The story of the Obama administration’s spying on the Trump campaign and subsequent harassment of the Trump administration (i.e., Obamagate) is told through verbatim texts, emails, tweets, memos, and Congressional testimony from the ensuing investigations. [ Obamagate the Movie credits: Dir: Cliff School/ Writers: Phelim McAleer, Brian Godawa/ Dean Cain, Kristy Swanson/ Film (Verbatim Stage Play)/ Abuse of Power, Corrupt Government/ 2020]
Note: the full documentary can typically be found online via YouTube or Google search.
If in the course of the last four years’ worth of news stories about Trump’s alleged Russian collusion — the Mueller probe, the testimony of various intelligence agency talking heads, etc. and the shrill near-daily “we got Trump this time” headlines that never seemed to pan out but were never quite recanted either — you lost your way, this filmed stage-play will help you get a better understanding of what Russiagate (aka Obamagate) was really about. And the genius of it is that the entire play consists of dramatized texts, emails, tweets, memos, and congressional testimony. Yes, the authors simply reorganized the verbatim words of the government officials involved in this charade to tell the broader story. Not only is there sweet justice in this approach, but there is also great humor as well.
The two main characters portrayed are Peter Strzok, Chief of the Counterespionage Section of the FBI, and Lisa Page, Special Counsel of the FBI — played respectively, and brilliantly, by Dean Cain (Superman) and Kristy Swanson (Buffy, the Vampire Slayer). These two agents were at the heart of the investigation of Trump; but little known to the public at the time was that they loathed the man and anyone who voted for him. That is revealed in hilarious detail in their subpoenaed tweets, brought to life with dramatic effect by Cain and Swanson. Some of these are pretty damning, such as these two exchanges:
Strzok: “I went to a southern Virginia Walmart. I could smell the Trump support.”
Page: “Vomit, vomit, vomit!”
Page: “He’s not ever going to be President, right?”
Strzok: “No, no, he’s not. We’ll stop it.”
Bear in mind that these two agents were supposed to be dispassionately and objectively investigating the President of the United States for the sake of national security. In fact, it seems, they were both openly biased against him and remarkably immature in their attitude. Likewise, John Brennan and James Comey, former directors of the CIA and FBI, respectively, under Obama — also portrayed in this play in smaller parts — come off as smug attention-hounds. It’s disturbing to see just how morally small were the people running this country under Obama. It seems we are in for another four years of such caliber.
Unfortunately, few saw the congressional testimony that included these shocking texts and fewer still saw the related memos and emails. And that’s why this play is so important: it skillfully leverages all that verbiage and brings it to life in a highly entertaining storyline. It’s only thanks to the intrepid pursuit of the truth by a handful of good guys that all this underlying communication was unearthed, so it’s nice that this play brings it to life for a wider audience.
I recommend Obamagate: The Movie both as a fun watch and as primer on the swamp’s shenanigans of the last four years. On the same subject, the reader may also like FBI Lovebirds, a similar play, and The Plot Against the President, an authoritative documentary that lays out the full events in chronological order.
How to See It
“Conservatives cheered the premier of Obamagate, a ‘verbatim theater’ production about the FBI Russia collusion investigation from Irish filmmakers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney. The 71-minute production released Tuesday on YouTube features Dean Cain and Kristy Swanson reprising their roles as star-crossed FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, and former Dynasty star John James playing ex-FBI director James Comey.”
“Co-produced by the Unreported Story Society and Tom Fitton’s Judicial Watch, the ObamaGate Movie exposes the Deep State plot to undermine the Trump candidacy and presidency and it reveals the lies behind the fake Russia Collusion narrative. The ObamaGate Movie is a verbatim play that was filmed “Hamilton style” in Los Angeles on the Comedy Central stage at the Hudson Theater. It stars Dean Cain (Superman), Kristy Swanson (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), and John James (Dynasty). The film’s script is unusual in that it is completely verbatim and consists of the text messages, declassified files, congressional and court transcripts, tweets, and statements of top government and FBI officials. And it also features the embarrassing and conspiratorial text messages of FBI Lovebirds Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. Obamagate also features appearances by James Comey and the Obama CIA Chief James Brennan and their cringeworthy tweets read aloud.”
–Unreported Story Society