Disgraced FBI chief James Comey’s tortured explanation of his bizarre official conduct before and after the 2016 election aptly reflects the murky atmosphere in The Swamp, where Comey has long resided.
In his televised interview by Clinton Democrat George Stephanopoulos Sunday night to promote his new book, Comey, the Beltway Nostradamus, sanctimoniously declared President Trump to be “morally unfit” for the office he holds.
But the only things Comey’s interview actually confirmed are: 1. Comey is a consummate coward; 2. All his acts were driven by politics, not the law or evidence; 3. Comey believes he can read minds (HRC’s and Trump’s); and 4. Comey deliberately orchestrated, with the assistance of fellow traveler Deputy A.G. Rod Rosenstein, the appointment of their pal and fellow Swampster Robert Mueller as Special Counsel to investigate Trump.
Comey long ago forfeited any claim to the moral high ground. His contradictory description on national television of how HRC grossly mishandled classified information on her private server but lacked “the intent” to commit the crime was peculiar, since the statute in question is a strict-liability law which required no proof of intent. And lacking the courage to leak classified information himself, he planted it with a friendly law school professor to get it to the NY Times.
But Comey is not the only Swampster coming after President Trump.
On Monday, April 2, 2018, FBI agents conducted a no-knock raid on the offices and residences of Michael Cohen, President Trump’s private attorney.
The US Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York obtained the search warrants after a referral from Special Counsel Robert Mueller to investigate the payment of $130,000 by Cohen to porn-star-turned-political-provocateur Stormy Daniels, allegedly to suppress her allegation that she had a one-nighter with Trump 12 years ago; and the failure of the Trump campaign to report the same payment as a political contribution.
Unable to produce a scintilla of evidence to show “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia after a year of investigation by the rabid anti-Trump Clinton supporters Mueller hired, Mueller has broadened the inquiry. The scope of Mueller’s inquiry now apparently includes the process crime of obstruction of justice, and more broadly, anything related to President Trump’s business and personal history.
By associating the SDNY US Attorney’s office in the Cohen/Trump investigation, Mueller has guaranteed that even if his office fails to nail Trump on Russian collusion or obstruction of justice, there’s a brand-new, non-Special Counsel investigation against Trump with a life and resources of its own.
Never mind the formerly sacrosanct principles of attorney-client privilege, statutes of limitation, and probable cause requirements. Mueller’s raison d’etre is to get Trump.
Mueller’s client is The Swamp — and The Swamp is angry.
In the Senate hearing on Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo last week, Democrat Swampsters spewed vitriol at Trump. Even though foreign policy crises are rampant, including threats from North Korea, Syria, China, Russia, Iran, Mexico, Venezuela, and Gaza, the Democrat senators primarily asked leading questions about what Pompeo knew or thought about Mueller and his investigation and what Trump might have told Pompeo about it.
Our country is facing existential economic and foreign challenges. But this past week, the breathless media only wanted to talk about mind-reader James Comey giving his opinion about what Trump was thinking during their three face-to-face meetings; whether Trump was going to fire Mueller and/or Rosenstein; the Michael Cohen treasure trove of formerly attorney-client privileged files; or Trump’s motives in granting a long-overdue pardon to Scooter Libby.
Libby was wrongly convicted by another runaway Special Counsel representing The Swamp, Patrick Fitzgerald. You should read the shocking details in op-ed and opinion pieces in the April 14 edition of the Wall Street Journal.
The Swamp, of course, is Washington, DC, where its denizens work the Political-Legal-Lobbyist Complex for power and money.
Trump is already rich. And, as President, is the most powerful man in the world. He doesn’t need The Swamp. The Swamp doesn’t like that.
That’s why The Swamp is out to get the President — by any means necessary.