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Double Standards at the Anti-Trump DOJ

Posted on | February 17, 2020 | Comments Off on Double Standards at the Anti-Trump DOJ


Roger Kimball examines how the Deep State protects its own:

The news Friday that the Department of Justice had decided not to charge former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe got me thinking once again about the legend chiseled into the façade of the Supreme Court: “Equal Justice Under Law.”
Is that what we have? Michael Horowitz, the Obama-appointed inspector general, concluded that McCabe had lied under oath. But as Andrew McCarthy noted last summer, “Government officials who leak while demonstrating their contempt for Donald Trump manage to land on their feet.” Like James Clapper, Obama’s director of national intelligence, McCabe left his government job to be a commentator on CNN.
Clapper, McCarthy pointed out,
is best known for lying to Congress about the government’s bulk collection of telephone metadata . . . and for discussing Steele dossier information with CNN shortly before the network published a report about it . . . CNN missed out on former Obama CIA director John Brennan, who falsely denied to the Senate that his agency spied on the chamber’s intelligence committee. Brennan, who said he was really sorry, was inked by MSNBC.
Contrast what happened with McCabe, Clapper, and Brennan with what happened to George Papadopoulos, who told the FBI he had met the international man of mystery Joseph Mifsud slightly before he had joined the Trump campaign when, in fact, it was slightly after he joined. Result: he is nabbed, disembarking from a plane at night, thrown into jail overnight, and was later sentenced to two weeks in jail.
Or contrast McCabe’s fate with that of Roger Stone, a former advisor to and pal of Donald Trump’s. Stone was subjected to one of Robert Mueller’s signature pre-dawn raids, hit with seven felony counts for allegedly obstructing Congress’s Russia investigation, lying, and threatening a witness (who later said he did not feel threatened). Prosecutors — including a couple who were on team Mueller — initially recommended a jail term of nine years — for a nonviolent first-offender. . . .

Read the whole thing. Remember the Strzok-Page “insurance policy”? During the 2016 campaign, the bureaucrats believed Hillary Clinton’s election was guaranteed, but if somehow Trump won, they were prepared to sabotage his presidency, which they never accepted as legitimate. Despite the obvious success of Trump’s presidency, the Democrats employed by the government still don’t accept that any Republican deserves to wield executive authority, and continue doing everything possible to obstruct and embarrass the administration.



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