“…[L]et me address recent unfounded attacks on the professionalism of the FBI and Justice Department agents and prosecutors. I will not stand by silently when their integrity is unfairly attacked. The men and women of the FBI and the Justice Department are dedicated, patriotic public servants. Every day, they protect the American people from violent crime, terrorism and other threats to their safety, while safeguarding our civil rights. They do so at great personal sacrifice and risk to themselves. I am honored to work alongside them.”
Those were part of Attorney General Merrick Garland‘s comments during a statement to the press in the aftermath of the outrageous raid at former President Donald Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago. He made his statement, reassured Americans that the “faithful adherence to the rule of law is the bedrock principle of the Justice Department and of our democracy,” refused to answer any questions, and then walked away.
Noticing and having a national conversation about the fact that the FBI has been weaponized against perceived opponents of the Democrats and the American people is not the problem. Garland was defensive and agitated, and then decided painting the FBI as a victim would be a good look as he chastised people daring to question the integrity of the wayward agency.
It is true that the majority of FBI agents are stalwart and honorable law enforcement officers. Ergo, the best thing FBI leadership can do is stop using trustworthy agents in the field as human shields against criticism and demands for accountability.
Why are the American people looking funny at the FBI? The last seven years revealed something many of us ever really wanted to believe—that our federal law enforcement agency had been weaponized as a partisan force.
To that point, RealClearInvestigations reports “The FBI division overseeing the investigation of former President Trump’s handling of classified material at his Mar-a-Lago residence is also a focus of Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation of the bureau’s alleged abuses of power and political bias during its years-long Russiagate probe of Trump,” reported RCI.
The rogue behavior of the FBI and DOJ concerning Trump is not an anomaly. Last week Americans were surprised by this news because we know the FBI would never lie to a judge in order to get a warrant: “FBI Misled Judge in Obtaining Warrant To Seize Hundreds of Safe Deposit Boxes. New court documents show that the FBI planned for months to seize and forfeit property found inside safe deposit boxes in an L.A. raid under the pretext of doing an inventory,” reported Reason magazine.
We also know that the FBI would never mislead a judge, let alone Congress, about their very serious investigation into Trump being a Russian spy and toady, and yet: “Newly Declassified Document Indicates FBI Misled Congress on Reliability of Steele Dossier,” said a 2020 statement from the House Committee on the Judiciary.
We know this corruption couldn’t be going on for years on other issues, too, right? But then there’s this Associated Press headline from 2018: “FBI agent misled magistrate judge to obtain search warrant in trade secrets case, federal judge says.”
And we know for sure that the FBI would never lie to the secret FISC court to spy on a presidential campaign, and yet: “In a blistering order, a judge on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) accused the bureau of providing false information and withholding materials that would have undercut its four surveillance applications,” reported The Hill in 2019.
Of course this corruption is new and is a one-off artifact of Trump Derangement Syndrome and would never happen again. Except it was happening…20 years ago and they were caught and still clearly never stopped. A shocking headline, at the time, from the New York Times in 2002: “Secret Court Says FBI Aides Misled Judges in 75 Cases.” This is not a typo—they were caught lying to the court a generation ago. It should concern us that the current court was surprised to find they were being as badly lied to by the FBI as their predecessors were decades ago. Why any judge would feel inclined to take the FBI seriously especially on issues surrounding Donald Trump, is beyond reason.
Discussing the historic pattern of the FBI does not make us extremists any more than concerned parents at school boards are terrorists. In fact, the abandonment of this country would be found in the apathy of saying nothing when corruption is making a mockery of the rule of law.
The FBI’s dilemma is exclusively the fault of those who created a culture of making certain agents feel comfortable lying to judges, courts, and the American people. Some agents at the FBI have had enough. According to Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, over a dozen FBI whistleblowers are providing details to Congress about the political bias consuming and controlling the bureau.
Jordan told Fox News, “‘Fourteen FBI agents have come to our office as whistleblowers, and they are good people,’ Jordan said. ‘There are lots of good people in the FBI. It’s the top that is the problem. Some of these good agents are coming to us, telling us what is baloney, what’s going on — the political nature now of the Justice Department — God bless them for doing it — talking about the school board issue, about a whole host of issues.’”
God bless them indeed. Let’s hope even more stand up for their agency, the rule of law, and the honesty and respect the American people deserve.
DONALD J. TRUMP IS A PEDOPHILE!!!
And you’re as full of shite as the FBI, Biden Admin, Democrats & RINOs. Our Govt is so corrupt they do it right in our faces. They dont even try to hide it anymore. If you think corruption is ok, then you belong in prison, right alongside the corrupt FBI, Biden Admin, Democrats & RINOs. If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. And you sir, are part of the problem.
The top leadership of the FBI/DOJ like the top Law Enforcement officers of state and local agencies are appointed by the incoming political executives. These leaders are supposed to be apolitical. However, this current questionable political behavior exhibited by the FBI/DOJ seems to be a developed culture. I wonder how far down the chain of command it really goes.
Way far down! You cant be employed by corrupt officials who are teaching corruption tactics, and not become corrupt right along with the rest. Abuse of power was an issue from the day J Edgar Hoover took up heading the FBI, who also used it as a weapon against his political rivals, and all kinds of other corruption. He ruled the FBI with an iron fist, and used it liberally against his rivals, from what i understand.
The problem is not with the FBI. It is with the heads of the agency who are such wimps they are afraid of loosing their jobs and should. Treat everyone as you would want your families treated. Simple enough
Exactly. If Americans took just a little time to research all of this through a conservative news outlet instead of watching that blasted network idiot-box then they would be as concerned as us. Truth is Godliness.
“Protect the Bureau” is ingrained in every FBI employee. This is more than a motto, it is a directive, a mantra of a cult. The FBI leadership will do ANYTHING to Protect the Bureau. Framing 4 innocent men for murder in Boston to protect their informant…the actual killer, then letting these 4 men be sentenced to life in prison…2 were sentenced to death and the FBI did nothing, fortunately the death sentence was changed to life. 2 died in prison. The FBI (we taxpayers) paid the survivors of these men 100 million dollars. They are a corrupt, incompetent, untrustworthy cult and there is no fixing the culture and the disdain they have for Americans that happen to love America.
Only media brainwashed democRats can believe the government. I don’t trust anyone that works in the FBI, IRS, ATF, Marshals, and Social Media companies. The entire government is corrupt when it won’t secure our country’s borders and is disarming
The upper echelon of the FBI is rotten to the core.
I believe corruption runs all thru the FBI. There’s a reason regular Police & Law Enforcement hate working with them. And the Citizens framed by them, hate them even more. They have a nasty habit of running roughshod all over other Law Enforcement, Citizens, and the very Law itself. Nobody gets away unscathed, even if they’re innocent witnesses.
Senator Grassley of Iowa and Rep. Jim Jordon of Ohio, have recently reported that at least two dozen FBI whisleblowers have come to their offices. And more are coming forward. God bless them. We need more from other agencies of the deep state. We The People Are The Government, Sovereign and Free!
May God bless and protect those agents from retaliation from others within the bureau. Can you say Serpico? I bet there are a whole bunch more honest Patriots than corrupt managers in the DOJ and FBI along with all the other groups lending a helpful hand to the liberal elite.
When did the DOJ and FBI become so political. I thought they were taking an oath to honor the Constitution and protect the American. They have become communist and only desire is to destroy this country. They need to go
There will be a lot of house cleaning to do in the next few years. Where to begin? How about at the top of every DC agency.
Don’t forget how the FBI gets its defensive use of firearms statistics and manages to report them as being astronomically low, yet used as gospel: They contract the job out to a service that gets most of the statistics from the media. realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2022/08/10/how_the_fbi_undercounts_armed_citizen_responders_to_mass_killers_-_and_media_play_along_847128.html?fbclid=IwAR3DPRU6y29PSombB8GcODkf2_5eP8CqQwEIvi2e8Q2X1grDqKT2M1qUVWE
Oh, i hadnt seen that article. Thank you for posting it.
I’ve always felt that the FBI was slightly biased in favor of the DemocRats. I think of it as J Edgar Hoover was a bit too comfy with FDR and it carried over a bit after him, with the DemocRats tending to use it as its KGB.
Sorry, I can’t identify between the F.B.I., I.R.S., D.O.J., E.P.A., and on and on. It’s all just running together anymore. If I didn’t know any better, I’d think they were all run by the same people. Ha Ha. Pretty soon they will all be under the same title, CCP. That’s Chinese communist party. Oops.
Remember Mt Carmel, FBI came it to exact vengeance for the failed ATF raid which was the initial attack to eliminate organized group that the Government believed was a threat to themself. A year earlier it was Ruby Ridge. In which the ATF worked to entrap Randy Weaver, the Marshall service caring HK submachine guns were conducting survelance of the Weaver home when Sam Weaver with his dog located on of the Marshall’s, Marshalls fired and killed his dog Sam and his friend returned fire in the exchange Sam was killed and his friend of the family kill a Marshall. FBI came in and their HRT Sniper Lon Horuchi killed Vicki Weaver.
FBI …. Feckless Biden Interlopers
“Why any judge would feel inclined to take the FBI seriously especially on issues surrounding Donald Trump, is beyond reason.”
Just like the FBI management the FISA judges are themselves demon-communist-cRATS. Anyone in a management role at the FBI MUST be fired and their government pensions revoked.
When it comes to Trump I don’t believe anything the FBI or this current administration have to say.
I pray that the GOP gets it together and “no one above the law” starts to apply to democrats as much as it does to everyone they are opposed.
FBI…todays modern version of the SS in the Third Reich Nazi democratic party!
It became obvious during the Obummer Administration that the FBI had gone DemocRat beholden. As I’ve said before, in hindsight it would have been better if Trump had given walking papers a large contingent of FBI’ers … not just the head of the FBI. My strongest recommendation to the next Republican POTUS is to fire about 50% or more of present FBI personnel even though it is probably sadly true that a double digit per centage of current FBI personnel are just following orders and are too intimidated to speak out.
The FBI has NO Charter! Years ago when they went to Congress to ask for a charter they were denied.That equates them with any criminal cartel gang enforcers. Crips=Bloods=FBI.
They are Deep State enforcement and psyops. When will we all see that Mass Shootings are FBI ops.
Are we seriously supposed to ignore the FBI’s misconduct and abuse of power that has been exposed lately? Sorry can’t do it. If the FBI expects us too trust them and put faith in them, they need to be reformed and Director Wray needs to clean house.
Ah, no. Wray is a big part of the problem and needs to be terminated. The FBI needs to go away like Pinkerton was made to go away in 1908.
The FBI has become “indoctrinated,” they are nothing more than a rogue group of enforcers who have a license to kill and destroy. They have been “programmed,” to attack any and all who opposes them. Hitler’s FBI was commonly known as the ” gestapo.”