Democratic Party leader Nancy Pelosi is signaling that the departure of Dan Coats from the Office of Director of Intelligence is being viewed as a major setback for the Swamp, at least if the statement she released yesterday means anything.
From Speaker.gov: Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after President Trump announced the departure of Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats:
“The departure of DNI Coats is bad news for the security of America. As a Republican Senator from Indiana, a George W. Bush-appointed Ambassador to Germany and Director of National Intelligence, he was respected by those on both sides of the aisle as an American patriot.
“DNI Coats’ successor must put patriotism before politics, and remember that his oath is to protect the Constitution and the American people, not the President.”
And, there you have it. What she’s really saying is Coats successor must continue protecting corrupt Democrats at the expense of this president. She knows Ratcliffe, who is read into the criminal Obama-era surveillance as well as anyone, won’t do that.
Any public airing of declassified information that would expose the Democrats’ weaponization of the State Department, the Treasury Department, the Defense Department, the Department of Justice, the FBI, Homeland Security, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Energy Department, the Department of Energy, etc., etc. to target the political opponents of the Obama administration is the true existential threat that Donald Trump presents… to Pelosi’s Democrats.
That’s fairly obvious from Pelosi’s statement that wasn’t released until hours after Trump had named U.S. Congressman John Ratcliffe to replace Coats.
I am pleased to announce that highly respected Congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas will be nominated by me to be the Director of National Intelligence. A former U.S. Attorney, John will lead and inspire greatness for the Country he loves. Dan Coats, the current Director, will….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2019
of Texas over the past five years. I will take their wisdom and common sense with me in my new role, and I will always remember with pride my service to them, and all that we have accomplished together.
— John Ratcliffe (@RepRatcliffe) July 29, 2019
The departure of DNI Coats is bad news for the security of America. His successor must put patriotism before politics, and remember that his oath is to protect the Constitution and the American people, not the President. https://t.co/uxLySjxtCm
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) July 29, 2019
Pelosi’s statement would have read entirely differently had President Trump announced his nominee was someone other than the highly respected Ratcliffe… say like, Jerrold Nadler or Adam Schiff or even Andrew Weissmann.
Something along the lines of “we wish Director Coats well in whatever he chooses to do and look forward to working with…”
Sorry, Nancy. Ratcliffe is a younger version of Attorney General William Barr, steeped in the equitable application of the law for every American, with a fierce determination to protect the Constitution and the Republic.
Ratcliffe, having been a member of the House Intelligence Committee, has deep knowledge of the Obama-era surveillance that was conducted on U.S. persons that the former president deemed his political opponents that dates back to at least 2012.
Earlier Sunday. Rep. Ratcliffe (R-TX) appeared on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo:
— Maria Bartiromo (@MariaBartiromo) July 28, 2019
Robert Mueller: "I cannot but this is a unique situation."
More chilling words cannot be uttered by a top government official.
In America, government officials cannot suspend the rule of law and ignore established department policy for "unique situations." https://t.co/D9XY0vEALV
— Matt Wolking (@MattWolking) July 24, 2019
These two short videos serve to destroy Democrats underlying premise for investigating Donald Trump.
If prosecutors are permitted to apply unique legal standards to individuals based solely on whim, or for political reasons, then no one is safe from the government.
As DNI, Ratcliffe will be in the single most important position to help AG Barr obtain the declassification of the materials he’s seeking. Those documents are expected to prove the rampant corruption that consumed the Obama-era Democrats.
Once President Trump sends John Ratcliffe’s name up to the hill for consideration, we should expect Democrats to respond with unfounded allegations – racism, rapist, etc. – that’ll make their heinous attacks on Brett Kavanaugh look tame.
With Kavanaugh Dems were confronted with a shift in ideology. With the nomination of John Ratcliffe, Dems face the very real potential of being held accountable for “High Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
Everybody is asking how the phony and fraudulent investigation of the No Collusion, No Obstruction Trump Campaign began. We need to know for future generations to understand. This Hoax should never be allowed to happen to another President or Administration again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 31, 2019
The future of their party is riding on preventing the depths of their corruption from becoming widely known.