Vlad’s Pals

Robert Muller concluded his investigation and submitted his findings to Attorney General William Barr. After more than 25 million dollars, 2,800 subpoenas, 500 search warrants, 500 interviews, 13 requests to foreign governments, and the efforts of 40 FBI agents and 19 lawyers, what have we learned?

We learned that the Russians attempted to meddle in our election, but Donald Trump and his campaign did not collude with them.

The Russians tried to interfere with our election. They posted Facebook adds and hacked the unsecured email accounts of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton. That’s not new. The Russians have always tried to do that. We know about it, we prepare for it, and in most instances, we stop it before it happens. We do it too, but we’re much better at it than the Russians. We actually topple the governments we don’t like. Our problem is our inability to manage the situation after we instigate the regime change. That’s neither an apology or a condemnation, it’s simply a statement of fact.

The President of the United States is not a Russian agent. That’s a relief. Can you imagine what would happen if Muller concluded that he was? Global markets would crash, the economy would go into free fall, and millions of hardworking Americans would watch helplessly as their 401K’s and retirement savings disappeared. We should all be thankful that the President of the United States is not a Russian operative. Well, apparently not.

Several members of Congress, the media, and Hollywood are disappointed with Muller’s findings. Now, are they more disappointed that the Russians attempts to subvert our election failed, or that the President of the United States isn’t a traitor? Perhaps they’re upset about something else? Perhaps they’re disappointed that the coup d’état failed, and Donald Trump is still President. Make no mistake about it, this was an attempt to overthrow an existing government by illegal and unconstitutional means.

Senior members of our government initiated a counter intelligence investigation into the campaign of a Presidential candidate without any evidence of either a crime being committed, or our national security being compromised. They knowingly used politically motivated, unsubstantiated and fabricated accusations provided by Russian sources, and compiled by a foreign agent to illegally secure a warrant to spy on US Citizens and surveil the campaign of candidate Trump. They leaked classified information to the media to bolster their investigation and repeatedly lied to and misled the American public about the scope and intent of the investigation. This was an attempted coup; a conspiracy between the deep-state, congressional democrats, and the media to remove the lawfully elected President of the United States from office.

The list of the conspirators includes; John Brennan, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; James Clapper, former Director of the National Intelligence Agency; James Comey, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Andrew MacCabe, former Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bruce Ohr, Senior Official at the Department of Justice; Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, former members of the FBI; Congressmen Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell, Senator Richard Blumenthal and others. Also complicit in this conspiracy are members of the media who willingly and gleefully disseminated propaganda and lies intended to smear, discredit and undermine the President of the United States. This is the worst case of political corruption and abuse of power in American history.

The coup could have succeeded had not Robert Muller refused to cooperate with the conspirators. He did his job, let the facts and not political prejudice and unsubstantiated inuendo guide his investigation, and found no evidence of collusion by any citizen of the United States.

Why did they do it? Why did these conspirators violate their oaths of office and shred the very Constitution they swore to defend?

Most of them probably believe that what they were doing was right. Conspirators usually do. That’s what makes them so dangerous. They believe, and many have publicly stated, that Donald Trump is unfit to serve as President of the United States. That he is a threat to our democracy, and they had “A Higher Loyalty” to save the American people from themselves.

They should have paid closer attention in their High School Civics Class because that’s not the way it works in the United States. A group of self-appointed deep-state bureaucrats don’t get to decide who’s President. The American people get to decide, and they did back in 2016 when they elected Donald Trump. If the opposition party is unhappy with the President’s personality, policies or performance our system provides the means to remove him from office. It’s called an election. You select a candidate, present your ideas to the American people, and unseat him at the polls. That’s the American way.

In retrospect, if Vladimir Putin’s plan was to subvert our election and undermine the American people’s confidence in its political institutions, then he succeeded. But who are Vlad’s real pals; the non-existence Trump colluders, or the DNC, deep-state, and media?

The Muller investigation may have concluded but the crisis persists. We live in a time where the power of Government has never been greater. It’s ability to surveil, investigate and intrude upon the lives of its citizens is immense and virtually unchecked. We now know that given the opportunity, political ideologs and deep-state operatives will misuse and abuse that power. The American people can no longer trust the governmental agencies empowered to protect and safeguard its liberties and freedoms. We can no longer count upon the fourth estate to objectively and fairly function as our watchdog against governmental overreach and political corruption. The very institutions that were created to protect and preserve the Constitution have betrayed it. We are literally at the crossroads of tyranny.

It falls to Attorney General William Barr to bring us back from the brink. He must fully investigate, prosecute and punish those who violated their oaths of office, abused their power and betrayed the American people.