Don’t Let Russia Collusion Mongers In Government Off The Hook
The American Republic is facing an unprecedented moment that will define how its citizens relate to each other, and to the nation itself. It will reveal whether its people have more loyalty to party than to country, and whether partisanship exceeds patriotism.
After a prolonged, expensive, and thorough investigation by professionals antagonistic to Donald Trump, it has become manifestly clear that the entire “Russian Collusion” charge levied against him was utterly and knowingly false. The apparatus of the American judicial and intelligence services was, in essence, kidnapped to overturn the legitimate results of a fair election.
Those with similar affiliation conspired to cover up crimes committed by Trump’s 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton, and the Administration she was a major part of.
During the Obama Administration, major portions of the federal government were essentially stolen and turned into arms of Trump’s opposition. It is indisputable that IRS official Lois Lerner intentionally and illegally used her agency to harass and abuse White House opponents. It is also evident that then-attorney general Loretta Lynch used the Department of Justice for political purposes, issuing groundless subpoenas for the sole purpose of discouraging disagreement with Barack’s views.
Throughout the eight years of that Administration, there was little difference between the Democratic National Committee and several federal agencies. No punishment resulted. Nor, for political reasons, was there punishment for Hillary Clinton’s blatant abuse of her office for personal financial gain, in a manner that jeopardized the national security of the Unites States. It is difficult to come to terms with a former First Lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State agreeing to sell the basic ingredient of nuclear weapons to an enemy nation in return for pecuniary gain—and receiving no punishment for it.
The outrage these acts would expectedly engender has been effectively quelled by a media that has abandoned its journalistic ethics by refusing to adequately cover the crimes of the politicians and bureaucrats they favor.
But the moment of truth may well have arrived. Attorney General William Barr has researched the Russian Collusion hoax and is expected to take action against those who knowingly presented false evidence to the FISA Court, and those who attempted to unlawfully cripple a presidency based upon it.
Attorney General Barr found last year:
“President Trump faced an unprecedented situation. As he entered into office, and sought to perform his responsibilities as President, federal agents and prosecutors were scrutinizing his conduct before and after taking office, and the conduct of some of his associates. At the same time, there was relentless speculation in the news media about the President’s personal culpability. Yet, as he said from the beginning, there was in fact no collusion.”
A Fox report notes that,
“The FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane team investigating the Trump 2016 campaign received multiple indications that former British spy Christopher Steele — one of their key informants in their investigation — was part of an elaborate ‘Russian disinformation campaign,’ according to several newly declassified footnotes from Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on FBI misconduct.”
Despite that, leading members of the House of Representatives intentionally sought to destroy the Trump Administration based on information that House leaders knew to be false.
Elected members of Congress will not constitute Barr’s targets, but members of the intelligence services, and in particular former CIA director John Brennan, some individuals within the FBI, and other bureaucrats probably will.
The salient question is: With the facts now demonstrably clear, will Democratic leaders seek to counteract the vital investigation? Will the leftist media seek to ignore the facts and cover up the lies of those involved, as they did in the aftermath of the Benghazi attack?
The answer to that question will reveal whether those politicians place justice above party interest, and loyalty to country above partisanship.
Frank Vernuccio serves as editor-in-chief of the New York Analysis of Policy and Government
Originally published on Townhall Finance.
Frank Vernuccio serves as editor-in-chief of the New York Analysis of Policy & Government (website usagovpolicy.com). He is the co-host of the syndicated radio program, Vernuccio/Novak Report, and is also a contributor to Fox News. His columns appear in many newspapers. After graduating Hofstra Law School, he was a legislative editor for a major publishing company, then served in both Republican and Democrat Administrations. Following the 9/11 attack, he was appointed to run the hard-hit Manhattan branch of the New York State Workers Compensation Board.