or storming a state capitol.
The Juggler said:
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Ruddy Ghouliani and Ukraine? No indictments, why?Anyone seen Ruddy? Is he okay, pinky rings and all? Maybe he’s in the stands behind home plate at yankee stadium? Tie too tight.Someone should ask Team Trump Treason where Ruddy and his Ukraine investigation stands at the next covid propaganda rally. It’d be great television! Ratings would skyrocket!
One would think, that between Ruddy Ghouliani, Kelly Ann CONway, Don McGann and CYA Barr, Hunter Biden and Sleepy Woke Joe would have been indicted by now. Don’t forget, “a sitting president can’t be indicted.” Bahahahahahaha!
“What is the crime exactly that you’re accusing him of?”
“You know what the crime is. The crime is very obvious to everybody. All you have to do is read the newspapers, except yours.”
— President Trump responding to Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker
Obamagate began long ago, long before Trump even got elected, before he even knew he was running. It began before America, before time, in those early days when President Barack Obama lit the furnace of the sun, just before he fixed the paths of the planets in such a way that millennia in the future, Donald Trump would stare directly into a solar eclipse. And, of course, everyone knew about it.
Obamagate was the biggest political crime in American history by far, a fact that Barack Obama did not hesitate to tell Richard M. Nixon, causing him to shed bitter tears in an as-yet-unreleased tape. It was bigger than Teapot Dome. It was bigger than anything anyone blamed Ulysses Grant for allowing the people who surrounded him to do. Nothing could be worse than Obamagate. It went all the way to the top, where Obama floated inside a sinister Masonic eye at the apex of a pyramid on the back of a dollar bill, holding all the strings.
What was it? Well, I am coming to that. Obamagate, like the Myriad Crimes of Hillary Clinton (to which it was both prequel and sequel, like “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”) was almost Escher-esque in its design. It had no beginning and no end, and, of course, everyone knew all about it. Also, it was obvious to everyone how bad it was. It was a devious, sinister plot, but also Donald Trump was able to get to the bottom of it very easily, mainly by absorbing articles from FoxNews.com or the personal websites of former Fox News personalities.
This perspicacity is immediately evident when you hear Donald Trump talk about Obamagate. Only he can reveal with stunning clarity the depth and horror of this intrigue, in which “some terrible things happened” and “it’s a disgrace that it happened,” which we know from “if you look at now all of this information that’s being released.” “And from what I understand, it’s only the beginning.”
There is more to come about Obamagate, and we will be stunned, because the horror of it all is clear. One of the many facets of Obamagate is that it prevented people from telling Michael Flynn that lying to the FBI was a crime, even if they were investigating something else; had he realized this, he would not have lied to the FBI, probably? It is a commonly known fact (just as commonly known as that Obamagate is ancient and horrible) that it is polite to lie to the FBI unless you are explicitly instructed not to.
Rather, it shows that the top tiers of the Obama administration were deeply concerned about incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn’s contacts with a Russian government official and wanted the FBI to investigate the matter “by the book.”
“President Obama began the conversation by stressing his continued commitment to ensuring that every aspect of this issue is handled by the Intelligence and law enforcement communities ‘by the book,'" Rice wrote about the meeting, which was attended by then-FBI Director James Comey, former Vice President Joe Biden and ex-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates.
“The president stressed that he is not asking about, initiating or instructing anything from a law enforcement perspective," Rice continued in the email, which she sent to herself as a memo on the same day Trump was inaugurated. "He reiterated that our law enforcement team needs to proceed as it normally would by the book.”
After Obama’s comments, Comey said he was “proceeding ‘by the book’” as it related to the FBI’s investigation of Flynn’s peculiar contacts with Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s then-ambassador to the U.S., according to Rice.
Rice wrote that Comey voiced concern about sharing “sensitive information” relating to Russia with Flynn in light of the FBI learning he had spoken about U.S. sanctions policy with Kislyak and then lied about it to incoming Vice President Mike Pence.
“President Obama asked if Comey was saying that the NSC should not pass sensitive information related to Russia to Flynn,” Rice wrote, using an acronym for the White House National Security Council. “Comey replied ‘potentially.’ He added that he has no indication thus far that Flynn has passed classified information to Kislyak, but he noted that ‘the level of communication is unusual.’”
Rice concluded the brief email by noting that Obama asked Comey to "inform him if anything changes in the next few weeks that should affect how we share classified information with the incoming team. Comey said that he would.”
Richard Grenell, the acting Director of National Intelligence installed by Trump, declassified the email in response to a request from Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), who has long pushed dubious accusations against Obama.
It is the second classified record released by Grenell in as many weeks that names Biden, the Democratic nominee for president.
Last week, Grenell released a classified list of Obama administration officials who went through proper channels to learn of Flynn’s identity after he popped up in redacted foreign intelligence intercepts because of his contacts with Kislyak.
President Trump and his GOP allies in Congress have made political hay out of Grenell’s disclosures and claim they show that Obama ordered law enforcement to target his successor. Trump has dubbed the alleged scandal “Obamagate” and charges his predecessor committed “the biggest political crime in American history.”
But Trump has struggled to even explain what crime he believes Obama committed, and neither of the documents released by Grenell points to illicit activity.
In fact, the Rice email shows that Obama repeatedly stressed that the FBI should carry out its Flynn investigation “by the book" and without instructions from him.
Flynn ended up pleading guilty to lying to the FBI about his talks with Kislyak.
Attorney General William Barr’s Trump-friendly Justice Department has since moved to drop its own prosecution of Flynn, claiming the FBI did not have a good reason to investigate him in the first place.
A federal judge is currently weighing whether to grant the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss the case.
So many beautiful perfect indictments coming soon for President Barack Obama