Many Americans don’t trust the DOJ and FBI anymore.
On the left, years of protests against the police mean that few law enforcement agencies are trusted, even ones that, like the FBI, generally do their bidding.
On the right, years of scandals from the DOJ and FBI have near completely eroded the average conservative’s faith in them.
Between Loretta Lynch meeting with Bill Clinton and then dropping charges into Hillary Clinton, the FBI working with Hillary to spy on Trump, the DOJ’s witch hunt into Trump’s phantom Russia connections, and the labeling of parents who protest CRT in schools as domestic terrorists, it’s hard to view the FBI as anything other than the Gestapo of the DNC.
Surprisingly, however, few in the FBI or DOJ generally seem willing to address that bias problem and deal with obvious examples of a leftward tilt.
Instead, they just pretend the FBI of today is the same, respected institution that it used to be, ignoring the swirling comments that signal the public’s lack of trust in the agency.
One former DOJ official is, however, willing to speak out about the issue. That would be Gene Hamilton, who served as a counselor to Jeff Sessions and William Barr when they were Trump’s AGs.
He, speaking to Just the News, had this to say about the bias problem:
“For all of his rhetoric, and for all of his talk about returning the Department of Justice to norms and all of those other such things, Merrick Garland’s Department of Justice has betrayed the trust of the American people.
This Department of Justice has just completely gone to the left, completely done the opposite of returning to norms. If that is such a thing. And they’re really doing the bidding of the radical left these days.”
Giving an example of the far-left tilt, Hamilton discussed the Garland memo that labeled anti-CRT parents domestic terrorists, saying:
“There’s chains of approval, and different things that usually happen when you’re going to issue a memo of that significance. But with Garland’s memo, it clearly did not go through the ordinary course. It clearly was precooked, prebaked.
And I know that in the Trump administration, that type of a thing would not have happened. There would be screams from every news organization and every entity with any ounce of credibility, calling us to task for something like that.”
And what, in his view, is the solution? Aggressive Congressional oversight that “holds them accountable, whether it’s impeachment, whether it’s meaningful oversight hearings, whatever the case may be.”
Congress’ past record of dealing with such people isn’t particularly good, so it might be less than likely that Garland and his DOJ will be held accountable for going fully to the left.
However, Hamilton is right on both counts: Americans have more or less completely lost faith in the DOJ and aggressively investigating it and purging it of those that put partisan politics before law enforcement is the only way to restore that lost trust.
We’ll see what happens.
This story syndicated with permission from Will, Author at Trending Politics
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