Well, I guess I might as well put in my two cents on General Flynn’s case. With the release of the latest withheld notes between the various FBI and DOJ actors in this tragedy it is now obvious to anyone but the willfully blind that this was a takedown without any crime to justify it.
Strzok, McCabe and Comey engineered the prosecution as part of their strategy of undermining faith in the Trump administration and crippling its effectiveness by removing a competent man. This was part of the whole Russian collusion myth. Now every man on the street can read the details of how they did it. The only question is what will be done to punish those who perpetrated it?
Will these criminals be allowed to walk away scot free? Between this and the Mueller investigation, three years of the Trump presidency was bombarded with false innuendo by the hostile media and the various partisan deep state actors who leaked the fake news to the press. These unelected tyrants hijacked our country and held hostage the workings of our government. Strzok, McCabe and Comey should pay a heavy price. They need to go to jail.
And there are other parties that had a direct hand in this conspiracy. John Brennan and James Clapper are up to their elbows in this thing. Letting them walk away unscathed would be a travesty of justice. With respect to the echelons above them, I assume they’ve insulated themselves and only a confession by Comey, Brennan or Clapper could shed light on higher level culpability. I’ll leave that for later consideration if we ever see justice reach as far as the mid-level criminals.
Strzok, McCabe and Comey should go to prison. But will they? Six months ago, I would have said yes. But it’s six months later and nothing has happened. Barr made a lot of noise about spying and the inappropriate actions taken by the FBI. He appointed Durham in May 2019, a year ago, to look into all aspects of the Russian collusion scam. And what has happened? As far as I can tell, nothing. My belief is that Barr and Durham are collecting evidence and waiting to see who wins the 2020 election. If Trump wins maybe they’ll slap a few wrists and publish a report about how to stop such atrocious things from ever happening again. If the Dems win, they’ll publish a report saying that everything was done by the book and the system works beautifully.
I had thought that I was as cynical as it was possible to be. I was wrong. I now believe that the deep state is basically immune to reform. Barr is an insider. He has done nothing and that is all he intends to do. It will take an outsider who tears it down with a wrecking ball to make it change. I only hope that when President Trump is re-elected that he appoints a new attorney general whose background is in the military and this man demolishes the alphabet bureaus from the top down and rebuilds them with honest men. But that is probably a fantasy that will never be realized.
Understand, I would like nothing better than to be proven completely wrong about Barr’s intentions. If I looked at the news tomorrow morning and it had a photo of Comey being frog-marched out of his house in his pajamas at 3 a.m. I would be the happiest man in the world. Hearing that Peter Strzok was turning state’s evidence and had implicated his boss McCabe in treason would make me giddy with delight. But with every passing day I think it’s more and more clear that President Trump is the only honest man in Washington. And because he is, I guess that the only honorable treatment that General Flynn will experience in this whole travesty is a pardon from the President when everyone else fails to serve justice.