The word thug derives from a foreign source, the Thuggee of India. That cult worshipped Kali, the Hindu goddess of death. Human sacrifices to her were part of the cult’s rituals. In particular, the Thuggee liked to sacrifice anyone caught peering into actions of the Thuggee. Rather efficient use of resources, that.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation isn’t supposed to be a religious cult. Neither, one would assume, is it supposed to perform human sacrifices to its deity. Yet it appears that over the past decade or so, it’s been transformed from a well-equipped federal investigative and counterintelligence agency into a cult of sorts. Its chosen deity is the Deep State. The enemies it chooses to sacrifice are any who dare to question the Deep State or the “elected” officials who safeguard its interests.
Clarice Feldman has posted an excellent compendium on the FBI’s pursuit of Rudolph Giuliani over absurd “suspicions” that he has acted as an unregistered foreign agent of Ukraine. There is no demonstrable crime – no “predicate,” in legal language – under which such an intrusive investigation could be justified. The “suspicions” themselves appear to have been artifacts of a Washington Post story – “story” being here more indicative of a piece of fiction than a specimen of reportage.
Feldman lays out a conclusive case for this “investigation” being a political witch-hunt. The chief “witch,” of course, is the 45th president of these United States, Donald J. Trump, who employed Giuliani as a lawyer and spokesman during his time in office. On this subject, quoth Power Line’s Scott Johnson:
The Foreign Agents Registration Act is the last refuge of a prosecutorial scoundrel. That was my reaction to the New York Times story yesterday reporting that Rudy Giuliani is under investigation for an alleged FARA violation….The FBI showed up at Giuliani’s apartment around 6:00 a.m. this past Wednesday morning to seize his cell phones and computers with warrants issued in the investigation. Giuliani is himself a former United States Attorney of some notable accomplishment….He is President Trump’s former lawyer and when it comes to federal criminal procedure, he knows what he’s talking about.
Giuliani maintains that the warrants used to search his office and residences and seize his property are illegal. Scott Johnson isn’t so sure, but the authority on the matter rests in 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. [Emphasis added by FWP]
So for those warrants to be valid, there has to be “probable cause” – which has never been adequately described – and “supported by Oath or affirmation.” Who provided the oath or affirmation? In other words, who alleged that a crime had been committed? That, too, has gone unspecified.
We are seeing one of the nation’s premier law enforcement agencies being used as a political bludgeon to crush the enemies of the Deep State and its protectors, the Usurper Regime. The message is clear: You dare to stand with one who stood against us? You will suffer for it. Whether there is ever an indictment or a trial is irrelevant. The process, as in so many previous cases, is intended to be the punishment.
The Obamunists’ success at transforming the federal government into a political tool went deeper than any of us outside the corridors of power could have known…until today. Indeed, that they managed to suborn the FBI, long admired for its institutional integrity, is a capper of sorts. No one has much trouble believing that the other alphabet agencies could be corrupted; they were already three-quarters “in the bag” when the Obamunists came to power.
“The aim of the High is to remain where they are,” wrote George Orwell. The dynamic of power-seeking guarantees that in the absence of constraints, the race for power will go to the most ruthless: those pursuers to whom nothing else matters. Now that the Deep State has loyal “elected” officials for defenders, and those officials themselves seek to make their tenure permanent, there’s a swelling sense that there’s no further point to concealment of the elite’s real intentions. The masks can come off. The mailed fist can shed the velvet glove. And the Constitution of the United States can be dismissed as a quaint, historically interesting document inapplicable to our time. (“No amendment is absolute.” – Joe Biden)
Welcome to the Former United States of America, where “rights” are permissions, “law” gets lip service only, and loyalty parades are held daily. Don’t forget to tip your waitresses. And do try the veal.
Does it not follow, that “no amendment is absolute,” then no law is absolute? Why bother abiding by any law?
Anyone else getting real tired of seeing the perversion of lawfare in our once great nation ? I’m thinking we should burn it to the ground and salt the earth for 100 miles all around DC .
I don’t understand the reverence of the historical FBI, they’ve never been anything but what they are. Maybe people think that the tv show was real? J Edgar was never able to notice organized crime while they paid for his vacations.
He used the intelligence gathering for blackmail to protect his job and budget.
In later years there have been numerous scandals that have been covered up, for example the FBI Crime lab problems that covered many years.
I’m a retired Fed LEO, (non-DOJ). I worked a case with the FBI just before I retired and in the handover of the case to the agent replacing me, we had a sit-down with the FBI agent to coordinate things. We went to their office, and I noted that they still had a picture of James Comey on a file cabinet. He had been fired by President Trump a week before or so.
I made mention of the picture and received a vehement response that the picture was going to stay right where it was. Some months before that, I visited the big FBI office for work and saw a lone framed picture of Comey which was illuminated, like a holy icon. Very strange.
My agency had Directors and Cabinet Secretaries, but we never held them up as some god-like personage. I’m not sure what the deal is with that agency, but it sure is strange.
As to the perversion of the Constitution, and of the rights of Citizens in this country, I can only say that I never imagined that we would go so far as to call evil good, and good, evil. But that seems to be where we are today. Those who swore the oath to preserve, protect and defend the constitution have violated it to their shame, and to the shame of the country.
I believe that there’s no way out but through. God help us.
Talking about the FBI’s abuses, they recently pulled a no nock raid in Homer, Alaska looking for Nancy Pelosie’s lap top. Apparently they smashed the door and entered with drawn guns, cuffed the couple and their guests and spent a couple hours ransacking the house. The didn’t show badges or warrant until the end and didn’t let them get a good look at either. The woman was not the lady they were looking for and they left with the couples phones and lap top. There was a pretty good write up on a website Alaska Watch.
Truly, why the reverence, Francis?
The demonic emerging from members of that federal agency is in your face blatant. The eternal fight between good and evil continues. Sadly, the good team at the fed*dot*gov appears to be on the ropes.
B ones stated that he believed there was no way out, and I’m guessing there are m any others believing the similarly. But there is a way out. It is not as simple to put into effect as it sounds, but simple in its effect.
Quite simply turn to following the Constitution as it’s written and as there Federalist Papers explain it to be.
Only those allowed under Article 1 Section 8 will be allowed. All others are to be defunded and disbanded.
Now if we only have the stones to implement it.
Sadly, the time for lawyers is over.
As the Sean Connery character said in The Untouchables:
“God hates a coward.”