A priest, a rabbi and a minister happen to meet in a bar. Everybody has heard these kinds of jokes. Let’s try a different kind of joke. A cokehead, a gangster’s nephew and the heir to a ketchup fortune met in Washington. Well that doesn’t sound as funny. Wait, it gets better. Especially since the gangster is the recently dearly departed Whitey Bulger, the cokehead’s father is Joe Biden and John Kerry is the stepfather of the Prince of Ketchup. Ah, now you see. Each of these men has been able to turn nepotism into a pot of gold. There’s definitely something funny going on there but it’s definitely not a coincidence that these three men met up. Joe Biden and John Kerry were powerful members of the Obama administration who allowed their relatives to trade off their names with foreign governments that could benefit from decisions of the Obama administration. James Bulger is just the latest manifestation of the Massachusetts proclivity for shady politics. James’s father, Billy Bulger, was Whitey’s brother but he was also the President of the Massachusetts Senate for eighteen years and used his influence to enrich himself and his family and insinuate them into circles that would perpetuate their influence. And, of course, John Kerry and Billy Bulger are old Bay State friends.
Apparently, this is what all the hullaballoo was about with the Russia-gate scam. The Obama administration was a giant grift where the leaders used their relatives to siphon off billions using influence peddling operations. If China wanted to buy up American military technology companies, well Hunter Biden would partner with them to make it seem legitimate. It meant greasing some palms, but the Chinese got what they wanted and so did the Bidens. It sounds a lot like the Clinton uranium scam for the Russians. And it also includes the Ukraine grift. And after Hillary and company lost the election, they started the Russiagate frame-up to deflect attention from their own foreign crimes. And yet somehow, we’re supposed to believe that the same CIA and FBI that seems to have wire-taps in every room in the White House didn’t know a thing about Hillary’s and Biden’s grifts. That’s the unfunny joke.
I watched Rudy Giuliani make the rounds with the television political pundits. He laid out the evidence and made the case that all the evidence being ignored by the Press and the Deep State is a mountain compared to the molehill of the alleged whistleblower in the CIA that is all over the front pages of all the MSM outlets. He declared he is waiting for the Justice Department to do something about it. But will they?
We are about to find out if Barr is a real American or just another swamp dweller. With all the information out there, if the Justice Department takes no action at all then basically Trump is on his own. In fact, wouldn’t Barr know that someone had changed the definition of whistleblower to include hearsay? Could something as rigged as that rule change happen without alarm bells going off in the Attorney General’s office?
But an even larger issue is the fact that the surveillance state now controls the actions of the President of the United States. Unelected spies control the actions of our elected officials and spy on all of us too. President Trump has the unenviable task of draining the swamp while fighting off the nine-headed Lernaean Hydra of mythology that inhabits the swamp. And just like that mythical beast every time one head is cut off (e.g., Comey or Brennan) three more grow back.
I’ve come to believe that the only way to get back control of our country is to dismantle the surveillance apparatus. In a way I think it would be a good platform for the President to run on in 2020. Purging Washington of these wannabe KGB masterminds would be popular with many moderates and independents too.
When I imagine how I would tackle the job that Barr is supposed to do, I imagine assembling all the upper echelons of, let’s say, the CIA and after explaining how allowing the resistance to sabotage the Trump Administration is dereliction of duty I’d fire the whole top level of the organization. Then while these big shots were being rudely escorted off the premises, I would address their direct reports with the following ultimatum, provide evidence of who the remaining obstructionists are or immediately follow their former bosses out the door. I would give them at least five minutes to make up their minds if they wanted to cooperate and if they didn’t volunteer information by then I’d have them escorted out the door and move on to the next echelon down. This plan has the advantage that as you move down the chain of command the importance of a pay check becomes more and more critical. Eventually you will reach someone who would rather be an employed civil servant than an unemployed resistance fighter.
As you can see, I have a very unsubtle way of looking at things but the point is, cleaning out that rat’s nest needs to be done somehow or other. When rampant government malfeasance is ignored by the FBI and CIA but these same agencies abuse their power to hamper the legitimately elected representatives of the people it’s time to start over.
Now that the President has started down this road it can’t be more than a week or two before we know whether Barr is there to clean up or cover up the mess. Fingers crossed.