New York Post: “…we are witnessing a homegrown attack on a sitting president…”
The New York Post just published an article from Michael Goodwin that really hits the nail on the head.
Despite Obama’s attempts to deny the story, it is NOT going away.
New reports out today also suggest Hillary and Bill Clinton may have been involved.
This excellent article from Michael Goodwin at the NY Post really sums up the situation quite nicely. He explains the strategy of the Dems, including all this Russian garbage, and how Trump finally decided to fight back Big League.
Take a look:
Here a Russian story, there a Russian story, everywhere a Russian story — all based on leaks from anonymous sources. You don’t have to be a spook to spot the plan: Destroy Donald Trump by putting him in a bear hug.
To judge by their scattershot approach, the conspirators are fishing for a bombshell. The fallback goal is to inflict death by a thousand cuts.
Already they’ve gotten one scalp and part of another. Gen. Mike Flynn is gone, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions is wounded. Each made a mistake that obscured a larger truth: Somebody in the government has been spying on Trump’s team and giving top secret information to anti-Trump media outlets.
Our president is many things, but dumb he’s not. He recognized the stakes, so Saturday he struck back in a way that dramatically upped the ante in the war over his presidency.
Trump’s early-morning tweets accusing President Barack Obama of having wiretapped him at Trump Tower startled the world. It is a sensational claim, but in light of the tsunami of leaks from intelligence agencies, the president is right to suspect that he’s the target of a dirty game.
To start with, the unprecedented alliance against him clearly includes remnants of the Obama administration, and probably the former president himself. The recent New York Times report that Obama and his team dropped intelligence findings like bread crumbs so they would get wide readership and to prevent the Trump administration from burying them reveals an attempt to undermine if not subvert a legally elected president.
The Times report conveys suspicions that Trump would deep-six the findings if he could while giving a free pass to Obama’s leakers who may have committed crimes. The Times knows who in the Obama camp was involved and what they did. The paper has an ethical obligation to report it.
Yet here’s the rub: What exactly was in those findings? All the public knows is that intelligence officials said they investigated whether the Trump campaign had ties to Russia, and we only know that because it was leaked by anonymous sources.
But that knowledge, while sounding suspicious, raises more questions than it answers.
For example, did investigators looking at Trump’s campaign find anything substantive? The Times has said no but keeps suggesting the probes continue. Publicly, the FBI won’t confirm or deny anything and even Congress is frustrated by the bureau’s behavior.
Yet the fact that there are leaks reveals something important: The investigation involved monitoring phone calls and maybe computers and maybe physical surveillance.
One piece of evidence involves the Justice Department warning to the White House that Flynn lied when he said he hadn’t discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador during a December phone call.
Justice could know that only because the call was bugged and there was a transcript. We were assured, anonymously, of course, that the tapping was on the Russian, not Flynn.
But what if that wasn’t true? What if Flynn was being tapped?
Here’s another clue: How did the Washington Post learn that Sessions met twice with the Russian ambassador? Sessions was a United States senator and an early and vocal supporter of the Trump campaign. Was he under surveillance, electronically and otherwise?
If all this smells like a kettle of rotten fish, it is — and it gets worse. Numerous reports say there was a warrant approved at the court set up under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to monitor a computer in Trump Tower that was supposedly communicating with a Russian bank.
The Times said investigators concluded the computer was merely sending spam, but the investigators who spoke to the paper could know that only if they had access to the computer or the Russian bank. And if it was only spam, why would the investigation remain active?
We are left, then, with daily leaks feeding a giant blob of information and maybe misinformation. Separating fact from fake news has never been more essential.
All that is certain is that we are witnessing a homegrown attack on a sitting president, most likely by elements of our own government and most likely for purely partisan purposes.
Read the full article here: http://nypost.com/2017/03/05/leaks-and-unnamed-sources-fuel-medias-plan-to-destroy-trump/
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