The price of liberty is eternal vigilance
We can’t trust most news shows to give us balanced true stories. It’s all about ratings. That is why I listen to news conferences and hearings pertaining to things that are important to me, like Supreme Court hearings, impeachment hearings, etc.
While listening to the Muller hearings, the inspector general’s report on the origins of the FBI’s Russia inquiry and the impeachment hearings, I was amazed at how incompetent and criminal the FBI and the intelligence agencies were. There was so much blatant lying and wrongdoing that it was apparent it happens all the time, and leadership was very comfortable setting up innocent people, such as Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, and weaponizing the intelligence agencies to go after political enemies. Then declassified documents showed former President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were in on it as well.
Why would they do that? It was apparent they needed to protect themselves and their cronies. And it was not reported on the nightly news. One agent was indicted for fraudulently changing documents and misleading the FISA court so they could spy on Carter Page who was innocent and try to implicate Trump.
Flynn worked in the Obama administration in the intelligence agencies. He was doing audits because of things he saw that weren’t right. He was a threat to someone and they needed to get rid of him, so he was set up.
A declassified note explained how they planned to set him up. It asked, “What’s our goal? Truth/admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?”
The note was written by the FBI’s former director of counterintelligence: “If we get him to admit to breaking the Logan Act, give facts to DOJ and have them decide. Or, if he initially lies, then we present him (redacted) and he admits it, document for DOJ and let them decide how to address it.”
Then President Donald Trump was a threat, so he had to be eliminated after his surprising victory in 2016. One pattern that is seen over and over again is that innocent people are accused of what the accusers have actually done, deflecting and projecting. It’s an amazing pattern, and since there doesn’t need to be a shred of truth or evidence, it works great. They put all the power of the federal government to work investigating some innocent person, and they have hearings, asking for example, “Why don’t you stop beating your wife?” Then leak the accusation to the press which runs with it on every network, and it’s just rinse and repeat – for years. That’s when you see people like Rep. Adam Schiff and Rep. Jerrold Nadler or the disgraced James Comey, former director of the FBI, proclaiming lies to the American public and no one calls them on it. Soon it’s just believed by TV watchers who don’t have the time or the interest to really listen to any other side. After all the testimony and evidence is out, the TV stations and The New York Times don’t recant it or make things right because it exposes their incompetence and outright bias.
As documents continue to be declassified after a tough fight, it is clear that Trump was accused of collaborating with Russia after Hillary and Biden actually collaborated with Russia and sold our uranium to them.
There has been a lot of great journalism investigating this information with corroboration of state department whistleblowers and FBI agents who were sick about what they were seeing. There are also handwritten notes from John Brennan explaining that the predicate to investigate Trump and Russia was Clintons’ idea and the now disgraced Steele dossier was paid for by the DNC and her campaign. It was all a lie and a set up against her political enemy.
And it wasn’t just Trump, Flynn, Page and others. She also accused Democrat presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard of collusion with Russia.
It made great click bait, rage bait and increased TV ratings for years, while none of it was true. None of it. It divided America and worked to make half of America believe their president was a criminal.
Then as Trump was cleaning out the intelligence agencies, there arose questions about Hunter Biden and Joe Biden. It appeared Hunter was flying around the world everywhere his father was on Air Force 2 and actually making deals in Russia, Ukraine, China, Iraq, Kazikstan, etc.with criminals, communists and corrupt government officials. Their entire family was getting rich, and Joe Biden was denying he knew anything about it. Read Peter Schweizer’s book “Profiles in Corruption.” Schweizer and his investigative team offer a deep-dive investigation into the private finances and secret deals of America’s top political leaders. He uncovers corruption and abuse of power – all backed up by a mountain of corporate documents and legal filings from around the globe.
It was so hot that the mere question to the Ukrainian president was enough to whip the Democrats in an impeachment frenzy to protect the pair. They were saying that the president must be impeached and removed from office for raising a concern. But other public groups had previously raised the same concerns: The United Kingdom Serious Fraud Office; George Ken, deputy assistant secretary of state, Hunter Biden’s former business associate and ABC White House reporter; Good Morning America; ABC; The Washington Post; The New York Times; Ukrainian Law Enforcement and the Obama State Department.
What happened to transparency? I remember hearing Marie Yovanavich, who was the ambassador to the Ukraine testify to Congress how the only Ukrainian company she was warned about was Barisma, which was corrupt, and Hunter sat on the board. She was to just avoid it. Later Joe Biden would brag on video how he got Ukrainian investigator and prosecutor Viktor Shokin fired who was investigating Burisma by threatening to withhold a $1 billion loan that Ukraine needed as they protected themselves from Russia.
When are we going to get tired of being lied to? When are we going to stop being gullible, divided and angry and realize we are all on the same team? We have to work together, and not let corrupt government officials and politicians ruin our country. The price of liberty is eternal vigilance – from our own politicians and government.
Julie Reeder can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.