The release of State Dept. and Obama admin memo’s having the ex-President telling his staff to do things ;by the book’…something Donald Trump is allergic to…Obama WAS worried about the Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election that the FBI and Intelligence community HAS confirmed…Trump’s efforts to invent an “Obamgate’ like the bull shit ‘Birther’ lies has proved unfounded ….
Donald Trump IS gonna keep on try to run against Barack Obama in a attempt to ‘beat’ him in his own ego….And try to erase the reality of his win in 2016 WITH the help of the Russian’s…Who we have already been warned will try to keep ‘their’ guy in the American White House…*When will find out what the connection actually is between Donald Trump and the Russians?)
Donald Trump running against Barack Obama just isn’t gonna work…
Donald Trump trying to plant ‘loyalist’s’ in the Justice Department and other places isn’t gonna work either…
But it IS gonna help Joe Biden ….
And a Biden win is gonna have a LOT of people in Washington and other places VERY worried…
While right-wing media continue to whip their audiences into hysteria over a nefarious Obama-led plot to undermine Trump, the documents — strategically released by Trump’s political lackeys atop the intelligence and law enforcement communities — do absolutely nothing to further such asinine conspiracy theories. In fact, they prove the opposite.
The recently disclosed files show the Obama administration’s diligence and focus in the wake of Russia’s sweepingassault on American democracy. Moreover, contrary to unhinged right-wing conspiracy-mongering, the materials demonstrate Obama’s dedication to upholding the FBI’s independence from improper political influence.
In short, Trump’s election-year ploy to distract the American public with selective leaks of sensitive information backfired. Spectacularly so.
The FBI — rightly — opened counterintelligence investigations into several Trump campaign officials following a litany of Trump World contacts with shady Russian intelligence cutouts; these meetings coincided, naturally, with Moscow’s brazen campaign to swing the 2016 election in Trump’s favor.
The president’s baseless conspiracy theory du jour holds that members of the Obama administration improperly interfered with the FBI’s investigation into Michael Flynn, the first person President Trump fired (for lying to Vice President Pence and the FBI). Conservative pundits also peddle thoroughly unsupported claims that Obama appointees, as part of a vast anti-Trump plot, leaked sensitive information about Flynn’s case to the media.
But the evidence is abundantly clear: Obama — unlike Trump — was adamant about staying out of the FBI’s investigation into Flynn.
Trump’s future acting attorney general remembered then-President Obama saying that he “did not want any additional information” on Flynn’s case. Even more to the point, Obama’s national security adviser noted that Obama was “not asking about, initiating or instructing anything from a law enforcement perspective” regarding the Flynn probe. Instead, Obama told the FBI to proceed “by the book.”
Obama, in essence, kept a wall of separation between the FBI and the presidency — as there should be. And just like that, unhinged conspiracy theories of a nefarious Obama-led, anti-Trump plot melt away.
Obama’s dedication to preserving the bureau’s independence from political influence also begs comparisons to Trump’s shamefully improper demandfor “loyalty” from an FBI director. Ditto for the president’s indefensible attempts to obstruct the Flynn investigation.
Moreover, assertions that Obama and Biden “both actively followed the [Flynn] investigation” — published in these pages — fly in the face of the facts. Reviewing intelligence reports on improper interference in U.S. foreign policy is wholly separate from “actively following” a sensitive, compartmentalized FBI counterintelligence investigation. There is not a shred of evidence that Obama appointees engaged in the latter. Full stop.
Conspiracy theory-spouting pundits also assert — again, without an iota of evidence — that Obama’s team leaked sensitive information about Flynn to the media as part of a broader plot to damage Trump.
Some context is in order. In late 2016, then-President Obama slappedaggressive sanctions on Moscow in retaliation for Russia’s sweeping assaulton American democracy. Flynn, coordinating with “senior members” of the Trump team, then colluded — in the truest sense of the term — with a high-level Russian government official to undermine U.S. pressure on the Kremlin….
Could Trump’s ‘scorched earth ‘ campaign against Biden and the Democrats be a series of misses?
Is Donald Trump trying to get Joe Biden elected?