Talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh posed a theory about why Democrats went rogue under the Barack Obama administration and investigated the political campaign of Donald Trump.
Aside from the fact that they wanted to keep their jobs maintain and their party agenda, Limbaugh said Democrats were frantic to cover up their own misdeeds and stay out of jail.
He said the “express purpose” of Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation was to create “a gigantic distraction.”
“It was two-pronged. It was to get rid of Trump. It was to create public opinion that Trump is illegitimate, illegal, unseemly, unfit, while distracting everybody from what really happened,” Limbaugh said.
“I don’t think these people ever thought that they would be prosecuted or caught, but I think that that’s largely what the ‘backup plan’ was. And it’s gonna require an investigation by the Department of Justice of itself to find out what went on here.”
For some, prison was a possibility.
During one 2016 presidential debate, Trump told Clinton she’s fortunate the country didn’t have someone of his temperament in charge, because she would be in jail.
The FBI chose not to refer her for prosecution even though it had evidence that she sent classified information through an unsecure, private email server.
Trump also warned Clinton, “If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation.”
Explained Limbaugh: “Here’s another way of making the point. You remember all through the campaign at the Trump rallies, all those people shouting, ‘Lock her up. Lock her up,’ and even Trump was alluding to it now and then. I actually think that all of these people from Hillary to McCabe to Strzok Smirk, all these people, Comey, I think they actually took all that to heart. I think they were deathly afraid that a bunch of them could be locked up if it were ever discovered what they had done.”
Limbaugh was referring to FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, lead FBI investigator Peter Strzok and FBI Director James Comey, all of whom eventually were fired.
“And this whole Russian collusion probe was all about keeping Trump from locking all of them up. Nobody will ever persuade me that all the many things this was, it was in part a cover-up and a diversion, distraction from what these people had been doing literally since 2016,” Limbaugh said.
He also pointed out McCabe, now out with a book, has admitted, “essentially, that he and his buddies put in motion a silent coup to get rid of Donald Trump.”
“He admits that the talk of wiring [FBI official Rod] Rosenstein to entrap Trump in an Oval Office conversation was real.”
Limbaugh pointed out the accusations are ramping up again, just as word is circulating that Mueller won’t conclude in his final report that there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Separate investigations into claims of collusion by the House and Senate have produced no evidence.
He said the Russia investigation “hoax” was launched because Democrats, unable to accept the Trump presidency, were trying to nullify it.
“Stop and think about something, ladies and gentlemen. How discombobulated must these people have been? Let’s go to the DOJ/ FBI for a moment. You have McCabe. You’ve got Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. You’ve got Comey. You’ve got Rod Rosenstein. You’ve got James Baker, who is one of the grand pooh-bahs in the justice department. These are all Obama people. They literally are sitting around. We’ve just had an election. The president was elected in duly constituted presidential election. Donald Trump wins.
“These people are sitting around literally conspiring on sending somebody to the Oval Office wearing a wire (in this case, Rosenstein, who would become deputy attorney general) hoping to entrap the duly elected president for the purposes of then taking whatever they think they had to cabinet members and saying, ‘See? This man is unfit. We need your help in getting rid of this man using the 25th Amendment.’ Stop and think about that!”
And that incident, he said, followed two years of conspiring to make sure Trump did not win.