OK, so now Donald Trump is a Russian agent? You'd think so by the mainstream media coverage. The New York Times ran a story that the FBI was investigating Trump right after his firing of James Comey for wittingly or unwittingly being a secret agent for the Russians. It was ridiculous on its face, but given the timing and who was involved it makes sense.
Andrew McCabe became acting FBI director in the wake of Comey's firing. He launched the investigation between the time of the firing and the time Rod Rosenstein named Robert Mueller as the special counsel. We now know from discovered text messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and his lover, Lisa Page, that there was essentially a coup attempt going on. They reference "Andy" in their text messages. It's presumed they're talking about McCabe. Two hours after Comey's firing Strzok sent Page this message: "We need to open the case we've been waiting on now while Andy is acting (director). Page replied, "We need to lock in (redacted). In a formal chargeable way. Soon."
Strzok and Page refused to clarify the exchange in testimony before Congress. I can imagine so. If the texts reference what we think they reference it could very well be treasonous. What's interesting is James Comey appears not to be part of this plot. The man most vilified in all of this was apparently not open to trying to unseat Trump. Note that Strzok said they needed to open the case against Trump now that Comey was gone and McCabe was acting director. They knew their window would be short since the president would be naming a permanent replacement for Comey soon.
A case can also be made that Rod Rosenstein was part of the conspiracy. Remember it was Rosenstein, according to McCabe's notes, who floated the idea of secretly taping Trump and using the 25th Amendment to oust him from office. Apparently once McCabe's fellow traveler had put his man, Mueller, in place there was no longer a need to investigate Trump as a Russian agent. The cabal had their full hooks in the investigation once Mueller was on board.
What the mainstream media chose to omit when serving as an echo chamber for the Times was the FBI found no evidence that Trump was a Russian agent, either wittingly or unwittingly. This was simply a vehicle used by rogue elements inside the FBI to try and topple the Trump presidency.
But where's the investigation of that? The spineless Republicans who had every opportunity to build a wall and fully repeal Obamacare also fumbled the biggest story so far this century. There is ample evidence that key people inside the FBI were doing everything they could to end the Trump presidency. No one in the mainstream media is the least bit curious. The Republicans who run the national apparatus of the party in Washington appear to be equally disinterested. It's probably because they don't like Trump any more than the media or the Democrats. He's an embarrassment. Why? Because he's actually getting things done. He's actually going about the task of fulfilling his campaign promises.
The dirty little secret in Washington is the people who pull the strings love the status quo. They have a you-scratch-my-back-I'll-scratch-your-back mentality. This is why, on the key issues, there's rarely ever much movement. The Republicans in charge want to continue that status quo just as much as the Democrats do.
Donald Trump came to town to bust up the club. And he must be stopped at any cost.
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