Shane Morris

GS Morris

The potential presidential election of outsider Donald John Trump posed a clear and present danger to career bureaucrats, both Democrat and Republican within the collective "Deep State." One didn't have to dig very far to see just how comical the entire Russian "collusion" narrative was. A recent autopsy of the failed 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential run titled Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign (Allen and Parnes), recounted how within 24 hours of the final results, Team Clinton had decided the Russian "hack" excuse was going to be put forth as the reason for her shocking defeat. The only thing "shocking" in that fake news story was how hook, line and sinker Republicans who should have known better took seriously such fabrications (ie., the recusal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions).

When the book Silent Coup was published in the early 1990s, many dismissed out of hand the possibility career government employees had conspired against President Richard Nixon. However, when former FBI Director James Comey provided sworn, public congressional testimony he had leaked government property (that's what your writings are as a government employee; the government's property) to an associate outside the government with the intention of that individual leaking the information to a newspaper reporter in order to spur the appointment of an independent counsel to investigate the president; Comey was freely admitting to conspiring against a duly elected President of the United States.

We were all witness at the end of May to the pitiful press conference conclusion of the Mueller "investigation." Anyone with more than five minutes in law enforcement (or a basic grasp of 7th grade civics) knows criminal investigations conclude in either being "Founded" (and here's the charge(s) proffered); or "Unfounded" (period). There's no such thing in either the US Constitution or United States Criminal Code as "No Evidence For Exoneration." Under English common law, one is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt only by a court of law (period). No reputable investigator would have affixed his signature to a report consisting of nothing more than innuendo.

And what of Mueller's fig leaf that Justice Department rules precluded him from even considering forwarding a recommendation of an obstruction of justice charge against a sitting president? Again, seventh grade scholars know such decisions are made by prosecutors, not investigators. Investigators report facts; they don't engage in speculation on the possible actions or inactions of prosecutors. Mueller's sad excuses were also contradicted by the historical fact Independent Counsel Ken Starr's Report was somehow able to cite evidence for 11 specific recommendations for charges against perjurer and suborner of perjury President Bill Clinton.

Finally, the real news here is this time around, the coup failed. Stay tuned, as details continue to emerge surrounding the Deep State and yes, Obama Administration's attempts to subvert the will of the American people. And you thought Watergate was a big deal?

Shane Morris is a retired soldier and teacher.

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