In the now distant days of the Watergate scandal, then President Richard Nixon found himself in the crosshairs of congressional investigators and a Special Prosecutor. The query driving media hounds and establishment politicians was … What did the President know, and when did he know it? Only upon answering that did investigators in the government and the news media find time to rest.
Americans are going to hear, in coming days, of a more recent abuse of power, occurring at high levels of government, including the FBI and U.S. Justice Department. We are likely to learn that such abuses involved coordinated, highly inappropriate and most likely illegal efforts by federal law enforcement and intelligence officials to spy on and subvert Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy, his transition to power once elected, and his fledgling administration as it struggled to get its bearings. Such revelations — suspected for some time and on the verge of confirmation pending the release of a memorandum now with the U.S. Congress — portend national embarrassment and political corruption on a scale unprecedented and unparalleled.
Among other things, we are likely to learn not only that Donald Trump was a target, but that Hillary Clinton was an intended beneficiary of massive abuses of governmental power. Mrs. Clinton’s shenanigans, if brought fully to light, could make Richard Nixon, the left’s poster-boy for presidential corruption, look like a neophyte.
Moreover, the trail of corruption being unearthed may go beyond our law enforcement and intelligence communities, to constitute collusion of such magnitude that, indeed, one cannot imagine it occurring without a then sitting President having known of it. And if he knew of it, did he not condone it? This could lead to the very top, to the Oval Office of Barack Obama and the unavoidable query … What did the President know, and when did he know it?Follow @PolitiQuick