On Sunday attorney Sidney Powell, the lawyer who successfully pressed for charges to be dropped against her client General Michael Flynn, told Maria Bartiromo, the anchor of “Sunday Futures” on Fox Business, that the “whole thing [the Flynn probe] was orchestrated and set up within the FBI, Clapper, Brennan and in the Oval Office meeting that day with President Obama.”
She detailed the specific involvement of Barack Obama and his FBI cronies, saying, “These agents specifically schemed and planned with each other how to not tip him [Flynn] off, that he was even the person being investigated. So they kept him relaxed and unguarded deliberately as part of their effort to set him up and frame him.” Bartiromo asked Powell if she believed the scandal reached up to Obama, and Powell responded, “Absolutely.”
The president was soon to respond. Fox News reported: “Trump retweeted Eli Lake, a columnist at Bloomberg, who said he has been reviewing the interview transcripts that were recently released in the collusion investigation. Lake wrote, ‘It’s now clear why every Republican on [Rep. Adam Schiff’s] committee in 2019 called for his resignation. He knew the closed door witnesses didn’t support his innuendo and fakery on Russia collusion.’” A social media storm followed later Sunday, led by the president.
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Obama said to supporters on Friday that there “is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free. That’s the kind of stuff where you begin to get worried that basic —not just institutional norms— but our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk. And when you start moving in those directions, it can accelerate pretty quickly as we’ve seen in other places.” You mean like in your own administration, Barry?
President Trump added in other remarks, saying, “I felt it was going to happen just by watching and seeing, like everybody else does. He [Flynn] was an innocent man. He is a great gentleman. He was targeted by the Obama administration and he was targeted in order to try and take down a president. What they’ve done is a disgrace and I hope a big price is going to be paid. A big price should be paid. There’s never been anything like this in the history of our country. What they did, what the Obama administration did, is unprecedented. It’s never happened. Never happened. A thing like this has never happened.”
The president is correct. What Obama, the media, and the Democrats have tried to do is unprecedented in this nation’s history. Lincoln, in the middle of a civil war, did not face this level of plotting and bile. Lyndon Johnson, while fighting the Vietnam War, was relatively unscathed compared to this. Richard Nixon faced vicious opposition, but not at this level of deceit and hysteria.
Even George Bush (the younger), while domestically pilloried by some for going into Iraq, was treated better by Democrats during his entire two terms than any treatment ever afforded President Trump. Why? Bush hardly fought back. But Newton’s Third Law, “for every action there is an opposite and equal reaction,” will soon come into play in federal courts and at the ballot box. Then, the tables are liable to be turned.