You don't have to love Donald Trump or what he stands for in order to hate tin-pot fascist dictatorships who use State power to influence election results. Just like you don't have to support Marine La Pen in order to be horrified by the current regime in France ordering her a mandatory psychiatric review because she holds a different opinion regarding the sovereignty of the nation she calls home.
Last week, on Monday, Donald Trump issued an order demanding the release of documents related to the Obama administration's efforts to spy on the Trump campaign in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election.
"In an unprecedented move that stunned current and former intelligence officials, President Donald Trump on Monday ordered the public release of highly classified documents and text messages related to the FBI investigation into whether his campaign conspired with Russia.
A statement by the White House press office said Trump had directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Department of Justice and the FBI to declassify about 20 pages of a highly sensitive application for surveillance against Carter Page, a one-time Trump foreign policy aide...
Trump also ordered the agencies to publicly release, in full, all text messages relating to the Russia investigation of former FBI Director James Comey, Former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, and current Justice Department lawyer Bruce Ohr, a Russian organized crime expert. Those are all people Trump has criticized as out to get him. All had Top Secret clearances granting them access to sensitive government secrets." NBC News
Intel officials immediately clamored to have him cease and desist in that effort. The glorious intelligence agencies were frightened of something.
"U.S. intelligence officials, blindsided by President Donald Trump's order that they make public highly sensitive files in the Russia investigation, are hoping the White House will allow them to conduct a formal declassification review and damage assessment before they are forced to release the documents, current and former officials tell NBC News." NBC News
And as a result, last week, on Friday, The Donald walked-back those demands citing, among other things, requests from "key allies" to keep those documents a secret from the American public.
Apparently the 5-Eyes gave The Donald the stink-eye... and he shriveled up... like a frightened turtle.
"I met with the DOJ concerning the declassification of various UNREDACTED documents. They agreed to release them but stated that so doing may have a perceived negative impact on the Russia probe. Also, key Allies' called to ask not to release. Therefore, the Inspector General has been asked to review these documents on an expedited basis. I believe he will move quickly on this (and hopefully other things which he is looking at). In the end I can always declassify if it proves necessary. Speed is very important to me — and everyone!" President Trump
When the story first broke last week, a number of Trumpites went ballistic in their unbridled excitement (see here, here and here). Finally, they thought, some real "CHANGE" was going to happen. Trump and his swamp-state administration of career politicos and Goldman Sachs globalists were going to expose some real criminality from the Obama days.
The MAGA crowd was all... HOPEY CHANGEY... if you will pardon the irony.
But, alas, turns out the Duke of Orange is about as "real" as his fake progressive predecessor and... nothing happened.
Nothing is going to happen just like Killary Clinton will NOT be "locked up" for the crimes she committed and we aren't going to leave Syria like Trumpster promised during the election and as recently as a couple months ago.
Why? Because the Washington Consensus and the Deep State wont allow a TV star and WWE clown to come to their city and dictate what will and will not happen.
Over a year ago I covered the 5-Eyes Spying program and the core of the Russian-hacking psyop.
Only a few of my articles still remain after the Great Purge of WordPress
If you recall, when the story of the Brits spying on opposition candidate first broke, the MSM and the various "intelligence officials" became indignant. How DARE someone suggest our special friends in Britain would use the 5-Eyes program to illegally attempt to influence one of our sacred elections!?!
It was an outrage that posed an existential threat to our glorious institutions and our very way of life!
- GCHQ dismisses 'utterly ridiculous' claim it helped wiretap Trump | US ...
But then a funny thing happened on the way to the high horse pedestal... another "respected" news service had to admit... yeah, it was true and since it wasn't Fox News... they had to be taken seriously.
"Britain’s spy agencies played a crucial role in alerting their counterparts in Washington to contacts between members of Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russian intelligence operatives, the Guardian has been told.
GCHQ first became aware in late 2015 of suspicious “interactions” between figures connected to Trump and known or suspected Russian agents, a source close to UK intelligence said. This intelligence was passed to the US as part of a routine exchange of information, they added.
Over the next six months, until summer 2016, a number of western agencies shared further information on contacts between Trump’s inner circle and Russians, sources said.
The European countries that passed on electronic intelligence – known as sigint – included Germany, Estonia and Poland. Australia, a member of the “Five Eyes” spying alliance that also includes the US, UK, Canada and New Zealand, also relayed material, one source said." The Guardian
Turns out GCHQ had in fact been spying on the Trump campaign team (and others by the way) since late 2015 around the same time it started to look like Trump might just win the nomination.
Since the 5-Eyes program was specifically designed to allow our allies to spy on our citizens on behalf of our government (since that pesky constitution thing doesn't allow direct domestic spying) one might come to the conclusion, if one were to be conspiratorial in their thinking, that the Obama administration was trying to make sure they were followed up in Jan. 2017 by a "like minded" regime like, say, Hillary Clinton would have been.
That's why the texts and the emails from various administration officials that was sought to be released would have been pretty damning for the unDemocratic Party of American. Especially right before a mid-term election in which the banksters are investing heavily in their retaking control of at least one of the houses of congress.
Yes, the Obama administration and the Deep State's intelligence agency assets that lived within it, many of whom still reside in the House of Trump, tried to steal an election back in 2016.
It wasn't Russia. It wasn't Russian bots or trolls or useful idiots.
It was ObamaGod and the Grandmother Candidate Hillary Clinton.
And Friday's development, Trump caving into the demands of those very same Deep State intelligence assets and their 5-Eyes friends proves it, once and for all, beyond any shadow of a doubt.
What is also proves is that you can't vote your way to "CHANGE" The Permanent State has its hooks in way too deep for democracy to actually pose any threat to them.
And... once again... absent any real accountability on this front, we can fully expect this newly ratified by acquiescence tool to be used over and over again by future (or current?) administrations.
The Shining City on the Hill my ass.
More like a Shanty Town Atop a Dung Pile.