Issues Making Me Wonder – The FBI
Did a senior FBI official really resign because of political bias and covering up the Hunter Biden Laptop story?
Now some conservative media are reporting he was forced out because of his actions trying to squash any review of the laptop and connections to the President. A left leaning daily said the agent retired.
What we do know is that this 25 year FBI veteran was on leave for at least a month over revelations about political statements he made while leading the public corruption unit.
We also know he came from the same unit involved other agents who were asked to leave from earlier investigations into election interference.
In my lifetime the FBI was at the top of organizations that I had respect for, from way back when the nation watched “The FBI, with Efrem Zimbalist Jr.”, a highly rated show that with each episode rose esteem for the bureau. In the last few years, for the first time, we have experienced a bureau impacting politics.
Staying With Law Enforcement – The Police
The President is about to announce a plan to invest in 100,000 more police officers. Again, after police bashing from his party, demands to defund, and a crime wave, it all changes because we are two months from an election?
Now the President will say he was never for defunding, but before the election in 2020 he was asked:
“But do we agree that we can redirect some of the funding?” He answers: “Yes, absolutely.”
Before anyone jumps on this and says, yea, but he has said he supports the police too, let me say this. I heard him say that too. In fact as crime has risen, I heard it said more.
Let me ask this:
Where was the support during the riots after George Floyd? When he kneeled for Floyd, can you forward a picture of his kneeling for murdered officers? Where are the prosecutions for those who spit, tossed feces on and harassed the police? In fact, it was the VP who raised funds to bail anyone arrested out and assure charges were dropped. How many were tried for the riots? Look that up.
Where are the attacks on the woke prosecutors who are letting criminals out to harm our citizens.
You can’t play both sides on this one. Innocent people are being attacked on the streets.
You are for law and order and the police or you’re not.
Speaking of the mid terms, here’s an interesting piece from Politico today on the Trump impact:
TRUMP FORCES GOP OFF-SCRIPT (AGAIN) — The fallout over the Mar-a-Lago search has once again forced Republicans to answer for Trump when they’d prefer to be talking about Biden and the economy,.
“Some top Republicans acknowledge the growing angst and concern, as it’s become clearer that Trump may have been warehousing some of America’s most sensitive secrets in an unsecured basement.”
One GOP fundraiser says the donor mood is… “enormous frustration. The question is, is the willingness to express that frustration,” the fundraiser added. “I don’t know the answer to that. But there is real frustration, and with the exception of people who are too stupid to understand the need to be frustrated, it is nearly universal.”
By the way, Sen. Roy Blount put it best on Sunday when he said this about the whole Mar-a-Lago mess.
“Trump should never have taken the documents to Mar-a-Lago.” So true.
Then he added:
“What I wonder about is why this could go on for almost two years, and less than 100 days before the election suddenly we’re talking about this rather than the economy … I understand he turned over a lot of documents. He should have turned over all of them. I imagine he knows that very well now as well. He should have turned the documents over and apparently had turned a number of documents over.” Also so true.
One Year After Afghanistan
The MSM didn’t do much (if any) coverage on the one year debacle anniversary. Conservative media, of course, did. Here’s a telling interview with the Commanding General.
Remember as you read it the President said no one told him it was going to be bad:
America’s former top general in the Middle East (Kenneth McKenzie) said he advised President Biden against withdrawing all US troops from Afghanistan last summer, and he said that the Pentagon made clear to the White House that a full withdrawal would almost surely lead to a rapid Taliban takeover of the country.
He said, in his opinion:
The Taliban could’ve been kept at bay, and the U.S.-backed Afghan government could have remained in power had Mr. Biden decided instead to keep a small contingent of troops in the country.
“I advised against withdrawing, my recommendation and my opinion, and it remains so today, was we had the opportunity to remain in the country with a small force. We believe that Kabul would fall if we pulled out our troops. It was just a question of when Kabul would fall and we have been saying that really since the fall of the year,” before the withdrawal, he said.
Gen. McKenzie, who led CENTCOM during the pullout added:
“That had been a consistent position of Central Command, our subordinates in Afghanistan, that if we leave, they’re going to collapse. It’s just a question of when they’re going to collapse … This was not a particular surprise to us.”
Gen. McKenzie said he’s confident Mr. Biden saw those assessments, casting more doubt on why the president made public declarations last summer that he believed the Afghan government would survive and that the Taliban wasn’t capable of overrunning the country so quickly.
Nice when the media is on your side isn’t it?