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The Biggest Political Scandal Of Our Time

19/05/2020

WOW. The things we’ve seen this month I thought I’d never see.

We’re living through a hot culture war, kids, and the ‘bombshells’ are non-stop.

To begin with, it has been a bit of a dream this month for those following Spygate (to name but 1 scandal in the famously ‘scandal-free’ Obama administration).

What with Ric Grenell walking docs to the DOJ; Jensen finding Strzok and Priestap’s notes but not 302s; the pursuit of Flynnocence; the speed and extent of last-minute unmaskings yet curious absence of a Flynn unmasking; #O’Bidengate; and Ratcliffe’s ODNI nomination hearing, heh.

And that’s the ‘old’ news…There’s so much happening I can hear the swamp’s screams down under.

The Federalist: Obamagate’ isn’t a conspiracy theory, it’s the biggest political scandal of our time

On July 31, 2016, the FBI opened the Crossfire Hurricane counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign…

When former president Barack Obama told supporters last week that the Justice Department’s decision to drop the case against former White House National Security Adviser Mike Flynn is a “threat to the rule of law,” he was relying wholly on the fiction, willingly propagated for years by a pliant media, that the Russia-Trump collusion probe launched by his administration was lawful and legitimate.

But of course, it wasn’t. A string of recently released documents have confirmed that the entire Russia-Trump investigation, which eventually entrapped Flynn and forced then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself, was an unprecedented abuse of power that amounted to organized effort by the Obama administration to nullify the results of the 2016 presidential election. It was in effect an attempted coup.

Most Aussies are not up to speed with the unfolding story yet (let alone red-pilled) thanks to the unrelenting misdirection and lies of the MSM. I’ve touched on the plot and rolling coup before (and on other not unrelated insurance policies) in earlier posts here and here and here. 

What will we learn about Australia’s albeit small role?…Like others, I have SO many pent up questions but—patience, grasshopper.

Sara A Carter: Judiciary Crossfire Hurricane hearings will start next month

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-SC, announced Thursday that his committee will proceed with hearings on the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation starting in June, Graham said in a statement Thursday after President Donald Trump pressured him on Twitter earlier in the day….“To say we are living in unusual times is an understatement,” he explained. “We have the sitting president (Trump) accusing the former president (Obama) of being part of a treasonous conspiracy to undermine his presidency.  We have the former president suggesting the current president is destroying the rule of law by dismissing the General Flynn case. All of this is occurring during a major pandemic.”

In her podcast, Sara ruefully notes how FOUR YEARS OF THIS CRAP has passed since the first sources’ whispers of illegal spying against a political candidate. Presumably, those same people approached John Solomon at the time. I remember watching him explain years ago how worried they seemed that extraordinary clandestine tools were being abused and that the public would want them shut down if they found out. Which would be right in that particular instance of illegal surveillance, but also deprive the US of powerful tools to protect national security. Like Admiral Rogers and Flynn, it seems those who blew the whistle on FISA abuse etc. etc. are heroes.

Episode 36 of Common Sense with Rudi Giuliani featured part one of his interview with George PapaD. It’s enlightening and troubling, yet strangely encouraging given the Durham references. [If you want to hear an earlier interview unpacking the same themes, see Sara Carter’s podcast from 1 May]

For example, who knew our former ambassador to the UK, and his erstwhile spooky aide, have been interviewed ‘FOUR OR FIVE TIMES’ already by Prosecutor John Durham? George’s thoughts about Australia’s part in Spygate in his chat with Rudi G. are primarily from 29:00 to 59:13.  

I watched Rudi and PapaD part two last night, then Sky News’ Outsiders program disappointing treatment of the story this morning.

Sky anchor Rowan Dean had George P on but utterly wasted his opportunity for good questions or even summarise without confusing the entire audience and himself. He also repeated about three times what sounded like a lot like a legal disclaimer, just in other words. Sky also needs to up its production values and get rid of its poor show scripting and interview preparation, poor sets and poor vision-mixing etc.

As you see from Rudi’s line of questioning – Rowan is only just registering certain parts of this astonishing scandal now. It was also evident that Outsiders as a whole had poorly prepared for the opportunity to dig deep into Spygate and tailor smart questions around Australia’s interests.

For example, what about Kimberley Strassel of the Wall Street Journal who claimed Mr Downing reported the encounter to Elizabeth Dibble, ex-Clinton hire in London. Was that before or after cabling Oz? And why would he do that?

Why did Alexander Downing Esq. invite PapaD out for a G&T? What does George P think George M was doing? Who is George Mifsud? Where is he now? If he’s in the USA, has Durham subpoenaed him for questioning? What was Australia’s role on the Link campus? Why did an Aussie ambassador invite a bloke out for a drink and then dob him in for low-level third-hand gossip that was commonly circulating the world at the time? What is the Cyprus connection? When and to whom did he transmit this information/? How did his actions further Australia’s interests if they did not discuss Australia? If they did not discuss Australia, what was the point of asking him out for a G&T? 

Both Common Sense and Outsiders mentioned a long forgotten Australian PM and his new autobiography, which I haven’t read yet because I won’t pay for the displeasure. Back when James Comey, FBI released his ridiculous “A Higher Loyalty” cya novel, it was quickly dubbed A Higher Royalty. Well here is the same crap, so let’s call out the corrupt, egotistical BS for what it is, A Higher Toiletry. Try Andy McCarthy’s book, it’s better.

For me, the issue is not that the swamp is fighting back hard from its global redoubts, but that it appears more and more, as I’ve worried so long, that Australia (and other FE countries) really did have a hand in a disgraceful, possibly criminal conspiracy, with implications way beyond the two terms of P45. Democracies as good as theirs, let alone ours, will not last if this is what we get for our taxes and trust. (And ours is the worst of course, except for all the rest!)

Pretending Joe Biden Is FineKyle Smith from National Review makes the implications clear. 

Biden has been trying to achieve the presidency since 1988. Even in his best days, he was not a strong candidate. And he’s much weaker today.

Are Democrats just going to pretend that Biden didn’t look the other way while family members leveraged their connections to him to go into places like Ukraine and collect large pay checks? That Biden offers a coherent vision of where to take the country other than hokey, nostalgia and bromides? That he wouldn’t be, on the day he takes office, older than any chief executive has ever been on the last day of his presidency? That his unscripted speech isn’t rambling, nonsensical, and bizarre? That he isn’t already showing signs of incipient dementia, ten months before his term would even begin? That he doesn’t make Grandpa Simpson look like a sage?

I suggest this week’s O’Biden O’Basement O’Blunder at O’Breakfast Club, i.e. his ‘wise guy’ comment, was actually the last nail in his election hopes coffin. This will become more evident as time goes on. I wonder how long it will be before the DNC move on a replacement candidate. I’m predicting O’Biden survives a heart attack within three months but that it puts paid to his campaign.

FWIW, I also outlined my theory about Biden’s evident mental decline, on a Daily Wire comment thread last week. IMHO, he’s had a mild ischaemic stroke that has affected Wernicke’s area in his brain. It may have happened last year. This kind of damage or aphasia would allow for rapid, fluent, yet often meaningless speech, with very regular use of word substitution (y’know, the thing). Just a theory.

Oh, and this is weird but no theory, the DNC still hasn’t named Biden as their formal presidential nominee yet. I wonder why. /s

To end on a lighter note, here is a reminder of the dying days of the by-the-book swamp. Look at those faces. What a disgraceful mob.

And here is the back of Michael Knowles of The Daily Wire bravely breaching beach lockdown, after a nice cup of covfefe while reminding us it is better not to trade liberty for mere security.

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