The Presidency of Donald J. Trump met consistent and baffling opposition from both sides of the political aisle. The most egregious of this opposition came in the form of weaponized and dishonest national intelligence that suggested that President Trump colluded with the Russians to steal the 2016 election from Hillary Clinton. This premise was used to launch endless investigations into President Trump’s business dealings, income tax records, alleged “sex scandals”, two unsubstantiated Impeachment attempts, and of course, “being a puppet of Vladimir Putin”.
In all of the drama with zero substance that perfectly describes the modern Democratic Progressive Party, they dusted off former FBI Director, Robert Mueller, to investigate President Trump’s “collusion” with a hostile power to steal the 2016 election. The opposition thought they had a silver bullet, and the mainstream press happily went along for the ride. There were quite a few casualties along the long and tiring road Mueller’s team traveled, including General Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, and Roger Stone. However, at the end of this investigative debacle, Robert Mueller and his team, as hard as they tried to skew the narrative to make a criminal charge against President Trump, they could not manufacture the evidence.
“At the same time, if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, we are unable to reach that judgment. Accordingly, while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”
In strictly layman’s terms, this conclusion is hogwash. After two years of “investigation”, and millions of tax dollars spent, to not find or falsely manufacture any proof of Trump’s “collusion” with Russia, they still kept the strictly political narrative alive that President Trump is a “Russian spy”. Their silver bullet turned out to be a blank.
Enter Special Prosecutor, John Durham, appointed by the Trump White House to investigate the origins of the FBI’s 2016 Russia probe. After years of investigation by Mr. Durham’s team, we have been informed just in the last few months by the more honest media that several FBI “witnesses” have been accused of lying about their knowledge of President Trump’s “collusion” including a disgraced attorney, Michael Sussmann, who was shown to be a Hillary Clinton operative.
“Sussmann allegedly told the FBI he was not working on behalf of Clinton when he presented the agency with documents that supposedly linked the Trump Organization to a Kremlin-tied bank two months before the election… Records showed he ‘repeatedly billed the Clinton Campaign for his work on the Russian Bank-1 allegations,’ which involved an investigative firm, a tech executive, cyber researchers, and numerous employees at internet companies, the motion reportedly stated.”
Sussman wasn’t the only one charged with working with the Hillary Clinton campaign. Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith was the first Clinton operative charged with making a false statement in connection with Durham’s ongoing investigation. He pled guilty in 2020 to falsifying a document used by the FBI to illegally spy on a Trump aide.
“Kash Patel, who was the chief investigator of the House’s probe into Trump’s alleged Russian ties, said in a statement that Durham’s filing was definitive evidence that Clinton’s campaign orchestrated ‘a criminal enterprise to fabricate a connection between President Trump and Russia.'”.
After all of the malicious hits, Trump took throughout his Presidency and beyond, I hope that he feels vindicated, if not triumphant thus far. I’m sure he is. So much so that just this week, he filed a Civil Federal lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and more than two dozen other defendants, including the Democratic National Committee, for their conspiracy against President Trump while he was still a running candidate. The lawsuit names twenty-six other defendants, including former DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Mrs. Clinton’s 2016 campaign chairman John Podesta, former FBI Director James Comey, and disgraced former FBI Agents Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, and Andrew McCabe. The “opposition research” firm Fusion GPS, who was instrumental in mounting the Russian Narrative against President Trump has also been named, amongst others.
An excerpt from the Motion’s Introduction reads:
“Acting in concert, the Defendants maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative that their Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump, was colluding with a hostile foreign sovereignty. The actions taken in furtherance of their scheme—falsifying evidence, deceiving law enforcement, and exploiting access to highly-sensitive data sources- are so outrageous, subversive, and incendiary that even the events of Watergate pale in comparison”.
The suit introduced by President Trump’s legal team is for $24 million in damages. Although, in my opinion, the amount of damages sought is on the lighter side of the spectrum, I’m reasonably sure that President Trump is not as interested in a financial award as he is in dragging these conspirators out into the light of day.
Donald J. Trump’s Presidency irrevocably changed the paradigm of national politics. Even with every slimy attempt to throw mud in his face throughout his term, he managed to stand tall, and work his way through extreme adversity for the sake of the United States of America. He made every career politician look bad, and he still is a private citizen. To take such hits as he has and still does, and have the enormous well of personal strength to hit back twice as hard is a testament of the indomitable will of the American Spirit. Keep up the good fight, President Trump.