I really don’t have much to say about this stuff, at this point. But, I do think reading other people’s perspectives may be beneficial.
The reason I don’t have much to say is because information is still flowing in. For people following this issue, I won’t have many revelations, and for people who haven’t followed this issue, they will be incredulous.
Personally, I’ve followed this issue (issues) fairly intently. So much so, before the memo was released I told my son-in-law and daughter just about exactly what was going to be in it. The crimal referral by the Senate was a bit of a surprise for me, but, again, it didn’t contain much that any one following this issue didn’t already know. Still, there are some thoughts to be shared …….
Let’s start with what we do know …..
We know the DNC paid for the Trump dossier. We also know the FBI/DOJ used the dossier to gain a FISA warrent on Carter Page. We also know some people working at the FBI and the DOJ were vehemently anti-Trump. Given the texts of these people, we see that they acted, at times, in the interest of their chosen party rather than the interests of the people of the US. Oh, yeh, we also know the people who applied for the FISA warrent knew the DNC paid for the dossier and knew that nearly all of the dossier was bogus.
Now, as far as criminality, I believe some laws were broken here ….. the potential punishment? I don’t know that, yet. I’ve not bothered to look them up. There is much more to come ….. maybe.
Already, there are too many angles to look at, too many issues at hand.
Here are some thoughts …….
So, the FBI and the DOJ were worried about some people in the Trump campaign were acting in coordination with Russia? Okay. Here’s something no one has bothered to ask …… what did our NSA and CIA have to say about it? Why haven’t they been asked? I believe we’ll find Carter Page was working with our intelligence agencies. ….. if anyone were to ever ask and get a real answer. And, as is obvious to anyone looking, the warrent was simply a ruse to spy on the Trump campaign. Given the FISA warrent, if there was any “collusion” we’d already have the evidence there was collusion. This is real simple stuff. THEY WERE SURVEILLING MEMBERS OF THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN!!!! If there was any collusion we would have already seen it.
But, that’s the rub. Look, this issue goes way beyond any collusion idiocy, which, btw, isn’t against the law. Now, if the Trump campaign asked the Russians to hack the systems they supposedly hacked, and the Russians did at the behest of the Trump campaign, then, yeh, that violates the law. But, I don’t believe anyone seriously regards this as a possibility …… no one sane, at least.
The problem is, we’ve become exactly what we were not suppose to be. You can call it “deep state” if you will, I suppose it is apt. The fact is, the very nature of a government job lends itself to leftardism. I can imagine, regardless of the government job, one would feel like they are doing a great service to America. That, we somehow can’t do without them being our benefactor. Couple that with the inability for us to fire said public “servants”, and what you will get is a group of people believing they are our rulers, rather than servants. Let us also acknowledge that regarless of who we hire, they will be partisan in one form or another. Clearly, there are partisan actors engaged in attempting to thwart the current president. You and I are paying them, and there’s not a damned thing we can do about it ……. right now.
Let’s not kid ourselves. Yes, the president can fire the people appointed to their jobs. However, the president cannot fire the people beneath the appointed positions, because of idiotic agreements already made. The appointees are entirely dependent upon the people they can’t fire. This is terrifying!!!!!!!
Congress can give light to this issue, but, they can’t put people in jail. That would require the very people who are in the spotlight, the very same who refused to charge/investigate the weaponized IRS.
In spite of the dimmest of light shone on this issue, I have little hope that congress has the ability or the will to fix this mess that has become our federal government. We, as a people must do this. Yet, we won’t/can’t because we are divided politically. Our only hope is the judicial branch ……… which, as we recollect, got played by issuing the FISA warrent to begin with.
People, if nothing else comes of this, it should be apparent to any American citizen that we have a lot of work to do if we are to save the notion of this Great Expirement.
How ironic is it that a comic strip would give us guidance ….. “We have met the enemy and he is us.”