Opinion

Worse Than Watergate

We are on the cusp of what is probably the biggest scandal in US history. The deep state has sought to undermine President Trump through a series of illegal leaks and secret judicial proceedings as spying has been exposed.

Even worse, their rationale for the surveillance of the Republican nominee for the president has proven to be entirely speculative and nakedly political. There is no proof whatsoever that the “emails and records of financial transactions” and later  “intercepts of phone conversations” actually exist.

That the Department of Justice put the Republican nominee for President of the United States under surveillance was essentially admitted in the mainstream media.

It is now confirmed that the Obama Justice Department went to the super secret FISA court in June and requested a secret warrant to monitor the communications or presidential candidate Donald J. Trump, yours truly, Paul J. Manafort with whom I have a long personal friendship and association and somebody named Carter Page who evidently attached himself to Trump campaign issue advisory group with a cast of hundreds. The FISA court rejected the request, which is interesting in view of the fact that 99% of the Government’s requests are approved.

The FISA court evidently approved the Obama DOJ request in October.

It is important to note that no “probable cause or evidence is required for the FISA warrant.” However, it is exceedingly unusual for the Justice Department to ask for a FISA warrant on a US Citizen.

James R. Clapper, former Director of National Intelligence, is dissembling when he says the man in Trump Tower and his campaign were not under surveillance. This is the same James Clapper who was caught lying to Congress about and had to backtrack  in order to avoid prosecution for perjury. Two Congressmen accused Clapper of perjury for telling a congressional committee in March 2013 that the NSA does not collect any type of data at all on millions of Americans. One US senator asked for his resignation, and a group of 26 senators complained about Clapper’s responses under questioning. Media observers have described Clapper as having lied under oath, having obstructed justice, and having given false testimony. Why should we believe him?

Hillary Clinton gave away the game when she tweeted days before the election that “computer scientists had learned that there was a server at Trump Tower that communicated with a Russian Bank,” a  false assertion that Hillary could only have learned from the intelligence agencies.

Barrack Obama also gave away the game in his statement that “he didn’t order” surveillance of Republican Presidential Nominee Donald J. Trump. This non-denial denial implicitly acknowledges that such surveillance took place.

While there has never been any proof or evidence that Nixon knew about or approved of the Watergate break-in in advance (indeed the claim by former Watergate conspirator Jeb Maguder late in his life claiming otherwise was a sudden reversal of his previous sworn testimony and his claims of over 30 years). Nixon still went down for it.

Nixon, unlike Obama, didn’t use government gumshoes to do his dirty work bore ultimate responsibility because his campaign aides broke into the DNC.

“The buck stops here” said our next-to-last anti-communist democratic President Harry S. Truman. Obama and his many minions, including former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey, must be held responsible for a naked attempt to utilize the federal investigative machinery and their well-oiled leak machine to destroy Donald Trump all on the basis of an entirely manufactured talking points from the Clinton campaign.

President Trump has called for a congressional Inquiry by the intelligence committees and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devon Nunez said last week that he and committee members had seen no hard evidence between Trump campaign aides and any representatives of the Russians. Brain-dead zombie Elijah Cummings who has maligned me in the past by claiming that I am in the service of the Russian state keeps repeating endlessly that hard evidence exists while producing none. A congressional inquiry will be highly politicized with Democrats seeking to disrupt the inexorable exposure of violations and abuse of power, which make the Watergate scandal pale in comparison.

President Trump’s address to Congress was so successful and well-received by the American people that the intelligence services leaked Senator Sessions’ perfectly legal and largely perfunctory contacts with the Russian ambassador. The resulting media frenzy took the wind out of the president’s post-speech sails and Sessions acted prematurely and recused himself from all things Russian. The president was reportedly unhappy with Sessions’ decision and the fact that he was not consulted. “Never back down and never apologize,” Trump once told me after Mitt Romney backtracked on some minor gaffe.

Perhaps the best course now would be for the president to order the release of the requests for a warrant that went to the FISA court in both June and October as well as all other government documents on this issue. At the same time Attorney General Sessions could appoint a Special Counsel to convene a grand jury to cross-examine James Clapper, Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter and former CIA Director John Brennan as well as Loretta Lynch, Hillary Clinton and President Barrack Obama himself.

We have established that there are no contacts between the Trump campaign and the Russian state. It is now only a matter of to getting to the bottom of who ordered the subversion of the Constitution and the spying on an American presidential candidate in order to derail his election and the Democratic process, precisely what Richard M. Nixon went down for.