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Friday, April 13, 2018
Watergate Every Week: Using the FBI to Suppress a Political Revolution
Ed. Daniel Greenfield exposes the D.C. operatives, organizations and bureaucracies intent upon overturning the 2016 election and the will of the American people. For Donald Trump--the pure political outsider--threatens the very existence of the power brokers and thieves who own and run the federal government.
This is a first rate article. Take the time to read it.
Steele to Mueller, the cost of overturning the 2016 election
In the early seventies, political
operatives disguised as delivery men broke into a Washington D.C. office. These
efforts to spy on the political opposition would culminate in what we know as
In the late teens, political
operatives disguised as FBI agents, NSA personnel and other employees of the
Federal government eavesdropped, harassed and raided the offices of the
The raids of Michael Cohen’s hotel
room, home and office are just this week’s Watergate.
Political operatives have now seized
privileged communications between the President of the United States and his
lawyer. Despite fairy tales about a clean process, these communications will be
harvested by the counterparts of Peter Strzok, who unlike him are still on the
case at the FBI, some of it will appear in the Washington Post and the New
York Times, and some will be passed along to other political allies.
The Deep State
That’s what happened at every
juncture of Watergate 2.0. And it only follows that it will happen again.
Just like the eavesdropping, the
process will be compartmentalized for maximum plausible deniability. The
leakers will be protected by their superiors. The media will shrilly focus the
public’s attention on the revelations in the documents rather than on the more
serious crimes committed in obtaining them.
Nixon couldn’t have even dreamed of
doing this in his wildest fantasies. But Obama could and did. Now his
operatives throughout the government are continuing the work that they began
during his regime.
Attorney-client privilege is just one
of those rights we have to give up to protect ourselves from a conspiracy
theory invented by the Clinton campaign. (But no amount of dead Americans can
ever justify ending immigration from Islamic terror states or deporting illegal
alien gang members.)
We are at the latest stage of a
process that began when the Clinton campaign funded a dossier alleging foreign
ties by her political opponent. It did this using a law firm while lying on its
FEC disclosures about payments to that firm. (But unlike Cohen, Hillary’s
lawyers will never be raided by the FBI.)
Mueller and Rosenstein
That dossier was then used to justify
eavesdropping on Trump associates by political allies in the State Department,
the FBI, the CIA and the National Security Council. This wasn’t really breaking
new ground. Obama had already been caught using the NSA to spy on members of
Congress opposed to his Iran Deal.
The contents of the dossier were
rambling nonsense. Its claims about Michael Cohen were easily disproven. But
that covert investigation was transformed into an overt one with Mueller. And
Mueller’s very public investigation follows the same path as the secret
investigation by Obama associates. Both used the dubious claims of the Clinton
dossier as the starting point for an endless fishing expedition.
Eavesdrop enough, raid enough,
squeeze enough and you will eventually find something. And even if you don’t,
you can always manipulate them into denying something and nail them for lying
to the FBI.
Keep squeezing and maybe you’ll even
find someone willing to lie under oath for you.
Mueller has yet to deliver on Russian
collusion. But Susan Rice and Samantha Power couldn’t do it either. Instead
they all assembled a vast network of international conspiracy theories whose
only purpose is to justify more raids, more eavesdropping and more fishing
These are the police state tactics
usually used by Communist dictatorships where domestic security agencies accuse
the political opposition of treason, spy on them, raid their homes on fake
charges and then look for anything that can be used to put them away. Just like
in Russia. And for the same reasons.
Russian domestic security agencies,
from the KGB to the FSB, used these tactics against political opponents who
might pose a threat to their rule. That is exactly what’s happening here.
This isn’t just an ideological war.
Washington D.C. is fighting to suppress a political revolution.
Even Obama and Hillary’s political
operatives couldn’t have pushed the DOJ and other agencies this far outside
their comfort zone under ordinary circumstances. There had been previous abuses
of power, under JFK, LBJ, Nixon and Clinton, but there has been nothing like
this since the Alien and Sedition Acts or Madison’s Machiavellian scapegoating
of the Federalists for the disastrous War of 1812.
To apolitical operatives like
Mueller, Strzok and their many allies in the FBI, Trump is an unprecedented
threat to the business of the Federal government. They shrug at the economy or
tax reform, except where it affects them. And social issues don’t move them
either. They are as interested in the ideological left-right battles as the nomenklatura
were in the works of Karl Marx.
There are indeed two Americas. One is
your country. The other consists of the people who run it. Both have their
headquarters in Washington D.C. And they get along pretty well most of the
The people are allowed to vote for
whomever their party chooses. They can even vote for less respectable choices
as long as they understand that those people will never get anywhere. Then the
people they select will go to Washington D.C. and be briefed on what they can and
can’t do. There they will rent pricey condos, bicker with each other, eat at
nice restaurants and, in theory, make laws.
Then the nomenklatura, the
bureaucracy that runs the country, will transform laws into policy. The policy
will be shaped by judicial rulings and expert opinion. By the time the policy
sausage comes out the other end of the Imperial City, it will have very little
to do with what the voters might have wanted.
There are plenty of gatekeepers to
keep a common sense idea from being implemented. If a congressman proposes that
sensible measure you suggest to him, it will never leave the committee or it’ll
be watered down. The Senate will neuter it or the president, on the advice of
his advisors, will veto.
And then came Trump.
The Anti-Insider who threatens to upset the federal applecart
The gates began to collapse. The
nomenklatura propped them up. Judicial rulings were used to block everything.
The petty bureaucracies within government agencies stalled and sabotaged.
Former agency bosses, their internal allies and the media colluded to target
Trump’s agency heads with scandals.
The elected head of the government
and the unelected heads of the government were at war.
Mueller is the tip of the
nomenklatura’s spear. The DOJ is the bluntest weapon in the D.C. arsenal and
for the first time it’s been completely unleashed to undo the results of a
The same leftists that fought for the
civil rights of terrorists and drug dealers, cheer government eavesdropping on
the political opposition and the violation of attorney-client privilege because
it was never about civil rights, it was about protecting their political allies
and punishing their enemies.
Radical movements are inherently
totalitarian. And totalitarians view process, whether of elections or criminal
justice proceedings, as a train that they ride until they take power and then
As Roger Nash Baldwin, a co-founder
of the ACLU, wrote, “If I aid the reactionaries to get free speech now and
then… it is only because those liberties help to create a more hospitable
atmosphere for working class liberties... When that power of the working class
is once achieved, as it has been only in the Soviet Union, I am for maintaining
it by any means whatever.”
The working class of Washington D.C.
has achieved quite a bit of power along with a fortune in overseas bank
accounts, mansions, private schools and all the privileges of membership in the
But the leftists cheering Mueller’s
abuses might pause to consider the consequences.
The Romans broke their republic. Now
we’re breaking ours. The pink hat brigade enlisted the Praetorian Guard to
bring down Trump. But the Roman lesson is that once you break the republic, it
stays broken. Once you use political mercenaries like Mueller to overturn an
election for you, they might not stop.
The left likes to believe that it can
close Pandora's Box whenever it pleases. History tells us differently.
The Praetorian Guard didn’t stop.
What can be done once, will be done again. When control of the DOJ and FBI
matters more than elections, then voters will be irrelevant and the Praetorian
of D.C. will rule.
And then a new Watergate really will
happen every week.