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By BlutoSays
#15242801
FBI, R.I.P.?
August 11, 2022


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Victor Davis Hanson

The FBI is dissolving before our eyes into a rogue security service akin to those in Eastern Europe during the Cold War.

Take the FBI’s deliberately asymmetrical application of the law. This week the bureau surprise-raided the home of former President Donald Trump—an historical first.

A massive phalanx of FBI agents swooped into the Trump residence while he was not home, to confiscate his personal property, safe, and records. All of this was over an archival dispute of presidential papers common to many former presidents. Agents swarmed the entire house, including the wardrobe closet of the former first lady.

Note we are less than 90 days out from a midterm election, and this was not just a raid, but a political act.

The Democratic Party is anticipated to suffer historical losses. Donald Trump was on the verge of announcing his 2024 presidential candidacy. In many polls, he remains the Republican front-runner for the nomination—and well ahead of incumbent Joe Biden in a putative 2024 rematch.

In 2016 then FBI Director James Comey announced that candidate Hillary Clinton was guilty of destroying subpoenaed emails—a likely felony pertaining to her tenure as secretary of state. Yet he all but pledged that she would not be prosecuted given her status as a presidential candidate.

As far as targeting presidential candidates, Donald Trump was impeached in 2020 ostensibly for delaying military aid to Ukraine by asking Ukrainian officials to investigate more fully the clearly corrupt Biden family—given Joe Biden at the time was a likely possible presidential opponent in 2020.

The FBI has devolved into a personal retrieval service for the incorrigible Biden family. It suppressed, for political purposes, information surrounding Hunter Biden’s missing laptop on the eve of the 2020 election.

Previously, the FBI never pursued Hunter’s fraudulently registered firearm, his mysterious foreign income, his felonious crack cocaine use, or his regular employment of foreign prostitutes.

Yet in a pre-dawn raid just before the 2020 election, the FBI targeted the home of journalist James O’Keefe on grounds someone had passed to him the lost and lurid diary of Ashley Biden, Biden’s wayward daughter.

At various times, in Stasi-style the FBI has publicly shackled Trump economic advisor Peter Navarro, swarmed the office of Trump’s legal counsel Rudy Giuliani, and sent a SWAT team to surround the house of Trump ally Roger Stone. Meanwhile, terrorists and cartels walk with impunity across an open border.

FBI Director Christopher Wray last week cut short his evasive testimony before Congress. He claimed he had to leave for a critical appointment—only to use his FBI Gulfstream luxury jet to fly to his favorite vacation spot in the Adirondacks.

Wray took over from disgraced interim FBI Director Andrew McCabe. The latter admitted lying repeatedly to federal investigators and signed off on a fraudulent FBI FISA application. He faced zero legal consequences.

McCabe, remember, was also the point man in the softball Hillary Clinton email investigation—while his wife was a political candidate and recipient of thousands of dollars from a political action committee with close ties to the Clinton family.

McCabe took over from disgraced FBI Director James Comey. On 245 occasions, Comey claimed under oath before the House Intelligence Committee that he had no memory or knowledge of key questions concerning his tenure. With impunity, he leaked confidential FBI memos to the media.

Comey took over from Director Robert Mueller. Implausibly, Mueller swore under oath that he had no knowledge, either of the Steele dossier or of Fusion GPS, the firm that commissioned Christopher Steele to compile the dossier. But those were the very twin catalysts that had prompted his entire special investigation into the Russian collusion hoax.

FBI legal counsel Kevin Clinesmith was convicted of a felony for altering an FBI warrant request to spy on an innocent Carter Page.

The FBI, by Comey’s own public boasts, bragged how it caught National Security Advisor designate General Michael Flynn in its Crossfire Hurricane Russian collusion hoax.

As special counsel, Mueller then fired two of his top investigators—Lisa Page and Peter Strzok—for improper personal and professional behavior. He then staggered their releases to mask their collaborative wrongdoing.

Mueller’s team deleted critical cell phone evidence under subpoena that might well have revealed systemic FBI-related bias.

The FBI interferes with and warps national elections. It hires complete frauds as informants who are far worse than its targets. It humiliates or exempts government and elected officials based on their politics. It violates the civil liberties of individual American citizens.

The FBI’s highest officials now routinely mislead Congress. They have erased or altered court and subpoenaed evidence. They illegally leak confidential material to the media. And they have lied under oath to federal investigators.

The agency has become dangerous to Americans and an existential threat to their democracy and rule of law. The FBI should be dispersing its investigatory responsibilities to other government investigative agencies that have not yet lost the public trust.

https://victorhanson.com/fbi-r-i-p/
By late
#15242805
Victor Davis Hansen is a nut.

The FBI has been Right wing since the day it started.

Comey was terrible, but the thing your kook missed is that he went public about Clinton, but didn't go public about the Trump investigation.

When the rubber hit the road..
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By ckaihatsu
#15242810
He's *right*, BS -- you're implicitly a *nationalist*, so you gotta take the nationalist *departments* / institutions, along with the U.S. itself.

Gonna play the 'minarchist' card now?


x D
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By BlutoSays
#15242811
late wrote:Victor Davis Hansen is a nut.

The FBI has been Right wing since the day it started.

Comey was terrible, but the thing your kook missed is that he went public about Clinton, but didn't go public about the Trump investigation.

When the rubber hit the road..



You have to spin here constantly to rationalize what can't be.


Hillary Clinton had close to 2,000 classified documents sitting on a personal INTERNET FACING SERVER for nation-states to hack and take. She and her staff destroyed evidence during an ongoing federal investigation into her actions. Her husband climbed on to a DOJ jet and had an off the record, ex-parte, conversation with the Director of the DOJ, Loretta Lynch while the investigation into her crimes was ongoing, and FBI agents were told what questions they may and may not ask of her and her staff during that investigation.

These are FACTS.

Don't lecture anyone on history and comparisons. I can run rings around you.
By late
#15242818
BlutoSays wrote:


Don't lecture anyone on history and comparisons. I can run rings around you.



Run???

You can't even crawl.
By wat0n
#15242819
BlutoSays wrote:You have to spin here constantly to rationalize what can't be.


Hillary Clinton had close to 2,000 classified documents sitting on a personal INTERNET FACING SERVER for nation-states to hack and take. She and her staff destroyed evidence during an ongoing federal investigation into her actions. Her husband climbed on to a DOJ jet and had an off the record, ex-parte, conversation with the Director of the DOJ, Loretta Lynch while the investigation into her crimes was ongoing, and FBI agents were told what questions they may and may not ask of her and her staff during that investigation.

These are FACTS.

Don't lecture anyone on history and comparisons. I can run rings around you.


Why didn't the Trump DOJ move the FBI against Hillary?
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By BlutoSays
#15242821
wat0n wrote:Why didn't the Trump DOJ move the FBI against Hillary?


Because the DOJ and FBI packed with lifers who are liberal. They're gubmint bodies, of course.

You saw the chats from Strzok and Paige. But that's OK. This will be dealt with in a (relatively) short period of time.


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By wat0n
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BlutoSays wrote:Because the DOJ and FBI packed with lifers who are liberal. They're gubmint bodies, of course.

You saw the chats from Strzok and Paige. But that's OK. This will be dealt with in a (relatively) short period of time.


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Even after firing Comey?
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By BlutoSays
#15242837
wat0n wrote:Even after firing Comey?


It's infested with lifers. There have to be mass layoffs, but I think that'll be happening in the next couple of years.

Republicans really need to attack their budget and dump cold water on their party. Close offices, cut out whole layers of management.

You know Trump would do that today and Desantis definitely would also. It really needs to be done for much of this bloated .gov

It's just an out-of-control leviathan. 87,000 new bodies for the IRS? :lol: No good can come of these overgrown federal bureaucracies.
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By BlutoSays
#15242841
ckaihatsu wrote:Don't forget the fascist death squads.



Oh no, we'll let the 87,000 new ARMED IRS agents go. That was a democrat sell. Not republicans.


Folks: Ignore what they say. Pay attention to what they do.
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By ckaihatsu
#15242842
BlutoSays wrote:
Oh no, we'll let the 87,000 new ARMED IRS agents go. That was a democrat sell. Not republicans.


Folks: Ignore what they say. Pay attention to what they do.



Now you're a right-wing *utopian*, because you (like TTP) have *no idea* of how to get from Point-A to Point-B.

Here's what happened historically:



More than 2,000 rioters entered the building,[44][45][46] many of whom occupied, vandalized, and looted it,[47][48] assaulted Capitol Police officers and reporters, and attempted to locate lawmakers to capture and harm.[49] A gallows was erected west of the Capitol, and some rioters chanted "Hang Mike Pence" after he rejected false claims by Trump and others that the vice president could overturn the election results.[50] Some vandalized and looted the offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D‑CA) and other members of Congress.[51] With building security breached, Capitol Police evacuated and locked down both chambers of Congress and several buildings in the Capitol Complex.[52] Rioters occupied the empty Senate chamber while federal law enforcement officers defended the evacuated House floor.[53][54] Pipe bombs were found at each of the Democratic National Committee and Republican National Committee headquarters, and Molotov cocktails were discovered in a vehicle near the Capitol.[55][56]



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_6 ... tol_attack
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By Tainari88
#15242847
ckaihatsu wrote:Awwwwww, are the petty-bourgeois getting *squeezed* by the big statists?

Let it out. How do you *feel* about this?


x D


The Right all of a sudden think the FBI is after them...let me laugh. :lol: :lol:

I hope those far Right freaks get beaten down with lawsuits and jail time.
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By ckaihatsu
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Meanwhile, in *other* anti-coup / anti-dictator news....


At least 21 protesters killed during anti-government protests in Sierra Leone, sources say

https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/11/africa/e ... index.html


Brazilians rally for democracy, seek to rein in Bolsonaro

https://apnews.com/article/jair-bolsona ... 0343ad5ab6


UN chief says killing of Palestinian children ‘unconscionable’

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/8/1 ... nscionable


Before executions, Myanmar’s junta tortured opponents to crush dissent

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/myan ... -rcna40901
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By ckaihatsu
#15242849
Tainari88 wrote:
The Right all of a sudden think the FBI is after them...let me laugh. :lol: :lol:

I hope those far Right freaks get beaten down with lawsuits and jail time.



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