Ted Cruz: Obama-Era Abuses Far Worse than Nixon’s Watergate
The Democrat House of Representatives is still looking for reasons to launch Impeachment 2.0 on President Trump. House Democrats told the Supreme Court just last month that there are “ongoing presidential impeachment investigations” going on. The Republican Senate, on the other hand, wants to get at the root causes of one of the most shameful abuses of power and political weaponizing of the FBI since J. Edgar Hoover used FBI agents as peeping Toms on his political enemies.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham promised to take a close look at the origins of the fraudulent Russian probe, which we now know was based on a fake FISA warrant request. At Graham’s hearing last week the first witness was former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Under the withering questions of Senator Ted Cruz, the best Rosenstein could come up with was that he trusted the FBI and signed off on the papers to start a fraudulent FISA investigation.
Appearing on Fox’s Hannity, Senator Cruz skewered Rosenstein with the following:
- Rosenstein “said he didn’t read the FISA application. He said he had kind of read it quickly but not every word. And he just took the FBI’s word for it.”
- As it turned out, FBI agent Peter Strzok fraudulently altered supporting documentation. “(Rosenstein) didn’t ask any questions. The fact that the Steele dossier had been completely repudiated by then, he didn’t ask any questions.”
- Then there were those FBI lovebirds Strzok and Page who “were wildly partisan and knew that, he didn’t ask questions about that.”
- Finally, given the fact that the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign paid for the ridiculous Steele dossier, “he didn’t ask those questions at all.”
In the end, Rosenstein acknowledged that he would never have signed a surveillance-warrant renewal application on Carter Page if he had known about all the “significant errors” in the application.
Senator Cruz summarized his impressions of Rosenstein’s miserable performance that contributed to the shameful farce:
‘You (Mr. Rosenstein) came into a profoundly politicized world, yet all of this was allowed to go forward under your leadership. That unfortunately leads to only two possible conclusions: either that you were complicit in the wrongdoing, which I don’t believe was the case, or that your performance of your duties was grossly negligent.”
Rosenstein’s political overseers, Obama, Biden, and Comey, on the other hand, were the opposite of negligent. Said Senator Cruz:
“This was from day one a politicized partisan targeting of the President, of his campaign, of his team, of General Flynn, of Carter Page. It was wrong. It was abusive. Take everything Richard Nixon did in office that was wrong [and] abusing power, and by any measure, what Barack Obama and Joe Biden did was much, much worse.”
During the hearings, the mainstream media only paid attention to the leading, bleeding news of demonstrations and riots in American cities when a cluelessly brutal police officer caused the death of an unarmed black man, George Floyd.
Superimposed on all that was the continuing coronavirus threat. Weren’t we all urged to stay at home? Our Democrat elite leaders appear to have attention deficit disorder. They openly supported public demonstrations that are the antithesis of social distancing. What’s wrong with this picture?
Normal people stay home when ill-informed demonstrators just parade, taunt, and generally act like ill-informed idiots. There is no pandemic of innocent, unarmed African Americans being slaughtered by the police. The facts don’t support that fiction.
Next November voters who believe in the rule of law, jobs, and prosperity, can consign Barack Obama and his ventriloquist dummy Joe Biden to the irrelevant asterisk of political history where they truly belong.