Friday, June 15, 2018

Vox Popoli: The Swamp still protecting itself

Does Inspector General Michael Horowitz think he's been employed as a defense attorney or something?
A bombshell report released Thursday by the Justice Department's inspector general includes new evidence that an FBI agent and an agency lawyer who were having an affair in 2016 were also plotting to keep President Donald Trump from winning the election.

In an email on August 8, 2016, Special Agent Peter Strzok reassured Page that she needn't worry about Trump winning the White House.

Trump is 'not ever going to become president, right? Right?!' Page texted Strzok. 

'No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it,' he responded.

Inspector General Michael Horowitz wrote that '[s]everal FBI employees who played critical roles in the investigation sent political messages,' but concluded that 'the conduct by these employees cast a cloud over the entire FBI investigation.'

He declared that the IG's office 'did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that improper considerations, including political bias, directly affected the specific investigative actions we reviewed.'

The 500-page report also found that then-FBI Director James Comey 'deviated' from the standard practices of his agency when dealing with the probe into Hillary Clinton's classified emails.

But IG Michael Horowitz emphasized that Comey was more knuckleheaded than malicious.

'While we did not find that these decisions were the result of political bias on Comey's part, we nevertheless concluded that by departing so clearly and dramatically from FBI and department norms, the decisions negatively impacted the perception of the FBI and the department as fair administrators of justice,' the report reads.

I'm beginning to notice a certain pattern to the Swamp's ability to excuse itself from any and all culpability for criminal activity. Even when a crime has been committed, it's excused because the perpetrator didn't mean to commit it, they're just one of a bunch of knuckleheads who mean well and are good boys and are gwan to go to college.

It's remarkable how this so-called investigator sounds like a old black community activist lamenting how a few gang-banging knuckleheads ruin it for everyone.