Jack EngelhardJack Engelhard’s classic international bestselling novel Indecent Proposal, which later became a worldwide hit movie, has been republished to meet readers’ demands. His other major works include Compulsive: A Novel, his award-winning post-Holocaust Montreal memoir Escape from Mount Moriah, plus Slot Attendant: A Novel About A Novelist. His website: www.jackengelhard.com
Normally it’s impolite to say you were first with a story or an opinion, unless, as in this instance, you were right and the rest of the world was wrong. On top of that, being so wrong when everyone else was so right, you’d be making a fool of yourself to proceed. So they said.
But proceed we did…and on March 21 we wrote and published on these pages the view that President Trump was correct to allege that the Obama Administration had been spying on him during the election process. People scoffed, at me and at Trump. I’ll say this. Trump is President and I am a grasshopper, but on this we’re equal: we operate on instinct.
So on instinct more than a week ago I wrote: “The odds are still against him – but betting against Trump is still not recommended as a smart bet.”
Trump’s bet (and mine) turns out to be on the money. Today we learn that Susan Rice allegedly abused US Intelligence to gain information about him and his transition team. Rice served as Obama’s national security adviser and she denies that anything like that happened after saying that it did.
So it goes round and round with that slippery crowd. They try telling us that the snooping was not directed against Trump EXACTLY…or PERSONALLY.
No, they say, it happened imprecisely and coincidentally and incidentally…anything but the truth and as if it makes a damn bit of difference.
The fact is – Donald Trump was spied on, end of story…though not quite. Was Obama behind this?
They’ll say no way. I say absolutely. If that’s another bet, I’ll take it. Just like the first one that was published here as – “Comey repels Trump’s spy charges. But nobody believed Hemingway either.” The Democrats and their news media darlings scoffed – as did a House Intelligence Committee and FBI Director James Comey himself.
He told the Committee:
“With respect to the President’s tweets about alleged wiretapping directed at him by the prior Administration, I have no information that supports those tweets.”
But they’ll get you again with the word “wiretapping.” No, it wasn’t wiretapping, they will say…it was “intercepted phone calls.” Not quite the same.
This is the same Susan Rice who appeared on all those talk shows to obstruct the truth about Bo Bergdahl and the Benghazi killings.
Yes it is the same…and this is the same Susan Rice who appeared on all those talk shows to obstruct the truth about Bo Bergdahl and the Benghazi killings.
The truth keeps getting in the way of these people – the Democrats and their slacker reporters alike, all of whom want the story hushed. They’re doing a good job of it if you check the three major networks who’d rather talk about everything else besides a Constitutional crisis that beats Watergate hands down.
If the truth ever gets out.
That’s no guarantee. Let’s remember the roster of these Liberals who ran the country for the past eight years and still intend to stay in business.
Donna Brazile comes to mind. She ran the DNC until she was caught sneaking town hall questions to what’s her name, Hillary Clinton.
She denied any wrongdoing, as they all do. Then, days ago, she admitted wrongdoing and added that she would do it again.
Yes, she’d do it again…and you wonder why we can’t believe a single word these people say.
What’s left are the few of us willing to cut through the chaff to find the truth. I’m game.
Any more bets?
New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva. His books, including “The Bathsheba Deadline,” are available from Amazon and other retailers. Engelhard wrote the international bestseller “Indecent Proposal” and the award-winning Montreal memoir “Escape from Mount Moriah.” His latest is “News Anchor Sweetheart.” He is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: www.jackengelhard.com