Buchanan Warns "Unlike Nixon, Trump Will Not Go Quietly"

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org,

On Aug. 9, 1974, Richard Nixon bowed to the inevitability of impeachment and conviction by a Democratic Senate and resigned.

The prospect of such an end for Donald Trump has this city drooling. Yet, comparing Russiagate and Watergate, history is not likely to repeat itself.

First, the underlying crime in Watergate, a break-in to wiretap offices of the DNC, had been traced, within 48 hours, to the Committee to Re-Elect the President.

In Russiagate, the underlying crime - the “collusion” of Trump’s campaign with the Kremlin to hack into the emails of the DNC — has, after 18 months of investigating, still not been established.

Campaign manager Paul Manafort has been indicted, but for financial crimes committed long before he enlisted with Trump.

Gen. Michael Flynn has pled guilty to lying about phone calls he made to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, but only after Trump had been elected and Flynn had been named national security adviser.

Flynn asked Kislyak for help in blocking or postponing a Security Council resolution denouncing Israel, and to tell Vladimir Putin not to go ballistic over President Obama’s expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats.

This is what security advisers do.

Why Flynn let himself be ensnared in a perjury trap, when he had to know his calls were recorded, is puzzling.

Second, it is said Trump obstructed justice when he fired FBI Director James Comey for refusing to cut slack for Flynn.

But even Comey admits Trump acted within his authority.

And Comey had usurped the authority of Justice Department prosecutors when he announced in July 2016 that Hillary Clinton ought not to be prosecuted for having been “extremely careless” in transmitting security secrets over her private email server.

We now know that the first draft of Comey’s statement described Clinton as “grossly negligent,” the precise statute language for an indictment.

We also now know that helping to edit Comey’s first draft to soften its impact was Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe. His wife, Jill McCabe, a candidate for state senate in Virginia, received $467,000 in campaign contributions from the PAC of Clinton bundler Terry McAuliffe.

Comey has also admitted he leaked to The New York Times details of a one-on-one with Trump to trigger the naming of a special counsel — to go after Trump. And that assignment somehow fell to Comey’s predecessor, friend, and confidant Robert Mueller.

Mueller swiftly hired half a dozen prosecutorial bulldogs who had been Clinton contributors, and Andrew Weinstein, a Trump hater who had congratulated Acting Attorney General Sally Yates for refusing to carry out Trump’s travel ban.

FBI official Peter Strzok had to be been removed from the Mueller probe for hatred of Trump manifest in emails to his FBI lady friend.

Strzok was also involved in the investigation of Clinton’s email server and is said to have been the one who persuaded Comey to tone down his language about her misconduct, and let Hillary walk.

In Mueller’s tenure, still no Trump tie to the hacking of the DNC has been found. But a connection between Hillary’s campaign and Russian spies — to find dirt to smear and destroy Trump and his campaign — has been fairly well established.

By June 2016, the Clinton campaign and DNC had begun shoveling millions of dollars to the Perkins Coie law firm, which had hired the oppo research firm Fusion GPS, to go dirt-diving on Trump.

Fusion contacted ex-British MI6 spy Christopher Steele, who had ties to former KGB and FSB intelligence agents in Russia. They began to feed Steele, who fed Fusion, which fed the U.S. anti-Trump media with the alleged dirty deeds of Trump in Moscow hotels.

While the truth of the dirty dossier has never been established, Comey’s FBI rose like a hungry trout on learning of its contents.

There are credible allegations Comey’s FBI sought to hire Steele and used the dirt in his dossier to broaden the investigation of Trump — and that its contents were also used to justify FISA warrants on Trump and his people.

This week, we learned that the Justice Department’s Bruce Ohr had contacts with Fusion during the campaign, while his wife actually worked at Fusion investigating Trump. This thing is starting to stink.

Is the Trump investigation the rotten fruit of a poisoned tree?

Is Mueller’s Dump Trump team investigating the wrong campaign?

There are other reasons to believe Trump may survive the deep state-media conspiracy to break his presidency, overturn his mandate, and reinstate a discredited establishment.

Trump has Fox News and fighting congressmen behind him and the mainstream media is deeply distrusted and widely detested. And there is no Democratic House to impeach him or Democratic Senate to convict him.

Moreover, Trump is not Nixon, who, like Charles I, accepted his fate and let the executioner’s sword fall with dignity.

If Trump goes, one imagines, he will not go quietly.

In the words of the great Jerry Lee Lewis, there’s gonna be a “whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on.”

Comments

Yes We Can. Bu… Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:56 Permalink

Trump won't go quietly.  He won't go at all.Turns out Trump was more right about that swamp than we knew, wasn't he?Keep drainin' Don, keep drainin'.  You're doing great, all things considered.

Clockwork Orange God Emperor Fri, 12/15/2017 - 16:16 Permalink

It is known that the true goal of Mueller and Co is to 'investigate' the Russia theory so they can access, then PURGE anything that would implicate the Clinton Crime Syndicate.  They have full, unfettered access to EVERYTHING. SHRED.  BURN, VAPORIZE.Pretty simple, pretty smart.  Meanwhiile, everyone looks at the keys jingling and misses completely what they are really up to ...  

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343 Guilty Spark eclectic syncretist Fri, 12/15/2017 - 22:40 Permalink

He is already in gear. If Trump had played this out any differently then we might not have seen the extent of the corruption that has become apparent.Right now Trump wants the focus to be on how extensive the corruption is. After Mueller is done another special council will be appointed to look into everything else. That is when heads will roll.

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chunga Bay of Pigs Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:04 Permalink

If the gloves come off and the law is enforced we should be looking at a president, a nominee for president, two DNC chairs, and a whole lot of top dogs in fake intelligence agencies facing prison.Everything that's coming to light day after day points to that. The way Pat is talking is he does not believe the gloves will come off, and if that is the case the maverick outsider's fate is in jeopardy.

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Endgame Napoleon chunga Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:36 Permalink

Pat really clarified the timeline and the intricacies of the Swanp maneuvering. Maybe, he is reserving judgement about Trump’s tenure until he finds out the outcome of the mid-term elections.

Deplorables did not turn out in the Virginia governor’s race, a much more Democrat-friendly race, but they also did not turn out in Deplorable Country, Alabama, with its $18,189 per capita income and its flood of welfare and child-tax-credit-dependent illegal immigrants who drag wages down for citizens whose rent and groceries are not paid by taxpayers for reproduction.

Take a $6,444 child tax credit for a DACA-amnesty mom on welfare, working part-time to stay below the earned-income limit for welfare, or for an immigrant household that gets welfare via the US-born childten’s SS cards and proof of (traceable) income from a sole, male breadwinner.

That $6,444 child tax credit equals one third of $18,189 in yearly, earned-only income for millions of non-welfare-eligible / non-child-tax-credit eligible Alabamians. Ditto for most other Southern states, with per capita income just as low. The RepubliCON tax cut expands the child credit. Pretty soon, it will equal the wages in a full-time job, and the moms will still be sporting their $600 tattoos and bragging about paying for trips to the beach with boyfriends with their “taxes.”

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Alabama_locations_by_per_capita…

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_locations_by_per_capi…

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mississippi_locations_by_per_ca…

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_South_Carolina_locations_by_per…

https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/earned-income-tax-cr…

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chunga Endgame Napoleon Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:47 Permalink

What you're saying about deplorable turn-out is critical. Trump's track record as presidont only spans one year. The track record of the reds in congress spans decades and it is not good. Congress will not get the same benefits of the doubt because of that, and if there is no prosecution with this, deplorable turn-out will be low and they are goners. If there is no prosecution we're better off without them.The people going after Trump are not going to stop on their own either way and if the majority goes blue he is also toast. They do not waffle and whimper like the feckless reds.

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Big Creek Rising Endgame Napoleon Fri, 12/15/2017 - 15:24 Permalink

What you're saying about DACA welfare moms and child tax credits is the same tripe you've been peddling for several weeks. It is old and stale. We get it: you don't have the skills to get a good job or the looks to find a man to make you pregnant. I can't help you with the former, but here's a link that might help you with the later. It covers several countries and a few US states:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conjugal_visitGood hunting.

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ParticularlySt… Bay of Pigs Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:10 Permalink

You don't get it. The "authorities" are clowns to be mocked. We are to eye society dispassionately. They're so full of their bullshit they think all intelligent people are stupid. That's the level to which their bullshit has gotten:> Old enough to die in your wars> Old enough to be tried as an adult> Old enough to be sentenced to death> Old enough to get married> But not old enough to work on norpography> But norpography is "speech"> And "arms" means hunting> And the Founders meant gays to get married> Just forgot to mention it> And Democrats care about poor people> Despite the richest Americans being Democrats, and totally not giving all they have to the poor

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CRM114 Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:57 Permalink

You are missing the fundamental point, Pat. Unlike all the other examples you mention, Trump hasn't done anything wrong.Indeed, one wonders why you chose to make comparisons with people who clearly had.

eclectic syncretist CRM114 Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:05 Permalink

Well, the tax reform is shaping up to be a YUUUGGGE screwover by Congress, legislating an ever-widening chasm between the disgustingly wealthy and everyone else, and the FCC thing yesterday is massively unpopular, passionately so with younger constituents, so Trumps far from batting 1,000, but he is still an outsider, and that is, after all, what America is demanding now.

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JLee2027 Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:56 Permalink

As soon as the tax bill passes, I think it's game on and the whole shebang farce COMES DOWN.  I could be wrong, but...Trump will be President for many years.  

CC Lemon Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:56 Permalink

Just from a personality/backgrouind standpoint, Nixon grew up poor and always craved acceptance from the elites, which made him an easy target. Trump is born of wealth and more of a general BAMF who clearly doesn't crave approval from anybody. Never pick a social fight with somebody who gives two fucks about approval. Nixon is like a girl running for student body president. Trump is more like Kaiser Souse.

koaj Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:57 Permalink

I still struggle to see what Trump or his team did that was illegal. I have been watching politics for 25 years or so. I have never seen a wild goose chase like this with absolutely no credible evidence...and this shit has gone on for more than a year. Amazing!