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A prominent tea party leader is joining the chorus of Americans demanding that the Justice Department investigate those who used their government power to conspire against President Donald Trump.
When news broke March 22 that Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded there was no evidence President Trump colluded with Russia to win the White House, some in politics and the media flipped the script and suggested the “Deep State” officials who colluded to bring down his presidency deserve to be investigated for their misdeeds.
Among those voicing that opinion is Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots Action.
“It should not have happened to Trump. It should not happen to any president,” she tells OneNewsNow. “It undermines our election and I think the people who did this to President Trump need to be held accountable."
In an op-ed published at RealClearPolitics.com, Martin reminds readers that two years of leaks and lawsuits have unearthed a long list of officials at the CIA and Justice Department who conspired against Trump: James Comey, John Brennan, James Clapper, Loretta Lynch, Rod Rosenstein, Sally Yates, Andrew McCabe, and former FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.
“These are the people who, together, spun a fable about corruption and treason and international intrigue,” Martin writes, “that led to horrific damage – damage to individuals caught in the cross-hairs of the ‘investigation’ they launched, damage to their government, damage to their country.”
After the media mocked Trump for claiming he was a victim of a “Deep State” conspiracy, the public has now learned those individuals named by Martin are, in fact, the shadowy figures who were conspiring against Trump months before the 2016 election, then huddled together after Election Day to fight him both privately and publicly.
Brennan, for example, predicted just weeks ago on MSNBC that Mueller would be releasing criminal indictments alleging a “criminal conspiracy” that would include White House officials and Trump family members --- only to backtrack after Attorney General Bob Barr released his summary.
Brennan, who formerly led the CIA, blamed his prediction on “bad information” despite claiming insider knowledge of the Mueller investigation.
Writing at USA Today, former Bush administration official James S. Robbins suggests an investigation of the "collusion delusion" is needed.
One item to investigate, he contends, is the FISA warrant against Trump campaign aide Carter Page and whether it was based on the discredited "Russian dossier" that was a product of the Fusion GPS firm.
Republicans, in fact, allege Democrats used the dossier in a clever circular scheme to spy on the Trump campaign: leak to the media that the campaign was being investigated by the FBI for Russian collusion by using the very document they took to the FISA court to obtain a warrant --- but failing to tell the court the Fusion GPS dossier was tied to the Clinton campaign.
"Democrats calling for transparency should be careful what they wish for," Robbins warns. "We are looking at what might be an unprecedented level of government interference in the 2016 election that makes Watergate look like a third-rate burglary."
Martin herself is familiar with D.C.-led conspiracies, since her tea party group and many others were targeted by the Obama-led IRS in a naked attempt to stop their organizing efforts.
In a 2017 settlement with 41 groups, the IRS apologized for “heightened scrutiny and inordinate delays” after first claiming its innocence.
Martin tells OneNewsNow she is outraged that no one from the former administration has been prosecuted yet, pointing out that the Justice Department’s inspector general recommended charges against McCabe, the former No. 2 official at the FBI who allegedly lied to federal investigators about authorizing media leaks that damaged Trump.
“Why are were not seeing charges brought against him?” she asks. “It's as if there's one set of rules for the liberals, and the people who have been in power in Washington D.C. for years, and there is another set of rules for all the rest of us.”
Responding to the damaging IG investigation of McCabe last summer, Trump stated on Twitter that there was “No collusion” and it was “made up by this den of thieves and lowlifes.”
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