About the Coup Attempt

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About the Coup Attempt

The biggest –Gate yet

by baldilocks

Worse than Water­gate, indeed.

In 1972, Repub­li­cans were caught using for­mer CIA oper­a­tives to spy on their polit­i­cal rivals. In 2016, Democ­rats have now been caught using active FBI and senior Depart­ment of Jus­tice employ­ees to spy on Pres­i­dent Trump. It is no longer debat­able whether or not it hap­pened, because A. G. Barr just told us it hap­pened. The only ques­tion that remains is whether or not they had any sort of jus­ti­fi­able rea­son for doing so, except that ques­tion seems to have already been resolved by Spe­cial Coun­sel Robert Mueller, because his report found no evi­dence of col­lu­sion between the Trump cam­paign and the Russ­ian gov­ern­ment. In fact, the oppo­site appears to be true — it looks as if fed­eral agen­cies con­spired with for­eign gov­ern­ments to entrap periph­eral mem­bers of the Trump campaign.

Heads need to roll. Maybe even lit­er­ally. This appears to the crime of sedi­tion, the act of con­spir­ing to incite rebel­lion against the author­ity of our gov­ern­ment. If it could be proved that a for­eign gov­ern­ment had been involved in the con­spir­acy, the crimes involved might even rise to the level of trea­son [sic]. Sedi­tion is bad enough.

At the heart of the Water­gate scan­dal was a bun­gled bur­glary. No one got hurt. If Nixon hadn’t tried to obstruct jus­tice, his pres­i­dency might have sur­vived the scan­dal. Water­gate is about to become ancient his­tory because it pales in com­par­i­son to what the Obama admin­is­tra­tion just did. Inno­cent Amer­i­can cit­i­zens have had their lives destroyed in a crim­i­nal attempt to top­ple the Trump administration. (…)

Since that fate­ful turn of events, polit­i­cal scan­dals are typ­i­cally com­pared to Water­gate and inevitably judged to have fallen short. Sub­se­quent scan­dals have often been labeled as such by merely append­ing “gate” as a suffix[.]

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As I demon­strated before, if no one pays, a coup will be tried again, and the attempt will be more auda­cious than this one — if that’s pos­si­ble. It will fin­ish us.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng has been blog­ging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here. She pub­lished her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

Fol­low her on Face­book, Twit­ter, MeWe, and Gab.

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The biggest -Gate yet

by baldilocks

Worse than Watergate, indeed

In 1972, Republicans were caught using former CIA operatives to spy on their political rivals. In 2016, Democrats have now been caught using active FBI and senior Department of Justice employees to spy on President Trump. It is no longer debatable whether or not it happened, because A. G. Barr just told us it happened. The only question that remains is whether or not they had any sort of justifiable reason for doing so, except that question seems to have already been resolved by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, because his report found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. In fact, the opposite appears to be true — it looks as if federal agencies conspired with foreign governments to entrap peripheral members of the Trump campaign.

Heads need to roll. Maybe even literally. This appears to the crime of sedition, the act of conspiring to incite rebellion against the authority of our government. If it could be proved that a foreign government had been involved in the conspiracy, the crimes involved might even rise to the level of treason [sic]. Sedition is bad enough. 

At the heart of the Watergate scandal was a bungled burglary. No one got hurt. If Nixon hadn’t tried to obstruct justice, his presidency might have survived the scandal. Watergate is about to become ancient history because it pales in comparison to what the Obama administration just did. Innocent American citizens have had their lives destroyed in a criminal attempt to topple the Trump administration. (…)

Since that fateful turn of events, political scandals are typically compared to Watergate and inevitably judged to have fallen short. Subsequent scandals have often been labeled as such by merely appending “gate” as a suffix[.]

Read the whole thing.

As I demonstrated before, if no one pays, a coup will be tried again, and the attempt will be more audacious than this one — if that’s possible. It will finish us.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, MeWe, and Gab.

Hit Da Tech Guy Blog’s Tip Jar or hit Juliette’s!