James Clapper dropped a huge bomb shell that may blow up the Mueller investigation. He was furious that Trump criticized Obama for not doing anything before he left office with regard to “the Russian Meddling.” Clapper said:
“If it weren’t for President Obama, we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set off a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today – notably special counsel Mueller’s investigation. President Obama is responsible for that, and it was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place. I think that’s an important point when it comes to critiquing President Obama.”
“And it is not a witch hunt. It is a serious, serious investigation, the catalyst for which was the intelligence community assessment we did in the last administration.”
There is not and never has been evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. The more information we get, the more obvious that the entire intelligence operation was targeted against the Trump campaign. Former intelligence officials, particularly John Brennan, have gone public with their bias against Trump. No investigation was done regarding collusion between the Clinton Campaign and Russia. Now, we have James Clapper, who was head of DNI, saying that Obama is the one who ordered this intelligence operation.
Neither Republicans nor Democrats want to have impeachment type hearings on whether or not Obama’s actions constituted an abuse of power. While Democrats are more than happy to cripple the Trump Presidency with a nutty witch hunt, Republicans are not nearly as enthusiastic about investigating Obama.
The establishment has to be terrified over this development. What should happen is a full-scale investigation of abuse of power during the Obama administration and the appointment of a second special counsel. But since the establishment in both parties almost never does the right thing for the right reasons, we should not expect that. What we can expect is some kind of secret deal.
In most cases this involves throwing someone under the bus. Hillary Clinton is the idea candidate. There is almost certain to be a deal to end the Mueller investigation with some cases turned over to regular prosecutors and a final report similar to what Rosenstein said last week. We came, we saw, we investigated, the Russians suck but there was no collusion. Thanks for watching.
Democrats will be furious because much was promised, and nothing was delivered. Republicans and Donald Trump will be relieved and want to move on. The Mueller investigation will be over, but the liberal left will continue to resist Trump in every way possible. They would be wise to pay close attention to how Trump is handling threats from Iran. At some point he is likely to say: “if you really want a war, I will give you one, but you will be destroyed. I will not allow you to threaten this country without consequences.” That is what he told North Korea and it is what he told Iran.
Donald Trump swore an oath to defend the constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. If the anti-Trump resistance crosses the line into insurrection, then one could argue that Trump is not only is justified in fighting back, he may have a duty to fight back. This is our strongest President since Abraham Lincoln and it would be unwise to underestimate him.