By Charlie Johnston
The Washington Post adopted a new slogan a year ago to coincide with the beginning of the Trump Administration: “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” This last week, ALL the legacy media and the Democrats have rooted for darkness. After the Nunes Memo was released, the legacy media has been relentless in avoiding any discussion of what it contains, instead focusing on how Democrats, and those tainted, corrupt FBI and Dept. of Justice officials it exposes feel about it. The Federalist put up a summary of the most flagrant abuses the memo reveals. To ignore the content of the memo is a terrible mistake on the media’s part. When they fail to give the substance of what everyone is curious about, most people will just use search engines to find the actual text. That will get more people used to going outside the legacy media to find actual factual information – and will reveal to those that do that the media has been lying relentlessly for over a year. In this case, the media is not able to cover for its ideological allies; only capable of taking itself down with them.
This is a HUGE deal – and don’t let anyone tell you different. The feds wanted to spy on the Trump campaign, couldn’t get enough evidence to justify it, so used an opposition research memo, without disclosing to the FISA court that that is what it was in order to do their political spying. Not only that, but the FBI repeated the abuse several times before the FISA Court long after it was publicly clear this was a sham. The highest levels of government bureaucracy have been engaged in a clear coup attempt for the last year. If this stands, the gov’t. needs no evidence whatsoever to investigate and indict anyone. Just take the rants and smears of your worst enemy and it’s off to the races. I knew that former FBI Director James Comey was corrupt, but with his tweet minimizing the gravity of this, I regard him as an absolutely loathesome hypocrite. No wonder we had such corruption at the Bureau with such a self-righteous weasel in charge of it. I am hoping that, over the next few days, some Democratic patriots will rise who say it is NOT okay to spy on Americans without evidence or cause, except pure partisanship. If, unlike many Republicans during the Watergate scandal who stood for country over party, all prominent Democrats just circle the wagons and prevaricate and obfuscate to protect their power, we have a long, ugly road ahead of us. The legacy press has revealed itself as contemptible lickspittles.
I am disgusted by some “Never Trump” conservative commentators whose hate of the man has so unhinged them that now no abuse is so offensive that they won’t dismiss it, provided the abuse is directed at Trump. We have vast swaths of the country who have NO standards of decency or perspective: such archaic ideas are merely weapons in the ideological and partisan toolboxes. No abuse is so great it is not to be excused if wielded against a conservative, Christian or Republican. Now the Mueller probe is threatening with more attacks on “obstruction of justice.” Really. So now in this country, provided it is mounted against Republicans, you can execute a completely bogus investigation based on a pack of partisan lies and, when the whole narrative falls apart because there was no crime at all, you can still stick it to your targets over whatever efforts they mounted to defend themselves. And you want to call this justice? At the same time you’re calling revelations of truly corrupt efforts to mount a bureaucratic coup a threat to national security? If this is not resolved with clarity, then Nancy Pelosi is right – we will have a Constitutional Crisis – and it will be resolved by civil war. This cannot stand. This must not pass with a mere shrug – or America is truly over.
We have not found a smoking gun in these matters; we have found a crate full of smoking guns – and all the left and the legacy media can tell you is to ignore the evidence. I am too angry to write at length about this now, but will re-visit it in the next week. We are in unprecedentedly perilous waters. Democracy dies in darkness, indeed.