After the skyscrapers came down and the Pentagon was hit by airliners flown by pilots who “just wanted to learn to fly and didn’t care about landings,” Bush the younger agreed that the wall between our nation’s intelligence services and law enforcement, especially the FBI, had to come down. Bush chose Robert Mueller, his new FBI director, to “make it so.”
The “wall” to be removed between our intelligence services and law enforcement is called the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution:
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
America’s intelligence agencies were created to spy on foreign nations that might intend to harm us. After the USA Patriot Act was passed by Congress, the NSA’s vast intelligence collection apparatus was turned inward on American citizens. Names were supposedly anonymized, but as we see from FBI Director Comey’s tenure, names could easily be reattached. Especially if those names might work against the opposition political party.
Gen. Michael Flynn recently pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. How did they know he lied? They had recordings of his conversations, courtesy of the NSA, with his name attached. It was the famed defense attorney Gerry Spence who said in his book after Ruby Ridge that during his career the FBI had never failed to conceal evidence or lie in court. Has there ever been a prosecution of this?
With the Fourth Amendment effectively removed by Congress and judicial “gentleman’s agreement,” what was to stop the sunsetting Obama administration from scouring the emails, telephone calls, texts and other computer intercepts collected on Donald Trump’s campaign workers, his family members and, indeed, on the candidate himself? The answer is, “Nothing.” Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey were two people placed in high positions, but lacking completely the sense of duty and honor necessary to faithfully execute those positions.
With Hillary Clinton the heir apparent to the presidency, a woman at once stunningly incompetent and corrupt, there was little need for Comey, Lynch and others to cover their tracks. The election’s outcome was preordained. After Hillary’s victory, Donald Trump would be run to ground and ruined, leaving a permanent reminder to anyone who dared to challenge the power of the cleptocracy that had taken over the federal government since Reagan’s presidency.
Make no mistake. Robert Mueller built the foundation upon which Obama stood when he sought to flip the election to candidate Hillary. Comey did Obama’s bidding to try to put the most corrupt crime family in America’s history back into the White House.
After the election results came in, panic ensued. Mueller, the former FBI director who had bulldozed the Fourth Amendment following 9/11, was selected as special counsel. Who better to use illegal intercepts to build a criminal case against the new president? And if there was nothing on the new president, why not squeeze his friends and family, ruin them financially, until you break them?
An officer’s oath never expires, except perhaps in his own mind. Mueller bears the singular distinction of both destroying the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution and being the first to use the forbidden fruits of that destruction against another man for political gain.
Mueller has also destroyed the FBI. An institution, once corrupted to the extent we now see, can never be trusted. There will always be holdouts who remember the old ways and who will revert to them if given the opportunity. Mankind’s history tells us there will always arise someone willing to give them that opportunity. The FBI must be shuttered, its employees terminated and never permitted to work in government service again. Ideally, the building itself will be bulldozed, a monument forever razed and left in public view as a permanent reminder of its official corruption.