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At Mar-a-Lago this weekend President Donald Trump was filled “with fury” says The Washington Post, “mad — steaming, raging, mad.”

Early Saturday the fuming president exploded with this tweet: “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!”

The president has reason to be enraged. For what is afoot is a loose but broad conspiracy to break and bring him down, abort his populist agenda, and overturn the results of the 2016 election.

At its heart is the “deep state” — agents of the intel community, their media collaborators, and their amen corner in a Democratic party whose control of our permanent government is all but total.

At the heart of the case against Trump is what appears to be a Big Lie.

It is that Vladimir Putin and Russian intelligence hacked the DNC and John Podesta’s email account, then colluded with Trump’s friends or associates to systematically sabotage Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Therefore, Trump stole the election and is an illegitimate president. In this city, Trump is looked upon as a border-jumper, an illegal alien.

Yet let us consider the constituent components of the charge.

For months, we have heard that U.S. intel agencies agree that the Russians hacked the DNC and Clinton campaign, and gave the fruits of their cybertheft to WikiLeaks, because Putin wanted Trump to win.

For months, this storyline has been investigated by the FBI and the intelligence committees of both houses of Congress.

Yet where is the body of evidence that the Russians did this?

More critically, where is the evidence Trump’s people played an active role in the operation? Why is it taking the FBI the better part of a year to come up with a single indictment in this Trump-Putin plot?

Is this all smoke and mirrors?

In late February, The New York Times reported that Trump officials had been in regular touch with Russian intelligence officers.

The smoking gun had been found!

Yet, almost immediately after that report, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus told Fox News “the top levels of the intelligence community” had assured him that the allegations of campaign contacts with Russia were “not only grossly overstated, but also wrong.”

If what Reince says is true, the real crime here is U.S. security officials enlisting their Fourth Estate collaborators, who enjoy First Amendment privileges against having to testify under oath or being prosecuted, to undermine the elected commander in chief.

Now we expect Russia to seek to steal our secrets as we steal theirs. After all, our NSA wiretapped Angela Merkel and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Our National Endowment for Democracy pushes “color revolutions” to bring about regime change in the near abroad of Putin’s Russian Federation.

Our NGOs are being restricted, shut down, expelled from Russia, China, Israel and Egypt, because they have been caught interfering in the internal affairs of those countries.

There is talk that Putin use the pilfered emails as payback for Clinton’s urging demonstrators to take to the streets of Moscow to protest a narrow victory by his United Russia party in 2011.

As for the alleged wiretapping of Trump Tower, President Obama has denied ordering any such thing and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper assures us nothing of the sort was ever done.

Yet, there are other reports that intelligence officials got a warrant to surveil Trump campaign officials or the Trump Tower, and, though failing to succeed in the FISA court that authorizes such surveillance in June, they did succeed in October.

ORDER IT NOW

If true, this is a far more explosive matter than whether a Trump aide may have told the Russians, “You’re doing a great job!” when WikiLeaks blew DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz out of her job for tilting the playing field against Bernie Sanders in the primaries.

What needs to be done now?

The White House should tell the Justice Department to tell the FBI to expedite its investigation and file a report on what was done by the Russians. And if any Trump campaign official criminally colluded with the Russians, send the recommendation to indict to Justice.

The acting attorney general should instruct Director James Comey to run down, remove and recommend for prosecution any FBI or intel agent who has leaked the fruits of their investigation, or fake news, to the media. If Comey cannot find the source of the leaks, or lies, coming out of this investigation, a housecleaning may be needed at the bureau.

While President Obama may not have ordered any surveillance of Trump or his advisors, the real question is whether he or Attorney General Loretta Lynch were aware of or approved of any surveillance of Trump and his staff during the campaign.

Russian hacking of the DNC is a problem, not a scandal. The scandal is this: Who inside the government of the United States is trying to discredit, damage or destroy the President of the United States?

For these are the real subversives.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.”

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  1. Lagertha says:

    everyone is trying to destroy Trump. And, Russia is small potatoes to this intent, drive, mission by others,

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  2. MEexpert says:

    former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper assures us nothing of the sort was ever done.

    And Clapper also said under oath that the intelligence community was not spying on Americans. So much for truth telling.

    I think Trump should start draining the swamp as he promised. He should start cleaning the FBI and the CIA and the White House. He should tell Tillerson and Pompeo to start heads rolling in their respective departments. The Democrats and the Press are going to scream no matter what. Trump should do what he was elected to do. He is spending too much time on trivial matters.

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  3. “… enlisting their Fourth Estate collaborators, who enjoy First Amendment privileges against having to testify under oath or being prosecuted, to undermine the elected commander in chief.”

    Uh, the first amendment provides that Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of the press, and case law has provided plenty of leeway for the collection of news, but active participation in the coup d’etat now under way means that a large part of that shield is no longer there. Put them on the stand and toss them in the klink for contempt when they refuse to talk.

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  4. You’ve got the gist of it, Pat. A Color revolution attempted coup by democratically unaccountable Deep State powers against a country whose election process they failed to manipulate as planned. This time, it just happens to be our own. As I said before, those behind it don’t like democracy at home anymore than they do abroad. As that cheerleader for foreign regime changes that overthrow elected governments overseas, Bill Kristol recently said, he prefers a Deep State coup to an American democracy that elects the wrong people like Donald Trump.

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  5. Rurik says:

    If Comey cannot find the source of the leaks, or lies, coming out of this investigation,

    I’m going with the latter here

    he’ll lie

    one of the things I’ve discovered along the way is that crickets speak volumes more than the deliberate lies we’re told 24/7.

    when the entire world is wondering and waiting for the evidence that Russia and Trump were colluding to fix the election….

    and we’re all assured that this is the case, from the NYT to Bill O’Rielly to virtually every fetid outlet of the controlled media…

    but then there’s the crickets, (always the crickets) as we’re all waiting for the evidence…

    but none comes.

    But the innuendoes continue like a flood from a broken dam. Relentless innuendoes and lies as if the evidence were already there. This is how they turn fake news into “real” news- by telling the lie so relentlessly and ubiquitously that eventually the sheople assume it’s real, because it’s so prevalent. This is the exact same method they used to foist the Iraq war. Lies and more lies and “seventeen intelligence agencies” .. and then crickets when it came time for evidence. But just like with the take-down of Donald Trump, the utter destruction of Iraq was considered very good for the deep state, and so Bill O’Rielly went on camera and told the American people that he had seen the evidence, even when there was none. And this is the same method they’re using to take Trump out; open lies and innuendoes and then crickets when it comes to any evidence.

    They’ve simply been getting their way for so long, using this method, that they assume it will always work, and maybe so.

    Yet, as I listen to the crickets chirp when it comes to evidence of Trump colluding with Putin to steal the election… I see and hear a lot more truth in those chirping crickets than I’ll ever glimmer from the lying rotten faces of our media masters.

    because there is no evidence. Just like with Saddam’s WMD, it’s all crickets and innuendoes and lies. And then when it comes time to show us all the evidence, they simply rely on their crickets, and invoke their tiresome mantras about ‘national security’ or ‘classified’ or some other ploy to always dodge the issue.

    Trump should simply use Twitter to tell the American people that the fake news is lying once again, along with the all those entrenched and self-serving treasonous pigs at the tax payer $lop trough.

    If the FBI have evidence of Trump colluding with Putin to steal the election, then provide that evidence, or STFU. Period. No more crickets in lieu of the truth. No more innuendoes. Either provide the evidence that these ‘seventeen intelligence agencies’ have found, or we’ll just assume it’s all lies, like it always is.

    this isn’t just Trump vs. the deep state. It’s the entire population of the planet vs. the deep state. All of us that don’t want the 21st century to be one of eternal war.

    The deep state thrives on lies and wars and strife and misery. It’s time we all call them on their lies, and put a stake through the black heart of the deep state once and for all.

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    This is the exact same method they used to foist the Iraq war. Lies and more lies...
     
    That's the method they used to get us into Vietnam as well. And WW1 and WW2 and the American-Spanish war and they even used lies about threats to get the wunnerful cornstitution passed. It's about concentrating wealth and power under the pretexts of grave danger or something like that.

    It should come as no surprise that concept was known to the "motherland," in fact.


    Necessity hath no law. Feigned necessities, imagined necessities... are the greatest cozenage that men can put upon the Providence of God, and make pretenses to break known rules by.

    -Oliver Cromwell, Speech to the First Protectorate Parliament (12 September 1654).
     

    The anti-Federalists were correct. What fascinates me is how did 'Merkins become so ignorant and gullible, en masse?
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  6. Ben Frank says:

    It’s time for a PATCO moment. When Reagan got rid of the 13,000 striking air traffic controllers in 1981, it broke the momentum of inflation, where every round of raises caused a round of price hikes, which caused a round of raises, and so on. It was a shock, but a shock that the system needed.

    The FBI employs 35,000 people. Firing thousands of politically-compromised and/or unproductive employees would change the Deep State’s assumption that they are in command.

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  7. Rurik says:
    @Rurik

    If Comey cannot find the source of the leaks, or lies, coming out of this investigation,
     
    I'm going with the latter here

    he'll lie

    one of the things I've discovered along the way is that crickets speak volumes more than the deliberate lies we're told 24/7.

    when the entire world is wondering and waiting for the evidence that Russia and Trump were colluding to fix the election....

    and we're all assured that this is the case, from the NYT to Bill O'Rielly to virtually every fetid outlet of the controlled media...

    but then there's the crickets, (always the crickets) as we're all waiting for the evidence...

    but none comes.

    But the innuendoes continue like a flood from a broken dam. Relentless innuendoes and lies as if the evidence were already there. This is how they turn fake news into "real" news- by telling the lie so relentlessly and ubiquitously that eventually the sheople assume it's real, because it's so prevalent. This is the exact same method they used to foist the Iraq war. Lies and more lies and "seventeen intelligence agencies" .. and then crickets when it came time for evidence. But just like with the take-down of Donald Trump, the utter destruction of Iraq was considered very good for the deep state, and so Bill O'Rielly went on camera and told the American people that he had seen the evidence, even when there was none. And this is the same method they're using to take Trump out; open lies and innuendoes and then crickets when it comes to any evidence.

    They've simply been getting their way for so long, using this method, that they assume it will always work, and maybe so.

    Yet, as I listen to the crickets chirp when it comes to evidence of Trump colluding with Putin to steal the election... I see and hear a lot more truth in those chirping crickets than I'll ever glimmer from the lying rotten faces of our media masters.

    because there is no evidence. Just like with Saddam's WMD, it's all crickets and innuendoes and lies. And then when it comes time to show us all the evidence, they simply rely on their crickets, and invoke their tiresome mantras about 'national security' or 'classified' or some other ploy to always dodge the issue.

    Trump should simply use Twitter to tell the American people that the fake news is lying once again, along with the all those entrenched and self-serving treasonous pigs at the tax payer $lop trough.

    If the FBI have evidence of Trump colluding with Putin to steal the election, then provide that evidence, or STFU. Period. No more crickets in lieu of the truth. No more innuendoes. Either provide the evidence that these 'seventeen intelligence agencies' have found, or we'll just assume it's all lies, like it always is.

    this isn't just Trump vs. the deep state. It's the entire population of the planet vs. the deep state. All of us that don't want the 21st century to be one of eternal war.

    The deep state thrives on lies and wars and strife and misery. It's time we all call them on their lies, and put a stake through the black heart of the deep state once and for all.
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  8. virgile says:

    That’s what Trump meant when he says he wanted to clean the ‘swamp’
    Does he have the energy to fight these crocodiles and poisonous snakes living and breeding in the swamp?

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    Interesting how the simpletons who vote think that because their clowns won the election, all the frauds and predators get on a flying saucer or something and leave and they likewise believe that most of the corruption and blackmailing are oriented on DC.
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  9. mtn cur says:
    @virgile
    That's what Trump meant when he says he wanted to clean the 'swamp'
    Does he have the energy to fight these crocodiles and poisonous snakes living and breeding in the swamp?

    Interesting how the simpletons who vote think that because their clowns won the election, all the frauds and predators get on a flying saucer or something and leave and they likewise believe that most of the corruption and blackmailing are oriented on DC.

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  10. Shakree says:

    So what else would you expect from Buchanan but a well worded whitewash protecting the company store?

    A quote “Yet, there are other reports that intelligence officials got a warrant to surveil Trump campaign officials or the Trump Tower, and, though failing to succeed in the FISA court that authorizes such surveillance in June, they did succeed in October.

    If true, this is a far more explosive matter than whether a Trump aide may have told the Russians”

    Buchanan does not source the “other reports” but leaves a back door for them to run and hide when he says “If true…”. The dirty trickster proud of his accomplishments on behalf of Nixon and Bush is at it again. When wil e ever learn? This Jesuit product has no credibility when credibility matters.

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  11. We know that the Russian stories are falsehoods, so the energy should be in going after the leakers and holding the old regime accountable for using seditious methods to block the accession of and/or deposing the new regime. The fact the old regime was spying on the Trump campaign should be the key issue. The fact the old regime has colluded with foreign interests, including Israel and the barbaric Saudis should also be relevant, as should the fact that the old regime itself intervened in countless elections, including Russian ones, and the fact that the old regime is responsible for placing neonazis in positions of power in the post-coup Ukrainian regime that they set up. With all of the extra-legal surveillance (not illegal because the rule of law was vacated decades ago when things such as the FISA court were declared “legal”) not having produced any significant evidence, we can already be sure that the charges that the Trump campaign significantly colluded with Russian authorities is ludicrous. It is unfortunate that even Mr. Buchanan, who has taken heroic positions against the power structure in recent years and even decades, should have to state such a disclaimer in his otherwise excellent article.

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  12. […] clearly does not have the approval or the support of this feared and ferocious American Deep State. Predictable counteroffensives were launched. The Trump Administration would be strangled in its infancy if wasn’t aborted […]

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  13. gustafus says:

    Idi Amin, Baby Doc, Kagame, Mugabe, Al Bashir, Obama…. HELLO??

    Have we learned our lesson yet? — NEVER AGAIN.

    An African Thug is an African THUG… is an African Thug. They don’t make small d democrats.

    They riot for black representation and don’t have the collective intelligence to monitor their own strongmen. 90 is the baseline for self governance. It’ ain’t gonna happen in any black culture.

    So we better stiffen these spines… and get ready for the rough and tumble of saving Western Civilization from these semi human invading hordes. YES .. you saw right. And it’s time we spoke clearly and often about why multi culturalism does NOT WORK.

    Of Course the Obomination used what ever machinery at his fingertips to advance His interests and those of blacks and Muslims…. against ALL WHITES, but for his stooges.

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    Of Course the Obomination used what ever machinery at his fingertips to advance His interests and those of blacks and Muslims…. against ALL WHITES, but for his stooges.
     
    What interests of Blacks and Muslims did Obama advance? Blacks are worst off now than they were before Obama took over. Appointing few blacks to high positions does not advance their interests. More blacks were killed by police under Obama. The jobless rate for blacks rose under Obama.

    As for Muslims, just ask the Muslims from, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Yemen, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Pakistan if they feel he advanced their interests. Unless you think that killing and displacement of hundreds of thousands of children, civilians, and wedding parties was somehow advancing their interests.
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  14. […] war on the administration of Donald Trump since before he even took office. His election, as has been repeated, was not supposed to happen. Hillary Clinton was supposed to represent the end of history when […]

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  15. […] war on the administration of Donald Trump since before he even took office. His election, as has been repeated, was not supposed to happen. Hillary Clinton was supposed to represent the end of history when […]

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  16. Simonsays says:

    Trump should listen to Pat for direction and guidance. Calm is the best way to play chess and this is an important game.

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  17. MEexpert says:
    @gustafus
    Idi Amin, Baby Doc, Kagame, Mugabe, Al Bashir, Obama.... HELLO??

    Have we learned our lesson yet? --- NEVER AGAIN.

    An African Thug is an African THUG... is an African Thug. They don't make small d democrats.

    They riot for black representation and don't have the collective intelligence to monitor their own strongmen. 90 is the baseline for self governance. It' ain't gonna happen in any black culture.

    So we better stiffen these spines... and get ready for the rough and tumble of saving Western Civilization from these semi human invading hordes. YES .. you saw right. And it's time we spoke clearly and often about why multi culturalism does NOT WORK.

    Of Course the Obomination used what ever machinery at his fingertips to advance His interests and those of blacks and Muslims.... against ALL WHITES, but for his stooges.

    Of Course the Obomination used what ever machinery at his fingertips to advance His interests and those of blacks and Muslims…. against ALL WHITES, but for his stooges.

    What interests of Blacks and Muslims did Obama advance? Blacks are worst off now than they were before Obama took over. Appointing few blacks to high positions does not advance their interests. More blacks were killed by police under Obama. The jobless rate for blacks rose under Obama.

    As for Muslims, just ask the Muslims from, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Yemen, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Pakistan if they feel he advanced their interests. Unless you think that killing and displacement of hundreds of thousands of children, civilians, and wedding parties was somehow advancing their interests.

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    • Agree: dfordoom
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  18. @Rurik

    If Comey cannot find the source of the leaks, or lies, coming out of this investigation,
     
    I'm going with the latter here

    he'll lie

    one of the things I've discovered along the way is that crickets speak volumes more than the deliberate lies we're told 24/7.

    when the entire world is wondering and waiting for the evidence that Russia and Trump were colluding to fix the election....

    and we're all assured that this is the case, from the NYT to Bill O'Rielly to virtually every fetid outlet of the controlled media...

    but then there's the crickets, (always the crickets) as we're all waiting for the evidence...

    but none comes.

    But the innuendoes continue like a flood from a broken dam. Relentless innuendoes and lies as if the evidence were already there. This is how they turn fake news into "real" news- by telling the lie so relentlessly and ubiquitously that eventually the sheople assume it's real, because it's so prevalent. This is the exact same method they used to foist the Iraq war. Lies and more lies and "seventeen intelligence agencies" .. and then crickets when it came time for evidence. But just like with the take-down of Donald Trump, the utter destruction of Iraq was considered very good for the deep state, and so Bill O'Rielly went on camera and told the American people that he had seen the evidence, even when there was none. And this is the same method they're using to take Trump out; open lies and innuendoes and then crickets when it comes to any evidence.

    They've simply been getting their way for so long, using this method, that they assume it will always work, and maybe so.

    Yet, as I listen to the crickets chirp when it comes to evidence of Trump colluding with Putin to steal the election... I see and hear a lot more truth in those chirping crickets than I'll ever glimmer from the lying rotten faces of our media masters.

    because there is no evidence. Just like with Saddam's WMD, it's all crickets and innuendoes and lies. And then when it comes time to show us all the evidence, they simply rely on their crickets, and invoke their tiresome mantras about 'national security' or 'classified' or some other ploy to always dodge the issue.

    Trump should simply use Twitter to tell the American people that the fake news is lying once again, along with the all those entrenched and self-serving treasonous pigs at the tax payer $lop trough.

    If the FBI have evidence of Trump colluding with Putin to steal the election, then provide that evidence, or STFU. Period. No more crickets in lieu of the truth. No more innuendoes. Either provide the evidence that these 'seventeen intelligence agencies' have found, or we'll just assume it's all lies, like it always is.

    this isn't just Trump vs. the deep state. It's the entire population of the planet vs. the deep state. All of us that don't want the 21st century to be one of eternal war.

    The deep state thrives on lies and wars and strife and misery. It's time we all call them on their lies, and put a stake through the black heart of the deep state once and for all.

    This is the exact same method they used to foist the Iraq war. Lies and more lies…

    That’s the method they used to get us into Vietnam as well. And WW1 and WW2 and the American-Spanish war and they even used lies about threats to get the wunnerful cornstitution passed. It’s about concentrating wealth and power under the pretexts of grave danger or something like that.

    It should come as no surprise that concept was known to the “motherland,” in fact.

    Necessity hath no law. Feigned necessities, imagined necessities… are the greatest cozenage that men can put upon the Providence of God, and make pretenses to break known rules by.

    -Oliver Cromwell, Speech to the First Protectorate Parliament (12 September 1654).

    The anti-Federalists were correct. What fascinates me is how did ‘Merkins become so ignorant and gullible, en masse?

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  19. We know that the CIA, FBI et al were effectually asleep on their watch before 9/11. Were they equally incompetent in protecting the American electoral processes from the Russians?

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