s stream-of-consciousness investigation after they were charged with “lying to the FBI.”
Having been caught lying to the FBI, what will McCabe offer Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department regarding deep-state attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election?
Obama’s mic-drop Russia moment
It was just prior to the 2012 presidential election and President Obama was on a state visit to Seoul, South Korea. In meetings with then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, Obama was heard to say,
“This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.”
Obama did not know he was being recorded.
“I understand,” Medvedev told Obama, “I will transmit this information to [incoming Russian President] Vladimir [Putin].”
Did Obama telegraph his intention to abandon U.S. commitments to build missile defense systems in Eastern Europe in exchange for… what exactly?
We’ll get back to that later.
The Democratic Party lost a majority of state houses and governor’s mansions during Obama’s presidency. Because of that his reign would cost his party control of the House of Representatives and the United States Senate.
Heading into the presidential election of 2016, did Obama fear for what his legacy might be? Not for his takeover of American health care, but losing the Democratic Party’s hold on power in the White House?
A more plausible conspiracy theory:
- Like his weaponizing of the IRS to target Tea Party and conservative groups ahead of his 2012 re-election effort, did Obama also direct the FBI to predetermine the outcome of its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s illegal handling of State Department emails?
- Did these efforts extend to the Justice Department’s refusal to allow an independent grand jury to view evidence of Clinton’s malfeasance, thus preventing the handing down of indictments?
- Did Obama attempt to secure Clinton’s election include the use of the secret FISA court to sanction its “counter intelligence” operation against the Trump campaign?
We know former British spy Christopher Steele included in his anti-Trump dossier unsubstantiated allegations of Donald’s sexual escapades in Moscow. Information we now know Kremlin sources provided.
The Washington, D.C.-based opposition research firm Fusion GPS employed Steele. He compiled the dossier for $12 million paid by the Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
FBI presented that same dossier to the FISA court as probable cause to grant the Obama administration permission to spy on the GOP’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Opposition research on a whole other level
That FISA warrant sanctioned the weaponization of Obama’s deep-state agencies, creating the ultimate opposition research firm for the Democratic Party. A sectarian group that continues to provide selective leaks to fake news outlets such as the New York Times.
Let’s go back to Obama’s recorded 2012 negotiation with Kremlin goons in Seoul. Did Obama agree to dismantle Eastern European missile defenses insuring Putin’s election interference for a Democratic win four years later?
In the final analysis fired former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe may have answers to some of these questions.
And that may explain former CIA director John Brennan’s white-knuckle panic. McCabe’s information could go a long way in getting to the bottom Obama-Russia collusion.
Top images: CNN screen capture of President Obama and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev. CIA’s official portrait of John Brennan by U.S. government.