The Obama Administration played politics using a secret rule: criminalize the game. The method: a Pretext – means what we want it to mean, so we turn it into – a Predicate for dirty ball. Whenever the Obama Administration needed a Predicate to win a political game: leave it to the FBI to criminalize it.
When the Obama Administration was in trouble (afraid they might be behind) their FBI sent in Strzok, their best dirty pitcher. Strzok could turn any Pretext into a Predicate to turn politics into a crime or spying. Strzok was master of every dirty illegal pitch in the rulebook.
Strzok’s Mission Impossible was to take down Flynn and then put him down, i.e., not just win the game, but take him out of the game for good.
Strzok One: Rub the ball into a dirty substance they had created, Hurricane Crossfire, and pitch it to stick onto Flynn. Predicate – Flynn had contact with Russians. It was a Pretext – as Flynn had a legit basis for contact with Russians; authorized by American intelligence.
So, Strzok One and Flynn’s now in the FBI cross-hairs to be taken down. But bad luck. A called Foul Ball: It turns out there was no Big Bad Russian Collaboration by Flynn!
Worse, the Obama Administration is now a lame duck; and Flynn survived and is a designated top official in the new administration and getting up to speed. Quick, find an “Insurance policy” to still get the som’bitch.
Strzok Two: Change the rules in mid-play. As FBI investigators are closing the Flynn investigation, intervene and keep the investigation open to pitch unsanctioned wiretap. Predicate – Flynn is talking to the Russians during the few remaining days of lame duck Obama. It was a Pretext – Flynn had a legit basis for getting up to speed, doing what he’s supposed to do, so the new administration can hit the ground running.
Lame Duck Obama, channelling Henry II “will no one rid me of this meddlesome general” in his smoothest Ivy-League tongue, also says, but remember find something on Flynn “by the book” meaning – to throw the book at him (even if it’s this zombie law been dead and buried for centuries).
Strzok Three: a righteous spitball. Again, throw out the rule book. The Pretext – FBI strokes Flynn’s good nature and says let’s informally get together to chat and work together. The Predicate – well, Flynn said he didn’t remember , but even so he didn’t tell us all the things that were said in the conversations. And, by the way, Flynn saying that we, the FBI, had a recording of the conversations doesn’t matter.
Three Strzoks and Strzok calls Flynn out. Flynn is then turned over to Mueller, the undertaker, to obtain evidence by modern torture – threatening his son; and to bury the body.
Moral You gotta learn the 3 P’s in school, before you play ball with Democrats:
When Pretext becomes Predicate
Predication becomes Predatory !