Over the next few weeks, we’re braced for the release of some Inspector General reports that I expect will contain shocking information about corruption at high levels of our federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies. We already have an idea of what’s been going on, and it’s so bad that a report that would normally be a major scandal barely made news.
The first OIG report to be released appeared on Wednesday, and it contains a scathing account of an unnamed Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI repeatedly and flagrantly leaking sensitive government information to the media, and on at least one occasion, accepting an expensive gift from the media.
And here’s another part of the report that should have been even more shocking, but will probably come as no surprise at all: “Prosecution of the [Deputy Assistant Director] was declined.” The matter was referred back to the FBI for action. Anyone want to hazard a guess on how likely such action will be?
If the government wants to start earning back the squandered trust of the people, they have to start enforcing laws equally. That means not letting some obviously guilty people skate while declaring that other people have to prove themselves innocent of crimes for which the government found no evidence. If they have a hard time figuring out what to do with their own corrupt officials, then simply ask themselves: “What would we do if we caught President Trump doing the same thing we caught this other person doing?”