On April 22nd National Security Advisor John Bolton said: "It's Open Season for Foreign Influence Operations. It's not just Vladimir Putin's Kremlin that is trying to influence our elections. So are Communist China and Sharia-supremacist Iran." "Vitriolic hatred of President Trump has thrown America into an Afghanistan-like, state of collapse, civil conflict, ethnic and disintegration locked in a self-perpetuating cycle that may be simply beyond outside resolution."
If the Democrats take Congress, they will attempt to impeach President Trump. There is no lie they won't tell, no person they won't smear to advance their agenda, as evidenced by the Judge Brett Kavanaugh hearings.
According to Dr. Victor Davis Hanson, the Robert Mueller investigation is a mockery of justice controlled by Democratic partisans. It was never intended to root out Russian collusion; instead it is intended to take down Trump's family, and anyone associated with his past life. Hanson is correct when he writes: "No President has ever faced impeachment for supposed wrongdoings alleged to have taken place before he took office. With effort to go back years, if not decades, into Trump's business and personal life, we are now in uncharted territory."
We may have a real, shooting, civil war on our hands if Trump is impeached over an investigation that has never proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Trump colluded with Russia. The Democratic Party of Truman, Kennedy, FDR, Scoop Jackson and Governor Pat Brown no longer exists. Now it's spying on your political enemies through the unelected intelligence fiefdoms of the Deep State that Trump is trying to destroy.
Back in 2017 I wrote an article in the Asia Times about the abusive surveillance precedent which was set under Obama, but more issues have come to light revealing the extent of Obama's troubled presidency and former top officials' reckless disregard for unlawfully spying on Trump and thousands of Americans. Moreover, Obama's glee at making a nuclear deal with Iran has unleashed hell on the Middle East by creating a hegemonic Iran.
Politico did an extensive investigative report titled, "The Secret Backstory of How Obama Let Hezbollah off the Hook," because "an ambitious U.S. task force targeting Hezbollah's billion-dollar criminal enterprise ran headlong into the White House's desire for a nuclear deal with Iran."
Additionally, The Atlantic reported Obama and former high-ranking intelligence officials knew Iran and al-Qaeda were working together (Hazma, Osama Bin Laden's son got married in Iran) and more damning was a 19-page document from the 2011 raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan that killed Bin Laden, showing, "al-Qaeda and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in Tehran touched on funding and arming the Sunni terror outfit so it could strike at American targets."
Former CIA Director Mike Pompeo "suggested" this al-Qaeda-Iran pact was an "open secret during the Obama administration." Maybe these revelations are why the Deep State, Obama, Democrats and negligent Republicans are trying to destroy Trump and the Rule of Law. It certainly justifies why Trump de-certified the Iran nuclear deal.
Unfortunately, "Obama did spy on Trump," according to former CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson, because she was also illegally spied on by the Obama administration for writing unflattering stories. Ms. Attkisson then credibly alleges: "It means U.S. intelligence agencies secretly surveilled at least a half dozen Trump associates. And those are just the ones we know about."
Former senior-level Obama officials Susan Rice, James Clapper, John Brennan, Sally Yates, and Samantha Powers all admitted reviewing or "unmasking," political figures. Obama intelligence agencies were caught, "secretly monitoring Congressional conversations while the Obama administration negotiated the Iran nuclear deal." Brennan and Clapper were both found lying to Congress in 2013 and 2014. And Ms. Attkisson is still fighting the Justice Department in a federal lawsuit over hacking her CBS computer, causing CBS to publicly announce:
"Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson's computer was hacked by "an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions,' confirming Attkisson's previous revelation of the hacking."
Global intelligence firm Stratfor verified this claim in a September 21, 2010 email stating: "John Brennan [then an Obama Homeland Security Advisor] is behind the witch hunts of investigative journalists learning information from inside the beltway sources."
This Deep State behavior grew when the intelligence community, "expanded its authority in 2011 so it could monitor innocent U.S. citizens." Then in January 2016 a top-secret inspector general report, "found the NSA violated the very laws designed to prevent abuse," and also in 2016 Obama officials, "searched through intelligence on U.S. citizens a record 30,000 times up from 9,500 in 2013," during an election year.
Two weeks before the 2016 Presidential election, NSA officials before a FISA court hearing overseeing government surveillance, "confessed they'd violated privacy safeguards with much greater frequency," than previously admitted. The presiding Judge accused the NSA of "institutional lack of candor and a very serious Fourth Amendment issue."
If it wasn't for Congressman Devin Nunes, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence the public would be in the dark, "about the illegal behavior of the FBI, CIA, National Security Agency and Department of Justice," under Obama. Chairman Nunes also exposed the leak of former NSC Director Michael Flynn's contact with the Russian ambassador in a January 2017 Washington Post column. Nunes' investigation further uncovered Clinton's campaign paid for an unverified dossier in 2016 from former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele that was used by Obama's FBI and Justice Department to obtain a warrant from the FISA for illegal surveillance on former Trump campaign aide, Carter Paige.
What Obama officials did was "monetize access," weaponized intelligence and profited politically. Past and present high-ranking intelligence officials believe it was correct to revoke Brennan's security clearances and that other revocations should follow. These former Obama-era officials and current Deep State employees are unlawfully pursuing political agendas via the anti-Trump media with the US Department of Justice standing back and doing nothing while America is destroying Trump, the Office of the President and the freest, greatest country in the history of mankind.