By J. D. Heyes
POTUS Donald Trump and his administration have been under siege since before he was even inaugurated in January 2017, as elements of the Justice Department, FBI, intelligence community, and willing propagandists in the â€œmainstreamâ€ media have worked in concert to undermine his White House with the objective of deposing him.
This â€œsoft coupâ€ attempt is unprecedented in our history. Had it been successful, it would have turned our country in to the worldâ€™s biggest banana republic, where presidents serve not at the pleasure of the American people but instead at the behest of the Deep State ruling class.
The most visible â€˜weaponâ€™ deployed against the Trump presidency was the â€œRussian collusionâ€ investigation by special counselÂ Robert Mueller. Initiated by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in May of 2017, the investigation ensnared scores of Trump allies, former employees, and campaign staffers and advisers.
But in the end, not a single person including â€” importantly â€” POTUS himself was ever charged with â€œcriminal collusionâ€ or any other treasonous cooperation with a foreign power to â€œstealâ€ the 2016 election fromÂ Hillary Clinton, the most criminally investigated presidential contender ever.
On Friday, Mueller finally filed his final report with the Justice Department. Attorney General William Barr, in a four-page summary to Congress on Sunday, quoted Muellerâ€™s findings of â€œno collusionâ€ and no evidence to charge the president with obstruction of justice (for doing what heâ€™s permitted to do under the Constitution â€” fire federal employees, in this case, James Comey).
Now the presidentâ€™s allies in Congress are preparing a counterattack against individuals known to have been involved in the coup attempt and who, suspiciously, were never probed by Mueller and hisÂ Clinton donor investigator/prosecutors.
AsÂ The National SentinelÂ reported last week, former House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), now the panelâ€™s ranking member, toldÂ One America NewsÂ that members of his panel were preparing criminal referrals of individuals tied to the coup attempt who Mueller strangely â€œskipped over.â€
â€œWeâ€™re still continuing to get to the bottom of what was happening to the Department of Justice and the FBI, trying to make sure that everyone there is held accountableâ€¦either through the courts or otherwiseâ€¦.Â Weâ€™ll be making criminal referralsÂ on a whole host of topics, most importantly probably lying and misleading Congress,â€ he told the network.
He added that Mueller has â€œskipped a whole bunch of people whoâ€™ve lied or mislead Congress, so weâ€™ll be making those referrals to the Department of Justice.â€
In a follow-up interview withÂ Fox Newsâ€™ Sean Hannity, Nunes added:
We are preparing a criminal referral that we will present to the attorney general at the appropriate timeâ€¦for many crimes.Â The obvious ones that you would know about would beÂ lying to Congress. But we will also be looking atÂ FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] abuseÂ and all the other matters that we have been looking into. It will probably be one large referralâ€¦.
On Friday, hours, after Mueller filed his report with Barr, Nick Short with Security Studies Group,Â tweeted a quote from Nunes, â€œThis is the unraveling of the biggest political scandal in American historyâ€¦remember, this dates back to late 2015, early 2016 & this began as nothing more/nothing less than a Clinton/Obama operation with a bunch of dirty cops at the FBI & career DOJ officials.â€
On Saturday, Nunes noted: â€œThe Russia investigation was based on false pretenses, false intel, and false media reports. House Intel found a yr ago there was no evidence of collusion, and Democrats who falsely claim to have such evidence have needlessly provoked a terrible, more than two-year-long crisis.â€
The Russia investigation was based on false pretenses, false intel, and false media reports. House Intel found a yr ago there was no evidence of collusion, and Democrats who falsely claim to have such evidence have needlessly provoked a terrible, more than two-year-long crisis.
— Devin Nunes (@DevinNunes) March 24, 2019
Investigative reporter Paul Sperry, citing Nunes, added, â€œRep. Devin Nunes says House Intel has evidence Clinton operatives & hi-level FBI & DOJ officials started Trump-Russia investigation in â€œlate 2015/early 2016â€ &that House GOP will be making criminal referrals to AG Barr for officials who â€œperpetuated this hoaxâ€ for 3+ yrs.â€
BREAKING:Rep. Devin Nunes says House Intel has evidence Clinton operatives & hi-level FBI & DOJ officials started Trump-Russia investigation in "late 2015/early 2016" &that House GOP will be making criminal referrals to AG Barr for officials who "perpetuated this hoax" for 3+ yrs
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) March 24, 2019
The coup has failed. Now itâ€™s time for the conspirators to pay for their treason.
A version of this story first appeared at NewsTarget.