Vice President Mike Pence had a lot of great moments in the debate on Wednesday night, but one of his strongest was when he was asked whether President Trump would commit himself "to a peaceful transfer of power if he lost." Pence, calmly reiterated that they expected to win the election, then turned his head, looked Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) in the eye and said, "When you talk about accepting the outcome of the election, I must tell you, senator, your party has spent the last three and a half years trying to overturn the results of the last election." If Americans need reassurance from anyone, it's the Democratic Party.
Especially, the vice president said, with the blockbuster documents declassified this week that show Hillary Clinton at the helm of an enormous scheme to link then-candidate Donald Trump to Russia in 2016 -- a bogus claim that President Barack Obama almost certainly knew about. The smoking gun, which has been universally ignored by the mainstream media (unsurprisingly), is a slew of papers from former CIA Director John Brennan, who briefed Obama on Clinton's plan -- which was to distract from her email server scandal by launching this Russian hoax. His handwritten notes are plain as day. "We're getting additional insight into Russian activities from [REDACTED]. CITE [summarizing] alleged approved by Hillary Clinton a proposal from one of her foreign policy advisers to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the Russian security service."
In other words, Hillary cooked up this collusion conspiracy to cover her tracks -- and embroiled the entire country in an unnecessary, fictional controversy in the process. If it's true, and it certainly seems to be, this is criminal. And just as criminal is the media's silence, since all of America was dragged through this sham for years -- only to find out it's based on an elaborate lie. People from top to bottom need to be held accountable for the deception that undermined our election and tore this nation apart.
So far, the usual suspects have been anything but cooperative. When the Senate Judiciary Committee brought former FBI Director James Comey in to testify, he said the investigative referral didn't "ring any bells." Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) couldn't believe his ears. "That's a pretty stunning thing that it doesn't ring a bell," he blasted back. "You get this inquiry from the intelligence community to look at the Clinton campaign trying to create a distraction, accusing Trump of being a Russian agent or a Russian stooge... How far-fetched is that?"
The American people deserve to know who broke the law and whether they'll be held accountable. They've spent the last several years watching the credibility of the intelligence community disintegrate from internal, toxic, anti-Trump bias. But this -- this is mind-boggling. Obama, Clinton, and most likely, Biden, knew about the effort to frame Trump, and none of them said a word during the witch hunt. Is it any wonder the media and political establishment oppose Trump? They want people to believe it's his abrasive personality or Twitter antics, but in reality it's about their power -- and his policies that threaten that power.