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One way or another, Trump’s DoJ did not raid Hillary. And specifically, I mean that either he didn’t order the DoJ to turn her vodka cave upside-down, or the DoJ refused to do it because reasons.
Either Trump was a better, more moral President than Biden, or the mutiny and coup against Trump was real — or both. But it cannot be the case that neither claim is true.
I know that I sound like a broken record at times, but Benghazi was a clarifying moment for me. The Deep State is real. It amounts to at least a fourth branch of government, the investigation is the cover-up, and while many kooks are wrong, some of them are right.
Clinton’s e-mail server held a great many secrets which would be injurious to her, to Obama, and to the Democrat / Deep State project. This is also why it existed in the first place — to avoid legally required monitoring and potential disclosure. “Yoga,” my butt.
Hillary’s server was the nexus of a lot of bad stuff, because the people using it felt secure. Fools. One of my favorite targets for dumpster-diving that thing would have been the emails surrounding conversations between Hillary and folks like Petraeus, for whom I lost all regard. I do think that the kerfuffle surrounding his affair was a lifeline to get him out of the line of questioning, the same way Susan Rice was moved under the Executive Privilege umbrella just in time. Petraeus could still have answered questions related to his time in the previous office (and so could Rice), but for some reason, the excuse “no longer in office” was allowed to fly, and neither would return to testify when the heat was on. Convenient, that. And by heat, I mean the unanswered question, “who gave the order to stand down?”
Remember that the Benghazi debacle occurred shortly after Obama declared Mission Accomplished in the war on terror, and shortly before his re-election. This is why Susan Rice peddled the absurd Nakoula Nakoula YouTube video story on five Sunday morning shows. Bad America, you offended the Islamic Jihadis whom Obama, I assure you, soundly defeated Nothing to see here — not a terror attack, nothing to do with the administration. The incomprehensible action of absolutely nothing was our response. The only way our response could possibly have been nothing is if there was immense pressure to suppress every instinct, trained response, and formal duty of various subordinate decision-makers and force commanders in the area. It came from somewhere.
The ship has sailed on “Who gave the order?”, we will never get the answer, and Hillary cruised away from another disgusting episode, the key to which was that server. Why do you think she had the server vaporized, and fought so hard to resist efforts to preserve, to obtain copies, to publicize the contents? And why was she allowed to get away with it despite Republican control of the House? Remember Darrell Issa? Remember Trey Gowdy? Great fiery speeches. Bolshy Slovos.
Add to that the pay-for-play Clinton Global Initiative, the presence of obviously classified material, sometimes mutilated to remove classification markings, and the well-founded suspicion that John McCain’s own version of Charlie Wilson’s War running guns from Libya to Syria was represented on that server. That server was the Hunter Biden laptop of the Clinton operation, and it slipped away. Somehow. Because reasons.
The server’s existence itself was a crime, it contained evidence of multiple crimes, and the clean-up was yet another crime. Net result — no crime committed, no criminal intent, “no reasonable prosecutor would bring charges.” You know the drill. “Deny, deny, deny”, and when the “unimportant” and unaskable become old news and “already answered”, the thing is complete.
Slipped away because reasons, maybe, but via methods, and those methods have increasingly been brought to bear against the Republic itself. Through the Benghazi cluster of very bad things, the Deep State both honed its tools and learned that it could get away with a lot more than it had thought. This was not a case of the President knocking over countries and abandoning good — great — men to die in foreign hellholes. This was something below the surface doing it regardless of the President’s intent.
Clinton was only in Washington DC for Obama to “keep his enemy closer”. By putting her in the cabinet, he restricted her freedom of movement, except it only sorta worked out. He reduced her threat to himself, and empowered her to lay waste to swathes of the government and the world at large. he could lean on her, but she could also operate her cabinet-level department as she saw fit, and that’s exactly what happened. The Clinton Crime Family Global Initiative rolled on, after all, with her faction increasingly competing not against Obama, but against the Biden Crime Family. Even at the time, they fought for the number two spot regardless of title. Russian Reset. Burisma. Rosemont Seneca Bohai and ten percent for the big guy.
I would say that for fans of Kremlinology, the US is now the most “Kremlinized” major power, followed by China and then Russia. The DNC/DLC split has never actually been resolved, and during the Obama administration, it seems to me that Obama went with the third option — he weaponized the government itself as a partisan tool, and now he and his shadow government subsist entirely within the intel community and the inscrutable Byzantine bureaucracy. ‘The One” has ascended into the machine. The Biden camp and the Clinton camp are still competing for the number two spot. They both have to in order to keep their permanent campaigns up so that any attempt to bring them to justice is met with media howls about the power of government being used for partisan purposes against a political rival.
And then we have Trump, against whom no number of impeachments, show trials, real FBI raids, Democrat pillaging of American cities, or other Goldsteinization will ever suffice. The two-minutes-hate will continue to be broadcast for 47 minutes of every hour, every day, and will not stop regardless of your eventual capitulation. Comrade.
I suspect (and I almost never credit this throwaway laziness) that we do not have words adequate to convey the horror of what is happening. I suspect the Russian language abounds in them. And perhaps soon, Chinese. Those people are waking up while we sleepwalk.
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