The FBI, long given immense, unaccountable powers to arrest and ruin American lives on a whim, is finally facing some real consequences of its own hubris. During the Obama Administration, the hallways of FBI management were filled with hyper-political Democrat bureaucrats, willing to break the law to garner favor with "shoo-in" for president Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Trump loved the 560-plus-page Inspector General’s carefully nuanced CYA report. Making American Read Again!
After one of the weakest and most cowardly responses to the IG report, FBI Director du jour Christopher Wray (a man who runs an agency that does not respond to Congressional subpoenas) offered his solution — anti-bias training for agents. It’s just now occurring to FBI management that they should not be biased. All employees know how effective one-day, anti-anything workshops are. Maybe Starbucks can help.
When FBI agents break laws that they arrest others for, they will get the most severe punishment a government employee gets: a lateral transfer with full benefits.
These FBI folks, with their pretense of moral superiority, were having affairs at the office — “Feds with benefits.” When they lie under oath, it's called “being less than forthcoming” or “lacking candor.” When we do it they bust down our doors, perp-walk us and ruin our lives, and, as in Michael Flynn’s case, cause us to have to sell our house to pay legal defense bills. Over nothing.
And Comey, with his pious and sanctimonious view of himself, was the ringleader. Comey is a melodramatic megalomaniac. There has not been a drama queen like him running the FBI since J. Edgar Hoover hung up his high heels.
Because of all of this, the FBI and DOJ have lost immense credibility and exposed law enforcement for what it is. Most Americans, like me, were conditioned to respect them. I have to admit, maybe African-Americans have it right in not trusting law enforcement. They tend to be early to every trend.
The FBI’s approval numbers are so low now, you’d think Jimmy Kimmel was hosting. And as I have warned the left, when you set out to "get" a president, you might be surprised which one you get. Richard Nixon famously said, “I am not a crook.” By comparison to the Clinton/Obama era weaponization of our government for their political purposes, Nixon was not. Maybe for the sake of symmetry they will combine the Nixon and Obama Presidential Libraries.
Special Prosecutor Mueller is now investigating obstruction of justice on a “Russian collusion” crime that never happened. Mueller’s pre-dawn raids on Trump associates Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, indicted on non-violent charges, should scare us all. Manafort is jailed to pressure him to tell the Mueller team what they want to hear on Trump. I guess if you are going to get a political figure to roll over on you, you should be thankful that it’s not Chris Christie.
Mueller has hired all Democrat partisans and so far has spent $20 million to hurt Trump. Ok Mueller, we get it, Trump digs hot chicks. We knew that — it was in his brochure. We sent him to D.C. to get rid of unaccountable bureaucrats like you.
Ronald J. Hart is a syndicated op-ed humorist, award winning author and TV/radio commentator who appears on Fox and CNN, you can reach him at Ron@RonaldHart.com or Twitter @RonaldHart.