When I got home from work last night, I turned the television on to Sean Hannity’s program on Fox News in order to catch some of his live interview of President Trump.
Last night reminded me why I voted for this man.
He shoots from the hip.
FoxNews.com reports that
President Trump, in an exclusive wide-ranging interview Wednesday night with Fox News’ “Hannity,” vowed to release the full and unredacted Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants and related documents used by the FBI to probe his campaign, saying he wants to “get to the bottom” of how the long-running Russia collusion narrative began.
Trump told anchor Sean Hannity that his lawyers previously had advised him not to take that dramatic step out of fear that it could be considered obstruction of justice. Redacted versions of FISA documents already released revealed that the FBI extensively relied on documents produced by Christopher Steele, an anti-Trump British ex-spy working for a firm funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee, despite apparent internal concerns Steele was unreliable.
The leaked dossier, and related FBI surveillance, kickstarted a media frenzy on alleged Russia-Trump collusion that ended on Sunday, when Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe concluded finding no evidence of such a conspiracy.
“I do, I have plans to declassify and release. I have plans to absolutely release,” Trump said. “I have some very talented people working for me, lawyers, they really didn’t want me to do it early on.”
Trump also accused FBI officials of committing “treason” following Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report clearing him of Russian collusion — slamming former FBI Director James Comey as “terrible,” former CIA Director John Brennan as potentially mentally ill, and House Intelligence Committee Chairman as a criminal.
“I think [former Obama administration CIA Director John] Brennan’s a sick person, really I do,” Trump said, sharply criticizing Brennan’s “horrible” claims in recent weeks that Trump had committed treason himself. “I think there’s something wrong with him.”
Brennan was one of the loudest and most virulent voices to trumpet the Russian collusion theory over the past two years, asserting falsely just weeks ago that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was likely planning to indict members of the Trump administration’s family in a scene reminiscent of the “ides of March” and the assassination of Julius Caesar. He since implied he had “bad information.”
Just hours earlier Wednesday, Trump made clear he was enthusiastic about the idea of appointing a second special counsel to review the origins of the Russia investigation when it came up during a meeting Tuesday with Republican senators, a source familiar with the discussions told Fox News.
In an apparent shot at former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Trump also told Hannity “this all would not have happened” if Attorney General William Barr had been with his administration from the beginning.
“If you wrote this as a novel, nobody would buy it; it would be a failure, because it would be too unbelievable,” Trump said. “We’re getting to the bottom of it. This can never, ever happen to a president again. That was a disgrace and an embarrassment to our country. … Hopefully they won’t get away with it.
“We’ll have to see how it all started, but I’m going to leave that to other people, including the attorney general and others, to make that determination,” Trump continued. “Fifty years, 100 years from now — if someone tries the same thing, they have to know the penalty will be very very great if and when they get caught.”
Trump also lashed out at House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who has pushed strongly for investigations into possible Trump-Russia links. “Schiff is a bad guy, he knew he was lying — he’s not a dummy. For a year and a half he would just leak and call up CNN and others. You know, I watch him, so sanctimonious … He knew it was a lie, and he’d get in the back room with his friends in the Democrat Party, and they would laugh like hell. In one way, you could say it’s a crime what he did — he was making statements he knew were false. He’s a disgrace to our country.”
The president insisted the U.S. should have a “great relationship” with Russia and China, but that the “fake news” and “nonsense” distorted his intentions into something more sinister.
“When I said there could be somebody spying on my campaign, it went wild out there,” Trump told Sean Hannity. “They couldn’t believe I could say such a thing. As it turned out, that was small potatoes compared to what went on. … Millions and millions on the phony dossier, and then they used the dossier to start things.”
Trump also criticized former FBI Director James Comey, whom he’d fired in 2017, as a “terrible guy.”
“It was treason, it was really treason,” Trump said, referring to texts between former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page that discussed an “insurance policy” in the event of Trump’s election.
“You had dirty cops, you had people who are bad FBI folks … At the top, they were not clean, to put it mildly.” He said later, “We can never allow these treasonous acts to happen to another president.”
Well, everyone has been waiting for this moment.
The moment when the 45th President of the United States of America called the plot which began when he was a Presidential Candidate and has continued until the present, for what it is: TREASON.
Treason is defined as
the crime of betraying one’s country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.
While no one has attempted to kill President Trump, the plot to stop his campaign and later, to remove him from the presidency certainly qualifies as treason.
From the FISA Dossier(s) to the meeting on the tarmac to the FBI Lovers to the firing of Former FBI Director James Comey and subsequent naming of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, this has been a strategic clandestine Deep State Operation put in operation to take away the right of American voters to choose their President.
Through Machiavellian Machinations which began during the Obama Administration, wheels were set in motion to assure that Former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be the heir to King Barack The First’s throne.
When Donald J. Trump won the presidency, those involved in the treasonous plot doubled down on their efforts to circumvent the will of the American people and remove Trump from office.
That did not work, either.
So, now, here we are.
If and when a new Special Counsel is appointed to look into this spider’s web of treachery, I am pretty sure that I know to whom the “alarm web” will lead…a nice house just a few blocks away from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC where the previous occupant of the White House now resides.
The thing is…no matter how crooked the FBI and DOJ were in the previous Administration…there was always one man whom everything had to be cleared through.
Grab your popcorn, gentle readers.
As Announcer Jim Ross used to say on WWE’s Monday Night Raw,
“Business is about to pick up.”
Until He Comes,