The End of the Republic Has Never Looked Better

It was the last White House correspondents dinner, April 30, 2016. President Barack Obama said a few words that have lingered in my mind for years.

Those few words taken in hindsight make me believe that he knew it all.

You’ll recall that Bernie Sanders was at the dinner with his spouse Jane. Obama flung a few words his way.

Jake Tapper was ridiculed for joining CNN and leaving behind journalism.

Most viewers probably recall the”Obama out” mic drop.

But there was someone who got Obama’s special cut of sarcasm: Donald Trump. The Donald refused his invitation, still smarting from the ridicule of the year before. Who knew 2016 would be the final year in which a President attended this press roast? Trump knew. Trump has no humor. He lives off vengeance.

Hillary Clinton was not at the dinner either. Ostracism is a dark thing in Washington.

But at the very start of Obama’s final farewell to the White House Press Corps, he dropped these words in darkest humor: “The end of the Republic has never looked better.”

Chilling when you think of it.

The end of the Republic has never looked better.

You can call it a joke. But remember what former comedian and Senator Al Franken said: “Humor and seriousness are not in opposition to one another.”

Victor Borge was blunt: “Humor is truth.” And Leo Rosten put it this way: “Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.”

That fragment of thought with its dire overtones, delivered by the current President of the United States at a publicized and recorded gathering was foreknowledge. That’s my belief.


Robert Mueller has amplified the multitude of interactions between Trump, his family and campaign with agents and representatives of the Kremlin. Putin himself acknowledged that Trump was his man.

Hillary Clinton revealed details of Trump’s treasonous secret during her campaign – secrets that extended into his financial history that are just now being verified by journalists.

How would Hillary Clinton know this?

She had access to top security briefings. If Obama knew, then Hillary knew. Or put another way: Obama knew and that is how Hillary knew. She was privy to the highest levels of intelligence.

So this means that Donald Trump was under the microscope at the U.S. Intel agencies since at least 2016. But of course, it was well before then.

An adversary develops its assets over many years. Trump first visited Moscow 32 years ago, just as his empire was beginning its debt-ridden decline. Our Intel may have started watching him then, buttressed through the years by our allies in the Five Eyes network, and then the former Soviet states. Each time he turned toward our adversary, each time he flirted with a presidential run, there would be renewed attention. It happened each time a SAR came out of a bank, foreign or domestic, where Trump money exchanged hands.

Until it was a known quantity.  Donald Trump was conspiring with the foremost enemy of the United States.

The end of the Republic has never looked better.

The election was six months away. The GRU was well into its campaign of disinformation. Trolls were rampant. By the end of April 2016, the worst was still to come. All bets were on Hillary Clinton.


Obama knew.

Hillary knew.

The Republican enablers knew.

Fox News knew.

Likely Bernie Sanders knew since Russia supported him as well.

Trump knew that they knew and did his damnedest to hide the trail.

Only those who were willfully ignorant or born stupid were in the dark.

By November 8, 2016, all of us who listened to Hillary Clinton knew.

Those who listened but chose to ignore the warnings brought us the Russian asset in the White House.

Obama out.

Do you miss him now?

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