The declassification directive to AG Bill Barr creates a dynamic ensuring Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer will align with the former intelligence officials and further attack the offices of the President and Attorney General; they have few options.
Those who participated in the creation of Russia-Gate or Spy-Gate have few options except to manufacture a narrative shield and accuse the President of unethical, immoral and criminal conduct. See: Pelosi’ recent “cover-up” charge.
By advancing an even stronger attacking against the president, the ‘small group’ position any investigation into their wrong-doing as political retaliation. A House impeachment investigation, in some manner or form, is more likely than ever.
The legal risk for participants in ‘Russia-Gate’/’Spy-Gate’ seems very real. The best defense against that risk is political. Speaker Pelosi and Senator Schumer know how to lead the defense by saying any evidence discovered by AG Barr is merely weaponized retaliation from the Trump DOJ. The media are already supporting that cause.
Speaker Pelosi needs to protect John Brennan, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Sally Yates and the participating small group writ large, if she is to retain her gavel and power. Minority leader Chuck Schumer knows the play; and the media are already fully circling the wagons as part of their three-year ongoing participation.
I can read the polls--this is a sure fire losing hand. Washington DC and Big Media circling the wagons against Flyover Country? Spooks spying on Americans and ganging up on the President? I don't see any possible way for the Dems to win this one.
One thing I don't get. Sundance writes:
By advancing an even stronger attacking against the president, the ‘small group’ position any investigation into their wrong-doing as political retaliation.
Exactly how can the Dems launch a "stronger" attack against Trump than they already have? Is there somehow a stronger attack beyond Trump being "literally" Hitler? I mean, what have they not tried so far?
As Conrad Black recently wrote, the Dems have tried just about everything short of suicide up to this point. Will they try that? Then again, would you bet against crazy?