J.D. HEYES–The Washington establishment media, with plenty of help from their official political apparatus, the Democratic Party, has been in full meltdown mode over what legal experts widely agree is a huge nothing burger: That President Donald J. Trump allegedly pressured former FBI Director into dropping the bureau’s investigation into the president’s former national security advisor, Michael Flynn.
Comey allegedly made the claim in a memo that he supposedly wrote, a copy of which has never actually been seen yet by the general public. The allegations were laid out in a New York Times story based on what an anonymous source read over the phone to a Times reporter, if you can believe that.
My, how journalistic standards have fallen in the Age of Trump.
In any event, constitutional and legal experts aren’t buying it just yet. One of them is Prof. Jonathan Turley, an Obama supporter and a constitutional law professor at George Washington University Law School. Writing in The Hill, he states:
For the first time, the Comey memo pushes the litany of controversies surrounding Trump into the scope of the United States criminal code.
However, if this is food for obstruction of justice, it is still an awfully thin soup. … Indeed, it raises as many questions for Comey as it does Trump in terms of the alleged underlying conduct.
Lost in all of this parsing of Trump’s alleged illegalities and impeachable offenses are all the times when, were the dishonest media to apply the same standards, would have led to cries of “Impeachment!” for President Barack Obama.
As reported by WorldNetDaily, there were numerous instances when Congress — especially the GOP-controlled Congress — could also have introduced articles of impeachment against The Great One. Some of those instances include:
- Knowledge of Hillary Clinton’s private email server: Within five days of the original disclosure by The New York Times that Clinton had built her own private, unsecured email system, Obama told a national TV audience via CBS News what he always said when a new scandal hit his administration — he found out about it at “the same time everybody else learned it, through news reports.”He was lying, flat out.Subsequent reports months later stated that Obama himself had emailed Clinton via that same server, using an alias. And in fact, former U.S. attorneys believe that’s why Comey elected not to recommend her for prosecution. Hillary couldn’t be prosecuted without Obama being prosecuted as well.
- Obama IRS targeted conservative groups: Prior to the 2012 election, when Obama was running for a second term, the head of the IRS division that approved political activist groups’ non-profit status made certain that conservative organizations were targeted for outsized scrutiny and were held up from receiving their status. That meant they were unable to participate in the 2012 election cycle.This targeting of groups strictly on the basis of their political affiliation is against the law.
- Obama’s spying on Team Trump: This criminality actually began long before the Nov. 8 election.As reported by the National Review’s Andrew McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor, Obama politicized the U.S. intelligence apparatus and used it to spy on reporters, investigative journalists and even U.S. congressmen who are opposed to the regime’s policies.
- Illegal amnesty via executive order: Prior to his 2012 reelection, Obama stated repeatedly he did not have the authority as president to simply change immigration law and legalize millions of people who came to the U.S. illegally.But right after the election, he did just that, granting legal status to “Dreamers” — young illegal aliens who had been brought into the country by their parents.
There are many other instances — including the scandals involving Benghazi, Obama’s unconstitutional decision to bomb Libya without congressional authorization, the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal, to name just a few — that were legitimate instances of presidential abuse of power warranting impeachment.
But of course, the Washington establishment press is the propaganda division of the Democratic Party, so they looked the other way. Often.
J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.