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Klavan: Is The New York Times Part Of The Deep State Conspiracy?

By  Jacob Airey
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The New York Times recently disclosed their “bombshell” report that the FBI had opened an inquiry into whether President Trump is secretly an agent of Russia, working on behalf of the Russian government. But, in reporting this story, did the Times reveal themselves to be part of a different scandal — a scandal involving the deep state, and not President Trump? Andrew Klavan took a hard look at this question on Monday’s edition of “The Andrew Klavan Show.”

“These are sources from the FBI, and from the Democrats, feeding stuff to The New York Times … Why?” he asked. “Why are they doing it? So that The New York Times can spin it to sound like it wasn’t what it was, a deep state coup, essentially.”

“So, the FBI decided that Trump’s behavior in firing James Comey needed to be looked into,” he continued. “First of all, there are two kinds of investigations the FBI does. They do counter-intelligence investigations which are not necessarily criminal, and you don’t need proof of a crime. But criminal investigations have to have a reason to suspect a crime has been committed. They did not start a criminal investigation, they keep throwing this out there that they are looking into whether he obstructed justice.”

Klavan pointed out that Trump’s firing of former FBI Director Comey was not obstruction of the Russia investigation, as he served at the pleasure of the president. For there to be proof of obstruction, Trump would have to threaten or intimidate witnesses.

He noted that The New York Times acknowledged that “no evidence has emerged publicly that Mr. Trump was secretly in contact with or took direction from Russian Government officials.”

“Guess what paragraph that is in the news story? It is the ninth paragraph,” Klavan stressed. “‘No evidence has emerged,’ and that’s part of the story too. Why are they leaking it now? Because the Mueller investigation is probably winding down, he’s probably going to issue a report. It sounds like it’s going to say that there is not Russian collusion, which isn’t even a crime to begin with.”

Video and transcript below:

These are sources from the FBI, and from the Democrats, feeding stuff to The New York Times – why? Why are they doing it? So that The New York Times can spin it to sound like it wasn’t what it was, a deep state coup, essentially.

NYT: “FBI opened inquiry into whether Trump was secretly working on behalf of Russia…In the days after President Trump fired James Comey as FBI director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the President’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests, according to former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation.”

So, first of all, let’s think about this for a minute. He fired this guy who has now been shown to be dishonest, an incompetent, a leaker of material through a friend of his at Columbia in order to get a special counsel appointed, which worked. He bobbled the Hillary Clinton investigation, both by covering he leaked material through a friend of his for her, by excusing her when he had no business excusing her. He was just supposed to make a recommendation to the quietly sinister Attorney General at the time and instead he goes on TV and then the Hillary Clinton people hated him because then he came back and said “we’re reopening this investigation”, and she thinks that’s one of the many millions of excuses she has for having lost the election.

So, the FBI decided that Trump’s behavior in firing James Comey needed to be looked into. First of all, there are two kinds of investigations the FBI does. They do counter-intelligence investigations which are not necessarily criminal, and you don’t need proof of a crime. But criminal investigations have to have a reason to suspect a crime has been committed. They did not start a criminal investigation, they keep throwing this out there that they are looking into whether he obstructed justice. Here’s the definition of obstruction of justice:

Obstruction of Justice is an act that corruptly or by threats of force or by any threatening letter or communication influences, obstructs or impedes – or endeavors to influence, obstruct or impede the due administration of justice.

In other words, you can’t just obstruct justice by doing something legal, you have to be committing a crime in the obstruction of justice. So for instance, if I take the fifth amendment, if they’re asking me questions about a crime they think I committed and I plead the fifth because I don’t want to incriminate myself, you can’t then accuse me of obstructing justice by pleading the fifth because I’m not doing anything illegal. I have to threaten people, I have to do something, use force, do something corrupt, that’s what it says in the statute. Trump fired a guy who served at his pleasure, James Comey served at his pleasure. He had not only the absolute right to fire him, there was nothing to stand in his way, he could have fired him because he didn’t like his tie. “You know, you’re wearing a blue tie in a red tie administration…You’re out of here Comey!” Nothing they could do about it. So there was no criminal investigation, it has to be Illegal. Now, listen to this:

NYT: “No evidence has emerged publicly that Mr. Trump was secretly In contact with or took direction from Russian Government officials.”

Guess what paragraph that is in the news story…it is the ninth paragraph, “No evidence has emerged,” and that’s part of the story too, why are they leaking it now? Because the Mueller investigation is probably winding down, he’s probably going to issue a report. It sounds like it’s going to say that there is not Russian collusion, which isn’t even a crime to begin with.

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