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After the 2016 election, the wonderment was: “How did big media and the pollsters miss Donald Trump’s appeal?”. Looking back now the proper question should have been why did they studiously ignore his popularity?

President Trump spoke true onstage in the final days of the 2020 campaign, while making 3 and 4 long campaign stops a day, when he told a typical overflow audience that he was “working his ass off”. Democrats meanwhile, knowing their candidate was a big flub-factor liability on camera, simply sequestered Biden, suggesting they already considered his election "a sure thing". But with the few Biden campaign stops attracting only tiny audiences: how? But, with early-vote ballots widely distributed in September, and 45 out of 50 states allowing mail-in votes, combined with crucial and questionable last-minute rules changes and other irregularities, it’s not hard to figure out. The game Daley played in 1960 Chicago; Dems played nationwide this year.

But it’s not that this election was fixed. “The System” was fixing and nixing every policy move since 2016, when America’s top cop Jim Comey edited his judgment on Ms. Clinton’s mishandling of emails from criminal “gross negligence” to “extremely careless”. Nobody seemed to notice at the time that it wasn’t actually Comey’s job to judge, but only investigate.

Comey is a prime product of a Washington swamp of which President Eisenhower warned in his farewell address to the nation. He was deputy special counsel on the Senate Whitewater Committee that cleared the Clintons of wrongdoing in a development scheme, but handed felony convictions to their partners. Later as Deputy Attorney General, Comey investigated Bill Clinton’s pardon of hedge fund manager Marc Rich accused of making deals with Iran during the hostage crisis (result: not guilty). After serving as Deputy Attorney General under GW Bush, he began building his fortune as general counsel for Lockheed Martin, then the largest US defense contractor, and moved to Bridgewater, the largest hedge fund. In the Obama administration he was appointed as a director and board member of England’s largest bank Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC). The bank faced major charges involving money laundering for drug cartels and terror organizations. But rather than dissolving the bank or handing out jail terms, HSBC was fined $1.9B - a rather small amount for its huge size- equivalent to 5 weeks profit. Comey reaped millions in compensation.

Some incidentals perhaps of note: HSBC was a large contributor to the Clinton Foundation. One of Comey’s fellow board members at HSBC was billionaire Bill Browder, CEO and co-founder of Hermitage Capital Management, investment advisor to the Hermitage Fund, an offshore firm registered in Guernsey Channel Islands, once the largest foreign portfolio investor in Russia. Browder and Comey both lived in the town of Yonkers, NY. And, Bill’s father Earl Browder was General Secretary of the Communist Party USA from 1930-1946.

Bill Browder made billions when Boris Yeltsin privatized Russian state companies. His accountant Sergei Magnitsky allegedly bought shares in Russian gas companies allowing Browder to avoid being taxed as a foreign investor. An international controversy ensued after Magnitsky died in jail. The Magnitsky Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2012, targeting individuals involved in the Magnitsky affair and prohibiting their entrance to the United States and use of its banking system. Obama then nominated Comey FBI head of the FBI.

CPUSA hasn’t left town. Their website now bears the motto: “People and Planet Before Profits”.

Another big gas investor is Hunter Biden, currently under investigation for failing to report $400,000 in income he made in foreign deals, principally with China. He was also a board member of Burisma Gas, Ukraine. Then there’s the laptop computers packed with very detrimental emails he somehow forgot to retrieve from a repair shop. The shop owner got very worried for his health holding these hot pancakes filled with references to big payoffs to “the big guy”, and turned them in to the FBI, December 1919. But, as NBC’s Jeff Zucker did with the 2005 hot-mic tape where Donald said the dreaded “P word” the nation’s top cop shop simply shelved the laptops with their apparent references to high crimes in public office. The contents weren’t revealed until the anxious repairman was convinced his health might be subject to sudden jeopardy because the feds were apparently ignoring evidence of crimes to which he was privy. So, he contacted Giuliani, who went public.

Well- not quite public, because major media outlets boycotted the story. Attorney General Barr resigned last month without revealing that the Justice Department had actually been investigating Hunter Biden’s business deals since 2018. He left commenting that “no widespread election fraud” had been found. Like Comey’s “extremely careless” comment, wording and context matters. Were all questions of fraud looked into? And if not “widespread”, was fraud instead confined mainly to key states?

There are alleged government actions that can lie unrevealed for centuries, like the Irish “Potato” Famine.  Pearl Harbor comes to mind. Even dedicated promise-keeper President Trump was convinced by the intelligence community, no friend to his presidency, to refrain from fully revealing secret files on the Kennedy assassination, because their exposure could harm “identifiable national security, law enforcement, and foreign affairs concerns.”

Anyone who followed the Irish Troubles would recognize the pattern. Take the inquiries into the most recent of England’s three Bloody Sundays, with Lord Saville, the “unimpeachable” judge in charge. The rifles used by the British army to kill 13 Irish Catholic civilians on January 30, 1972 had been held in evidence 26 years. Major-General Robert Ford, commander of troops in Northern Ireland, had written a memo three weeks before Bloody Sunday recommending rioters be shot, and suggested modifying rifles to fire smaller caliber bullets to lessen “collateral damage”. Ford had 30 such rifles sent to Derry “for training purposes”. But just three days before PM Tony Blair announced the new inquiry, the British army began destroying the rifles. Saville decreed they remaining rifles be kept under secure lock and key for his tribunal. Even then, two of the remaining 5 rifles were also destroyed.

So: Who ya gonna call?

© 2021 Michael P Morley
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