* Let’s start with the asterisk. You can lead a liberal to the truth, but you can’t make them believe it. Therefore, Mollie Hemingway’s admirable distillation of what we know about how the Obama administration targeted President Trump will not change many minds on the far left.
But there may be independent voters who still have open minds, and it is vital to get the information contained in Hemingway’s new article at the Federalist into their hands. The article (“Obama, Biden Oval Office Meeting On January 5 Was Key To Entire Anti-Trump Operation”) lays out in plain language the chronology of the coup attempt and shows how it all started with the involvement and tacit approval of President Obama.
Using new information released by the Justice Department in their motion to dismiss charges against former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Hemingway connects the dots to show that the Jan. 5, 2017, meeting was the centerpiece of Obama’s attempt to cover up how his administration had manufactured evidence against Trump. Present at the meeting were President Obama, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, FBI Director James Comey, and Vice President Joe Biden.
Central to the coverup launched at the meeting was the need to remove Flynn from office before he uncovered FBI complicity in the scheme to label Trump a Russian asset. After that was accomplished, the plotters moved next to remove Attorney General Jeff Sessions from any role in investigating the Russian hoax.
What is truly frightening about the conspiracy is how the media was a willing partner in trying to undermine President Trump. When you finish reading Hemingway’s article, there is no doubt that the Fake News Media is indeed “the enemy of the people,” as President Trump has declared.
Following the Jan. 5 meeting, “high-level operatives began intensely leaking selective information supporting a supposed Russia-Trump conspiracy theory, the incoming National Security Advisor was ambushed, and the incoming Attorney General was forced to recuse himself from oversight of investigations of President Trump. At each major point in the operation, explosive media leaks were a key strategy in the operation to take down Trump.”
The first step in the plot occurred the following day when FBI Director Comey briefed President Trump on the fake Russian dossier compiled by Christopher Steele for the Hillary Clinton campaign. Following that meeting, Comey supposedly called Obama National Security Adviser James Clapper and tells him “Mission accomplished.” It is believed Clapper then called CNN to alert them about the briefing so that they would create a justification for publishing the fake Steele dossier that they could use to smear Trump.
As Hemingway puts in in her chronology:
“January 10: In an amazing coincidence, CNN found the excuse to publish the Russia claims after a high-level Obama intelligence operative leaked that Comey had briefed Trump about the dossier. This selective leak, which was credulously accepted by CNN reporters Evan Perez, Jim Sciutto, Jake Tapper and Carl Bernstein, may have been the most important step in the operation to harm the incoming Trump administration. The leak of the briefing of Trump was used to legitimize a ridiculous dossier full of allegations the FBI knew to be false that multiple news organizations had previously refused to report on for lack of substantiation, and created a cloud of suspicion over Trump’s campaign and administration by insinuating he was being blackmailed by Russia.”
Particularly disturbing is the evidence that the FBI used the media as a weapon against Gen. Flynn by feeding false information that Flynn was not a target of the investigation so that he would not demand a lawyer or alert the White House that he was being interrogated.
“January 24: Comey later admitted he broke every protocol to send agents to interview Flynn and try to catch him in a lie. FBI officials strategized how to keep Flynn from knowing he was a target of the investigation or asking for an attorney to represent him in the interview. The January 23 Washington Post article, which falsely stated that Flynn was not an FBI target, was key to that strategy.”
Hemingway concludes her article with a call for Congressional hearings into how the Obama administration launched “a deliberate and direct attack on the foundation of American governance.” Those hearings are long overdue, but it is hard to trust they will ever take place. Republicans like Paul Ryan, Trey Gowdy, and Lindsey Graham have shown their unwillingness to hold the Deep State accountable, and if Trump loses his reelection bid in November, it is safe to assume that the Russia Hoax coup will go in the same locked vault with the JFK assassination.
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