In recent months, democrats have laughed in the face of everyone that has even considered the possibility that Barack Obama was involved in the counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign. Now, it appears as though conservatives will have the last laugh after all.
After an in-depth analysis of text messages sent between FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page around the time the investigation into Trump’s campaign began, National Review’s Andrew McCarthy discovered that the Department of Justice had redacted bits of information that were damning for Barack Obama and his administration.
One of the most revealing text messages that McCarthy highlighted came from Strzok, which appeared to indicate that, contrary to what liberals have been saying for months now, the Obama White House was involved in the entire anti-Trump operation.
The message, which related to a high-level meeting with CIA officials on August 5, 2016, read: “And hi. Went well, best we could have expected. Other than (REDACTED) quote: ‘the White House is running this.’ My answer, ‘well, maybe for you they are.’ And of course, I was planning on telling this guy, thanks for coming, we’ve got an hour, but with Bill (Priestap) there, I‘ve got no control.”
Bill Priestap was the assistant director of counterintelligence and Strzok’s immediate superior at the FBI.
In response to Strzok’s text message, Lisa Page replied: “Yeah, whatever (re the WH comment). We’ve got the emails that say otherwise.”
Based on this short conversation between Strzok and Page, it sure seems as though what conservatives have been saying for months now is true after all – that the Obama White House did, in fact, play a role in the counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign.
Still, though, there are two important questions that need to be answered: First, who was the redacted official who stated that the “White House is running this” regarding the investigation? And second, what is the content of the emails referenced by Lisa page “that say otherwise”?
In order to provide context to what already appears to be damning evidence against the Obama administration, these questions need to be answered sooner rather than later.
One thing that we know for sure is that Obama’s spying on Trump’s team is turning out to be a much bigger and more significant scandal than the so-called “Russia collusion” narrative ever was. In fact, just this past weekend, Michael Barone of the New York Postmade the argument that Obama’s spying scandal has reached a point where it is now starting to resemble Watergate.
“The crime at the root of Watergate was an attempt at surveillance of the DNC after George McGovern seemed about to win the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, just as the government misconduct in Russiagate was an attempt at surveillance of the Republican Party’s national campaign after Trump clinched its nomination,” Barone wrote.
Indeed, the Left’s behind-the-scenes efforts to tear down President Trump without any significant evidence of any wrongdoing whatsoever is quickly turning into one of the most serious scandals in recent history. Highly unethical and potentially illegal acts were seemingly committed, and now the liberals are desperately trying to cover their tracks through lies and the perpetuation of misinformation.
Sadly, however, it’s far from guaranteed that anybody will be held accountable. If history has taught us anything, it’s that liberals have a knack for avoiding legal consequences after committing crimes, even though they belong behind bars. Only time will tell if the United States justice system will prevail.