WASHINGTON, March 19, 2018: “We’re going to win so much,” said Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, “you’re going to be so sick and tired of winning.” For the cabal of the deep state, truer words were never said. The CIA, NSA and FBI are tiring over all the Presidential Winning. And Senator Rand Paul is speaking out.
With the job market exploding, the GOP tax cuts increasing take-home pay (those Nancy Peolosi crumbs), and the strict-constructionist majority on the U.S. Supreme Court likely to expand as a certain liberal octogenarian nears her expiration date, President Trump’s “winning” is only making his enemies “sick and tired.”
Deep state depression
But no one is more tired of Trump’s winning streak than the members of America’s un-elected, secret government. The deep state. The CIA, NSA and FBI. The folks who violate your Fourth Amendment protection against “unreasonable searches and seizures” daily.
The firing of corrupt deep state operative and former Deputy Director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, has shocked current and former members of America’s secret intelligence state.
President Obama’s CIA director, John Brennan, attacked President Trump for McCabe’s firing, calling the president a “disgraced demagogue” while describing McCabe as a “scapegoat.”
Despite the fact McCabe’s firing came after an FBI protocol found him guilty of the first FBI Commandment; Though shall not lie. And the second: though shall not leak to the media.
The FBI takes “Candor” seriously
In his remarks, Attorney Jeff Sessions says of the firing of McCabe:
The FBI takes telling the truth extremely seriously: “lack of candor” from employees is a fireable offense—and people are fired for it. Moreover, it doesn’t take an outright lie to be dismissed. In one case, the bureau fired an agent after he initially gave an ambiguous statement to investigators as to how many times he had picked up his daughter from daycare in an FBI vehicle. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled against the agent when he appealed, finding that “lack of candor is established by showing that the FBI agent did not ‘respond fully and truthfully’ to the questions he was asked.”
A libertarian defends individual liberty
GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky was quick to respond in a tweet:
“The man [Brennan] had the power to search every American’s records without a warrant. What’s disgraceful is attacking the Bill of Rights and the freedom of every American.”
Sen. Paul and Brennan have tussled before. In 2014, Paul was part of a bipartisan group of fellow senators who, once the CIA was caught spying on members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, did demand that President Obama fire Brennan.
Then-Director Brennan denied the charge, until an Inspector General report proved him a liar.
Brennan attempted to smooth things over with a simple apology.
In an email statement to the press, Paul said:
“It is illegal for the CIA to spy on Americans and an affront to our Republic to spy on the Senate. Brennan told the American people that the CIA did not spy on the Senate but now he admits that they did. Brennan should dismiss those responsible for breaking the law and be relieved of his post.”
Of course, nothing was done.
The lying lies of a liar
Last May, Brennan testified before the House Intelligence Committee regarding the charge that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to deny Hillary Clinton the presidency:
“I know what the Russians try to do. They try to suborn individuals. And they try to get individuals, including U.S. persons, to act on their behalf, either wittingly or unwittingly… I had unresolved questions in my mind as to whether or not the Russians had been successful in getting U.S. persons – involved in the [Trump] campaign or not – to work on their behalf, again, either in a witting or unwitting fashion. And so, therefore, I felt as though the FBI investigation was certainly well founded and needed to look into those issues.”
That FBI counterintelligence operation, we now know, moves forever forward on the questionable allegations made in the anti-Trump dossier by former British spy Christopher Steele.
When a federal grand jury, under the direction of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, handed down an indictment against 13 Russians and 3 companies, Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told the press:
“Now, there is no allegation in this indictment that any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity. There is no allegation in the indictment that the charged conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 [presidential] election.”
And so, John Brenan has proven a liar yet again.
Clumsy as they are, these lies are meant to legitimize the undermining of our unalienable rights.
Rights in the Bill of Rights. That undermining those rights, they insist, is for our safety.
Getting back to Sen. Rand Paul, during the first GOP presidential debate in August of 2015, Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey (a former U.S. Attorney under President George W. Bush) objected to Paul’s attack on the government’s infringement of the Fourth Amendment under the 2001 Patriot Act.
A fat-headed authoritarian
“I will make no apologies, ever, for protecting the lives and the safety of the American people,” said Gov. Christie. “We have to give more tools to our [deep state] folks to be able to do that, not fewer, and then trust those people and oversee them to do it the right way.”
“I want to collect more records from terrorists but less records from innocent Americans. The Fourth Amendment was what we fought the Revolution over. John Adams said it was the spark that led to our war for independence. And I’m proud of standing for the Bill of Rights. And I will continue to stand for the Bill of Rights.”
What John Brennan and Chris Christie fail to grasp is that America was founded on the basic principle of distrust. We should no more trust secret or even democratic government with extra-constitutional powers to safeguard our lives than trust a professional thief to safeguard our wallets.
This is precisely why our Bill of Rights is so decidedly undemocratic. It prevents the political majority and their elected representatives from infringing on individual liberty.
That is why the First Amendment begins with the five most beautiful words in the English language: “Congress shall make no law…”
Chris Christie believes the tears of 9/11 widows trumps our Fourth Amendment right in the same way our Second Amendment right to bear arms must give way to the tearful demands of high school students for stricter gun control in the wake of the Parkland massacre.
Their tears do not wash away our unalienable rights than do deep state lies by the likes of John Brennan and his discredited FBI friend Andrew McCabe.
Break out the chains
“In questions of powers, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
Top images: CIA flag with official U.S. government portraits of CIA Director John Brennan (left) and Sen. Rand Paul.