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Friday, May 25, 2018

Whatcha Gonna Do About it?

Mark Steyn does an in-depth analysis of the Crossfire Hurricane (a.k.a "Spygate") scandal that reads like a spy novel (read the whole thing). Yeah, I know, the Democrats and their trained hamsters in the media have spent days trying to redefine what a "spy" is, so they can argue that any claim of "spying" by our intelligence agencies is inaccurate. They're terrified that this will be traced back to the golden era of the Obama administration and tarnish what they and they alone characterize as a "scandal free" administration.

Using a winning strategy buried deep in the Benghazi and IRS scandal playbooks, the Dems are working feverishly to obfuscate and stonewall. Led by Chuck Schumer and Adam Schiff—the tweedle dee and tweedle dum of sanctimonious dishonesty, they're viciously attacking those who are trying to understand what happened and scrambling to do anything to misdirect the public's attention. Innocuous meetings that focused on digging dirt on Hillary Clinton have been twisted into "Russian collusion" and worse, used to justify FBI/CIA spying (that word again) on an opposition opponent. Ironically, unproven dirt on Trump, paid for by Clinton and the DNC has become the Dem's gold standard.

But the truly shocking thing is that not a single prominent Democrat politician has expressed alarm that our intelligence agencies may have been used for partisan purposes. Not one.

Kim Strassel, a dogged journalist who has followed this breaking scandal from the beginning, writes:
Democrats and their media allies are again shouting “constitutional crisis,” this time claiming President Trump has waded too far into the Russia investigation. The howls are a diversion from the actual crisis: the Justice Department’s unprecedented contempt for duly elected representatives, and the lasting harm it is doing to law enforcement and to the department’s relationship with Congress.

The conceit of those claiming Mr. Trump has crossed some line in ordering the Justice Department to comply with oversight is that “investigators” are beyond question. We are meant to take them at their word that they did everything appropriately. Never mind that the revelations of warrants and spies and dirty dossiers and biased text messages already show otherwise.

We are told that Mr. Trump cannot be allowed to have any say over the Justice Department’s actions, since this might make him privy to sensitive details about an investigation into himself. We are also told that Congress—a separate branch of government, a primary duty of which is oversight—cannot be allowed to access Justice Department material. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes can’t be trusted to view classified information—something every intelligence chairman has done—since he might blow a source or method, or tip off the president.

Kurt Schlichter
adds his acerbic commentary:
Think about this – a significant portion of our country, including a majority of its elite, thinks that it’s A-OK for a Democrat administration to spy on a Republican candidate. Think hard about that. And think about whether or not we can ever put the pieces of our shattered republic back together again if we can’t even agree that using government power against our political enemies is a bad thing.

But the terrifying truth is that liberals and their Never Trump enablers actually think this kind of tyranny is a good thing. You see, they think Normal Americans are so transcendently awful (and, even more importantly, that the elite’s power so precious) that all is fair in order to stifle their opponents’ collective voice.
But back to Mark Steyn. He notes that Brennan, Clapper, Comey, McCabe, and Strzok are now in full protective mode. They were caught doing dirty stuff, so now they must double down on their lies. He writes:
... They took tools designed to combat America's foreign enemies and used them against their own citizens and their political opposition. It was an intentional subversion of the electoral process conducted at the highest level by agencies with almost unlimited power. And, if they get away with it, they will do it again, and again and again. That's what Brennan's telling us on Twitter, and Clapper on "The View":

Yeah? So what? Whatcha gonna do about it?

Good question.
If the Dems, their trained hamsters in the media, denizens of the deep state, and even a few GOP #NeverTrumpers have their way, nothing will be done about it.

The Dems have decided that Hillary Clinton didn't lose, that instead, a deep conspiracy involving the Russians and Donald Trump allowed Trump to win. That blue states like PA or MI, or WS were swayed by the Russkies. There's no evidence whatsoever to support that fantastical thinking, but that doesn't seem to matter. The Dems purposely and cynically conflate Russian mischief in social media with "Russian collusion" with the Trump campaign. Now it seems that conflating those two issues allowed the Obama administration to weaponize intelligence agencies in some bizarre attempt to harm Trump before and then after the election.

That's a MAJOR scandal. It's not surprising that the Dems are scared.