RELEASE THE MEMO: ADAM SCHIFF AND OTHER CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS DARE ARGUE AGAINST GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY, DEMONSTRATING THEIR BRAZEN CONTEMPT FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
ADAM SCHIFF AND OTHER CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS DO NOT TRUST AND NEVER WILL TRUST AMERICANS WITH THE TRUTH. WHY IS THAT? IS IT BECAUSE THESE CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS DO IN FACT BELIEVE THAT AMERICANS ARE INCAPABLE OF HANDLING THE TRUTH, OR IS IT, RATHER, THAT THESE CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS KNOW FULL WELL THAT AMERICANS ARE QUITE CAPABLE OF HANDLING THE TRUTH? CLEARLY, ADAM SCHIFF AND OTHER CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS KNOW FULL WELL THAT, ONCE AMERICANS KNOW HOW THESE CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS, AND THEIR FRIENDS IN AND OF THE BUREAUCRATIC DEEP STATE, HAVE BETRAYED THIS NATION AND HAVE BETRAYED THE AMERICAN CITIZENRY, THEY WILL BE EXPOSED FOR THE DEFILERS THEY ARE. THEY KNOW THAT THEIR BETRAYAL WILL NOT SIT WELL WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THEY KNOW, AS WELL THEY SHOULD, THAT THEY WILL BE CALLED ON THE CARPET FOR THEIR MANY BETRAYALS, ALONG WITH THE SENIOR OFFICIALS OF THE DEEP STATE WHOM THEY HAVE, IN THE PAST, IMPROPERLY SHIELDED, AND WHOM, EVEN NOW, WITH ALL THE MOUNTING EVIDENCE OF SERIOUS CRIMINAL WRONGDOING THAT HAS COME TO LIGHT, THEY CONTINUE MINDLESSLY, IRRESPONSIBLY, BLATANTLY, AND REPREHENSIBLY TO SHIELD.
Jessep: You want answers?
Kaffee (Tom Cruise): I think I’m entitled to them.
Jessep: [Again] You want answers?
Kaffee: I want the truth!
Jessep: You can’t handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has walls. And those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives . . . You don’t want the truth. Because deep down, in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall. You need me on that wall.
We use words like honor, code, loyalty . . . we use these words as the backbone to a life spent defending something. You use ’em as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it! I’d rather you just said thank you and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you’re entitled to!
Kaffee: Did you order the code red?
Jessep: (quietly) I did the job you sent me to do.
Kaffee: [Again, persistently] Did you order the code red?
Jessep: You’re goddamn right I did!!
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in [Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s] office—that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected—but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40. . . . ” Incriminating text message from Peter Strzok, demoted FBI counterintelligence agent, to fellow FBI lawyer and Strzok’s mistress and “secret society” member, Lisa Page.
Is Strzok’s illegal “Insurance Policy” not unlike Jessop’s illegal “Code Red”?
CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS’ CONTEMPTUOUS DISREGARD FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IS ON AMPLE DISPLAY THROUGH THEIR ATTEMPT TO PRECLUDE THE CITIZENRY’S ACCESS TO THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE MEMORANDUM, SETTING FORTH THE BLATANT BETRAYAL OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS OF THE DEEP STATE.
Adam Schiff, D-CA, ranking Congressional Democratic member on the House Intelligence Committee has spoken out, constantly and vociferously, against release of the House Intelligence Committee FISA Memorandum that, reportedly, according to House Republicans who viewed the Memo, illustrates clear evidence of abuses arising to the level of federal crimes, committed by senior Officials of the DOJ and FBI. Schiff has been complaining ever since he learned that House Republicans wish to release the Memo to the American people. One would think that, in a Free Republic, the American people should—indeed must—be made aware of violations by their servants—those individuals who serve in the Federal Government, ostensibly on behalf of the people. Why then the display of such vehement reticence on the part of Congressman Schiff? What is Congressman Schiff afraid of?
WHY DOES CONGRESSMAN ADAM SCHIFF ARGUE AGAINST RELEASE OF THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE MEMORANDUM?
One website, the Gateway Pundit, posted an exchange between Schiff and a news anchor for CNN, Ana Cabrera, that took place on January 21, 2018. Congressman Schiff’s comments set forth his obvious contempt for the American people—a contempt positively established through the Congressman’s desire to keep critical information on criminal conduct on the part of Senior Officials of the top law enforcement institutions of our Nation, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), within the Department of Justice—a contempt of the American people that is echoed by Congressional Democrats generally and by the mainstream news media particularly.
“Cabrera: ‘Let me ask you about the Russia investigation. I can’t have you here and not. Especially given how much we talked about it in the first year of the presidency. And now if you turn on any conservative media, they keep talking about this Nunez memo, the chairman of the house intelligence committee, that he’s put out there and many Republicans have taken a look at it and they want it made public. Can you tell us what exactly is it?’
Schiff: ‘It is essentially a set of talking points that the Republican Intel staff drafted. Based on the highly classified materials which most of the Republican members were forced to acknowledge. They’ve not even read. So they don’t know how distorted these talking points are. But as part of the narrative they want to push out. Interestingly enough, they’ve made common cause once again with Russian bots because Russian bots are pushing their narrative out there. It’s in a redux of the campaign. We have Assange and Wikileaks and Russian trolls and bots saying, you know, hash tag whatever the GOP narrative is. That ought to tell you a lot about what’s driving this. And that is – [statement not completed, interrupted by question by Cabrera]’
Cabrera: ‘Why not allow peel to look at it and let Americans make the decision for themselves about whether it’s useful information or not?’
Schiff: ‘Well, because the American people unfortunately don’t have the underlying materials and therefore they can’t see how distorted and misleading this document is. The Republicans are not saying make the underlying materials available to the public. They just want to make this spin available to the public. I think that spin, which is a [sic] attack on the FBI, is just designed to attack the FBI and Bob Mueller to circle the wagons for the White House. And that’s a terrible disservice to the people, hard working people at the bureau, but more than that, it’s a disservice to the country.’
In other words, Schiff believes [as rightfully inferred by the Gateway Pundit] Americans are too stupid to understand the memo.”
Of course, whatever underlying materials Schiff refers to cannot themselves be released to the public because they, too, are classified, and might engender evidence of tools counterintelligence agents of the FBI employ. Since we presume that the “underlying materials” Schiff refers to cannot be released to the public and, as those materials, according to Schiff, would serve to place the House Intelligence Committee Memo in proper context, as Schiff argues, it then follows that, according to Schiff, nothing should be released to the public. How convenient!
The confounding, disturbing, and mystifying thing about Schiff, and about all Congressional Democrats for that matter, is that Schiff and other Congressional Democrats forever claim, albeit speciously and sanctimoniously, the moral high ground, be it on matters touching upon the Free Speech and Freedom of the Press clauses of the First Amendment; the right of the people to keep and bear arms, codified in the Second Amendment; the cruel and unusual punishments clause set forth in the Eighth Amendment; the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures that falls under the Fourth Amendment of the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution; or immigration and other naturalization matters which fall exclusively within the province of Congress, as set forth in Article I, Section 8, Clause 4, of the U.S. Constitution.
The fact of the matter is that Schiff, and his fellow travelers in the Democratic Party, exemplify in their statements and in their actions, a profound mistrust and distrust of, and disfavor toward, the American citizenry even as they pretend to care deeply for the American citizenry’s well-being. Taking Schiff at his word, the American people are expected to have faith in the DOJ and FBI even as mounting evidence supports a finding that senior Officials within those powerful institutions of Government have been operating outside of and in abject defiance of the United States Constitution. Yet, when Americans rightfully rebuke these Officials and demand an accounting for their unethical and clearly illegal behavior, we see apologists, like Adam Schiff and the mainstream media that operates as nothing more than a propagandistic echo chamber for Congressional Democrats and for the internationalist, trans-nationalist globalist “elites” who seek to destroy this Country and its Constitution, to subsume it in a greater pan-internationalist world order.
Adam Schiff obviously takes his cue from other Democrats and propagandists working for them to create arguments that on a superficial level seem sound, but, beneath the surface, are specious and demonstrate a profound distrust of Americans. Schiff refers to the House Intelligence Committee Memo as nothing more than political “spin.” Shouldn’t Americans have a go at it and determine for themselves whether the Memo is mere “spin” or whether the contents of the memo are amply demonstrative of something deeper and profoundly serious—namely, deliberate, exhaustive intensive and extensive misuse of Governmental power to undermine the will of the American people through an orchestrated frontal assault on the U.S. President, predicated on the personal outrage of some senior officials in the DOJ and FBI and in other Departments, Bureaus, and Agencies of Government that Donald Trump became President of the United States, rather than Hillary Clinton?
The actions of these senior Officials go well beyond the usual imbecilic nonsense portrayed ad nauseum in the mainstream Press and on liberal talk radio and on liberal cable news programs like CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, and BBC that Trump is, simply, not Presidential; that he does not demonstrate, according to armchair psychiatrists, mental stability; that he is a racist, and a xenophobe. No! What these senior Officials truly find really upsetting is that Donald Trump has set a new course for America, one that is aimed at preserving and strengthening the very idea of the import and purport of the Nation State; one that emphasizes strengthening the national economy to serve Americans, first, rather than the interests of the globalist community; one that emphasizes preservation of traditional core values; one that seeks to preserve our history; one that seeks to strengthen the Bill of Rights; one that seeks to control the Nation’s borders; one that seeks to win wars, not simply to continue them endlessly and aimlessly; one that seeks to preserve the core religious Christian foundation of our Country; one that emphasizes the idea that Americans, as citizens of the United States, are, then, citizens of an independent sovereign Nation not to be subservient to any other Nation, groups of Nations, or subservient to some sort of global corporate/financial new world order. Americans are not serfs; they are not cogs in a wheel; they are not “citizens” of the world, and do not care to be. Our Constitution is supreme; and our Nation’s laws are not to be subordinated to international law or to international pacts and treaties or to the laws of any other Nation, or to the laws of the EU.
Senior Officials of the DOJ and FBI conspired behind the scenes to make certain that Hillary Clinton would be able to continue her bid for the U.S. Presidency, when she should have been charged for serious breaches of federal law against this Nation and its people. Once she lost her bid for U.S. Presidency, these same individuals sought, through the creation of a sham investigation of Trump and his Campaign Officials, to destroy his Presidency. And, the sham continues, unabated. This conspiracy to denounce Trump and to take down his Presidency is as cutthroat and illegal and no less an attack on our national security than it would be were the conspirators within the DOJ and FBI working for foreign, enemy sponsors. Indeed, they are likely working foreign sponsors: ruthless, powerful, inordinately wealthy international, trans-national globalists who see, in the election of Trump, a wrench thrown in their goals of a world ruled dominated by and ruled by them.
When Americans denounce senior Officials in the DOJ and FBI, this is not to be construed as denouncing the rank and file of those institutions, even as Adam Schiff and other Congressional Democrats and their sounding board in the mainstream media wrongly presume and calculatedly assert. It is just a straw man argument. For Americans generally, and Congressional Republicans, particularly, to justifiably denounce senior Officials in the DOJ and FBI, such as Strzok, Page, Rosenstein, McCabe, Comey, Mueller, and others, is not to attack, and does not logically entail an attack on, the rank and file members of the DOJ and FBI who may, for their part, be just as outraged as the American people at the conduct of many of their superiors
DOES THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT HAVE APPLICATION TO THE ILLEGAL ACTIONS OF SENIOR DOJ AND FBI OFFICIALS?
It is time to expand the import of federal civil rights laws so that senior Officials of the Federal Government can be charged for engaging in illegal activity through the cover of the power of their Office—that is to say, “under color of law”—to undermine the will of the people and who betray their oath of Office. These federal Officials, as with State Officials, who, under color of law violate the sacred trust the public has placed in them should suffer the full wrath of federal law for their act of betrayal. The Civil Rights Statute, 42 U.S.C.S. § 1983 (Deprivation of Rights) sets forth:
“Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress, except that in any action brought against a judicial officer for an act or omission taken in such officer’s judicial capacity, injunctive relief shall not be granted unless a declaratory decree was violated or declaratory relief was unavailable. For the purposes of this section, any Act of Congress applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia shall be considered to be a statute of the District of Columbia.”
There is no reason why the Civil Rights Statute that traditionally applies to provide a cause of action by individuals against State officials, who, under color of law, deny the rights of particular protected classes of people, should not apply to Federal Officials who, under color of law, deprive the citizenry of this Country of their rights under the Constitution, generally and broadly, by attacking the very institutions of this Country upon which the Nation depends for its very survival as an independent sovereign Nation. We see now evidence of Senior Federal Officials betraying their Oath of Office by undermining the Chief Executive of our Nation, under whose wing, they fall. These senior Officials of the DOJ and FBI have, through their actions, deprived the entire citizenry of this Nation to rights secured to them under the Constitution generally, and under the Bill of Rights specifically. The criminal actions of these Officials of the DOJ and FBI constitute the supreme criminal evil, depriving citizens of their rights, under color of law, endangering this Nation’s national security through their attack on the Chief Executive of this Nation whom the citizenry depends upon to implement policies consistent with the promises made to the people who voted for him. Even among those Americans who did not vote for Donald Trump, their rights too have been undermined; for Government officials have an obligation to perform their duties consistent with the law. They are not permitted to subvert the law to attack the President of the United States simply because they happen to disagree with the policies of the Chief Executive. They are not permitted to use the power of their Office to circumvent the will of the President and the desire of the American people. These Officials have no such lawful Article II authority to undermine the authority of the President of the United States. That precisely is what Robert Mueller is attempting to do, under color of law. He has no such lawful authority. Likely, the House Intelligence Committee Memorandum makes that point patently clear.
“The substantive change has been a joint venture of Congress and the courts. Congress took the lead with legislation prohibiting discrimination because of race, sex, national origin, disability, age, and other characteristics in employment, public accommodations, housing, and institutions receiving federal funds. Congress and the courts together have made such statutes privately enforceable, recognizing the public benefit of private litigation. The Court itself ushered in the era of serious constitutional litigation when it resuscitated 42 U.S.C. § 1983, a long-moribund provision of the Reconstruction Era, and turned it into a meaningful and powerful vehicle for enforcing federal constitutional rights. The Court expansively interpreted the statutory requirement of action ‘under color’ of state law so the Constitution would reach misconduct by all public officials acting randomly and individually even if in violation of state law—officials who misuse power through conduct made possible only because the official was ‘clothed with the authority’ of state law. The Court also recognized that otherwise private entities may be subject to constitutional liability for engaging in forms of joint action with government. And the Court alone created constitutional damages litigation against federal officers when it recognized an implied right of action in the Bill of Rights itself.” “Symposium: Pondering Iqbal: Iqbal, Procedural Mismatches, And Civil Rights Litigation,” by Howard M. Wasserman, Professor of Law, FIU College of Law, 14 Lewis and Clark L. Rev. 157 Spring, 2010.
The article continues:
“. . . public-law litigation is often less about discrete individual unlawful acts on the ground (although such acts certainly must have occurred), than about the content and enforcement of government policy and violations of rights caused by that policy through individual acts of enforcement. Policy causes harm over a longer period of time and to a potentially larger number of people. Constitutional litigation targets not only actors on the ground, but also supervisory officers and government entities who enact policy and guide officers in their enforcement. This is of a piece with the general evolution of substantive law away from precise rules into more complex general standards and principles, which has reduced the overall utility of pleading.” Id.
The actions of Senior DOJ and FBI officials, including, Strzok, Page, Rosenstein, Comey, and Mueller, and undoubtedly others, operates as illegal Government policy that has existed since at least as long as Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign and is manifest in the very existence of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s misbegotten investigation—which, in that very existence, demonstrably violates the specific rights of individuals connected with Trump’s Presidential campaign or Administration and, in illegally attacking individuals connected with Trump’s Campaign or Administration, operates as a violation of the rights of citizens who elected Trump and, indeed, operates as a violation of the rights of all American citizens as it denigrates the rule of law upon which this Nation is grounded. Mueller’s investigation should not be allowed to continue.
Congressman Schiff is correct on one score. The House Intelligence Committee Memorandum does in fact attack the very heart of the Mueller investigation. But, as well it should. For, if the contents of the Memo are correct, then the Mueller investigation must end, for its existence is tantamount to criminal policy operating in the false guise of lawful exercise of authority. It is no such thing. It is disgraceful; illegal, and logically incoherent. It must come to an end and Mueller and his team and other Senior Officials must be charged with crimes against this Nation, against this Nation’s Constitution, against this Nation’s laws, and against this Nation’s people. The true extent of the criminality of Mueller’s investigation will obviously be immediately evident to the American people and cause the American people to demand that the rot of Government be excised. This is what Adam Schiff and other Congressional Democrats fear, and they are right to be afraid. For, they must answer to the American people as well.
The American citizenry should be appalled by the extravagant misuse of Government power and authority. Please contact your House Representative. Demand release of the House Intelligence Committee Memorandum that Representatives Jordan and Gaetz refer to, at once. The phone number is: 202-224-3121.
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