The sheer scale of the malevolence of the Democratic Party and its operatives within the "Swamp" or "Deep State" (call it what you will) in Washington D.C. is staggering. They're bound and determined to overturn the result of the 2016 election, and/or to prevent a repeat of it in 2020, by any and all means necessary, including manufacturing fake crises to smear the Trump administration as often as possible. They're aided and abetted in this by the mainstream news media, which offers them a compliant, obedient channel to the public, while at the same time suppressing evidence that contradicts their strident, vitriolic claims.
I've said for many years that I'm neither Republican nor Democrat. I vote for the individual, not the party, and I distrust both mainstream parties equally. I see them as being in bed with each other, willing to "go along to get along" and putting their partisan interests ahead of those of the nation as a whole. However, I'm now beginning to think the so-called "Swamp" or "Deep State" is in control of so many Democratic and Republican representatives and senators that the term "Uniparty", bandied about for a long time in some circles, is in fact an accurate description. I'm beginning to think that we'll have to dismantle and destroy the forces behind the Uniparty - and, of course, the Uniparty itself - if we're to have any hope of restoring our constitutional republic. Whether or not that's actually possible is not clear at present.
Just look at the evidence that's been uncovered in the past forty-eight hours about how the Ukraine scandal has been manufactured, and set up, and manipulated. I'll cite brief excerpts from the articles, but I highly recommend you read each one in full, and make up your own mind. Kudos to the reporters concerned, who've gone above and beyond to uncover the truth of the matter.
Breaking – ICIG Whistleblower Form Recently Modified to Permit Complaint “Heard From Others”
Prior to the current “whistleblower complaint” the Intelligence Community Inspector General did not accept whistle-blower claims without first hand knowledge. However, the ICIG revised the protocol in August 2019 allowing for the EXACT type of complaint now registered from the CIA whistleblower.
The IGIC revision was made at the same time HPSCI Chairman Adam Schiff was tweeting in August about President Trump, Rudy Giuliani and holding back funding pending assistance with political opponents ... The timing here is far too coincidental. This was a set-up.
Intel Community Secretly Gutted Requirement Of First-Hand Whistleblower Knowledge
The brand new version of the whistleblower complaint form, which was not made public until after the transcript of Trump’s July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky and the complaint addressed to Congress were made public, eliminates the first-hand knowledge requirement and allows employees to file whistleblower complaints even if they have zero direct knowledge of underlying evidence and only “heard about [wrongdoing] from others.”
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A previous version of the whistleblower complaint document, which the ICIG and DNI until recently provided to potential whistleblowers, declared that any complaint must contain only first-hand knowledge of alleged wrongdoing and that complaints that provide only hearsay, rumor, or gossip would be rejected.
Phase #2 – With Newly Authorized: “Heard From Others”, Lawfare Group Circles Back To Trump-Kislyak Meeting
Not enough people understand the role of the Lawfare group in the corruption and political weaponization of the DOJ, FBI and larger intelligence community.
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The Lawfare continuum is very simple. The corrupt 2015 Clinton exoneration; which became the corrupt 2016 DOJ/FBI Trump investigation; which became the corrupt 2017 DOJ/FBI Mueller probe; is currently the 2019 “impeachment” plan. Weissmann and Mueller delivering their report evolved the plan from corrupt legal theory into corrupt political targeting by Jerry Nadler in the House Judiciary. Every phase within the continuum holds the same goal.
The current “impeachment strategy” is planned-out within the Lawfare group.
Whistle-blower Complaint is The Schiff Dossier
It now looks like the Lawfare network constructed the Schiff Dossier, and handed it to allied CIA operative Michael Barry to file as a formal IC complaint. This process is almost identical to the Fusion-GPS/Lawfare network handing the Steele Dossier to the FBI to use as the evidence for the 2016/2017 Russia conspiracy.
Pelosi’s House Rule Changes are Key Part of “Articles of Impeachment”, Being Drafted Over Next Two Weeks
Back in December 2018 CTH noted the significant House rule changes constructed by Nancy Pelosi for the 116th congress seemed specifically geared toward impeachment ... With the House going into a scheduled calendar recess, those rules are now being used to subvert historic processes and construct the articles of impeachment.
A formal vote to initiate an “impeachment inquiry” is not technically required; however, there has always been a full house vote until now. The reason not to have a House vote is simple: if the formal process was followed the minority (republicans) would have enforceable rights within it. Without a vote to initiate, the articles of impeachment can be drawn up without any participation by the minority; and without any input from the executive. This was always the plan that was visible in Pelosi’s changed House rules.
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Pelosi’s earlier House Rule changes now appear intentionally designed to block republicans during the article assembly process. The minority will have no voice. This is quite a design.
I'll let James Kunstler summarize the situation.
A Dumpster Fire on a Garbage Barge
Everyone and his uncle remembers the infamous threat issued to Mr. Trump by Senator Schumer during the transition period in January, 2017: “Let me tell you: You take on the intelligence community — they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you,” Perhaps Senator Schumer should have kept his pie-hole shut on that. He made it official that the Intel Community would act as an adversary and antagonist to the President, and that appears to be exactly what has happened. One suspects that this rogue agency has captured The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, and several TV cable news networks as well. And now they are metamorphosing into an enemy of the people.
The moment approaches when Mr. Trump will have to carry out a severe housecleaning of the CIA and perhaps many other agencies under the executive branch of the government. Their ongoing campaign to undo the 2016 election is igniting a civil war. Clearly a part of the whistleblower gambit was an attempt to discredit Attorney General William Barr and set up a device that would force him to recuse himself from any further inquiry into shenanigans carried out in and around Ukraine since 2014, when the CIA and the Obama State Department overthrew the government of Viktor Yanukovych. Mr. Barr is a sturdy fellow. He may have seven ways from Sunday for countering their seditious monkeyshines. Wait for it.
The most stunning thing about the current crisis is the utter contempt in which the intelligence community, the political class, and the mainstream media seem to hold the people of this country. We exist, in their eyes, to be manipulated, whipped up, smacked down, and generally treated like garbage. Our interests aren't important. Only the insiders count; and what they want is what the country is going to get, no matter what the rest of us may think - unless we can stop them getting away with that. I hope and pray we can . . . but it won't be easy. The coordination and cooperation the various elements of the Swamp have displayed - House rules, intelligence community collaboration, mainstream media subservience, and so on - is frighteningly efficient and well-planned. We're going to have to pick up our game to the same level if we're to have any hope of stopping them.
I think it's up to each and every one of us who retain an independent voice to use it, to point out to friends, family and co-workers what's really going on here. Our individual voices may be small, but united they can raise a mighty shout. It's time to do so.
I'm not a fan of President Trump. I wish we had a less strident, less knee-jerk-reactive, more thoughtful, more statesmanlike President. However, I'll give him my support, precisely because the "Deep State", or the "Swamp", or whatever you want to call it, so clearly regards him as its mortal enemy. That's good. It's going to take that sort of mortal enemy to bring down the Swamp and stamp it out. Whether or not President Trump can do so isn't clear right now; but it's a battle that must be fought, and must be won, if we're to remain a constitutional republic.
Benjamin Franklin was famously asked by a bystander, after the passage of the Declaration of Independence, “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?” He replied: “A Republic, if you can keep it.”
The Deep State wants to make sure that we don't keep it; that they, not we, get to dictate this country's future. If we want to keep it . . . it's up to us. This manufactured Ukraine scandal is the clearest possible evidence that we dare not waste any more time. The enemy is upon us. It's time to fight back.