“RIGHT NOW AS I’M SPEAKING”
by Sharon Rondeau
The podcast of Friday’s show can be heard here, with the final portion beginning at approximately 1:09:00.
The image was declared fraudulent at a press conference on March 1, 2012 by then-Maricopa County, AZ Cold Case Posse lead investigator Mike Zullo following six months of investigation under the authority of then-Sheriff Joseph Arpaio. In November, Zullo reported on Gallups’s show that ““very, very high, high, high-level White House officials have had a cursory briefing of the information that we garnered about the certificate.”
In a December broadcast, Gallups, who has been close to the birth certificate investigation for years, contended there is a connection between the birth certificate investigation and the “Deep State” which many Americans believe attempted to prevent Trump from becoming president. Gallups said on Friday’s show that in his view, “Deep State” operatives are determined to remove Donald Trump from office because of the existential threat he poses in exposing their wrongdoing.
Following a break, Gallups announced he would take text-message questions from listeners. He read a question about a speculative “arrest” of Hillary Clinton, to which he responded, “Donald Trump and the DOJ are now saying they are investigating the investigators; they are investigating the dossier; they are investigating the FISA court lying; all of that does go back to Hillary Clinton. They’re investigating Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, so if there was ever a possibility of Hillary Clinton suffering some kind of legal repercussions, it’s now under Donald Trump’s presidency. Do you see why now they’re trying to impeach him and to get him out of office? He holds the cards on the Obama birth certificate investigation. Donald Trump knows what the Freedom Friday audience knows, and so much more. I promise you: you’ve heard Mike Zullo say — very powerful people with — people in Washington, very powerful, have gotten this information to different folks, and they’re making a difference…”
In 2015, the government-watchdog organization Judicial Watch discovered through a FOIA request that Hillary Clinton had used a non-governmental server while employed as Obama’s Secretary of State between 2009 and 2013. The FBI launched an investigation but concluded prior to the 2016 presidential election that no charges against Clinton or any of her aides, who clearly sent and received classified information over the unprotected system, were warranted.
As Clinton was under scrutiny for her use of the private server, her campaign and the DNC contracted with private company Fusion GPS to obtain opposition research on Donald Trump associated with Russia. Fusion in turn contracted with former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, who compiled a now-infamous “dossier” of unverified and “salacious” information which was eventually used to obtain four successive surveillance warrants on former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page between October 2016 and June 2017.
It has since come to light that several other individuals associated with the Trump campaign were under surveillance by the U.S. intelligence community in 2016, if not before: one-time Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, who is serving an 81-month prison term on eight convictions for federal crimes, but not Russian “collusion”; Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret), Trump’s first national security advisor; and George Papadopoulos, who was working in Europe in 2016 and reported bizarre encounters initiated by others in which he was given information, verified or not, about “Russia” and Clinton or interrogated, according to his book, “Deep State Target: How I Got Caught in the Crosshairs of the Plot to Bring Down President Trump.”
After FBI Director James Comey was fired in May 2017, former FBI Director Robert Mueller was hired to serve as “Special Counsel” to complete the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign for alleged “collusion” with Russian operatives to affect the outcome of the 2016 election. After 22 months of probing and an estimated $35 million spent, the “Mueller report” said that investigators were unable to prove a “conspiracy” between anyone in the campaign and the Russian government.
In his final response to the listener’s question, Gallups pivoted to an April golf outing between Trump and well-known radio show host Rush Limbaugh, hypothesizing that Limbaugh’s recent commentary about the absence of proof that Russian intelligence agents “hacked” the DNC servers emanated from Limbaugh’s either having listened to “Freedom Friday” or that “people in Washington are now talking about it.”
Gallups concluded his response to the question with, “I can’t promise you anything that’s going to happen to Hillary, but I do know that if anything is going to happen in the form of justice, it will happen under a Trump presidency. We need to pray for Donald Trump; evil, evil, evil people and forces want him out.”
After taking a second question about former Rep. Jeff Miller, who was Gallups’s congressman and denied having offered to meet with Zullo and Gallups in 2013 despite email proof to the contrary, Gallups said, “I can tell you that right now, as I’m speaking, there are meetings taking place…between high-level folks who are getting all of this information…big people, who are somebodies, right now, in the Trump administration and under the Trump administration and in the Trump years…one of these meetings is taking place right now as I’m speaking.”