In April 2016, the FBI began a counterintelligence investigation of presidential candidate Donald J. Trump, based upon a dubious dossier full of lies and false allegations, compiled by a foreign citizen who was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign. (Read here, here, here, and here for a comprehensive overview of the totality of this mendacity.)
The counterintelligence investigation of candidate Trump and then, after his election, the on-going, presidency-spanning investigation(s) of President Trump were premised upon the false notion that he posed a threat to national security. (Note: The investigators knew that all of this was a hoax; they pursued the President anyway.)
If Trump truly were “colluding” with the Russians–so their lame explanatory narrative went–then his entire presidency posed a grave risk to our nation. Therefore, the Deep State and anyone else in government or politics who opposed Trump’s presidency never treated President Trump as if he was president, despite that he was elected president by We the People, who rule in this nation. Instead, they illegally spied on him and tried to oust him from power by any means necessary.
These people gave no deference or respect whatsoever to President Trump as president; their lack of deference, respect, or even common courtesy towards Trump continues to this day. By extension, these people exhibit no deference or respect whatsoever for We the People, who pay their salaries and whom they must serve, not rule.
Deep State actors as well as many in Congress did everything in their power to tie President Trump’s hands, even using lawfare, to prevent him, in any way possible, from acting as president, his presidency usurped by unelected bureaucrats who seemed to believe that Trump answered to them or to his political opponents in Congress.
As we all know by now, Trump was and remains innocent of all of these spurious allegations made against him by his (and by extension, our) political enemies.
Before the 2020 presidential election, the son of then-candidate Joe Biden “lost” a personal laptop by failing to pick it up from a repair shop. Subsequently, the laptop ended up in the hands of the FBI. The contents of the “laptop from Hell” are scandalous in many ways, full of debauchery and apparent criminal behavior. The laptop contained
a raunchy, 12-minute video that appears to show Hunter … smoking crack while engaged in a sex act with an unidentified woman, as well as numerous other sexually explicit images.
What’s most alarming and most pertinent to We the People is what the laptop reveals about the current president: [emphasis added to quotes]
According to Fox News Digital, then-Vice President Biden met with 14 of Hunter’s business associates during his tenure, including officials from China, Mexico, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan.
Critics worry these meetings could signal Chinese influence at the highest levels of the U.S. government.
“I’m not surprised that the Chinese government probably has a copy of Hunter Biden’s laptop,” [computer repairman John Paul Mac] Isaac said. “He was very careless with his electronic devices, so whether they’re using that as leverage over the Biden administration, it’s really hard to tell.“
“It just seems like … between lithium mines in Afghanistan and how we’ve handled Taiwan, it just seems like we’re going soft on China,” he continued. “And it begs the question, is it because they know something we don’t? Are they holding something over the Bidens? It’s hard to tell.”
Recently, Biden’s attorney general, Merrick Garland, insisted that the DOJ and the FBI are above reproach:
Since I became attorney general, I have made clear that the Department of Justice will speak through its court filings and its work. … Upholding the rule of law means applying the law evenly, without fear or favor. Under my watch, that is precisely what the Justice Department is doing.
In a fit of pique, Garland complained:
[L]et me address recent unfounded attacks on the professionalism of the FBI and Justice Department agents and prosecutors. I will not stand by silently when their integrity is unfairly attacked.
So “professional” are they, so full of “integrity,” that in no time at all these honorable professionals had leaked to the media numerous details about the raid on President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence!
One wonders what Garland is doing to root out these criminals from the ranks of his own employees.
Just today we see yet another example of the integrity and professionalism of Garland’s DOJ:
At least one lawyer for former President Donald Trump signed a written statement in June asserting that all material marked as classified and held in boxes in a storage area at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence and club had been returned to the government, four people with knowledge of the document said.
The written declaration was made after a visit June 3 to Mar-a-Lago by Jay I. Bratt, the top counterintelligence official in the Justice Department’s national security division. …
In an effort to resolve the dispute, Bratt and other officials visited Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, in early June, briefly meeting Trump while they were there. Two of Trump’s lawyers, M. Evan Corcoran and Christina Bobb, spoke with Bratt and a small number of investigators he traveled with, people briefed on the meeting said. …
In recent months, investigators were in contact with roughly a half-dozen of Trump’s current aides who had knowledge of how the documents that had been kept at Mar-a-Lago were handled, two people briefed on the approaches said. At least one witness provided the investigators with information that led them to want to further press Trump for material, according to a person familiar with the inquiry.
As usual, the Biden DOJ, the Deep State, and/or these mysterious anonymous people who were “briefed” on the (top secret, grand jury) investigation are leaking like a sieve.
Note that whenever FBI officials–including but not limited to FBI Director Wray–testify under oath before Congress, they habitually claim that they cannot answer questions posed by the representatives of We the People. They don’t answer our representatives, who are tasked with oversight of the intelligence community, on the premise that they must protect the confidentiality of “on-going investigations.” (With one caveat: They will speak (or leak) if doing so damages their political enemies, chief among them President Trump.)
But, oh, no! There’s no way the DOJ under Merrick Garland is politicized or abusing its massive power.
How dare you peons suggest otherwise?
If Garland were an honest, unbiased public servant and with a “matter” this “sensitive,” shouldn’t he be doing everything in his power to stop these leaks for the sake of “national security,” not to mention to preserve the constitutional rights of President Trump?
Isn’t Trump, as a U.S. citizen and former president supported by more than half the citizens of this nation, we who pay Garland’s salary, worthy of constitutional protection and due process?
Without fear or favor, my ass!
Here’s another question that Garland needs to answer: Based upon the contents of Hunter Biden’s now-confirmed laptop, which has been in the possession of Garland’s FBI for close to 2 years, has his FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation of President Joe Biden?
If not, why not? If he has, then why no leaks about that counterintelligence investigation to the New York Times?
Surely there’s more than enough smoke in the communications on that laptop to suggest that President Biden may be compromised, may be, shall we say, “colluding” with foreign governments. If true, then doesn’t that pose a very grave threat to national security? Doesn’t such a possibility require investigation?
Isn’t it incumbent upon Merrick Garland to see to it that our national security is not at risk based upon the information on that laptop? I’m not the only one who thinks so. Neil Oliver writes:
Now I ask myself on a daily basis how I ignored the stench for so long. Across the Atlantic, the Biden White House sent the FBI to raid the home of former president Donald Trump. Meanwhile Joe Biden and his son Hunter – he of the laptop full of the most appalling and incriminating content – fly together on Airforce 1. No raids planned on the Obamas, nor on the Clintons. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi flew to Taiwan and onwards to China. Her son Paul, an investor in a Chinese tech firm and with seats on the board of companies dealing in lithium, was along for the ride, into that part of the world where three quarters of the world’s lithium batteries are made. Taiwan leads in that technology.
Shouldn’t Garland perhaps look into these concerning connections between Pelosi, her son, and China?
Shouldn’t Garland appoint a special counsel to investigate Biden, as was done in the case of President Trump?
If Garland doesn’t investigate Biden or appoint a special counsel to investigate him, then how can Garland say, with a straight face, that he “applies the law, without fear or favor?”
He can’t, because he doesn’t.