Senate committee demands FBI explain whistleblower raid


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The Senate Judiciary Committee has demanded the FBI answer some questions about its raid of a whistleblower’s home in November.

This is nice, but the reality is that, as far as I can tell, the FBI is now a rogue agency, working for the Democratic Party in defiance of the law, the Trump administration, and Congress. Consider for example the article’s closing paragraphs:

The raid on Cain’s house was permitted by a court order issued by federal magistrate Stephanie A. Gallagher in the U.S. District Court of Maryland for Baltimore. The court order and all the documents justifying the raid are sealed and not available for public viewing.

On Nov. 30, The Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF) requested that Gallagher unseal the affidavit and any other documents that served to justify the raid. The court has not yet responded to the DCNF. The FBI did not respond to a request for comment. The IG declined to comment.

The weak response by the Trump administration to their behavior these last two years has taught them they can act with arrogance without fear. For example, why has Trump done nothing about this? He is by law (which in this case is the Constitution, the highest law in the land) entirely in charge of the FBI and what it does.

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  • wayne

    Patrick Stewart as Macbeth
    (“Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow”)
    https://youtu.be/HZnaXDRwu84
    (2:05)

  • Cotour

    I think it is plain to see by now that pretty much anything that the Senate or the Congress “Demands” to know means absolutely NOTHING. Why? Because it is seen purely as a political move and window dressing because it is never, ever followed through on. If you have no intent to serve up real consequences what else can it be seen as?

    What does have teeth? When the DOJ gets a hold of something and the issue migrates into the legal realm where laws passed by the Congress and signed by the president exist. Once that gets rolling then you have got someones attention.

    I have to assume that at some point depending on who the president chooses and gets confirmed as the head of the DOJ that is the point at which something of consequence will happen. And that fight for who will lead the DOJ will be interesting to say the least.

    There have been things happening around the world that have to do with the FBI and the Clinton Foundation among other things, 2019 will be a wild ride for all involved.

    And the Mueller investigation? It should all be laid at the Supreme Courts front door due to the blatant conflict of interest and pure political nature of it all that is rampant throughout it.

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