Monday, November 20, 2017
Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

If the Left, including Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer, Were Committed to the Rule of Law…

May 5, 2017 --

…wouldn’t it demand that the FBI investigate and unmask those who feloniously unmasked Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn? Could it be that the left is not interested in the rule of law, but, rather, is simply intent on rigging the 2016 presidential election, after-the-fact, with the aim of regaining political power?

BTW -- according to Paul Sperry, in the New York Post, May 12, former FBI Director James Comey was fired because he was not investigating the “illegal leaks of classified information” by aides to President Obama, “leaks aimed at undermining the Trump administration.”

Kimberly A. Strassel discussed Comey’s apparent lack of interest in “Unmasking-gate” in her April 7, 2017 Wall Street Journal column. According to Ms. Strassel, “[S]ources tell me that Mr. Comey is willfully obstructing Congress’s own investigation into the leaks.” She added this ominous notion: “After all, it is possible Mr. Comey’s staff are among the leaders.” Ms. Strassel indicated that Congress has oversight responsibility for the intelligence agencies and pointed out: “Mr. Comey should not have the power to stymie an outside investigation into his own agency’s practices.”

Republicans in Congress would do well to consider Sperry’s interesting observation: “The 10-month-old Russia probe remain an investigation in search of a crime…. “L]eaking classifed information…is a crime in search of an investigation.

And concerning Mr. Comey, bear in mind the lead story in The New York Times, January 13, 2017 (when President Obama was still in office) reporting ”a broad investigation” the inspector general of the Justice Department “into how the F.B.I. director handled the case over Hillary Clinton’s emails, including his decision to discuss it at a news conference and to disclose 11 days before the election that he had new information that could lead him to reopen it.” The probe of Comey remains pending.

So fas as LPR knows, there has been no consideration from Times columnists or editorial writers that Comey has been pressured, by this probe, to participate in the undermining of the Trump presidency.

LPR asks the new FBI director to open an investigation into what Prof. Stephen F. Cohen, appearing on the John Batchelor radio show, calls “Intelgate,” –“shadowy [intelligence] operations designed to link Trump t0 Putin’s Kremlin” for the purpose of “thwart[ing] steps toward the necessary détente with Moscow….”

LPR makes this request notwithstanding the likely possibility that it will reveal that it is not V. Putin who seeks to undermine American democracy, but the old order -- resisting, as Machiavelli warned, the “innovator” intent on bringing a brighter, new day to the people, even to the point of “Making America Great Again.