Obama is panicking
After seeming years of silence, and plenty of billionaire vacays, President Obama is on the warpath. Here's what the Washington Post is reporting:
Former president Barack Obama shared deep worries Friday about the Justice Department’s decision to drop its prosecution of ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn, telling old aides on a call that “our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk,” according to a recording obtained by Yahoo News and confirmed by an Obama spokesperson.
Obama also appeared to slam the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic as an “absolute chaotic disaster,” offering the sort of blistering criticisms he has rarely aired in public. Obama said shortly before President Trump took office that he would only weigh in on his successor’s actions when he believes “our core values may be at stake.”
Obama was speaking to something called the "Obama Alumni Association," a real nod to the faculty lounge, but in reality, a likely flying monkey corps waiting for activation, the leaked phone call just the first step.
The New York Times, citing leaks, called Obama "deeply angered."
And if so, that's not surprising. A huge Obama White House effort to spy on a political opponent and prevent him from serving in public office is slowly being exposed.
So the ridiculous carp about President Trump's coronavirus crisis leadership being 'absolute chaos' is nonsense, a naked bid to knock down President Trump.
And his Flynn complaint is complete nonsense. The Flynn prosecution was dropped because of naked prosecutorial misconduct. Prosecutors do that because they know their cases aren't going to win.
Rule of law? Since when does prosecutorial misconduct of the worst kind merit not dropping a tainted case? Bad cases based on this reason are thrown out all the time, (just ask former California prosecutor Kamala Harris, whose cases stand to be thrown out wholesale based on prosecutorial misconduct). Anybody who's going to prosecute others has got to be damn clean or the system loses credibility. For Obama to 'warn' about rule of law, as if that were something he ever cared about before this, is disingenuous. It's also projecting, a typical passive-aggressive Obama maneuver to say the least. That Obama arranged for this leak, under cover of 'private conversation' is simply a joke.
Obama, actually, is panicking.
The release of congressional interview transcripts, the declassification of some elements of the DoJ Inspector General investigation, and the news of the FISA warrant abuses on Carter Page, as well as the railroading of Gen. Michael Flynn, pretty well tell a story of Obama being the big power behind all of these legal abuses. That would explain Obama's sudden fascination with 'rule of law' as a shield to cover his own lawless acts, and the emerging revelation that he himself was the ringleader of all the bids to take down President Trump, using the power of the government itself.
Sundance over at Conservative Treehouse has a very deep dive (it took me an hour to read it, but it never got boring) into the roots of Obama's rage and why he's running scared and starting to fight back. It begins:
On March 9, 2016, oversight personnel doing a review of FBI system access were alerted to thousands of unauthorized search queries of specific U.S. persons within the NSA database.
NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers was made aware.
Subsequently NSA Director Rogers initiated a full compliance review of the system to identify who was doing the searches; & what searches were being conducted.
On April 18, 2016, following the preliminary audit results, Director Rogers shut down all FBI contractor access to the database after he learned FISA-702 “about”(17) and “to/from”(16) search queries were being done without authorization. Thus begins the first discovery of a much bigger background story.
Once that access was taken away, the unmaskings from the inside began, and as soon as those were found to be all using the same identifiers, with 85% noncompliant with existing standards, according to a judicial report, the Obamatons then turned to the Steele dossier, which they all knew was fake, but also knew was useful as as a means of getting the intelligence and law enforcement agencies involved and engaging in real spying on Americans, taking down Trump operatives one by one.
Sundance has precise plot point dated meetings that happened after every measure to shut down the Obama use of the government apparat for domestic political purposes went into effect - visits by Fusion GPS to the White House, the contractors who seem to have been involved in the spying on Sharyl Attkisson's computer. After that, the activation of human sources to target Trump officials, and the whole thing is absolutely outrageous. Better still, Mike Rogers, the NSA chief cited above, has been doing a lot of talking to John Durham, the investigator appointed to sort this thing out with real prosecutorial powers.
It's a major threat to the Obama edifice, and it's significant that Obama got word out about his rage through the phone meeting with the "Obama alumni," and not some reporter or think tank or political pal. The flying monkeys are the ones most likely to be prosecuted for real rule of law violations, so Obama's phone call was a rallying cry to throw the shade on Trump instead - tossing in a lie-repeated-a-thousand-times about supposed Trumpian chaos on coronavirus. So much for rule of law.
Read the whole Sundance thing here, it's long but worth it.
The walls are closing in. The whole story leaves little doubt that the Obama cries of fury are about to get louder.
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