The incestuous relationship between the DOJ and FBI officials and the Clinton campaign and the Clinton Foundation has called into question the entire abrupt dropping of charges against Hillary Clinton and the massive investigation into Donald Trump’s campaign, which, to date, has uncovered no substantive evidence against the President, and has utterly failed to state what laws have been broken.
Beyond Ohr, the evidence of an unethical relationship between FBI and DOJ is significant and growing. Peter Strzok, who was assigned to the politically-charged allegation that the Russians provided some information assistance to the Trump campaign, was also a key figure into the as-yet unexplained failure of the FBI to move against Clinton’s mishandling of the emails. He has been revealed to be an enthusiastic supporter of Hillary Clinton, and was in a strategic position to both improperly shield her from prosecution and harass the candidate who beat her in the 2016 campaign, as part of Mueller’s team, which has an inappropriate concentration of Democrat Party contributors and Clinton supporters.
Strzok was in charge of the “interrogation” of Hillary Clinton on July 2, 2016, regarding passing classified information onto her private email server. Observers see that action as essentially a politically motivated whitewash. Strzok was demoted, but strangely not fired, in August 2017. His partisanship has been revealed in emails sent to his FBI colleague and lover. Despite requests, Congress has been kept in the dark about much of this incident. The FBI has failed to cite any competent authority giving that agency the right to defy the nation’s legislative branch, and the once proud organization is now subject to contempt of Congress citations.
As others have noted, the team Mueller has put together looks less like a team of objective legal investigators and more like a gang of political hit-men. A number of them are contributors to the Democratic Party and to Hillary Clinton.A Free Beacon analysis notes that the strange behavior of key FBI personnel:
is the result of a bureaucratic culture that emerged in the 1990s and was fueled by its two most recent former directors, James Comey and Robert Mueller, who ran the agency for the past 16 years. Mueller headed the FBI from 2001 to 2013, when Comey took over and served until he was fired by Trump in May … Under President Barack Obama, the FBI suffered a string of failures that critics blame on the FBI being pressured by liberal, politically correct policies that emphasized diversity and multiculturalism of its workforce over competence and results.
Significant examples of a politically-motivated tilt by both the DOJ, which the FBI is a part of, and the law enforcement agency itself are extensive. The problem was epidemic during the Obama Administration, when branches such as the Internal Revenue Service were employed to harass the Tea Party, and when former Attorney General Loretta Lynch openly speculated on criminally prosecuting those who merely disagreed with Obama on climate change. It extended as well to the the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which at one point attempted to place monitors in newsrooms in an attempt to control conservative media.
The Free Beacon’s Bill Gertz provides a number of examples of how left-wing perspectives have replaced objective analysis in FBI statements:
The FBI has consistently attempted to underplay the very real role played by Islamic extremists in terror attacks;
It incorrectly minimized North Korea’s role in the cyber attack against Sony Pictures in 2014;
Despite all evidence to the contrary, when an anti-Trump, Bernie Sanders supporter deliberately targeted and shot up a Republican sports outing last June, seriously wounding a Congressman, the FBI intentionally misstated that the event was “spontaneous.”
Gertz notes that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was promoted despite the clear conflict of interest of having his wife receiving payments worth $700,000 from a pro-Clinton political action committee.
Former FBI Director Comey, fired by Trump, has worked with organizations allied with the Clinton Foundation, a questionable background for an individual charged with running an extremely sensitive nonpartisan federal law enforcement agency.
The editorial board of the Wall Street Journal noted that Andy Weissmann, Meuleer’s lieutenant, in an email discovered by Judicial Watch:
expressed his ‘awe’ and praise for Sally Yates, after the then acting AG and Obama holdover refused to implement Mr. Trump’s travel ban. This should trouble anyone who cares about the integrity of the Justice Department. Ms. Yates had every right to resign at the time if she felt she couldn’t implement Mr. Trump’s order. But she had no authority as an executive branch official to defy a legitimate presidential order.
NBC News reports that Jay Sekulow, a Trump legal adviser, has called for a special counsel to institute an investigation of the FBI and the DOJ.
The Washington Post reported in January that:
Less than two weeks into Trump’s administration, federal workers are in regular consultation with recently departed Obama-era political appointees about what they can do to push back against the new President’s initiatives. Some federal employees have set up social media accounts to anonymously leak word of changes that Trump appointees are trying to make. And a few government workers are pushing back more openly. At a church in Columbia Heights … dozens of federal workers attended a support group for civil servants seeking a forum to discuss their opposition to the Trump administration. And 180 federal employees … signed up for a workshop … where experts … offer advice on workers’ rights and how they can express civil disobedience.
Daniel Disalvo, writing for Commentary reports that:
Abigail Tracey, writing for Vanity Fair soon after the inauguration, described resistance to the Trump Administration within the State Department, the EPA, the Department of Health and Human Services. erhaps most chillingly, former CIA Director John Brennan, who advised the Obama campaign, has urged federal officials to disobey the duly elected President if Mueller is dismissed.An AMAC article noted that, soon after the inauguration:
… parts of the U.S. intelligence community are knee-deep in political activity that should be off-limits to them … Today’s federal bureaucracy comprises roughly 2.7 million civilian employees … Almost all full-time, nonpolitical federal employees are hired under the civil-service system, which gives them substantial job protections. It can be nearly impossible to fire, demote, or suspend a career civil servant. Such job security effectively gives bureaucrats a troubling degree of independence from their political superiors … Federal workers and their unions are unquestioned allies of the Democratic Party. According to an analysis by the newspaper the Hill, federal workers from 14 agencies gave 95 percent of their campaign contributions to Hillary Clinton.
Recent scandals in the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Internal Revenue Service demonstrated that it’s almost impossible to fire federal employees, many of whom reportedly intend to go rogue by not implementing President Donald Trump’s agenda … ‘This is a situation where people voted and elected a President who is lawfully trying to complete those tasks [he promised in the campaign], while unelected bureaucrats are willing to overturn the will of the people,’ Ben Wilterdink, director of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) Task Force on Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development, told The Daily Signal.
As the New York Analysis of Policy and Government has previously noted, the Obama Administration’s inappropriate surveillance of its political opposition, its outright falsehoods concerning Benghazi, its whispered promise to the Russians to pull back on missile defense (a particularly serious error, now that North Korea has the ability to reach the U.S. mainland with nuclear weapons), and the DNC’s fixing of the primary process to ensure Clintons’ victory were all thought to be safe from scrutiny because of the expected victory of Hillary in the presidential election. Now that their opposition is in power, holdover Obama and Clinton officials still in government bureaucracies and those, even out of government who worry about their potentially illegal actions being exposed, have pulled out all the stops to distract the American people from their wrongdoing. They are attempting to establish bargaining chips to trade off with the new Administration in an attempt to evade prosecution and punishment.