The FBI scandals proceed to unravel. Scott has chronicled the saga of the lacking Strzok/Page textual content messages, now apparently on the street to restoration. The FBI has continued to stonewall Congressional investigations, to the level the place Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles Grassley says the FBI is enjoying “a bureaucratic game of hide the ball.”
And House Republicans have ready a 4-web page memo that apparently summarizes the FBI’s malfeasance in reference to the faux Trump file. Some who’ve learn it say it could result in felony prosecutions inside the Department of Justice. DOJ is demanding a have a look at the memo, however up to now House Republicans gained’t flip it over. Why? Because they know what Justice bureaucrats will do with it. They will leak it to their mates at the New York Times and the Washington Post to allow them to preemptively assault the memo earlier than the public will get to see it.
These scandals have been occurring for fairly some time, however persons are lastly starting to note. Howie Carr says it’s time to abolish the FBI. Is that going too far? Maybe, however the Bureau has been coasting on its status for an extended, very long time. At a minimal, I might say that those that may be fired inside the Bureau’s management, must be. Starting with Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
Rasmussen finds exceptional quantity of voters assist appointment of one other particular counsel to analyze the FBI:
The newest Rasmussen Reports nationwide phone and on-line survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters consider a particular prosecutor must be named to analyze whether or not senior FBI officers dealt with the investigation of Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump in a authorized and unbiased vogue. Thirty-one p.c (31%) disagree, however a large 19% aren’t certain.
To say that the FBI has misplaced the confidence of the American folks is an understatement. But it isn’t simply the FBI; Barack Obama corrupted the Department of Justice from the prime down. Those who had been paying consideration have recognized this for a very long time. We began writing about the DOJ scandals early in Obama’s administration. I haven’t executed a radical search, and this might not be the first such occasion, however on September 7, 2010, a 12 months and a half into Obama’s first time period, I wrote:
One of the actual scandals as of late is the means through which Barack Obama and Eric Holder have politicized the Department of Justice. The Democrats criticized the Bush administration for politicizing DOJ, however that was sheer fabrication. It didn’t occur. Immediately upon taking workplace, nonetheless, Obama and Holder launched into a program of partisan regulation enforcement the likes of which this nation could by no means have seen earlier than.
A number of months later, on January 28, 2011, I wrote:
The corruption of the Department of Justice beneath Barack Obama and Eric Holder is one of the saddest of many unhappy tales which have emerged from the Obama administration. Under Obama, the Department has been politicized to a level this nation has by no means skilled; definitely not in its fashionable historical past.
In the years which have passed by since then, Obama’s corruption of the Department of Justice, together with however not restricted to the FBI, has been a recurrent theme on this web site. If “mainstream” reporters had joined us in blowing the whistle on DOJ’s somewhat apparent corruption beneath the Obama/Holder/Lynch regime, would we ever have gotten to the level the place Loretta Lynch was assembly with Bill Clinton, apparently to guarantee him that Hillary was secure from prosecution, regardless of the proof, whereas senior FBI officers huddled to debate how they may stop the outsider, Donald Trump, from assuming the presidency?