How Obama undermined the incoming President

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August 26, 2019 |

Andrew C. McCarthy’s new book, “BALL OF COLLUSION: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency,” might go down in history as the definitive account of what the Obama administration did behind the scenes in 2015-2017 to undermine Donald Trump, first as a candidate and later as President. It provides eminently solid explanations for what happened and connects the dots so well that it could be a “roadmap” for Attorney General William Barr as he conducts his own investigation and addresses the questions that remain. Though it’s doubtful Barr needs a roadmap at this point.

If you have friends or family members who don’t understand the seriousness of what occurred or who simply have thrown up their hands as the story got increasingly complicated, they should read this book --- or, at least one particular excerpt, which does a spectacular job on its own of concisely explaining what the Obama administration did to weaponize the institutions of power. It’s posted on the RealClear Investigations website; I’ve linked to it at the bottom of this commentary for you to read and pass along.


RELATED READING: Bizarre interview implicates Obama higher-ups in political espionage


To tell the story, McCarthy begins with a reference to the January 5, 2017, White House meeting with Obama and national security officials to discuss their assessment of Russia’s so-called interference in the election and to Susan Rice’s last-minute Inauguration Day CYA text, saying Obama insisted in that meeting that the Trump/Russia investigation be “by the book.” (McCarthy clarifies that Russians weren’t interfering in the election per se --- no ballots or vote tallies were involved --- but in the months leading up to it, by publicizing stolen emails and peddling outrageous propaganda.) President Obama had rushed to complete this assessment; as of January 5, he had just a couple of weeks before he and his staff would be out the door.

McCarthy also divides the timeline at BEFORE Election Day, when everyone thought Hillary was a shoo-in, and AFTER Election Day, that (wonderful) day voters told Hillary to “shoo.” Well before the election, Obama knew all about what the Russians had been doing, cyber-wise, but since it was assumed that Hillary would win, there was no desire to cast even a smidgen of doubt on the upcoming election results. “Because Clinton was the certain victor,” McCarthy writes, “Democrats made a calculated decision that nothing said or done would even hint that her coronation would reflect anything but the will of the people.” Recall that just days before the election, both Obama and Clinton assailed Trump for “daring to question the integrity and legitimacy of the election.” Obama even pointed out that Russia always stirs the pot and makes this kind of mischief (true, and so do we and everybody else, though he wasn’t going to say THAT) and it never amounts to anything in terms of results.

But then, Election Day came, and it knocked not only Hillary and her campaign but the whole Obama team for a loop. Imagine the blood draining from their faces as they realized that in just ten short weeks, none other than Donald J. Trump would be President, positioned to discover that Obama’s Executive Branch –- with help, I would add, from some Democrat legislators –- had exploited its massive counterintelligence powers, foreign and domestic, to spy on his political campaign. Holy Moly. As I’ve said, they really did make Richard Nixon look like an underachiever.

It’s at this point where McCarthy conveniently sums up the whole scandal. To quote: “It would become apparent to Trump that the Obama administration had been telling the FISC [FISA court] that his campaign was traitorously complicit in Russia’s hacking of Democratic email accounts. Trump would be poised to find out that the FBI, in coordination with the CIA, the State Department, and friendly foreign governments, had for months been running informants at Trump campaign advisors, aggressively asking them loaded questions designed to implicate the campaign in Russia’s hacking operations. He would hear of the “unmasking” of Trump associates in intelligence reporting so that Obama officials, such as Rice and Brennan, could monitor them. It would become clear to Trump that these steps were taken in stealth, withheld even from the Gang Of Eight that was created precisely to prevent such audacious executive action in the absence of high-level congressional oversight.”

Also, he continues, they realized Trump would know that he, personally, was the target of this scheme. Otherwise, they would have taken any suspicions directly to him –- or to one of his top campaign people with strong national security credentials –- in a defensive national security briefing. And even though there were officials whose blind hatred and loathing of Trump were enough to make them believe (“in their bones,” McCarthy writes) that he actually had corrupt Russian ties, Trump would know their investigation was based on nothing more than unverified, salacious gossip and hearsay generated by the Clinton campaign.

[Aside: I’m not a lawyer, but it seems to me that this will be their defense if (when??) they end up in court. They’ll say they BELIEVED that Trump was a Russian agent and lots of other bad things and so they acted accordingly in the name of national security. Sorry, that doesn’t cut it. If you tried to kill an innocent person whom you loathed and said it was because you BELIEVED that person was bad, you’d still end up in prison for attempted murder. And you should. Even if you believed it in your bones. But this is how they’ll try to justify their actions, if it comes to that.]

Anyway, Trump also knew Obama’s people had buried the criminal case against Hillary, “which, McCarthy writes, “[was] supported by such daunting evidence of guilt that the plain language of criminal statutes had to be distorted to avoid enforcing them.” So the inconsistent standards of “justice” applied to Trump and to Hillary would be glaring.

Obama and his people had ten weeks to do something. In ten weeks, Trump would “inherit the keys to the intelligence kingdom,” as McCarthy puts it. Knowing Trump, they realized he wasn’t likely to just let it go when he found out, even if bringing on a day of reckoning for the esteemed FBI caused him to lose political points. What would they do? Rather then let Trump make it public, they knew it would be better for them to “orchestrate the disclosure themselves.”

So, suddenly, instead of dismissing Russia’s efforts to “meddle in our democracy,” as the narrative had gone before the election, they would turn 180 degrees and blame Russia for Hillary’s loss. With help from the media, they would convince enough of the public that there truly WAS a sinister Trump/Russia conspiracy. And they would work it so any attempt to stop them from endlessly investigating it would be seen as obstruction. We saw that play out with the special counsel for almost two years.

Again, for fascinating late-summer reading, the book is BALL OF COLLUSION, by Andrew C. McCarthy. Here’s that excerpt…

'Ball of Collusion' Excerpt: All the President's Anti-Trump Loyalists | RealClearInvestigations

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  • Darlene F. Donston

    08/26/2019 11:38 AM

    I am waiting for the day when all of Obama's Administration is arrested and put in prison or the gas chamber for Treason, because that is exactly what it was! They are the Evil from Within! In fact, Obama and Clinton's passports should be taken away to keep them from badmouthing Trump and America all over the World!

  • NATHAN C PARIS

    08/26/2019 11:36 AM

    Yes, they certainly did make Richard nixon appear to be an underachiever. In the wake of all this mess, The F.B.I. and D.O.J. have been severely scarred, many believe corrupt throughout,but not so. The People await justice. Anything short of that, The People will lose faith in our government and the damage for doing nothing in regards to accountability can and will scar the population for a long, long time. I hope the right thing for The Country is done.

  • Joseph D Hedrick

    08/26/2019 11:36 AM

    When are all of these people going to jail? It is time to bring out the rope!!

  • Laura Gahan

    08/26/2019 11:32 AM

    Governor, please tell me how to get my democratic friends to listen, and stop watching The basis news, and to read a book like this?? Will they ever change?? Iam so sad and disappointed in so many people I thought I knew, and have had in my life for years. I know Jesus wants us to be kind...thankful for your newsletters. God bless you, and your family (especially Sarah, who I miss a lot!)

  • Barry Spinka

    08/26/2019 11:31 AM

    While Mr. McCarthy's book may be good (I have not read it yet), the people that I know on the other side will never read the book or if they do read parts of it, they will never change their views or minds. This is just the reality of what the "news media" has created.

  • Roland Gilliam Jr.

    08/26/2019 11:30 AM

    Just what do you expect from a person who hates America and want to destroy it from within. Its is all about power and money nothing else. He/They want to be King for life. WHAT WILL COME OF IT NOTHING THEY ARE TOO HIGH UP TO TOUCH.

  • Craig Waller

    08/26/2019 11:27 AM

    What the “Obama administration did to weaponize the institutions of power” was systematic and deliberate. Let’s not forget the IRS scandal against true conservatives, and less known against individuals such as myself. Received fabricated $100k tax bill, released entirely after fighting for 20mo and $10k of my personal finds (this release “coincidentally” occurred a few weeks after IRS scandal broke to public). Disgusting.

  • Sharon Smith

    08/26/2019 11:23 AM

    Oh how I wish justice would be served to all of them, including Obama. But as you have stated could happen, if Michelle ends up as the nominee, then we are truly doomed. Obama has done his job well to divide this country and cause all this evil. President Trump is amazing to withstand all this thrown at him and run this country. He is a very smart man and I pray that the Lord will give him the strength he needs to continue. You, sir, are an amazing man with great insight and I enjoy these emails more than you know. God continue to bless you and the President.

  • rodney burke

    08/26/2019 11:09 AM

    being a communist AND a slime, Barack and his whole team were BOUND to do anything despicable, and criminal. They thought they had the nation by the throat. The whole mess is so far beyond criminal, it's scary. I think we've seen over the last three years the full character of the democratic party. They have none. They are the party of narcissism and sociopathics. There is only one solution for this kind of politician; GITMO for lifAs has been pointed out by several people; a bad spy novel. "You can't make this up" has come from several Fox mouths, and Dan Bongino and likely a few others. I smelled a rat when I heard the Comey soliloquy before congress. Yep we have a case of moral rot. Worst it infested the entire dem party and some republicans. Flake, Mc Cain and a few others. Paul Ryan? All those guys who resigned because Trump won? That should tell us paragraphs.

    Omar is another symptom of Ovomit. The Somali are a disease and it needs to be eradicated. Yes, we can deport. Eisenhower did, that is documented. It is time to send en masse those who hate this country and want to destroy it out! That is NOT racist, That is protecting America. Living up to the oath congress etc. took and intentionally ignored.. america first now has a second meaning. The enemy is well defined. They no longer hide it, time for America to do whatever is necessary to defend against those who want our destruction. And there is no doubt that it is the goal of the left to do EXACTLY that Barack and hilary had a 16 year plan for the destruction of America, it's documented, it's out in the open. We as conservatives are going to have to go into combat to prevent that from happening. We no longer have a choice.

  • Jeanne Dukes

    08/26/2019 11:05 AM

    The term you should be using is sub-rosa government, NOT deep state. You should follow this man's commentaries. He is always spot on.
    A Commentary by American Patriot
    August 25, 2019
    Feet Wet at the Water’s Edge

    Welcome to global politics, as defined by America’s unloyal opposition. The only uncertainty, is whether it’s the entire Democrat party, or just their leadership and their lame stream media co-conspirators, that have decided that it’s okay to hurt the American people, in order to advance their own globalist agenda?

    In their hatred for President Trump, they have discussed it amongst themselves, and decided that it advantages their power agenda, to align themselves with the world adversaries and competitors of the USA. They have in effect formed a shadow government, fully involved in advising and encouraging foreign punitive actions against our homeland, in direct cooperation with such nations as China and Iran, and an assortment of south American communist dictators, against our national sovereignty, trade relations, economy, and military readiness.

    For the first time in American history, we have an active, dedicated fifth column, inside our nation, actively working to undermine our Constitution, and our system of government. They have openly offered sanctuary, and ignored our laws, in order to dilute our patriotism and loyalty to the nation of our birth. They have engaged, collectively, in acts of treason, subversion and sabotage, against the interests of our people. They have encouraged and participated in acts of domestic terrorism against our citizenry, in open defiance against the rule of law and good order. And they live amongst us, disguised as a political party.

    Their very presence in our nation, presents as a clear and present danger and grave threat to our continued existence, our way of life, and the health and welfare of our communities. To ignore or passively stand by, and allow the destruction of our nation from within, is not an option. It would be in effect, a death sentence for all that we cherish and love.

    “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for” (Hillary Clinton) But we’re way beyond the issue of civility. What is on display, is nothing less than a obsessive, compulsive disorder on the part of the Dem leadership, and their media co-conspirators, to do real and lasting damage to the office of the Presidency and to the institutions of the United States of America; based on their irrational belief that they and they alone have the exclusive right of prior approval and consent, as to who may represent the American people, and how those representatives may be chosen, in direct contradiction to the Constitutionally established election process.

    They have in effect, abandoned legitimate political activities, in favor of subversive activities, as a matter of choice; causing great, intentional and enduring harm, to our people. They have broken the covenant which binds, in purpose, all of us as a nation. And in doing so, (with malice of forethought), they forfeit their designation as loyal opposition, and with it, their right to operate as a legitimate American political party. “For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul” (Matt 16:26),…. for soulless revenge, in the name of things that never happened? Feet wet, at the water's edge.

  • Barbara Schuyler

    08/26/2019 11:04 AM

    I attempted to print the "Ball of Collusion" excerpt but it printed out only two pages. Is there any way I can get a copy of the entire excerpt?

  • Jeanne Dukes

    08/26/2019 10:59 AM

    McCarthy is no friend or advocate of Trump. He's a hack. Don't waste your money on his book.

  • Harold Levi

    08/26/2019 10:51 AM

    Wow!! The whole world went crazy when my distant cousin (Richard Nixon) was complicit with spying on the Democrat party. We have an absolute Traitor in Obama, far and away beyond anything cousin Dick ever imagined. I pray to God every night to help our country recover from the Democrat-Nazi-Communist-Socialist-Progressive TRASH.

  • GA Baker

    08/26/2019 10:48 AM

    LINK NOT WORKING

  • Julie Belzeski

    08/26/2019 10:24 AM

    This travesty needs to be made as plain as the nose on our face and those responsible - ALL OF THEM - MUST BE prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Is hanging still the punishment for treason? Because it should be - especially when perpetrated at the highest levels of government and especially when the intent was to complete the plan of globalization of America. They were all on the way to the bank after having laid all the plans to sell-out America - and then Trump happened, praise God. Obama, Clinton, Brennan, Clapper, Comey, Rice, Lynch, McCabe, Ohr and on and on the list goes. They must all be held accountable so that no one ever dares attempt anything remotely similar in the future. ????????????

  • Carol Kloberdanz

    08/26/2019 10:22 AM

    Wow! Justice! On behalf and for our President and the American people! This can never happen again! NEVER AGAIN!

  • Howard Ady

    08/26/2019 10:19 AM

    When all the evidence is in, much from the minor players pleading out in revealing the many felony actors, it should result in the indictment of Obama & his gang!

  • Ron Bangert

    08/26/2019 10:12 AM

    Sounds like another expose has come out in book form. When justice is finally served, will the public be able to side with the Truth allowing Righteousness to Flow again like a Mighty River?

    Social engineering comes to mind. As a Christian-Judeo Nation the rebellion of the 60's produced many fractured groups who came together to form the New Democratic Platform when Nixon defeated McGovern 49 states to 1. They were in a scramble. Totally destroyed.

    Fast forward and today that social engineering has produced today's Democratic Progressives touting their Religion for the country, called Political Correctness (and the government shall not establish religion! Oops!). A counterfeit to True tenants of Faith and a power play at least over the Soul of our Nation.

    I have observed that PC has produced so many talking heads, (masters of spin, bait & switch, smoke 'n mirrors), all to control the dialogue while what is told in this story goes unnoticed, under the radar, where the true corruption takes place.

    May Mr. Barr remove the mask off this entire conspiracy and the scales off the eyes of all who been poisoned by the Progressive Democrat Socialists of our day.

  • James-Lynn Jonas

    08/26/2019 10:10 AM

    We are SO SICK of all the lies happening, stretching the 'real truth', etc. Ready for it to end!

  • Richard Talley

    08/26/2019 10:09 AM

    This is a clear case of treason by the clintons and obamas. Everyone involved needs to be tried and punished .

  • Byron D Mullet

    08/26/2019 10:05 AM

    All sadly true, but Republicans are so slow in bringing justice they will potentially lose the majority in both houses and the presidency and it will be buried forever. The first thing they must do is link mainstream media to the sedition and shut them down in the name of National Security. Trump should declare a national emergency to do it. This is a civil war and it was a coup. so far all the Republicans are willing to do is talk about it wring their hands, write books and deficit spend. There "fiddling as Rome Burns"...

  • Vernon Thompson

    08/26/2019 09:58 AM

    My question still remains. Is the Deep State so deep and the circle so tight that the American people will never see the guilty up to and including Obama receive their just punishment? I can only imagine the efforts that are now or will be in force to protect the "scandal free" legacy of the first black President! Sadly a seriously failed Administration even without the Russia/Trump scandal's!
    I'm sorry but I am still a skeptic based on our government's past performance (witness Hillary et al)!!!

  • Ruth Lilley

    08/26/2019 09:31 AM

    I followed this from beginning to end...I found the 1-5-17 meeting suspicious....I knew then something was wrong...to blame Russia was absurd....to turn the tables on Trump...then to actually watckph Obama saying goodbye to Washington...I knew we would be in good with Trump and my 8 year nightmare was over??

How Obama undermined the incoming President

Less than 6 minute read

August 26, 2019 |

Andrew C. McCarthy’s new book, “BALL OF COLLUSION: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency,” might go down in history as the definitive account of what the Obama administration did behind the scenes in 2015-2017 to undermine Donald Trump, first as a candidate and later as President. It provides eminently solid explanations for what happened and connects the dots so well that it could be a “roadmap” for Attorney General William Barr as he conducts his own investigation and addresses the questions that remain. Though it’s doubtful Barr needs a roadmap at this point.

If you have friends or family members who don’t understand the seriousness of what occurred or who simply have thrown up their hands as the story got increasingly complicated, they should read this book --- or, at least one particular excerpt, which does a spectacular job on its own of concisely explaining what the Obama administration did to weaponize the institutions of power. It’s posted on the RealClear Investigations website; I’ve linked to it at the bottom of this commentary for you to read and pass along.


RELATED READING: Bizarre interview implicates Obama higher-ups in political espionage


To tell the story, McCarthy begins with a reference to the January 5, 2017, White House meeting with Obama and national security officials to discuss their assessment of Russia’s so-called interference in the election and to Susan Rice’s last-minute Inauguration Day CYA text, saying Obama insisted in that meeting that the Trump/Russia investigation be “by the book.” (McCarthy clarifies that Russians weren’t interfering in the election per se --- no ballots or vote tallies were involved --- but in the months leading up to it, by publicizing stolen emails and peddling outrageous propaganda.) President Obama had rushed to complete this assessment; as of January 5, he had just a couple of weeks before he and his staff would be out the door.

McCarthy also divides the timeline at BEFORE Election Day, when everyone thought Hillary was a shoo-in, and AFTER Election Day, that (wonderful) day voters told Hillary to “shoo.” Well before the election, Obama knew all about what the Russians had been doing, cyber-wise, but since it was assumed that Hillary would win, there was no desire to cast even a smidgen of doubt on the upcoming election results. “Because Clinton was the certain victor,” McCarthy writes, “Democrats made a calculated decision that nothing said or done would even hint that her coronation would reflect anything but the will of the people.” Recall that just days before the election, both Obama and Clinton assailed Trump for “daring to question the integrity and legitimacy of the election.” Obama even pointed out that Russia always stirs the pot and makes this kind of mischief (true, and so do we and everybody else, though he wasn’t going to say THAT) and it never amounts to anything in terms of results.

But then, Election Day came, and it knocked not only Hillary and her campaign but the whole Obama team for a loop. Imagine the blood draining from their faces as they realized that in just ten short weeks, none other than Donald J. Trump would be President, positioned to discover that Obama’s Executive Branch –- with help, I would add, from some Democrat legislators –- had exploited its massive counterintelligence powers, foreign and domestic, to spy on his political campaign. Holy Moly. As I’ve said, they really did make Richard Nixon look like an underachiever.

It’s at this point where McCarthy conveniently sums up the whole scandal. To quote: “It would become apparent to Trump that the Obama administration had been telling the FISC [FISA court] that his campaign was traitorously complicit in Russia’s hacking of Democratic email accounts. Trump would be poised to find out that the FBI, in coordination with the CIA, the State Department, and friendly foreign governments, had for months been running informants at Trump campaign advisors, aggressively asking them loaded questions designed to implicate the campaign in Russia’s hacking operations. He would hear of the “unmasking” of Trump associates in intelligence reporting so that Obama officials, such as Rice and Brennan, could monitor them. It would become clear to Trump that these steps were taken in stealth, withheld even from the Gang Of Eight that was created precisely to prevent such audacious executive action in the absence of high-level congressional oversight.”

Also, he continues, they realized Trump would know that he, personally, was the target of this scheme. Otherwise, they would have taken any suspicions directly to him –- or to one of his top campaign people with strong national security credentials –- in a defensive national security briefing. And even though there were officials whose blind hatred and loathing of Trump were enough to make them believe (“in their bones,” McCarthy writes) that he actually had corrupt Russian ties, Trump would know their investigation was based on nothing more than unverified, salacious gossip and hearsay generated by the Clinton campaign.

[Aside: I’m not a lawyer, but it seems to me that this will be their defense if (when??) they end up in court. They’ll say they BELIEVED that Trump was a Russian agent and lots of other bad things and so they acted accordingly in the name of national security. Sorry, that doesn’t cut it. If you tried to kill an innocent person whom you loathed and said it was because you BELIEVED that person was bad, you’d still end up in prison for attempted murder. And you should. Even if you believed it in your bones. But this is how they’ll try to justify their actions, if it comes to that.]

Anyway, Trump also knew Obama’s people had buried the criminal case against Hillary, “which, McCarthy writes, “[was] supported by such daunting evidence of guilt that the plain language of criminal statutes had to be distorted to avoid enforcing them.” So the inconsistent standards of “justice” applied to Trump and to Hillary would be glaring.

Obama and his people had ten weeks to do something. In ten weeks, Trump would “inherit the keys to the intelligence kingdom,” as McCarthy puts it. Knowing Trump, they realized he wasn’t likely to just let it go when he found out, even if bringing on a day of reckoning for the esteemed FBI caused him to lose political points. What would they do? Rather then let Trump make it public, they knew it would be better for them to “orchestrate the disclosure themselves.”

So, suddenly, instead of dismissing Russia’s efforts to “meddle in our democracy,” as the narrative had gone before the election, they would turn 180 degrees and blame Russia for Hillary’s loss. With help from the media, they would convince enough of the public that there truly WAS a sinister Trump/Russia conspiracy. And they would work it so any attempt to stop them from endlessly investigating it would be seen as obstruction. We saw that play out with the special counsel for almost two years.

Again, for fascinating late-summer reading, the book is BALL OF COLLUSION, by Andrew C. McCarthy. Here’s that excerpt…

'Ball of Collusion' Excerpt: All the President's Anti-Trump Loyalists | RealClearInvestigations

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  • Darlene F. Donston

    08/26/2019 11:38 AM

    I am waiting for the day when all of Obama's Administration is arrested and put in prison or the gas chamber for Treason, because that is exactly what it was! They are the Evil from Within! In fact, Obama and Clinton's passports should be taken away to keep them from badmouthing Trump and America all over the World!

  • NATHAN C PARIS

    08/26/2019 11:36 AM

    Yes, they certainly did make Richard nixon appear to be an underachiever. In the wake of all this mess, The F.B.I. and D.O.J. have been severely scarred, many believe corrupt throughout,but not so. The People await justice. Anything short of that, The People will lose faith in our government and the damage for doing nothing in regards to accountability can and will scar the population for a long, long time. I hope the right thing for The Country is done.

  • Joseph D Hedrick

    08/26/2019 11:36 AM

    When are all of these people going to jail? It is time to bring out the rope!!

  • Laura Gahan

    08/26/2019 11:32 AM

    Governor, please tell me how to get my democratic friends to listen, and stop watching The basis news, and to read a book like this?? Will they ever change?? Iam so sad and disappointed in so many people I thought I knew, and have had in my life for years. I know Jesus wants us to be kind...thankful for your newsletters. God bless you, and your family (especially Sarah, who I miss a lot!)

  • Barry Spinka

    08/26/2019 11:31 AM

    While Mr. McCarthy's book may be good (I have not read it yet), the people that I know on the other side will never read the book or if they do read parts of it, they will never change their views or minds. This is just the reality of what the "news media" has created.

  • Roland Gilliam Jr.

    08/26/2019 11:30 AM

    Just what do you expect from a person who hates America and want to destroy it from within. Its is all about power and money nothing else. He/They want to be King for life. WHAT WILL COME OF IT NOTHING THEY ARE TOO HIGH UP TO TOUCH.

  • Craig Waller

    08/26/2019 11:27 AM

    What the “Obama administration did to weaponize the institutions of power” was systematic and deliberate. Let’s not forget the IRS scandal against true conservatives, and less known against individuals such as myself. Received fabricated $100k tax bill, released entirely after fighting for 20mo and $10k of my personal finds (this release “coincidentally” occurred a few weeks after IRS scandal broke to public). Disgusting.

  • Sharon Smith

    08/26/2019 11:23 AM

    Oh how I wish justice would be served to all of them, including Obama. But as you have stated could happen, if Michelle ends up as the nominee, then we are truly doomed. Obama has done his job well to divide this country and cause all this evil. President Trump is amazing to withstand all this thrown at him and run this country. He is a very smart man and I pray that the Lord will give him the strength he needs to continue. You, sir, are an amazing man with great insight and I enjoy these emails more than you know. God continue to bless you and the President.

  • rodney burke

    08/26/2019 11:09 AM

    being a communist AND a slime, Barack and his whole team were BOUND to do anything despicable, and criminal. They thought they had the nation by the throat. The whole mess is so far beyond criminal, it's scary. I think we've seen over the last three years the full character of the democratic party. They have none. They are the party of narcissism and sociopathics. There is only one solution for this kind of politician; GITMO for lifAs has been pointed out by several people; a bad spy novel. "You can't make this up" has come from several Fox mouths, and Dan Bongino and likely a few others. I smelled a rat when I heard the Comey soliloquy before congress. Yep we have a case of moral rot. Worst it infested the entire dem party and some republicans. Flake, Mc Cain and a few others. Paul Ryan? All those guys who resigned because Trump won? That should tell us paragraphs.

    Omar is another symptom of Ovomit. The Somali are a disease and it needs to be eradicated. Yes, we can deport. Eisenhower did, that is documented. It is time to send en masse those who hate this country and want to destroy it out! That is NOT racist, That is protecting America. Living up to the oath congress etc. took and intentionally ignored.. america first now has a second meaning. The enemy is well defined. They no longer hide it, time for America to do whatever is necessary to defend against those who want our destruction. And there is no doubt that it is the goal of the left to do EXACTLY that Barack and hilary had a 16 year plan for the destruction of America, it's documented, it's out in the open. We as conservatives are going to have to go into combat to prevent that from happening. We no longer have a choice.

  • Jeanne Dukes

    08/26/2019 11:05 AM

    The term you should be using is sub-rosa government, NOT deep state. You should follow this man's commentaries. He is always spot on.
    A Commentary by American Patriot
    August 25, 2019
    Feet Wet at the Water’s Edge

    Welcome to global politics, as defined by America’s unloyal opposition. The only uncertainty, is whether it’s the entire Democrat party, or just their leadership and their lame stream media co-conspirators, that have decided that it’s okay to hurt the American people, in order to advance their own globalist agenda?

    In their hatred for President Trump, they have discussed it amongst themselves, and decided that it advantages their power agenda, to align themselves with the world adversaries and competitors of the USA. They have in effect formed a shadow government, fully involved in advising and encouraging foreign punitive actions against our homeland, in direct cooperation with such nations as China and Iran, and an assortment of south American communist dictators, against our national sovereignty, trade relations, economy, and military readiness.

    For the first time in American history, we have an active, dedicated fifth column, inside our nation, actively working to undermine our Constitution, and our system of government. They have openly offered sanctuary, and ignored our laws, in order to dilute our patriotism and loyalty to the nation of our birth. They have engaged, collectively, in acts of treason, subversion and sabotage, against the interests of our people. They have encouraged and participated in acts of domestic terrorism against our citizenry, in open defiance against the rule of law and good order. And they live amongst us, disguised as a political party.

    Their very presence in our nation, presents as a clear and present danger and grave threat to our continued existence, our way of life, and the health and welfare of our communities. To ignore or passively stand by, and allow the destruction of our nation from within, is not an option. It would be in effect, a death sentence for all that we cherish and love.

    “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for” (Hillary Clinton) But we’re way beyond the issue of civility. What is on display, is nothing less than a obsessive, compulsive disorder on the part of the Dem leadership, and their media co-conspirators, to do real and lasting damage to the office of the Presidency and to the institutions of the United States of America; based on their irrational belief that they and they alone have the exclusive right of prior approval and consent, as to who may represent the American people, and how those representatives may be chosen, in direct contradiction to the Constitutionally established election process.

    They have in effect, abandoned legitimate political activities, in favor of subversive activities, as a matter of choice; causing great, intentional and enduring harm, to our people. They have broken the covenant which binds, in purpose, all of us as a nation. And in doing so, (with malice of forethought), they forfeit their designation as loyal opposition, and with it, their right to operate as a legitimate American political party. “For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul” (Matt 16:26),…. for soulless revenge, in the name of things that never happened? Feet wet, at the water's edge.

  • Barbara Schuyler

    08/26/2019 11:04 AM

    I attempted to print the "Ball of Collusion" excerpt but it printed out only two pages. Is there any way I can get a copy of the entire excerpt?

  • Jeanne Dukes

    08/26/2019 10:59 AM

    McCarthy is no friend or advocate of Trump. He's a hack. Don't waste your money on his book.

  • Harold Levi

    08/26/2019 10:51 AM

    Wow!! The whole world went crazy when my distant cousin (Richard Nixon) was complicit with spying on the Democrat party. We have an absolute Traitor in Obama, far and away beyond anything cousin Dick ever imagined. I pray to God every night to help our country recover from the Democrat-Nazi-Communist-Socialist-Progressive TRASH.

  • GA Baker

    08/26/2019 10:48 AM

    LINK NOT WORKING

  • Julie Belzeski

    08/26/2019 10:24 AM

    This travesty needs to be made as plain as the nose on our face and those responsible - ALL OF THEM - MUST BE prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Is hanging still the punishment for treason? Because it should be - especially when perpetrated at the highest levels of government and especially when the intent was to complete the plan of globalization of America. They were all on the way to the bank after having laid all the plans to sell-out America - and then Trump happened, praise God. Obama, Clinton, Brennan, Clapper, Comey, Rice, Lynch, McCabe, Ohr and on and on the list goes. They must all be held accountable so that no one ever dares attempt anything remotely similar in the future. ????????????

  • Carol Kloberdanz

    08/26/2019 10:22 AM

    Wow! Justice! On behalf and for our President and the American people! This can never happen again! NEVER AGAIN!

  • Howard Ady

    08/26/2019 10:19 AM

    When all the evidence is in, much from the minor players pleading out in revealing the many felony actors, it should result in the indictment of Obama & his gang!

  • Ron Bangert

    08/26/2019 10:12 AM

    Sounds like another expose has come out in book form. When justice is finally served, will the public be able to side with the Truth allowing Righteousness to Flow again like a Mighty River?

    Social engineering comes to mind. As a Christian-Judeo Nation the rebellion of the 60's produced many fractured groups who came together to form the New Democratic Platform when Nixon defeated McGovern 49 states to 1. They were in a scramble. Totally destroyed.

    Fast forward and today that social engineering has produced today's Democratic Progressives touting their Religion for the country, called Political Correctness (and the government shall not establish religion! Oops!). A counterfeit to True tenants of Faith and a power play at least over the Soul of our Nation.

    I have observed that PC has produced so many talking heads, (masters of spin, bait & switch, smoke 'n mirrors), all to control the dialogue while what is told in this story goes unnoticed, under the radar, where the true corruption takes place.

    May Mr. Barr remove the mask off this entire conspiracy and the scales off the eyes of all who been poisoned by the Progressive Democrat Socialists of our day.

  • James-Lynn Jonas

    08/26/2019 10:10 AM

    We are SO SICK of all the lies happening, stretching the 'real truth', etc. Ready for it to end!

  • Richard Talley

    08/26/2019 10:09 AM

    This is a clear case of treason by the clintons and obamas. Everyone involved needs to be tried and punished .

  • Byron D Mullet

    08/26/2019 10:05 AM

    All sadly true, but Republicans are so slow in bringing justice they will potentially lose the majority in both houses and the presidency and it will be buried forever. The first thing they must do is link mainstream media to the sedition and shut them down in the name of National Security. Trump should declare a national emergency to do it. This is a civil war and it was a coup. so far all the Republicans are willing to do is talk about it wring their hands, write books and deficit spend. There "fiddling as Rome Burns"...

  • Vernon Thompson

    08/26/2019 09:58 AM

    My question still remains. Is the Deep State so deep and the circle so tight that the American people will never see the guilty up to and including Obama receive their just punishment? I can only imagine the efforts that are now or will be in force to protect the "scandal free" legacy of the first black President! Sadly a seriously failed Administration even without the Russia/Trump scandal's!
    I'm sorry but I am still a skeptic based on our government's past performance (witness Hillary et al)!!!

  • Ruth Lilley

    08/26/2019 09:31 AM

    I followed this from beginning to end...I found the 1-5-17 meeting suspicious....I knew then something was wrong...to blame Russia was absurd....to turn the tables on Trump...then to actually watckph Obama saying goodbye to Washington...I knew we would be in good with Trump and my 8 year nightmare was over??

How Obama undermined the incoming President

Less than 6 minute read

August 26, 2019 |

Andrew C. McCarthy’s new book, “BALL OF COLLUSION: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency,” might go down in history as the definitive account of what the Obama administration did behind the scenes in 2015-2017 to undermine Donald Trump, first as a candidate and later as President. It provides eminently solid explanations for what happened and connects the dots so well that it could be a “roadmap” for Attorney General William Barr as he conducts his own investigation and addresses the questions that remain. Though it’s doubtful Barr needs a roadmap at this point.

If you have friends or family members who don’t understand the seriousness of what occurred or who simply have thrown up their hands as the story got increasingly complicated, they should read this book --- or, at least one particular excerpt, which does a spectacular job on its own of concisely explaining what the Obama administration did to weaponize the institutions of power. It’s posted on the RealClear Investigations website; I’ve linked to it at the bottom of this commentary for you to read and pass along.


RELATED READING: Bizarre interview implicates Obama higher-ups in political espionage


To tell the story, McCarthy begins with a reference to the January 5, 2017, White House meeting with Obama and national security officials to discuss their assessment of Russia’s so-called interference in the election and to Susan Rice’s last-minute Inauguration Day CYA text, saying Obama insisted in that meeting that the Trump/Russia investigation be “by the book.” (McCarthy clarifies that Russians weren’t interfering in the election per se --- no ballots or vote tallies were involved --- but in the months leading up to it, by publicizing stolen emails and peddling outrageous propaganda.) President Obama had rushed to complete this assessment; as of January 5, he had just a couple of weeks before he and his staff would be out the door.

McCarthy also divides the timeline at BEFORE Election Day, when everyone thought Hillary was a shoo-in, and AFTER Election Day, that (wonderful) day voters told Hillary to “shoo.” Well before the election, Obama knew all about what the Russians had been doing, cyber-wise, but since it was assumed that Hillary would win, there was no desire to cast even a smidgen of doubt on the upcoming election results. “Because Clinton was the certain victor,” McCarthy writes, “Democrats made a calculated decision that nothing said or done would even hint that her coronation would reflect anything but the will of the people.” Recall that just days before the election, both Obama and Clinton assailed Trump for “daring to question the integrity and legitimacy of the election.” Obama even pointed out that Russia always stirs the pot and makes this kind of mischief (true, and so do we and everybody else, though he wasn’t going to say THAT) and it never amounts to anything in terms of results.

But then, Election Day came, and it knocked not only Hillary and her campaign but the whole Obama team for a loop. Imagine the blood draining from their faces as they realized that in just ten short weeks, none other than Donald J. Trump would be President, positioned to discover that Obama’s Executive Branch –- with help, I would add, from some Democrat legislators –- had exploited its massive counterintelligence powers, foreign and domestic, to spy on his political campaign. Holy Moly. As I’ve said, they really did make Richard Nixon look like an underachiever.

It’s at this point where McCarthy conveniently sums up the whole scandal. To quote: “It would become apparent to Trump that the Obama administration had been telling the FISC [FISA court] that his campaign was traitorously complicit in Russia’s hacking of Democratic email accounts. Trump would be poised to find out that the FBI, in coordination with the CIA, the State Department, and friendly foreign governments, had for months been running informants at Trump campaign advisors, aggressively asking them loaded questions designed to implicate the campaign in Russia’s hacking operations. He would hear of the “unmasking” of Trump associates in intelligence reporting so that Obama officials, such as Rice and Brennan, could monitor them. It would become clear to Trump that these steps were taken in stealth, withheld even from the Gang Of Eight that was created precisely to prevent such audacious executive action in the absence of high-level congressional oversight.”

Also, he continues, they realized Trump would know that he, personally, was the target of this scheme. Otherwise, they would have taken any suspicions directly to him –- or to one of his top campaign people with strong national security credentials –- in a defensive national security briefing. And even though there were officials whose blind hatred and loathing of Trump were enough to make them believe (“in their bones,” McCarthy writes) that he actually had corrupt Russian ties, Trump would know their investigation was based on nothing more than unverified, salacious gossip and hearsay generated by the Clinton campaign.

[Aside: I’m not a lawyer, but it seems to me that this will be their defense if (when??) they end up in court. They’ll say they BELIEVED that Trump was a Russian agent and lots of other bad things and so they acted accordingly in the name of national security. Sorry, that doesn’t cut it. If you tried to kill an innocent person whom you loathed and said it was because you BELIEVED that person was bad, you’d still end up in prison for attempted murder. And you should. Even if you believed it in your bones. But this is how they’ll try to justify their actions, if it comes to that.]

Anyway, Trump also knew Obama’s people had buried the criminal case against Hillary, “which, McCarthy writes, “[was] supported by such daunting evidence of guilt that the plain language of criminal statutes had to be distorted to avoid enforcing them.” So the inconsistent standards of “justice” applied to Trump and to Hillary would be glaring.

Obama and his people had ten weeks to do something. In ten weeks, Trump would “inherit the keys to the intelligence kingdom,” as McCarthy puts it. Knowing Trump, they realized he wasn’t likely to just let it go when he found out, even if bringing on a day of reckoning for the esteemed FBI caused him to lose political points. What would they do? Rather then let Trump make it public, they knew it would be better for them to “orchestrate the disclosure themselves.”

So, suddenly, instead of dismissing Russia’s efforts to “meddle in our democracy,” as the narrative had gone before the election, they would turn 180 degrees and blame Russia for Hillary’s loss. With help from the media, they would convince enough of the public that there truly WAS a sinister Trump/Russia conspiracy. And they would work it so any attempt to stop them from endlessly investigating it would be seen as obstruction. We saw that play out with the special counsel for almost two years.

Again, for fascinating late-summer reading, the book is BALL OF COLLUSION, by Andrew C. McCarthy. Here’s that excerpt…

'Ball of Collusion' Excerpt: All the President's Anti-Trump Loyalists | RealClearInvestigations

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  • Darlene F. Donston

    08/26/2019 11:38 AM

    I am waiting for the day when all of Obama's Administration is arrested and put in prison or the gas chamber for Treason, because that is exactly what it was! They are the Evil from Within! In fact, Obama and Clinton's passports should be taken away to keep them from badmouthing Trump and America all over the World!

  • NATHAN C PARIS

    08/26/2019 11:36 AM

    Yes, they certainly did make Richard nixon appear to be an underachiever. In the wake of all this mess, The F.B.I. and D.O.J. have been severely scarred, many believe corrupt throughout,but not so. The People await justice. Anything short of that, The People will lose faith in our government and the damage for doing nothing in regards to accountability can and will scar the population for a long, long time. I hope the right thing for The Country is done.

  • Joseph D Hedrick

    08/26/2019 11:36 AM

    When are all of these people going to jail? It is time to bring out the rope!!

  • Laura Gahan

    08/26/2019 11:32 AM

    Governor, please tell me how to get my democratic friends to listen, and stop watching The basis news, and to read a book like this?? Will they ever change?? Iam so sad and disappointed in so many people I thought I knew, and have had in my life for years. I know Jesus wants us to be kind...thankful for your newsletters. God bless you, and your family (especially Sarah, who I miss a lot!)

  • Barry Spinka

    08/26/2019 11:31 AM

    While Mr. McCarthy's book may be good (I have not read it yet), the people that I know on the other side will never read the book or if they do read parts of it, they will never change their views or minds. This is just the reality of what the "news media" has created.

  • Roland Gilliam Jr.

    08/26/2019 11:30 AM

    Just what do you expect from a person who hates America and want to destroy it from within. Its is all about power and money nothing else. He/They want to be King for life. WHAT WILL COME OF IT NOTHING THEY ARE TOO HIGH UP TO TOUCH.

  • Craig Waller

    08/26/2019 11:27 AM

    What the “Obama administration did to weaponize the institutions of power” was systematic and deliberate. Let’s not forget the IRS scandal against true conservatives, and less known against individuals such as myself. Received fabricated $100k tax bill, released entirely after fighting for 20mo and $10k of my personal finds (this release “coincidentally” occurred a few weeks after IRS scandal broke to public). Disgusting.

  • Sharon Smith

    08/26/2019 11:23 AM

    Oh how I wish justice would be served to all of them, including Obama. But as you have stated could happen, if Michelle ends up as the nominee, then we are truly doomed. Obama has done his job well to divide this country and cause all this evil. President Trump is amazing to withstand all this thrown at him and run this country. He is a very smart man and I pray that the Lord will give him the strength he needs to continue. You, sir, are an amazing man with great insight and I enjoy these emails more than you know. God continue to bless you and the President.

  • rodney burke

    08/26/2019 11:09 AM

    being a communist AND a slime, Barack and his whole team were BOUND to do anything despicable, and criminal. They thought they had the nation by the throat. The whole mess is so far beyond criminal, it's scary. I think we've seen over the last three years the full character of the democratic party. They have none. They are the party of narcissism and sociopathics. There is only one solution for this kind of politician; GITMO for lifAs has been pointed out by several people; a bad spy novel. "You can't make this up" has come from several Fox mouths, and Dan Bongino and likely a few others. I smelled a rat when I heard the Comey soliloquy before congress. Yep we have a case of moral rot. Worst it infested the entire dem party and some republicans. Flake, Mc Cain and a few others. Paul Ryan? All those guys who resigned because Trump won? That should tell us paragraphs.

    Omar is another symptom of Ovomit. The Somali are a disease and it needs to be eradicated. Yes, we can deport. Eisenhower did, that is documented. It is time to send en masse those who hate this country and want to destroy it out! That is NOT racist, That is protecting America. Living up to the oath congress etc. took and intentionally ignored.. america first now has a second meaning. The enemy is well defined. They no longer hide it, time for America to do whatever is necessary to defend against those who want our destruction. And there is no doubt that it is the goal of the left to do EXACTLY that Barack and hilary had a 16 year plan for the destruction of America, it's documented, it's out in the open. We as conservatives are going to have to go into combat to prevent that from happening. We no longer have a choice.

  • Jeanne Dukes

    08/26/2019 11:05 AM

    The term you should be using is sub-rosa government, NOT deep state. You should follow this man's commentaries. He is always spot on.
    A Commentary by American Patriot
    August 25, 2019
    Feet Wet at the Water’s Edge

    Welcome to global politics, as defined by America’s unloyal opposition. The only uncertainty, is whether it’s the entire Democrat party, or just their leadership and their lame stream media co-conspirators, that have decided that it’s okay to hurt the American people, in order to advance their own globalist agenda?

    In their hatred for President Trump, they have discussed it amongst themselves, and decided that it advantages their power agenda, to align themselves with the world adversaries and competitors of the USA. They have in effect formed a shadow government, fully involved in advising and encouraging foreign punitive actions against our homeland, in direct cooperation with such nations as China and Iran, and an assortment of south American communist dictators, against our national sovereignty, trade relations, economy, and military readiness.

    For the first time in American history, we have an active, dedicated fifth column, inside our nation, actively working to undermine our Constitution, and our system of government. They have openly offered sanctuary, and ignored our laws, in order to dilute our patriotism and loyalty to the nation of our birth. They have engaged, collectively, in acts of treason, subversion and sabotage, against the interests of our people. They have encouraged and participated in acts of domestic terrorism against our citizenry, in open defiance against the rule of law and good order. And they live amongst us, disguised as a political party.

    Their very presence in our nation, presents as a clear and present danger and grave threat to our continued existence, our way of life, and the health and welfare of our communities. To ignore or passively stand by, and allow the destruction of our nation from within, is not an option. It would be in effect, a death sentence for all that we cherish and love.

    “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for” (Hillary Clinton) But we’re way beyond the issue of civility. What is on display, is nothing less than a obsessive, compulsive disorder on the part of the Dem leadership, and their media co-conspirators, to do real and lasting damage to the office of the Presidency and to the institutions of the United States of America; based on their irrational belief that they and they alone have the exclusive right of prior approval and consent, as to who may represent the American people, and how those representatives may be chosen, in direct contradiction to the Constitutionally established election process.

    They have in effect, abandoned legitimate political activities, in favor of subversive activities, as a matter of choice; causing great, intentional and enduring harm, to our people. They have broken the covenant which binds, in purpose, all of us as a nation. And in doing so, (with malice of forethought), they forfeit their designation as loyal opposition, and with it, their right to operate as a legitimate American political party. “For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul” (Matt 16:26),…. for soulless revenge, in the name of things that never happened? Feet wet, at the water's edge.

  • Barbara Schuyler

    08/26/2019 11:04 AM

    I attempted to print the "Ball of Collusion" excerpt but it printed out only two pages. Is there any way I can get a copy of the entire excerpt?

  • Jeanne Dukes

    08/26/2019 10:59 AM

    McCarthy is no friend or advocate of Trump. He's a hack. Don't waste your money on his book.

  • Harold Levi

    08/26/2019 10:51 AM

    Wow!! The whole world went crazy when my distant cousin (Richard Nixon) was complicit with spying on the Democrat party. We have an absolute Traitor in Obama, far and away beyond anything cousin Dick ever imagined. I pray to God every night to help our country recover from the Democrat-Nazi-Communist-Socialist-Progressive TRASH.

  • GA Baker

    08/26/2019 10:48 AM

    LINK NOT WORKING

  • Julie Belzeski

    08/26/2019 10:24 AM

    This travesty needs to be made as plain as the nose on our face and those responsible - ALL OF THEM - MUST BE prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Is hanging still the punishment for treason? Because it should be - especially when perpetrated at the highest levels of government and especially when the intent was to complete the plan of globalization of America. They were all on the way to the bank after having laid all the plans to sell-out America - and then Trump happened, praise God. Obama, Clinton, Brennan, Clapper, Comey, Rice, Lynch, McCabe, Ohr and on and on the list goes. They must all be held accountable so that no one ever dares attempt anything remotely similar in the future. ????????????

  • Carol Kloberdanz

    08/26/2019 10:22 AM

    Wow! Justice! On behalf and for our President and the American people! This can never happen again! NEVER AGAIN!

  • Howard Ady

    08/26/2019 10:19 AM

    When all the evidence is in, much from the minor players pleading out in revealing the many felony actors, it should result in the indictment of Obama & his gang!

  • Ron Bangert

    08/26/2019 10:12 AM

    Sounds like another expose has come out in book form. When justice is finally served, will the public be able to side with the Truth allowing Righteousness to Flow again like a Mighty River?

    Social engineering comes to mind. As a Christian-Judeo Nation the rebellion of the 60's produced many fractured groups who came together to form the New Democratic Platform when Nixon defeated McGovern 49 states to 1. They were in a scramble. Totally destroyed.

    Fast forward and today that social engineering has produced today's Democratic Progressives touting their Religion for the country, called Political Correctness (and the government shall not establish religion! Oops!). A counterfeit to True tenants of Faith and a power play at least over the Soul of our Nation.

    I have observed that PC has produced so many talking heads, (masters of spin, bait & switch, smoke 'n mirrors), all to control the dialogue while what is told in this story goes unnoticed, under the radar, where the true corruption takes place.

    May Mr. Barr remove the mask off this entire conspiracy and the scales off the eyes of all who been poisoned by the Progressive Democrat Socialists of our day.

  • James-Lynn Jonas

    08/26/2019 10:10 AM

    We are SO SICK of all the lies happening, stretching the 'real truth', etc. Ready for it to end!

  • Richard Talley

    08/26/2019 10:09 AM

    This is a clear case of treason by the clintons and obamas. Everyone involved needs to be tried and punished .

  • Byron D Mullet

    08/26/2019 10:05 AM

    All sadly true, but Republicans are so slow in bringing justice they will potentially lose the majority in both houses and the presidency and it will be buried forever. The first thing they must do is link mainstream media to the sedition and shut them down in the name of National Security. Trump should declare a national emergency to do it. This is a civil war and it was a coup. so far all the Republicans are willing to do is talk about it wring their hands, write books and deficit spend. There "fiddling as Rome Burns"...

  • Vernon Thompson

    08/26/2019 09:58 AM

    My question still remains. Is the Deep State so deep and the circle so tight that the American people will never see the guilty up to and including Obama receive their just punishment? I can only imagine the efforts that are now or will be in force to protect the "scandal free" legacy of the first black President! Sadly a seriously failed Administration even without the Russia/Trump scandal's!
    I'm sorry but I am still a skeptic based on our government's past performance (witness Hillary et al)!!!

  • Ruth Lilley

    08/26/2019 09:31 AM

    I followed this from beginning to end...I found the 1-5-17 meeting suspicious....I knew then something was wrong...to blame Russia was absurd....to turn the tables on Trump...then to actually watckph Obama saying goodbye to Washington...I knew we would be in good with Trump and my 8 year nightmare was over??