Donald Trump is going where Angels fear to tread. When he says he thinks the Russia Collusion investigation was a hoax designed to overturn the results of an election, he means it. When he says this must never happen again to a U.S. President, believe him. He has gone completely away from defensive and is now on offense. It is important to remember that the President of the United States is the most powerful person in the world. This is why the alleged abuse of power by the Obama administration is so serious.
This reminds me of when President Clinton bombed Iraq on December 16, 1998. I remember Ted Koppel pointing out the “coincidence” of this taking place two days before the scheduled House vote to approve two articles of impeachment. He then said he refused to consider the possibility that Clinton did this for any reason other than a threat to national security, because that would be “unthinkable.”
Other than the Democrats and the MSM who colluded to remove Richard Nixon from office, Presidents have always been given the benefit of the doubt. That is the way it should be. It is truly unthinkable for a President to abuse power for political purposes.
Yet, incredibly, more and more evidence is being produced suggesting that President Obama did exactly that. There are allegations that he used our intelligence agencies, the DOJ, and the FBI to spy on the Trump campaign during an election year. It is increasingly obvious that this happened, the only real question is what did President Obama know and when did he know it? Now there are serious allegations that the Obama administration tried to obstruct Donald Trump from fulfilling his duties as President of the United States and literally set in motion activities that in retrospect look like an attempted coupe. It frankly does not get any worse than that.
The MSM has ignored this story. Partly because they adored Obama. Partly because they hate Donald Trump and partly because it is indeed, unthinkable. But, in spite of the best efforts by a lot of people to avoid even considering this, the day has indeed arrived. William Barr just appointed a U.S. Attorney to investigate why the Obama administration unmasked Michael Flynn and other members of the Trump campaign and administration. It is important to note that this moves beyond investigating what happened and has now moved into investigating motive. That is what happens just before people are indicted.
We can expect the Obama administration and their fawning supporters in the MSM to try and keep this under wraps. But things have changed. Last week Kayleigh McEnany literally challenged reporters to do their job and ask questions about this. The usual suspects and their RINO supporters in the MSM were outraged. But the people watching this with a grain of common sense realize that McEnany has a point. Why is the press so focused on questioning everything said or done by Donald Trump while turning a blind eye to far more serious things allegedly done by Obama?
The Senate is holding hearings next week and the first witness will be Rod Rosenstein. Lindsey Graham will ask Rosenstein if he would still sign the Carter Page FISA warrant if he knew then what he knows now. Don’t expect Rosenstein to take one for the team on that question. Rosenstein is also going to be asked about the reason for authorizing the Mueller investigation. He has no choice but to say he relied on information provided him by people in a position of responsibility. He is equally unlikely to take a bullet for anyone on that either. Rosenstein is between a rock and a hard place. He knows Republicans are out for blood. He also knows he has no friends on the democratic side of the aisle. No one has ever accused him of being stupid. When he left office he rather deliberately did not take a personal shot at Donald Trump. The only safe thing for Rosenstein to do at this point is to tell the truth and stick to the facts. If he does that, the results could be catastrophic for a lot of people. One thing is certain; this is unlikely to be boring.
It is obvious that President Trump is now on full offense. He finally has his full team ready, willing and able to take this on. Unless many of the documents being released through various sources are all forgeries, it is Trump who has saved up all of his ammunition. Trump has field commanders like William Barr, Trey Gowdy, Devin Nunes, Kevin McCarthy, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and John Ratcliffe. His opponents are led by people like Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Joe Biden and a cast of thousands. Both teams frighten people but for opposite reasons. No sane person wants to be investigated by someone like William Barr. No sane person wants to trust his defense to someone like Adam Schiff.
This reminds me of when General Grant captured Fort Donelson. Confederate Generals Floyd and Pillow fled the fort when defeat was inevitable. They considered themselves too valuable to be captured. When Grant learned about General Pillow “evading capture” he said Pillow was right where he wanted him, leading a confederate army. I suspect Donald Trump is equally thrilled at the quality of the people assaulting him.
Trump is now going where angels fear to tread and he is kicking up a lot of dust. Fasten your seat belts, this is going to be a bumpy ride.