I found the theme of this article disturbing and highly plausible: by seemingly Eerie Coincidence the Obama Administration began investigations of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump last summer. Not to say that they were political dangers to the Dem Establishment and their anointed successor, but still.
Bernie Sanders probe proves FBI really is in tatters
- The FBI probe of Jane Sanders, wife of Senator Bernie Sanders, is reportedly still ongoing.
- The enduring probe is the latest example of the growing politicization of the FBI and other federal agencies.
- The government's overall credibility is suffering its worst crisis in decades.
Now, it may be that Trump keeps this investigation alive to derail Bernie 2020. And to be fair, this need not be viewed as a Democratic thing - an alternative view is that the bipartisan Washington Establishment (aka "the Swamp") hoped to see off the insurgencies in both parties.
In any case, for anyone having second thoughts about Trump's ascension, just re-visit the impact of a Hillary victory on the rule of law. She would have inherited a weaponized IRS from Obama. The FBI does appear to be a lot more interested in Bernie and Donald than they ever were in her obvious, willful mishandling of classified info and utter disregard of the Freedom of Information Act. I should add that my layman's perusal of the FOIA tells me that violations are met with administrative sanctions, not criminal charges, so it was up to Barack to bring his unruly subordinate back into line. As if. And when Hillary chooses to ignore subpoenas from House and Senate Republicans, well, they are empowered to have a political response rather than a judicial one.
All that said, if Hillary were in the White House with a fifth nodding-head progressive Supreme Court Justice and the inevitably compliant press, just what would hold her in check? And how often would successful legal recourse involve a donation to the Democratic Party or a Hillary-approved PAC or foundation? Hey, would the LAPD and NYPD be investigating Friend of Hill and Bill Harvey Weinstein? We'll never know, fortunately. But we do know that the progressive men women who have finally decided to believe Bill's accusers would still be mulling things over until Hillary moved on.
Obviously this is not a new objection to Hillarity! but it is worth keeping in mind.