Good pull-no-punches rip from Conrad Black, although he’s arguably jumping the gun a bit.
The most immense and dangerous public scandal in American history is finally cracking open like a ripe pomegranate. The broad swath of the Trump-hating media that has participated in what has amounted to an unconstitutional attempt to overthrow the government are reduced to reporting the events and revelations of the scandal in which they have been complicit, in a po-faced ho-hum manner to impart to the misinformed public that this is as routine as stock market fluctuations or the burning of an American flag in Tehran.
For more than two years, the United States and the world have had two competing narratives: that an elected president of the United States was a Russian agent whom the Kremlin helped elect; and its rival narrative that senior officials of the Justice Department, FBI, CIA, and other national intelligence organizations had repeatedly lied under oath, misinformed federal officials, and meddled in partisan political matters illegally and unconstitutionally and had effectively tried to influence the outcome of a presidential election, and then undo its result by falsely propagating the first narrative. It is now obvious and indisputable that the second narrative is the correct one.
The authors, accomplices, and dupes of this attempted overthrow of constitutional government are now well along in reciting their misconduct without embarrassment or remorse because—in fired FBI Director James Comey’s formulation—a “higher duty” than the oath they swore to uphold the Constitution compelled them. Or—in fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s words—“the threat” was too great. Nevermind that the nature of “the threat” was that the people might elect someone he and Comey disapproved of as president, and that that person might actually serve his term, as elected.
This entire monstrous travesty is finally coming apart without even waiting for the horrible disappointment of the special counsel’s inability to adduce a scrap of evidence to justify his replication of Torquemada as an inquisitor and of the Gestapo and KGB at rounding up and accusing unarmed individuals who were not flight risks. The collapse of this grotesque putsch, under the irresistible pressure of a functioning attorney general and Senate committees that are not hamstrung by NeverTrumpers, will cause a revulsion against the Democratic Party that will be seismic and prolonged.
It is to be hoped so, certainly. But will it really? For that matter, can anyone be assured that the coup has failed, and is near collapse? So far, the only people going to jail are guys like Roger Stone and Manafort; nobody’s even investigating Hillary, Obama, and their co-conspirators yet. Meanwhile, the clock just keeps on ticking; the obvious strategy for Comey’s Klown Kar Koup plotters now is to just wait Trump out until his term is over, whereupon the Swamp critters slither back into place and the whole mess is quietly buried. Without some serious moves being made quickly to bring them to justice, the run-out-the-clock strategy just might work. Here’s one way the corner might finally be turned in the right direction:
What we need more than ever is a “Million MAGA March” to the Capitol steps. Pitchforks and torches announcing its arrival. If Nancy Pelosi isn’t peeing her depends and Alex Of-Color eye-bugging like a chameleon, nothing is changing.
Agreed, heartily. The attempted coup won’t be well and truly over until Comey and his cabal, at the very least, are finally rockin’ orange and dining on jailhouse slop for their crimes. Better yet:
I see no evidence the crisis has passed or even reached its midpoint. McCabe spouts treason on tv while Comey, Brennon, et al rank in the bucks. When their is a SWAT raid on the Clinton Compound we still will only have reached a midpoint. The climax comes when Obama screams for his last and final time. Sound harsh? Consider the magnitude of his crimes. He is the only enemy that has come close to destroying our country since 1812.
Realistically, Hillary!™ and Ogabe are probably out of justice’s reach, although they shouldn’t be. And in a country appropriately mindful of the rule of law and insistent on its equal application to all, they wouldn’t.