They say justice delayed is justice denied. Similarly, the law applied selectively is also justice denied. For any given action that is considered to be a violation of the law, the punishment should be equal, irrespective of who the perpetrator is.
The only countries where laws are applied selectively are totalitarian dictatorships; there you get away with murder if you are an ally of the regime, and if you are the regime’s perceived enemy, you could be sent to prison for a prolonged period for not returning a book from a public library before the due date.
Last week’s raid on President Trump’s Mar-A-Lago home made it amply clear that there is a two-tier justice system.
Back in 2015, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, had emailed classified government materials using her personal email address and conducted official business on an unsecured server housed in a bathroom of her home. Despite being under federal subpoena, Hillary Clinton had “bleached” thousands of emails and destroyed her communication devices and records. These are obvious federal felonies.
Did the FBI raid her home to confiscate the server?
Back in 2016, when the presidential campaign was at its crucial stage, then-FBI Director James Comey reported that Clinton had broken the law. However, he added that Clinton’s violations weren’t intentional; hence, there would be no indictments.
Comey was the FBI director, yet he assumed the role of investigator and prosecutor. Obama’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s silence indicated that she approved of Comey’s actions. It was also revealed that the AG had secretly met with Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac.
Has Comey always been this lenient?
The very same Comey revealed that he sent agent Peter Strzok on a preplanned mission to trap National Security Advisor Michael Flynn in hopes of finding Flynn in violation of the Logan Act, a 1799 law that has never been prosecuted successfully. Flynn was fired for lying to the vice president and the FBI. He was subjected to a prolonged legal nightmare
In the end, Flynn, who is a patriot, was vilified and bankrupted by legal fees. His crime? Challenging the status quo and attempting to drain the swamp. Flynn’s lawyer Sidney Powell revealed that Flynn had intended to audit the intelligence agencies as Trump’s National Security Advisor. Hence, he was stopped.
The Mar-a-Lago raid was a coup de grâce that cemented the FBI’s reputation as a rogue and deeply politicized agency.
The FBI’s reputation desperately needed to be salvaged.
So, whom do they get to mend the FBI’s reputation? Former FBI Counterintelligence Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok.
The same Strzok who was the FBI’s head investigator into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 elections and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton‘s private email server. Both of which were driven by political bias.
Strzok had no compunction trapping General Flynn, which led to his myriad hardships. Strzok bragged to his mistress FBI lawyer Lisa Page via text that they “won’t allow” Trump to get elected and if Trump did win in 2016, they had an ‘insurance policy’.
By ‘insurance policy’ Strzok was referring to the myriad Kafkaesque investigations that would be launched to force Trump out of office, to prevent him from implementing his agenda, and destroy his reputation. They opened numerous gratuitous investigations on myriad fronts and the raid is part of the insurance policy.
Strzok unwittingly revealed the mindset of the FBI leadership. Anybody who dares to contemplate challenging or reforming the nation’s premier law enforcement agency will be tormented for life. Even if nothing is found, the process becomes the equivalent of a punishment.
Strzok was ultimately fired from the agency, not for going rogue or being partisan but because his mentality became public. There must be many rogue agents who have engaged in similar exchanges or have done worse but they do it discretely without being recorded.
Yes, Strzok is the man MSNBC summoned in an attempt to restore the reputation of the FBI.