We learned last week from the New York Times that the FBI actually opened an inquiry into President Trump –- not candidate Trump, but sitting President Trump --- because of words and behavior that caused them to suspect he was working as an agent of Russia.  Seems to me it didn’t take much of anything at all for them to levy this outrageous charge; one of their flimsy reasons was the obvious (and funny) joke Trump had made about Russia finding Hillary’s “lost” 33,000 emails.  This was very obviously just a flip remark designed to comment on Hillary’s “carelessness” (to be accurate, her criminal negligence and destruction of evidence) regarding many thousands of deleted emails, yet it suggested nothing about that to FBI top brass, as they refused to acknowledge her lawlessness.  To frothing-at-the-mouth anti-Trumpers like James Comey and former CIA Director John Brennan, he was making a dead-serious request of his comrade Vladimir.

This alone shows they have flipped out.  One thing about leftists:  if they ever did have a sense of humor, they have definitely lost it.  In fact, I remember making a similar joke about the Russians being able to find Hillary’s emails, even before Trump did.  It’s so obvious --- what comedy writers call “low-hanging fruit.”


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Oh, and the FBI thought Trump was treating Putin too nicely.  Never mind that policy-wise, he’s been very hard on Russia.  Do they even consider that Trump has to negotiate with leaders throughout the world and for that reason needs to maintain as cordial a relationship with them as possible?  It’s up to him as President to decide how best to do that and what appearance to maintain.  If Trump says something nice about Putin, it just means he’s trying to create optimal conditions for working with him.  In fact, it seems to me that if Trump really were a Russian agent, he’d be LESS likely to say something nice about Putin.  He’d be trying to throw observers off the scent by putting on the tough act instead.

 

Would the FBI have dared to open an investigation into President Obama under similar circumstances?  For example, after Obama was caught on an open mic saying “...I’ll have more flexibility [to work with Putin] after the election,” did they think, “Whoa, what did he say?  The President must be a Russian secret agent!  A traitor!  We must unseat him!”?  Never.

 

But it’s this level of thinking that apparently led the FBI to rationalize investigating a sitting President.  It’s hard to know where to start in any discussion of how serious this is.  I’ve used the term “bloodless coup” before in speculating about what the FBI was trying to do to bring down Trump, but this latest development takes us beyond speculation.  If it’s true, the evidence for such a coup is now crystal clear.  I assume the story was leaked to the New York Times to try to get ahead of it before it blew up, as transcripts of some very damaging testimony from former top FBI officials before House Republicans were inevitably coming out.

 

In light of this ridiculous story, it’s important to recognize that America has experienced known examples of collusion with Russia –- even Soviet Russia, during the Cold War.  Mark Levin, on his Sunday night TV show on FOX News, discussed one very big one with top Russia specialist Dr. Paul Kengor, Grove City College professor of political science for 20 years and the executive director for the Center For Vision And Values.  He has written about the known collusion between Ted Kennedy and the Kremlin to defeat Ronald Reagan in his 1984 bid for re-election.  One particular document found in 1991 in the archives of the Central Committee after the defeat of Communism proves this, and the story was reported by Tim Sebastian in the London Times and the BBC in 1992.  According to Dr. Kengor, the American media did exactly nothing with it.

 

From the document, we learn that Sen. Kennedy’s friend John Tunny went to Moscow on his behalf to discuss their mutual problem with then-President Ronald Reagan.

 

Here’s just one sample quote from the Kremlin document, written by the head of the KGB to Russian President Andropov:  “Senator Kennedy, like other rational people, is very troubled by the current state of Soviet-American relations.  Events are developing such that this relationship coupled with the general state of global affairs will make the situation even more dangerous.  The main reason for this is Reagan’s belligerence, and his firm commitment to deploy new American middle range nuclear weapons within Western Europe.  According to Kennedy, the current threat is due to the President’s refusal to engage any modification to his politics.”

 

So, through a go-between, Kennedy certainly appears to have been conspiring with the Kremlin to discuss their mutual Reagan problem in the time leading up to Reagan’s re-election.  He blames Reagan 100 percent, not the Russians, for the deteriorating relationship between the two nations, and says he’s impressed with Soviet dictator Andropov.  There is even a discussion of what Reagan’s political vulnerabilities might be; these seemed to be issues related to war and peace.

 

According to this document, Kennedy offers to communicate to the American electorate that the Russians have peaceful intentions.  He’s actually running interference for the Soviets, helping them with their public image in America.  He offers them advice, outlining steps that should be taken.  He offers to go to Moscow and meet with Andropov, and also help arrange for Soviet officials to come to the United States and speak before the American public.  He even said he’d work to get them interviews with such journalists as Walter Cronkite and Barbara Walters!

 

At the end of the document, its author says, “I shall await instructions,” and he also speaks of Ted Kennedy’s own presidential prospects, especially looking ahead to 1988. 

 

Dr. Kengor describes this wide-ranging document as dealing with American foreign policy and matters of national security --- including nuclear policy --- as well as an American presidential election.  He says this is like having a letter today from the head of the Russian GRU to Vladimir Putin outlining an American political leader’s offer to help defeat a sitting president.  Imagine if something like that turned up implicating Donald Trump.  Now THAT would be a smoking gun.

 

Yet when the story came out in the British press in 1992, it was met by the American media with a yawn.  According to Dr. Kengor, Ted Kennedy was never even asked about it.  In 2007, Dr. Kengor published a book that included the document and laid the story out:  THE CRUSADER:  RONALD REAGAN AND THE FALL OF COMMUNISM, from Harper Collins…

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061189243/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i3

 

No major media outlet did a thing on this.  There was only one small story done by a cable TV channel in Philadelphia (and good for them), to which Kennedy’s office responded with a brief statement that took exception with the “interpretation” of the document.  There was no denial of the document’s authenticity.

 

But since nobody ever pressed Kennedy on it, we don’t know what happened after the document was written.  And we can’t exactly ask him about it now, so we probably will never know if he made the trip to Moscow and/or took further efforts to work with the Russians to undermine Reagan.  Andropov died within a year of receiving the document.

 

At some point, Dr. Kengor talked with a few longtime members of Congress about this, and one of them told him something like, “Look, Sen. Kennedy was doing this in the interest of peace.  He was worried about the Cold War and justifiably worried about Reagan.”  Dr. Kengor’s response was, “Well, we can’t say what his motives were because nobody has asked him!”  I would add that regardless of his motivation and no matter how thoroughly he had rationalized it, if he did what he certainly seems to have done, it was a heinous act of treason.

 

THAT is what Russian collusion looks like.  Not Trump saying he gets along well with Putin or telling a little joke about getting Russians to find Hillary’s emails.  Ted Kennedy really conspired with Russians, or apparently tried to.  And nothing was ever done about it at all.

 

This isn’t the only example of American political leaders actually conspiring with Communists.  Dr. Kengor and Mark Levin touch on a few others in their January 13 interview.  At this writing, it hasn’t been posted yet, but here's the link...

 

https://www.foxnews.com/shows/life-liberty-levin

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  • Darwin Drake

    01/16/2019 01:37 AM

    Time to drain the swamp and to save taxpayer money, don't build enough prisons to hold them all, just buy enough rope. If justice is ever served we will need a lot of rope and a lot of new faces to replace the hanged. Scary part is finding honest new faces! Just look at what "We the people" elected this last election! Appears we don't even know how to elect good people into office. Hard to admit the state of our country! I'm old enough where I might not see our fall, but God help our young ones!

  • Verna Stankevich

    01/15/2019 05:50 PM

    It’s unsettling to think that the President of the United States has trust issues within our own FBI and DOJ. To me that’s a National Security Emergency!
    Our President needs People he can Trust to be better informed.
    Wish he could just start fresh in those Branches of Government.

  • Maureen Turnberg

    01/15/2019 02:45 PM

    Was Christopher Wray involved in any way in this mess?

  • Randy J. Taylor

    01/15/2019 02:13 PM

    As long as the media is in bed with the Left it shall always be so. I think President Trump should issue the following statement on the wall. "I have changed my mind and agree with the Democrats that the wall is immoral and inefficient and does not represent our Country in the proper light to the rest of the world. Therefore I am going to ask the Democrats for six billion dollars to tear down existing walls and to implement whatever border security measures they deem efficient." If they disagree then they are admitting that walls work and they will never agree with anything that the President wants.

  • Doug Hatfield

    01/15/2019 09:47 AM

    Has justice disappeared from our government? The Dept. of Justice seems to be either being involved in covering up the FBI law breaking acts or the lack of the word "justice" in their title. Is the Attorney General is just a figure head to lead an existing department or a coward to bring an end to this lack of injustice by bringing charges against the law breaking FBI top brass? It seems this country is on a down hill slide due to the failure by the "supposed' leaders in D.C.

  • Linda Orf

    01/15/2019 09:43 AM

    This presidency has been a real eye opener to me. It absolutely amazes me how pure hatred actually does blind otherwise intelligent people.

  • Frank Chavez

    01/14/2019 11:31 PM

    How is it that with everything that has come out on the so called dossier paid for by Clinton, the FBI goes out on this investigation?? They need to correct their mistakes and investigate Clinton's e-mail server, the putz that was her server administrator and the fees President Clinton received and the sale of uranium to RUSSIA by the Dept of State. A lot of folks need to at least lose their jobs and possibly go to prison!

  • Darlene Donston

    01/14/2019 09:42 PM

    I tell you this is getting downright scary! Just look who the Democrats have voted in this year.....the same old same old and then there is the Muslim and Ocasio-Cortez that is enough to make your toes curl. Now the FBI is investigating President Trump! Where did they get their orders to do that, also I just heard on TV that the FBI has tooooooo much power! Well, how come?? It should be taken away! In fact we think that President Trump should have FIRED everyone that was in Obama's Admin. right from the beginning when he took Office. They were ALL under the Radar! Now with 2020 coming up something has to be done with our voting system. Take away Soros's voting machines in every State and put paper ballots back in, at least they all turned out instead of machines changing the votes into all Dim votes! With all these Illegals being able to vote in most States, they may be at least that smart when coached to vote Dim for sure with all the benefits Newsom wants to give them in CA! Oh and New York isn't much better! Our Country really is going down with all the abortions they want to give out, I can't believe what I read about the Methodist Church on FB today, they say it is ok! Can you believe that? I have been a Methodist all my life, I can't believe it! Then there are the Gays, Transy's, the Lesbians all kinds of weird people that believe the way the Democrats do and the young people are just thinking everything is just fine and dandy with it. I tell you WE THE PEOPLE have a lot to worry about for the next 2 years!

  • Betty Gooder

    01/14/2019 09:37 PM

    Thank you, Governor, for putting in the reference about Mark Levin's interview with Dr. Kengor. I watched it last night and was livid. That document should be plastered all over social media because it's a cinch MSM won't breath a word of it any more than they did when it happened. First Ted Kennedy lets a girl drown and does nothing about it and then he tries to collude with the Russians to block President Reagan from having a second term. Never did like that man.

  • William Taylor

    01/14/2019 08:53 PM

    Mike,
    IF Mr Comey was so thoroughly anti-Trump that he would become part of a ‘bloodless coup’, why did he re-open the ‘Clinton email investigation’ so close to the election with the obvious negative impact on Ms. Clinton’s presidential campaign?

  • Frank Melick

    01/14/2019 08:02 PM

    So if the FBI was that corrupt then, it must be completely infested with leftest operatives now.

  • Michael Galloway

    01/14/2019 07:39 PM

    The distraction of the President possibly being a Russia agent or working with Russia- what a farce. Just one more of many distractions, lies and obstruction by the corrupt disgusting Democratic party. These people will stoop to any level because they HATE Trump! It is such a huge motive or the number one reason the Democrats do what they do- they are the hateful, despicable political party. If they are ever ever given too much control again after this fiasco of them controlling the House- America will be forever lost. Everything the Democrats, leftist and socialist touch is ruined or destroyed.
    Another laugh, yesterday phony Dick Durbin said he just can't understand how the President could be such good buddies with Putin. Was Dick Durbin and the rest of the phony Democrats concerned about Obama's relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood, Iran, Louis Farakan and many others- NO! Of course not. They weren't concerned about Obama's buddies, his disregard for our Constitution or his hatred for Israel and a long list of other concerns. But now, the phony Democrats spread their hate, lies, distractions for Trump and by doing so spread their disdain for the 63+ million who voted for the President, which of course included those deplorables.

    The swamp is so deep and so disgusting. Unless there is justice for the Clintons, Comey, Brennan and so many more on a long list, the justice system is gone and the swamp stays stagnant and undrained !!!!

  • Thomas Rouse

    01/14/2019 06:59 PM

    Many Americans are blaming President Trump for the government shut down. I believe the release of this information was deliberate, and being used to further push people against the president in an attempt to move voters to support Democrats.

  • Laurie Giesler

    01/14/2019 06:36 PM

    What happened to evidence of a crime BEFORE investigation? This is dangerous territory when the FBI can open an investigation on ANYONE without evidence of a crime being brought to them! Get the Traitors out of all government offices, State and Federal.

  • Don Bergee

    01/14/2019 05:23 PM

    Please pass on to President Trump, concerning Mexico paying for the wall. When we add insulation to the walls of our house, Public Service Energy Company doesn't write us a check, but the money we save and don't have to pay out, is well worth it.
    Also, the other day on Rush Limbough, he played tapes of Obama, Hillary, Bush, and Bill Clinton all stating that the border with Mexico was a mess and needed to be fixed. How about those tapes be played on all networks to prove that the Democrats believe in border protection, but are just not going to give in to Trump. Purely Political !

  • Bee Roberts

    01/14/2019 05:19 PM

    Hey loved the show this weekend!! Listen I have a suggestion for liberals who think the border in Texas is not a dangerous place. Drive on down to McAllen , El Paso, or Del RIo and spend 2 nights in a hotel and go walking in town after dark alone! They would run screaming home in terror!

  • Keet Parakeet

    01/14/2019 05:13 PM

    Sigh. Folks without a sence of humor a universe class danger to themselves & others. & they probably still don't have the sence to blush & crawl under a rock about taking Trump's one liners for stupid admissions.

  • James Vaughn

    01/14/2019 04:58 PM

    I have been "watching" this for a few days now and am still amazed that, for me, the MOST VITAL question (so far without an answer) is, "WHO AUTHORIZED THIS (OR ANY!) SUCH INVESTIGATION? I am NOT a lawyer, just a plain, vanilla taxpayer and the identity of the originator is important.
    Such a person apparently thinks that he or she is MORE IMPORTANT then the ELECTED head of our country.

  • Harold Levi

    01/14/2019 03:12 PM

    I don't understand why anyone is surprised by the anti-America Communist Democrats. All of this media thrashing is merely noise to hide their shenanigans. Unless we have an Article V Convention of States to amend the Constitution in the manners that is suggested by the Convention of States organization the country will be Communist in one more generation. The reason Obama and his ilk want me and the other old farts dead is that we remember what it was like before radical Democrats took over.

    BTW - tell Trump that the answer as to why a wall is that we are trying to protect what God had given us, which is a biblical directive. This is in the face of Satan's minions trying to stop the wall and enforce destruction of the United States of America, the Last Promised Land.

  • Debra Walker

    01/14/2019 02:27 PM

    Where is the outrage of our elected Republican leaders? Without the support, or at least unbiased voice of mainstream media, and only a small handful of media types to oppose this outrageous garbage, we have no unity or strong leadership to effectively push back. We are in a dangerous position of losing the freedoms that this country has stood for since the beginning of our formation as a nation and right now I believe the majority of conservatives feel powerless. It's going to take extremely strong leadership with a well spoken message, starting NOW to rally the voters and numbers we need at the polls in 2020 to maintain the path we're on with President Trump. As much as I support him 100% with his policies, I am afraid with his speaking style (particularly half spoken sentences and tweets that leave to much open for negative mis-interpretations) that he will lose some voters and not be able to pull the independents in that he needs to win again. If he doesn't win again, we are lost.

  • Rosalie Gilliland

    01/14/2019 01:55 PM

    This is outrageous, but not surprising. The Left is the Left for a reason. As for Kennedy, we know he was a liar, a cheat, and a murderer. Should we be all that surprised to learn he was a traitor too?

  • Teddy Woodward

    01/14/2019 01:42 PM

    Yesterday on Face the Nation, they were openly calling the president a Russian Intel person. Are there any laws for LYING and DEFAMATION of character? HOW DIFFICULT is it to see who the TRUE TRAITORS ARE. A LOT of these "presstitutes"belong in the PENETENTIARY. It is DISGRACEFUL and UNAMERICAN to the CORE! HANG 'EM!!!

  • Vernon R Freeck

    01/14/2019 01:25 PM

    Thanks for bring use useful news and articles. GOD bless

  • George D Morlan

    01/14/2019 01:23 PM

    I have been surprised to see that neither you nor anyone else has made the point that when Trump made his crack bout the Russians finding the missing Clinton emails there was nothing to be hacked. Mrs Clinton had destroyed them. It would have been impossible for this to be a Trump request for the Russians to go get the emails. Put in context, it was a recognition that the Russians (and others) had almost certainly gained access to the Clinton server so had the missing emails.

  • rodney Burke

    01/14/2019 12:53 PM

    well, thanks to God, we dodged another bullet, Ted Kennedy. Can you imagine the disaster that would have been with him in the WH? I shudder to think. I think it's time for a Platoon of Marines to round up the top 3 tiers of the FBI and bout them on a barge for GITMO. DT needs to stop tweeting and start trying for treason and sedition. We have a major disease in the DOJ and the FBI and it might be in the State Department as well.

    Course we KNOW what is wrong with congress. It is infested with mental illness. Same thing, remove and replace or maybe just remove and wait till 2020 to replace. When all the players are in custody, they need to be named in the open. Yeah, we have a problem, a huge one, integrity has gone out the window. Does PR tell us anything about congress? Does me, plenty.