Secret documents have just been uncovered that prove President Obama colluded with a hostile foreign government to win his presidential bid against John McCain!
The day after Obama’s 2008 win, the Iranian government admitted that they had been in contact with the Obama campaign from the time he announced his candidacy through the election, and they were running a psychological operation against the American people to influence the election. “Despite repeated denials by the candidate’s advisers that any links existed” … “there were contacts before the election” said a top Iranian official.
This is terrifying! I, like many of you, voted for Obama because I believed he was going to fix the mess that the president before him had made of this country. Now I’m afraid he stole my vote. It was all a lie. Had I known of this terrifying reality before the election, I would have voted for McCain, even though I am not of his party. I would have put my beloved country before my own party and voted for a Republican if that had meant America would be safer for it.
But now, who knows how many national secrets Iran holds against America? Did Obama give him classified information he learned during Intelligence briefings? Could Iran having that information now put America in jeopardy of a nuclear attack? How will they use those secrets against us later? Iran is a hostile nation and wants nothing more than to destroy us. How could Obama have done this to us?
How could he have gotten away with this? I shudder to think that our most classified and sensitive national security Intelligence may have been compromised to a foreign nation that holds nuclear weapons and is hostile to America.
This is not good! The Obama campaign was in cahoots with Iran during the election campaign, secretly interfering in the American election to destroy John McCain’s chances of winning. Sources say these recent documents were actually known on day one of Obama’s presidency, but they are just being released because Obama is leaving office.
These documents show that the Iranian government bragged about the extent of the contacts they had with the campaign of Barack Obama, and that many of the campaign’s staff still stay in touch with Iranian operatives. Could this explain how that nuclear deal was recently made with Iran and why the U.S. sent all that money? This was day one of President Barack Obama’s presidency and how this man came to Washington!
As an American, I am deeply concerned about the future of this country and our national security. As Americans, we should all be furious that this information was ignored by the crooked media when it first broke in 2008. It doesn’t matter that 8 years have gone by, we need to demand accountability and investigate every possible consequence, and follow with every legal charge possible for this treasonous act against our democracy!
As an American who loves this country, are you ready to demand accountability of this President? Do you want to see him pay for his treason? I do!
I mean, I would, if it were true. But it’s not!
This never happened in 2008. Barack Obama never colluded with a hostile enemy nation to influence his election to become President.
But this did happen in 2016!
The Russians are Coming
This is EXACTLY what happened after President-elect Donald Trump won his election, and it happened with an enemy nation hostile to the United States holding nuclear weapons: Russia.
The Russian government admitted it was indeed in contact with the Trump campaign during the time U.S. Intelligence agencies said the Russian government was interfering in the election and leaking thousands of documents from the Clinton campaign and the Democratic party. An act that undoubtedly impacted Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning against Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential campaign.
The Russian government admitted that their contacts with the Trump campaign not only existed during the time of the campaign, but they continue. “Quite a few” members of the Trump campaign “have been staying in touch with Russian representatives” (Interfax News Agency).
“Russia said it was in contact with President-elect Donald Trump’s team during the U.S. election campaign, despite repeated denials by the Republican candidate’s advisers …There were contacts: before the election” says Russian Deputy Foreign Minster Sergei Ryabkov. “We continue this work of course,” he said without giving details of what the contacts were” (Bloomberg).
One of Donald Trump’s most prominent advisers with Intelligence related credentials is retired General Michael Flynn, who was recently forced from his job as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and who last year dined with Russian President Putin.
On August 19, 2016, Paul Manafort, one of Trump’s campaign managers, resigned amid growing speculation he was lobbying on behalf of a Ukranian president sympathetic to Putin.
And then there is trusted Trump adviser and Russian immigrant, Boris Epshteyn, who promoted Russian investments at a 2013 conference entitled, Invest in Moscow!.
“In Russia, where business and the state are so closely linked, business dealings automatically imply ties to people high up in government as well,” said Kathryn Stoner, an expert in U.S.-Russia relations at Stanford University.
Transition of Power
The transition of power is being unusually fast-tracked in Washington with President Obama meeting with Donald Trump only a day-and-a-half after the election, and Donald Trump is getting his first access to high-level American Intelligence information.
The information he is getting is not the type of generic Intelligence he received in his briefings during the campaign. The President-elect is now receiving the President’s daily briefings with information like covert operations by the U.S. government and the U.S.military. Actions that would cause great harm if they were ever disclosed to the public or to other countries. Things like top secret military and surveillance operations, and closely-held proprietary data that the public will never know. Secrets that even the highest echelon in government will never know.
Because Trump is President-elect, the U.S. Intelligence community must decide what they are going to tell him.
What would you do? What would you tell him?
Would you tell him anything about the American spies that we have working inside the Russian government or inside the Russian military? American pilots are engaged in military actions as part of the Syrian civil war. Russia sits on the other side of this conflict.
Now, imagine we are holding powerful Intelligence that will help the U.S. outfight Russia in that conflict. Imagine the spy we placed deep inside the Russian government that has tipped us with incredible Intel on Russia’s war strategy, unbeknownst to the Russian government. Imagine how important that Intel is to national security, and to U.S. military strategy, and to the success of other activities we are undertaking in that region that could hinge entirely upon this one immensely important secret that we have gained from the Russian government, and they have no idea we we have it.
If you were the Director of the CIA, would you give president-elect Donald Trump that information knowing he has close ties with Putin?
Would you give him the name of the spy that we have planted deep inside Putin’s inner circle?
Would you tell him, hypothetically, what U.S. cyber command is about to do to Putin in retaliation for hacking into our government’s servers and influencing our election?
Would you tell him?
If you were the U.S. intelligence community, would you trust the President-elect with highly classified Intelligence information knowing he has been and continues to be in contact with the Russian government?
Among other things, the U.S. Intelligence community exists to provide information to one person: the President. They exist to pilfer enemy secrets in order to aid the President in making high-level decisions that only he can make.
The most sensitive Intelligence information is compartmentalized and its access is limited to only those with a need to know. But, even the most highly compartmentalized information must be shared with the President.
On October 17, 2016 the President-elect said he would plan to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin after the election, even while President Obama remains in office. Can he be trusted not to divulge to Putin the detailed information we have on the Russian government hacking that influenced our election?
When moderator Chris Wallace pressed Trump on whether he was disputing the assessment from U.S. Intelligence officials, he replied, “Yeah, I doubt it. I doubt it” (NBC News).
Again, Russia admitted it was running a psychological operation against the American people to influence our election, and was in contact with the Trump campaign while they ran that operation against Hillary Clinton.
If you are the Director of the CIA and National Intelligence, what would you tell him? Do you hand over to Donald Trump our most vulnerable secrets, our best sources, and our most sensitive information? Do you give him our most privileged details and Intelligence against Putin’s government? Would you trust that he will always put America’s national security interests above his own business interests? Would you trust him today? Next year? Ten years from now?
Donald Trump colluded with Vladimir Putin, the President of a nation with a long history of hostilities against American interests, to influence our election with information stolen from U.S. servers. Should he get a pass?
Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States – 18 U.S. Code § 2381 – Treason
Russia has been brazen enough to brag about its role in successfully tampering with our government servers to influence our election, working closely with Donald Trump, who gave them comfort and aid to help elect him president.
No doubt, Donald Trump has been and will continue to be used as an unwitting participant in Russia’s strategy against the U.S. In 2011 when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, Putin blamed her when mass protests accused him of rigging elections in Moscow. Fuming in anger at her meddling and intention to undermine his power, Putin vowed his revenge. What could he possibly want more that to help her lose an election? But, this is just the tip of what is to come. Putin’s strategy to emasculate America will continue to unfold over the course of the next 4 years. The genie has opened the door and let himself out of the bottle.
Will there be consequences?
Imagine if something like this had been disclosed about any other Presidential candidate or any other President-elect in history. Imagine if the scenario I painted above had really been disclosed or publicly admitted by the Iranian government, or any other hostile country including Russia, when Barack Obama had just won his first election and was headed into the White House. Imagine what would have happened had we learned of Iranian (or Russian) government links to the Obama campaign and to Obama in particular. Imagine the headlines if Obama had really been colluding with a hostile foreign power that intervened in our election to pick him as the next U.S. President!
Imagine how this story would have catapulted through the political system in 2008 had this been Barack Obama and not Donald Trump in his race against Hillary Clinton!
This is a REAL thing that has happened with the Trump campaign.
Should he get a pass?
Will Donald Trump be held accountable to the same extent you were hoping Barack Obama would be when you began reading this and thought he had betrayed this country? Are you enraged that you fell victim to psychological operations designed by a hostile nation in collusion with a President-elect to influence our democratic process? Are you enraged enough to put our nation above your party? Or do those sentiments only apply hypocritically in your hatred toward Barack Obama?
Will there be consequences?
Or, will hacking government servers and collusion with our enemies be our new normal during elections? As technology evolves, do you want to take the risk of Russia or Iran or North Korea or ISIS infiltrating our democracy and what happens right here in our land? One thing is for certain, they are all watching what is happening and what we do next!
In the 240 years since the birth of this country we have never been here before.
God help us!
Disclaimer: This post was inspired by the November 10, 2016 airing of the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. Some excerpts of the show appear above. Full credit is given to Rachel for her profoundly informative broadcast and inspiration for this blog post. Thank you Rachel!