A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article entitled, “The Decline of the FBI”. In it, I condemned the upper level of the FBI for political bias and an abuse of power. I did not go far enough. The abuse infected not only the FBI but the Department of Justice as well.
We can argue about when the abuse started but I believe that the criminalization of presidential politics goes back to the Nixon and Agnew era. Both were forced to resign over “criminal” acts. (Agnew over handouts and associated tax evasion when he was Governor of Maryland and Nixon over the Watergate burglary cover-up.) The result of this political coup was a change in the flow of partisan politics. It led to the Carter administration. The pattern was thus set – politics can be criminalized at the presidential level. The only question of merit was what agencies of government could be used to foment and foster such criminalization.
To me, the FBI and DOJ were not continually used as political instruments until the Clinton administration. Such use then came into full flower in the Obama administration. Eric Holder became the first Attorney General to be cited for contempt of Congress. He was followed by Loretta Lynch who was involved with the infamous Clinton Tarmac meeting. But what had really happened was the DOJ lost any sense of integrity in its pursuit of socialist causes.
Unfortunately, the political biased activists that infect the upper levels of the FBI are also still ensconced in positions of power at the upper levels of the DOJ. They are stonewalling and attacking the initiatives of the Trump administration – and are willing to use any tactics legal or illegal to do so. Further, these politically active and politically biased individuals are hiding and undermining anything that points the finger of criminality at the Obama and Clinton organizations.
Probably the most egregious example of the political bias flowing from the DOJ is the Mueller Special Counsel. This creation of the DOJ has stretched the law into areas where the law is seldom if ever applied. In doing so, Mueller has tarnished the Trump administration with guilt by association.
In but another example, it is significant that the words “gross negligence” were removed from Comey’s congressional testimony to shield the DOJ from having to take legal action against Hillary Clinton for criminal abuse of national security. By the way, if Comey has used the words “Gross negligence” in his testimony he would have unequivocally stated that Hillary committed a crime per the federal statutes.
Justice has a tendency to be both blind and slow. However, if it does not grind its way to the truth, but is subverted along the way, then there will be no justice. At this point, it appears that there is little likelihood of justice being obtained, and the American people are rightfully distressed and disgusted at the unfolding evidence of massive abuses by the FBI and DOJ. It will take decades to repair the damage, and it will take presidents, attorney generals, and FBI heads dedicated to justice as justice not justice as political expediency.