The fact that Obama has set up an opposition movement in the District of Columbia is a worrisome bit of news.
Obama’s goal, according to a close family friend, is to oust Trump from the presidency either by forcing his resignation or through his impeachment.
And Obama is being aided in his political crusade by his longtime consigliere, Valerie Jarrett, who has moved into the 8,200-square-foot, $5.3-million Kaloroma mansion with the former president and Michelle Obama, long time best friends.
Jarrett played a vital – if at times low-key – role in the Obama presidency. She lived in the White House, dined with the Obamas, and help shape his domestic and foreign policies.
She was also born in Iran and speaks Farsi. I wonder at her role in the Iran deal.
Now, we find more bad news.
Obama used the US intelligence apparatus to spy on Trump’s presidential campaign.
June 2016: FISA request. The Obama administration files a request with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) to monitor communications involving Donald Trump and several advisers. The request, uncharacteristically, is denied.
October 2016: FISA request. The Obama administration submits a new, narrow request to the FISA court, now focused on a computer server in Trump Tower suspected of links to Russian banks. No evidence is found — but the wiretaps continue, ostensibly for national security reasons, Andrew McCarthy at National Review later notes. The Obama administration is now monitoring an opposing presidential campaign using the high-tech surveillance powers of the federal intelligence services.
Why would the FISA court approve such a thing ? Why would the Obama people continue when no evidence was found ?
The evidence of Democrat intrigue is sickening.
The New York Times continues to be obsessed with the Russian story. Do Democrats want war with Russia to try to take out Donald Trump ?
In a Washington atmosphere supercharged by the finding of the intelligence agencies that Mr. Putin tried to steer the election to Mr. Trump, as well as continuing F.B.I. and congressional investigations, a growing list of Russian contacts with Mr. Trump’s associates is getting intense and skeptical scrutiny.
Of course it is “scrutiny.” They are desperate to create another Watergate story, the last time they were able, with the help of their media wing, to force a sitting president out of office.
36 thoughts on “The attempted coup d’etat going on now.”
And Trump just blasted the eavesdropping news to the world. This is going to get real interesting.
Andy McCarthy has now weighed in and it isn’t pretty.
this does not end with Jeff Sessions. No more than it ended with Mike Flynn. No more than it would end if the media-Democrat complex were to obtain the much coveted scalp of Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Seb Gorka, or one of the other Beltway gate-crashers we’ve come to know over the last six improbable months. The objective is President Trump: preferably, his impeachment and removal; but second prize, his mortal political wounding by a thousand cuts just in time for 2018 and 2020, would surely do. As I tried to explain in my book Faithless Execution (2014), impeachment cases do not just spontaneously appear. They have to be built over time, and with vigor, because most Americans — even those who oppose a president politically — do not want the wrenching divisiveness and national instability that impeachment unavoidably entails. The reluctant public must be convinced that there is urgency, that the president’s demonstrated unfitness has created a crisis that must be dealt with.
I wonder if Democrats are prepared to deal with the fallout in 2018 if this fails.
So Trump associates supposedly had contacts with Russians, which in and of itself is bad, mmmkay. Don’t think about how silly that is, because don’t think. But the endless contacts myriad democrats had with Russians is different, because shut up.
As Brian just noted, Trump is complaining about the wiretaps on twitter, to his 25.9 million followers. I just don’t think the left is going to be able to socially engineer this into a major scandal. I doubt a single person who voted for Trump believes any of the shinola shoveled by the NY Times, or cares anything about what the NY Times says on any subject, nor has Trump played along by firing Jeff Sessions. I’m sure the boot licking adjuncts of the left in the gop establishment are all a-twitter (ha ha) because they see a way to rid themselves of this meddling Trump- but if they mattered as much as they think they do Trump wouldn’t be president. I can’t wait to see his next press conference, by the way.
I agree that this certainly is an attempted coup, but it is also a clown show. These people are fools. What would they do if Trump made issue with Iranophiliac Valerie Jarrett, and her role in both the Obama White House and the Iran deal? Why doth treason never prosper, what’s the reason? Because if it prospers, none dare call it- wait, what happens if someone does call it treason?
Perhaps the guy who just won election as president, despite relentless attacks from essentially the entire political establishment of the United States, including the dreaded deep state and its associated espionage bureaucracies. Not only that, but the guy in charge of the Justice Department is a former Senator who was famously an early supporter, who chose the job of Attorney General because he got his pick. Hmmm….
Interesting, that doesn’t quite cover it.
As he did so many times in the campaign, Trump just picked up the game board and threw it across the room, while his opponents thought they had him in checkmate. Doesn’t he know you’re not allowed to fight back against the Deep State? You’re supposed to just wring your hands and plod along while they drip, drip, drip, safe in the shadows. Sorry, cockroaches, time for the search lights to show you for the pitiful trash you are.
The proper response by Pres. Trump would not be to just publicize the wire taps, as he is currently doing, but revoking the security clearances of everyone who saw that wire tap data.
Whether they are currently or formerly employed by the Federal government – See Valerie Jarrett.
Pres. Trump needs to publicly name the FISA judge that approved that wire tap and request the Federal Judiciary conduct an investigation and punishment.
Then when the Judiciary doesn’t, because they are a club that does not punish anybody, then request the House of Representatives impeach the FISA judge or judges involved.
The Democrats in the Senate would not vote to convict, but having the trial and forcing those Senators to publicly eat Obama’s abuse of power will help Red State Republican challengers in the 2018 Senate races.
I agree. When Flynn was forced out I posted something similar. There should be a trail of who knew about spying on the Trump team, and they should all be called out. I didn’t realize at the time about the last minute rule changes designed to spread the info all across the government and make it harder to out the rats.
We have a civil war, just beginning to show. It’s so beautiful in the spring. ;)
The FBI has been infiltrated by at least a few Soviet moles over the years. The most notorious was Robert Hanssen. Imagine if some mole got hold of information connected to the FBI’s political spying apparatus. The potential blackmailing would discourage any retribution. It might even encourage officials to look the other way, or worse, collude with the spies. We can’t rule out the possibility that the operation to undermine and overthrough Trump is being directed by foreign elements using operatives at the highest levels.
No, WE have a civil war. It has gone from cold to lukewarm, and stands a good chance of getting hot soon.
You Canadians have picked a side to root for, because you are really fond of being controlled by a Deep State.
Apparently due to Trump’s peaceful remarks an increasing percentage of Americans and a majority of the 18-29 demographic
no longer consider Russia an enemy.
But it’s important that Trump follow through and does not appease his enemies by, for example, injecting more troops in the Syrian theater and/o continuing Obama’s funding of jihadis attempting to overthrow Assad. As for friendship with
Russia, he should not have appeased them by firing Flynn, even though I have doubts about Flynn. My doubts are related to
the fact he tried to persuade Putin in the past to abandon Iran as an ally and to help replace Assad.
This, no degree of tradeoffs is going to convince Russia to do, so if Flynn’s “pro-Russian” stance was dependent on
such, it’s doubtful there was going to be any meaningful and welcomed change, but otoh contact might just have resulted
in Putin persuading Flynn and others that maintaining full spectrum dominance everywhere in the world ain’t viable anymore.
“You Canadians have picked a side to root for, because you are really fond of being controlled by a Deep State.”
Not me. You may have missed my delight and surprise at Trump’s election.
With the international situation as it was we were completely stalled by the unceasing American maneuver for preeminence. Everything was pretty well locked up and nothing was moving in the great game of power. This is not good for the world. It makes any real progress very difficult.
Now the whole thing is up for grabs and that, in it’s self, is good for everyone, except those poor fools who dropped the ball. They are , however, extremely powerful and well connected fools, and as South Park so perfectly put it: “She is pisssssed!”
About that civil war- what really jumps out at me about the last decade is justly how badly the left has played its hand.
In 2009, it looked as if it was all over, and the left had won. I figured we’d get gun control, cap-n-trade, something like Obamacare, amnesty, amnesty, and more amnesty, plus much else I couldn’t dream up.
I figured the civil war would be some significant fraction of the American people resisting the armed might of the state as it attempted enforce an unpopular decree, say to collect guns or something worse. At best, Texas would attempt to secede, to escape the insane rule of Hillary Clinton, then bringing along a bunch of other states.
But in any case the machinery of the state would be in their hands.
Well. Events saddled up and rode them down. The best they have been able to do lately is conjure up some riots and a silly attempt to have California secede via ballot initiative.
Now they’re attempting to wishcast another Watergate. I’ve already expressed my opinion about that- but I note again that instead of controlling the government directly as they recently did now they have been reduced to merely scheming against it.
That isn’t what success looks like.
Here is a marker for the future —
When I read Andrew McCarthy at this link —
and then I read this —
” FISA strictly segregates its surveilled information into two categories: highly confidential information of the most serious of crimes involving foreign acts of war; or, if not that, then information that should never have been gathered, should be immediately deleted, and never sourced nor disseminated. It cannot be both.
Recognizing this information did not fit FISA meant having to delete it and destroy it. According to published reports, Obama’s team did the opposite: order it preserved, ordered the NSA to search it, keep it, and share it; and then Obama’s Attorney General issued an order to allow broader sharing of information and, .. Obama aides acted to label the Trump information at a lower level of classification for massive-level sharing of the information. The problem for Obama is simple — if it could fit a lower level of classification, then it had to be deleted and destroyed, not disseminated and distributed, under crystal clear FISA law. Obama’s team’s admission it could be classified lower, yet taking actions to insure its broadest distribution, could even put Obama smack-middle of the biggest unlawful surveillance and political-opponent-smear campaign since Nixon. ”
It sure as hell looks to me like a criminal RICO conspiracy to violate Trump’s civil rights under color of law.
The act of improperly grading Trump’s FISA data and then spreading it through out the federal government was a criminal act by a conspiracy.
The RICO angle puts all the media types, and their parent media organizations, reporting leaked Trump data from the FISA wire tap into the Trump Justice Department prosecutorial cross hairs as members of a criminal conspiracy.
Here is another related link —
Gateway Pundit: Obama administration source confirms wiretapping:
BLUF: There was a FISA wire Tap on a Trump Tower server.
My gut says this was a “Black bag job” where a physical device was planted on the server.
If Pres-elect Trump was indeed warned of the device after he won the election. His Trump corporate cyber security team would have swept every server in the Tower as a matter of course.
If the black bag team was not sent back to get the device in time…
…there are a whole lot of implications in that thought.
Maybe they will get their Watergate after all- only instead of Republicans going to prison as a result, they will.
forcing those Senators to publicly eat Obama’s abuse of power will help Red State Republican challengers in the 2018 Senate races.
Have you seen who the new Governor of Missouri is ? A Republican and former Navy SEAL.
McCaskill must be shaking in her boots.
It seems that way.
Trump White House Orders Investigation of Alleged Illegal Wiretapping by Obama Administration on Trump Tower
Jim Hoft Mar 5th, 2017 8:30 am
From the above Gateway Pundit link —
Sean Spicer tweeted this out on Sunday.
Reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling. President Trump is requesting that as part of their investigation into Russian activity, the congressional intelligence committees exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016. Neither the White House nor the President will comment further until such oversight is conducted.
So yesterday afternoon a bunch of Obama alums started being much more circumspect talking about this issue, and were pretty much conceding that the “wiretapping” (or something similar) did in fact happen, and that their team’s denials were quite specific in claiming that O didn’t order them personally.
Now we have folks like Clapper himself (proven liar to Congress) going on record, instead of staying in the shadows and speaking off the record. They clearly know that “administration sources say” isn’t going to cut it anymore. The rules have changed.
Very interesting times.
Somewhere a couple weeks ago (maybe here, but I don’t think so?) I read a comment by someone saying that what is going on now is basically fighting over the gun. No more pussyfooting around. No more pretending we’re going to all just get along.
These FISA cover wiretap crimes are one outcome of a successful Trump encryption and security defense of his cyber-systems.
To successfully bug Trump Tower server in Oct 2016, a “black bag” crew had to go through the Secret Service security bubble to place a capture device on the server.
For that to work, the Secret Service had to cooperate, if not place the bug themselves.
And Trump Tower corporate security has independent video records of all the movements of everyone into and out of the Trump Tower security bubble.
You have to know at this point those video records have been gone through with a fine toothed comb before Pres. Trump’s wire tap-tweets and everyone in the tower in that time period has been or is being investigated/surveilled.
IMO, Pres. Trump’s going public with the Obama Administration bugging of Trump Tower was Pres. Trump “kicking over the table” to panic the low level operatives involved with this conspiracy into activating their respective “Escape Plans” without consulting with other members of the conspiracy to get their stories straight.
I dunno. I have a hard believing it would have gone down like that, but the government can be awfully inept.
What is quite clear at this point is that there were in fact wiretaps.
Also, the MSM is a complete joke–running constant headlines saying “without evidence” when 99% of their national political stories are completely unsourced, and mostly attributable to Ben Rhodes and his band of jackals and vipers.
Trent, that’s an interesting theory. I happen to think Trump is smart, unlike the left. I also think Obama is not nearly as smart as he thinks he is.
Hillary may be pretty smart or at least her consiglieri, Cheryl Mills, is smart enough to have a shredding party in the State Department.
I wonder if they got rid of enough ?
The first request was before anyone thought Trump would win – are/were Obama’s & Hillary’s people acting in unison? One of the similarities with Watergate is that someone running for President was pretty paranoid, one of the differences was that the White House was housed by someone of her party and not of her campaign. On the other hand, I never thought someone with his political background was going quietly out of office – that hasn’t been the history in other nations cursed with such a leader.
Oh, well. I liked the way Cotton noted that Obama had done what Russia wanted and Trump was doing the opposite (I don’t care what Trump said to Putin – I care what he is doing. And I don’t understand why people like Chris Wallace won’t deal with are just plain facts – like the pipelines, etc.)
The Dems are starting to get their talking points in order, and the main one seems to be that IF Trump was wiretapped (i.e., they are conceding he was), then it’s really bad for Trump because it means he was strongly believed to be a traitor or something. Now, that’s a pretty flimsy case. But if that’s the only case presented to the public, it could go far. Here’s where Trump is at a serious disadvantage as a man functionally without a party. I have yet to hear a single GOP figure say that IF this happened, then Obama was spying on a domestic political opponent and that is completely beyond the pale. Nothing but crickets, as far as I can tell.
I’m fairly sure that by this point the NSA has made certain that all the Congresscritters have got the message from them about ‘shut up, get in line, or we can made something bad happen to you’. (Whatever it is doesn’t even necessarily need to be true, just plausible, and beat the drums.)
I’m thinking what ValJar’s statements amount to is Fedexing a sword over to Loretta Lynch, with instructions on how falling on it works. Because the Attorney General’s office is in charge of asking for FISA warrants.
“Of course, she did it all by herself, for reasons only know to her. We are outraged.”
Comey says FBI did not wiretap Trump before the election.
Question: did FBI wiretap Trump AFTER the election?
A capture device planted when you thought Trump was going to be a sore loser for pick up after he lost — and you “officially cancelled” the wire tap — pretty much allows you to technically say you didn’t wiretap before the election.
How about FBI Director Comey testifying to about that under oath.
Take that back, we are dealing with a NY TIMES report on what FBI Director Comey said —
The Hill reports:
Senior American officials told The New York Times on Sunday that Comey has said the president’s wiretapping allegations are not true and asked the Justice Department on Saturday to publicly correct the record.
The report comes after President Trump, in a series of early Saturday tweets, claimed President Obama had ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower.
The FBI and the DOJ declined to comment to the Times.
Comey wants the Justice Department to deflate Trump’s claim because there is no evidence to support it, the Times reported, and it insinuates that Comey’s FBI broke the law, the officials told the paper.
So we have no real idea exactly what FBI Director Comey said or didn’t say.
This is a interesting comment from “The Conservative Tree House” web-log —
The FBI may not have wiretapped Trump Tower but what about the DOJ? A few weeks ago Mike Cernovich wrote in an article that the major “leaker” was the DOJ’s head of counterintelligence – David Laufman. It seems to me a head of counterintelligence would be able to get a FISA warrant. The question should be asked of David Laufman – did he wiretap Trump Tower?
The Dems/MSM are really lining up together now, now that the newsweek has started. This afternoon on the top of the hour update on a local AM station I heard a national “reporter” say that either Trump was just making this up, or else a judge found probable cause that he was an agent of a foreign power, and either Trump is in serious trouble.
And where exactly is the GOP? I see plenty of attacks from online conservatives, including a few folks like Roger Kimball and Eric Erickson who I wouldn’t have necessarily expected, but from elected GOP officials it’s still crickets as far as I can tell.
So heads the left wins, and tails Trump loses.
Bovine excrement. This is why people stopped believing these people, and why they couldn’t prevent him from winning.
I figure the exact opposite is true- Trump is telling the truth, and the Obama regime lied to the judge to get an illegal search approved, and topped it off by breaking the law to keep snooping. I bet a lot of people who heard that report have concluded the same.
As for the gop, they need to pick a side, once and forever. Their options are Trump and the people who voted for him, or the left.
Choose only one.
Xennady: I agree entirely. It’s just very striking that the GOP is ceding the field, presumably because most of them hate & fear Trump more than they do the Dems.
Jarrett speaks Farsi? Got a cite for that?
Yes, she was born in Iran – her father was working for the Shah’s government in some medical/biological project. But the family left Iran when she was five. She might have picked up some Farsi as a child, but in general, people lose such fluency after moving away.
Unless she had later contacts with Iranians as an adult, it seems unlikely that she would have ever spoken Farsi again.
It’s possible there she might have contacts with post-Shah Iran through the Nation of Islam. Iran cultivates the NoI despite its outrageously blasphemous (to Moslems) doctrines. Jarrett probably attended Trinity United, which also played footsie with the NoI.
But AFAIK no one has documented any such contacts. Her malign influence on U.S. policy toward Iran seems to have other roots.
Rich, you may be correct about Jarrett and Farsi, although a neurosurgeon friend whose wife is Danish, spoke Danish to their daughter for her first two or three years so she would know the language. Kids under 10 are programmed to learn language and speak any language they learn at that age without an accent.
Age five may be too young to retain well but the principle is the same. According to that profile she also spoke French at home.
I remember a report about friction between Trump’s private security team and the Secret Service. Of course, everyone denied a problem but it’s looking like there was fire beneath the smoke.
I would trust the private security more. USSS has been a mess during Obama,.
Maybe it’s “like master like man.” but I don’t know.
So little is known about Team obama still, it’s difficult to spot a loose thread. The Jarrett Iran thing is enticing, but closer yet, is the relationship between these various Islamic dictatorships and the A/A community in the U.S. As someone commented above, NOI and it’s various factions have long had ties. Iran, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Sudan. Another sordid chapter of American history ripe for exposure.
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