The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Thursday, February 01, 2018


A Congressional memo summarizing the allegations of government corruption is to be released soon. It is said to outline still another Obama era scandal—this one involving corruption and possible criminal overreach at senior levels of the FBI and justice department. In anticipation of the bombshell memo, the Democrats do what they always do:
  1. Work hard to delay disclosure and stonewall any pertinent information;
  2. Circle the wagons with every Dem member of the House and Senate seemingly disinterested in the truth, but at the same time, absolutely certain despite clear evidence to the contrary that the allegations are false,
  3. Obfuscate by introducing irrelevant information and nit-picking any issue that make the might confuse the public, and
  4. Question the integrity and honesty of any person who suggests that the scandal might be real and that the truth should come out.
Here's Dem point man, Congressman Adam Schiff on the subject:
On Monday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) moved to release a memo written by his staff that cherry-picks facts, ignores others and smears the FBI and the Justice Department — all while potentially revealing intelligence sources and methods. He did so even though he had not read the classified documents that the memo characterizes and refused to allow the FBI to brief the committee on the risks of publication and what it has described as “material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.” The party-line vote to release the Republican memo but not a Democratic response was a violent break from the committee’s nonpartisan tradition and the latest troubling sign that House Republicans are willing to put the president’s political dictates ahead of the national interest.
Okay, then. This is the same Schiff who told us months ago that there was clear evidence of Trump's Russian collusion. None has been found. He then told us breathlessly that "obstruction of Justice" was the real concern, except there has been none.

Schiff is a partisan hack who will do or say exactly was is required to promote the Dems four step strategy for handling scandals that might reflect badly on them. He seems oh-so concerned about the "national interest" (i.e., keeping the Dem scandal buried). Yet, he is curiously uninterested in determining whether there is truth in the serious allegations that had the Obama administration and the Clinton campaign colluding with Obama appointees in the FBI and Justice Department to surveil an opposition candidate—Donald Trump.

What about the truth and the distinct possibility that the deep state acted aggressively to undermine a presidential candidate? Meh!

Sara Hoyt comments:
Most of us are eagerly awaiting the release of the House Intelligence Committee’s memo on abuse of the FBI by the Obama administration. It should happen in the next couple of days. Meanwhile, the Bureau is worried, as always, about its public image. The Associated Press headlines: “FBI clashes with Trump, has ‘grave concerns’ on Russia memo.” I’m so old, I can remember when liberals were in favor of revealing corruption in institutions like the FBI. Those days, of course, are long gone.

In a remarkably public clash of wills with the White House, the FBI declared Wednesday it has “grave concerns” about the accuracy of a classified memo on the Russia election investigation that President Donald Trump wants released.

Yeah, well, you know what? I have grave concerns about the politicization of the Department of Justice and the FBI under the Obama administration, which I have been writing about since 2010.

“As expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy,” the FBI said.

If there are “material omissions of fact,” the Democrats’ responsive memo no doubt will reveal them. Good: let’s lay the cards on the table. The relevant fact here is that the FBI is no longer claiming that there is a national security problem with releasing the memo, only that it will put the FBI in a bad light.
It's kind of sad, actually. It seems that every government agency that matters was sullied by partisan politics during the Obama era—every one. Even worse, many were weaponized against Obama's opponents. That's a significant cause for concern—for everyone, including Democrats.

And yet, there are no profiles in courage among modern day Democrats in Washington. No Democrat who asks whether there might have been wrong-doing among Obama appointees.  No Dem who states that government surveillance of a presidential candidate is wrong at so many levels it boggles the mind. And that's a shame.