by Stephen Lendman
Led by undemocratic Dems and media scoundrels, long knives tried preventing Trump’s election by devious means - now trying to oust him from office for the wrong reasons.
No US president was ever removed from office by impeachment. John Adams once said it would take a national convulsion to do it.
Impeachment and conviction require proving “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” It’s never been done. Only two presidents were impeached, neither convicted and removed from office.
Will Trump break precedent - for the wrong reasons, not the right ones? Russiagate is an unconstitutional witch hunt endangering the republic.
Paul Craig Roberts calls it “a dagger aimed at the heart of American governmental institutions,” an anti-Trump conspiracy, involving high-level undemocratic Dems, DOJ and FBI officials, supported by media scoundrels.
High-level FBI official on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team Peter Strzok was removed from the investigation because of anti-Trump text messages with bureau lawyer Lisa Page, his mistress.
A Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee report indicated they gave Obama regular updates into FBI investigative work on Hillary’s email scandal - for sure the Russiagate probe as well.
The report revealed text messages between Strzok and Page discussed “ ‘protect(ing) the country from the menace’ of Trump ‘enablers,’ and the possibility of an ‘insurance policy’ against the ‘risk’ of a Trump presidency.”
Other text messages between them discussed “Attorney General Loretta Lynch knowing that Secretary Clinton would not face charges before the FBI had interviewed Secretary Clinton and before her announcement that she would accept Director Comey’s prosecution decision.”
He failed to hold her accountable for wrongdoing, passing it off as “extreme carelessness,” a major dereliction of duty, arguably a criminal offense.
Obama wanted to “know everything” about the FBI Hillary investigation, the Senate report said. He lied saying “I do not talk to the Attorney General about pending investigations,” adding:
“I do not talk to the FBI directors about pending investigations. We have a strict line, and always have maintained it.”
Strzok and Page were heavily involved in the Russiagate witch hunt probe, Obama kept informed.
Comey lied to Congress under oath, claiming he didn’t consult with the DOJ or White House about the Hillary probe, based on text messages between Strzok and Page.
The Senate report “raise(d) additional questions about the type and extent of President Obama’s personal involvement in the Clinton email scandal and the FBI investigation of it,” along with the Russiagate probe.
Questions remain unanswered, including “whether, and the extent to which, any personal animus and/or political bias influenced the FBI’s investigation,” along with the “extent to which, the Obama Department of Justice or White House influenced the FBI’s investigation and…whether, and the extent to which, any personal animus and/or political bias influenced the FBI’s actions with respect to President Trump.”
Clearly long knives aim to remove him from office by impeachment or more sinister means.
The fate of the republic hangs in the balance if he’s wrongfully ousted by coup d’etat masquerading as just cause.
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