February 13, 2019
‘Grotesque Putsch’ against Trump now in ‘Collapse’
A member of the British House of Lords contends establishment media in America are trying to overthrow their government, calling it “the most immense and dangerous public scandal in American history.”
Conrad Black, Lord Black of Crossharbour in the British House of Lords and one of Canada’s most prominent financiers for 40 years, wrote for the website American Greatness that if there’s any collusion, it’s between the media and the Democrats under the doctrine “that anything was justifiable, no matter how dishonest” to destroy Trump.
Black is former owner of the British Telegraph newspapers, the Fairfax newspapers in Australia, the Jerusalem Post, Chicago Sun-Times, scores of smaller newspapers in the U.S. and most of the daily newspapers in Canada. He has authored books on several presidents.
“The broad swath of the Trump-hating media that has participated in what has amounted to an unconstitutional attempt to overthrow the government,” he wrote, “are reduced to reporting the events and revelations of the scandal in which they have been complicit, in a po-faced ho-hum manner to impart to the misinformed public that this is as routine as stock market fluctuations or the burning of an American flag in Tehran.”
Black said that for more than two years, the United States and the world “have had two competing narratives: that an elected president of the United States was a Russian agent whom the Kremlin helped elect; and its rival narrative that senior officials of the Justice Department, FBI, CIA, and other national intelligence organizations had repeatedly lied under oath, misinformed federal officials, and meddled in partisan political matters illegally and unconstitutionally and had effectively tried to influence the outcome of a presidential election, and then undo its result by falsely propagating the first narrative.”
“It is now obvious and indisputable that the second narrative is the correct one,” he wrote.
He warned that people were behaving contrary to the law in their attempt to overthrow a “constitutional government.”
For example, “fired FBI Director James Comey’s formulation – ‘a higher duty’ than the oath they swore to uphold the Constitution … or – in fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s words – ‘the threat’ was too great.
Never mind that the nature of ‘the threat’ was that the people might elect someone he and Comey disapproved of as president, and that that person might actually serve his term, as elected.”
The problems with Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, likewise, were ignored, he said.
“It has to be summarized. The fact that the officially preferred candidate lied to federal officials about her emails and acted in outright contempt of Congress and the legal process in the destruction of evidence, was simply ignored by the FBI director, who announced that she would not be prosecuted, though he had no authority to make that determination,” Black wrote.
Her campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid for a “dossier of salacious gossip and defamatory falsehoods amassed by a retired British spy from the lowest grade of intelligence sources in Russia.” The document was given to the media, and used in “illegal and dishonest applications to authorize surveillance of the campaign of the other presidential candidate.”
Next, a special counsel was empowered “on the false pretext of the necessity to get to the bottom of Trump-Russian collusion in the election, of which there was and remains no evidence, because it did not occur and was a complete partisan fabrication.”
Then the special counsel, Robert Mueller, “packed his staff with militant Clinton partisans, and acted very late and only when his hand was forced by the media to remove two officials who referred in texts to each other to the bureau’s ability to smear and provoke the impeachment of the winning candidate as ‘an insurance policy’ against his filling the office to which he was elected.”
The real collusion, Black wrote, was the media and the Democrats teaming to push Trump’s approval rating down so low that he would have to go.
They’ve failed so far.
“Large sections of the media deliberately deluged the public with stories they knew to be false about the new president and referred to him in terms of unprecedented vituperation in what purported to be reportage and not comment,” Black charged.
Celebrities then echoed the charges.
Meanwhile, former intelligence chiefs under President Obama “repeatedly have accused this president of treason, the most heinous of all crimes, and have asserted with the authority of their former positions that the Russians determined the result of the 2016 presidential election.”
“They knew this to be entirely false.”
Department of Justice officials even were “proud” to discuss removing the president, through the 25th Amendment.
The consequences will be severe, he warned.
“This entire monstrous travesty is finally coming apart without even waiting for the horrible disappointment of the special counsel’s inability to adduce a scrap of evidence to justify his replication of Torquemada as an inquisitor and of the Gestapo and KGB at rounding up and accusing unarmed individuals who were not flight risks,” he wrote.
“The collapse of this grotesque putsch, under the irresistible pressure of a functioning attorney general and Senate committees that are not hamstrung by NeverTrumpers, will cause a revulsion against the Democratic Party that will be seismic and prolonged,” said Black.
“Those responsible will pay for this, including at the polls.”
Opponents of President Trump should take the honorable path, he said, and try to defeat him “in a free election.”
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