For John, BLUF: This kind of thing would never happen in these United States, but if it were to happen, this is how it would happen. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The Hill, by Reporter Sheryl Attkisson, 9 August 2018.
Here is the lede plus two:
Let’s begin in the realm of the fanciful.To be fair to the bureaucrats, Ms Sharyl Attkisson believes the Government broke into her house and bugged her computer—as in secretly broke into her place of residence, contrary to the Fourth Amendment.
Assume, for the sake of argument, that powerful, connected people in the intelligence community and in politics worried that a wildcard Trump presidency, unlike another Clinton or Bush, might expose a decade-plus of questionable practices. Disrupt long-established money channels. Reveal secret machinations that could arguably land some people in prison.
What exactly might an “insurance policy” against Donald Trump look like?
I am sure that any relationship, in this scenario, to Text messages exchanged by FBI Chief of Counterespionage Peter Strzok and DOJ Lawyer Lisa Page is purely coincidental.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff