- Feb 20, 2010
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OK good, there were a number of other issues in his statement, so that clarifies...
I think that there has been a plan all along by Trump to play these cards. He has known for years that he was spied on, he was known for years that there was a coup attempt, he has known for years how corrupt Obama was and what he did to our agencies.
What he has not had control over is assembling the evidence into a case that can be prosecuted. So he had to wait. Remember the decision to declassify? Trump made that call, but then gave the power to declassify at the proper time over to the AG. If the AG declassified too soon, the ability to depose witnesses properly could get destroyed. The fact that all of this is coming out now means that they are a long way towards having the case built and can safely reveal a lot of this to the public. I think a fair number of the coup plotters have flipped.
One of the early stages, I believe, was to start nailing down the leakers, people that committed crimes and who were connected to the coup/resistance but were not the planners. These people were set up with false information to leak to the media. When the stories came out they were able to narrow in on the leakers and start to work on them. Then they built from there.
The Mueller probe also had one effect that the coup plotters wanted- it froze the president to a degree. Once Mueller was over, things turned in the other direction- as you can see. If you want to complain that we were put through these years of trouble, you might want to look at the #resistance.
It's exactly what they wanted. The didn't get the end result, the elimination of Trump but they did a lot of damage in the process.
So that's a yes? Trump is specifically telling the DOJ when to investigate and prosecute people, and when not to? And that the timing of those investigations is based purely on political expediency?He decided to wait until Schiff released the documents, which Schiff never wanted to do. Trump could have gone through the courts to get Schiff to release them, or do what he did. Either way, that took time. First, time to give Schiff the ability to collect and document all the events in sworn testimony, and second, time to then get Schiff to release the information to the public. Schiff (and Nadler) is the one that really messed all of this up for the Blues. He collected the data and documents, and now they're public. Pelosi to her credit tried to stop all this from happening, but she couldn't and still hold her position as speaker.