US Coup d’état / Banana Republic **Updated**

Post was originally published on August 16th 2018

It’s really simple (and in the irony of all ironies) would make an incredible Hollywood blockbuster.  During the Obama Administration, federal agencies (CIA, FBI, DOJ, NSA, etc.) used opposition research from the Hillary Clinton campaign to spy on candidate/nominee Trump. He was also spied on as President-elect and President.

Let that sink in because this **** usually happens in a banana republic. It’s also tangentially related to the Yellow Vests, Brexit, and Open Borders.

UPDATE*** These are occurring fast and furious (classical reference in headline – it’s a tribute to Glenn Reynolds).

Eight days in May: New revelations about intrigue to remove Trump (Washington Examiner)

Michael Goodwin: Andrew McCabe is a national disgrace – and we owe him a big, fat thank you (Fox News)

“And damn this feels momentous. Because this matters. The other one did, too, but that was to ensure that we didn’t F something up. This matters because this MATTERS.” — Peter Strzok

New

Are the Investigations the Cover-Up? (American Thinker)

The Most Successful Coverup: Democrats get away with a much worse crime than Watergate (The American Spectator)

Strzok Joins List of 25 Top FBI, DOJ Officials Who Have Been Recently Fired, Demoted, or Resigned (The Epoch Times)

A World in Revolution: The Inevitable Backlash against Global Elites (YouTube)

Donald Trump is a symptom of a new kind of class warfare raging at home and abroad (USA Today)

May the Shutdown Go On Forever (PJ Media)

Walls Are Closing in on the FBI—and Its Media Accomplices (American Greatness)

Related

Press needs to restore its credibility on FBI and Justice Department (The Hill)

“Now, these are all established facts. Let’s review them again: Ohr was a senior Justice Department official whose wife was employed by the research firm hired by Clinton and the DNC to get dirt on Trump. This was not reported on any disclosure forms. Ohr’s wife worked on the same Trump-Russia project as Steele, who concocted the dossier, and Ohr himself established a secret back channel with Steele, who had been dismissed for lying to the FBI — all, apparently, so that Steele was never far from learning about the investigation or having input into it. His texts even refer to a fear of “firewalls” being discovered.”

Sweet Shutdown, Roll On (American Greatness)

“The furloughed federal employees in question are the Beltway parasites who feed off the taxpayers in real America, and provide next to nothing in exchange for their three square meals a day and fancy digs in what has become, for all practical purposes, a one-party deep state that now consists of eastern Maryland, the District of Columbia, and northern Virginia—and thus the rest of America. Bureaucrats are happy to munch on the hands that feed them, with slovenly, indifferent “service” in useless, invented sinecures, but would never think of barking at the guys who actually throw them the bones, and thus keep them ensconced in petty power over their fellow citizens.”

Bonus Art

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