OPINION| Lawrence David| President Trump sent a letter to Congress advising them that he was removing Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, following a 30-day notice.
Combined with other recent moves, it appears that the president may finally be close to having his team of patriots in key positions, positions that were previously held by coup-plotting seditionists.
Atkinson’s role in both the Russia and Ukraine hoaxes has been known, to those who cared to follow the evidence trail, for quite some time. Atkinson’s firing was long overdue. (go deep)
President Trump has been forced to bide his time firing ICIG Atkinson until now lest he be charged with conducting another Saturday night massacre by impeachment-minded Democrats and their water-carrying media cohorts. Their playbook never changes.
Conditions that previously handcuffed Trump changed following two recent events:
Trump was acquitted in his impeachment trial freeing him from another obstruction charge for Atkinson’s firing.
And, the DOJ Inspector General released his findings reporting widespread FISA abuse… something Atkinson was directly responsible for preventing in his previous post as attorney for the DOJ’s National Security Division.
Essentially the DOJ IG’s findings now serve to shield President Trump from any obstruction charges.
Then there’s this…
(Washington Examiner) U.S. Attorney John Durham’s review of the Russia investigation is putting increased scrutiny on former CIA Director John Brennan, searching for any undue influence he may have had during 2017’s intelligence community assessment of Russian interference.
Durham, selected by Attorney General William Barr last year to lead this inquiry, drove to Washington, D.C., in March to ensure the investigation stayed on track during the coronavirus outbreak. The top Connecticut federal prosecutor is looking into highly sensitive issues, including whether Brennan took politicized actions to pressure the rest of the intelligence community to match his conclusions about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s motivations, according to sources cited by the Wall Street Journal.
Officials said Durham has been interviewing CIA officials this year, zeroing in on those at the National Intelligence Council, a center within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence which oversaw the collaboration between the CIA, FBI, and National Security Agency in putting together the 2017 assessment, and looking at how the work product was finalized.
Now pause to consider this…
In trying to place the blame for a slowed response to the virus that originated in Wuhan China on President Trump, Speaker of the HouseNancy Pelosi (D-CA) asked what did the president know and when did he know it?
Fair enough. But the first question that needs to be asked is when did the intelligence community first become aware of the threat percolating in China, and when did they first alert the president?
Michael Atkinson and former DNI Joe Maguire should be made to answer those questions under oath.
How did the intelligence community not realize the significant threat to America that was incubating in China?
Or, did they realize the threat potential and believe it to be another tool – the third such strategy – they could manage with the help of the narrative engineeers in anti-Trump media, to inflict political damage on President Trump?
Even the timing of Speaker Pelosi’s trumped up impeachment hoax must now be called into question. Pelosi was able to convince House Democrats to vote for 2 articles of impeachment on December 18, 2019.
It wasn’t until four full weeks later, on January 15, 2020, that Pelosi actually presented the Article to the Senate… all the while the Wuhan virus was incubating in China… WHY???
That question was the subject of much debate by the talking head propagandists but a satisfactory answer was never forthcoming.
What happened the day before January 15th?
Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China🇨🇳. pic.twitter.com/Fnl5P877VG
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) January 14, 2020
Coincidence? Perhaps, but there’s no denying that impeachment effectively gave Democrats ownership of the news cycle and distracted members of congress, and the media, from dealing while the threat was incubating in China…
… the same communist regime Pelosi and Schumer led Democrats had allowed to take ownership of our critical manufacturing infrastructure and with that, hundreds of thousands of jobs previously held by Americans.
“Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community; they have six ways to Sunday in getting back at you.”
Trump has had a target on his back ever since he had the balls to say this…
“Our movement is about replacing a failed and corrupt establishment with a new government, controlled by you, the American people.
“The Washington establishment and the financial and media corporations that fund it exists for only one reason, to protect and enrich itself.
“The establishment has trillions of dollars at stake in this election for those who control the levers of power in Washington.
“And for the global special interests they partner with, these people that don’t have your good in mind, our campaign represents a true existential threat…
“…The political establishment that is trying to stop us is the same group responsible for our disastrous trade deals, massive illegal immigration, and economic and foreign policies that have bled our country dry.”