THE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY

Today’s paragraphs come to us from Michael Barone, writing for the New York Post.

In his latest commentary, Mr. Barone compares the current “Spygate” scandal to the 1972 “Watergate” scandal which toppled Richard Nixon from the presidency.

His entire article is well worth reading.  But its last three paragraphs are particularly salient:

There are two obvious differences between Watergate and the Obama administration’s infiltration. The Watergate burglars were arrested in flagrante delicto, and their wiretaps never functioned. And neither the FBI nor the CIA fully cooperated with the postelection cover-up.

That’s quite a contrast with the Obama law enforcement and intelligence appointees’ promotion of Christopher Steele’s Clinton campaign-financed dodgy dossier and feeding the mainstream media’s insatiable hunger for Russia collusion stories.

Has an outgoing administration ever worked to delegitimize and dislodge its successor like this? We hear many complaints, some justified, about Donald Trump’s departure from standard political norms. But the greater and more dangerous departure from norms may be that of the Obama officials seeking to overturn the results of the 2016 election.

I don’t agree with everything in this piece.  But in accusing Barack Obama’s “deep state” implants of working to overturn the 2016 election, Michael Barone hits the nail on the head….which is why he wins today’s Paragraphs Of The Day honors.

If anyone can find the Attorney General of the United States – whose name I’m forgetting from lack of use…….oh, now I remember: it’s Jeff Sessions – maybe he can get involved in doing something about this.  But, based on a year and a half of his invisibility, I doubt it.

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