Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency
a book by Andrew C. McCarthy
(our site's book review)
The Amazon blurb says that The real collusion in the 2016 election was not between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. It was between the Clinton campaign and the Obama administration.
The media–Democrat “collusion narrative,” which paints Donald Trump as cat’s paw of Russia, is a studiously crafted illusion.
The media–Democrat “collusion narrative,” which paints Donald Trump as cat’s paw of Russia, is a studiously crafted illusion—here is the Russian flag
Despite Clinton’s commanding lead in the polls, hyper-partisan intelligence officials decided they needed an “insurance policy” against a Trump presidency. Thus was born the collusion narrative, built on an anonymously sourced “dossier,” secretly underwritten by the Clinton campaign and compiled by a former British spy. Though acknowledged to be “salacious and unverified” at the FBI’s highest level, the dossier was used to build a counterintelligence investigation against Trump’s campaign.
Miraculously, Trump won anyway. But his political opponents refused to accept the voters’ decision. Their collusion narrative was now peddled relentlessly by political operatives, intelligence agents, Justice Department officials, and media ideologues—the vanguard of the “Trump Resistance.” Through secret surveillance, high-level intelligence leaking, and tireless news coverage, the public was led to believe that Trump conspired with Russia to steal the election. But it was a lie. See Resistance (At All Costs): How Trump Haters Are Breaking America
The leftist media ideologues were the vanguard of the anti-Trump Resistance
Not one to sit passively through an onslaught, President Trump fought back in his tumultuous way. Matters came to a head when he fired his FBI director, who had given explosive House testimony suggesting the president was a criminal suspect, despite privately assuring Trump otherwise. The resulting firestorm of partisan protest cowed the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel, whose seemingly limitless investigation bedeviled the administration for two years.
Yet as months passed, concrete evidence of collusion failed to materialize. Was the collusion narrative an elaborate fraud? And if so, choreographed by whom? Against media–Democrat caterwauling, a doughty group of lawmakers forced a shift in the spotlight from Trump to his investigators and accusers. This has exposed the depth of politicization within American law-enforcement and intelligence agencies. It is now clear that the institutions on which our nation depends for objective policing and clear-eyed analysis injected themselves scandalously into the divisive politics of the 2016 election.
They failed to forge a new Clinton administration. Will they succeed in bringing down President Trump?
The American 'intelligence' system used Stalin's 'Show me the man, and I will find you the crime' strategy on President Trump for three years to try to reverse the results of the 2016 election—happily, their treachery failed!
Soviet communism had the arrogant tyrannical attitude, courtesy of Stalin’s head of the secret police, “Show me the man, and I will find you the crime.” Freedom was a joke. This same theme was in effect in the American intelligence system once Trump was elected. The leftists, the Democrats, the DOJ and the FBI worked together to try to find Trump crimes, and when there were none, they got Mueller to hunt for some for two years. This didn't work either, so they tried impeachment. The Democrats, with Adam Schiff-for-brains as their hit man, tried to phrase non-crimes so they seemed like crimes, but the Republicans in the senate weren't buying all this foolish Schiff and they told the eager Democrats to stuff it—as they should have.
McCarthy says that "Notwithstanding such neon-flashing danger signs, the Obama State Department permitted the ambassador to travel to Benghazi, a boiling cauldron of anti-American jihadism. The U.S. government compounds there—a State Department outpost and a CIA annex, the presence of which was never explained—were left woefully under-protected, and the jihadists pounced. The attack exposed the administration's security recklessness. It put the lie to fantasy Obama narratives that al-Qaeda had been defeated with bin Laden's death, and that Libya was trending toward democracy—rather than dystopia—thanks to Obama's war of aggression to remove Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi. As was customary, Obama officials conducted their actual policy (an unprovoked military intervention unauthorized by Congress)."
Obama was an Islam lover, who even tried to deny everyone the right to utter or write speech unflattering to Islam
Obozo had been helping the domination of sharia around the world from the start of his presidency—he and sharia hated freedom, free speech (like 2020 leftists), democracy, and America
Obama was an Islam lover, who even tried to deny everyone the right to utter or write speech unflattering to Islam, since Obozo had been helping the domination of sharia around the world from the start of his presidency. He and sharia hated freedom, free speech (like 2020 leftists), democracy, and America. He tried to get everyone believing the lie that jihad is about purifying oneself, not violent holy war, and that sharia is likewise innocent and both are unrelated to terrorism.
Obozo tried to deny everyone the right to utter or write speech unflattering to Islam, and he also tried to get everyone believing the lie that jihad is only about purifying oneself, not violent holy war, and that sharia is likewise innocent and both are unrelated to terrorism
Hillary's email server antics, which she lied her ass off about, amounted to over 100 federal crimes, and yet the DOJ was too busy harrassing Trump to care
“This [book] is exactly what the Mueller investigation should have been.” — Rush Limbaugh
“A critically important read for thoughtful people.” — The Chicago Tribune
“The best book of its kind since Woodward and Bernstein’s All the President’s Men.” — Powerline
In the Trump-Russia probe, counterintelligence tools were used to fish for crimes to prosecute, says McCarthy
"'Ball of collusion is counterintelligence as a pretext for a criminal investigation in search of a crime; a criminal investigation as a pretext for impeachment without an impeachable offense; an impeachment inquiry as a pretext for rendering Donald Trump un-reelectable; and all of it designed to straitjacket his presidency.' That is a damning charge. In normal times, it would — at the least — be grist for a national debate. But in the age of Trump, only his supporters seem to care that America’s top spies and lawmen weaponized their institutional power against the opposition presidential campaign and, later, the sitting president." (Source: Unraveling the Origins of the Trump-Russia Investigation, Eli Lake, National Review)
"A republic is an extremely fragile thing. Especially now, as a cynical establishment seeks restoration, . . . and as the divisions in our nation widen and public discourse sounds like rival packs of angry barking dogs. . . . America is . . . A self-determining people that has a government that is supposed to serve the people. . . . The turnaround here is that high officials think they are a government that happens to have people associated with it, but they are the ones who know what’s best for the country. . . . The real collusion was that the Obama administration put the awesome powers of the federal government — law enforcement and intelligence — at the service of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. . . . 'What happened here is that they decided their judgment about who was fit to be president was superior to the public’s, and they weren’t going to take the public’s determination for an answer,' McCarthy said." (Source: Column: Andrew McCarthy’s book ‘Ball of Collusion’ thoughtfully connects the dots on Clinton and Obama, John Kass, Chicago Tribune)
A republic is an extremely fragile thing—especially now, as a cynical establishment seeks restoration and as the divisions in our nation widen and public discourse sounds like rival packs of angry barking dogs
"'The thing about this book,' Limbaugh said. 'This book is written in an almost conversational, very rational way, and it explains why the collusion charge, why this whole notion of collusion was B.S. from the start.' 'There are a lot of books out there that were written during -- like Gregg Jarrett's book. His contention was that all of this began with the need to exonerate Hillary Clinton... they had to clear her from any crimes she committed, and she had committed crimes... What McCarthy's book does is start with the beginning of how this started and explains that the entire premise of it was concocted and was B.S. It could not have been substantive ever. This was one of the biggest hoaxes sprung on the American people in our lifetime and maybe beyond.'" (Source: Limbaugh: Andrew McCarthy's New Book "Ball Of Collusion" Is A Must-Read, Blows Russiagate Theory To Smithereens, Tim Hains, realclearpolitics)
Andrew C. McCarthy is a former federal prosecutor who received the Justice Department’s highest honors. He is a contributing editor to National Review, a Fox News contributor, and nationally renowned commentator on legal and national security issues. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Willful Blindness and The Grand Jihad.
Hillary called Trump supporters a basket of deplorables—the dumbest political move in history
- Obozo lied and said Obamacare would save you $2500, and that you can keep your doctor and keep your plan - every Democrat politician lied about it and the press copied the lies.
- Benghazi - every Federal Agency lied about it and the press copied the lies.
- Islamic terrorism is no longer important - every Federal Agency lied about it and the press copied the lies.
- Cops are systemically racist - the press copied the lies.
- The Tea Party is racist - the press copied the lies.
- The "basket of deplorables" are racist - the press copied the lies.
- The Iran nuclear deal was a good deal - every Federal Agency lied about it and the press copied the lies.
- Obama's federal agencies and most of the press were colluding to mislead Americans long before "the Russian hoax."
Obozo lied and said Obamacare would save you $2500, and that you can keep your doctor and keep your plan - every Democrat politician lied about it and the press copied the lies
McCarthy was very reluctant to accept that the DOJ—which he had been proud to be a part of—and the FBI could have engaged in the kinds of grossly unprofessional conduct that has gradually come to light over the past two years. Moreover, he admits in Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency that he slowly came to realize that he had been very wrong about a number of things. Anyone who has read McCarthy's columns during the Mueller investigation knows that McCarthy is the farthest thing from a conspiracist. Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency is a dense, well-sourced examination of how Russia-gate came about. McCarthy takes us far up the timestream, along all the time tributaries that fed into this law-enforcement scandal, including the many connections between Eastern European strongmen and DC lobbyists of both parties, the feeling among establishment internationalists that a Trump presidency would be a worldwide catastrophe, the foregone conclusion that Secretary Clinton would not be charged for her criminally negligent handling of classified information, and the purely political nature of the "investigative" work of Christopher Steele and Glenn Simpson.
McCarthy was very reluctant to accept that the DOJ—which he had been proud to be a part of—and the FBI could have engaged in the kinds of grossly unprofessional conduct that has gradually come to light over the past two years
The Obama administration weaponized its intelligence agencies to spy on the opposition party's presidential campaign. High-ranking Obama officials like CIA Director Brennan and Deputy Director of FBI McCabe routinely leaked intelligence material to a willing press. Obama's DOJ and FBI concealed from the FISA court the fact that the Clinton campaign had funded the Steele dossier as a political weapon to discredit Trump. As McCarthy says, "Russia-gate in a nutshell: no rumor is ever dismissed because, when it comes to Trump, it is no longer the FBI's obligation to verify information; it is somehow the suspect's burden to show that the suspicions are wrong. And no one is ever exonerated because, when it comes to Trump, it is no longer the prosecution's burden to prove guilt; the accused must establish his innocence."
The Deep State tried to sink Trump, but their silly pile of evidence turned out to be all sizzle and no steak
Chicken Little had a leaf fall on her so she screamed that the sky is falling
When Trump won, the tantrum-having leftists screamed that the sky is falling
As you read Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency, you learn about the realities of the Deep State (facts only, not conspiracy theories), you are in for a rude awakening. It's like Alice in Wonderland in DC. Nobody in Washington is clean, it seems, and Swamp monsters abound. The most disturbing takeaway from this book is the culpability of media in the entire mess through their bias and collusion in what they chose to report and not report, or even bother to get their reporters to investigate. See Shadow Elite: How the World's New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government, and the Free Market and Media Control, Second Edition: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda.
People in Washington are like Alice in Wonderland—there is subterfuge everywhere, with people saying one thing but doing another
Nobody in Washington is clean, it seems, and Swamp monsters abound
McCarthy's found ways to instill humor in the telling of the sickening and grotesque manipulation of the American justice system for the purposes of political gain at any cost, even though nothing about the ball of collusion is funny. There has been stunning corruption by the Democrat Party. It's been said that our government is where freedom and democracy go to die. Read Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency and you'll see how and why. See Democracy—an American Delusion and How Democracies Die.
It's been said that our government is where freedom and democracy go to die. Here an oligarch buries democracy, as it is getting in the way of his regulation-free business model.
Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency is a shameful tale of corruption by President Obozo and his surrogates, particularly former CIA director Brennan, former FBI executives, and even State Department officials. Hopefully, it will educate Americans as to the nature of the current Democratic Party and its leaders. We are still living through their attempts to overthrow our Constitutional rights. McCarthy substantiates a clear case of corrupt moral, ethical, political, if not outright criminal conduct in an attempt to save the country by overthrowing the government. It should frighten everyone who believes in the fundamental principles of self-governance by the consent of the governed and accountability of our elected leaders to the people, within the constitutional structure, limitations and responsibilities of our Constitution. This book is what the Mueller Report should have been.
If this book doesn’t result in the review of everything and everyone inside the beltway bubble, nothing will, and the Deep State will quietly continue the corruption of our institutions
McCarthy concludes his book aptly: "That is the Ball of Collusion: counterintelligence as a pretext for a criminal investigation in search of a crime; a criminal investigation as a pretext for impeachment without an impeachable offense; an impeachment inquiry as a pretext for rendering Donald Trump un-reelectable; and all of it designed as a straitjacket around his presidency.” In other words, there's corruption everywhere you look—Obozo, FBI, CIA, NSA, DOJ, impeachment inquiry, the Mueller Report, etc.
Benjamin Franklin was asked if the Constitutional Convention (1787) had successfully cobbled together a republic or a monarchy. Franklin said "a republic, if you can keep it." He may or may not have added “The executive will be always increasing here, as elsewhere, till it ends in a monarchy.” This is a warning to not allow the executive to increase dramatically (which Obozo did, in spite of Republican complaints), or we will trade in democracy for oligarchy, which, we're sad to say, has already happened. THAT SHIP HAS SAILED. See Democracy—an American Delusion.
The best summary of this book is a very insightful quote: “This book is exactly what the Mueller investigation should have been.” — Rush Limbaugh