[Rushtalk] Trump is right. Obama has trashed America's rule of law with Russian hoax

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 <!--#yiv6719895611 _filtered {} _filtered {} _filtered {}#yiv6719895611 #yiv6719895611 p.yiv6719895611MsoNormal, #yiv6719895611 li.yiv6719895611MsoNormal, #yiv6719895611 div.yiv6719895611MsoNormal {margin-top:0cm;margin-right:0cm;margin-bottom:10.0pt;margin-left:0cm;line-height:115%;font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman", serif;}#yiv6719895611 a:link, #yiv6719895611 span.yiv6719895611MsoHyperlink {color:blue;text-decoration:underline;}#yiv6719895611 span.yiv6719895611EmailStyle17 {font-family:"Times New Roman", serif;color:windowtext;}#yiv6719895611 .yiv6719895611MsoChpDefault {} _filtered {}#yiv6719895611 div.yiv6719895611WordSection1 {}-->  Trump is right. Obama has trashed America’s rule of law with Russian hoax Obama and his henchmen’s plot to derail President Donald Trump with allegations of Russian collusion has finally fallen over. Trump’s accusers were lying all along — and they knew it, writes Miranda Devine. Miranda Devine Subscriber only    May 12, 2020 9:19pm Loaded: 16.67% In the dying days of his presidency, Barack Obama decided to take a leaf out of Julia Gillard’s playbook. With Kevin Rudd breathing down her neck and Tony Abbott limbering up for victory, Gillard knew she wouldn’t last as prime minister, but she ensured her legacy would endure by planting landmines that would cripple every future budget. From her fantasy $80 billon in embedded health and education funding to the new welfare leviathan of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, she hobbled the Abbott ­government and helped hasten his demise.  Barack Obama must have picked up pointers from Julia Gillard on how to exit office with a vengeance. Picture: News Corp    In a more lethal way, in 2016, an outgoing President Obama laid down the landmines of the Russia-collusion hoax which has bedevilled his successor Donald Trump ever since. Until Trump’s surprise election win in November 2016, Obama and his intelligence chiefs had ignored longstanding Russian cyber-espionage operations they knew were targeting the election campaign. But overnight, Russian interference went from a trivial nuisance not worth countering to a momentous national security issue and the reason Hillary Clinton lost the ­election. In the few weeks it had left until Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2017, the Obama administration did what it could, with the assistance of corrupt spy agencies and media leaks, to bolster this narrative. It salved Hillary’s bruised ego, netted the New York Times and the Washington Post Pulitzers, and they hoped it would hobble Trump’s presidency enough to give the Democrats a shot in 2020. For three years they told the world, often via paid media gigs, that Trump was a Russian “asset” who cheated his way into the White House. But under oath, behind closed doors, to the House Intelligence Committee in 2017 and 2018, those same officials admitted they had no evidence. Obama’s director of national ­intelligence, James Clapper, is one ­example. As a paid CNN contributor, Clapper repeatedly declared, with all the authority his former job carried, as recently as last year, that Trump was a Russian “asset”. Yet under oath in July, 2017, he told the intelligence committee, ­according to transcripts released last week: “I never saw any direct empirical evidence that the Trump campaign or someone in it was plotting/conspiring with the Russians to meddle with the election.”  Lack of evidence did not stop former US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper from making allegations against Trump. Picture: AAP Image/Mick Tsikas    Obama’s sinister former CIA Director John Brennan, as a paid contributor to MSNBC, labelled Trump “treasonous”, “imbecilic” and “wholly in the pocket of Putin”. But last year he changed his tune after the Mueller investigation into Russia collusion “did not find that the Trump campaign, or anyone associated with it, conspired or co-ordinated with the Russian government”. Brennan suggested he might have “received bad information … I think I suspected there was more than there actually was,” he told MSNBC. “I am relieved that it’s been determined there was not a criminal conspiracy with the Russian government over our election.” Ho ho ho! Now the truth is coming to light, as Attorney-General Bill Barr deactivates the landmines left behind by the Obama administration. Last week the first victim of the Russia-collusion hoax, Trump’s short-lived national security advisor General Michael Flynn, was exonerated when the Justice Department dismissed its case against him for lying to the FBI, having found the FBI had set him up with a “perjury trap”.  Former National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn who has been exonerated. Trump called FBI investigators in his case "filthy cops”. Picture: Saul Loeb / AFP    Flynn, a decorated combat commander, had been fired by Obama in 2014 as head of the Defence Intelligence Agency because he refused to go along with his “big lie” that the Islamist enemy was defeated. Obama held a grudge and in 2016 repeatedly urged Trump not to hire Flynn as his national security advisor. Trump ignored him. But three weeks into his new job at the White House, Flynn was forced to resign over malicious leaks from intelligence operatives about a phone call with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak. But there was “nothing wrong” with the call, Barr told CBS last week. “In fact, it was laudable”. Trump now is enthusiastically promising his enemies are about to get their comeuppance. “I believe [Obama] and Biden … Sleepy Joe was involved in this also, very much,” Trump told Fox News the day after Flynn was cleared. “There’s more to come”. No wonder Obama says he is “pretty darn invested” in making sure Trump doesn’t win the November election. On Friday, after the case against Flynn collapsed, the former president came out of the shadows.     America’s rule of law was trashed by the Russian collusion hoax. Picture: Terry Pontikos    The Flynn case means “our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk”, he raged in a conference call with 3000 supporters. “There is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free,” he said, even though Flynn was not charged with perjury and plenty of people, including ­former president Bill Clinton, have escaped “scot-free” with lying under oath. The rule of law in America was trashed long ago on Obama’s watch. It was trashed when the Russia collusion hoax was hatched in the dying days of his administration. It was trashed in a White House meeting on January 5, 2017, 15 days before Trump’s inauguration, when he planted the seeds of doubt with deputy attorney-general Sally Yates about Flynn’s conversations with the Russian ambassador. It was trashed by the FBI’s targeted destruction of Flynn, whom they knew was innocent from the start. It was trashed when the scurrilous Steele dossier, which we now know was Russian disinformation paid for by the Clinton campaign and the Democrats, was passed off by the CIA and FBI as legitimate intelligence to damage Trump and cover their own misdeeds.  Barack Obama’s henchmen knew there was no collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia. Pictures: AFP    Obama’s henchmen knew there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia yet the lie they let loose kept running. Their underlying assumption was that Trump was not to be trusted so they set landmines before they left to impose their will on the future. “We should choose our leaders through the election process,” Barr told CBS last week. “And efforts to use the law enforcement process to change leaders or to disable administrations are incendiary in this country and destroy our republic.” The damage has been done in the past three years, sending the president half mad and distracting his administration, potentially fatally, because it was busy fighting off impeachment in January at the time the coronavirus was spreading in China. Miranda Devine is in New York for 18 months to cover current affairs for The Daily Telegraph         


 
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