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Obama’s staged “leak” rallies the troops and gives them their talking points

Obama’s staged “leak” rallies the troops and gives them their talking points

Obama does not seem to have confidence that Biden can make the case against Trump, so Obama staged the leak of a “private” call denouncing Trump and Barr.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-s3ANu4eMs#action=share

Within moments of the recent Russiagate documents release and the DOJ recommendation not to pursue the case against Michael Flynn, the left and MSM chorused nearly the same thing almost in unison: this is a travesty of justice!

And they weren’t talking about the wretched excesses of the state apparatus regarding the framing of Flynn, they were talking about the Barr DOJ and its suggestion regarding Flynn. James Comey’s tweet was a good example of this:

All that was left was for Obama to get into the act, which he promptly did via the “leak” of a “private” phone call between Obama and some unnamed people who had worked in his administration. In an article written by none other than Michael Isikoff, who had his own role in Russiagate as one of the first to write about the infamous Steele dossier, Obama’s call conveys the ex-president’s opinions about the recent DOJ actions regarding the Flynn prosecution.

And guess what? It’s all about the violation of the “rule of law” – not the egregious and audacious violations committed by Obama’s own minions, of course, but the decision by the DOJ to cease pursuing any of the dubious ginned-up charges.

Obama had this to say:

Former President Barack Obama, talking privately to ex-members of his administration, said Friday that the “rule of law is at risk” in the wake of what he called an unprecedented move by the Justice Department to drop charges against former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn…

“The news over the last 24 hours I think has been somewhat downplayed — about the Justice Department dropping charges against Michael Flynn,” Obama said in a web talk with members of the Obama Alumni Association.

“And the fact that there is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free. That’s the kind of stuff where you begin to get worried that basic — not just institutional norms — but our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk. And when you start moving in those directions, it can accelerate pretty quickly as we’ve seen in other places.”

Perjury? A first-year law student ordinarily learns the definition of perjury, and knows the difference between supposedly lying to the FBI – in a matter in which there is no evidence of any crime, and the target is not allowed to have a lawyer or be read his rights or even informed he’s being interrogated as a target – and perjury. Obama almost certainly knows the difference, too, so why did he use the word? Perhaps he believes it makes a good talking point because it sounds really bad.

But as Jonathan Turley writes:

The Obama statement is curious on various levels. First, the exhaustive search may have been hampered by the fact that Flynn was never charged with perjury. He was charged with a single count of false statements to a federal investigator under 18 U.S.C. 1001…

Second, there is ample precedent for this motion even though…such dismissals are rare. There is a specific rule created for this purpose. Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 48(a) states the government may dismiss an indictment, information or complaint “with leave of the court.” Moreover, such dismissals are tied to other rules mandating such action when there is evidence of prosecutorial misconduct or fundamental questions about the underlying case from the view of the prosecutors…

Third, there is also case law. In Rinaldi v. United States, 434 U.S. 22 (1977) which addressed precedent under Petite v. United States, 361 U.S. 529 (1960) dealing with the dangers of multiple prosecutions. There are also related cases in Bartkus v. Illinois, 359 U. S. 121 (1959), and Abbate v. United States, 359 U. S. 187 (1959)…

Fourth, there are cases where the Department has moved to dismiss cases on grounds of prosecutorial misconduct or other grounds touching on due process, ethical requirements or other concerns. One that comes to mind is United States v. Stevens where President Obama’s own Attorney General, Eric Holder, asked the same judge in the Flynn case to dismiss that case. That was just roughly ten years ago. As with Flynn, there was an allegation of withheld evidence by prosecutors.

If Turley was Obama’s law professor and Obama his student, Obama would probably be getting a solid “F.” But Obama is no longer in school; he’s now the mostly-respected ex-president, speaking regretfully of all the sad things that have been happening under Trump’s watch, and lamenting the abandonment of the Obama-type “rule of law.”

What really is without precedent – at least in the U.S., although not in certain countries usually referred to as “banana republics – is the way in which the Obama administration used the DOJ and the FBI and the entire state apparatus to spy on and destroy an incoming president of the opposing party. Watergate was a tea party compared to this.

And indeed, as Obama pointed out (and he should know) “when you start moving in those directions, it can accelerate pretty quickly as we’ve seen in other places.”

Here’s an audio of that “leaked” “private” call:

The last passage on the tape is fascinating, too. Obama says:

So I am hoping that all of you feel the same sense of urgency that I do. Whenever I campaign, I’ve always said, ‘Ah, this is the most important election.’ Especially obviously when I was on the ballot, that always feels like it’s the most important election. This one — I’m not on the ballot — but I am pretty darn invested. We got to make this [a Democratic victory] happen.

“Pretty darn invested” – well, that’s certainly an understatement. He’s “pretty darn invested” indeed; seeking not just to protect his legacy, to be able to tell President Joe Biden what to do, to have Biden choose as aides and cabinet members the old Obama crew and implement the old Obama agenda (only carrying it further than Obama ever had time for), but also to protect himself from further revelations at the hands of Barr and Trump. If Biden is elected, all of the remaining investigations into Obama’s role will be dropped like a radioactive potato.

[Neo is a writer with degrees in law and family therapy, who blogs at the new neo.]

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Comments

TheOldZombie | May 10, 2020 at 6:24 pm

I really hope that Durham and Barr go that extra mile and follow the trail to Obama.

If if the only thing they did was list him as an unindicted co-conspirator that would be good enough at a minimum to rip apart the facade that is Barack Obama.

A legal question for Mr. Jacobson etc., if Brennan or whoever gambles on a Federal trial, for treason or whatever:

I gather that the defense gets the closing argument.
If so, and if defense counsel espouses an outright misrepresentation of the law or the facts, is the prosecution
allowed to voice an objection, or is such intervention allowed, only during examination or cross-examination of witnesses?
Likewise, do judges ever similarly intervene, when counsel’s closing argument espouses an outright misrepresentation of the law or the facts?

Such scenarios seem quite likely in what would be the Trial(s) of the Century, with gargantuan stakes for not only Brennan etc., but for the Dem party as a whole.
For them, getting hung juries would be well worth the trouble of barfing out such outright misrepresentations, if so doing would even minimally raise the prospects of a hung jury, which they would surely tout as huge exoneration/ vindication.

It has become apparent that Obama was behind this scheme as well as a number of others. The questions is: Is there someone behind Obama?

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Elric. | May 10, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    Definitely!

    You don’t have the smartest man in any airplanes toilet, get to be a post turtle without powerful, evil actors behind him.

    pfg in reply to Elric. | May 10, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    “Is there someone behind Obama?”

    Yes, and they attend regular meetings at their clubhouse located at,

    58 East 68th Street at Park Avenue
    New York, NY 10065

    NavyMustang in reply to Elric. | May 11, 2020 at 11:26 am

    Soros.

    Evil incarnate.

    Julian A Smith in reply to Elric. | May 11, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Please speak your mind, Elric. Inquiring minds would like to know what you’re thinking.

If Biden is elected, all of the remaining investigations into Obama’s role will be dropped like a radioactive potato.

Even after DJT’s upcoming re-election, these revelations are on a road to nowhere. The clock is a-ticking and tempus fugit. Whether six months or fifty-four, the R’s better get a move on if this criminal cabal is ever going to be broken.

    carabec in reply to tom_swift. | May 11, 2020 at 8:42 am

    Elected Republicans are Silent with a few exceptions! Lindsey Graham is one of the worst! All talk and no action. The Democrats must have DIRT on Republicans! Perhaps they are covering their A$$es!

OldZombie, I quite hope/ expect DJT to, at the right moment, issue SparkleFarts a pardon, rather than spur black jurors to vote to acquit Brennan etc., to help save SparkleFarts from prosecution (which would be forestalled by a pardon).

Skull Head strikes again!

LOL

Only an audio of a leaked private call? No video?

If it weren’t for lies, the Dems would be silent. The Democrat Party is a sewer.

No, tom, If Dems win, the new PoTUS will issue thousands of pardons. If DJT wins, the Durham probe will keep dragging in ever-more perps.
In SparkleFarts’ Chicago, the “bodies buried” there must be in the thousands.
And, seeing as Barr etc. have been talking to foreign wheels (e.g. in Italy), there are likely far too many perps across the country, and maybe the world, for all of them to be appropriately processed before the election.

I say that the “bodies buried” in Chitown must be in the thousands, because aldermen and city departments likely have thousands of staff, “contributors”, etc., who’ve been on the take for decades, and esp. since Rahm got in.

Close The Fed | May 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Look, we all know this is projection on a grand scale.

Obama isn’t the brightest bulb but he’s not the dimmest either. Maybe the most lazy….

Regardless, Obama knows Trump is clean as a whistle, and Obama is perfectly happy to dive into the sewer to redo America, because he despises us. He has done nothing but break the rules. He doesn’t care about our traditions, he doesn’t care about our Christianity-based morals, he doesn’t care about Americans. He cares about power and killing capitalism. He was raised by white communists and muslims, and by golly, he’s like everyone else on the planet: they want to knock down the big dog, America.

Fast and Furious? UnAmerican.
Listening to a preacher that was a former muslim and preached “God**** America”? UnAmerican.
Being surrounded by those raised in foreign lands? UnAmerican. (Jarrett, et al.)
ObamaCare jammed through Congress the way it was? UnAmerican. A pure power grab.
His records totally unavailable, including a genuine birth certificate? UnAmerican. Every presidential candidate gets vetted. Not him.

I could, we could, go on and on.

No mystery here. The mystery has always been, who the hell WANTED to vote for a communist Kenyan for American president?

Idiots, idiots, self-destructive idiots. Probably dropped on their heads as children. And blacks, if any are reading here, you should be up in arms, that a Non-American black was elected, instead of a black who identified with the American black experience.

Seriously, this has been wrong on so many levels. And his post-office behavior has been more of the same: trashing customs and traditions. The man does not care one whit about what made us work. He wants to tear it all down.

I don’t give a damn what he says. He’s as transparent as glass if you care to simply open your eyes. And the same with his wife. Now SHE’S an idiot.

    Milhouse in reply to Close The Fed. | May 10, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    What’s wrong with a preacher being a former Moslem? I’d have no issues listening to such a preacher myself. It’s what he’s saying now that’s important, not what he used to be. So only the second half of your sentence is relevant.

    And the fact is I believe 0bama when he said he never paid attention to whatever the **** the guy was saying. 0bama is no more a Christian than he was a Moslem. He was raised to be an atheist, and the only god he’s ever believed in his himself. He joined that particular church because it was a good way to advance himself, he called the minister his mentor because of whatever they spoke about outside church, but during sermons he probably zoned out.

    Next. Jarrett was mostly raised in Chicago. Who else in his circles was raised in foreign lands? And why is that even relevant? Whatever you think of Henry Kissinger or Madeleine Albright, is the fact that they were raised abroad really relevant? For that matter, the current Secretary of Veterans Affairs was raised in Germany and the UK.

    0bamacare being jammed through Congress was Pelosi’s doing, not 0bama’s. One of the remarkable things about that whole strange process was how uninvolved 0bama was, as if he were only interested in taking the credit, not in doing the work of getting it passed.

    Which records of his has he made unavailable, that other presidents and presidential candidates have made available? I can’t think of any. He’s the first president ever to actually release his birth certificate, albeit after years of foot-dragging. And it’s a curious charge to make during the term of the first president in decades to refuse to release his tax returns.

    What vetting is done for other candidates but not for him? Unless you’re talking about press scrutiny, which yes, was curiously lacking because they all worshiped him; JFK probably got the same treatment, but all Dems get something like that, at least once the primaries are over. I mean, how much scrutiny did Taxajawea get? How much is Slow Joe getting? The lack of interest in 0bama was remarkable only in degree, not in kind.

      JAB in reply to Milhouse. | May 11, 2020 at 10:14 am

      Re Obama care–it passed only because the Republican Senator from Alaska had been defeated by a scumcrat thanks to what was later shown a fake DOJ prosecution just like in the Flynn case. And with Obama and his wingman Holder in office nothing was done about the crooked DOJ crew.

        Milhouse in reply to JAB. | May 11, 2020 at 11:18 am

        Two of them were held in civil contempt. And Holder, who found out what they’d done on taking office, was reportedly furious, and immediately notified the judge and moved for the conviction to be withdrawn.

    Sonnys Mom in reply to Close The Fed. | May 11, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    If Obama really were all he pretends to be, he would have joined the AME Church instead. IMO they are basically an NGO masquerading as a religious organization, but they do place a strong emphasis on self-empowerment. But he didn’t, and that alone is a dead giveaway.

      Milhouse in reply to Sonnys Mom. | May 12, 2020 at 2:53 am

      He joined Wright’s church because that is where everyone who was anyone went. It was where he could make the connections he wanted in order to advance his career. He had and has no interest in religion.

Obama spied, Biden obstructed, Clinton lied, and JournoLists spun yarns to cover-up. Then there is the segue from the end of the Iraq war to Obama’s greater Middle East social justice adventure from Tripoli to Kiev, from Cairo to Damascus, and catastrophic anthropogenic immigration reform (CAIR). That is the legacy of Water Closet. Go deep, Deep Plumber, and clear the muck. That and Obamacares that saved and progressed medical prices. The Progressive Church and diverse secular, Jewish, Christian, Muslims, etc. sects have a lot to answer for.

And the fact that there is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free.

Cf Clinton, William J.

Obama was probably reading his lines from a teleprompter. Not enough uh-uh-uh-uh.

I’m struck by the flurry of action by Team Obama.
They really must see a problem to go all ape-shirt over Flynn getting off.

    OwenKellogg-Engineer in reply to Neo. | May 10, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    That’s when you know they are getting close to being over the target….

Back to a scenario of a SparkleFarts pardon:
if folks at https://theConservativeTreehouse.com/2020/05/10/sunday-talks-sidney-powell-discusses-details-behind-doj-dropping-flynn-case/?replytocom=8189742#respond are right, DJT may be able to defend a pardon of SparkleFarts, by pinning the whole thing on Hillary, and her decades-long pull with the Deep State:
“She knows ropes better than SparkleFarts, so she managed to set him up, while also trying to set me up!”

At https://theConservativeTreehouse.com/2020/05/10/sunday-talks-sidney-powell-discusses-details-behind-doj-dropping-flynn-case/?replytocom=8189916#respond , reader Bill Durham elaborates on the idea of Durham spinning SparkleFarts as a patsy:

“I would be willing to pass on Obama officials, to nail the FBI and CIA plotters. Think of a *DC jury*!!!
Durham could *paint Obama as a victim*, and point the finger right at the CIA and FBI. Take TDS out of the equation. Guilty verdicts and plea deals.”

Again from Bill Durham, at https://theConservativeTreehouse.com/2020/05/10/sunday-talks-trey-Gowdy-discusses-doj-and-fbi-misconduct-in-flynn-case-it-doesnt-have-to-go-all-the-way-up-to-the-president/?replytocom=8190805#respond :

“Gowdy is giving good advice. Durham needs to focus on Comey McCabe Brennan. Take away their **Obama shield**. Nobody in DC is convicting Obama Rice Yates. Go after the old **white guys**.
A DC jury will convict Comey McCabe Brennan, if team Obama sends signals. This is the path. Get team Obama to throw Comey McCabe Brennan **under the bus**. Even Gowdy is trying to broker a deal.”

And, from reader Shyster, at
https://theConservativeTreehouse.com/2020/05/10/sunday-talks-trey-gowdy-discusses-doj-and-fbi-misconduct-in-flynn-case-it-doesnt-have-to-go-all-the-way-up-to-the-president/?replytocom=8190912#respond :
“… If it looks like there is a serious focus on Obama, and I mean serious, the demonrat powers that be **will sacrifice** Comey, McCabe, Brennan and Clapper, through anonymous document drops and leaks, all to **protect the Queen Bee Barry**. Go after the Obama, and the subordinates will be sacrificed.”

To me, getting the combo of Comey, McCabe, Brennan and Clapper are much more important than getting SparkleFarts, who is probably just *Pritzker’s tool* anyway.
The may well be any number of other ways to get to that Fatso.

Insofar as Barr has limited ammo and *time*, this is better spent aiming for the means, by which guys like SparkleFarts are tempted to exploit these D.S. agencies.
Then if DJT wins in Nov., clean house vs. the big $$ guys who’ve been milking the system for decades, e.g. Fatso, Zuckerpig, Soros, etc.

More thoughts:
1) Does anyone really think that Hillary would’ve been much different on this, had she been PoTUS in ’09?
2) Recall, DJT made noises years ago, about declassing the JFK files. If he does that in ensuing months, to show D.S. guys as up to their necks in the coverup, if not the original murder, much of black America will be all-but ecstatic, about the ruining of the D.S.
All the more so, if he can connect that murder/ coverup to that of MLK.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to aNanyMouse. | May 10, 2020 at 11:54 pm

    In my mind there is doubt the Deep State was involved with MLK and RK as well……

BierceAmbrose | May 10, 2020 at 10:52 pm

I’m so old, I remember when there would be endless push-back, n tinfoil hat projections to the mere notion that this Obama event was crafted, or even staged, to be leaked.

The long march apparatcheks are a bit behind times aren’t they?

Their machinacions and manipulations are common knowledge any more. The opposition (vs “resistance”) media is an established thing. Eveyr body know’s where to get “the other side” even if they think it’s nonsense. Makes it hard to deny that there is another side.

Meanwhile, in the wake of Gropy Joe’s staffer comming front, yet another visible D peels off, in public. Someone who was inside the club, finds out the cool kids really do go after folks outside, and it’s neither fair, nor fun.

The One has to try to control the story, because there’s too much yet to emerge, still. Sadly for him Ben Rhodes’ orchestrated echo chamber doesn’t work so well. The Prez is the story, and he’s not any more. If people weren’t on to the con, Not A Scholar there said it out loud.

Whether The Stupid Party can execute to use these unforced, and forced, errors, remains to be seen.

    BierceAmbrose in reply to BierceAmbrose. | May 10, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    What remains to come out?

    One analysis of why Flynn was a target causually mentioned that he’d know the operational details of trans-shipping Gadaffi’s weapons out of Lybia to arm Syrian Insurgents.

    Back in the day it was full-on tinfoil hat to say: “That consulate in Lybia and everything else that happened there was about clandestined CIA arms-running to Syrian insurgents.” These days it’s referred to like common knowledge. And Flynn would know where the travel vouchers and reciepts are.

      BierceAmbrose in reply to BierceAmbrose. | May 10, 2020 at 11:13 pm

      And Flynn would know where the expense reports are.

      Thoise people should be fired for stupidity, not sedition.

      It’s the 21st century. You don’t conduct your conspiracy on an electronic platform. You especially don’t conduct your conspiracy on somebody else’s electronic platform, especially you employers.

      For bogs’ sale. they work in law enforcement, n counterintelligence. They work finding the breadcrumbs to follow: calls, emails, payments, etc. Don’t leave your own breadcrumbs. For bogs’ sake, you don’t even write any of that down, ever. What, they weren’t posting updates to their Facebook status … or we just haven’t found them yet.

Bierce, my guesses are:
FBI files on Seth Rich;
D.S. espionage on Bernie;
D.S. espionage on pro-Israel leaders, as per Lee Smith.
(All Jews; funny that.)

The “leaked” audio shows just what a farce obama’s claimed oratory skills were. He can barely get three words out without having to stop and think of which words he wants to say next.

I think I remember back when Hillary conceded to BO that there was talk of BO putting Slick Willy’s team back together. The one exception was Sid Vicious. Somebody with a better memory could confirm this, but it wouldn’t surprise me if the Obama/Hillary endorsements didn’t come with the same strings. It would explain why they waited so long to make the obvious choice.

Its going to be fun watching this white boy waddel away like a beaten dog with his tail between his legs come November 4th with his ‘scandel free’ legacy in tatters. The only question for 2021 will be Gitmo or Levenworth?

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