You Can Call Them Scandals Now, by Robert Gore

The pathetic attempts to undo Donald Trump’s victory are signs of desperation, not strength, in the Deep State.

SLL, “Desperation,” 12/21/16

The Deep State’s worst nightmare was never that Donald Trump would improve relations with Russia. What keeps it awake, shaking and screaming in the darkness, is the prospect of exposure and prosecution for decades of criminality. For the first time since John F. Kennedy, the Deep State is being challenged. An inflection point may have been reached. If so, legal developments will take on a life of their own, ultimately beyond the control of congressional committees, Sessions, Trump, or anyone else.

Trump has expressed skepticism about US military interventions, NATO’s usefulness and funding, and the US’s hostile posture towards Russia. However, he says and tweets a lot of things, most of which are best ignored.

Instead, look at what he’s done, which should never be ignored. He has:

1. Significantly increased the already bloated military and intelligence budgets

2. Increased troop levels in Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq

3. Increased US special forces operations around the world, especially in Africa

4. Given US military field commanders more latitude to conduct operations

5. Encouraged NATO forces to increase strength and display force around Russia’s western perimeter

6. Sent arms to Ukraine’s corrupt government so it can better harass eastern Ukrainian separatists, who are supported by Russia

7. Strengthened US ties with Israel and Saudi Arabia, supporting the latter’s vicious war in Yemen

8. Threatened to abrogate the Iranian nuclear agreement

9. Threatened preemptive war in North Korea

10. Brokered billions of dollars worth of US arms sales

Trump ticks virtually every item on the Deep State wish list. Although scores of commentators say otherwise, the few and minor policy differences between them do not explain the Deep State’s fear and loathing of the president.

Imagine you’re a long time, paid up member of the Deep State. You’ve got a gold-plated résumé, an extensive network of useful contacts in both government and the private sector, and money in the bank. You also know a lot of secrets. Your knowledge of those secrets makes you complicit in a fair amount of criminality. But you consider them your protection, because everyone in your world is complicit in something. You go down and they go down too. And you can’t imagine everyone going down.

Then Trump—an outsider—runs for president on his own dime and captures the Republican nomination. An alarm goes off. The Deep State, the Democrats, never Trump Republicans, and the media do everything they can to get something on Trump, but all they came up with is grabbing pussy. Trump’s apparently clean and not beholden to anyone. As a successful and sophisticated businessman, he’s undoubtedly aware of systemic rot and corruption in Washington. What if he wins and starts turning over the rocks? That’s a remote but real danger. Who cares about his policies? Something has to be done.

And so Russiagate was born.

It was predictable that a probe based on nothing would at best go nowhere and at worst backfire spectacularly (see SLL, “Plot Holes,” 2/26/17). It’s backfired. There are ongoing congressional committee, FBI, IRS, and Department of Justice investigations of Uranium One, the Trump Dossier and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse, the Clinton Foundation, Hillary Clinton’s emails, and the FBI’s investigation of those emails. An indictment against Mark Lambert has been returned in Uranium One.

A “bombshell” Republican-authored report is circulating in the House of Representatives that has members and government officials openly speculating on the removal of senior FBI and Department of Justice personal, and possible prosecution. House Republicans are agitating for the report’s public release, and after jumping through various procedural hoops, they’ll probably get it.

The rolling snowball got more momentum recently as the FBI revealed that five months of emails between Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page had been “inadvertently” destroyed. Whoever destroyed the emails will probably cause the FBI, Strzok, and Page more trouble than the actual evidence would have. The presumption is that destroyed evidence is construed in the most unfavorable light to the party or parties responsible for its destruction. This means the trier of fact (jury or judge) is generally free to assume the worst. The destruction of evidence itself can be a crime if it is intentional, reckless, or negligent.

It’s official: you can call them scandals now.

Since the day Trump took office there has been internet speculation and predictions of imminent, Gordian Knot-types of legal strokes: mass indictments that will drain the swamp and vanquish the Deep State once and for all. Such “revelations” reveal only their authors’ ignorance of the law and legal process. In real life, competent and thorough investigations are grinding, meticulous, and mostly secret, only occasionally leading to headline worthy disclosures and developments. You’re watching paint dry, not a Hollywood legal thriller. Even if the House report lives up to its bombshell billing, it won’t speed up the legal process.

You can be sure that potential defendants are already making quiet inquiries and arrangements, lawyering up. Top criminal attorneys are probably raising their rates, anticipating a flood of new business. They’re paid to delay, obstruct, and stymie. The highest profile potential defendants—Comey, the Clintons—can afford them and they’re not going quietly or quickly into that good night. Constitutional safeguards and the legal system’s procedural maze will be facts of life.

However, not even the best attorneys can counter the hard-wired desire to save one’s own skin. Once the investigations are really rolling, it’s every man and woman for himself or herself. (Will Bill Clinton turn state’s evidence against Hillary? Will she turn state’s evidence against him?) That’s when things could get explosively unpredictable. The prospect of jail time concentrates the mind and prompts a reconsideration of past friendships and alliances. When prosecuting authorities dangle reduced charges and suspended sentences in exchange for ratting out, ratting out becomes the order of the day.

Washington is a vast trove of illicit secrets. Good investigations unearth secrets. It may be a pipe dream, but present investigations, taking on uncontrollable lives of their own, could start unraveling the secrecy that has protected the government, its string pullers and their cronies, and the complicit mainstream media for too long.

This sick nation has no hope of healing until hidden truths—stretching back to at least World War II—are revealed. It’s a remote possibility, but never say never. In a perfect world, the guilty would be punished and restitution made to their victims. That prospect, unfortunately, doesn’t even qualify as a pipe dream.

Deep cynicism is warranted when it comes to the Deep State and the US government. However, those of us who want to see criminality exposed and prosecuted can do more than just watch the scandals unfold with our fingers crossed.

WikiLeaks and Judicial Watch have been at the forefront of private efforts to shine the light. WikiLeaks’ role is well-known. Judicial Watch has toiled in comparative obscurity, but its work has been just as important. It has issued a barrage of Freedom of Information Act requests to various federal agencies. Refusing to take no for an answer, it goes to court every time those requests are delayed or stonewalled. It usually wins. The documents it’s uncovered have led to progress in a number of these matters scandals.

If you have the money and want to fight the good fight, consider donating to WikiLeaks and Judicial Watch. Every little bit helps. The links:

WikiLeaks:

https://shop.wikileaks.org/donate

Judicial Watch:

https://www.judicialwatch.org/about/support-judicial-watch/

Has It Been Years Since You

Read A Novel You Cherish?

AMAZON

KINDLE

NOOK

Advertisements

14 responses to “You Can Call Them Scandals Now, by Robert Gore

  1. Pingback: You Can Call Them Scandals Now, by Robert Gore – Dirt People

  2. Pingback: You Can Call Them Scandals Now, by Robert Gore – Southern Nation News

  3. Reblogged this on The way I see things … and commented:
    Robert you amaze me thank you for putting it all together so clearly.. I have praying the last few days I could be smarter because I can’t keep up lol this helps

    Like

  4. Ah for a return to those wonderful days of Obama. Makes you wonder who ties the author’s shoelaces?

    Like

  5. “This sick nation has no hope of healing until hidden truths—stretching back to at least World War II—are revealed. It’s a remote possibility, but never say never. In a perfect world, the guilty would be punished and restitution made to their victims. That prospect, unfortunately, doesn’t even qualify as a pipe dream.”
    We all know this is not a perfect world. As far as restitution to their victims goes, revealing the Truth may be restitution enough. This world seems to thrive on restitution and reparations instead of forgiveness.
    Ambulance chasers and the love of $$$ are what makes this world go round. The Hatred that bringing up the past exposes is very telling. Slavery, the “civil war” etc. There are lies on all fronts!
    Has everyone forgot forgiveness? Has everyone forgotten we are all flawed?
    Thanks for a site such as SLL. Persevere.

    Like

  6. Pingback: SLL: You Can Call Them Scandals Now | Western Rifle Shooters Association

  7. Pingback: Nothing New Under The Sun 2016

  8. President Trump unlike his Deep Stated predecessor JFK, has removed the Military Industrial Complex as an enemy, while he battles the entrenched politicized Feral gov. domestic bureaucracies. Especially the corrupt DOJ and FIBers. The NSA seems to have thrown in with President Trump along with the Military. It is a gamble but also a brilliant strategy, IF War can be avoided abroad.

    Like

  9. Well written Mr Gore. I sometimes wonder if our President hasn’t aligned himself with old school military leaders knowing that a military coup is now our country’s best bet for salvation. If I had to place wager on a victor in a battle with deep state. I would bet on trump and our warrior class.

    Like

  10. We’ve had high level leaks of gigabytes of damning bomb shell evidence, there’s a little hubbub and nothing happens. We’ve seen a top ranking US intelligence director tell bald faced lies to Congress and nothing happens. Hillary Clinton violated the most basic and obvious laws of national security when she set up her own private email server to keep public records private as she ran her Clinton Foundation government influence for sale scam and then deliberately destroyed the data and lied about it, very unconvincingly, and nothing happened. The FBI leadership was completely in the tank for Clinton and was spying on Americans and leaking classified information to rig the 2016 presidential election, and nothing happened. We’re currently seeing a little bit of sound and fury amounting to nothing, as always. It’s not for any lack of evidence. You can’t swing a dead cat in DC without hitting a pile of dead bodies or a bushel basket of felonies. The Deep State seems to have unlimited power to make their crimes disappear. When Deep State criminals start going to prison, then I’ll believe something is happening. The stuff we’re seeing now probably amounts to nothing but bargaining chips in an internal Deep State power struggle.

    Liked by 1 person

    • You are quite rational and correct in your recounting of the felonies of the Deep State USSA, and your conclusion would also be reasonable based on past history.
      I have a hope that these leaking cracks in the NWO-UN Deep State USSA is to PRE-pare the populace for even more revelations leading to our shared goal of orange jump suits for the Clintoon-Obamy and even Bushie Crime Cartels.
      Even the ChamberPot National Review has started asking “unmentionable”
      questions with the Obvious Answers.
      http://www.nationalreview.com/article/455696/hillary-clinton-barack-obama-emails-key-decision-not-indict-hillary
      And this isn’t even scratching the surface of the Global Evil hopefully coming out for everyone to view. Spicy and Frisky, CYA because the “Reality” of the World is shifting, and civil as well as foreign wars could erupt from too fast a shift. 2018 the year of “Bust or Boom”, and B&B has many definitions.

      Like

  11. Pingback: You Can Call Them Scandals Now, by Robert Gore | NCRenegade

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.