The Beltway Conspiracy to Break Trump

By Pat Buchanan

Obama Crazy
While President Obama may not have ordered any surveillance of Trump or his advisors, the real question is whether he or Attorney General Loretta Lynch were aware of or approved of any surveillance of Trump and his staff during the campaign.
Pat Buchanan
Patrick J .Buchanan

USA –  -(  At Mar-a-Lago this weekend President Donald Trump was filled “with fury” says The Washington Post, “mad — steaming, raging, mad.”

Early Saturday the fuming president exploded with this tweet: “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!”

The president has reason to be enraged. For what is afoot is a loose but broad conspiracy to break and bring him down, abort his populist agenda, and overturn the results of the 2016 election.

At its heart is the “deep state” — agents of the intel community, their media collaborators, and their amen corner in a Democratic party whose control of our permanent government is all but total.

At the heart of the case against Trump is what appears to be a Big Lie.

It is that Vladimir Putin and Russian intelligence hacked the DNC and John Podesta’s email account, then colluded with Trump’s friends or associates to systematically sabotage Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Therefore, Trump stole the election and is an illegitimate president. In this city, Trump is looked upon as a border-jumper, an illegal alien.

Yet let us consider the constituent components of the charge.

For months, we have heard that U.S. intel agencies agree that the Russians hacked the DNC and Clinton campaign, and gave the fruits of their cybertheft to WikiLeaks, because Putin wanted Trump to win.

For months, this storyline has been investigated by the FBI and the intelligence committees of both houses of Congress.

Yet where is the body of evidence that the Russians did this?

More critically, where is the evidence Trump’s people played an active role in the operation? Why is it taking the FBI the better part of a year to come up with a single indictment in this Trump-Putin plot?

Is this all smoke and mirrors?

In late February, The New York Times reported that Trump officials had been in regular touch with Russian intelligence officers.

The smoking gun had been found!

Yet, almost immediately after that report, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus told Fox News “the top levels of the intelligence community” had assured him that the allegations of campaign contacts with Russia were “not only grossly overstated, but also wrong.

If what Reince says is true, the real crime here is U.S. security officials enlisting their Fourth Estate collaborators, who enjoy First Amendment privileges against having to testify under oath or being prosecuted, to undermine the elected commander in chief.

Now we expect Russia to seek to steal our secrets as we steal theirs. After all, our NSA wiretapped Angela Merkel and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Our National Endowment for Democracy pushes “color revolutions” to bring about regime change in the near abroad of Putin’s Russian Federation.

Our NGOs are being restricted, shut down, expelled from Russia, China, Israel and Egypt, because they have been caught interfering in the internal affairs of those countries.

There is talk that Putin use the pilfered emails as payback for Clinton’s urging demonstrators to take to the streets of Moscow to protest a narrow victory by his United Russia party in 2011.

As for the alleged wiretapping of Trump Tower, President Obama has denied ordering any such thing and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper assures us nothing of the sort was ever done.

Yet, there are other reports that intelligence officials got a warrant to surveil Trump campaign officials or the Trump Tower, and, though failing to succeed in the FISA court that authorizes such surveillance in June, they did succeed in October.

If true, this is a far more explosive matter than whether a Trump aide may have told the Russians, “You’re doing a great job!” when WikiLeaks blew DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz out of her job for tilting the playing field against Bernie Sanders in the primaries.

What needs to be done now?

The White House should tell the Justice Department to tell the FBI to expedite its investigation and file a report on what was done by the Russians. And if any Trump campaign official criminally colluded with the Russians, send the recommendation to indict to Justice.

The acting attorney general should instruct Director James Comey to run down, remove and recommend for prosecution any FBI or intel agent who has leaked the fruits of their investigation, or fake news, to the media. If Comey cannot find the source of the leaks, or lies, coming out of this investigation, a housecleaning may be needed at the bureau.

While President Obama may not have ordered any surveillance of Trump or his advisors, the real question is whether he or Attorney General Loretta Lynch were aware of or approved of any surveillance of Trump and his staff during the campaign.

Russian hacking of the DNC is a problem, not a scandal. The scandal is this: Who inside the government of the United States is trying to discredit, damage or destroy the President of the United States?

For these are the real subversives.


Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.

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3 years ago

As a matter of course all communicates with foreign persons of interest are monitored. Is it possible Trump towers were tapped, yes, however is it likely to have happened, no. We need to spend less time living in the past or beating up the opposing party just for sport. We need to win based on good ideas, action, and compromise. We all have more in common with each other than not. We also need to work with facts, not speculation, Twitter, the only worst form of communication I might be the telegraph, but no character limit. I am a republican,… Read more »

3 years ago

I don’t understand this idea of wiretapping a place (like Trump campaign headquarters). If you’re after intelligence, don’t you just intercept a person’s cellphone call these days? How much info are you going to get by tapping a landline desk phone anyway?

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marc disabled vet
3 years ago

Look !
we all have some idea that the wire tap claims
probably did happen. Legal or not. The Flynn,
transcript came from somewhere ! Not out of thin air.
Was is a tap on Russia ? We’ll never be told .
Did it stay in place ? Is it still in place ?
If it never existed how did they get a transcript ,
of Flynn’s conversation ? Who heard or read what
came from them is your guess as good as mine !
But I do believe Obama read or heard it.

3 years ago

One Big Ass Mistake America And as for The Russians, Have we forgot that obama was caught on national TV telling Putin that he could do nor after his reelection? He as worked for 8 years against America and still is. It addition to spending more money that all other presidents combined, he has separated this country in so many ways. We are actually debating if is is OK for a man pretending to be a woman to use which ever bathroom they choose. He encouraged protesters to destroy at tax payer cost and no telling how much him and… Read more »

3 years ago

“President Obama has denied. . . .” – Everybody should know by now that Obama is a proven liar many times over. Anybody with half a brain should recognize that Obama is also a muslim traitor, regardless of how he protests, and supports socialism – half a step away from communism.

3 years ago
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