This is what I’m talking about. I don’t care how much you don’t like Trump, and we do not particularly like him, you’ve got to admit that all of the bureaucracy is/was out to get him. They fear him. They wanted Hillary Clinton, the safe (for them the government employees) neoconservative/Left corporate candidate. Trump was outside of their comfort zone, and more importantly their control. They had the goods on Hillary. They had a good idea of where her skeletons were buried. With Trump they didn’t have that kind of leverage. And that scared the establishment because Trump had no loyalty to them. He didn’t owe them anything. Bureaucrats don’t like change or being out of control.
I’ll say it. Trump’s gotten a raw deal to date. Yes he has serious problems. Yes he is brash. Yes, he taunts the pearl clutchers perhaps a bit too often. (I don’t know. Those people do deserve to be taunted.) But the way all of Washington DC has unloaded on the guy, the bureaucracy, the media, the Democrats, even many Republicans has been unfair. That’s right, I said it. It hasn’t been even close to fair. (Not that life is fair.) Trump is elected in the wake of a failed presidency in Obama and the Obama fans, the media, the government employees, others deeply vested in the cronystocracy are unhappy that Trump has highlighted Obama’s failure. They propped Obama up for years. Now Trump was going to rip all their work down? Indeed, even in the face of all the hostility Trump seems generally to be improving things. (From, I will grant you a low point in American history. I also say this with the understanding that all presidents have too much power and that a generally less powerful executive is preferable to what we have now.) This infuriates the old guard. Washington is their neighborhood. No boorish representative of the Deplorables was going to come in and move their government cheese. No way.
It is pathetic the way official Washington has reacted to the Trump presidency. I am personally disappointed and disgusted. Some would rather create a constitutional crisis (or worse) than to just admit that they’ve been bested by people they thought they were better than. And that is what really stings about Trump for the Deep State. Trump is a constant reminder of the revolt against the power of Washington (even if Trump likes government way too much). The cronystocracy knows that if the people REALLY get hip to what’s been going on in Washington for decades they are going to be on the outs. – Which is as it should be. We are in the 21st Century. Time to turn the page on 20th Century Washington DC.
(From The Daily Caller)
Two FBI officials who worked on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation exchanged text messages last year in which they appear to have discussed ways to prevent Donald Trump from being elected president.
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok wrote in a cryptic text message to Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer and his mistress.
“It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40,” Strzok wrote in the text, dated Aug. 15, 2016.
Andy is likely Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe…
…In a March 2, 2016 text Strzok said he would likely vote for Clinton. In another exchange he wrote that if Trump won the Republican primary, Clinton would likely win the presidency.
“God Hillary should win 100,000,000 – 0,” he told Page.
Strzok also congratulated Page after Clinton clinched the Democratic party nomination.
“Congrats on a woman nominated for President in a major party! About damn time!” he wrote in a July 26, 2016 text.
While he was praising Clinton, Strzok was working at the center of the investigation into the Democrat’s use of a private email server. He emailed Clinton on July 2, 2016 — three days before then-FBI Director James Comey cleared her of criminal wrongdoing. (RELATED: FBI Agent Praised Hillary Clinton While Leading Email Investigation)
In the weeks before and after his politically-charged texts, Strzok interviewed several Clinton aides who sent and received classified emails that ended up on Clinton’s email server.
Two of those aides were Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills. Both appear to have provided misleading responses to questions about their awareness of Clinton’s use of a private server. But despite their false statements, neither Abedin nor Mills were charged with lying to the FBI. (RELATED: Clinton Aides Went Unpunished Despite Giving Misleading Statements In FBI Interview)
That’s in contrast with another Strzok interview subject: Retired lieutenant general Michael Flynn.