Will Barack Obama become the first President to be impeached after he has left office?
At The American Conservative, Philip Giraldi plugs away at the notion that "Russiagate" may become "Obamagate". Mr. Giraldi has been doing yeoman work trying to show that the Obama administration was guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors in attempting to stop Donald Trump from winning the election. Giraldi isn't likely to convince many, but he's convinced a reader who goes by the handle "MoreFreedom" and who added a lengthy comment to Giraldi's latest article. As a public service, I reprint MoreFreedom's analysis here verbatim to illustrate the frightening effects of Clinton/Obama Derangement Syndrome:
Hillary Clinton would [have been] a great Russian asset, whose scalp may have been acquired via hacking of her emails (including ones from Obama suspiciously using an alias suggesting Obama didn’t want the contents of those emails associated with him – and recall he lied about learning of Hillary’s server in news reports long after he sent her emails), or via over $145 million in Russian donations to her Clinton Foundation (where 90% of its spending ends up in the hands of Clinton operatives). Clinton of course, had her servers wiped clean of any logs that would show who hacked them, and which also could have proven her servers weren’t hacked.
Clinton, being naive about computers, probably thought since she only emailed a select few, that no one outside that circle of politically friendly people, would learn of her server that was setup in 2008. Even the State Dept. told a court it had none of her emails (even though she emailed several people working in the State Dept. using their State Dept. email addresses, and even though she told them to not use email addresses outside the government). Trying to keep her server secret, she didn’t hire security experts to protect it from hacking, just a guy who knew how to setup an email server. Computer experts know that her email metadata could be intercepted from her wireless devices, as did the Russians, to discover her server which they could attempt to hack, and likely succeeded in doing.
This possibility makes Obama’s and Clinton’s actions all look like a cover up of their being blackmailed by Putin. Do you remember Obama telling Medvedev he’d have more flexibility towards Russia after the election in 2012? That’s at least how long they’ve been working to cover it up: by mishandling their investigation of her server, by creating this Russian narrative (just after she lost – Russia was our friend until then which Clinton allowed to obtain 20% of the US’s uranium reserves).
What better distraction from the blackmail of Obama/Clinton, than to claim Trump is subject to Russian blackmail and is cahoots with them?
As Ann Coulter observed, if you want to know what the Democrats are secretly doing, look at their accusations about Republicans.
In all fairness to MoreFreedom, his/her thought processes are no more bewildering than those of, say, Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, and that guy gets his own column at The Week. In fact, I don't see why MoreFreedom shouldn't get a regular seat on Fox News' "The Five," perhaps filling in whenever Eric Bolling needs a day off for a soul transplant or Greg Gutfeld has to go in to get his snark level checked.