The plot, devised by none other than Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign (probably when it became obvious to her internal polling staff she wasn’t going to win the election), involved multiple players from several agencies.
Their names are familiar now: Barack Obama, Joe Biden, James Comey, James Clapper, John Brennan, Peter Strzok, Andy McCabe, Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr, Glenn Simpson.
But now that they’ve at least been outed, not indicted (yet), and President Trump has Attorney General William Barr overseeing the Justice Department, things are on the right track again, right?
Earlier this fall when it became apparent that no one who is primarily responsible for the sedition was going to be held to account, the president began authorizing Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe to begin to declassify as much material related to the Russian collusion and “Spygate” scandals as possible without legitimately harming U.S. national security.
Ratcliffe began doing that, which is how America learned that Clinton was behind the collusion hoax.
But suddenly, as more documents and more damning evidence began to expose more deep state figures, someone from inside threw a wrench into the declassification process, as Big League Politics reported last week:
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is overruling President Donald Trump’s declaration that all Russia-gate documents are to be declassified without redactions.
The DOJ made it clear … that President Trump has no real power, and the deep state remains fully in charge. As such, their secrets will be protected, and the American public will stay in the dark.
DOJ attorneys told a judge that the White House Counsel's Office effectively told DOJ to disregard Trump's tweets on the matter. They weren't accompanied by an actual declassification order, and DOJ will proceed as though the tweets hadn't occurred, continuing to redact and release documents at its discretion. …
The tweet drew immediate accolades from some of Trump's closest allies, who have long claimed hidden documents would expose the Russia investigation as a politically motivated assault on the Trump presidency. But DOJ made clear that Trump's pronouncement had no actual force.
“The White House Counsel's Office informed the Department that there is no order requiring wholesale declassification or disclosure of documents at issue in this matter," Associate Deputy Attorney General Bradley Weinsheimer wrote in a filing with U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton, who had ordered the Justice Department to clarify its position following the president's tweets.
Now, a tweet isn’t an order — got it. But we have to believe that Trump’s tweet reflects a verbal or written order to declassify documents related to the separate investigations, both of which turned out to be bogus (given that even James Comey suggested that Hillary had broken national security laws by mishandling classified emails by routing them through her own personal, and unsecured, email server, but that she wasn’t going to be prosecuted for it).
And if the president did give a verbal or written order to have all related materials declassified, 1) Why would a federal judge need ‘clarification’ of it; and 2) why would’t the DoJ simply follow the orders given by the chief of the Executive Branch, to whom the DoJ answers?
The only thing that makes sense is that this is nothing more than the same, old stalling tactics and outright insubordination from the deep state that is continuing to protect itself from exposure by a president dedicated to forcing them out into the open.
If for no other reason, that one alone is why Trump should be given another four years.