An Obama Plot to Sabotage Trump?
By Patrick Buchanan
March 24, 2017 "Information
- Devin Nunes just set the cat down
among the pigeons.
Two days after FBI Director James
Comey assured us there was no truth
to President Trump’s tweet about
being wiretapped by Barack Obama,
the chairman of the House
Intelligence Committee said Trump
may have had more than just a small
The U.S. intelligence community,
says Nunes, during surveillance of
legitimate targets, picked up the
names of Trump transition officials
during surveillance of targets,
"unmasked" their identity, and
spread their names around, virtually
assuring they would be leaked.
If true, this has the look and smell
of a conspiracy to sabotage the
Trump presidency, before it began.
Comey readily confirmed there was no
evidence to back up the Trump tweet.
But when it came to electronic
surveillance of Trump and his
campaign, Comey, somehow, could not
comment on that.
Which raises the question: What is
the real scandal here?
Is it that Russians hacked the DNC
and John Podesta’s emails and handed
them off to WikiLeaks? We have heard
that since June.
Is it that Trump officials may have
colluded with the Russians?
But former Director of National
Intelligence James Clapper and
ex-CIA Director Mike Morrell have
both said they saw no evidence of
This March, Sen. Chris Coons walked
back his stunning declaration about
transcripts showing a Russia-Trump
collusion, confessing, "I have no
hard evidence of collusion."
But if Clapper and Morrell saw no
Russia-Trump collusion, what were
they looking at during all those
months to make them so conclude?
Was it "FBI transcripts," as Sen.
Coons blurted out?
If so, who intercepted and
transcribed the conversations? If it
was intel agencies engaged in
surveillance, who authorized that?
How extensive was it? Against whom?
Is it still going on?
And if today, after eight months,
the intel agencies cannot tell us
whether or not any member of the
Trump team colluded with the
Russians, what does that say of
The real scandal, which the media
regard as a diversion from the
primary target, Trump, is that a
Deep State conspiracy to bring down
his presidency seems to have been
put in place by Obamaites, and
perhaps approved by Obama himself.
Consider. On Jan. 12, David Ignatius
of the Washington Post wrote,
"According to a senior U.S.
government official, (Gen. Michael)
Flynn phoned Russian Ambassador
Sergey Kislyak several times on Dec.
29, the day the Obama administration
announced the expulsion of 35
Russian officials … What did Flynn
Now, on Dec. 29, Flynn, national
security adviser-designate, was not
only doing his job calling the
ambassador, he was a private
Why was he unmasked by U.S.
Who is this "senior official" who
dropped the dime on him? Could this
official have known how many times
Flynn spoke to Kislyak, yet not
known what was said on the calls?
That is hard to believe. This looks
like a contract hit by an anti-Trump
agent in the intel community, using
Ignatius to do the wet work.
Flynn was taken down. Did Comey turn
his FBI loose to ferret out the
felon who had unmasked Flynn and
done him in? If not, why not?
In today’s Wall Street Journal, Dan
Henninger points anew to a story in
The New York Times of March 1 that
"In the Obama administration’s last
days, some White House officials
scrambled to spread information
about Russian efforts to undermine
the presidential election – and
about possible contacts between
associates of President-elect Trump
and Russians – across the
"This is what they did," wrote
Henninger, quoting the Times:
"At intelligence agencies, there was
a push to process as much raw
intelligence as possible into
analyses, and to keep the reports at
a relatively low classification
level to ensure as wide a readership
as possible across the government –
and, in some cases, among European
For what benign purpose would U.S.
intelligence agents spread secrets
damaging to their own president – to
foreign regimes? Is this not
disloyalty? Is this not sedition?
On Jan. 12, writes Henninger, the
Times "reported that Attorney
General Loretta Lynch signed rules
that let the National Security
Agency disseminate ‘raw signals
intelligence information’ to 16
other intelligence agencies."
Astounding. The Obamaites seeded the
U.S. and allied intel communities
with IEDs to be detonated on Trump’s
arrival. This is the scandal, not
Trump telling Vlad to go find
Hillary’s 30,000 missing emails.
We need to know who colluded with
the Russians, if anyone did. But
more critically, we need to unearth
the deep state conspiracy to
sabotage a presidency.
So far, the Russia-connection
investigation has proven a dry hole.
But an investigation into who in the
FBI, CIA or NSA is unmasking U.S.
citizens and criminally leaking
information to a Trump-hating press
to destroy a president they are
sworn to serve could prove to be a
As for the reports of Lynch-White
House involvement in this unfolding
plot to damage and destroy Trump the
real question is: What did Barack
Obama know, and when did he know it?
Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of
the new book "The Greatest Comeback:
How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat
to Create the New Majority." To find
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