Russians? OK, let's get this straights. Russians, it looks like, after all, were colluding against Trump, since, as news has it:
The FBI was aware of a counterintelligence investigation into the man Christopher Steele relied on for his Trump-Russia dossier, but kept renewing the FISA warrant to spy on the president anyway, according to a damning new letter. The dossier compiled by British spy Christopher Steele, paid through the firm Fusion GPS by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, was used by the FBI to obtain a warrant to spy on Trump campaign aide Carter Page in October 2016, prior to the presidential election. The warrant was renewed after Donald Trump got elected president and finally expired sometime in late 2017.
That pretty much describes it. I hope Barr's memo is just the start of a process of dismantling of the Democratic Party as we know it, with reconstitution of it at some point of time (maybe) as a center-left, labor-oriented political party which may even be called something else altogether. What will be left should be removed to the political margins--never to be considered a nation-wide political force. Only after that one may start looking at what should be done with the party of Neo-liberalism and of Wall Street, you know, GOP. Maybe there are still some juices left in it for formation of genuinely conservative nationalist party rooted in humble foreign policy and economic nationalism.
- An incompetent and boastful president who has no previous government experience and who is rash and impulsive in his dealings with the media, foreign leaders and his critics?
- Or a political party that collaborates with senior-level officials in the Intel agencies, the FBI, the DOJ, the media, and former members of the White House to spy on the new administration with the intention of gathering damaging information that can be used to overthrow the elected government?
The answer is “2”, the greater threat to the country is a political party that engages in subversive activity aimed at toppling the government and seizing power. In fact, that’s the greatest danger that any country can face, an enemy from within. Foreign adversaries can be countered by diplomatic engagement and shoring up the nation’s military defenses, but traitors–who conduct their activities below the radar using a secret network of contacts and connections to inflict maximum damage on the government– are nearly unstoppable.