Ever since Donald Trump won the Presidency, there have been whispers of a shadow government.
Barack Obama holdovers are lurking in Washington with the express purpose of sabotaging the Trump administration.
Now one lawyer made explosive allegations that could point to treachery at the highest levels.
Ty Clevenger is a lawyer fighting to get access to Hillary Clinton’s emails.
He believes Clinton and her legal team should be disbarred for mishandling classified information.
But he has run into a massive roadblock.
The FBI won’t honor his open records request.
Their highly suspicious reasoning is that the Bureau does not believe there is enough public interest in the case to warrant releasing private records.
Clevenger has other ideas.
He claims it’s like Obama is still running the FBI.
“FBI officials are claiming a lack of public interest justifies their decision to keep Hilary Clinton’s very controversial archived records from being released to the public.
“We have determined you have not sufficiently demonstrated that the public’s interest in disclosure outweighs personal privacy interests of the subject,” says the August 28 letter from David Hardy, the FBI’s record manager.
“I’m just stunned. This is exactly what I would have expected had Mrs. Clinton won the election,” Clevenger told the Washington Times. “It looks like the [Barack] Obama Administration is still running the FBI,” Clevenger added.
“It is incumbent upon the requester to provide documentation regarding the public’s interest in the operations and activities of the government before records can be processed pursuant to the FOIA,” said the time-wasting response, which will likely be appealed by the filer, New York lawyer Ty Clevenger.
Clinton’s records have been the focus of global attention, especially in the run-up to the shocking November presidential election in 2016 as the FBI renewed investigation into her emails, computer records and her husband’s secret runway meeting with the serving Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. In fact, Democrats blame Clinton’s November defeat on the public furor over her records.”
Trump supporters have been concerned about a shadow government since the inauguration.
Ever since the Obamas announced they were remaining in Washington, chatter picked up about a shadow government.
Paul Sperry wrote in the New York Post:
“When former President Barack Obama said he was “heartened” by anti-Trump protests, he was sending a message of approval to his troops. Troops? Yes, Obama has an army of agitators — numbering more than 30,000 — who will fight his Republican successor at every turn of his historic presidency. And Obama will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House.
In what’s shaping up to be a highly unusual post-presidency, Obama isn’t just staying behind in Washington. He’s working behind the scenes to set up what will effectively be a shadow government to not only protect his threatened legacy, but to sabotage the incoming administration and its popular “America First” agenda.
He’s doing it through a network of leftist nonprofits led by Organizing for Action. Normally you’d expect an organization set up to support a politician and his agenda to close up shop after that candidate leaves office, but not Obama’s OFA. Rather, it’s gearing up for battle, with a growing war chest and more than 250 offices across the country.”
But the idea of a shadow government grew well beyond what Sperry described.
Once illegal leaks of classified information began appearing in the press, it was apparent there was a Deep State – Obama loyalists entrenched in the government and career bureaucrats – who were dedicated to bringing Trump down.
The FBI’s decision not to release Hillary’s emails is the latest example of a shadow government existing to thwart Trump’s will.