What do we have? Is it a Department of Justice (DOJ), or is it a Department of Injustice? Does the DOJ uncover and reveal the truth, or does it bury lies under webs of deceit?
When the Democrats made their lunatic claims that President Donald Trump had colluded with the Russians to steal the election, they relentless pressured our new Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, to recuse himself from the matter. Then a subordinate, Rod Rosenstein, promptly appointed a special counsel, Robert Mueller, to investigate whether Trump had colluded with the Russians. Yet more and more it seems as if we need to investigate the investigators.
Why do heads seem to be rolling—or at least tilting—at the Department of Justice and FBI?
Eight high ranking Department of Justice and FBI officials have been removed, reassigned or are rumored to be leaving. They include the top FBI agents who worked on two of the agency’s most high-profile investigations in the past two years: the probe into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information as secretary of state, and the Trump-Russia collusion investigation.
There’s been a great deal of news coverage about allegations of collusion between President Trump and Russia; much of the reporting apparently accurate and some of it not.
Less attention has been given to concurrent investigations that seem to be claiming scalps even if indirectly.
The investigations into the investigators include Congressional inquiries and a multi-faceted probe launched by Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz surrounding the FBI decision not to prosecute Clinton. Specifically, Horowitz—who was appointed by President Obama—said he’s reviewing:
- Allegations that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik should have recused themselves.
- Allegations of improper political contacts by Kadzik.
- Allegations that Justice Department and FBI employees improperly disclosed non-public information and were influenced by improper considerations in releasing certain documents just before the 2016 election.
Below are some of the players. Their inclusion in this article does not imply any wrongdoing. None of those mentioned are formally accused of any improper activities. Their past or pending job status may not be related to the controversies discussed. To the extent that any have commented, they firmly deny any misconduct and are staunchly defended by supporters and colleagues. (continued here)
To stave off a law suit, Attkisson states the obvious. Most of the people she names in the article have yet to be charged with anything. They may be guilty of nothing other than refusing to step aside from an investigation where their behavior reeks of partisanship. Nevertheless, if their partisanship made them see evidence of guilt when none is there, even that would be a huge problem
Yet what is the typical response we get when we express concerns that the FBI’s investigations into Hillary Clinton and Trump may have been tainted? We get shrill screams damning us for suggesting that the personnel in the FBI may not be loyal Americans. Yet no one has suggested that the rank and file of FBI is corrupt. The primary concern is that the previous administration may have corrupted the leadership.
It is time Congress took over the investigation and asked Robert Mueller to show what he has. Consider.
- The Obama administration apparently used national intelligence sources to monitor Trump’s team during the transition.
- Muellar’s team has had months and still has no evidence Trump colluded with the Russians.
- The stinking evidence we do have strongly suggests Democrats colluded with the Russians and the DOJ to frame Trump.
- The stinking evidence we do have strongly suggests that for partisan reasons the FBI refused to prosecute Hillary Clinton when it had clear evidence of wrong doing.
If a special prosecutor was ever needed, then it appears Rosenstein appointed one to investigate the wrong people.
It is time for the Republicans in Congress to show some backbone. It is becoming more and more obvious the investigation into Trump’s collusion with the Russians was a frame-up, and the people who set up the frame-up are now ripe for exposure. Seize the moment. If need be, send some of these people jail.