The Deep State had its say in the matter. The framing of Donald Trump colluding with Russia is over. They fell short. Once he shocked the world and actually pulled off the election upset over Hillary Clinton, the odds of successfully framing him were diminished.

Many of you have heard the story. At the Commander-in-Chief forum on September 7, 2016, moderator Matt Lauer defied an apparent agreement with her and asked Hillary about her using an illegal, private email server when she was Secretary of State.

Hillary went on some tirade after the show, according to an associate producer of the broadcast, whose email address was the source of the information. She lashed out at everyone. Her entire staff dared not say one thing to her during this alleged tirade.

She was alleged by eyewitnesses to call Democratic Party power-broker Donna Brazile (an African American) "a brain dead water buffalo" in a racist rant. She was said to throw a glass of water into the face of one of her aides and then was quoted to say, "‘If that f------ bastard wins, we all hang from nooses! Lauer’s finished, and if I lose, it’s all on your heads for screwing this up."

Hey, someone remind me: where is Matt Lauer these days?

If true, why would Hillary Clinton have uttered such a thing? There is no credible theory of her being concerned that Trump would somehow become a bloodthirsty dictator. No, this was a concern over what she was part of, that if unveiled, could amount to high crimes.

Had Donald Trump not become the 45th President, the complete destruction of the man was assured. Operatives of neo-cons, bureaucrats, foreign and domestic spooks and the Democratic Party have all contributed to the framing of Trump.

Now, the Mueller report is finished. No collusion with Russia. They want you to forget all of that and pretend they didn't really even say all those things. Now, the Trump taxes, interpretations of obstruction of justice, influencing the Attorney General William Barr to view the report overly favorable are the things upon that you need to be fixated.

The strategy has now turned to Michael Scott's tactics during a fire: "Every man for himself."

Unable to contain the desperation, Senate and House Democrats and the accomplices in the mainstream media have tried a proactive carpet bombing of Attorney General William Barr. Why not? If this is going to unfold as I am predicting, it is a logical option for them.

Perhaps the thinking is they can politically scar him enough to make a sizable fraction of the nation rise up and become a civil threat in some attempt to insulate the unnamed powerful players involved from actually facing all this in court.

From here through the elections, there will be a campaign to divide and destabilize.

The only chance for freedom the theorized guilty would have is if Trump is defeated in his re-election bid and Barr's probe is incomplete and then disintegrated by the next administration.

My advice to you is to prepare for the nastiest election cycle we've ever gone through.

After all, if he begins to unearth the nuts and bolts of this theoretical conspiracy, there is the potential for people who are household names to go to jail.

I suspect both the president and the Attorney General know they will have to really move along fast.

Here is how it will play out if true:

The Justice Department will bring in the operatives who performed the theorized physical, provable deeds in order to get the ball rolling and continue the ball rolling in the direction they wanted it to go.

Once that has been established, they will lawyer up, some will roll over and cooperate and I would think some will be found dead in the near future (not kidding).

Then the proverbial noose will tighten. How far up the chain this goes, I'm willing to speculate it's very high up the ladder. It can't happen without the directions coming from great authority.  Though I am holding out hope that President Obama was not fully informed and was duped by the former FBI and CIA directors, James Comey and John Brennan.

How far up the chain can they prove this went? I am not willing to venture. Too many variables. Too much power and a lot of time to tie up loose ends for these masters of the Game of Thrones.

But, Cercei—err, Hillary is waiting like the rest of us for the Inspector General report regarding the FISA warrant issued to spy on Team Trump in 2016, due this month. Now a powerful, sweeping investigation is forming at the behest of the Attorney General. This will be a deep dive into the Deep State attempt to impeach Donald Trump, to destroy or intimidate him to resign or whatever.

It is clear by their behavior that they know: winter is coming.

Ken Pittman is the host of The Ken Pittman Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact him at ken.pittman@townsquaremedia.com and follow him on Twitter @RadioKenPittman. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.