A divided Country, illegal wiretaps. Political parties abusing power to negatively affect an opposing political party. Although, one may believe that I am referring to Watergate in 1972, as those were the principal illegal acts, I am not. I am referring to the 2016 election year, and that behavior being exhibited by the DNC, Hillary Clinton and, perhaps, Barack Obama.
In my opinion, the Memo released by Congress on Monday documents a gross abuse of power by the highest levels of Government, not seen since 1972. Warrants being justified via a document that the DNC and Hillary Clinton funded, then being used as “evidence” in a court and intentionally withholding evidence and facts when submitting the request for a warrant by then Director James Comey. According to the memo, he was aware that the DNC and Clinton had paid a foreign entity to create a document that was not, in reality, entirely factual. And yet, an American citizen was spied on. Due solely on a document provided by a paid foreign entity.
Regardless of what becomes of the memo, or a Democratic “rebuttal”, Americans should be in shock, and quite frankly, terrified of the abuses documented. And yet, CNN is trying to convince people that it is okay for the “federal government spying on a political campaign if there are “very real fears” about “something very suspicious going on” with the campaign.” (CNN’s Stelter: Spying On Trump Justified If There Is ‘Fear’ Of Something ‘Suspicious’)
There is nothing “okay” about using the justice system or intelligence agencies to illegally spy on American citizens. The Constitution of the United States of America, specifically prohibits unreasonable search and seizures. According to Cornell Law School, “Because electronic surveillance is a search under the Fourth Amendment, it is subject to the same warrant requirements as other searches. To obtain a warrant, the government must show probable cause to believe a search is justified, describe in particularity the conversation to be intercepted, and provide a specific time period for the surveillance, among other requirements.” (https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/electronic_surveillance)
With that said, the courts can only rule on the evidence that they receive. When crucial, pertinent facts are conveniently omitted (such as buying information from a foreign agent, paid for by the DNC, that is willing to do “anything” (“For example, in September 2016, Steele admitted to Ohr his feelings against then-candidate Trump when Steele said he “was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not, being president.” This clear evidence of Steele’s bias was recorded by Ohr at the time and subsequently in official FBI files – but not reflected in any of the Page FISA applications.” (Congressional Memo)) to prevent a political candidate from winning an election, can the court be held accountable for their decision? Probably not, however, secret courts, receiving secret evidence and making secret rulings, all against American citizens, should be as deeply concerning as the abuse of governmental power that appears to be blatantly obvious of the previous Administration, the DNC and the Clinton’s.
Equally concerning, is the fact that the DNC is willing to pay a foreign agent to influence the United States electoral process. Is that not what Mueller is supposed to be “investigating” now? Does it make a difference that it was a British intelligence agent trying to influence the election? To me, it does not.
Obviously, it is not important to CNN, MSNBC, NBC, Rachel Maddow, et. al.
But why? You have a political organization not just colluding with a foreign entity, but actually paying that entity to write a paper/dossier, who readily admitted that he was “desperate” for a particular candidate to not win election, and a Director of the FBI to take that paid for, unproven and un-fact-checked paper to a secret court, and to attest to its truthfulness, to get a warrant to spy on the candidate via a wiretap of an associate. How is that not identical to any attempts Russia made to influence an election? All of this after the boss of the FBI Director met with Bill Clinton during a supposed “investigation” into his wife. Did she have a stain on her dress when he left? Who knows.
To say that this entire election cycle was disturbing is an understatement – but, not for the reasons that CNN and MSNBC attempt to portray. No, it is frightening to know that political opponents, that helped try and prosecute a sitting President, would herself, do the same or worse, to attempt and buy an election. And even moreso that the majority of “news outlets” don’t just not report it, but actively try and justify it.
On a footnote, if I die mysteriously, it is not suicide.