Rush Limbaugh just dropped the hammer on Barack Obama and the media who covered up for him.
Look, Rush knows how serious this is - they abused our system and abused their power to target Trump with the full weight of the state.
It is a miracle he is still standing and as Rush points out, payback is coming. From Rushlimbaugh.com:
“The FBI, New York Times story today, there’s no question that it is trying to get ahead of the Horowitz report, which is looking into all of this. And the money quote from the piece: “It is unclear whether Mr. Horowitz will find fault with the FBI’s decision to have Ms. Turk, whose real name is not publicly known, meet with Mr. Papadopoulos.” … We’re now on offense, they’re on defense, and you can see them behaving in that way. Sending Clapper out today on CNN for no earthly reason. This New York Times story out of the blue, which is a CYA attempt if there ever was one.
RUSH: So she had a former Clinton spokesman by the name of Josh Schwerin, and he’s supposed to rebut this idea that the New York Times and all these people were admitting that the FBI spied. Her question… You’ll hear he pretty much proves my point, inadvertently. Question: “How much does this have to do with the upcoming release of the Horowitz report,” Josh, old buddy, old pal?
SCHWERIN: I think the idea that it would be wrong for the FBI to conduct legal surveillance when they have one of our allied nations, in this case Australia, come to them and say a Trump aide says Russia offered to help.
RUSH: Oh, my God.
SCHWERIN: They had to investigate that.
RUSH: My God!
SCHWERIN: To not investigate that would be a dereliction of their duty. So I hope that the FBI looked into all of these claims and took them seriously. In this case Russia was interfering with the election. Whether Papadopoulos ended up being an integral part of that or not, they did intervene in the election, they did commit crimes against our country, and I’m glad the FBI investigated it.
RUSH: So the Clinton spokesman is admitting that the Obama administration was spying and trying to justify it. Well, what happened to all these outright denials like from Comey: Best I can tell it’s made up. I don’t find it possible. I know it’s not true. Adam Schiff: There’s no evidence to support any allegation. Josh Schwerin: Damn right we were spying, we had every reason to spy. This bunch was colluding with Russia. I’m glad they spied.
Wow. This is a 180. But he told a gigantic whopper. And again, I don’t know if these people are just flat-out ignorant and have believed every step of the narrative that’s been assembled or if they are knowingly lying. His outright lies is, “Hey, look. One of our allied nations, in this case Australia, came to the FBI. They say a Trump aide says Russia has offered to help. They’ve got to investigate that.” That’s Alexander Downer and Papadopoulos. And how many times have you heard me say — you don’t even need me to say it, you know what happened.
Stefan Halper and Mifsud tell Papadopoulos the Russians have Hillary Clinton emails. They arrange for Papadopoulos to meet Downer in a bar in London. Papadopoulos happens to mention this ’cause he’s been coached by Halper to tell Downer. Halper says, “Now, remember, George, remember the Russians have Hillary’s emails.” So he tells Downer, and then Downer, who’s in on the scam, calls the FBI, ”Hey, there’s a Trump guy here, Papadopoulos says that Trump knows the Russians have –” and here’s this guy from the Clinton campaign repeating that flat-out.
This is all going to come out. This has been known for over a year.
Let’s see, time is short. I want to get to Glenn Greenwald, sound bites 8 and 9. This is last night on Tucker Carlson, Chatsworth Osborne Jr. on the Fox News Channel. He’s got Glenn Greenwald, a leftist. He founded the website The Intercept. Question: “Where is the part where we stop and assess what we have just seen for the past three years where we hold people accountable for it and learn something from it and move on?”
GREENWALD: The reason that you’re seeing so much intense rage towards Bill Barr is because they know what he is now going to do, which is what journalists should be doing and at least some of us are, which is asking the question, which is now for me the central question in American politics, how is it that our discourse has been drowned out for almost three years by a conspiracy theory, or really a set of conspiracy theories, as inflammatory and as dangerous as you can possibly get that turned out to be totally untrue? Who started this conspiracy theory? How are the vast, invasive powers of the FBI, NSA, and CIA used to spy and infiltrate a campaign and spy on American citizens in the name of a conspiracy?
RUSH: Let me tell you what rather bothers Greenwald. Greenwald is a journalist of old repute. He thinks journalists ought to be friends with nobody, and particularly powerful people in government. He thinks journalists need to be suspicious of the people in Washington who have power, and they ought to be doing everything to uncover every bit of corruption these powerful people are engaged in.
What he knows is that the Washington press corps became complicit in this conspiracy to unseat Trump, and he’s outraged by it. He thinks journalism has been dealt a tremendous blow to its reputation as an industry. I’ve heard him say this. He doesn’t understand how the entirety of the Washington press corps could end up as accomplices to the people who spread these lies for three years, this conspiracy that Trump colluded. We know it isn’t true.
And he cannot believe, he cannot believe there wasn’t a single journalist in all of Washington who was not interested in blowing this up instead of becoming friends and buddies and accomplices of the people who ran it. Here’s how he concluded his remarks.
GREENWALD: As a leftist, somebody who is steeped in the history of the Church commission, the abuses of the FBI under Hoover, these are the most serious things that can happen. You want to talk about threats to democracy? How about spying on and listening in on the calls of American citizens by convincing a FISA court that they’re Russian agents when then you unleash a prosecutor for 22 months who concludes that they aren’t Russian agents, that there’s no evidence to suggest that that was the case. That’s the real scandal. And that’s where the investigation is now going to turn. And that’s why there’s panicking about Bill Barr, because they know that he is going to unflinchingly pursue that.
RUSH: He’s not gonna just pursue it. He’s gonna find it. He’s gonna find out who did this, he’s gonna found out how all these media people ended up being complicit in it, they’re gonna get to the bottom of it, who started it, why they started it, when it started, and it’s gonna go very, very high in the Obama administration, folks. It’s gonna go all the way up to Brennan, CIA, it’s gonna involve the Brits and MI5 and MI6, you wait. And they all know it.
They never dreamed any of this would happen. Trump is supposed to be lone gone by now. Trump is supposed to be so humiliated and embarrassed he’s gonna resign long ago, and none of this has worked out the way they intended. They knew they were lying about this from the get-go and they ran the risk, and now it’s about to blow up in their faces. But Greenwald is right. How in the world do people who are supposed to uncover this kind of corruption end up enabling it and becoming complicit in it?”