(Headline USA) Another high-level alum from the Barack Obama administration has been selected to oversee the agency responsible for disbursing US foreign aid, despite having played a major role in the criminal conspiracy to sabotage President Donald Trump’s incoming administration four years ago.
Like former national security adviser Susan Rice, former United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power was shrewdly tapped for a role that would not require Senate approval.
She will head the U.S. Agency for International Development, a role that President-in-waiting Joe Biden has said he will elevate to the National Security Council, helping to assure some continuity within the deep state.
“As a journalist, activist, and diplomat, I’ve seen the world-changing impact of USAID,” she said in a tweet.
“At this critical moment, I feel immensely fortunate to have the chance to serve again, working with the incredible USAID team to confront COVID-19, climate change, humanitarian crises, & more,” she said.
Like Rice, Power also is eyeball deep in the Obamagate scandal—the conspiratorial effort to smear President Donald Trump’s incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn with specious claims that he had violated the Logan Act over a series of December 2016 phone calls with a Russian ambassador.
Those phone calls were recorded by the NSC or other intelligence agencies and were later leaked to the Washington Post to promote the baseless claim that Trump officials were colluding with Russia over election interference.
The FBI subsequently set a perjury trap for Flynn, forcing his resignation and setting into motion the series of events through which the FBI’s fraudulent “Crossfire Hurricane” sting became the Mueller investigation.
But in fact, there is strong evidence that Power lied to Congress—a crime—in later denying any recollection of unmasking Flynn, although declassified evidence shows she submitted seven requests from Nov. 30, 2016 to Jan. 11, 2017.
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— Greg Price (@greg_price11) May 13, 2020
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) May 13, 2020
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It is unclear whether the ongoing Durham special counsel investigation might implicate Power, or whether its probe of the Obamagate conspiracy will gain any traction whatsoever during a Biden administration.
In his announcement, Biden called Power “a world-renowned voice of conscience and moral clarity.”
Her role will be central to what some are calling the “great reset”—a globalist plan to upend power structures and previous notions of national sovereignty.
She will be crucial in the national outreach efforts to help developing nations deal with the coronavirus, even as many are flocking to a cheaper Chinese alternative vaccine.
Her decisions on where US taxpayers will invest their hard-earned revenues will be critical in helping inform what countries members of the Biden family and their close business associates flock to for their own personal investments in areas like health care and green energy.
Powell’s husband, Cass Sunstein, a former Obama colleague at the University of Chicago Law School, has long been on the shortlist for leftist Supreme Court picks.
With Judge Merrick Garland’s advancement to attorney general, he may be among the first in line for the newly packed court.
One of Sunstein’s crowning achievements was the promotion of a theory called the “availability cascade”—a scholarly articulation of Rahm Emanuel’s axiom, “you never want to let a good crisis go to waste.”
He argues that the left must capitalize on such inflection points in times of national emergency to advance an agenda that had previously seemed unfeasible.
The Left has frequently applied this theory, both during the Obama era and the Trump era, to try to crack down on civil liberties and normalize a more authoritarian interpretation of the rights protected under the US Constitution.