by Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
In the last article, posted on November 27th, I noted how Paul Craig Roberts did not feel that all these federal investigations in corruption were going to amount to a hill of beans. It is beginning to look more and more as if Mr. Roberts was right on the money. The federal cesspool is not about to rat out those vermin that inhabit its environs. If anything it is now working to protect them via extensive damage control.
An article by Paul Sperry posted on September 30th of this year on https://www.realclearinvestigations.com seems to bear this out. Mr. Sperry begins: “As Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz finalizes his probe of allegations of abuses surrounding the surveillance of a Trump campaign aide, some colleagues and Republican lawmakers say they have no doubt he’s conducted a tough, impartial investigation. They expect him to deliver a hard-hitting report, due for release next month. Others are more skeptical. While acknowledging that Horowitz is widely respected, these critics say his work has long been hampered by biases, conflicts and a tendency to play favorites, as in past probes of former FBI Director James Comey, whom Horowitz worked under in New York.”
Do a few little warning bells begin to go off at this point? If not, they should. We are being prepared to be told that we ain’t going to get what we were told we would get–real justice with the scumbags who deserve jail time finally getting it. Folks, face it, such will not happen in our lifetimes.
Chris Swecker, who is a 24-year veteran of the FBI and who was assistant director of the criminal investigative division, has observed that: “I see a pattern of him pulling up short and trying to be a bit of a statesman instead of making the hard calls. I’m afraid he’s going to do the same thing with the FISA report–a finding that sounds tough, but in the end, ‘No harm, no foul.'” Swecker said this referring to Horowitz’s probe of the possible Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse against Carter Page, a former Trump advisor.
Sperry noted “Skeptics fear that Horowitz, a Democrat and Obama appointee, is more political than widely believed, and may be naturally inclined to protect the FBI and Justice despite possible corruption during the Obama administration.” Or should we say “in spite of corruption during the Obama administration?” That might be closer to it. Sperry also tells us that “Horowitz, moreover, is married to a former political activist who helped run campaigns for liberal Democrats before producing programming for CNN out of its Washington bureau. Records show his wife, Alexandra Kauffman Horowitz, also contributed to Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign.” Getting the picture now??? In spite of all this background info, some Republicans still maintain that Horowitz is a straight shooter and will recommend criminal prosecutions for those Democrats who have done stuff they hadn’t ought to have done.
I am afraid they are more optimistic than I am. One of them said “I do not believe Jim Comey will get off.” We’ll see. At this point, I’m betting he does!
Sperry interviewed several former inspectors general for his article and he said that that’s exactly what will happen, so they believe. They don’t expect Horowitz to issue a criminal referral against Comey in the FISA case. Oh he might give him a verbal slap on the wrist that looks aggressive but in reality is more smoke than fire–and that will be to fool us rubes out here in flyover country into thinking justice was served what actually all that was served was the interests of the Deep State.
That was in September. Fast forward to Thanksgiving Day and an article on http://www.zerohedge.com where Tyler Durden makes reference to Sperry’s article from the end of September. He states: “In late September, RealClearInvestigations’ Paul Sperry suggested that Inspector General Michael Horowitz–tasked with investigating and exposing wrongdoing at the highest levels–was feared to be pulling punches in order to protect establishment darlings in his upcoming report on the Russia investigation. Now we learn that Horowitz, who volunteered on several Democratic political campaigns while in college and is married to a former liberal political activist, Obama donor and CNN employee, is expected to conclude that the FBI didn’t spy on the Trump campaign. Instead, when longtime FBI/CIA asset Stephan Halper and his undercover FBI ‘assistant’ named ‘Azra Turk’ befriended George Papadopoulos, it was nothing more than ‘typical law enforcement activities’.”
And, no doubt part of this “typical law enforcement activity” was the fact that the Obama administration “had paid Halper over $1 million over a several years, with nearly half of it surrounding the 2016 election.” So you see that all of this is just “typical law enforcement activity” folks. Nothing to see here at all so just move along and find out all you can about that evil racist, Trump who has done all manner of evil stuff while the Democrats remain pure as the driven snow.
So, when the Inspector General’s report comes out and the Democrats end up with what is a gigantic “get out of jail free” card, don’t be surprised. Don’t be shocked. Remember, some of us told you so. Just remember that the Washington Swamp will always protect and defend its own. So, when real justice for ordinary folks is avoided yet another time, don’t be surprised. As long as the swamp remains it will never be otherwise.