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Thursday, May 28, 2020

No Legitimate Predication

The Democrats trained hamsters in the mainstream media are all atwitter (pun intended) over Donald Trump's latest silliness—an unsubstantiated and debunked accusation that one of their hamster's—MSNBC's Joe Scarborough—might have killed an female visitor to his Congressional office many years ago. Trump's tweet and underlying accusations are nonsense, but then again, so are Scarborough's unrepentant allegations that Trump is a Russian puppet guilty of treason or that the president is "unstable" or "insane." But for the media, it's just another in a long line of "news stories" that signify nothing.

But there is a hard news story that makes the hamsters really, really uncomfortable, and covering Scarborough-like stories allows them to downplay or ignore it. It's the one that directly connects the Obama-era FBI via written documents and first person testimony to an effort to spy on and destabilize the 2016 Trump presidential campaign. That scandal is big enough, but it pales in comparison to the continuing effort by the FBI and intelligence agencies to conduct a "soft coup" once Trump was elected.

Kevin Brock reports:
Late last week the FBI document that started the Trump-Russia collusion fiasco was publicly released. It hasn’t received a lot of attention but it should, because not too long from now this document likely will be blown up and placed on an easel as Exhibit A in a federal courtroom.

The prosecutor, U.S. Attorney John Durham, will rightly point out that the document that spawned three years of political misery fails to articulate a single justifiable reason for starting the “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation.  

Those of us who have speculated there was insufficient cause for beginning the investigation could not have imagined the actual opening document was this feeble. It is as if it were written by someone who had no experience as an FBI agent.

Keep in mind the FBI cannot begin to investigate anyone, especially a U.S. citizen or entity, without first creating a document that lists the reasonably suspicious factors that would legally justify the investigation. That’s FBI 101, taught Day 1 at the FBI Academy at Quantico, Va.

To the untrained eye, the FBI document that launched Crossfire Hurricane can be confusing, and it may be difficult to discern how it might be inadequate. To the trained eye, however, it is a train wreck. There are a number of reasons why it is so bad. 
Brock goes on to deconstruct the document, noting all of the problems with it, including the fact that it was authored, directed to, and approved by one man—the infamous Peter Strzok. The names of those who were cc'd have been redacted. One has to wonder why.

After a lengthy and detailed discussion of the document (a smoking gun?), Brock summarizes:
... the nation was left with an investigation of a presidential campaign that had no legitimate predication; that spawned a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act intercept of a U.S. citizen that had no legitimate predication; that resulted in a confrontation with a new administration’s national security adviser that had no legitimate predication; and, finally, that led to an expensive special counsel investigation that had no legitimate predication. No pattern-recognition software needed here.

Hopefully, Exhibit A will be displayed in a federal courtroom soon. The rule of law, upon which the FBI rests its very purpose and being, was callously discarded by weak leaders who sought higher loyalty to their personal agendas, egos, biases and politics. Accountability is demanded by the American people. Let’s pray we see some.
The Democrat's trained hamsters in the media are trying mightily to ensure that we see none of it. Given the COVID-19 travesty that they are responsible for gleefully promoting, it's likely that the greatest scandal in U.S. political history may become a footnote, rather than a call for reform.