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One step from a banana republic

Bad-faith Democrats pushing the impeachment hoax on the heels of one illegitimate investigation of the president after the next are destroying our Democracy as we know it.

What separates America from a banana republic is the peaceful transition of power — something Democrats have steadfastly refused to honor, as they’ve never accepted the results of the 2016 presidential election. Instead, they’ve been trying to derail President Donald Trump from doing the job he was elected to do, by subjecting his administration and the American people to a never-ending barrage of partisan-fueled investigations — built on sand.

First there was the Russian collusion hoax concocted by Hillary Clinton; the Democratic National Committee; and chief conspiracy theorist Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., a documented liar who told us for the past three years that Trump colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election. This massive lie and disinformation campaign Democrats waged with a helping hand from complicit #FakeNewsMedia not only harmed our country; it sowed corrosive distrust in U.S. elections.

This was a win for communist nations and rogue regimes that seek to weaken America — the greatest democracy on Earth. They can now send a thank-you note to the left for having done their unscrupulous work for them.

Democrats’ deceptive actions have also caused damaging distrust in the Department of Justice. We’ve seen former President Barack Obama’s FBI, led by dirty FBI Director James Comey, use Russian-sourced opposition research paid for by the Clinton campaign and the DNC as a pretext to open counterintelligence investigations, spy on Clinton’s political rival’s associates and target Trump’s campaign.

The inspector general report has now confirmed the FBI engaged in 17 falsehoods and omissions including obtaining deceptive FISA warrants, doctored evidence by an FBI official and withheld exculpatory evidence. All of which led to a highly divisive special counsel investigation by Robert Mueller to take down the president of the United States.

If this isn’t a clear-cut case of election meddling, what is, exactly?

“Is it worse to have a foreign government trying to meddle in our elections, or is it worse to have our own government meddling in the election?” Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., asked Inspector General Michael Horowitz during Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. “Because that’s I think exactly what this report shows. It shows that our government, the most powerful law enforcement agency in the nation, the FBI, effectively meddled in an ongoing presidential campaign.”

A conspiracy took place at the highest echelons of our government to try to stop Trump from getting elected, and when that collapsed, Comey admitted to having leaked sensitive memos to initiate the special counsel investigation, which ultimately found no evidence of Russian collusion or criminal wrongdoing by the president.

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Adriana Cohen is a syndicated columnist

with the Boston Herald.

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