Applying the Limbaugh Theorem to Donald Trump President Escaping Accountability for Poor Hires

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By Ben Barrack

During the Obama years, Rush Limbaugh came up with the “Limbaugh Theorem”, which states (paraphrased):

President Barack Obama has the ability to escape accountability for all of the bad things he actually causes to happen.

In the case of President Donald Trump, the president has the uncanny ability to escape accountability for the lack of justice in response to real crimes committed by members of the Deep State against the Trump campaign and presidency. Trump was spied on by the Obama administration but justice remains elusive.

Limbaugh Theorem Should Apply to Trump too

President Donald Trump’s forthright, no-nonsense counterpunching style has endeared him to conservatives. Since taking office, he has pulled no punches with his words. His twitter feed is rife with shots at his opponents. As a result, his supporters see him as fighting the deep state.

In reality, not one member of the deep state has faced accountability. On the contrary, the deep state has been on offense ever since Trump took office.

Most noteworthy is that Trump has clumsily provided the deep state with much of the fuel it has needed to do so, courtesy of the deep state people he has hired for prominent positions.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions: Trump’s first Attorney General a miserable failure; a paragon of inaction

When Trump’s first Attorney General recused himself from all things Russia, Trump went on the “verbal” attack. He regularly impugned Sessions on twitter and in interviews, to the delight of the former’s supporters. Trump bemoaned hiring Sessions and his supporters ate it up. Trump was able to paint himself as a victim – of something he had actually done.

Nonetheless, his followers got on board. Instead of firing Sessions though, Trump allowed the feckless Attorney General to sit atop the Department of Justice for two years as a figurative eunuch; this bought the deep state time. Sessions resigned in November of 2018 but should have been fired many months before.

Those two years were wasted, consumed by what Trump referred to as the “Mueller witch hunt”, which was an accurate moniker for the Special Counsel led by Robert Mueller. Unfortunately, Trump also had the ability to fire Mueller and never did.

He looked on as people who were a part of his campaign were destroyed by Mueller’s team.

Speaking of Mueller, Trump also hired the man responsible for appointing him as Special Counsel.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

Rod Rosenstein official portrait (Wikipedia)

As he was with Sessions, Trump was responsible for hiring Rosenstein. It was Rosenstein who appointed Mueller. Again, the president allowed both to operate insubordinately to their boss.

In fact, Trump backed off criticizing Rosenstein.

In 2018, Rosenstein thumbed his nose at Congressional subpoenas for documents related to information about deep state spying on the Trump campaign and administration.

Instead of firing Rosenstein for not respecting the powers of a co-equal branch of government, Trump continued to retain him. Despite Rosenstein being responsible for the Mueller “witch hunt” while giving Trump just cause for jettisoning him, Rosenstein seemed to run the show. It was the quintessential example of the tail wagging the dog.

Also in 2018, Sessions named Utah’s U.S. Attorney – who had been appointed by Barack Obama to that post – as the lead investigator in Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuses related to the spying the deep state levied against Trump. As evidence mounts, it’s looking more and more like Obama was at the center of that spying.

If that sounds like a conflict of interest, it is. So is the fact that Trump asked for his resignation soon after he was inaugurated in 2017.

U.S. Attorney John Huber

John Huber

In March of 2018, Sessions appointed Huber as a lead investigator into FISA abuses. Shockingly, he also put Rosenstein in charge of Huber’s investigation.

If ever a recusal was warranted, it was when Huber reported to Rosenstein. It was Rosenstein’s signature that was on the fraudulent FISA applications requesting warrants to spy on Trump campaign official Carter Page. Either Huber, Rosenstein or both should have recused.

Yet, as Trump was assailing Sessions on twitter, he was allowing Huber to investigate abuses Rosenstein was at the center of, while also allowing Huber to report to Rosenstein.

Furthermore, Sessions rejected the idea of a Special Counsel to investigate FISA abuses while he simultaneously endorsed Mueller’s investigation.

Perhaps the old adage, ‘fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me” best applied to Trump when he named Sessions’ successor, William P. Barr as his choice for Attorney General.

Attorney General William P. Barr

Barr and Mueller have been close friends for decades

If there is one figure that the American people absolutely cannot allow to be compromised, it’s the Attorney General. This premise is what makes Trump’s decision to appoint Barr as Attorney General so unbelievably irresponsible.

As has been chronicled here, here and here at WBDaily, Barr’s history is rife with extremely credible accusations that he was a deep state fixer for both the Bush and Clinton families in the 1980’s when he worked for the CIA.

Claims Against Barr

The claims allege that Barr was at the center of an operation in Mena, Arkansas that makes Operation Fast and Furious look like child’s play. Commissioned by then Vice President George H.W. Bush, Barr acted as an emissary for CIA Director William Casey. The CIA manufactured illegal guns in Mena and transported them to the Nicaraguan Contras. It then brought cocaine back to the U.S. to sell and finance the operation. Barr allowed then Governor Bill Clinton to launder the money through his bond business.

As relayed by Terry Reed, a man involved in the operation, Barr said the following in a meeting at which Oliver North and Clinton were present:

“As you are all aware, the severity of the charges that could be brought against us if this operation becomes public… well, I don’t need to remind you of what Benjamin Franklin said as he and our founding fathers framed the Declaration of Independence…”

Barr Not Qualified to be AG

How on earth is Barr qualified to be Attorney General? A man that compromised by actions he took while a member of the deep state / CIA will necessarily act to protect that same deep state unless someone uses those actions as leverage against him.

To this point, not one deep state criminal has faced justice. Meanwhile, Trump’s supporters continue to regale Barr as some sort of savior simply because, in Congressional testimony, he asserted that spying took place against the Trump campaign.

Instead, Barr should be vetted, not placed on a pedestal simply because Trump selected him.

After more than a year with Huber’s investigation shrouded in secrecy, Barr said in an interview that, essentially, Huber hadn’t been doing much of anything for months.

Former U.S. Attorney Joe diGenova said the following about Huber:

…he’s a useless appendage who’s done nothing.

As was the case with Sessions, the end result was wasted time. Once again, Trump escaped accountability for subordinates who weren’t doing their jobs.

Huber’s time had to run out because nothing was happening and people were getting suspicious. As Barr was dismissing Huber’s work, he named another investigator – Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham – as someone who was really going to go after the deep state.

Furthermore, Barr and Mueller are very close friends; their friendship goes back decades. It also includes their wives being Bible study partners.

The whole thing smacks of stall tactics, designed to run out the clock for the deep state.

U.S. Attorney John Durham

John Durham: Recommended to Trump as U.S. Atty for Connecticut by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)

The only way for the DOJ to prevent a John Huber redux with a new investigation was to make the new investigator seem tougher. Durham fits that bill.

Trump named Durham as U.S. Attorney for Connecticut in 2017. However, Durham was recommended by none other than liberal Democrat Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT). Why would Trump take the recommendation of those two relative to making Durham a U.S. Attorney?

The DOJ has painted Durham as a no-nonsense pit-bull who has no compunction about confronting the establishment.

However, he’s working for Barr now. If the allegations against Barr are correct (they are extremely credible), there is no way Durham would be allowed to levy justice. As was the case with Huber, look for Durham to buy time and stall for the deep state.

Statement from Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in which he praised Trump for following his recommendation to hire Durham as U.S. Atty for Connecticut.

Again, Trump is escaping accountability despite allowing it all to happen.

FBI Director Christopher Wray

FBI Director Wray (L) and DAG Rosenstein (R)

After Trump rightly fired FBI Director James Comey in 2017, he appointed deep state veteran Christopher Wray as Comey’s replacement. Ever since taking the role, Wray has defended and protected the establishment at every turn.

In fact, when Rosenstein was stonewalling Congressional subpoenas, it was Wray who was at his side, fighting with him every step of the way.

Earlier this month, Republican Congressional leaders claimed that Wray was undermining the DOJ investigation into FISA and FBI abuses by stonewalling.

In fact, as Wray was stonewalling DOJ requests for documents, Barr was praising him. Imagine, Barr leads the DOJ and Wray is his subordinate. If Wray is thumbing his nose at his boss, why is his boss praising him?

Instead of firing Wray, Trump criticized him via twitter. We’ve seen this before. If the president really wants to show leadership, why not fire an FBI Director who is insubordinate?

These mean tweets are apparently enough to satiate Trump’s followers and again, Trump escapes accountability for hiring – and not firing – Wray.

Five Eyes

At the heart of the spygate scandal is a betrayal of the United States by what’s known as the five eyes of intelligence. The intelligence apparatuses in the U.S, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and Canada are supposed to be the most trusted among each nation. It is an alliance that is designed to be a cut above all others.

Yet, in 2016, members of the Obama administration are alleged to have colluded with no fewer than two of them – the U.K. and Australia – to spy on the Trump campaign and then his administration.

Perhaps the most egregious country was the U.K. Remember, it was former MI6 agent Christopher Steele who was at the center of the operation to spy on – and then frame – Trump.

The names of several key figures in the operation have already surfaced. People like Stefan Halper and Josef Mifsud both have connections to British intelligence.

CIA Director Gina Haspel

CIA Director Gina Haspel. London Station Chief during Crossfire Hurricane

In 2018, Trump curiously selected a woman named Gina Haspel as his choice for CIA. Director. This was curious because in 2016 – at the time spygate was operational – Haspel was the CIA Station Chief in London. As such, it is inconceivable that she knew nothing about what was going on.

As further evidence of this, when Trump named Haspel, two of the American intelligence officials alleged to have been behind the spying operation – former CIA Director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper – both endorsed Haspel for the job.

In fact, in an article for the American Spectator, Jed Babbin reported that strong evidence exists that shows Haspel helped Brennan run the operation known as Crossfire Hurricane.

There is every reason for the CIA to stonewall. Its current director, Gina Haspel, must have played a major role in conducting the CIA/FBI spy op on Trump.

One result of last week’s column was that one of my intelligence sources — a longtime veteran of the U.S. intelligence community — reappeared after about a year of silence. This person reminded me that he/she tried — unsuccessfully — to warn the White House against Haspel’s nomination to be DCI because of her longstanding close ties to Obama’s CIA chief, John Brennan.

Babbin took that quite damning account a step further, stating:

Haspel’s longstanding loyalty to Brennan ranks her among the two or three worst personnel choices made by President Trump.

It’s beyond clear that Haspel has no business being CIA Director in light of what we now know what went on with Operation Crossfire Hurricane and her role in it.

Again, though, Trump’s supporters ignore all of this and he escapes accountability for these hiring decisions.

What this all Means

Taken in isolation, any one of these picks by Trump could be easily dismissed as being ill-advised. However, when taken together, it can only mean one thing.

The Deep State is winning. It has succeeded in putting its loyal servants in the highest positions of power within our intelligence and justice communities.

That reality must be laid entirely at the feet of the president.

However, just like Obama did before him, Trump is somehow able to escape accountability for the bad things he is responsible for.

Isn’t that what the Limbaugh Theorem is all about?

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