We live in interesting times, indeed. Some historians have compared the accidental Roman Emperor Claudius, who reigned over 2000 years ago, with Donald Trump. He was an old man for Roman times and replaced the young, charismatic lunatic in Caligula who was assassinated in office after going mad with power.
Claudius was an outsider who was brought into power by the Roman Praetorian Guard who wanted to see political change from the corrupt Augustinian lineage. The Roman establishment had written off the stammering, limping “monster of a man” in Claudius, which is what may have saved his life in the ruthless power struggles of the Roman aristocracy. Claudius played the role of buffoon as a shrewd politician to distract and disarm his critics.
Seneca, Claudius’ future successor Nero, and the other members of the “chattering class” of his day wrote scathing satires of Claudius, but he returned their mockery by showing no mercy upon those who plotted his overthrow. It is rumored that Claudius may have been poisoned by his fourth wife Agripina, rather than a political foe.
Like Trump, Claudius was a builder who began great infrastructure projects and added Britain to the empire. He is considered today by historians to be one of Rome’s more able and successful emperors. Just like Claudius, Trump the outsider has powerful enemies within the establishment insider circles of the Wall Street/Big Media/Warfare State axis that is plotting his downfall. The one man who appears to have set his sights on making that happen is former FBI director and mentor of the now defrocked James Comey, Robert Mueller.
Political commentator Sean Hannity convincingly argues that a “soft coup” is currently under way by the “Deep State” and is a clear and present danger to our Republic. He has risked his career to give a strong five point defense of the duly elected President in the following Fox News transcript:
“#1. The Destroy Trump Media has been lying to you now, provable lies, for 11 months, non-stop ie “Trump/Russia collusion” with no evidence what so ever.
#2. You have what I’ve been calling the “Deep State” selectively leaking information to damage the President and anyone associated with him.
#3. Special Counsel investigation mission creep I’ve been telling you about. Well, it’s turned into an out of control political witch hunt, it needs to be stopped.
#4. All of this manufactured turmoil is putting Trump’s agenda in jeopardy which ends up directly effecting you, the American people.
#5. This effort to override the will of the American people and change the results is now creating a national security crisis.”
Many legal experts believe President Trump is in a death struggle with the “Deep State” lead by Mueller and Comey who seem bent on a fishing expedition to find something bad about the President to facilitate impeachment. Attorney Scott Johnson notes that the scope of Mueller’s investigation as delegated by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is unlimited which violates applicable law that a criminal investigation needs to be warranted in the first place.
Assistant United States Attorney Andrew McCarthy said, “The way this is supposed to work is: the Justice Department first identifies a likely crime, and then assigns a prosecutor to investigate it. Here, by contrast, there are no parameters imposed on the special counsel’s jurisdiction.
“Mueller’s probe is the functional equivalent of a general warrant: a boundless writ to search for incriminating evidence. It is the very evil the Fourth Amendment was adopted to forbid: a scorch-the-earth investigation in the absence of probable cause that a crime has been committed.”
In addition, the “murderers row” of attorneys that Mueller has recruited are primarily hardcore Democrats and thus given to extreme prejudice and hostility towards the president. This is more evidence of Mueller’s ill intent and bias in pursuing this whole matter.
Comey and Mueller have a history of grandiose interference in federal cases. Together, they opposed Bush’s surveillance program and bungled their biggest investigation during the “Mailed Anthrax Scare,” which was used as war propaganda to demonize Iraq.
“They botched the investigation of the 2001 anthrax letter attacks that took five lives and infected 17 other people, shut down the U.S. Capitol and Washington’s mail system, solidified the Bush administration’s antipathy for Iraq, and eventually, when the facts finally came out, made the FBI look feckless, incompetent, and easily manipulated by outside political pressure.” Real Clear Politics investigative journalist Carl Cannon wrote in an op/ed.
This, too, was an enormously complex case, but key facts are incredibly damning toward Comey and Miller. Despite the Jihadi slogans accompanying the mailed anthrax, it had nothing to do with Saddam Hussein or any foreign element. The FBI ignored a 2002 tip from a scientific colleague of the actual anthrax killer who turned out to be Bruce Edwards Ivins, a Fort Detrick scientist.
Based on their past investigative failures and the long storied Mueller-Comey bromance, it is incumbent upon Mueller’s integrity to recuse himself from this investigation and allow an impartial non-partisan individual to wrap this up for the good of the Republic. Based on any reasonable interpretation of current law, Mueller’s appointment is a clear violation of rule 45.2 Disqualification arising from personal or political relationship, which reads as follows:
“(a) . . . no employee shall participate in a criminal investigation or prosecution if he has a personal or political relationship with:
(1) Any person or organization substantially involved in the conduct that is the subject of the investigation or prosecution; or
(2) Any person or organization which he knows has a specific and substantial interest that would be directly affected by the outcome of the investigation or prosecution.”
Furthermore, Comey has confessed that he committed a federal crime in leaking privileged information about the President in order to orchestrate a special counsel investigation after being lawfully fired. Despite Comey’s own admission that he could find no evidence of any Trump/Russia collusion, he still wanted a special prosecutor to target Trump.
Comey also admitted his strong bias against the President when he said that it made him sick to think that he may have helped Trump become president by investigating Hillary Clinton’s email scandal. Comey’s deceptive attempt to unleash the police powers of the state against the President has worked thus far, but it may backfire as American citizens are understanding that the real collusion is between Big Media and the Deep State to protect their “Tammany Hall.”
The vast left wing conspiracy to take down the President is no longer a secret, as they have been openly radicalizing their supporters in the same manner terrorists train their zealots. The Deep State-Big Media coup is now out in the open and has turned violent due in part to non-stop calls for Trump’s assassination via graphic images of beheadings, stabbings, and now Johnny Depp’s direct call to arms to assassinate the President. This toxic leftist culture of hate and paranoia even motivated a violence-prone Bernie Sanders activist to mow down defenseless Republican legislators during a baseball practice.
We are seeing confrontations in the streets between pro and anti-Trump groups that are becoming increasingly violent. In another horrifying instance, a Trump supporter was stabbed numerous times after a demonstration in Los Angeles. Groups are forming to protect and defend the President–including The American Praetorian Guard–which seeks to be a gateway for Trump supporters to actively counter fake news and organize Trump supporters so that they can counter this unlawful coup.
Judicial Watch has also filed a lawsuit against the CIA, the Department of Justice, and the Treasury Department for records on those making illegal leaks stating the following, “There is a deep state, shadow government, in place, a government staffed by recent appointees or hires of Obama. There are lots of Democrats in the bureaucracy, and lots of Republicans, who think they know better than President Trump and are willing to thwart the rule of law.
“It’s not just Republican vs. Democrat or Conservative vs. Liberal. It’s the Washington Establishment vs. the people!
They will go to virtually any lengths to maintain the status quo and the public corruption that erodes our Constitution… This is all part of a political smear job by the Washington establishment who are rightly terrified of President Trump and the “swamp draining” that he has promised. They are actively organizing against him and subverting the rule of law!”
Trump ran on a policy of detente with Russia, but Obama holdover Tom Malinowski of the State Department openly boasted about his role in blocking a rapprochement with Russia. Federal employees sabotaged one of Trump’s signature policies that garnered a great deal of popular support with Americans, and there are no consequences? These are not the signs of a health country, and indicators that civil unrest may be on the way.
Pat Buchanan, veteran presidential advisor, advises President Trump to fight back in an article hinting at a coming Civil War. He said, “To prevail, Trump will have to campaign across this country and wage guerrilla war in this capital, using the legal and political weapons at his disposal to ferret out the enemies within his own government… Time to burn down the Bastille.”