Friday, December 15, 2017 by JD Heyes
Republican lawmakers are beginning to piece together the extent of corruption within President Obama’s highly politicized FBI and Justice Department following a series of damning reports in recent months.
On Wednesday Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appeared before the House Judiciary Committee to answer members’ questions about special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing (bogus) investigation into Team Trump “collusion” last year with Russia.
But the questions weren’t limited to Mueller’s probe. Two Republicans on the committee — Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Trey Gowdy of South Carolina — presented scores of examples where bias against President Donald J. Trump obviously exists within the group of investigators and prosecutors Mueller has assembled for his probe, but well before it began, extending into last year’s high-profile criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information and surveillance of the Trump campaign. (Related: CORRUPT: Wife of demoted Justice Dept. official worked for DEM-aligned firm Fusion GPS, which created bogus “Trump dossier.”)
And they demanded that Rosenstein begin to fill in the blanks.
“The reason we have special counsel is because of a conflict of interest,” Gowdy said. “We don’t like conflicts of interest because it undermines people’s confidence in both the process and the result.”
“And then, lo and behold, those that are supposed to make sure there are no conflicts of interest seem to have a bit of their own,” Gowdy noted further.
He also ran through a litany of examples that prove to any reasonable person the deck has been stacked against Trump since the Washington political establishment came to realize that not only was he a legitimate candidate, he actually stood a chance of winning.
They include a prosecutor who sent a “fawning email” to a fact witness, a top investigator who sent pro-Hillary and anti-Trump text messages, a prosecutor who attended Clinton’s election night party and FBI officials who have connections to Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that produced the infamous “Trump dossier.”
“The statute itself” governing special counsels “specifically references conflicts of interest,” Gowdy noted, as Rosenstein sat there listening.
He noted that when he returns home to his district for the holidays, voters aren’t going to be asking him about various pieces of legislation that Congress passed this week or the terrorist attack in New York City, “they’re going to be asking me, ‘What the hell’s going on in the Department of Justice?’”
Next came Jordan, who was even more animated in his line of questioning. He focused primarily on newly released text messages between Trump-hating FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, with whom he was having an affair.
In one, Strzok — who was removed from Mueller’s investigative team over the summer — expressed support for Hillary Clinton and called Trump a “f**king idiot” and a “d*uche,” while also writing, “F TRUMP.”
Jordan then read through a collection of messages — Fox News obtained 10,000 of them earlier this week — noting at one point that Strzok cryptically said he had to “protect the nation” from Trump. That, Jordan said, indicated that Strzok appeared to consider himself “super-agent James Bond at the FBI.”
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“This is unbelievable,” he told Rosenstein, going on to ask what sort of “fact pattern” would be necessary for him to appoint a second special counsel whose job would be to investigate the actions of some FBI and DoJ officials during last year’s election.
“I think the public trust in this whole thing is gone,” Jordan said.
In response, Rosenstein noted that the Department of Justice’s inspector general has 500 employees and a $100 million budget and, at present, is conducting a “thorough review.”
But Americans are wondering: At what point are such “reviews” thorough enough? At what point do they begin to see justice actually served?
Because here’s the thing — if the FBI and DoJ can be politicized to protect certain people and attack others (protecting Clinton and attacking Trump), they can be politicized again to attack candidates and elected officials of both parties. And that’s not the job of either agency.
We look more like a banana republic these days than the American Republic. And the world is watching.
J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.