By J. D. Heyes
POTUS Donald Trump and his administration have been under siege since before he was even inaugurated in January 2017, as elements of the Justice Department, FBI, intelligence community, and willing propagandists in the “mainstream” media have worked in concert to undermine his White House with the objective of deposing him.
This “soft coup” attempt is unprecedented in our history. Had it been successful, it would have turned our country in to the world’s biggest banana republic, where presidents serve not at the pleasure of the American people but instead at the behest of the Deep State ruling class.
The most visible ‘weapon’ deployed against the Trump presidency was the “Russian collusion” investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. Initiated by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in May of 2017, the investigation ensnared scores of Trump allies, former employees, and campaign staffers and advisers.
But in the end, not a single person including — importantly — POTUS himself was ever charged with “criminal collusion” or any other treasonous cooperation with a foreign power to “steal” the 2016 election from Hillary Clinton, the most criminally investigated presidential contender ever.
On Friday, Mueller finally filed his final report with the Justice Department. Attorney General William Barr, in a four-page summary to Congress on Sunday, quoted Mueller’s findings of “no collusion” and no evidence to charge the president with obstruction of justice (for doing what he’s permitted to do under the Constitution — fire federal employees, in this case, James Comey).
Now the president’s allies in Congress are preparing a counterattack against individuals known to have been involved in the coup attempt and who, suspiciously, were never probed by Mueller and his Clinton donor investigator/prosecutors.
As The National Sentinel reported last week, former House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), now the panel’s ranking member, told One America News that members of his panel were preparing criminal referrals of individuals tied to the coup attempt who Mueller strangely “skipped over.”
“We’re still continuing to get to the bottom of what was happening to the Department of Justice and the FBI, trying to make sure that everyone there is held accountable…either through the courts or otherwise…. We’ll be making criminal referrals on a whole host of topics, most importantly probably lying and misleading Congress,” he told the network.
He added that Mueller has “skipped a whole bunch of people who’ve lied or mislead Congress, so we’ll be making those referrals to the Department of Justice.”
In a follow-up interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Nunes added:
We are preparing a criminal referral that we will present to the attorney general at the appropriate time…for many crimes. The obvious ones that you would know about would be lying to Congress. But we will also be looking at FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] abuse and all the other matters that we have been looking into. It will probably be one large referral….
On Friday, hours, after Mueller filed his report with Barr, Nick Short with Security Studies Group, tweeted a quote from Nunes, “This is the unraveling of the biggest political scandal in American history…remember, this dates back to late 2015, early 2016 & this began as nothing more/nothing less than a Clinton/Obama operation with a bunch of dirty cops at the FBI & career DOJ officials.”
On Saturday, Nunes noted: “The Russia investigation was based on false pretenses, false intel, and false media reports. House Intel found a yr ago there was no evidence of collusion, and Democrats who falsely claim to have such evidence have needlessly provoked a terrible, more than two-year-long crisis.”
The Russia investigation was based on false pretenses, false intel, and false media reports. House Intel found a yr ago there was no evidence of collusion, and Democrats who falsely claim to have such evidence have needlessly provoked a terrible, more than two-year-long crisis.
— Devin Nunes (@DevinNunes) March 24, 2019
Investigative reporter Paul Sperry, citing Nunes, added, “Rep. Devin Nunes says House Intel has evidence Clinton operatives & hi-level FBI & DOJ officials started Trump-Russia investigation in “late 2015/early 2016” &that House GOP will be making criminal referrals to AG Barr for officials who “perpetuated this hoax” for 3+ yrs.”
BREAKING:Rep. Devin Nunes says House Intel has evidence Clinton operatives & hi-level FBI & DOJ officials started Trump-Russia investigation in "late 2015/early 2016" &that House GOP will be making criminal referrals to AG Barr for officials who "perpetuated this hoax" for 3+ yrs
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) March 24, 2019
The coup has failed. Now it’s time for the conspirators to pay for their treason.
A version of this story first appeared at NewsTarget.