Of all the departments, agencies and bureaus of the federal government, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was considered the least corruptible. The FBI brought down Al Capone and dismantled the Mafia. It eliminated the notorious John Dillinger. It crushed drug cartels and exposed terrorist plots. How can an FBI steeped in law enforcement successes now be considered for contempt of Congress because of corruption?
The FBI names that come most to mind are Mueller and Comey who led the pack of Obama’s most senior FBI political operatives. But now we have Peter Strzok who is not only a committed anti-Trump official but apparently pro-Clinton to the point of actively undermining the Clinton e-mail investigation. (Strozok was fired from the Mueller Special Counsel investigation because of e-mails that incontrovertibly showed his anti-Trump bias.) Between these three, the making of a coup against a sitting president of the United States can no longer be dismissed as silliness.
The truly sad part of the decline of the FBI is that there are many great men and women in the FBI. To become an agent, you have to be physically fit, mentally stable and legally competent. The FBI agent corps comes from the best and most educated of the American citizenry, and its professionals have to be quite dismayed about being condemned for corruption from within. (I say this because my experience with the FBI professionals has been extremely positive.)
It now appears the FBI, along with most federal government organizations, has been corrupted by politics. Thanks to the Obama administration, the FBI is but another deep swamp creature, in this case living off its illustrious past to blind the public. I can only hope that the Department of Justice and the Congress will deal harshly with these corrupting individuals and, ultimately, Hillary Clinton with her pay for play schemes.
I close with a well known quote: “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.” Marcus Tullius Cicero