We can be Republican or Democrat or Independent, but above all, we should simply be Americans. What binds us together is not specific policies or political candidates, but a commitment to a Constitution that limits the power of government over our lives and protects our fundamental liberties. The role of government is much like the role of the referee in a football game. The purpose of the guys in the striped shirts is to make sure that the game is played fairly and evenly and that neither team cheats and has to play by the same rules. A big controversy erupted over the NFL Championship game because a referee went over to Tom Brady at the end of the game to congratulate him. (Show clip). While it seemed innocent enough, Jacksonville Jaguar fans questioned if the officials had revealed that he wasn’t really wearing a striped shirt after all, but a Patriot’s jersey. I doubt there was much more than the ref simply offering a deserved point of respect for a super-star player who keeps finding a way to win.
If there was some home-cooking in the NFL, it would scandalous, but something far more odious is beginning to waft through the air at the highest levels of the FBI and Department of Justice. Weeks ago, we learned that the FBI agent who personally interviewed Hillary Clinton and determined that in spite of overwhelming evidence that she had recklessly handled classified documents, unlawfully deleted public records, and perhaps been less than honest to Congress and the FBI, recommended that nothing happen to her. The agent, Peter Sztrok and his in-office fellow FBI agent Lisa Page and secret lover exchanged thousands upon thousands of text messages and talked about their support for Hillary and hostility to Donald Trump. Sztrok was one of the first people hired by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. He was later dismissed from that unit because of the discovery of the those texts. But then there’s the case of Assistant FBI Director Andy McCabe, whose wife was a Democratic candidate for state senate in VA and received almost $800,000 from PACS controlled by Clinton confidante Terry McCauliffe. And then there’s Bruce Ohr, an associate attorney general and holdover from the Obama administration, who met with the writer of the infamous dossier designed by a company called Fusion GPS. That dossier was financed by the Hillary campagn to smear candidate and now President Donald Trump with information that has been debunked . But as said on TV, “But wait, there’s more!” The scandal doesn’t stop there. Guess whose wife actually worked at Fusion GPS which wrote the phony documents and was paid $10 million by the Clinton campaign.? If you guessed the WIFE of Bruce Ohr, you’d be right! Confused? Of course, because the narrative of the press is that Russians meddled in the election. But while they undoubtedly tried to disrupt the elections, there is no evidence that they changed a single vote.
I am deeply distraught by something more sinister and that’s the possibility that ranking agents in the FBI and Department of Justice used the power and authority of their positions to meddle in the elections, and being unsuccessful in changing the outcome, have attempted to subvert the election by trying to de-legitimize the election results. Our Constitution’s first 10 amendments spells out the limits of our government and the power of the people. If we discover that FBI or DOJ figures used their positions to punish their political enemies and advance their political allies, this would make the Watergate break-in seem like a fraternity prank. I’m confident that the overwhelming majority of FBI and DOJ agents are dedicated professionals and trustworthy. But the fish rots from the head, and Congress and perhaps yet another Special Counsel needs to fix the smell. If I lie to the FBI or the IRS, I can go to jail. But if they lie to me, how do they keep their jobs?