Monday, June 18, 2018

Conservative Ideology is under attack!

Weekly Opinion Editorial
by Steve Fair

    The long awaited Justice Department Inspector General’s report on the FBI’s conduct regarding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server came out Thursday.  The IG, Michael Horowitz, found the FBI’s then director James Comey  acted outside the established policies and guidelines of the Justice Department and was ‘insubordinate’ when he announced Clinton wouldn’t be indicted without telling then Attorney General Loretta Lynch.  Horowitz concluded Comey wasn’t politically motivated, but that doesn’t make sense.  What was Comey’s motivation to give Hillary a free pass?  Good government- not likely.  He claims to be a straight arrow, play by the rules guy, but in this situation, he clearly applied situational ethics in more than just his circumventing his incompetent boss.

     The report reveals that two FBI agents involved in the Clinton email investigation were clearly Clinton supporters and hated Trump.  One of the lead investigators was telling his mistress(also an FBI agent) that he would do anything he could to make sure Trump didn’t win- and he wasn’t talking about knocking doors and putting out yard signs for Hillary.  "I just can't imagine the systematic disassembly of the progress we made over the last 8 years," he is quoted as saying in the report.   

     Horowitz’ opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Meeting on Monday reminded members of the committee that the report took seventeen months to complete.  In the process over one hundred witness were interviewed and 1.2 million documents reviewed and the IG did not find any political bias on Comey’s part in not pursuing indictment of Clinton for breach of security.   Horowitz did admit it wasn’t his job to determine if not indicting Clinton was the right decision- just that the decision wasn’t politically motivated by those that choose not to do it.

     Democrats on the committee spent the day trying to get Horowitz to admit his investigation had nothing to do with Special Counsel Robert Muller’s investigation of President Trump and Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential race.  Republicans tried to get Horowitz to say that Clinton should have been indicted.  U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, (R-SC) said his goal was to find out if the Department of Justice (Loretta Lynch and James Comey) were in the tank for Clinton.  Graham believes Horowitz, while critical of the FBl, is still covering for the bias that exists in the agency. 

     First, this report does not ‘totally exonerate’ the president of collusion with Russia.  The 600 page report is about the Clinton email investigation and it proves the FBI did not conduct themselves in a fair and impartial way when that issue was investigated.  It also reveals a disturbing bias in the nation’s highest law enforcement agency. 

     Second, this report does prove Trump’s point about the ‘swamp.’  There is corruption in all walks of life, but none more than in the political world.  This report shows just how much the establishment lifers at the FBI hated Trump.  It leads creditability to Trump’s cry that Robert Mulleur(former FBI director under Bush) is out to get him.  Who they are really out to get is conservative ideology.  Make no mistake about it.

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