When It Doesn’t Add Up

One recalls former FBI Director James Comey pardoned—err, declined to prosecute—Hillary Clinton over her email shenanigans, back in July of 2016. It truly was a shock to see Mr. Comey make the case against Mrs. Clinton, reeling off various things she had done, undeniably criminal in nature, and in the very next moment declare that no reasonable prosecutor would prosecute her for such obviously criminal activity.

I remember thinking, at the time … There must be some reasonable prosecutor … somewhere! … who would pursue such a strong case against Hillary. In fact, I’d call it a slam dunk. This just doesn’t add up.

Since Mr. Comey cleared the way for Hillary to continue her ill-fated run for the presidency, we’ve learned more of the story, of the Deep State—in which James Comey was a key player—and their well-documented efforts to preserve and promote Hillary’s candidacy, while simultaneously harming Donald Trump’s.

One recalls, also, numerous accounts surfacing shortly after President Trump’s 2016 election victory, stories of alleged ‘collusion’ between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives to subvert the very election Mr. Trump had just won. Though largely attributed to ‘anonymous’ sources, the Liberal Media Complex promoted the story with abandon and glee, investing heavily in their own narrative.

I remember thinking, at the time … Something about this, the way the establishment Left uniformly promotes it, gives me pause. I can’t put my finger on it exactly, but this doesn’t add up. In fact, it stinks.

In the months since then, thanks to investigations by determined congressional Republicans (despite obstruction from congressional Democrats), as well as determined reporting by a few journalists (to the indifference of the Liberal Media Complex), we’ve learned that operatives in the Clinton campaign, the DNC and the Obama Administration concocted a false narrative of ‘Russian collusion’ in order to compromise, if not end outright, President Trump’s campaign and later his fledgling administration.

Now, in the days leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, we have another disturbing narrative, of bombs being sent to prominent Democrat politicians and other high-profile, outspoken liberals. Despite the gravity of the situation, and before the full story was even known, establishment politicians and liberal media cynically pounced to blame it all on President Trump. It is a disturbing indication of how polarized and dangerous our politics have become.

As I find myself thinking … Something about this just doesn’t add up. The timing alone, within two weeks of election day, is suspect. Add in the nature of the story—twelve oddly assembled explosive devices, none of which exploded to cause injury, and a suspected perpetrator who looks right-wing crazy enough to have come from central casting—along with the manner in which the story unfolded, as though tailor-made to give Democrats and the liberal media an advantageous narrative. 

Surely there is more to learn about this story’s origins and trajectory. Surely this is not some scripted, decrepit stunt. However, in view of the circumstances and past experience, many observers are skeptical.

Hard to blame them.

Obama’s Legacy of Corruption

Reporting and commentary on Barack Obama’s presidential legacy, and Donald Trump’s efforts to undo it, have focused, until now, on policy. However, President Obama’s most enduring legacy may have less to do with policy than with an apparatus and attitude of corruption that, under his stewardship, infiltrated our federal government.

Members of President Obama’s senior staff, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James Comey, CIA Director John Brennan, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, among others, are implicated in the illegal use of the government’s legal and national security apparatus to protect the 2016 candidacy of Hillary Clinton and sabotage the candidacy, and presidency, of Donald Trump. This is impropriety of the highest order — and that’s putting it mildly.

A flow of damning information, leaked or otherwise, is now beyond stoppage. The year-old investigation into ‘Russian collusion’ by Special Counsel Robert Mueller is increasingly tainted with partisan overreach. Hypocrisy among the Liberal Media Complex reaches heights of self-parody. And the so-called ‘deep state’ is in a state of deep panic. President Trump has appropriately called for a full-on investigation, which may require a second special counsel to root out improprieties and illegalities that are legion.

In all of this, a line of inquiry difficult to avoid: What did President Obama know? And when did he know it?

We asked this some months ago. Establishment politicians are now doing so in polite circles. The Liberal Media Complex continues to ignore and deflect, having been part of the scam from the jump. But the deeper one digs, the more a trail of corruption leads to Mr. ‘No-Drama’ Obama himself. It will not go away until Barack Obama’s deepening legacy of corruption is fully exposed, acknowledged and dealt with.

Why Comey Had to Go … And How the Fallout Fits a Pattern

Let us begin with the obvious. Former FBI Director James Comey needed to be fired. President Trump did this nation and the FBI a favor by sacking Mr. Comey earlier this week. One regret is that it did not occur sooner.

Last year, in a July press conference, Mr. Comey  detailed elements of criminal behavior in Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified material, making a criminal prosecution seem imminent; then, in the same press conference, he stunned by declaring that no such prosecution would occur. Merely holding that press conference was inappropriate, since the FBI, as a matter of long-standing policy, does not publicly announce that criminal investigations are taking place, much less completed; and the Attorney General and Justice Department, not the FBI Director, determine whether to pursue criminal prosecution.

Details emerged about what a sham Mr. Comey’s purported investigation of Mrs. Clinton had been — conducted without a grand jury, subpoenas or search warrants, and cutting inappropriate immunity deals. In a matter where America’s national security was gravely compromised by Mrs. Clinton, her staff, and perhaps others within the Obama Administration, Mr. Comey botched it, in a manner both unprofessional and reeking of political influence.

Matters got worse for James Comey. He continued to act in bizarre and inappropriate ways regarding Hillary Clinton’s email imbroglio. He provided recurring  congressional testimony that cast doubt on his judgement. He upset Democrats, Republicans and career FBI employees — constituencies that he needed. He showed himself to be incompetent and compromised in his ability to lead such an important institution as the FBI.

A parallel and compelling aspect of this drama is the politicized response to Mr. Comey’s dismissal. Democrats and their lib-media allies are going bonkers; Republicans and those on the right seem generally, though not universally, pleased. The Liberal Media Complex openly thirsts for a special prosecutor to investigate the Comey firing and Russia’s purported ‘collusion’ in the 2016 elections, as a whisper campaign of impeachment bubbles up from the DC swamp.

Mr. Comey’s ouster was long overdue. Under new leadership (assuming congressional Democrats don’t block Mr. Trump’s pending nominee) the FBI may soon re-establish its tarnished credibility. But the liberal establishment — lib-media, Democrat party and assorted DC swamp-dwellers — may never recover from the withering defeat and utter humiliation they suffered in 2016, at the hands of Donald Trump. They’re out to vindicate themselves and to restore their own warped sense of honor and entitlement. They have ridden their ‘Russian collusion’ narrative so long and hard it has become a dead horse … yet, one they will not stop beating.