October 2, 2019
-The American Spectator
First, it is likely that President Donald Trump violated some cockamamie administrative rule when he recently spoke with the new Ukrainian president about the potential corrupt dealings of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, in Ukraine. Fine. Can’t Trump just pay a fine or something? Yes, he should’ve been more careful (and he needs to tell Rudy Giuliani to calm down, as the former mayor risks perjuring himself before not one, but three Congressional committees). What Trump did was the equivalent of going 15 mph over the speed limit in rural Georgia: it happens. Rarely does anyone notice. Ignorance is still not a viable legal defense. But, usually, the state is lenient, given that the violation is minor.
More importantly, though, can we not acknowledge, that — charges of “whataboutism” notwithstanding — what Trump did was nowhere near as bad as what his predecessor, the sainted Barack Obama, blatantly did to Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign?
What few appear capable of acknowledging is that former President Obama and his loyalists engaged in a government-wide conspiracy to besmirch, delegitimize, and ultimately destroy Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and, later, his presidency. Due to the outright fabrications of Obama’s intelligence officials regarding purported collusion between President Trump and Russian intelligence during the 2016 campaign, a variety of Trump campaign workers effectively had their lives ruined, and the president’s agenda was stunted — depriving the voters of the policies they voted in favor of.