Wednesday, January 24, 2018
The Classified House Memo -- Time to Dismantle the Deep State before It Puts the American Republic in Real Danger
THE REAL NEWS TODAY IS A SET OF DATES. December 14, 2016, to May 17, 2017. This set of dates in which FBI emails were "lost" is the 5-month period that ends May 17, 2017 -- the exact day the Mueller investigation began. These dates pull together several threads that have been swirling -- sometimes independently and sometimes intertwined -- around the questions consuming Washington. First, did Candidate, later President, Trump and his team collude with the Russians to "fix" the election -- I say "fix" because if we set aside all the legal niceties surrounding the charges contained in the Steele Russia Dossier, "fix the election" is the fundamental charge. Second, did the FBI and DOJ seek to cover up for Hillary Clinton's criminal mishandling of classified information by use of her unsecure server to handle her emails while she was Secretary of State because they firmly believed they could make the "collusion" charge stick on Trump, rendering him unfit for office either through impeachment or criminal indictment and thereby giving the presidency to "their candidate" -- "their" being the Deep State and the Obama- and Soros-led Progressive cabal to destroy American constitutional government in favor of a socialist-globalist elite state. • That is a mouthful. Consider it carefully because it has driven Washington's and America's view of the world for the last two years. In simple terms, the Deep State needed to prove that Trump colluded with Russia and that the collusion fixed the election in his favor because that would put Hillary in the White House. And, to make sure she was not going to be dogged by those "pesky" email charges, the Deep State said, "got it" -- we will just cover up any evidence that she mishandled classified information. • Sounds like a plan. But, the Deep State miscalculated one critical element -- nothing stays secret in Washington forever. For them, "forever" meant simply enough time to kick out Trump and install Hillary in the Oval Office, but "forever" has just blowm up in their faces. • • • FISA ABUSE AND THE CLASSIFIED DOCUMENT BEING READ BY THE HOUSE. Last Sunday, Fix This Nation wrote about it : "Explosive New Classified Document May Bring Mueller Investigation Crashing Down." The article quotes Sara Carter -- Fix This Nation calls her "one of the few reporters willing to expose the truth about the conspiracy to end Donald Trump’s presidency." Carter wrote on her website last Thursday that an explosive new classified document currently being reviewed by members of the House of Representatives could whange fundamentally the Russia collusion investigation. Fox News published a bombshell story using Carter's work, saying the information she revealed "could signal a dramatic sea change in the Russia investigation." • Carter reported : "A review of a classified document outlining what is described as extensive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act [FISA] abuse was made available to all House members Thursday and the revelations could lead to the removal of senior officials in the FBI and Department of Justice, several sources with knowledge of the document stated. These sources say the report is 'explosive,' stating they would not be surprised if it leads to the end of Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation into President Trump and his associates. The House Intelligence Committee passed the motion along party lines Thursday to make the classified report alleging extensive ‘FISA Abuse’ related to the controversial Dossier available to all House members. The report contains information regarding the Dossier that alleges President Trump and members of his team colluded with the Russians in the 2016 presidential election. Some members of the House viewed the document in a secure room Thursday." • Fix This Nation says : "This is the information the public has been waiting for. Due to the sensitive nature of these reports, they have been restricted only to members of the House Intelligence Committee. Now it will be made available to the House at large. From there, it may be only a matter of days before the report is circulated to the public -- if not through declassification then through the notoriously leaky circle of confidence on Capitol Hill. At that point, there will be no putting the water back in the boat. Once the public gets wind of the way the Obama administration manipulated truth and fiction for the pleasure of the FISA court, heads will roll." A senior government official told Carter : “The document shows a troubling course of conduct and we need to make the document available, so the public can see it. Once the public sees it, we can hold the people involved accountable in a number of ways.” The official told Carter that, given what’s outlined in the document, “some of these people should no longer be in the government.” • Conservative Zone picked up the story on Monday, quoting GOP Representative Matt Gaetz of Flordia : “I believe there are people who will go to jail,” he said, citing FISA abuse in the Russian collusion investigation that will blow the lid off of wrongdoings in the way the investigation has been handled. The classified document made available to the entire House, and which Conservative Zone says has already been viewed by the House Intelligence Committee, outlines abuses of the Obama FBI and DOJ in the way they handled investigations into then-candidate Donald Trump. Gaetz told Fox News : “If the American people knew what was happening, if they saw the contents of this memo, a lot would become clear about the information that I’ve been talking about the last several months. I think that this will not end just with firings. I believe there are people who will go to jail. You don’t get to try to undermine our country, undermine our elections, and then simply get fired.” Representative Mark Meadows, the Norht Carolina Republican who chairs the Freedom Caucus, told Fox : “I viewed the classified report from House Intel relating to the FBI, FISA abuses, the infamous Russian Dossier, and so-called ‘Russian collusion.’ What I saw is absolutely shocking.” • Conservative Zone says that before information about the classified memo got out, FISA -- the policy allowing the federal government to spy on any communications of American citizens caught up in lawful surveillance of foreign citizens under warrants issued by the secretive FISA court -- "was already embroiled in controversy. Set for renewal, FISA drew the criticism of many liberals and conservatives alike for being an unconstitutional threat to American privacy. Meanwhile, proponents of the bill argued that FISA serves as an essential tool for stopping terroristic activities and ensuring national safety. Ultimately, FISA was renewed by Congress. Now, though, it is the past abuse of FISA which has come to light that is drawing much more fire than concerns about its use in the future." • Those who have had the opportunity to read it are plainly shocked by its contents. Obviously, the exact contents of the classified document are unknown by all but a select few, however, analysts believe that the classified memo probably shows that FISA warrants were requested and granted based on the information contained within the Steele Russia Dossier. Why is this a problem? Because the Steele Dossier is a piece of opposition research funded by Hillary's campaign and the Democratic National Committee, and it is full of inaccuracies and unproven allegations about Trump's behavior. If, says Conservative Zone : "the Steele Russia Dossier was indeed the evidence that the FBI and DOJ used as justification for issuing FISA warrants on Trump and members of his campaign then it will be the nail in the coffin for the Russian collusion investigation. Even if the investigation were able to turn up real evidence of collusion (something it has thus far been unable to do) that evidence would almost certainly be nullified as the fruit of a poisonous tree....using opposition research as a basis for issuing warrants and opening an investigation is not only a dangerous politicization of the FBI and DOJ, it’s also highly illegal. Should news come out that the Steele Russia Dossier was indeed the platform used to launch the Russian collusion investigation, the consequences for those involved could be severe." Based on remarks from those who have seen the memo, this looks likely. Whatever the memo really does reveal, its contents are shocking enough to have "outraged" the lawmakers who have seen it, so this "isn’t likely to blow over any time soon," says Conservative Zone. • As we have come to expect, the ProgDem answer to those questions is "No." On Sunday, Democrat Representative Adam Schiff of California told CNN that the explosive FISA memo that "supposedly" details wrongdoing by the Department of Justice against President Trump shouldn’t be released because the American people wouldn’t understand what it means. Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, was asked by CNN host Ana Cabrera if the FISA memo should be released to the public for them to draw their own conclusions and Schiff answered : “Well, because the American people unfortunately don’t have the underlying materials and therefore they can’t see how distorted and misleading this document is. The Republicans are not saying make the underlying materials available to the public. They just want to make this spin available to the public. I think that spin, which is a attack on the FBI, is just designed to attack the FBI and Bob Mueller to circle the wagons for the White House. And that’s a terrible disservice to the people, hard working people at the bureau, but more than that, it’s a disservice to the country.” • • • WHEN WILL AMERICA SEE THE CLASSIFIED DOCUMENT? How often will America have to endure the lies and self-serving cover-ups of ProgDems for anything that makes Hillary and the Obama Deep State look guilty? • Maybe not for much longer. Led by Representative Gaetz, the Republicans said the report, which by a party-line vote in the House Intelligence Committee was released to the entire House, should be publicly released immediately along with any other relevant information. Gaetz and 65 lawmakers signed a letter calling on Committee chairman Nunes to publicly release the memo : "After reading the document, we were shocked and frustrated, but it has deepened our belief in the vital importance of transparency," states the letter. This important memo will be of interest to anyone who cares about America and our democratic system of government. We are writing to request the immediate release of this document to the public, as well as any relevant ancillary information. The audience of this document should not be limited to Members of Congress -- the American people deserve to know the information it contains." • Chad Pergram of Fox News tweeted on Tuesday : "Colleague Catherine Herridge rpts source close to Hse Intel Cmte says GOP mbrs now favor publishing FISA abuse memo, based on feedback from mbrs. Say next week is a possibility." • Last week, the four-page memo about alleged FISA abuses was made public to the entire House. Almost 200 members have read it. It details abuses so egregious that some lawmakers say could lead to drastic changes at the FBI and Department of Justice. Some have linked the alleged abuses to that of the KGB. The debate now is whether to make this memo public. Democrats are against it, saying it’s an incomplete record that offers a “distorted view of the FBI”; the latter part of that phrase can be attributed to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee. The allegation that will be the focus of this memo should it be made available for everyone to read is the Obama administration’s alleged abuse of FISA warrants to spy on the Trump campaign. House Intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes has to decide whether he wants to pursue this course of action. In all, we’ll have a better picture of what’s going to happen in about 19 days, according to Fox News : "House Republicans are hopeful that a four-page memo allegedly containing 'jaw-dropping' revelations about US government surveillance abuses will soon be made public. Representative Dave Joyce, a Republican from Ohio, told Fox News on Monday that the intelligence committee plans to work on releasing the document but warned that once Americans see it, they’ll 'be surprised how bad it is.' The process of releasing the memo could take up to 19 congressional working days which puts its release around mid-March. The document’s release would first need approval from House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes, who can decide to bring the committee back together for a vote. If the majority of the committee votes to release the memo, it would then be up to President Trump [i.e., the Executive branch; the President has five days to issue an objection. If there is no objection, the committee could refer the matter to a vote before the GOP-controlled House. The committee would be overriding the classification system, not declassifying the document -- a power that rests with the executive branch, not Congress.]. If he says yes, the memo can be released. Joyce said he’s personally read the memo twice and 'it was deeply disturbing as anyone who’s been in law enforcement and any American will find out once they have the opportunity to review it.'....Joyce and a handful of other conservatives have been pushing for the memo to be made public. They have suggested that it contains damning evidence the Obama administration used FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) warrants to spy on the Trump campaign as well as his transition team ahead of the President’s swearing-in." • In a recent Fox News interview, Representative Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican, said the process would likely entail another intelligence panel vote. After that, he said, "if the executive branch gives the thumbs up they go public." • • • HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE IS GUARDING THE MEMO. Republican Senators want toread the document, too, but appear out of luck, at least for the time being. CNN reported Saturday that Senator Rand Paul wants to read the memo, but was turned down. His spokesman said Senator Paul is "determined" to read it? The Washington Examiner also indicated that Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn was blocked from reading the memo but did receive a briefing on it from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes. • House ,embers have been blocked from discussing the memo in detail due to a waiver they signed, according to TheHill. They have described it as being supported by classified documents and interviews that most lawmakers have not been allowed to see, presumably because of their level of classification. But, The Hill says that : "A growing number of Republicans are demanding the release of a classified report that they say reveals political bias at the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) in the investigation into President Trump’s alleged ties to Moscow....Scores of Republicans have...viewed the document in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) on Capitol Hill. They left expressing shock, saying the special counsel investigation into whether Trump’s officials had improper contacts with Russia is based on politically motivated actions at the highest level of law enforcement. Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows and his allies asked GOP leaders in the House to declassify the report as part of a short-term spending bill the House passed late Thursday night, but Speaker Paul Ryan said he wanted to follow House rules on the matter and deferred to Nunes and the Intelligence Committee. • • • THE MEMO MAY POINT TO THE TANGLED ANTI-TRUMP DEEP SATE WEB. Speculation about the memo and what it might say exploded on social media last Thursday night under the hashtag “#releasethedocuments.” Conservative Sean Hannity kicked off his Fox News Thursday night show with a message directly to special counsel Robert Mueller : “Your witch hunt is now over. Time to close the doors.” • GOP Representative Lee Zeldin of New York said the memo contains widespread evidence of “FISA abuse.” Representative Ron DeSantis, a Florida Republican, said the report “raises serious questions about the upper echelon of the Obama DOJ and Comey FBI as it relates to the so-called collusion investigation.” • Republicans have long claimed that the FBI used the so-called Steele Russia Dossier as the basis to obtain a politically motivated FISA warrant to spy on Trump during the transition, but Republicans are now suggesting that the classified memo contains indisputable evidence that the FBI and DOJ have conspired to undermine Trump’s presidency. The Republican Steering Committee said : “The revelations contained in the memo prepared by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence have a compelling public interest and must be declassified and released as soon as possible." • Republicans have also seriously challenged FBI objectivity in the face of revelations contained in private email communications between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, who privately disparaged Trump and other political figures. Strzok had a lead role in the investigation into Clinton’s handling of classified material and both were on Mueller’s team before getting reassigned. GOP lawmakers have also raised the alarm over Bruce Ohr, a senior DOJ official, who appears to have close ties, through his wife's employment, to Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that compiled the anti-Trump Russia Dossier. Representative Gaetz told Hannity : "“Some of the very people we have been talking about will be exposed as the key reason that all Americans need to see this memo. It names names. It says who was involved with who, how different actors and characters we heard about interacted with one another, and that is a type of information that we need all Americans to see immediately.” • GOP lawmakers are describing the document as the catalyst that would unravel what they view as a vast conspiracy to undermine President Trump. Representative Jim Jordan said : “It’s alarming....the American public needs to see it. What the FBI did is just as wrong as it can be.” • GOP Representative Tom Rooney of Florida told TheHill : “It’s what we believe based on what we’ve researched....It’s not what the FISA warrant said that’s at issue, it’s what it didn’t say, what the FISA court didn’t hear that is the disturbing part of why the memo was made available to the rest of members of Cogress....What our members needed to see was the truth of how that warrant came about. I don’t think that we’ve seen anything that [shows] the court was aware of what kind of document the dossier was,” he continued, referring to the clandestine court that reviews and approves surveillance warrants. “But we certainly feel like the people that requested the warrant did, and that’s a problem." • And, as Townhall puts it : "And now we wait. In the meantime, the FBI has straight up said they lost five months worth of texts between FBI Agent Peter Strzok and bureau lawyer Lisa Page, with whom he was having an extramarital affair. Some 10,000 texts (AG Sessions says more like 50,000 now) between August of 2015-December of 2016 were previously released, all anti-Trump -- though one from August of 2016 caught the eye of everyone. Where Strzok, then a top counterintelligence agent, mentioned an “insurance policy” in a meeting with Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Was it the [Russia] Dossier, which some have alleged provided the foundation for issuing FISA warrants against Carter Page, Trump’s foreign policy advisor? Strzok had been involved in the Hillary email probe and signed off on the counter-intelligence investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians during the 2016 election in July of 2016; an investigation now being helmed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The dates of the missing texts are between Dec. 14, 2016 and May 17, 2017. Mueller was appointed on May 17, 2017....Yet, we have a five-month gap in texts leading up to Mueller’s appointment as special counsel. Yeah, the FBI is going to have to answer some questions about those 'lost' text messages. So, plenty of Deep State theater ahead, folks." • • • THE RUSSIA DOSSIER ITSELF IS ALWAYS IN QUESTION. What is not getting much attnetion in all of this is that, as the Daily Caller pointed out last Friday : "Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson made a surprising if not damning admission in his interview with the House Intelligence Committee in November. According to a transcript of his interview, released late Thursday, Simpson acknowledged that he 'will never' be able to confirm a key allegation made in the infamous Steele [Russia] Dossier about Carter Page, the former Trump campaign advisor. The admission is significant because of the likelihood that the FBI and Justice Department relied on allegations made about Page in the Dossier to obtain a surveillance warrant against him prior to the 2016 election. And though Simpson apparently did not know whether some of the allegations about Page in the dossier were accurate, he admitted spreading the information to journalists as part of a broad media outreach campaign. That media outreach push was tacitly approved by the Clinton campaign and DNC, both of which paid Fusion GPS to investigate Trump." • In a July 19, 2016 memo, Steele wrote that Page met secretly with Rosneft CEO Igor Sechinn and with a Kremlin official named Igor Diveykin. Citing unnamed sources, Steele said in the Dossier that Page and Sechin discussed removing US sanctions against Russia. And with Diveykin, Page allegedly discussed 'kompromot' that the Russians had on Hillary Clinton. Page has vehemently denied meeting with Sechin or Diveykin and says he has never met or spoken to Manafort. Manafort has also denied knowing Page. And in his testimony, Simpson acknowledged that he had no proof of what Steele wrote about Page in his salacious report : “Other work that we did in the Dossier that I think was really useful and is worth following up on, so we did a similar thing when we got the Carter Page information, which was, you know, gee, we will never -- I will never find a way to confirm whether he talked to Igor Sechin...” Even though Simpson acknowledged not knowing whether the claims about Page were accurate, he appears to have spread the allegations to reporters : “There were, you know, a trickle of stories, you know, I guess more than a trickle, but there were some very limited stories about people associated with Trump having connections to the Russians. And I can remember specifically there being stories about Carter Page and his trip to Moscow and the fact that that was something that was of FBI interest, and that Carter Page stuff is something that we covered with the media.” Steele’s claims about Page, which Simpson acknowledged were unverifiable, were also likely shared with the FBI and used by the government to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page. • Republicans have pushed for answers on how the Dossier was used by the FBI and DOJ for its investigation into possible collusion. One question Republican lawmakers have repeatedly asked is whether the agencies vetted the information provided by Steele before implementing it into the investigation. But, the FBI and DOJ provided few answers to those questions, except for providing information to the House Intelligence Committee recently. • Simpson also made revealed in his House testimony for the first time that he met just after the election with Justice Department official Bruce Ohr. Ohr was demoted from his position as deputy assistant attorney general last month after his meeting with Simpson was disclosed. Simpson also said he met with Steele prior to the election. During his interview, Simpson said that at some point during his Trump investigation, he “was asked to provide some information to the Justice Department.” Asked by who, Simpson said he was contacted “by a prosecutor named Bruce Ohr, who was following up.” • Former federal prosecutor Joe DiGenova told the Daily Caller on Saturday that : "The truth is starting to seep out about the Obama Administration’s 'brazen plot to exonerate Hillary Clinton' and 'frame an incoming President with a false Russian conspiracy.' " DiGenova condemned the FBI, according to the Daily Caller, for working so closely with the controversial Fusion GPS, a political hit squad paid by the DNC and Clinton campaign to create and spread the discredited Steele dossier about President Donald Trump. Without a justifiable law enforcement or national security reason, he says, the FBI “created false facts so that they could get surveillance warrants. Those are all crimes.” He adds, using official FISA-702 “queries” and surveillance was done “to create a false case against a candidate, and then a President.” DiGenova said he thinks Fusion GPS and Crowdstrike, the DNC’s private security firm, were among the redacted contractors of the FBI. House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes, who knows who the redacted contractors were, may release more information -- in the classified mempo now being considered for public release. DiGenova noted that : “Law enforcement is being corrupted and media is being bought,” and it portends badly, he says. Noting the elite media’s supposed outrage about governmental power and institutions during Watergate, diGenova says “the only thing the American journalism community seems to care about now is destroying Donald Trump.” DiGenova told the Daily Caller that he has no doubt that if Democrats gain control in November, there will be an effort to impeachTrump. The Democrats are trying to delay any efforts by Republicans to find the truth : “It’s important for the House to complete its work now.” • Imperator_Rex tweeted : "Astonishing revelations are now emerging about how Obama & Clinton used a dossier they knew was full of lies, to spy on the Trump campaign and the transition team of President-elect. However, if possible the true crime is on an order or magnitude even greater....Just a reminder about who we know funded this Fusion GPS project : the DNC & Clinton campaign. What is yet to emerge is a third source -- Obama's political campaign organization, Obama for America....Remember, OFA paid almost $1 million to the law firm used to connect Clinton with Fusion GPS at exactly the same time the Fusion GPS project was going down....You can be reasonably confident that when the truth emerges, you will see OFA money being channelled to Fusion GPS. Trump has already indicated that this happened, so I suspect as POTUS that he already has these details....And that's what we all need to keep in mind. Trump and his key people KNOW EVERYTHING. And such is the enormity, scale and gravity of what they know, it's important to prepare the population with sensitivity....what's about to emerge will render the Mueller SC and @GenFlynn indictment null and void. It will explode the Trump-Russia lie into smithereens, removing the root cause for its existence and legitimacy....This will be just the start of a much broader investigation into Obama's weaponization of the US state, into his own fiefdom. The beginning of a true dictatorship, where every department could be used to destroy innocent citizens at will....As some of us have been saying for some time now, Obama and his team were illegally spying on MANY innocent domestic opponents (and then targeting them) for years. Obama was also using powerful departments (eg the IRS) to target domestic opponents....This was happening on an unprecedented scale and involved not just the IC and DOJ, but I'm predicting it also involved the secret help of powerful & private tech companies....It also involved the willing assistance of a cadre of media outlets and reporters who were secretly PAID to spread misinformation & propaganda, as well as to go after Obama's targets. The ID of those reporters and outlets, as well as how they worked, will emerge soon....Simply put, this is uncharted territory. The Fusion GPS scandal is in itself the worst scandal in American history, but the wider corruption and abuse of power is of a far greater magnitude....What happens next needs to be managed with extreme care. Handled badly, it could have a major impact on public order, the markets & the economy. What we are seeing now is a pre-planned campaign to get everyone ready to accept disturbing truths....I'm sure that it's the greatest challenge Trump's ever had to deal with. And that he will do it brilliantly." • • • DEAR READERS, I believe history always leads the way. Lincoln won a civil war almost singlehandedly, with his army that was led by pretty ordinary generals. All evidence points to the reality that Trump is in a civil war, but he has the armed forces and superb commanding generals, especially Mattis. The Independent Journal Review wrote last Friday that Secretary of Defense James Mattis discussed national defense strategy with reporters. Mattis explained that protecting the US is about more than “protecting geography,” stating : “America's military protects our way of life, and I want to point out it also protects a realm of ideas." Mattis cited threats from North Korea, Iran, China, ISIS and Russia and declared that although our military is strong, “our competitive edge has eroded.” The Defense Secretary highlighted the importance of working with allies and shared that in his experience, he's never fought “in a solely American formation.” Mattis, an almost idolized Marine troop commander, also highlighted the military's ultimate role : "Our military's role is to keep the peace; to keep the peace for one more year, one more month, one more week, one more day; to ensure our diplomats who are working to solve problems do so from a position of strength and giving allies confidence in us. This confidence is underpinned by the assurance that our military will win should diplomacy fail." While diplomacy is the preferred method of conflict resolution, Mattis said he is well aware of the dangers posed to the US. However, he offered a grave warning to anyone who is considering a physical attack on America : “To those who would threaten America's experiment in democracy, they must know : If you challenge us, it will be your longest and your worst day." Clearly, Secretary Mattis was speaking of diplomacy and America's role in relation to other allied and non-allied nations. BUT, ask yourself what you think Secretary -- General -- Mattis would do if the Republic and Constitution and rule of law broke down because the Deep State overtly tried to overthrow a duly elected US President. • President Trump has popular opinion with him when it comes to the Deep State. He ought to be using it. If the FBI is so corrupt it cannot be saved, he needs to wipe the FBI slate clean, fire almost everyone -- certainly any FBI employee who actually touched the Steele Russia Dossier and everyone who was an Obama political appointee. Ditto the DOJ. Ditto sanctuary cities and states. • The conclusion that will be drawn if the classified memo "does prove that the FBI, DOJ, and potentially CIA are mired in political corruption and partisanship, leveraging the entire press corps and colluding with [Hillary and] the DNC to bring down a fairly elected administration" -- the only appropriate conclusion -- is that the Republic is in grave danger and that the House, Senate, President Trump and America must take a hard look at the FBI and the DOJ, to ask how such illegal and politicized activity could have started, and more importantly continued undiscovered, for two years. There is ample reason to be not only alarmed but frightened by recent revelations, if they prove to be true. America is not a third-world dictatorship that destroys its political opponents by using the police apparatus of the state to wrongly convict them of Fake crimes. America is the leader of the world, with a Constitution that makes the rule of law paramount. The Deep State that has seized the FBI and the DOJ, as well as the DNC, the Clintons, Schiff and his ProgDem congressional Swamp buddies -- all of them need to be forcefully reminded of that.