And this is where we are heading in this nation. A dangerous sort of tribalism that is about naming enemies, creating distrust of our institutions, and all in slavish service to a would-be king.
The president of the conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch, appeared on the propaganda arm of the Trump administration (Fox News, for those of you who still cling to the lie of “fair and balanced”).
What Tom Fitton did was despicable.
It’s ok to have concerns about the news that two FBI agents working with Robert Mueller’s Russian investigation team had personal opinions about President Trump.
Both of them gone now, with one, Peter Strzok, being fired in July, as soon as Mueller found out about a series of personal texts between he and Lisa Page, an FBI attorney, who also, apparently, was his girlfriend.
No doubt, Strzok was a bad player. Not because he shared text messages discussing Trump in less-than-worshipful terms, but because he also worked on the Clinton email scandal and is responsible for changing the language in the statement former FBI Director James Comey delivered, regarding the investigation, from “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless.”
For that reason, he should be investigated and a much closer look at his record and job performance should be undertaken.
What that does not do, however, is condemn the entire FBI. Or it shouldn’t.
While speaking on Fox, Fitton had the gall to make a disgusting comparison.
“I think the FBI’s been compromised,” Fitton said. “Forget about shutting down Mr. Mueller. Do we need to shut down the FBI because it was turned into a KGB-type operation by the Obama administration?”
And does anybody else find it oddly ironic that he is comparing the FBI to the KGB, as a negative, in order to protect a president who has expressed open adoration of a former KGB agent, Vladimir Putin?
You can’t make this stuff up.
Just a question, however. What do we replace the FBI with? Trump approved storm troopers? There’s already been rumors of a possible “secret” security force, accountable to only Trump and CIA Director Mike Pompeo. That doesn’t sound legal, Constitutional, or sane, but, whatever.
“There was no distinction between the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Department of Justice and the FBI,” Fitton said.
There actually is. One was a political campaign and the others are federal law enforcement agencies.
Admittedly, under President Obama, the Justice Department was corrupt, openly hostile to conservatives, and pretty much the worst of everything.
Now, however, it is Trump’s DOJ. Trump’s guy is in charge, and he’s actually making the attempt to remain unbiased, as evidenced by the fact that he stepped away from the Russia probe, so as not to present any conflicts of interest.
Fitton came off as a crazed conspiracy theorist in his diatribe against American institutions. I almost expected him to start railing about chemtrails and child sex rings on Mars.
This, however, is where we are now. This is Trump’s America, where his loyalists would rather see him preside over ashes, with the people enslaved to the state, than to allow for there to be any investigations or questions into his reign.
Don’t let the suit fool you. The propagandist are attempting a hostile takeover of a free, secure America.
This is one more ugly, sniveling face of it.
.@TomFitton: "I think the FBI's been compromised. Forget about shutting down Mr. Mueller. Do we need to shut down the @FBI because it was turned into a KGB-type operation by the Obama administration?" pic.twitter.com/zBParrU9QJ
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 14, 2017