Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Trump Campaign's "Enemy Within" Identified

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When leaks to the New York Times and Washington Post revealed that there was indeed an "informant" (spy) attached to the Trump Campaign, the president demanded Sunday the Department of Justice investigate the matter.

John Brennan, former Obama head of the CIA, is warning Senator McConnell and Speaker Ryan if they allow Trump to proceed with the investigation, there will be consequences.

President Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon, "I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump campaign for Political Purposes--and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration."

John Brennan, former director of the CIA under Obama, seemed to panic, quickly tweeting, " Senator McConnell & Speaker Ryan: If Mr. Trump continues along this disastrous path, you will bear major responsibility for the harm done to our democracy. You do a great disservice to our Nation & the Republican Party if you continue to enable Mr. Trump's self-serving actions."

Then Brennan tweeted this: "Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error."

This, of course, is a quote from Marcus Tullius Cicero, the writer, lawyer and politician in the Roman Empire.

Is Brennan really that concerned about our country? Or is there something else going on?

No question. Brennan, Obama and the Obama team have some things to be concerned about.

The New York Post has outed a Cambridge professor with deep ties to American and British intelligence as the guy who was "snooping" into the Trump campaign, and getting paid by Obama administration officials.

Now multiple news organizations are also identifying the professor--Stefan Halper. Professor Halper who is 73, has a history, which the NY Post details, with politicians on both sides of the aisle.

He is a player.

The Post also details timelines in relation to meetings, correspondence, and payments that were made to Halprin by Obama administration officials

The Post says, "It's not clear if the professor was paid to speak with Trump campaign figures, but public records show that he has received large payments from the federal government in the last two years."

"The Department of Defense's Office of Net Assessment---a shadowy think tank that reports directly to the secretary of defense--paid Halper $282,000 in 2016 and $129,000 in 21017," the Post has learned.

It appears Brennan and his colleagues have something to be concerned about.

Why Isn't Congress doing their job and exposing all this?

Actually, they are trying, but are being stonewalled by what we have come to know as the "deep state"---career employees who actually run these institutions--- and are now being found to use the institutions to further their own personal political views and help defeat candidates with whom they disagree, and elect those with whom they agree.

They do not agree with Trump.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) told Fox News, "The Times described the 'informant' as an American academic who teaches in Britain."

Nunes says the Committee cannot confirm whether there actually was an informant or the attempt to place an informant because the documents he and the committee have been demanding have been withheld by the agencies.

Sad. The employees withhold information from the people we elect to represent us---the people to whom they are supposed to be accountable.

President Trump is now demanding the documents be made available. Nunes says, "If any of this is true---if they ran a spy ring or an informant ring and they were paying people within the Trump campaign---if any of that is true, that is an absolute redline...You can't do this in political campaigns. If they didn't do anything like that, provide us the documents so we can verify it."

Nunes says he and his colleague on the committee, Trey Gowdy (R-FL.), were invited to meet with the Justice Department on Friday morning, but neither attended. They had heard it was just going to be more conversation and no documents.

He concludes if he and Rep. Gowdy would have gone to the meeting Friday, they would have been blamed for leaking information---that was already leaked to the press.


Mike Huckabee: "The FBI/DOJ considered briefing Trump on the Russia matter. Why didn't they?"

Mike says, "According to the report of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the FBI had considered giving Trump a heads up on their concerns about some the associations of Carter Page and Paul Manafort" (both formerly worked in the Trump campaign).

Huckabee says, "But the committee's report goes on to say that then-FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Loretta Lynch decided against briefing him."

They say they didn't want to tip off the Russians, because they might go away.

Huckabee wonders why, if they thought some Russians might be snooping around trying to mess with our election, wouldn't these top Obama officials not give Trump a heads-up? If they were really trying to stop the Russians, why wouldn't they tell Trump?

They chose not to inform Trump, but to instead send in spies.

He answers his own question: "If they'd tipped off any Russian agents, the agents might have gone away. Problem solved. Right?...No---they wanted the Russians sniffing around the Trump campaign. If the Ruskies got scared off, it would be a lot harder to spin out the story of Russian 'collusion'."

Mike's right.

It's pretty clear Brennan and the bunch with Obama are not nearly as concerned about the Republic and our democracy as they are about destroying people with whom they disagree politically and philosophically. And advancing their own far-Left progressive ideology.

And speaking of saving the democracy---the Republic---and quoting the Roman Statesman and politician Cicero to make the point.

Cicero also said this in defining the enemy---that ultimately brought down the Roman Empire. The Enemy Within:
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful. Be Free. Be Blessed.