RUSH: Well, well, well. Getting really, really interesting out there, folks. Not that it hasn’t been. But man, oh, man, there’s some hot brewing stuff going on out there that, frankly, I’m surprised — ha-ha — is not bigger news than it is. That’s why I’m here. That’s why I am America’s Real Anchorman to tell you what the big news really is, the big news the Drive-By Media, the Democrats in the media are ignoring.
Now in the news all of a sudden, Barack Hussein O. And Barack Hussein O is in the news for what? (interruption) He’s trashing Trump on corona. He’s blaming Trump for coronavirus. He’s blaming him for the virus. He’s blaming him for the he reaction to the virus. He’s blaming him for the chaotic set of circumstances in the lockdown.
Why is Barack Hussein O doing this? Because it has been revealed that Barack Obama collaborated with the FBI to invent the Russia collusion scandal. We knew this. I mean, grab sound bite number 1. This is February 14th, Valentine’s Day 2017. Listen to this.
RUSH ARCHIVE: To show you just how lame the media is and how little they’ve got, they’re already asking what did Trump know and when did he know it, and that’s not the question. The question is, what did Barack Obama know and when did he know it and what has he engineered here? This all happened with Flynn back in December. Trump had not even been inaugurated yet. And it’s still mysterious to me what really happened. Even if, even if Flynn, as the incoming national security director, had called the Russian ambassador to talk, so what? That’s not hard to imagine. That’s not a big deal. It really isn’t a big deal.
RUSH: Not at all. The national security adviser, incoming, during the transition would have been calling his counterparts in countries all over the world. It was not unusual. Anyway, my point here is that none of this Trump-Russia collusion stuff could have happened without Obama knowing about it. These people that perpetrated it — the FBI and the DOJ, the Comeys, the McCabes, the Clappers, the Brennans, none of them could have done it without Obama knowing about it, at bare minimum knowing about it, and at worse directing it.
And it turns out he was directing it. It’s that famous Oval Office meeting on January 5th of 2017. I spent many minutes talking about that on Friday. After the program ended on Friday, I saw a post at The Federalist by Mollie Hemingway. And she focused on that. And of course the Trump Tower meeting the next day, which the Oval Office meeting on January 5th was to set up. In other words, Obama led a meeting on January 5th, 2017, to plan how to sabotage Trump with the Russia collusion narrative and get it out there the next day in a Comey and Brennan meeting with Trump at Trump Tower.
So it is not a stretch. In fact, it’s factual to say that Obama collaborated to invent the Russian collusion narrative. That’s why Obama is taking all of his time and trying to focus on Trump and his supposedly horrible, chaotic response to the coronavirus. Obama knows he’s got buddies. He knows he’s got sycophants. He knows he’s got butt kissers in the Drive-By Media. But he still needs to give them somewhere to go. So harping on Trump and Trump’s supposed incompetence is Obama’s way of deflecting.
To show you how discombobulated Obama is, grab audio sound bite number 2. The Obama alumni had a conference call last Friday. Now, the Obama alumni is 3,000 former Obama administration sycophants. Butt kissers. People that worked with Obama in his regime. And this is how Obama is characterizing the supposed travesty of the Department of Justice dropping the case, dropping the case against Flynn.
OBAMA: The news over the last 24 hours, I think, has been somewhat downplayed about the Justice Department dropping, uhh, charges against Michael Flynn and the fact there is no precedent that anybody can find for, uhh, someone who’s been charged with perjury, uhh, just gettin’ off scot-free. Uhh, that’s the kind of stuff where you, you begin to, uhh, get worried that basic, not just institutional norms, but, uhh, our basic understanding of rule of law, uhh, is, is, uhh is, uhh, is, uhh, is at risk.
RUSH: This is the guy said to be smarter than everybody. That’s the guy said to be smarter than anybody in the room. He speaks and nobody can compete. That sounded pretty disjointed. But worse than that, here’s Obama saying there’s no precedent that anybody can find for, uh, someone who’s been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free. Well, what’s the problem? Flynn was not charged with perjury. He did not face a single charge of perjury. Yeah, he supposedly lied to the FBI at a process crime, but he did not plead guilty to perjury.
“Oh, come on, Rush.” It’s like Obama saying the 57 states. This guy was given a pass. He is assumed to be brilliant. He has intellectual-speak down pat. In fact, my good friend Dr. Thomas Sowell has a great characterization of Obama’s political genius. Writes Dr. Sowell: “Barack Obama’s political genius is his ability to say things that will sound good to people who have not followed the issues in any detail — regardless of how obviously fraudulent what he says may be to those who have,” paid attention. In other words, Obama’s political genius is fooling a bunch of idiots.
But he doesn’t fool smart people — and there’s another thing that I want to toss on the flame here, because I knew this was gonna happen. I didn’t predict it. I stayed silent. I stood mute. But I knew this was gonna happen, and I was hoping it would, and I couldn’t wait ’til it did. The Democrat Party and the media all think that the Obamas are universally loved and adored.
That they are the most respected and the most popular people in or out of politics in the country today. They think that whenever Obama comes along and endorses your candidacy, that you are a slam-dunk winner — and in the vast majority of Obama endorsements, it’s actually the exact opposite, and you have to go no further than Hillary Clinton to prove it.
RUSH: So I checked the email during the top-of-the-hour break, and there’s a couple from people asking, “What do you mean Obama collaborated with the FBI on the collusion story?” Now, most people would get frustrated as all get-out, because we’ve spent years explaining how that happened, and an intense period of time toward the end of last week.
But as long as there is confusion and as long as there are people to persuade, then I will take the time and go through it again — albeit briefly. Look, this is all predicated on the fact that Obama’s now out… Well, it’s not predicated on this, but it’s a great indication that Obama’s now ripping into Trump for his coronavirus response and creating a bunch of chaos and all this.
It’s a deflection because of what we have learned with the release of documents in the Flynn case, and we… (sigh) There are some of us that have known this from the get-go. Other people knew it but were waiting for proof beyond something that I would say, or maybe even other people in the so-called conservative media.
Now we’ve got it. We’ve got evidence, factual evidence of transcripts of testimony of what happened in the January 7th White House Oval Office meeting with Obama and Clapper and Comey and all that. Now, before I get into this, there’s something I have to share with you.
All day Friday when we were talking about this, the earth-shattering day where we learned that people like Clapper and Brennan and Sally Yates, whoever. It doesn’t matter who was brought up to testify before Adam Schiff’s basement committee, they were all saying they had never seen a shred of evidence that Trump or anybody in his campaign had colluded with the Russians to affect the outcome of the 2016 election.
Not a single person, under oath, said they saw evidence. In fact, every damned one of them said they had never seen evidence — and yet, those people were on CNN every night and every day and MSNBC every night and every day and being quoted in the New York Times and Washington Post every day that there was collusion.
That Trump was a Russian spy, that Putin knew “how to run an asset” (i.e., Trump), and I was livid. Remember I told you that I really don’t have the emotional range to tell you how angry this made me, nor do I have the vocabulary? Actually, I do. It was just the way I chose to tell you how damned frustrated this makes me because they got away with this.
They won the House. They didn’t get rid of Trump, but they won the House in the 2018 midterms. They thwarted and derailed much of the Trump agenda. They had statistically half of the people in this country believing that Trump was a Russian agent and therefore a traitor. And yet these people knew that none of this was true and they’re on television lying about it.
The thing that was gnawing at me all day Friday — and it wasn’t until somebody pointed out that Tucker Carlson observed this on his show (Thursday night, Friday night, I don’t remember which), that there were Republicans hearing this testimony.
There were all kinds of Republicans — I could give you the names — on that committee and various committees who have known for two years that Clapper and Brennan and Comey have been lying through their teeth, and they never said a word about it. Now, I asked people about this, “Well, Rush, they can’t. It’s against the law to leak the contents of sworn testimony in an Intelligence Committee hearing.”
You think the Democrats wouldn’t have found a way to get the news out? For crying out loud, this is… It was the one thing gnawing at me all day Friday — and remember, we had a sound bite from The Turtle where he’s acting like he just learned this (impression), “And we’re gonna get to the bottom of this story, and the — the truth always has a way of getting out.”
I’m listening to this in incredulity. I’m incredulous. Then you watch these people, all these Republicans go on TV Friday night to express their outrage what they just learned. They were sitting right there. They heard Clapper! They heard Brennan! They heard the lying testimony! They heard them say for two years, “We don’t have a shred of evidence.”
And not a one of them… Well, I can’t say that because there were Republicans during these two years who were going on television vigorously defending Trump. But there were others who were privy to the testimony who were not. There were Republicans who were suggesting in the midst of this that Trump go ahead and talk to Mueller!
“If you didn’t do anything, you got nothin’ to hide.” In the midst of watching Flynn be railroaded, there were Republicans urging Trump to go talk to Mueller. You know, and it just reinforced for me the reality that it isn’t just a bunch of Democrats that hate Trump and don’t want him anywhere near Washington because he’s an outsider.
There are still plenty of Republicans. Devin Nunes. Do you remember this? Paul Ryan shelved Devin Nunes for nine months on an ethics complaint. The Democrats got mad that Nunes was overstepping his bounds trying to get to the bottom of this.
And Paul Ryan — he was speaker — to show good faith with Democrats, sidelined Nunes on an ethics complaint for nine months in the middle of all this. So it’s the one thing that was gnawing at me the whole time I’m explaining this and talking about it, and I couldn’t put my finger on what it was that was bothering me ’til Tucker Carlson referenced it the other night.
I said, “Yep! Bingo!” I mean, imagine. Pick your favorite Republican who you know is on the committee, and they’re listening to Clapper, and they’re listening to Comey, and they’re listening to Brennan. These people are all testifying that they’ve never seen a shred of evidence that Trump colluded with Russia.
Sally Yates, Susan Rice, Samantha Power, Ben Rhodes, they’re all in there — they’re all testifying, all the Obama people — that they’ve never seen a shred of evidence for it. The Republicans on the committee are hearing this day in and day out. Then they go home like the rest of us, they turn on TV, and watch these people lying through their teeth!
And they don’t even make an attempt to subtly correct the record or to subtly… You know, maybe you can’t leak testimony of people under oath in an Intelligence Committee hearing. I understand that. But you wouldn’t have to. “I don’t think these people are telling the truth. I think these people… I don’t think there was any collusion.”
How hard could it have been? I just continue to be frustrated. This went on and is still going on. This is what people are having a hard time understanding. It is still going on. This effort to rid Washington, D.C., of Donald Trump is still going on. It’s now taking place under the umbrella of the coronavirus circumstance with the lockdown and the shutdown and all that.
So if that’s the case — and we know it is. If there were Republicans who knew full well (chuckling) for two years that these people were telling the truth under oath — that there was no collusion, no evidence of it, they’d never seen it — then when it’s time for the pedal to hit the metal, when the rubber hits the road, when it’s time for these people who perpetrated this to pay the kind of price, will the Republicans be there trying to drop the hammer?
When Durham presents his investigation?
There are people who literally ought to be in jail!
There are people who literally need to be indicted. There are people who need to have everything taken away from them like Flynn and Manafort have had taken away from them, the people that ran this operation. There are American citizens including Robert Mueller, Andrew McCabe, James Comey, Peter Strzok Smirk, Lisa Page, Bill Priestap, I go through the list of people, who all participated in the willful destruction of lives of their fellow American citizens.
Now Roger Stone is out saying that the same thing that they did to Flynn happened to him, that they came along and they threatened and promised to ruin him unless he flipped on Trump. And K.T. McFarland, who was a national security adviser in the Trump administration, is saying the same thing, that the Mueller team came along and threatened her with the same kind of personal ruin unless she flipped.
And, by the way, there was nothing to flip on. Stone and K.T. McFarland were being asked to lie. They were being asked to recite. That’s a judicial term for reciting what the prosecutors want you to say. In other words, they build your testimony and you say it in exchange for immunity, say. And both Roger Stone and K.T. McFarland are saying that Mueller’s prosecutors came along and tried the same thing with them that they succeeded in doing with Flynn. They threatened financial, economic, and personal ruin.
So we’ve got Comey, McCabe, Clapper, Brennan, Rosenstein. I mean, you take the whole cast of characters for the entire time this thing was going on, knew for a fact there was no collusion. There was no evidence. The whole thing was a manufactured coup. And they went so far as the attempt to literally ruin innocent Americans who hadn’t done anything except support or be friendly with Donald Trump or work for him.
So the news is that Obama was involved in this from the get-go. Andy McCarthy has written about it. Let me use his words. “Obama officials and FBI collaborated to invent the ‘Russian collusion’ narrative.” And Obama is up to it in his eyeballs as well.
“The FBI coordinated very closely with the Obama White House on the investigation of Michael Flynn, while the Obama Justice Department was asleep at the switch. That is among the most revealing takeaways from Thursday’s decision by Attorney General Bill Barr to pull the plug on the prosecution of Flynn, who fleetingly served as President Trump’s first National Security Advisor,” for three weeks.
“Flynn had been seeking to withdraw his guilty plea to a false-statements charge brought in late 2017 by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. While working on the Trump transition team in December 2016, Flynn spoke with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, in conversations that” were being wiretapped because all Russian officials and foreign agents are wiretapped routinely by the FBI. So they heard the conversation that Flynn had with Kislyak.
“That these conversations took place has been known for over three years — ever since a still-unidentified government official leaked that classified information to the Washington Post. For almost as long, it has been known that the FBI became aware of the Flynn-Kislyak discussions very shortly after they happened. What was not known until this week was that then-acting attorney general Yates was out of the loop.”
She found out about all of this from President Obama and she was dumbfounded Obama knew every detail of this. This was at that now famous the White House meeting January 5th, 2017. “That was the day when the chiefs of key intelligence agencies briefed top Obama White House officials on their assessment of Russia’s meddling in the campaign,” except that there wasn’t. The whole thing was a meeting designed to entrap Trump and to get rid of Flynn. It wasn’t for an assessment of Russia’s meddling in the campaign because there hadn’t been any. And these people all knew it even then.
“After the main briefing, the president asked Yates and FBI director James Comey to stick around to meet with him, along with Vice President Biden and National Security Adviser Susan Rice. Yates was taken aback when Obama explained that he had ‘learned of the information about Flynn’ and his conversation with Kislyak. She was startled because, she later told investigators, she ‘had no idea what the president was talking about.’”
She was the acting AG, and she didn’t know what these conspirators were doing, but Obama did. And she was understandably perplexed. How did this get up to the level of the presidency?
“Yates had to figure things out by listening to the exchanges between President Obama and FBI director Comey. … According to an FBI report, which was appended (as Exhibit 4) to the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss the Flynn case, Yates later said she was ‘so surprised by the information she was hearing that she was having a hard time processing it and listening to the conversation at the same time.’”
Meaning she was dumbfounded Obama was involved in this. At any rate, I’ve gotta take a break here. But the cat’s out of the bag now. I have suspected and you know that I have ’cause I shared with you that none of this could have happened without Obama signing off on it, without him being involved. This many people, the DOJ, the FBI, the intelligence community would not go rogue on the guy. Remember, they love Obama. They respect Obama. They wouldn’t do any of this behind his back.
RUSH: This is Mary in Monroe, Louisiana. Welcome. It’s great to have you here with us. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Mega prayers to you.
RUSH: Thank you very much.
CALLER: The point I wanted to make is that I’m afraid that now the walls are closing in on Obama —
RUSH: No, they’re not. The walls are not closing in on Obama. We wish they were, but they’re not. Who’s gonna close the walls on the guy?
CALLER: You’re right.
RUSH: That’s right.
CALLER: Now that the evidence is coming out of his role in the coup, I think that the chances of Michelle Obama being on the ticket with Biden have increased because with her on the ticket the Democrats can claim that any investigation into Obama is only because Michelle is a political rival of Trump. You know, the Democrats impeached Trump for asking the Ukrainian president to look into Biden, and they will impeach Trump for looking into Obama, claiming, again, it’s politically motivated.
RUSH: There isn’t gonna be an investigation of Barack Obama. It will never happen. I don’t care what they turn up, I don’t care what Durham has, there will never be an investigation of Barack Obama. It just won’t happen. We just don’t do that to ex-presidents. Now, perhaps it will be done to Trump when he leaves. If heads roll on this, if McCabe or Strzok Smirk, Lisa Page, any number of these people, Comey, Clapper, Brennan, Obama will not. It’s something that the United States has just never done. It’s never gone after ex-presidents. Just doesn’t happen.
Now, you might be shouting exceptions, “Well, Rush, they never let Nixon rest in peace.” Nah, but they got rid of him is the point. They forced Nixon to resign. It’s not gonna happen to Obama. So any investigation of Obama that might be insulary towards protecting Michelle Obama isn’t gonna happen. I don’t mean to shut down your argument with such cold water, but I’m not of the belief that Michelle Obama is the automatic vice presidential running… And I never have, by the way, believed that that’s gonna happen.
RUSH: Look, I know that I inspire people to get creative with their political strategy, predictions, thoughts, and so forth, and I don’t mean to be throwing cold water. But there’s no way that Barack Obama is gonna be prosecuted for anything having to do with this scandal no matter what is proven, folks, because, A — number one — is race. There’s just nobody who’s gonna do it.
Then you tap onto that he’s an ex-president, and they’re always afforded the respect out of office. It just isn’t gonna happen. Now, that should not mean that others who were culpable here… There’s a bunch of people here that knowingly lied, who engaged in an absolute, unconstitutional coup, were attempting to overturn the results of an election that was fair.
It was duly constituted.
There was no collusion whatsoever.
The Russians had nothing to do with the outcome of this election. There are people that tried to ruin other people. I mean, it’s a slam dunk, and Durham’s investigation is undergoing its last stages, and Bill Barr is out… I think — just a wild guess here, but I think — Barr might get to the point where he gets so damn frustrated, he tries to lower the hammer on all of these people.
RUSH: Here’s another way of expressing it. Victor Davis Hanson has a piece today at the American Greatness website, and it is entitled, “Unbearable Truths About Our Current Political Moment.” And it is a column-formatted list of things that are just mind-boggling. They are so mind-boggling that we don’t even want to deal with them. The Chinese involvement in the virus, any number of things that we don’t have the will in our political establishment, we don’t have the will to deal with it. We don’t have the will to fix it. We don’t have the will to hold people guilty accountable.
And in the piece, the final section of it’s called, “A final thought on Obama. Add up Michael Horowitz’s inspector general’s report. Review the wreckage of the Mueller investigation. Collate the evidence that Christopher Steele was an utter fraud and dupe. Remember that Hillary Clinton destroyed her hard drives and communication devices, that the FBI liquidated hundreds of text messages of Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, and that Christopher Steele destroyed all his emails and data about ‘Russian sources.’
“Compute in the new discoveries that all the principles who fueled the ‘collusion’ hoax had long ago, when pressed in secret and under congressional oath, confessed they had no evidence for the lies they spread in the media. Recall the pseudo-summaries of Susan Rice.” These are the emails she wrote after she had left office to try to hide what Obama had done, to whitewash the Oval Office meeting of January 5th.
“Then, finish off these revelations with the reality that Barack Obama was always privy at best, and at worst orchestrating the effort to destroy a presidential campaign and transition.” And I for one, let me just add, I don’t think there’s any question that Obama led this. I think Obama, like all the people on the left, he was beside himself with Hillary losing. He had stuck his neck out for her. He had campaigned for her. He went around the country with his insatiably sized ego telling people, “If you want more of me,” thinking that everybody wanted more of him, “if you want more of me, if you want my third term, then you gotta vote for her.”
And at the convention he’s out there saying to Bill, “Bill, you and I have to admit it, I mean, we may be good, but we can’t hold a candle to her.” I mean, he did everything. They hated Trump. They couldn’t believe they hadn’t been able to get rid of Trump with the Access Hollywood video, some of the other stuff. They thought Hillary was a slam dunk. Obama put his neck on the line, his reputation on the line, and Trump comes along and beats her in a near electoral landslide. And he’s beside himself.
I have never doubted that he was the principal, prime mover of this hoax, of this coup. I’ve never been of the belief that it was a bunch of rogue Obamaites acting without his knowledge. And now that we have the transcripts of the meeting of that January 5th Oval Office meeting in the White House where they set Trump up the next day, there’s no doubt in my mind that Obama orchestrated this.
“To the unendurable truth that a sitting president unleashed his intelligence agencies to warp an election, feigned ignorance of his central role, and yet finally was so furious about the winner that he sought to sabotage his successor’s transition and, by association, his presidency.” But, and this is the question. “How could the media, Silicon Valley, Wall Street, the bureaucratic state, academia, and entertainment ever process that reality?” Because to them Obama’s god. Obama’s a deity. How could you ever convince them that Obama “was likely the most corrupt president in a generation?”
And these Obamaites running around, “Well, we’re really proud, really, really, really proud, scandal free, scandal free administration.” Scandal free, my butt. So you really think you’re gonna convince the media that Obama’s a corrupt scoundrel? You really gonna think all these funders, bankrollers, donors, sycophants — and that’s what Obama’s got, sycophants. You think they’re ever gonna accept that their god, their deity is likely the most corrupt president in a generation? Ain’t gonna happen. I don’t mean to be throwing cold water on it, folks. Just the way it is.