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This Is The Most Important Result Of Donald Trump's Election
Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2019 | William Marshall

Posted on 08/19/2019 4:32:41 AM PDT by Kaslin

All Americans should take some comfort from the revelations of the scheme by top officials across the Obama administration to subvert the 2016 election. It has a very important silver lining. Donald Trump’s improbable election turned a klieg light on the termite-infested foundation of our Republic. Some of those vermin are mighty big.

The exposure of the Clinton Campaign/Fusion GPS/John Brennan/James Comey/DOJ/FBI/State Department cabal to undermine the will of the American people in the 2016 election exposed the vast corruption at the highest levels of our kleptocratic establishmentarian government. 

In fact, I think a conservative case could be made that the most important result of Donald Trump's 2016 election had nothing to do with Trump at all. It had nothing to do with Mr. Trump’s very important pro-growth tax and regulatory policies, which have supercharged our economy, or with his strengthening our military and setting our international adversaries back on their heels with his projection of American strength. It had nothing to do with him unleashing our military to crush the Islamic State in a matter of months, a blight on the Middle East that the Obama administration had fostered and allowed to fester by pulling American troops from Iraq. It didn’t even involve the phenomenal, and phenomenally large, set of fine conservative jurists that President Trump has placed on the federal bench.

No, the greatest result of the 2016 election was the exposure of corruption so vast and so profound within and across the highest levels of our government that the American people (or those who are thinking anyway) had their breath taken away.

Imagine where our country would be had Hillary Clinton won the 2016 election. Although the exposure of her secret unsecure email server began before the election, you can bet your bottom dollar that all investigations into it would have been shut down immediately on November 9, 2016. 

There would have been no Justice Department Inspector General’s report into the FBI whitewash investigation of Hillary’s illegal private email server. DOJ IG Michael Horowitz would have remained a relatively obscure government figure looking into abuses of G-cars by federal agents, or maybe sick leave abuse by DOJ employees. All Hillary and her cronies' trafficking of highly classified government information and wheeling and dealing on behalf of the corrupt Clinton Foundation would have been brushed under the proverbial rug. In fact, her Foundation would probably be flourishing right now, with dump truck loads of dollars from foreign officials lining up to buy favors from Uncle Sam.

And that whole phony, Russia-Trump “collusion” counterintelligence investigation launched against Donald Trump and his campaign? At best, it would have continued along quietly and then, just as quietly, fizzled out, having done its job of casting an ominous cloud over the Republican candidate, and having ensured Mr. Trump’s loss. Perhaps the FBI would have issued a quiet press release, probably around June 2017, saying that it found no basis for charging Mr. Trump or any of his campaign officials with colluding, conspiring, whatever, with Russians. Or perhaps, being a counterintelligence investigation, which traditionally have never been given any publicity by the Justice Department, it would have just died a completely silent death.

I marvel every day at how it was that America dodged this Clintonian bullet. The reckoning that Attorney General Barr and his top prosecutor, John Durham, are undertaking to examine this whole saga could not be more timely for the health and continuing viability of America as a functioning Republic, nor more profound. By all rights, it should usher in enormous changes in our government. Those changes should include the restructuring of the FBI, the FISA court system, and the Justice Department, to ensure those institutions are never again weaponized for political purposes.

Similarly, it becomes increasingly evident that the State Department, the National Security Agency and the CIA were, to one degree or another, compromised as well. Consideration must be given to putting systems in place to ensure that they too are never again put into the service of one political party against another.

Given the enormous technological powers that the federal government possesses today to spy on Americans – virtually each of whom now carries a device that can be used to track and listen in on them – the timeliness of this whole Barr/Durham exercise could not be more significant. The ability to gather vast quantities of information on all of us and put it to nefarious purposes, particularly if there is an alliance between giant tech companies like Google and Facebook with one political party or the other, poses a direct threat to our freedoms and democratic institutions.

We are already seeing such tech industry-political party collaboration. Consider “Google’s remarkably close relationship with the Obama White House,” in the words of none other than the leftist publication The Intercept, which reported 427 separate visits by Google staffers to the Obama White House between January 2009 and October 2015. Now what on earth could all those visits have been about?

Let’s put aside for the moment the information collection capabilities of these companies, like Google, and how that could be used to advantage a political party.  Consider their ability to influence voters by, in the case of Google, altering its search algorithms to help certain candidates, or in the case of Facebook, by sending out targeted “Go Vote!” messages only to Democratic voters.

Self-described Hillary supporter and non-conservative, psychologist Robert Epstein, former editor-in-chief of Psychology Today, has written extensively and testified before Congress about the dangers of tech companies favoring one candidate over another. (His testimony to Ted Cruz is a must-see.) And he knows whereof he speaks. He conducted an academic study on this issue, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences about the impact of search engine manipulation on voting. Notwithstanding his liberal leanings, Dr. Epstein believes that almost all of Hillary’s popular vote margin over Donald Trump in 2016 could be attributed to Google influencing undecided voters through search engine manipulation, with that manipulation accounting for 2.6 million of Hillary’s votes. 

As Dr. Epstein told PJ Media: “This is not a problem for conservatives. This is a problem for humanity. Who gave a handful of executives in Silicon Valley the right to decide what billions of people around the world can see and cannot see? Who gave them that power?" Dr. Epstein’s research in this area is now the subject of a documentary, “The Creepy Line.” Dr. Epstein emphasized the ability of the tech companies to influence voters is almost invisible to the public. The numerous tools available to tech companies to influence our election may have shifted more than ten million votes to Hillary in 2016, Dr. Epstein asserts.

The corruption that has been exposed, both by those within the government willing to weaponize it for political purposes, and by their alliances with tech companies willing to manipulate us, is a direct threat to our form of government. The exterminators better be on the way, or 2016 may have been our last (at least partially) fair presidential election.

William F. Marshall has been an intelligence analyst and investigator in the government, private, and non-profit sectors for more than 30 years. He is a senior investigator for Judicial Watch, Inc. (The views expressed are the author’s alone, and not necessarily those of Judicial Watch.)


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: 2016election; clintonfoundation; cultureofcorruption; deepstate; donaldtrump; trumprussia
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1 posted on 08/19/2019 4:32:41 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Prez Trump’s election surely shined light, on what otherwise would have remained dark if HRC was elected.


2 posted on 08/19/2019 4:38:38 AM PDT by duckman ( Not tired of winning!)
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To: Kaslin
I’m convinced Trump won because there are tens of millions of people like me ... who voted for him because he was a political outsider whose election would piss off our professional political class to no end. Michael Moore had it right when he predicted this exact turn of events.

I consider Democrats to be lower than whale sh!t. Career politicians among REPUBLICANS are only one tiny degree better — mainly because they tend to be such hapless losers that do a lot less harm.

3 posted on 08/19/2019 4:41:16 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave." -- Frederick Douglass)
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I think the author is being a bit premature. He’s right about the depth of stench in the Deep State, but I think most Americans still don’t know the extent of it. It has not gotten the media attention it should, and probably won’t until and less those who were formerly in power are held accountable.

I’m hopeful it will happen, but not holding my breath.


4 posted on 08/19/2019 4:42:46 AM PDT by be-baw
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To: Kaslin
everyone has seen the corruption,
for a long long long time.

the President demonstrated --at risk to himself--
that the extent is incredible and the deeds unspeakable.


5 posted on 08/19/2019 4:44:35 AM PDT by Diogenesis ( WWG1WGA)
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To: duckman

The greatest result of the 2016 election was the exposure of corruption so vast and so profound within and across the highest levels of our government that the American people (or those who are thinking anyway) had their breath taken away.


6 posted on 08/19/2019 4:51:26 AM PDT by MarvinStinson
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To: be-baw
"The exposure of the Clinton Campaign/Fusion GPS/John Brennan/James Comey/DOJ/FBI/State Department cabal to undermine the will of the American people in the 2016 election exposed the vast corruption at the highest levels of our kleptocratic establishmentarian government."

It's been exposed and proven to the satisfaction (and horror) of people like us.

But it's still largely suppressed in the 'big' media and all the smaller outlets that may not be directly under their control, but influenced by it.

I live in the Detroit area -- not exactly small town America. There are two supposedly-major newspapers, one with a (somewhat) conservative tilt, and one with a mainstream liberal leaning. They both breathlessly report every utterance negative to President Trump, but virtually nothing about the nuts-and-bolts of the attempted takedown of his presidency, other than, perhaps, "We got him this time, for sure!"

Journalism is mostly dead.

7 posted on 08/19/2019 4:54:59 AM PDT by DJ Frisat ( (optional, printed after my name on post))
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But it’s still largely suppressed in the ‘big’ media and all the smaller outlets that may not be directly under their control, but influenced by it.

That would change if our “justice” department actually did their job and started arresting people for attempting to overthrow our President.

And, yeah, I mean “lock her up.”

Let’s see the media ignore THAT.


8 posted on 08/19/2019 5:00:35 AM PDT by Pravious
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To: Alberta's Child

“...piss off our professional political class to no end...”

One of the main reasons I voted for Donald Trump


9 posted on 08/19/2019 5:01:17 AM PDT by ops33 (SMSgt, USAF, Retired)
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To: DJ Frisat

“Journalism is mostly dead.”

It is on the broadcast networks and at least two of the 3 cable news networks.

I’m familiar with both of the Detroit newspapers. My sense is the Detroit News is not as “conservative” as it used to be...maybe they have an occasional expression of a conservative opinion on their editorial page, I’m not sure. The only part of it I read regularly are their Detroit Tigers articles (bad news almost every day).

If I’m not mistaken both the News and the Free Press are currently Gannett properties. If that’s right, their “news” coverage will be necessarily liberal.


10 posted on 08/19/2019 5:06:35 AM PDT by be-baw
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To: Pravious
"And, yeah, I mean “lock her up.”

Let’s see the media ignore THAT."

They wouldn't ignore it, but I shudder to think of the spin, which would be an all-out attack on Trump & the DOJ, decrying the use of '3rd world dictator' tactics in imprisoning 'political opponents'.

Never mind the laws the b***h repeatedly violated...

11 posted on 08/19/2019 5:19:58 AM PDT by DJ Frisat ( (optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: be-baw
"I’m familiar with both of the Detroit newspapers. My sense is the Detroit News is not as “conservative” as it used to be...maybe they have an occasional expression of a conservative opinion on their editorial page, I’m not sure."

That's pretty much the way I see it, too. I look at the online version of the News occasionally, mostly during football season, to see how many games into the season they start saying 'Wait 'til next year!'

12 posted on 08/19/2019 5:25:23 AM PDT by DJ Frisat ( (optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: Kaslin

Thanks for your concise post. How do we clean up this mess? Our country doesn’t have “a vote of no confidence” and the ability to throw out the congress & call for a new election. Would martial law clean out the swamp? Am I being too reactionary?

BTY I resent being called a bigot.


13 posted on 08/19/2019 5:26:27 AM PDT by BarbM ( Everything the left touches it ruins. DP)
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To: DJ Frisat

At a certain point (and we might be past that) it doesn’t matter anymore.

They ALREADY attack him any way they can, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

I suspect we’re close to the point where the only people watching - and believing the mainstream media are leftists who just need their daily dose of Trump hatred.

Similarly, Rush and Hannity are also only speaking to audiences who already agree with them.


14 posted on 08/19/2019 5:27:25 AM PDT by Pravious
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To: Kaslin
And that whole phony, Russia-Trump “collusion” counterintelligence investigation launched against Donald Trump and his campaign? At best, it would have continued along quietly and then, just as quietly, fizzled out...

This discounts how vindictive Hillary is. More likely the Hoax would have been cranked up and Trump would be sitting in prison for Treason, tax fraud and who knows what else.

If he loses 2020 I expect the Dems will do everything in their power to bankrupt and/or imprison him.

15 posted on 08/19/2019 5:28:14 AM PDT by weston (As far as I'm concerned, it's Christ or nothing)
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To: DJ Frisat
I live in the Detroit area -- not exactly small town America. There are two supposedly-major newspapers, one with a (somewhat) conservative tilt, and one with a mainstream liberal leaning. They both breathlessly report every utterance negative to President Trump, but virtually nothing about the nuts-and-bolts of the attempted takedown of his presidency, other than, perhaps, "We got him this time, for sure!"

The Joint Operating Agreement (JOA), between the two newspapers began in 1989. It quickly became the 'Joint Opinion Agreement' with the Detroit News adopting the same low class/low IQ style of writing that the leftist Detroit Free Press was famous for.

Haven't bought either of them for at least 20 years. I don't think they're published 7 days a week anymore.
16 posted on 08/19/2019 5:34:11 AM PDT by akalinin
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To: Kaslin
All Americans should take some comfort from the revelations of the scheme by top officials across the Obama administration to subvert the 2016 election. It has a very important silver lining. Donald Trump’s improbable election turned a klieg light on the termite-infested foundation of our Republic.

Yes, but unless some of them start going to prison they are going to try again, and next time will be even more audacious.

I do not expect anyone will. I believe Art of the Deal is going on behind the scenes. Trump is cutting deals to get support for parts of his agenda in exchange for letting them off the hook. Big mistake IMHO.


17 posted on 08/19/2019 5:51:12 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer.)
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To: BarbM

Just MHO but at this point Martial Law is going to be about the only way to deal with the traitors. The DOJ is unable to bring itself to actually do anything. Frankly, with so many senior officers in the military being 0bama appointees it is doubtful even that would work which is a shame in a way because that is the only way to preserve the country once known as The United States of America. I’m fairly certain there will be a great country arise here once the smoke has cleared as well but there is some rough sledding ahead.


18 posted on 08/19/2019 5:54:15 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Kaslin

https://archive.org/details/folgers_hillary_trump

“The best part of waking up is knowing Hillary lost to trump” (Folgers jungle) audio file


19 posted on 08/19/2019 6:17:03 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE (You cannot solidify control and power over people who are able to defend themselves.)
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To: Kaslin

The DNC Media nexus/State - CNN, and CIA - NYT nexus needs to DOXXED on the front page listing all the paid writers and TV”consulants/contractors.


20 posted on 08/19/2019 6:17:25 AM PDT by Jumper
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