Elder Patriot – Syndicated Columnist
Most Americans have not had the time nor inclination to make a deep dive into how many federal agencies and employees were involved in the attempted coup of Donald Trump.
Even fewer have considered the ramifications of what such a widespread, inter-agency operation may mean to their own constitutional protections. They should care because our Republic has been gravely imperiled by these deep state actors.
If they can get away with this level of corruption with the intent to incriminate a president, what chance does an ordinary citizen have once they’re targeted?
Call it the Shadow Government, the Deep State, or the Permanent Bureaucracy, it all amounts to the same thing.
A group of indeterminate size, and virtually irremovable because of laws that protect their employment, they make the decisions about policy and who gets elected to implement those policies, not you.
Those who have been paying attention have awakened to learn that we no longer have a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people’ that our Founders envisioned.
We raise these questions after reading this report from WRAL.com:
[German] Chancellor Angela Merkel has received former U.S. President Barack Obama at her office in Berlin for a meeting characterized by German officials as a routine private encounter with a former international peer.
Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, went out his way to emphasize that the chancellor has met repeatedly with ex-heads of state and government “with whom she worked together closely and well for a time.”
We should be demanding to know what was discussed during their private time together.
Seibert continued to stress that the meeting had no implications for current German-U.S. relations.
When the spokesman was asked whether Merkel and Obama were sending a signal to President Donald Trump, Seibert fired back: “I would firmly reject that impression.”
Uh, huh. Seibert doth deny too strongly.
Recall this headline in the Express:
What’s Barack up to? Obama to jet into Paris for ‘secret’ talks with Emmanuel Macron
That meeting took place in late November, 2017.
Seven months earlier, in April, only three months after President Trump was inaugurated, Politico reported:
“Former President Barack Obama gently waded back into international politics on Thursday, talking by phone with French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron.”
“A source familiar said that Macron had sought the call. He’s hoping to preserve France’s pro-European Union bent, in line with Obama’s vision of global politics — and opposed to President Donald Trump’s.”
Politico doesn’t claim they exchanged pleasantries. The left-leaning source was clear; Obama had “waded back into international politics.”
Why is a former president, any former president, conducting policy discussions that might have foreign policy implications with the leaders of foreign governments without first clearing his contacts with the currently seated administration?
That question is of even greater import in light of the diametrically opposed world views held by the current president and the former president.
Is Obama using his relationships with foreign leaders to continue pushing for the expansion of globalism, the shadow government’s foreign policy agenda?
The people elected Donald Trump to end that.
Before you dismiss this as the question of a looney conspiracy theorist, keep in mind all that we’ve learned about the rampant corruption of Obama administration:
- Weaponizing the IRS against his political opponents
- Weaponizing the CIA-DOJ-FBI-State Department against Donald Trump – but not only against Donald Trump. Consider Benghazi as just one example.
- Obama never left Washington after the end of his presidency choosing to buy a home there from where he would effort to sabotage Trump’s presidency.
Obama’s interference in undermining Trump’s foreign policy, if that is what this is, would be part of a larger pattern of the former president’s attempt to essentially run a government in exile.
Consider these words from an op-ed that ran in FoxNews.com that discussed Obama’s former Secretary of State John Kerry’s efforts to salvage the Iran Nuke Deal after the current president had pulled us out of it:
“Kerry’s meetings with Iran’s leaders were not isolated incidents, but part of a formal lobbying campaign that included phone calls with European Union leaders and meetings with the presidents of Germany and France in which, the Globe reports, he discussed “the details of sanctions and regional nuclear threats in both French and English.”
So John Kerry just left a meeting @ L’Avenue in Paris w/3 Iranians. A friend was sitting next to their table and heard JK blasting @realDonaldTrump. The Iranians had a 5 person security detail and left in diplomatic vehicles. Is he FARA registered? @seanhannity @TuckerCarlson pic.twitter.com/vVYwDQTPNb
— Jason Osborne (@_JasonOsborne) May 12, 2018
As our research uncovered in May, 2018:
This wasn’t Kerry’s first go at undermining U.S. foreign policy either.
“Ma’ariv reported that former US Secretary of State John Kerry met in London with a close associate of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Hussein Agha, for a long and open conversation about a variety of topics.”
“During the conversation, according to the report, Kerry asked Agha to convey a message to Abbas and ask him to “hold on and be strong.” Tell him, he told Agha, “that he should stay strong in his spirit and play for time, that he will not break and will not yield to President Trump’s demands. According to Kerry, Trump will not remain in office for a long time. It was reported that within a year there was a good chance that Trump would not be in the White House.”
Following the almost four year long alliance between the Obama administration and the Deep State to destroy his political opponent – the Deep State’s political opponent as well – why would we put anything beyond him and his minions?
If it walks like a duck and it quacks like a duck…