The "Nonsense" Behind The Impeach-Trump Conspiracy

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org,

Pressed by Megyn Kelly on his ties to President Trump, an exasperated Vladimir Putin blurted out, “We had no relationship at all. … I never met him. … Have you all lost your senses over there?”

Yes, Vlad, we have.

Consider the questions that have convulsed this city since the Trump triumph, and raised talk of impeachment.

Did Trump collude with Russians to hack the DNC emails and move the goods to WikiLeaks, thus revealing the state secret that DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was putting the screws to poor Bernie Sanders?

If not Trump himself, did campaign aides collude with the KGB?

Now, given that our NSA and CIA seemingly intercept everything Russians say to Americans, why is our fabled FBI, having investigated for a year, unable to give us a definitive yes or no?

The snail’s pace of the FBI investigation explains Trump’s frustration. What explains the FBI’s torpor? If J. Edgar Hoover had moved at this pace, John Dillinger would have died of old age.

We hear daily on cable TV of the “Trump-Russia” scandal. Yet, no one has been charged with collusion, and every intelligence official, past or prevent, who has spoken out has echoed ex-acting CIA Director Mike Morrell:

“On the question of the Trump campaign conspiring with the Russians here, there is smoke, but there is no fire, at all. … There’s no little campfire, there’s no little candle, there’s no spark.”

Where are the criminals? Where is the crime?

As for the meetings between Gen. Mike Flynn, Jared Kushner, Sen. Jeff Sessions and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, it appears that Trump wanted a “back channel” to Putin so he could honor his commitment to seek better relations with Russia.

Given the Russophobia rampant here, that makes sense. And while it appears amateurish that Flynn would use Russian channels of communication, what is criminal about this?

Putin is not Stalin. Soviet divisions are not sitting on the Elbe. The Cold War is over. And many presidents have used back channels. Woodrow Wilson sent Col. Edward House to talk to the Kaiser and the Brits. FDR ran messages to Churchill through Harry Hopkins.

As for Trump asking Director James Comey to cut some slack for Flynn, it is understandable in human terms. Flynn had been a loyal aide and friend and Trump had to feel rotten about having to fire the man.

So, what is really going on here?

All the synthetic shock over what Kushner or Sessions said to Kislyak aside, this city’s hatred for President Trump, and its fanatic determination to bring him down in disgrace, predates his presidency.

For Trump ran in 2016 not simply as the Republican alternative. He presented his candidacy as a rejection, a repudiation of the failed elites, political and media, of both parties. Americans voted in 2016 not just for a change in leaders but for a revolution to overthrow a ruling regime.

Thus this city has never reconciled itself to Trump’s victory, and the president daily rubs their noses in their defeat with his tweets.

Seeking a rationale for its rejection, this city has seized upon that old standby. We didn’t lose! The election was stolen in a vast conspiracy, an “act of war” against America, an assault upon “our democracy,” criminal collusion between the Kremlin and the Trumpites.

Hence, Trump is an illegitimate president, and it is the duty of brave citizens of both parties to work to remove the usurper.

The city seized upon a similar argument in 1968, when Richard Nixon won, because it was said he had colluded to have South Vietnam’s president abort Lyndon Johnson’s new plan to bring peace to Southeast Asia in the final hours of that election.

Then, as now, the “t” word, treason, was trotted out.

Attempts to overturn elections where elites are repudiated are not uncommon in U.S. history. Both Nixon and Reagan, after 49-state landslides, were faced with attempts to overturn the election results.

With Nixon in Watergate, the elites succeeded. With Reagan in Iran-Contra, they almost succeeded in destroying that great president as he was ending the Cold War in a bloodless victory for the West.

After Lincoln’s assassination, President Andrew Johnson sought to prevent Radical Republicans from imposing a ruthless Reconstruction on a defeated and devastated South.

The Radicals enacted the Tenure of Office Act, stripping Johnson of his authority to remove any member of the Cabinet without Senate permission. Johnson defied the Radicals and fired their agent in the Cabinet, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton.

“Tennessee” Johnson was impeached, and missed conviction by one vote. John F. Kennedy, in his 1956 book, called the senator who had voted to save Johnson a “Profile in Courage.”

If Trump is brought down on the basis of what Putin correctly labels “nonsense,” this city will have executed a nonviolent coup against a constitutionally elected president. Such an act would drop us into the company of those Third World nations where such means are the customary ways that corrupt elites retain their hold on power.

Comments

MrBoompi Art Van_Delay Sat, 06/10/2017 - 09:13 Permalink

The cons aren't exactly lining up to defend Trump.  The RNC leaders are still against him, as is most of the estabishment.  This DNC is no longer liberal anyway.  They act exactly like Republicans except they want to keep abortion legal.  With few exceptions they've thrown their constituents under the bus in order to seek the riches of the office.  

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Cman5000 espirit Sat, 06/10/2017 - 08:26 Permalink

Honestly other then the political junkies I'm not hearing anyone talk about this Russian narrative. The Independent voters are disgusted with both political parties but more Democrats. The Democratic union folks and working class part of the Democratic party is also disgusted with the Democratic party. So the Democrats get annihilated in 2018 Trump ends up with a filibuster proof Senate and many more states turn Republican. This has to be the biggest strategic political blunder in modern times. 

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nmewn Almost Solvent Fri, 06/09/2017 - 22:06 Permalink

Yeah, if only the "Paris Agreement" would have been ratified by the Senate, if only Chavez wouldn't have gone completely full retard, if only Obama wouldn't have run gunz up through Turkey creating a human tidal wave into Europe, if only Comey's memos actually meant anything besides his recollections, if only they wouldn't have created "a law" forcing an individuals tribute to the kingly state and its corporate cronies, if only the Alinsky hadn't been finally exposed as lying pieces of shit......everything would be just perfect ;-)

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GUS100CORRINA nmewn Fri, 06/09/2017 - 23:51 Permalink

I simply love the comment below from the article. "The snail’s pace of the FBI investigation explains Trump’s frustration. What explains the FBI’s torpor? If J. Edgar Hoover had moved at this pace, John Dillinger would have died of old age."So FBI, how is the HRC investigation into corruption and racketeering coming along? Will we ever see an indictment or will this be another "WET DREAM"?

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BetterRalph GUS100CORRINA Sat, 06/10/2017 - 00:18 Permalink

More than one project to work at a time.

I served the military, I presume treason is what stopped weasel head (and others) from from shining his boots, and neglecting to shine his belt buckle and hat brim -- too busy partying with the clintons last night.

I will say again, low level DOJ was honest with my family a few months back. I am convinced they are Safe-I trust them-I could be wrong, fine I pay with my life. I don't know any low level FBI so I can't say the same about them, but if the DOJ sampling is the same, I am thinking this problem is mostly controlled by the leaders not the grunts at street level. political spycraft (abusing office and exploiting people with State TOOLS) is an extremely dangerous thing, it is death cult like behavior

Comey showed me the DNC is terrorists exploiting computers, databases and targeting people, then he followed it up by breaking his oath of office by letting treason walk and doing nothing about it. I presume if democrats haven't served they have no concept of the meaning of treason.

I think Trump should get another YEAR to replace the one which has been Wasted by this Political targeting and exploitation of office and state tools. But things don't work that way. Angry and completely intolerant of all things democrat is the way forward. The only Democrats left are pure treason or pure stupid - both get people killed.

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Creative_Destruct nmewn Sat, 06/10/2017 - 03:23 Permalink

So true. All that's been done lately is to roll over the exquisite corpses of governments around the world and expose the underlying maggots of subterfuge and corruption relentlessly chewing them into goo for years.This rotting elitist government-thing has been maintianing appearances and holding down the stink with political make-up and perfume for decades,

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. . . _ _ _ . . . Fri, 06/09/2017 - 22:08 Permalink

This is a must read:St Petersburg International Economic Forum plenary meetingMegyn Kelly, what a dolt!On digital economies, Russo-phobia, the New Silk Road, and other useful things as well.Some selected quotes from Putin:"Only by combining our efforts will we be able to ... deal with major challenges such as ... the proliferation of nationalism ..." "To this end, we must make full use of the potential of such a unique, universal organisation as the United Nations." Putin certainly is a globalist."The environmental burden on the planet is growing due to human impact and natural processes. These issues must be thoroughly researched and analysed." He is also an alarmist, but a rational one."...we are capable of taking the lead in a number of areas of the so-called new economy, primarily the digital economy. ...Firstly, it is necessary to draft an entirely new, flexible regulatory foundation for introducing digital technology in all areas of life." He doesn't seem to like cash very much."What does President Assad stand accused of today? We know about the charges of using chemical weapons. There is absolutely no proof." He probably doesn't like Al-Jazeera either."Megyn Kelly: President Putin, does all this squabbling over NATO help Russia? Vladimir Putin: Disputes over NATO? Do they help Russia? Well, in the sense that NATO may fall apart, yes, this may help." He's also pretty funny.

OverTheHedge gregga777 Sat, 06/10/2017 - 08:10 Permalink

Chins and noses seem to want to come together, and scrawny is not something I'm big on. Other than that, Russian ladies are lovely. But so are virtually all ladies. Everywhere.Even skanky strippers and ladies of negotiable affection are fun to play with.  I quite like girls - don't really have a need to discriminate.

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consider me gone order66 Fri, 06/09/2017 - 22:10 Permalink

I agree. The endless rah rah Russia shit does make one wonder. I don't hate Russia and want them to succeed and to have normal and constructive relations with the US. Hell, I can't help but kinda like Putin and I know he ain't no saint to put it mildly. But on the other hand, c'mon! I do not think I have ever read a criticism of Russia or Putin here. Ever. If you post a criticism of Russia they jump all over your shit. It does make me wonder a bit. 

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gregga777 consider me gone Sat, 06/10/2017 - 01:16 Permalink

What factual basis do you have for going after the Russians?  

  • The fact that they kicked out most of the Western banking gangsters?  
  • The fact that they cracked down on thieving Russian Oligarchs stripping Russian assets to benefit Western-backed criminal organizations?  
  • The fact that they kicked out subversive Western NGOs?  
  • The fact that they refused to be bullied by the Western LGBTQQ-whatevers and their incitement against Orthodox Christianity using the Pussy Riot provocateurs?  
  • The fact that they have fought several Islamic insurgencies in Chechnya alone?
  • The fact that they opposed Western aggression by NATO-armed and NATO-supported surrogates in Georgia?

Please, by all means what's your evidence for aggression by the Russian Federation?  Using internal troop movements to counter Western encirclement by NATO forces?  What have you got?  I don't have anything against the Russian People.  And they have some smokin' hot women, too.  I don't want to see Americans killing Russians any more than I want to see Russians killing Americans.Have you ever served in the US military?  Did you break things and kill people for the banking gangsters?  

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VWAndy order66 Fri, 06/09/2017 - 22:07 Permalink

 Im pretty sure the CNN has that coverd. As does every other US msm tool. Thats part of why nobody watches them.  Lets see CNN jump on the Seth Rich story for real. Or how about they look into Obomba and his school records?  Not that Id trust any spook or former spook on anything. Just saying all the msm thats headed to obscurity is not who ZH should be following there.  Id much rather see ZH chasing down the Seth Rich murder and coverup. That would be news worthy stuff.

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BetterRalph order66 Sat, 06/10/2017 - 00:34 Permalink

I'll make an article if you'll shut the hell up and go away.

In the past decade while poking around California homeless camps, I noticed the Russian Homeless are not building very well hidden tents. I always assumed it's cause the REDS got bad Tent Skills! This month, one guy finally learned English and told me it's TRUE all tent building skills suck in Russia. So when the cops come tearing thru the camps the Russian tents stick out like sore thumbs.

Come on you rotten fudging, Putin teach your people better.

Now stfu and go away or be without HONOR

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