In the high stakes game of national security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation seems to have closed Quantico for the duration of President Trump’s reign. From the Florida school massacre, drummed up Russian collusion, FISA memo, and even the tantrums texted by the hormonal Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, one wonders who is running the plays at the Bureau and if the whole team needs to be scrubbed.
The most recent calamity to fall on the steps of the FBI is the Parkland, Florida school shooting, and although the vitriolic battle of soundbites on social media is erroneously hash-tagging the NRA and Trump, this bloodshed could have been prevented by law enforcement.
On January 5, the Bureau received a call on its tip line about Nikolas Cruz, the confessed killer, but failed to relay the information to their Miami field office. Perhaps they were too busy searching for fake Russian Twitter accounts to follow through with an imminent threat of death and destruction in America. Christopher Wray Director of the FBI expressed shock and dismay regarding “protocols missed” but not of his teams’ inaction:
“We have spoken with victims and families, and deeply regret the additional pain this causes all those affected by this horrific tragedy. All of the men and women of the FBI are dedicated to keeping the American people safe, and are relentlessly committed to improving all that we do and how we do it.”
Governor Rick Scott (R-FL) upon hearing the FBI admit to dropping the ball, promptly replied with “The FBI Director needs to resign.” Heads do need to roll on this one.
It must be Robert Mueller’s day off now that he has fingered 13 Russian individuals and three companies for attempting to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. The 37-page indictment explains a convoluted history of Russian infiltration of social media platforms beginning in 2014 and escalating after the Trump victory. He must be suffering from exhaustion, or boredom, at this point whilst having to admit that what he uncovered were identity theft and cyberbullying:
“The defendants are accused of spreading derogatory information about Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, denigrating Republican candidates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio — and ultimately supporting Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders and then-Republican candidate Donald Trump.”
Putin’s peeps are obviously haters with a confusing and flexible objective.
Adding to the insofar nothing burger, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the overseer of Mueller’s special counsel stated emphatically, “There is no allegation in this indictment that any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity. There is no allegation in the indictment that the charged conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election.”
So, can we put this nonsense to rest? Maybe, instead, focus once more on keeping Americans safe and stop wasting resources on hunting the mythical witch.
Relentlessly Pursue Justice, Please
As James Comey unceremoniously retreated from the public eye, the doors he propped open in a petty and illegal attempt to derail the duly-elected president, was akin to opening Pandora’s box. Not only did he shed light on the anarchic antics of the FBI, but he unknowingly laid a path of pending criminal charges against the very people he sought to support and vindicate.
If only our G-men would focus on those who commissioned the dossier and threatened the DNC (Clinton) and in turn apprehend a criminal that could be brought to justice. Perhaps a deeper dive into the missing 33,000 and counting emails (Clinton), and the interference in the 2016 election on a myriad of levels (Lynch, Clinton, Obama) and Americans might finally get the satisfaction of a perp walk in designer orange jumpsuits and snapping bracelets.
But as our last president once stated,“The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant.” Yeah, it’s time to scrub this jayvee team, send the coaches packing, and recruit a new organization that lives up to the badge and the oath, to “solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States, against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Let’s do that, shall we?