By: Cliff Kincaid
Before he was assigned to “get Trump,” Special Counsel Jack Smith conducted investigations and supervised “war crime prosecutions” at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands. But the United States never ratified the ICC treaty. On what basis, therefore, did he work on that global tribunal?
He began his career under Barack Hussein Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder, leading the Department of Justice “Public Integrity Section,” and his controversial record of “overzealous investigations and prosecutions” has been subjected to scrutiny by the America First Policy Institute.
But what the “conservative” critique has missed is his work as a globalist at an illegitimate international court that the United States Senate, in charge of treaties, has never endorsed.
Smith has been photographed in his global garb, wearing black and purple robes, contemplating crimes such as genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. This is where power really went to his head, as evident in the prosecutions he is now bringing against former President Trump.
One charge, if we are to believe the media, is that Trump mishandled some documents in his possession dealing with nuclear issues. He was entitled to those under the Presidential Records Act. Yet it’s the Biden Administration that revealed one of the nation’s most highly classified secrets — the number of nuclear weapons in the U.S. stockpile. Such a disclosure works only to the benefit of America’s enemies, such as China and Russia, who keep their nuclear information a state secret.
The Trump administration had denied the release of that information about the U.S. arsenal.
Smith is a left-wing lawyer who wants to prosecute Trump and handicap his defense team with “evidence” kept secret from the American people. He says this is necessary because of the need for “grand jury secrecy.” It’s a violation of the First Amendment but is typical of how international lawyers treat our country and our rights with disdain.
The latest example of his power grab is that he used a secret warrant to get access to Trump’s Twitter account.
Faced with the “lawfare” antics of this lawyer from a global kangaroo court, Trump’s lawyers have no choice but to put Smith on trial for violating the U.S. Constitution. And Congress has no alternative but to defund Smith’s illegitimate and illegal quest to put the former president in prison.
What if this kangaroo court in the U.S. gets copied on a global level? What if the United Nations were to prosecute a future President Trump or another Republican president in the name of demanding trillions of dollars in reparations for slavery?
That is in fact the direction the United Nations is heading, for its so-called “UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent” claims that American taxpayers owe black people reparations for a history of “racial terrorism.”
Radical black activists cite the First World Tribunal on Reparations for African People held in Brooklyn, New York in 1982, where a panel of judges ruled that the U.S. owed $4.1 trillion in reparations to African people.
Rep. Cori Bush says the figure has risen to $14 trillion.
Paul Robeson, the black singer whose fatal flaws included membership in the Moscow-funded Communist Party, love for Soviet mass murderer Joseph Stalin, and support for the Hitler-Stalin Pact that paved the way for World War II, submitted a “We Charge Genocide” petition to the United Nations in 1951. It was promoted by the communist-front Civil Rights Congress and has been called the “Black Lives Matter” campaign of its day.
We can anticipate an international lawyer like Jack Smith bringing these charges against the U.S. in the future through a global tribunal.
If that doesn’t work, the international lawyers are also considering suing U.S. corporations and the U.S. Government for “environmental reparations,” based on the exploitation of natural resources and their alleged impact on “climate change.”
In my 1995 book, Global Bondage: The U.N. Plan to Rule the World, I went into detail about U.N. plans for an International Criminal Court that could prosecute American citizens. Jack Smith represents the latest aspect of this campaign. Once they “convict” Trump on dubious grounds, they will try to put him on trial internationally and send him to The Hague.
My group America’s Survival, Inc. was the first national organization to warn of global taxes and the International Criminal Court, holding news conferences on these matters at the National Press Club and on Capitol Hill.
Responding to public concern, on June 11, 2020, President Donald J. Trump issued Executive Order 13928, declaring as “illegitimate” the proclaimed “jurisdiction” of the ICC over personnel of the United States. But on April 2, 2021, the Biden administration revoked the Executive Order.
In effect, Trump was imposing sanctions in the form of visa/travel restrictions and asset freezes targeting International Criminal Court officials as well as other persons that contribute to the Court’s illegal investigations against the United States and its allies.
But with Biden on the side of the ICC, one left-wing organization said that Trump administration officials could now be prosecuted for “contempt” of international law before the ICC.
That organization, which calls itself “Just Security,” had two interesting people on its advisory board: Avril Haines, who served as Principal Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama and is now Biden’s Director of National Intelligence, and Jake Sullivan, who served in the Obama administration as national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden and Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State, as well as deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He is now Biden’s national security advisor.
Not surprisingly, the organization is supported by the Soros-funded Open Society Foundations.
Back in 1998, I was joined by Howard Phillips, chairman of the Conservative Caucus in opposition to the ICC. Howard, a well-known conservative leader, made several important points:
- Approval of the International Criminal Court by the President and Senate would be in fundamental conflict with their Constitutional oaths.
- The Constitution of the United States makes clear that “All legislative Powers shall be vested in a Congress of the United States.” Powers that are vested cannot be transferred.
- Article III of the U.S. Constitution stipulates in Section 1 that “The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.”
- The proposed U.N. International Criminal Court is not under the Constitution of the United States, as is the U.S. Supreme Court and the various inferior courts, nor would it be structured to be subordinate to our Congress.
I agreed with Howard Phillips when he said that the Biblical foundations of our Constitution and the protections it provides to our rights should not be sacrificed to promote an anti-Christian New World Order with an International Criminal Court enforcing “laws” enacted by the United Nations.
The ICC treaty was NOT ratified, but Biden went ahead anyway, appointing Beth Van Schaack as the Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice, launching what she called “a sorely needed reset of the U.S. relationship with the ICC,” and saying the U.S. Government will “continue rebuilding the U.S.-ICC relationship and put it on a more durable path…”
Her bio also includes work for the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague.
It turns out that she also served as Executive Editor for Just Security, the same organization pushing a charge of “contempt” against Trump on a global basis.
As the “lawfare” against Trump proceeds, we can anticipate an International Criminal Tribunal targeting the United States, focusing on President Trump or any Republican president. One charge could be “contempt” of international law over the ICC, followed by charges of “racial terrorism” against America itself.
Defunding the office of Special Counsel Jack Smith is one easy way for the House Republicans to stop these schemes.
- Cliff Kincaid is president of America’s Survival, Inc. usasurvival.org