Let’s hope Horowitz, Barr, and maybe Huber get to the bottom of them in the next couple months.
Yes, what happened here does dwarf Watergate in its corruption and criminality. And yes, it should be, but sadly is not amazing that the Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) continue to attempt to deny that the previous administration spied on the political campaign of its political opponent.
[Update Tuesday morning]
No, Joe Scarborough (who has descended deep into idiocy since he teamed up with Mika), the FBI investigation was not “done by the book”:
Presumably some of the spying on the Trump campaign was done “by the book,” but that doesn’t include using false information as pretext to spy on Americans, attempting to extort elected officials through bogus investigations, refusing to charge ideological allies who committed crimes, lying to Congress, refusing to respond to congressional document requests, using intelligence and law enforcement as “insurance policies” against political enemies, widespread unmasking of political opponents and dissemination of their information, using foreign spies to produce evidence not permissible in court, circular introduction of “evidence” to government agents that is reintroduced through media leaks, and various other actions taken by federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
Scarborough would have you believe that these actions are completely typical and normal, that informants are placed against campaigns all the time. If that’s true, who else are they doing it against? Can Donald Trump’s officials open investigations against the many Democratic candidates without notifying Congress, using bogus opposition research to secure wiretaps? To quote an MSNBC morning host, “Is he that stupid?”
Why, yes. Yes he is.
[Update later Tuesday morning]
These days, supporting Trump and Netenyahu makes you a pariah among American leftist (not “liberal”) Jews.
We were just there a couple years ago. These pictures are devastating. How could it happen? Was it arson?
Good news: They’re reporting now that the structure has been saved, including the north belfry, but that much of the roof will have to be rebuilt. Not to mention, of course, the spire.
Was too easy on Hillary.
Well, duh. He was an incompetent boob. As I’ve long said, that case needed a seasoned prosecutor with RICO experience, not an amiable “distinguished” federal judge. While I can easily believe that Hillary was a bitch to her former lover, I remain skeptical that Vince Foster murdered Vince Foster; he was convicted without a proper trial or investigation.
Washington is chock-full of foreign influencers.
I’m not sure I’d characterize the investigation as “failed,” though. It has (so far) accomplished what it was supposed to: Cover up the wrongdoing of 2016 (and before) and cripple the Trump presidency. Though the former is starting to unravel, I hope.
Not possible to believe that he wasn’t in the loop. Particularly since he had been emailing her on the private server.
[Update Saturday afternoon]
Meet James “Cardinal” Comey, the man who destroyed the FBI.
[Update a while later]
Just as there is no fighting in the War Room, there is no spying at the FBI.
[Update a few minutes later]
Sorry, bad link, but fixed now.
[Update a while later]
OK, really fixed now.
I think that, given the manner in which these laws were enacted and judicially reviewed, stare decisis should have no bearing.