I don’t think it’s possible to exaggerate the importance of this story:
FBI agents raided the home of a recognized Department of Justice whistleblower who privately delivered documents pertaining to the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One to a government watchdog, according to the whistleblower’s attorney.
The Justice Department’s inspector general was informed that the documents show that federal officials failed to investigate potential criminal activity regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and Rosatom, the Russian company that purchased Uranium One, a document reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation alleges.
The delivered documents also show that then-FBI Director Robert Mueller failed to investigate allegations of criminal misconduct pertaining to Rosatom and to other Russian government entities attached to Uranium One, the document reviewed by TheDCNF alleges. Mueller is now the special counsel investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election.
“The bureau raided my client to seize what he legally gave Congress about the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One,” the whistleblower’s lawyer, Michael Socarras, told TheDCNF, noting that he considered the FBI’s raid to be an “outrageous disregard” of whistleblower protections.
Realistically, getting raided is probably the luckier kind of outcome for this whistleblower. He could have been Seth Rich.
(Whatever happened to that investigation?)
I think it’s safe, at this point, to laugh off any people who smugly dismiss the concept of the “deep state” as a conspiracy theory. They’re either too dumb or too emotionally invested to be capable of seeing reality as it is. We’re on the verge of a kind of soft police-state, if we aren’t there already.
The more important question, however — and the less comfortable one — is what to do about it. They’ve been slowly scratching away at the constitution, rights to free speech, self-defense, facing one’s accuser, fair trial, state autonomy, etc for decades now. Like the proverbial frog being slow-cooked, you have to either jump out at some point, or get fried. With universal condemnation of all forms of “hatred” and “incitement to violence,” it seems as if civic virtue has become synonymous with pledging that you will never jump.
Something to think about.
Speaking for myself: yesterday, Kyle mentioned that he believed that the American republic was dead, or at least mortally wounded, and that we won’t be able to get it back. I hope he’s right.