Imagine a suspenseful, blockbuster movie where the president of the United States, as his political party in power, conspires with his political appointees in the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) against the presidential candidate of the opposition party to assure his lost and influence the results of the election. However, this is not a movie and those involved are not actors. Instead, this is the biggest scandal in American history.
Through the discovery of text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and his mistress and fellow agent, Lisa Page, they reveal the plot as "an insurance policy" in August 2016 to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president. FBI Deputy Director "Andy" McCabe is identified in the text as the other players involve includes Obama's FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Sally Yates.
The "insurance policy" plot begins in April 2016 when Perkins Cole, a law firm representing Hillary Clinton and the Democrat National Committee (DNC) paid Fusion GPS $12 million to do opposition research on Donald Trump.
In May 2016, Nellie Ohr, the wife of Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, begins to work for Fusion GPS.
In June 2016, Fusion GPS hires ex-British spy Christopher Steele - he does not want to see Trump as president - to compile false allegations from Russian operatives in what has become the "Trump Dossier." Bruce Ohr, who works with McCabe, establishes a "close" relationship with Steele.
In July 2016, the FBI, through McCabe, opens an investigation into alleged "collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russia. (McCabe's wife Jill was running for State Senate in Virginia and received $500,000 in campaign donations from Clinton.) Steele shares the salacious dossier with the liberal media, echoing false information as fact.
On Sept. 2, 2016, Page texted Strzok about prepping Comey because, "POTUS (Obama) wants to know everything we're doing."
In October 2016 the FBI (Comey) and DOJ (Loretta Lynch) obtain a FISA warrant to surveil Trump and associates using the dubious dossier, concealing false information and operative research from the judge, as well as using a false media report designed from Steele as supportive evidence. Both Comey and Lynch would have briefed Obama of the warrant and surveillance against Trump and associates.
McCabe under oath to Congress in December 2017 admitted "no surveillance warrant would have been sought" from the FISA court "without the Steele dossier information." Comey later admitted the dossier was "unverified."
And the greatest scandal in American history to undermine the will of the voters would have worked had the American people not revolted against the corrupt Clinton machine and elect Trump as president. Instead the Washington swamp, the liberal media, and "Deep State" were left in shock, changing the narrative to Trump-Russian collusion as the reason for Hillary's loss.
On Election Day 2016, Strzok wrote, "OMG THIS IS F***ING TERRIFYING." Page replied, "OMG, I am so depressed." Later that month, on Nov. 13, 2016, Page wrote, "I bought all the president's men. Figure I need to brush up on Watergate."
A Special Counsel, led by Robert Mueller, who ran the FBI for 12 years before Comey, put together a team that included Strzok, Page, and other Trump-haters to investigate Trump and find collusion even though Strzok's texted to Page on May 19, 2017, stated "no big there, there."
The "Deep State" scandal began as cover for other scandals including Fast & Furious, IRS targeting of the TEA party, Benghazi, Uranium One, the Clinton Foundation, and the hidden server by Hillary where 33,000 emails were deleted, top secret files were unsecured, cell phones were smashed, and computers were acid washed while under FBI subpoena.
And who was the investigator for Hillary? None other than Strzok. While the criminal statue calls for "gross negligence," Strzok changed the wording to "extreme carelessness" in Comey's exoneration letter, which was written months before Hillary was even interviewed.
This was not a botched burglary like Watergate. This was a coordinated conspiracy of the "Deep State" scripting together their fix without anyone finding out.
Frank Aquila is president of the South San Joaquin Republicans and author of the book, "Sarah Palin Out of Nowhere." He can be emailed at email@example.com