There has been no shortage of explosive tweet by President Donald Trump that have shaken his opponents and evoked fiery reactions, yet the tweet he sent out yesterday regarding revelations of a spy being planted in his campaign may go down as one of the president’s most potent.
President Trump, responding to the widespread news reports confirming an informant was indeed engaging his campaign in 2016, demanded that an official investigation of this intelligence operation take place by his Department of Justice.
I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes – and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2018
Trump tweeted, “I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes – and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!”
Last week, both the New York Times and Washington Post reported on a spy, or “informant, being planted in Trump’s campaign during the election. Although the mainstream media attempted to downplay the dramatic significance of this revelation as simply being a measure to “protect” Trump’s campaign against possible Russian interference, the reality is a spy was ordered to infiltrate the campaign while an opposing political party was overseeing the government, namely Barack Obama under the Democratic Party. If anyone believes the spy was only there to “help” Trump, then they are sorely mistaken. If that was the case, then why didn’t Obama’s FBI/CIA utilize the same methods and implant a spy in Hillary Clinton’s campaign to “help” her as well?
If planting a spy into political campaigns to protect them is so effective, then why not place informants in every major political campaign going forward?
In essence, intelligence agencies under Obama were used as a political weapon, successfully planting a spy in an opposing political candidate’s campaign. If the government simply wanted to help Trump’s campaign defend against so-called Russian tampering, then one would imagine the most effective way would be to ensure Donald Trump and his team are informed of the threat, not to plant a spy in the campaign without his knowledge.
John Brennan, the former CIA Director under Obama who once voted for the communist Party candidate for President of the United States, responded to Trump’s tweet with what can easily be described as a veiled threat, specifically reaching out to Senator Mitch McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan.
Senator McConnell & Speaker Ryan: If Mr. Trump continues along this disastrous path, you will bear major responsibility for the harm done to our democracy. You do a great disservice to our Nation & the Republican Party if you continue to enable Mr. Trump’s self-serving actions. https://t.co/uAhgL6wfIC
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) May 20, 2018
As a reader you can almost feel the paranoia, panic and fear streaming from Brennan’s tweet.
The question remains, why would a retired CIA Director possibly have this level of concern over a tweet from Trump demanding an investigation into the spying operation used on his campaign while Barack Obama was in office?
If the spy operation was indeed simply an effort to help defend Trump’s campaign against Russian interference and it was completely legitimate, then those directly involved would have nothing to fear from an investigation. However, as should be plain to even the simplest of minds, Obama and his appointees would have absolutely zero interest in helping Trump’s campaign in any way, shape or form. An undercover spy operation launched by Obama’s intelligence agencies would have nothing but negative intentions for Trump, his campaign and his chances at winning the election.
It’s also worth noting that Brennan specifically called out to McConnell and Ryan, both Republicans who are suppose to be supporting President Trump, not trying to undermine him or any legitimate investigation into possible wrongdoing under the previous administration.
Brennan clearly never thought the spying operation on Trump’s campaign that he oversaw under Obama would ever come to light, and obviously he has not only played a part in this sting, but likely violated a litany of laws in the process.
Otherwise, Brennan would never have sent such an inflammatory and desperate sounding tweet saying, “If Mr. Trump continues along this disastrous path, you will bear major responsibility for the harm done to our democracy.”
One interpretation of this message to McConnel and Ryan is if they don’t hamstring the investigation into the spying operation on Trump’s campaign and Brennan gets outed for wrongdoings, then he will bring down anyone else in the high levels of government that he has dirt on.
Either way, Trump’s war on the deep state appears to be heating up, and the harder the president pushes for the truth, the more frantic, desperate and dangerous those guilty of wrongdoing will become.