Democrats love to mention America’s “partners”.
These are our “partners” who have hosed us in trade deals for decades. Our “partners” also collude to get America to pay for the nonsense of climate change.
America foots the bill for the world’s security, as our “partners” reneged on their payments to NATO. America foots the bulk of the payments to the United Nations, as well as the World Bank.
With partners like that, who needs enemies.
Which brings me to the people who tried to take down Donald Trump pre and post-presidency.
According to Zero Hedge,
The UK’s Secret Intelligence Service, otherwise known as MI6, has been scrambling to prevent President Trump from publishing classified materials linked to the Russian election meddling investigation, according to The Telegraph, stating that any disclosure would “undermine intelligence gathering if he releases pages of an FBI application to wiretap one of his former campaign advisers.”
And they have every reason to fear release.
Because these documents likely prove that Obama and Clinton formed a cabal. And their plot involved governments in their plot against private citizen Trump, as well as President-elect Trump.
The Telegraph has talked to more than a dozen UK and US officials, including in American intelligence, who have revealed details about the row.
British spy chiefs have “genuine concern” about sources being exposed if classified parts of the wiretap request were made public, according to figures familiar with discussions.
“It boils down to the exposure of people”, said one US intelligence official, adding: “We don’t want to reveal sources and methods.” US intelligence shares the concerns of the UK.
Another said Britain feared setting a dangerous “precedent” which could make people less likely to share information, knowing that it could one day become public. –The Telegraph
A precedent? The precedent of a rogue MI-6 agent working with corrupt political officials in the United States. Their goal: to bring down a political candidate and install a puppet dictator?
The Telegraph adds that the UK’s dispute with the Trump administration is so politically sensitive that staff within the British Embassy in D.C. haver been barred from discussing it with journalists. Theresa May has also “been kept at arms-length and is understood to have not raised the issue directly with the US president.”
Apparently, President Trump decided against this a while back, as the Zero Hedge article indicates.
In September, we reported that the British government “expressed grave concerns” over the material in question after President Trump issued an order to the DOJ to release a wide swath of materials, “immediately” and “without redaction.”
Trump walked that order back days later after the UK begged him not to release them.
Mr Trump wants to declassify 21 pages from one of the applications. He announced the move in September, then backtracked, then this month said he was “very seriously” considering it again. Both Britain and Australia are understood to be opposing the move.
Memos detailing alleged ties between Mr Trump and Russia compiled by Christopher Steele, a former MI6 officer, were cited in the application, which could explain some of the British concern. –The Telegraph
But now Trump finds it necessary to play hard ball. So let’s see where things go from here.
I suggest that the government needs a purge. If there ever was a better time to “fess up”, I can’t think of it.
The American public has lost faith in government, and rightfully so. As NPR reported in Jan of this year:
Trust in the institutions that have been the pillars of U.S. politics and capitalism is crumbling.
That is one finding from the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, which shows that Americans have limited confidence in its public schools, courts, organized labor and banks — and even less confidence in big business, the presidency, the political parties and the media.
The only institution that Americans have overwhelming faith in is the military — 87 percent say they have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the military. That is a striking change from the 1970s during and after the Vietnam War.
President Trump provides hope of a far less corrupt government. Refreshingly, he campaigned on draining the swamp. So far, he delivers on that promise.
As for MI-6, Trump provided their reprieve in Sept. But will he continue to oblige?
Apparently MI-6 wishes to avoid the risk. Let’s hope the world sees the light of day soon. It might surprise many Americans to learn that Russia wasn’t our enemy in the election. Britain was.