Bait, switch and snitch; Obama's failed entrapment of Trump Jr.
There's an old saying: "the deeper you dig in a sewer, the more shit you come up with". So it has been a really interesting unravelling of the deep hatred of Clinton/Obama for Trump--no secret at all. Resist! Resist what? If the current Democrats couldn't engage in dirty politics, they couldn't engage in politics at all; although it may reasonably be argued, that Dems haven't engaged in politics for decades, if by engagement one means presenting political aspirations loftier than "have you seen the other guy"
Without burying the reader with dozens of citations, as in my last 3 essays, nor with pictures (alligators are good with pictures but don't read so well), I will present a tale of intrigue and skullduggery matching anything Nicolo Machiavelli could have dreamed about.
Setting the Wayback machine to mid 2016, we arrive at a time when Seth Rich sends Wikileaks lots of DNC dirt (approx. May, maybe earlier also). At the same time, the Ice Queen is getting pounded by an unkempt, unknown Senator from a state most people couldn't identify on a map. Trickles of doubt seep into the reptilian mind of Medusa and Her mentor, the half-black, all bad Hawaiian empty suit (inflated only by the hot air of promises never intended to be kept). More ammunition was seen to be necessary to ensure Her majesty's ascendency to the throne (you know, the one she couldn't drag out of the WH when Bubba's terms ended).
Hence is born the big lie in late June, actually pre-Dem convention, about Russia. Soon after, as it was apparent that an orange-headed rogue beat the rest of the Klowns in the RNC Klown Kar, the myth was amended to the more specific Trump-Russia meme. And so, like Wrong Way Corrigan (look it up) the Dims took this oblate piece of crap and ran with it--they ran so hard that the constituents of the piece started to fall off onto them, staining their $1000 shoes (redolent, too).
But in the scheme of things, this ploy was not deemed sufficient, although useful, to defeat the Nemesis. Hence, meme was reinforced with some good old spying (euphemistically known as opposition
Besides peeping in windows, which is hard to do on the top storeys of the Trump Tower, there exists electronic eavesdropping, inartfully called "wire-tapping" by the technologically-challenged denizen of Trump Tower's namesake. So yes, electronic eavesdropping, sans wires, was utilized by the Empty Suit (BHO) to gain knowledge of the opponent, hopefully something very damaging. But wait! Why just wait for something damaging? Why not help the story along?
By this time, July, 2016, the press is in a Russian feeding frenzy. Let's throw the Lame Stream Media some Russian meat. Here comes the grand plan to which the essay title refers.
Natalia Veselnitskaya (NV), a Russian attorney, having no connection to the Russian Government. That didn't matter; she is Russian, so good enough. There is some controversy as to whether her involvement was voluntary, in the sense of agreeing with the plot or simply being deceived like Trump Jr. was.
Since pols love opposition research, a British cutout named Goldstone, who may have had no actual knowledge of the covert purposes of the plot, arranged NV to meet with Trump Jr. at Trump Tower. The pretense, contrived by Podesta, Obama, Lynch and the Mad Bomber was that NV had valuable derogatory information about HRC collected by Russia, which she would give to Trump Jr. NV doesn't speak English. Trump Jr. doesn't speak Russian. Translation was needed; this leads to a juicy subplot, to be described below.
Essential information: the Magnitsky act. The critical part as concerns the bait is:
In June 2012, the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs reported to the House a bill called the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 (H.R. 4405). The main intention of the law was to punish Russian officials who were thought to be responsible for the death of Sergei Magnitsky by prohibiting their entrance to the United States and their use of its banking system....
In response to the adoption of the Magnitsky Act, the Russian government denied Americans adoption of Russian children, issued a list of US officials prohibited from entering Russia, and posthumously convicted Magnitsky as guilty. In addition, the Russian government reportedly lobbied against the legislation acting through a public relations company led by Kenneth Duberstein.
Ban on U.S. adoption of Russian children
On December 19, 2012, the State Duma voted 400 to 4 to ban the international adoption of Russian children into the United States. The bill was unofficially named after Dmitri Yakovlev (Chase Harrison), a Russian toddler who died in 2008 of heat stroke after neglect from his adoptive American father
Many Russians, Americans, and even Vladimir Putin were against the Act. One of the issues Putin disliked in the bill besides other sanctions included, like the majority of American objectors, were prohibition of adoption of Russian children by Americans.
This is where NV may come in. Most likely she was an innocent dupe of the chief US plotters, although some speculation exists that she was in on the scam. No matter. Her real passion was to promote restatement of American adoption of Russian children.
Some background on NV is in order: she had applied for a visa but was denied. But through the interdiction of Lyin' Loretta, with the aid of BHO, NV was given an exemption allowing her to visit the US. The covert justification is immediately apparent.
Donald Jr. most likely couldn't care less about this. He came to the meeting to see what dirt NV had for him on HRC's evil deeds (as if there wasn't enough home-grown Medusa collusion, fraud, treason, etc.)
The meeting actually lasted about 4 and a half minutes. As soon as Trump Jr. found there was no dirt to be collected and this was only about adoption, he left the meeting. He neither promised anything nor encouraged her to return with the real stuff. End of story. Right? Not exactly.
So Trump Jr. got nothing and neither did the Klinton Cabal. But now we look at the means by which this information of hoped for Trump-Russia collusion was to be obtained--the Snitch. Obama already had electronic surveillance in place in the Trump Tower but he couldn't legally record it without a FISA warrant. Enter Lying Loretta Lynch, former attorney general and cover-up specialist. She attempted to obtain a FISA warrant to monitor the Trump Jr. conversation. Amazingly, this failed! FISA judges reject only about 1% of government requests for warrants. So being inventive DemonRATs, they changed the request to monitor Paul Manafort, at that time Trump's campaign manager, due to his already known association with Russian companies. Lynch / FISA scam. This time the FISA warrant was accepted. The real target here was primarily Trump Jr., whose meeting took place in Trump Tower where Manafort also worked.
Trump Jr.'s identity was unmasked by LLL, illegally for purely political purposes, to see what damning evidence she and fellow conspirators could find. Alas, none to be found. But she or her minions unmasked Trump Jr. when allegedly the target of the FISA warrant was Manafort.
More nefarious plotting to aid the entrapment involved the translator for the meeting, provided for by the Meridian Corporation. [This video by Tracy Beanz, an up-and-comer in YouTube land is 18:58 long but contains lots of details, which you may find interesting]. Meridian Corporation had close working relationship with Clinton's DOS, doing various things as well as providing some translators for official functions. It was one of Meridian's translators who was present at the Trump Jr. - NV meeting.
There a few side-branches of this story, upon which I will briefly comment.
First: the scorecard:
The middle row we may forget at this time, though some interesting but minor facets emerge about them.
Top row: Comey and McCabe are corrupt FBI people--Comey out; McCabe won't probably be around long after Wray takes over. Chris (rhymes with Piss) Steele, ex-MI6 operative, who designed the infamous "Trump dossier". Steele then turned over the dossier to Fusion GPS, whom apparently commissioned this. Glenn Simpson, one of the Fusion principals, declined an invitation to testify before Congress about Fusion GPS's role in the dossier and other unsavory HRC-related deeds.
This whole scenario of "Trump Jr. colludes with Russia" scam has unravelled faster than a ball of yarn given to a bored kitty. But the MSM is still pushing it, even though by now they should have had an "oops" moment, realizing the illegal scheme is now visible even on some main stream sites.
As I am not an attorney, my compilation of felonies involved here is undoubtedly incomplete. Felonious obtaining of a FISA Warrant, violation of section 702 of the FISA surveillance authorization (unmasking), perjury, attempted entrapment, involvement of a foreign national in American Internal affairs.
Democrats: too dumb to change
too stupid to know they're dumb.