I have written several articles on our President Trump. A list of the links have been provided at the bottom of this article for your convenience. This article will, however address different aspects on President Trump’s Presidency.
A coup d’etat is defined as “a sudden decisive exercise of force in politics, especially the violent overthrow or alteration of an existing government by a small group”. The etymology of the term itself is French, and translates to “a blow against the state.”
Coups have been occurring throughout history from as far back as kings of Israel outlined in the Old Testament of the Bible such as commander Zimri slaying King Elah.
Some of the most famous coups in history featured the rises to power of Napoleon Bonaparte, Francisco Franco, Muammar al-Qaddafi, Idi Amin, and Augusto Pinochet who was backed by the CIA in 1973. More recently, the question of the attempt to oust U.S. President Donald Trump from power in the United States from 2017-present has given rise to some debate over whether or not this constitutes a coup d’etat, albeit a failed one.
President Trump and his supporters have both employed the phrase, and in many aspects it does seem to fit the narrow definition of the term. The existing government of the United States was attempted to be overthrown by a small group from within the state.
This was not a traditional third-world coup which is characterized by military forces sweeping into the halls of power to swiftly arrest the former leader, but instead it represents something far more akin to a legal drama crossed with an espionage novel – two themes readily familiar to the American audience. It was, in effect, a soft coup. To put it plainly, if elements of state security services pushed to oust a leader in any other country, we would readily define that as a coup.
Now certainly, if you ask any of the individuals who supported the attempt, they would loudly declare that they were merely acting in the best interests of the nation and representing the legitimate ends of good government. That is what all coup participants say.
In 1965 the film Seven Days in May starring Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas was nominated for 2 Academy Awards and featured a plot centered around a failed military coup of the United States over the leaders of the military disagreeing with the President about relations with Russia. Fast-forward to today and much of the dialogue from that film would fit in perfectly with the text messages between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.
Let’s examine the origins of this coup attempt, which is unprecedented in this history of the American republic. While the timeline has yet to be completely revealed, and many aspects are in question, a general public summary can be constructed. In April 2016, the Clinton campaign began funding an opposition research firm to put together a series of reports detailing what they claimed were dubious ties between candidate Donald Trump and the Russian state.
While this may seem like politics as usual, the execution was anything but. Clinton campaign manager John Podesta and the DNC used a law firm to hire open source intelligence group FusionGPS and a former MI6 agent to write and disseminate information on the Republican candidate. This would later become infamously known as the Steele Dossier. As the salacious and utterly unverified human intelligence (HUMINT) reports were written, Fusion employed sources from Russia and Ukraine in search of ‘dirt’ on Donald Trump. Where this took a turn for the sinister is that these reports were then passed to the Obama Department of Justice and the Comey FBI.
These reports were full of foreign disinformation stacked one upon the other mixing outlandish fantasies with just enough sprinkles of reality to hook in unsuspecting readers. These spin doctors and double agents crafted a story that Donald Trump and his associates were secretly engaged in an elaborate Kremlin plot to win the 2016 election.
In addition to this effort, foreign intelligence agencies targeted Trump aide George Papadopoulos also for suspected “Russian collusion” although tellingly, Mr. Papadopoulos does not even make an appearance in the Steele Dossier. Even still, rumors from political opponents about his activities in Europe in 2016, particularly London, we used to open an FBI counterintelligence investigation on the Trump campaign codenamed Crossfire Hurricane. This investigation also included 3-star Army General Michael Flynn, and Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
Using the Steele Dossier as evidence, the Obama Administration applied several times for a FISA warrant to spy on at least one Trump associate, and were later granted it. This associate, however, was never charged with wrongdoing of any kind. Some bristle at the word “spying”, so we should be clear. A FISA warrant permits the FBI to perform electronic surveillance and physical searches on the target in question. Given FISA’s infamous two-hop rule, this would have allowed communications access and data-mining on just about every member of the Trump campaign.
Once Trump won the 2016 election – in a stunning upset to many in the world – the investigation took on a life of its own. First, FBI agents discussed developing sources in the Trump Transition Team and White House. Next, national security chiefs briefed Trump about the Russia dossier, but treated it as intelligence, not a product of a political campaign. Following this briefing, those same chiefs apparently leaked its existence to CNN’s Jake Tapper, who was eager to report on this disinformation. Buzzfeed later published the Steele Dossier in full.
Only later did it come out that Hillary Clinton and her allies had footed the bill for the report. Over the next months and years, those former Obama national security officials accepted media positions on cable news networks and could be found nightly calling for the ouster of President Trump over so-called Russian collusion. These officials abused their positions and access to mislead the American people in order to support the overthrow of an established and legitimately-elected president.
History will show that later, Special Counsel Mueller found their wild conspiracy theory to be completely unfounded. There was never any collusion between Trump and Russia, and these officials likely knew that all along. That their coup attempt failed makes it no less of an attempt.
It is now incumbent on the new leaders of the government to investigate this egregious wrongdoing. If laws were broken, the lawbreakers ought to be brought to justice. Only by doing so can the American republic ensure such an outrageous act never again attempts to subvert the will of the people, and abuse laws to overturn the results of our democratic process.
For the first time in three long years, the Deep State cabal against President Donald Trump has begun to face a reckoning. Over the last several days, a series of new revelations have confirmed our worst suspicions that a group of career bureaucrats and Obama administration officials brazenly conspired to undermine the president of the United States.
Many of us have been wise to the underhanded campaign against President Trump for years, all while the media continued to mock, ignore, attack and twist this truth to discredit us and the president. On May 7th, the House Intelligence Committee finally released thousands of pages of declassified transcripts showing that not a single FBI or intelligence official could offer a shred of evidence that Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign colluded with the Russian government. James Clapper, Obama’s director of national intelligence and one of the principal architects of the Russia collusion narrative, said behind closed doors in 2017, “I never saw any direct empirical evidence that the Trump campaign or someone in it was plotting/conspiring with the Russians to meddle with the election.” Yet, simultaneously, and even years later, Clapper consistently appears on CNN to falsely claim that President Trump was working with the Russians. This is just one major example of members of the Deep State cabal saying one thing behind closed doors while making wild contrary claims in public against the president. In August 2017, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein instructed Mueller to investigate four members of the Trump campaign: Carter Page, Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn and George Papadopoulos.
The fact of the matter is that the basis for investigating these individuals only stems from the infamous Steele Dossier.
Here’s the thing. By August 2017, Rosenstein and the other senior officials knew that the Steele Dossier was completely discredited and unreliable—and they had known it for some time. The dossier is salacious political opposition research, bought and paid for by the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. It is not a serious intelligence document. Mueller’s marching orders were built on a bogus foundation. There was no legitimate justification to investigate these men, much less the president of the United States. Recently a number of documents in the Michael Flynn case were unsealed and gave America a first-hand glimpse into just how people close to President Trump came to be targeted. Thanks to these new documents, we know that FBI agents sought to set up Flynn. In their own notes, the agents openly question whether their objective was “to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired” or to get Flynn “to admit to breaking the Logan Act” by speaking to the Russian ambassador during the presidential transition. The Logan Act is an obscure law that has never been used in a successful criminal prosecution in the history of the nation.
In each of these cases, we have long suspected what we now know. These “new” documents have existed for years but are only now being revealed to the public. We must ask, who held these documents back and why are we only now allowed to see the truth? As we continue to unravel the Deep State’s campaign against President Trump, it’s time to hold accountable those who have helped to cover it up.
In the past few days a number of news stories have confirmed, unequivocally, that the effort in the FBI, CIA, and Justice Department to spy on the Trump campaign before the election and then pin the false accusation of Russian collusion on Trump after his election were all an effort to dictate the results of the election, and then overturn it when Trump won.
It was an out-and-out coup attempt by these government officials, apparently aided and abetted by Obama when he was still president. It is quite evident that the win in the presidential election in 2016 be Trump caused quite a sir in Washington DC. Everybody thought that Hiliary Clinton was going to win the election. So it is no surprise that there were a lot of sour grapes on the side of the left. As has been shown there was spying going on by the Biden and Clinton side in the Trump Campaign. I guess they forgot about Watergate. It has been shown that the there has been a manipulation of data to paint a highly unflattering picture of Trump. The democratic party from inauguration day on have been planning on an impeachment for President Trump. Steele out and out fabricated all of the information in his now, infamous dossier. Anybody reading the dossier would know that it was fabricated. It was so outlandish, that it was inconceivable that so many people actually believed its veracity. So when you fabricate documentation and knowingly base a prosecutorial proceeding on these false documents, you are in fact guilty of attempting a “soft” coup.
So now the reader understands that the continuing investigation in the Russia Collusion hoax is so important. The left tried and failed in an illegal coup attempt on a constitutionally elected president. We simply cannot allow this to be pushed under the rug. We have to get to the bottom of it. The responsible parties need to be held accountable. We cannot allow this to happen again. History that is forgotten is prone to be repeated over and over again. We are a republic, and the reason we are so successful at this is because of our election process and our peaceful transfer of power from one president to another. Once this process is corrupted, our country will collapse in on itself. So when you hear about these interminable investigations, don’t roll your eyes, just grin and bear it. Justice has to be served, because nobody is above the law.
humanevents.com, “Yes, There WAS An Attempted Coup Against Trump,” By Jack Posobiec; http://www.westernjournal.com, “Congressman Calls Out Obama for Attempt To ‘Perform a Coup’ Against Trump,” By Jack Davis; newsweek.com, “The Unraveling of the Deep State’s Coup Against President Trump | Opinion,” By Jody Hice; behindtheblack.com, “It Was a coup attempt,” By Robert ZImmerman;