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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
The FBI Escalates Its War on the Trump Administration
The following article appeared in
Powerline on April 10th
By John Hinderaker
Scott [Johnson] wrote
earlier about the FBI’s raid on the home and office of President Trump’s long-time
lawyer, Michael Cohen. I want to add my own thoughts in a separate post.
News reports indicate that the FBI
raid resulted, at least in part, from a referral by Robert Mueller. The subject
of the raid included “payments to the former porn actress known as Stormy
Daniels.” Good going, Bob–you were assigned to investigate non-existent
collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and the Russians, and now
you’re down to liaisons with porn performers.
Donald Trump allegedly spent one
illicit evening with Ms. Daniels 12 years ago, when he was a private citizen.
(Lacking personal knowledge, I assume the allegation is probably true.) That
might be a big deal to Melania Trump, but to the rest of us it is utterly irrelevant.
What makes the encounter “news” is the fact, acknowledged by Mr. Cohen, that he
paid Daniels $130,000 for a non-disclosure agreement in October 2016. Such a
payment is entirely legal and (relatively speaking) proper. I regard the claim
that this payment was a “campaign contribution” as frivolous.
So here’s the situation: the Special
Democratic Party Prosecutor and the Department of Justice, in the person of the
FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York, have
nothing better to do than investigate a 12-year-old, one-night consensual
encounter involving Donald Trump. Apparently, actual crime in New York is a
thing of the past. Organized crime is extinct; political corruption is
non-existent; illegal immigration has ceased; violent crime is unknown. Stormy
Daniels is the most pressing item on the law enforcement agenda.
It is blindingly obvious that this
whole story and the leak thereof, is a political attack on President Trump by
the Democratic Party. There is only one serious question: Didn’t President
Trump appoint the current Director of the FBI, Christopher Wray? And the
Attorney General, Jeff Sessions? Yes, he did. So why is DOJ making war on the
Comey and Mueller
The answer is that Trump and his
appointees do not control the departments they ostensibly run. Liberals tell us
that at DOJ, it is critically important that political appointees not interfere
with the “career professionals” who do all the work. I say, bullshit. The
“career professionals” are just Democratic Party lifers who have risen to the
top of the bureaucracy, often by avoiding any actual, risky work. I’m not
talking about FBI agents on the street, or the majority of Assistant U.S.
Attorneys. (U.S. Attorneys, of course, are political appointees.) I’m talking about
career bureaucrats like James Comey, Bob Mueller, Andy McCabe, and so on.
President Trump’s appointees
absolutely should “interfere” with these Democratic Party operatives. They
should order them to direct their efforts toward legitimate law enforcement
ends, not toward Democratic Party activism. Those who refuse should be fired.
We are witnessing, as Scott says, “a
political death struggle with the authorities operating under [President
Trump’s] nominal control.” President Trump and his loyal appointees need to
assert the powers that the voters have given them.