Understanding the Mess in DC
If you thought the growing scandals in the federal government were confusing, just wait. As they say, “You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet”. It’s just the beginning.
Among the first indications that something was very wrong occurred on September 11, 2012, when our facility in Benghazi, Libya came under attack and four US citizens, including our ambassador, were brutally murdered. The entire Obama administration rallied behind the lie that an obscure, low budget video was the cause of a “spontaneous demonstration” that went bad.
“Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”
— From Sir Walter Scott’s Marmion
It was clear almost immediately that the event was, in fact, a organized terrorist attack, and that the Obama administration – led by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the President himself – did nothing either to prevent the attack or to protect the Americans who were caught in the middle of it. On the days that followed, the administration doubled down on the lie and only admitted that the attack was actually a well-planned terrorist operation weeks later.
Then there was the Uranium One scandal, in which the Obama administration enabled a business deal that allowed the Russian nuclear agency Rosatom to buy into a Canadian uranium mining company, Uranium One, which has assets in the United States. In 2010, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission told Congress that no uranium purchased by the Russian company could be exported from the U. S..Deep in the controversy about the sale was the involvement of Secretary of State Clinton to facilitate the deal, and a large concurrent donation to the Clinton Foundation from Russia.
Senator Chuck Grassley (R – IA) said about the deal, “It now appears that despite pledges to the contrary, U.S. uranium made its way overseas as a part of the Uranium One deal . . . . What’s more disturbing, those transactions were apparently made possible by various Obama Administration agencies while the Democrat-controlled Congress turned a blind eye.”
And it gets worse. According to government sources, the uranium made its way through Canada onto Chinese ships in Vancouver and on to North Korea, to be used in its nuclear program.
These unresolved scandals from the Obama era have led to the current climate in which the number of scandals in the federal government are proliferating rapidly. In his presidential campaign, Donald Trump vowed to “drain the swamp”, and we are now beginning to see the first results of this promise.
E.W. (William) Priestap, Assistant Director of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division in Washington, told the told the Senate Intelligence Committee in June 2017 that the Russians “used fake news and propaganda and they also used online amplifiers to spread the information to as many people as possible.”
Since then, many of the people around Priestap have resigned or have been removed from their positions, including the following: FBI Director James Comey was fired; Asst. FBI Director Andrew “Andy” McCabe was removed; FBI Chief Legal Counsel James Baker was removed; FBI Attorney Lisa Page was removed; FBI Agent Peter Strzok was demoted; FBI Special Agent and Chief of Staff James Rybicki resigned.
So why is Priestap still in his office? Confidential sources report that he is now about to turn state’s evidence and will reveal the names of 27 people who were involved in the high level corruption that has led to the frenzied investigation of President Trump’s so-called collusion with Russia.
What we already know is that the phony “dossier” cooked up by Sydney Blumenthal and Cody Shearer was intended to bring the President down. It not only failed, but was proven to be a fraud almost from the moment it was released and attributed to Christopher Steele. Then the names of its real authors became known, as did the links from the Obama State Department leading directly from Blumenthal to William Winer, a former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of State for international law enforcement and a former special envoy to Libya, and from him to Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland, and finally right up to then-Secretary of State John Kerry himself.
Other people who are also coming under scrutiny are Peter Strzok, Deputy Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence Division; Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein; and even Special Counsel Robert Mueller, among a long list of others. Also included on this list are John Brennan, head of the CIA, and James Clapper, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, both under Obama, who are also suspected of being involved in the plot to discredit candidate Trump.
The tangled web continues to grow more intricate every day. And the people who have been involved in the corruption that has infected Washington are starting to drop like flies. As the news continues to roll in, with new revelations every day, the weeks ahead should be interesting, to say the least. This scandal is so huge, that it is not likely to be resolved any time soon and the landscape in Washington is likely to change dramatically. Stay tuned.
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