Thomas Jefferson once said, “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”
A great deal of vital information is being unearthed about which every American must not be ignorant. It reveals unprecedented corruption by government officials that is undermining our freedoms and the political structure of our constitutional republic!
Americans’ ignorance and lack of concern regarding these truths is making us extremely vulnerable to people who want to destroy this nation. The United States is already dangerously close to becoming a police state.
Handwritten notes from former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok have confirmed that Barack Obama personally directed an illegal investigation targeting retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. Flynn is a decorated war hero who has saved countless American lives. But the Obama administration listened in on his phone calls and illegally leaked his conversations to the media.
If government agents can slander and spy on a well-connected American hero like General Flynn, what can they do to you if they disagree with your political views?
After the Department of Justice dropped its case against Flynn on May 7, President Donald Trump said that what President Obama did was “the biggest political crime in American history, by far!” He later added, “Obamagate makes Watergate look small time!” When the type of tactics Obama was using become routine, your freedoms can be stripped at will. The nation becomes a dictatorship.
Obamagate goes far beyond personal animus between Barack Obama and Michael Flynn. It was a plot to overthrow the U.S. government and realign American interests with those of the number one terror-sponsoring state. A number of political analysts have revealed how President Obama tried to accomplish this devious goal. But they are at a loss as to why he would do something so evil.
What motivates Barack Obama is a mystery to most analysts, but the Bible reveals this mystery. People need to understand what a dangerous threat this is to America’s very foundation!
All this is prophesied in your Bible. But to understand it, you have to study it. If you do, then events in America will begin to make sense, and you will see how, sadly, this nation’s days are numbered!
Targeting General Flynn
Two days after winning the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump met with President Obama in the Oval Office to discuss the transition to the new administration. Of the many issues Mr. Obama could have discussed with Mr. Trump during their 90-minute meeting, he mainly wanted to talk about two people. He told Mr. Trump that the two people he really had to worry about were North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un—and retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.
Why was President Obama so concerned with General Flynn?
Many consider Flynn an American hero. As an intelligence officer in the Army, he tracked down Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was good at his job, and President Obama nominated him as director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. But in this new office, Flynn exposed how the Obama administration was failing to effectively fight the Islamic State and other enemies in the Middle East. He told colleagues that he felt like a lone voice warning that the United States was less safe from radical Islam than before the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
He also criticized Obama for failing to support the enemies of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, a strong ally of Iran. According to former Defense Intelligence Agency official Patrick Lang, “Flynn incurred the wrath of the White House by insisting on telling the truth about Syria. He thought truth was the best thing, and they shoved him out.” He had been on the job for only two years when the Obama administration forced him into early retirement in August 2014.
But telling the truth about Syria was not the only thing that got Flynn in trouble. He was also a vocal opponent of President Obama’s disastrous nuclear deal with Iran.
General Flynn was well educated in intelligence-gathering techniques. That unnerved Obama officials. They were doing a lot of illegal spying on American citizens, and Flynn was well placed to expose their crimes. Clearly they were nervous about what Flynn might say: About a year after forcing him to retire, they started to spy on him.
A former senior Treasury Department official told the Star Newspaper Group that, starting in December 2015 and continuing well into 2017, Barack Obama’s Treasury regularly surveilled Flynn’s financial records and transactions. This was unlawful, but the Obama administration didn’t care. They were obsessed with targeting Michael Flynn.
Obama administration officials told the public that Flynn had illegally colluded with Russia. This was a bald-faced lie.
So how did Flynn end up as the Obama administration’s prime target? American journalist Lee Smith answered this question in an article for the Tablet, “How Russiagate Began With Obama’s Iran Deal Domestic Spying Campaign.”
“Why were officials from the [Obama] administration intercepting [Flynn’s] phone calls with the Russian ambassador?” Smith wrote. “The answer is that Obama saw Flynn as a signal threat to his legacy, which was rooted in his July 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran—the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (jcpoa). Flynn had said long before he signed on with the Trump campaign that it was a catastrophe to realign American interests with those of a terror state. And now that the candidate he’d advised was the new president-elect, Flynn was in a position to help undo the deal” (May 22).
In other words, the smear campaign against Flynn had nothing to do with Russia. It was all about stopping Flynn from helping President Trump undo the Obama administration’s Iran nuclear deal!
Obama’s Iran Deal
The Obama administration implemented its nuclear deal with Iran on Jan. 16, 2016. Under the terms of this agreement, the United States lifted oil and financial sanctions on Iran, while Iran agreed to stop enriching uranium beyond 3.67 percent.
General Flynn had left the Obama administration 17 months before, and he was a vocal critic of the deal. He wrote a 2016 book, The Field of Fight, describing correspondence between the Iranian government and al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Apparently al Qaeda was working on chemical and biological weapons in Iran, but the Obama administration refused to declassify the proof.
Flynn also warned that the Russians were cooperating with the Iranians and would probably not help the U.S. fight radical Islamic terrorism. Still, the Obama administration agreed to let Russia export more than 100 tons of natural uranium to Iran—enough to make 10 nuclear bombs!
Now, the whole message the Obama administration was peddling about the Iran deal was that it would prevent the mullahs from getting a nuclear bomb. Yet they colluded with Russia to give Iran a hundred tons of uranium! What was really going on?
General Flynn condemned Iran as the “world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism” and advocated a strategy aimed at overthrowing the Iranian government. He criticized the Obama administration for trying to align America with the interests of a terrorist state. So when President-elect Trump appointed Flynn as a national security adviser, Obama went to work trying to get rid of Flynn.
As Lee Smith put it, “Russiagate was not a hoax, as some conservative journalists call it. Rather, it was a purposeful extension of the Obama administration’s Iran Deal media campaign, and of the secret espionage operation targeting those opposed to Obama’s efforts to realign American interests with those of a terror state that embodies the most corrosive forms of anti-Semitism” (ibid).
How could the American public be so ignorant as to allow such disastrous foreign-policy decisions?
To smear General Flynn as a Russian agent, Obama’s fbi opened a counterintelligence investigation called Crossfire Razor. Having found no evidence of any wrongdoing by Flynn, investigators planned to close the case on Jan. 4, 2017. But then fbi agent Peter Strzok was directed by top officials at the fbi to ensure the investigation of Flynn stayed open.
Court filings in Flynn’s criminal case show that Strzok texted an unnamed associate on Jan. 4, 2017, “Hey if you haven’t closed razor, don’t do so yet.” Strzok’s order was delivered at the behest of fbi leadership, which he referred to as the “7th floor.”
The next day, intelligence officials met in the Oval Office to brief President Obama about the findings of their report on Russian interference in the election. Present at the meeting were: Vice President Joe Biden, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, cia Director John Brennan, fbi Director James Comey, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers.
After the initial meeting, President Obama held a follow-on meeting with Susan Rice, Joe Biden and the two individuals that would retain their positions into the next administration: Comey and Yates. This meeting was documented over two weeks later in an e-mail Susan Rice sent to herself immediately after leaving the White House on Jan. 20, 2017.
The Justice Department has disclosed handwritten notes from Peter Strzok recounting what Comey had told him about this January 5 follow-on meeting. These notes show that Obama knew details about private conversations between Michael Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak that even Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates did not know. This meeting shows that Obama was personally overseeing the effort to take down Flynn.
Strzok’s notes recount how Comey told Obama that Flynn’s phone calls looked legitimate and that Obama told Comey to “make sure you look at things, and have the right people on it.” They also recount how Vice President Biden brought up the Logan Act—an 18th-century law that forbids private citizens from discussing foreign policy with foreign governments. The law is likely unconstitutional and definitely does not apply to national security advisers for incoming presidential administrations. But it ended up being key in taking down Flynn.
Obama and his top brass listened in on conversations between Michael Flynn and the Russian ambassador and then accused Flynn of violating an obscure 18th-century law. They then used the transcripts of those perfectly legal conversations to entrap Flynn.
Seven days after the January 5 Oval Office meeting, the Washington Post’s David Ignatius published a story about Flynn’s contacts with the Russian ambassador, and he raised the non-issue of the Logan Act. How did the Post find out about Flynn’s phone calls? The Obama administration had illegally leaked that information in an attempt to set up Flynn.
The Post article triggered the mainstream media and Democrat politicians to focus their attention on Michael Flynn.
There was absolutely nothing wrong with Flynn’s phone calls with the Russian ambassador. Consider what a Washington Post reporter, Adam Entous, said during a conference in October 2017. He explained that the newsroom was made aware of the fact that Flynn was having conversations with Ambassador Kislyak, but that it wasn’t worth reporting because, “There’s no reason why he shouldn’t be having that conversation.”
Entous said that Ignatius could write about it because he was a columnist and, “Unlike me as a news reporter, he was able to just throw this piece of red meat out there and just say, ‘There was this conversation. What was it about?’”
By getting the media to write about the Flynn phone calls, the Obama administration was giving the media bait it could use to trap the incoming administration. And it worked.
Flynn could be forgiven for not remembering every detail of each phone call he had with the Russian ambassador. The Obama administration, on the other hand, had transcripts of each of his phone calls and could use the transcripts to entrap him.
The Perjury Trap
Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe recently declassified the Flynn transcripts. In all those transcripts, the word “sanction” appears once, and it was brought up by Ambassador Kislyak. The Federalist’s Sean Davis wrote: “The transcripts show that while Kislyak obliquely raised the issue of financial sanctions against certain Russian intelligence officials, Flynn himself never discussed the financial sanctions against Russian individuals and entities levied by the Obama administration. Instead, Flynn focused on preventing U.S. ‘tit-for-tat’ escalation following the Obama administration’s expulsion of Russian diplomats.”
The day after the January 12 Post article, members of President-elect Trump’s staff were asked by the media about Flynn’s call, particularly about the topic of sanctions. Flynn told his co-workers that he didn’t remember discussing sanctions. Then on January 15, Vice President Mike Pence publicly stated that there had been no talk about economic sanctions between Flynn and the Russian ambassador. Pence said that Flynn told him that neither sanctions nor the decision to expel diplomats came up on the call. The transcripts of the call do reveal that Flynn spoke to Kislyak about the expulsion of diplomats, however. This miscommunication is what was ultimately exploited by the Obama holdovers to force Flynn’s resignation.
Pence, however, did not have access to Michael Flynn’s transcripts—and neither did Flynn himself. But the Obama administration did.
On Jan. 23, 2017, three days after the inauguration, the Washington Post ran an article titled “FBI Reviewed Flynn’s Calls With Russian Ambassador but Found Nothing Illicit.” This article was designed to put Flynn at ease. There was obviously nothing illicit in the phone calls and everyone knew it. But the Obama administration pushed ahead with its plan to catch Flynn in a lie.
On January 24, fbi Director Comey sent Peter Strzok and Joe Pientka to Flynn’s office at the White House. The agents were sent to lay a perjury trap against Flynn. Armed with the transcript of his phone calls, the agents invited themselves into Flynn’s office, pretending they were there to casually talk to him about reports in the media.
Flynn’s “sin” was forgetting that the word “sanction” came up once during a phone call four weeks earlier. Because Flynn denied having a conversation about sanctions, the Obama holdovers determined that he was lying and actively misleading members of the Trump administration. Some even publicly speculated that Flynn would be susceptible to Russian blackmail because of the call.
On January 26, Sally Yates told President Trump’s counsel that Flynn made statements to them about sanctions that were untrue. Flynn continued to publicly state that he did not discuss sanctions. Then on February 9, the Post wrote about the content of Flynn’s phone calls. Disclosing that information to the press was illegal. Citing “unnamed current and former officials,” the Post reported that Flynn “privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States during the month before President Trump took office, contrary to public assertions by Trump officials.”
The article embarrassed the Trump White House and led to Michael Flynn’s forced resignation on February 13—not because of anything he said to the Russian ambassador, but because he made Vice President Pence look bad by not fully communicating with him about everything he discussed on the phone with Ambassador Kislyak. The Obama administration holdovers were actively trying to sow chaos for the incoming administration. In the end, they achieved their goal, causing the public to believe that Flynn was trying to cover up some sinister crime with Russian agents.
In fact, the whole situation was orchestrated by Barack Obama to protect the Iran nuclear deal.
Lies, Lies, Lies
On May 12, Joe Biden was interviewed on abc’s Good Morning America. George Stephanopoulos asked him what he knew about the Flynn investigation, and he dogmatically stated, “I know nothing about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn.” Then when he was pressed about his role in the Jan. 5, 2017, meeting, he revised his answer, and said, “I thought you asked me on whether or not I had anything to do with him being prosecuted. I’m sorry. I was aware that … they had asked for an investigation, but that’s all I know about it.”
Peter Strzok’s handwritten notes have since revealed both statements to be lies. It was Biden who brought up the Logan Act as a possible means of prosecuting General Flynn. Now the Democrats act like such lies are nothing to be concerned about. But the reality is, lying is the modus operandi of those Obama-era officials!
They called American hero Michael Flynn a clandestine agent of Russia. Such lies are hard to even fathom, yet millions of people believe them. These officials have been repeatedly exposed for this kind of deception. They believe it is right to lie when it is for an “important purpose”! They have no fixed principles. And very few will hold them to account!
America’s Constitution was made to rule a moral, self-governing people, a well-informed people who will hold their leaders to a high moral standard. Ignorant people can never make our Constitution work. The ignorance of the American people regarding what is happening here is disastrous.
Something deadly dangerous has seized the country—far more than people realize. There is a spiritual dimension to what is happening, and you cannot understand these events unless you recognize that. We must know our enemy to understand what is happening in America.
Lee Smith wrote a book titled The Plot Against the President: The True Story of How Congressman Devin Nunes Uncovered the Biggest Political Scandal in U.S. History. Smith is an expert on how Obama and his colleagues tried to frame Donald Trump, Michael Flynn and others for crimes they did not commit.
Still, Smith does not understand why Barack Obama so vehemently supported Iran. “It’s not hard to see why the previous president went after Flynn: The retired general’s determination to undo the Iran Deal was grounded in his own experience in two Middle Eastern theaters of combat, where he saw how Iran murdered Americans and threatened American interests,” he writes. “But why Obama would choose the Islamic Republic as a partner and encourage tactics typically employed by Third World police states remains a mystery” (emphasis mine).
This is a mystery to a sharp analyst like Lee Smith. Almost all Americans are oblivious to it. But the Bible reveals this mystery, and those who do see it have an obligation to speak out!
The Mystery Explained
Our people don’t understand their Bibles as they once did. They don’t understand the many scriptures about Satan the devil. But these scriptures show that the devil has his agenda against America, and only God can protect us from the powerful evil spirit attacking the nation.
The Bible shows that anciently, God raised up the kingdom of Israel to represent Him. Satan attacked that nation in every way he could. History shows that at one point, an enemy almost completely destroyed it—but God raised up a flawed human king to temporarily save the nation. “For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel. And the Lord said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash” (2 Kings 14:26-27). The book of Kings is one of the former prophets. It is a book of prophecy for this end time especially.
A man tried to blot out the name of Israel—a very satanic goal. Satan hates everything God is about and wants to destroy it every way he can. But this passage shows that anciently, God stopped this from happening—and He did so through King Jeroboam ii.
It is important to understand the prophetic principle of duality. History is repeating itself today. Just what is the prophetic name of Israel? First, it is spiritual Israel, or God’s true Church in this end time. Second, it is physical Israel. In our day, the emphasis is on three physical nations of Israel: America, Britain and the Jewish nation in the Middle East. Herbert W. Armstrong explained this in his book The United States and Britain in Prophecy (request a free copy). For more proof of this, please read my article “Saving America From the Radical Left—Temporarily” (theTrumpet.com/17092).
Iran’s mullahs publicly say they want to “wipe Israel off the map.” That is another way of saying they want to “blot out the name of Israel from under heaven”!
Why in the world would an American president align with these murderers? Why permit Russia to give them 100 tons of uranium? And why implement a deal that virtually guarantees Iran becomes a nuclear power?
This prophetic passage in 2 Kings 14 explains. President Obama shares the goal to “blot out the name of Israel”!
The Iranians may not know that the Americans are literal descendants of ancient Israel, but they do label America the “Great Satan” and the Jewish state the “Little Satan.” They really want to blot these nations out! And through his Iran nuclear deal, Barack Obama was helping them accomplish this goal! He was implying, You take care of the Jews and we’ll take care of America. We’ll “blot out the name of Israel from under heaven” by transforming America into a socialist state our founders wouldn’t recognize. He wants to destroy everything good in America and to fundamentally change the nation into a Marxist dictatorship. Spiritually, he wants to wipe out the faith of Israel—just like the Iranian mullahs want to wipe Israel off the map!
This is what Lee Smith doesn’t understand. Obama decided to “choose the Islamic Republic as a partner” and to use “tactics typically employed by Third World police states” because he wants to blot out both the Jewish state and America! He also expressed hatred for Britain. Like the ancient Seleucid King Antiochus (Daniel 8:24), he is empowered by the devil to destroy the people of Israel through flattery and deceits that lead to violence.
It takes faith to believe what God says in 2 Kings 14:26-27. If God did not intervene to save America “by the hand” of Donald Trump, then America’s republic would have been blotted out—and Iran’s theocracy would probably have an atomic weapon!
Satan destroyed Israel in the past and is about to do it again—unless our people repent!
The Devil’s Fingerprints
We must be able to recognize the devil’s fingerprints on what was taking place here. In John 8:44, the Apostle John records the words of Jesus Christ to the Jews who were trying to kill Him: “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
There is no truth in the devil—none at all! And the radical left lie like the devil. That is the spirit behind these people who will say and do anything to accomplish their goals. The way they worked to destroy the life of Michael Flynn, an upstanding American patriot, is chilling proof. They will stop at nothing to take over the government and align America with the government of Iran. Every time they are challenged on anything illegal they have done, they lie—over and over and over again.
Yet still, when people ask them a question, no matter how outrageous the answer, they somehow believe them! The spirit of deception is troublingly deep. That points directly to the influence of the devil. These people are swayed by the devil!
Satan was a murderer “from the beginning.” Remember Cain and Abel: That first murder in human history was inspired by the devil. From the beginning, Satan was a murderer. This is how he influences people.
What is Satan’s real goal? It is not merely to attack a certain man. He is trying to undermine everything of God.
We must recognize that the real enemy is not Barack Obama. He was abandoned by his parents as a young man and ended up being mentored by the Communist radical Frank Marshall Davis. The real culprit behind his efforts to “blot out Israel” is not a man! I am not blaming him—I am blaming Satan!
Saving America Temporarily
The Iran deal had been implemented on Jan. 16, 2016. General Flynn was effectively forced out of the Trump administration a year later. These prophetic dates are deeply significant.
God is active in these events. He is trying to get our minds focused on January 16.
When Herbert W. Armstrong died on Jan. 16, 1986, he left behind a church with 725 congregations in 57 countries around the globe and a powerful work going out to the world. It had a weekly worldwide audience of more than 130,000 people, and another 210,000 outside the Church donated money regularly. Serving these many members, prospective members and contributors were more than 1,200 ministers worldwide. But his successors systematically destroyed the Worldwide Church of God using many of the same tactics that Obama administration officials are using to destroy the United States. There was a behind-the-scenes conspiracy to fundamentally change church doctrine and force these changes on church membership.
I explain this history in my free book Malachi’s Message; it gives deep insight into what is happening in America today.
We must see the spiritual dimension here. Ephesians 6:12 says, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Satan and his followers hate the light. They work in darkness and secrecy. That is why the devil can use a network like the “deep state” to devastating effect. Something diabolical was going on until Mr. Trump was elected—and it is still going on now.
The modern nations of Israel have forsaken God. They know virtually nothing about the Bible and our adversary, Satan the devil.
God wants this conspiracy exposed to give people one last chance to repent. America’s temporary resurgence is giving people a window to repent, but that window will soon close. Eventually, warnings are followed by consequences for inaction.
A prophecy by Amos about an end-time Jeroboam shows just how short our time is: “And the Lord said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more” (Amos 7:8).
God is measuring America with a “plumbline,” very precisely. He “will not again pass by them any more”—which means, this is His final warning. After the Jeroboam resurgence comes the punishment. The Obama administration’s efforts to help Iran get a nuclear bomb were a prophetic sign of how devastating this punishment will be.
The Bible specifically prophesied Iran’s aggressive, terrorism-empowered foreign policy. It also prophesied America’s shameful weakness, and the deep corruption in its government. It prophesied that our people’s sins are leading directly to weapons of mass destruction striking our populations, and survivors being deported as slaves (Daniel 8:23; 11:40; Leviticus 26:19; Isaiah 1:4-7; Joel 2:3; Luke 21:20-24).
Through the pages of the Bible, God revealed these prophecies to a man who died on Jan. 16, 1986. You need to prove for yourself whether or not this man was a true messenger of God. You can compare what this man wrote to historical facts that have occurred since he died and to events you are seeing on the news every day. Our free booklet He Was Right will help you see what this man wrote about the prophecies of the Bible, and you can then prove the truth for yourself.