Friday, December 15, 2017

All of Hillary’s Men

The only picture of collusion emerging from the Russian probes is one that implicates Hillary’s. Across the U.S. government, political appointees and deep state hacks were helping Hillary and gunning for Trump. One of her partisans over at the FBI, Peter Strzok, performed a virtual hat trick of political espionage: he went from inoculating Hillary against criminal prosecution (by convincing Comey to soften his description of her mishandling of classified information) to joining the quest to nail Trump, all while writing to his mistress, also at the FBI, that they had a mutual duty to prevent Trump from winning the White House. The cooings of the two turned into plotting. “Maybe you are meant to stay where you are because you are meant to protect the country from that menance,” she wrote to him, to which he replied: “Of course I’ll try and approach it that way.”

As an appropriately exasperated Jim Jordan, among others, reviewed all of this damning material at a Congressional hearing Wednesday, witness Rod Rosenstein, the Deputy Attorney General, looked blank, like he was listening to names read from the phone book. Could Rosenstein be any more of a D.C. mandarin? None of the blatant evidence of bias and political dirty tricks seemed to interest him at all. And, of course, the media is playing dumb about it all, recycling the usual lie that high professionalism and liberal bias can coexist in the government, a self-serving defense reporters often use to absolve themselves when caught out in donations to the Democratic Party.

In one of Strzok’s texts to his mistress, he alludes to an “insurance policy” the FBI must take out to prevent Trump from occupying the White House. The media calls this a “mystery,” and not one it finds terribly intriguing. What, they half-heartedly ask, could he possibly be referring to? To anybody even remotely paying attention to the criminal leaks both before and after Trump’s victory, it is obvious what he meant. The insurance policy unfolded in multiple ways: the FBI planting stories in the press about a criminal probe into bogus Trump-Russia ties, CIA director John Brennan using the front page of the New York Times to float half-baked foreign intelligence on the Trump campaign, Susan Rice spying on Trumpworld, Sally Yates and company trying to entrap Trump officials, and Obama holdovers frantically collecting material for what they hoped would be an impeachment case against Trump.

Obama Pentagon official Evelyn Farkas had blurted out that portion of the insurance policy earlier this year:

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