Obamagate Is Not A Conspiracy Theory

Obamagate Is Not A Conspiracy Theory

Authored by David Harsanyi via The National Review,

Those sharing #Obamagate hashtags on Twitter would do best to avoid the hysterics we saw from Russian-collusion believers, but they have no reason to ignore the mounting evidence that suggests the Obama administration engaged in serious corruption.

Democrats and their allies, who like to pretend that President Obama’s only scandalous act was wearing a tan suit, are going spend the next few months gaslighting the public by focusing on the most feverish accusations against Obama. But the fact is that we already have more compelling evidence that the Obama administration engaged in misconduct than we ever did for opening the Russian-collusion investigation.

It is not conspiracy-mongering to note that the investigation into Trump was predicated on an opposition-research document filled with fabulism and, most likely, Russian disinformation. We know the DOJ withheld contradictory evidence when it began spying on those in Trump’s orbit. We have proof that many of the relevant FISA-warrant applications — almost every one of them, actually — were based on “fabricated” evidence or riddled with errors. We know that members of the Obama administration, who had no genuine role in counterintelligence operations, repeatedly unmasked Trump’s allies. And we now know that, despite a dearth of evidence, the FBI railroaded Michael Flynn into a guilty plea so it could keep the investigation going.

What’s more, the larger context only makes all of these facts more damning. By 2016, the Obama administration’s intelligence community had normalized domestic spying. Obama’s director of national intelligence, James Clapper, famously lied about snooping on American citizens to Congress. His CIA director, John Brennan, oversaw an agency that felt comfortable spying on the Senate, with at least five of his underlings breaking into congressional computer files. His attorney general, Eric Holder, invoked the Espionage Act to spy on a Fox News journalist, shopping his case to three judges until he found one who let him name the reporter as a co-conspirator. The Obama administration also spied on Associated Press reporters, which the news organization called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion.” And though it’s been long forgotten, Obama officials were caught monitoring the conversations of members of Congress who opposed the Iran nuclear deal.

What makes anyone believe these people wouldn’t create a pretext to spy on the opposition party?

If anyone does, they shouldn’t, because on top of everything else, we know that Barack Obama was keenly interested in the Russian-collusion investigation’s progress.

In her very last hour in office, national-security adviser Susan Rice wrote a self-preserving email to herself, noting that she’d attended a meeting with the president, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, FBI director James Comey, and Vice President Joe Biden in which Obama stressed that everything in the investigation should proceed “by the book.”

Did high-ranking Obama-administration officials not always conduct such investigations “by the book”? It is curious that they would need to be specifically instructed to do so. It is also curious that the outgoing national-security adviser, 15 minutes after Trump had been sworn in as president, would need to mention this meeting.

None of this means that Obama committed some specific crime; he almost assuredly did not. In a healthy media environment, though, the mounting evidence of wrongdoing would spark an outpouring of journalistic curiosity.

“But,” you might ask, “why does it matter, anymore?”

Well, for one thing, many of the same characters central to all this apparent malfeasance now want to retake power in Washington. Biden is the Democratic Party’s presumptive presidential nominee, he’s running as the heir to Obama’s legacy, and he was at that meeting with Rice. He had denied even knowing anything about the FBI investigation into Flynn before being forced to correct himself after ABC’s George Stephanopoulos pointed out that he was mentioned in Rice’s email. It’s completely legitimate to wonder what he knew about the investigation.

Skeptics like to point out that the Obama administration had no motive to engage in abuse, because Democrats were sure they were going to win. Richard Nixon won 49 states in 1972. His cronies had no need to break into the DNC’s offices and touch off Watergate. But as the FBI agents involved in the case noted, they wanted to have an “insurance policy” if the unthinkable happened.

In 2016, the unthinkable did happen, and we’re still dealing with the fallout four years later. We don’t know where this scandal will end up, but one doesn’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to wonder.

via zerohedge

12 comments

  1. Obamotherfucker and Bidumbass are as guilty as sin. These two motherfuckers need to be sent to the butt fuck motel for 20 years.

  2. Time and taxpayers money should not be wasted. All of Obama’s friends to include him, and his conspirators should all seat next to each other and answer to congress and the American people. One big court date with all recieving same sentence. Let’s not forget Eric Holder, and Hillary. Fast and Furious, and Benghazi/ Uranium One and others.

  3. If we don’t, collectively, together with current leadership under Trump and the White Hats take a stand NOW we will be taken over by the black hats; Tyrannical opposition. are you a Patriot? mount up; consider
    your nearest militia.

  4. There is so much proof of bo & hilary treasonous crimes in the past 11 years that both with all their #1 supporting cronies should have been executed last year ! Still all these treasonous dems are free to spew their hatred & conspire more crimes against U.S. Citizens Constitutional Freedom & Rights that create the far left socialistic, commie, islamic wannabe dictatorship that bo failed in his 8 years of treason ! The bo & hilary created coup in the past 3 years to destroy our POTUS Trump is treason #1 that commands justice !

  5. I don’t agree that Obama assuredly did not commit actual crimes. Iran could be treason if you connect the right dots; but I grant that is a stretch. The Clinton email dismissal is a SLAM-DUNK. Bill gets on Loretta Lynch’s plane; Loretta tells Comey to make it go away. Does anyone over age of 6 think she had the balls to do this on her own? Obama hated Hillary; but Trump more. Blocking the prosecution of a party ally who had OVER 110 violations of the Espionage Act is obstruction of justice at a Galactic Level! As the first Black President he dared everyone to try and take him down every time he crossed a line; because we would be RACIST!!!

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