Republicans Should Unite and Prosecute Obama Administration Officials for Meddling in the 2016 Elections!In the past couple of weeks the main focus of attention in Washington had been Rep. Devin Nunes (CA), Republican Chairman of the House committee investigating allegations of Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election. While Nunes had earned the collective wrath of Democrats and their media minions, it is now becoming more clear why the Democrats were so afraid of the intelligence information he carried to President Trump. Light has been shed upon Susan Rice’s involvement in the willful “unmasking” of officials on the Trump campaign team.
It is too far out in the open now for the MSM to ignore that Susan Rice, former National Security Advisor for former President Obama, had intentionally unmasked specific targeted people in the Trump campaign during the presidential campaign. On March 22, Ms. Rice while being interviewed on PBS initially lied about any knowledge of unmasking of the representatives in candidate Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. She stated then that:
I know nothing about this … I was surprised to see reports from Chairman Nunes on that count today.
Although top-ranking Democrats in the administration may have known of her direct involvement in such an outrageous act of selective surveillance and subsequent unmasking of Trump supporters, and eventual distribution of the sensitive information, Democrats tried to discredit Nunes, and demanded he step down from his position as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. It was obvious Nunes had discovered the Obama Administration had spied on the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, and Russian meddling was a diversion. Even Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer (NY) insisted Nunes step down, which is about as ironic as a criminal demanding a good detective stop investigating crimes.
It is now the time the Republicans unite and take a strong stance of defiance in order to initiate the drainage of the swamp of corruption that exists in Washington, D.C. “We the People” had elected a President and congressmen and women in 2016 that citizens trusted to clean up the incredible corruption that has infested America for far too long. It is obvious President Donald Trump cannot drain the swamp without the help of loyal members of Congress. And it should be clear that loyalty is owed to the Republic, and not any one man—and it appears Trump knows this.
A strong show of loyalty started with Rep. Trey Gowdy (S.C.) who defended Chairman Nunes. On a Fox News program on March 29th, Gowdy stood by Nunes and explained the representative from California had:
It is very likely Trey Gowdy has seen enough of the corruption with the previous Obama Administration as he was leading the way of the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s leaks through her private e-mail server. In a powerful statement, Gowdy expressed what other Christian and Conservative Republicans should be united with:
not done anything wrong in his efforts to investigate allegations that the previous administration spied on the Trump campaign.
I just love it when Senator Schumer gives Republicans advice on what we ought to do. Devin is doing exactly what the chairman ought to do. When you have a source that has information, you handle that information safely, securely. Which is exactly what he did. I wish Senator Schumer and some of the other Democrats would be more interested in the authenticity and the reliability of the underlying data and not the means by which it was acquired.
They like to tell the GOP which presidential candidates they “fear the most.” This usually ends up with Republicans running someone like John McCain or Jeb Bush. They like to offer “helpful” strategy suggestions which, for the last ten years, have been nothing but pathways to conservative failure. They enjoy telling the RNC what it should do “for the good of the two-party system,” and that advice always boils down to “don’t fight, roll over, and give us what we want.”
Maybe this strong and substantial stance could encourage other sensible and serious senators and representatives to cease their toleration of the opposition party dictating demands to them. Especially, with the developing showdown in Washington over the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to become the next Supreme Court Justice, the Conservatives in Congress and the GOP leadership need to work together—even if Republicans have to ram through the Gorsuch appointment. It should be remembered that while in power, the Democrats did not hesitate to ram many things down the throats of the American people.
This is why the hot news within the last two weeks is important now for the GOP to seize the initiative. President Trump is not the one on trial, but the mood of a Democrat manipulated MSM is one of frenzy and rabid-like reaction to the Trump victory. On the contrary, former Democrat officials in the Obama Administration should be on trial for their crimes against the people of the United States. Susan Rice should be tried as well as others who aided and abetted a domestic enemy. Such crimes are many as citizens have witnessed a number of criminals operating from Washington in the past few years. Although no real evidence has been brought forth regarding the alleged collusion with regard to Trump election officials and Russians, plenty of real evidence has been brought to light about former President Obama’s efforts to monitor Trump’s campaign for the express purpose to have a significant influence over the outcome of the election.
Former federal prosecutor, Andrew McCarthy, addressed the issues in a column in National Review on Tuesday. Although Susan Rice has tried to spin the spying debacle in a “business-as-usual” narrative, claiming it was not done “for any political purposes,” Mr. McCarthy challenged such a defense. He wrote:
Andrew McCarthy explained further:
If Susan Rice was unmasking Americans, it was not to fulfill an intelligence need based on American interests; it was to fulfill a political desire based on Democratic Party interests.
At a high level, officials like Susan Rice had names unmasked that would not ordinarily be unmasked. That information was then being pushed widely throughout the intelligence community in unmasked form … particularly after Obama, toward the end of his presidency, suddenly—and seemingly apropos of nothing—changed the rules so that all of the intelligence agencies (not just the collecting agencies) could have access to raw intelligence information.
It was then an easy step to get the information to the press, for political purposes.
… former Obama officials and Clinton-campaign advisers, like (former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Evelyn) Farkas, were pushing to get the information transferred from the intelligence community to members of Congress, geometrically increasing the likelihood of intelligence leaks.
Former Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, on Monday, in an interview with USA Radio’s Rusty Humphries, stated among other strong comments:
This is a thousand times worse than Watergate! This is the only thing the press should be talking about for the next month …
Republicans should not let this pass. Andrew McCarthy was recently interviewed by World Net Daily (WND), and asked what could be done to bring such former Obama administration officials to some sense of justice for the illegal activity. McCarthy quoted
Judgement in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgement and Punishment, according to Law.
So be it!