Its surprising how much you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit
Now that we know what the declassified House memo says about government misconduct, we also know what it means: The Washington swamp — the deep state — is bigger, more vicious and more dangerous to American liberty than even a cynic could have imagined.
Because of the memo and previous revelations, we know that swamp creatures are embedded in the top of the FBI and the Department of Justice. Some used their power to try to tip a presidential campaign based on their personal politics.
They conducted a sham investigation of the Democratic candidate and misled federal judges to spy on at least one associate of her Republican challenger.
To block exposure of their misdeeds, these officials falsely claimed that national security would be damaged. Add that despicable lie — issued in the name of the FBI itself — to their shameful records.
Thanks to the battle over the memo, we also know with 100 percent certainty that the mainstream media is part of the swamp. The efforts by the New York Times and the Washington Post, among others, to keep the memo from ever seeing sunshine were appalling.
Before it saw the memo, the Times’ editorial page called it proof of “The Republican Plot Against the FBI.” A Washington Post columnist warned President Trump he would be making a historic mistake in releasing it.
“Presidents don’t win fights with the FBI,” Eugene Robinson wrote, seemingly endorsing the blackmailing habits of the disgraced J. Edgar Hoover.
Oddly, the campaign by those papers coincided with the celebration of their roles in releasing the Pentagon Papers nearly 50 years ago, as heroically depicted in the movie “The Post.”
Then, those papers took great risks in standing up for the First Amendment in the face of government threats and financial pressures. Now, those same papers take the side of butt-covering secrecy and demonize those who demand transparency.
Most have understood that Pres. Trump is truly neither an R or a D, which in this case, a good thing. It is my prayer that he can stay above the fray far enough and long enough to actually know how big the swamp is, what the challenges are, and then be successful at Draining the Swamp! I doubt anyone really understood just what Drain the Swamp meant and what the real scope of the challenges was to be.
One of the ways WE, the people, can help is to start understanding what true representation from our elected leaders means. Every one of them are elected to represent, NOT do their own thing.
We, the people, really need to get back to fundamental support of constitutional law. It's up to each one of us, to do what we can to help him ...Drain the Swamp. Just saying....
Another point entirely: These memos and their declassification bring up the point that nothing, that's NOTHING, should be classified, if their is no national security being protected by the classification.
Sen. McCain, I call on you specifically to declassify ALL your military associated history. It's time we all should understand just exactly what your own involvement was in the many allegations against you. Ask Pres. Trump. He can help you get this stuff all declassified fairly easily.