by Kurt Schlichter
It’s time to stop pretending that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is not fatally compromised, that it is salvageable, that it has not terminally declined from its glory days of commie-chasing and cross-dressing into a collection of regime toadies eagerly doing its Democrat masters’ bidding. GOP, you need to stop equivocating and playing footsie with these mediocrities in bad suits. After you take the House and Senate, refuse to fund the FBI. Not one dime. This must all end.
The FBI has simply outlived its uselessness. It must be shut down, in disgrace, and those duties that remain necessary must be parceled out to existing or new agencies that do not share its shameful legacy. This remedy is harsh, disruptive, even scary – count on the FBI and its friends to not-so-subtly promise retaliation against those trying to turn it off like the astronauts when they tried to pull the plug on HAL 9000. But it has to be done. This cannot go on – every day, the politicized FBI does grave damage to the foundations of American democracy (though we’re actually a republic, but whatever).
It’s a big ask from a GOP caucus that can’t even put together the testicle collection necessary to defund the propaganda arm of the Chardonnay and Volvos set, NPR. For decades we have been pushing the simps and squishes in Congress to get done this bare minimum response to a federally funded airwave adjunct of the Democratic Party. They haven’t. But the sissy socialists on the radio are just a mere nuisance, while the FBI is an existential threat to our most basic liberties.
Hey, ho, the FBI has got to go.
There’s no redeeming it, no fixing it. It was flawed from the beginning, created by trans-curious thuglette J. Edgar Hoover, and turned into his own personal Stasi. It combined two very different functions, law enforcement and counter-intelligence, into one barely accountable department. Other countries don’t do that. In the UK, Scotland Yard chases crooks and MI5 chases terrorists and spies. By mixing these functions, it was almost inevitable that the FBI’s surveillance and spying capabilities would be mixed with the prosecutorial capabilities and it would become a corrupt tool to maintain the power of its favorites. And it has.
If only we could harness the clean energy power generated by Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., spinning in his grave over the corrupt sham that the Bureau has become. Once Inspector Erskine chased bank robbers and commies. Remember Clarice Starling pitting her mind against Hannibal Lector? No institution got fluffed like the FBI, and we bought it. When one of those starched and combed FBI types took the stand, juries swooned. Why, if the FBI was saying it, it had to be the truth!
But the truth is its vaunted crime lab was faking results. Its Boston division was bought by Whitey Bulger and one of its agents went away for murder. Gee, Trump might have been keeping secret nuke papers in Melania’s undies drawer? How about Robert Hansen, whose spying for the Russians was hailed as “possibly the worst intelligence disaster in U.S. history?” It only took the Bureau a couple of decades to find the guy in their own office who literally gave the Russians every double agent in its ranks, but these gumshoes are all over that nefarious Trump!
And then there’s Waco and Ruby Ridge.
And say, how’s that Las Vegas investigation going? And what is with knowing about the 9/11 hijackers and pretty much every school shooter?
And what gives with framing some near-homeless ne’er-do-wells for trying to kidnap the Stepford gov?
And faking warrants based on a fake dossier?
But hey, if you took a selfie on J6, the FBI is all over you.
The GOP Congress must put the FBI out of our misery, the misery of normal Americans tired of incompetence and paying for a coterie of over-praised political hatchet-men doing the ruling caste’s dirty work. But will the GOP generate the stones to do it?
There is a faction within the Republican Party of people who desperately want to return to something like normalcy, and their problem is that they do not want to do it the right way. The right way is to ruthlessly excise those things that have broken our norms and allowed this abnormal moment to persist. In their minds, that itself breaks the norms, but they are so very wrong. To enforce the norms, the norms must be enforced – a tautology, but a true one.
Reading the book Five Families, once the FBI finally took an interest in prosecuting the Mafia, they were very, very careful about the kind of surveillance and methods used to pursue the criminals (note that they actually had crimes they were pursuing, trying to find the perpetrators, not the other way around), for fear that any of the evidence provided would be thrown out. Now, they do whatever it takes to make an innocent person look guilty, shop for a like-corrupt judge and venue to prosecute, suppress due process to achieve their ends, which are now purely political.
Sadly, it would take extreme and harsh measures to turn the FBI (and DOJ, for that matter) round and return it to a functioning anti-crime organization instead of a crime producing mob. Short of that, yeah, do away with them.
Realistically, the ENTIRE Boston FBI office was guilty of conspiracy to commit murder for all the deaths caused by Whitey Bulger’s Winter Hill Mob. I happen to personally know that the entire office actively obstructed justice in the investigation of Telex CEO Roger Wheeler’s murder for nearly a decade.
There MIGHT be some good law enforcement agents in the bureau; that would happen by accident no matter what. But every supervisor and manager on up needs to go, and be banned from government service forever more.
Bill made GWB’s BFF L Freeh head in ’93. Another Bush “friend” was Whitey.
For those not paying attention Both GWB’s BFFs Freeh and Mueller are “Republican”.
Frequently Kurt is 100% right. He absolutely is here! Liberal Pence either has his head so far up his ass his eyes are brown; or he is parroting UNIPARTY propaganda.
OR MAYBE BOTH!
If any ladies are offended by my words, sorry. But grunt does rhymes with blunt. I am blunt on lefty Pence!