FISA Memo Released - Serious Crimes Committed - Democrat "Pivot" Has No Basis One cannot "obstruct justice" where there is no underlying crime.
The Mueller investigation was launched on the basis of a Hillary Clinton political document in clear violation of federal law by government agents who knew they were committing a criminal act. Consequently, the Mueller investigation must be declared nullity in law as well as any prosecutions and evidence obtained to date on the basis of "the fruit of a poisoned tree".
Democrats who believe they can pivot to "obstruction of justice" from the "Russia collusion" mantra are sorely mistaken.
There was no Russian collusion. After more than a year of "investigation", not one shred of evidence of "collusion" between the Russian government and the Trump campaign has been found. This entire sorry episode is based on allegations that arose from a thoroughly discredited "dossier" manufactured by the Hillary Clinton campaign.
There is now concrete evidence that high-ranking agents of the FBI and the Department of Justice (DoJ) committed crimes and violated strict agency policy by their actions that directly led to the Mueller investigation.
Three clear abuses of federal law used to obtain FISA warrants in the Carter Page case are clearly identified in the memo.
Never before has an "investigation" been launched by the DoJ for which (1) there was no evidence of a crime, (2) violations of FISA law were used to obtain information used to justify the investigation, (3) those agents involved were all deeply involved with a partisan political scheme to either (a) assure the election of Hillary Clinton or, failing in that, (b) creating the basis to remove Donald J. Trump from the presidency by impeachment. This is the nearest thing to an attempted coup to overturn a legitimate election this country has ever faced.
We can now clearly see the ugly face of the far-Left Progressivist-Marxist coalition so well-represented by the manic media and far-Left elements of the Democrat Party.
Clearly, these corrupt criminal elements were convinced they could get away with their crimes because they believed a Hillary Clinton election was certain. When that failed, they went into full protection mode by launching their fall-back scheme to remove Trump by aiding and abetting an attempt by House Democrats to impeach the President and have the Senate remove him.
In order to do that, they must secure major victories in the House and Senate elections this fall and take control of both houses of Congress. Such an event would be a reward to the criminal conspirators and a death-knell to the American Constitutional Republic.
It is for this reason that manic media (CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, The New York Times, USA Today, etc.) are so over-the-top with their constant barrage of negative fake news.
Rod Rosenstein, the co-conspirator who extended an illegally-obtained FISA warrant on three separate occasions, either knew the bases for obtaining that warrant in the first place were tainted, in which case he should have moved to revoke the warrant and take appropriate criminal action against those who obtained the warrant, or he did not insist on reviewing the bases for the warrant before seeking its extensions, in which case he is terminally incompetent.
Rosenstein then moved to appoint Robert Mueller, a clearly conflicted confidante and associate of some of the key personnel in this attempted coup, without using proper procedures by clearly identifying a crime to investigate and provide reasonable guidance to the breadth of the investigation. Rosenstein's actions clearly reveal multiple violations of DoJ procedures and a clear intent to foster the attempted coup by aiding impeachment proceeding based on a completely manufactured "crime" for which there remains not even a scintilla of evidence.
Rosenstein should be fired, arrested, and prosecuted for his role in this attempted coup. Mueller's investigation of a non-crime on the basis of false testimony (the fake dossier) must be terminated without delay. There can be no further pretense of any criminal activity where no evidence exists.
Any activity designed to manufacture evidence is a clear case of a witch hunt.
That is NOT the American way.
It is absolutely essential that everyone involved with this criminal conspiracy to mount a coup be held accountable for real crimes committed, e.g., illegally obtaining and extending FISA warrants and improperly launching "investigations" where no evidence of a crime exists.
Those who contend holding FBI and DoJ personnel accountable for their criminal activity would amount to "a Constitutional crisis" are seeing the world upside-down. To not hold such people accountable and immediately terminate the illicit and improper activities of the Mueller investigation based on a fraudulent dossier and illegal activities of high-ranking government agents would constitute a Constitutional crisis.
This is just the beginning of the exposure of egregious criminal activities in governmental agents during the Obama administration that began with the corruption of the IRS by political actions designed to minimize the voice of opposition to the Democrat Party that continues to lurch far to the Left. The corruption is far too extensive for former President Obama to not have known about it.
Former Director Comey's role in obstructing justice in the case of Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, using private email facilities that she had to know would expose highly classified materials to agents of foreign powers, is clearly evidenced by his own words. When Comey announced her crimes did not rise to the level of criminal activity, he was lying. They represented a gross violation, a clear violation, and an egregious violation that is clear to anyone who ever held a government security clearance. For Comey to lie then and to continue to lie today suggests he is a lying weasel. Where did we hear that term first?
Finally, the classification of this document "TOP SECRET NOFORN" is clearly at far too high a level of classification. In fact, the memo doesn't appear to rise anywhere near the standard for CONFIDENTIAL. It is unfortunate that classification is routinely being overused and abused. Nothing in that four-page memo is remotely classified for any legitimate reason. It appears the only motive for classification was to protect people who had committed or participated in the commission of egregious crimes.
Bob Webster, a descendant of Daniel Webster's father, Revolutionary War patriot Ebenezer Webster, has always had a strong interest in early American history, our Constitution, U.S. politics, and law. Politically he is a constitutional republican with objectivist and libertarian roots. He has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint by the regressive Progressive movement as a great danger to our Republic. His favorite novel is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and believes it should be required reading for all high school students so they can appreciate the cost of tolerating the growth of unconstitutional crushingly powerful central government. He strongly believes, as our Constitution enshrines, that the interests of the individual should be held superior to the interests of the state.
A lifelong interest in meteorology and climatology spurred his strong interest in science. Bob earned his degree in Mathematics at Virginia Tech, graduating in 1964.