Wednesday 10 August 2022 09:22 PM Partisan ideologues running Biden's DOJ are shockingly quiet after Mar-a-Lago: ... trends now
James A. Gagliano is a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent and a doctoral candidate in Homeland Security at St. John's University. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund and as a CBS News Security and Law Enforcement Analyst.
Attorney General Merrick Garland must explain this unprecedented action – and now!
Simply hiding behind the DOJ's policy of not speaking publicly about ongoing investigative matters will not satisfy the public.
The American public has lost trust in what was once known as the world's premier law enforcement agency. And as a 25-year veteran of the FBI, it pains me to say it, but I don't blame them.
Committed partisan ideologues in the upper echelons of the FBI and DOJ view the 45th president as more than just a politician with whose policies they disagree with.
They see Trump as a direct threat to the republic and they are determined to stop him by any means necessary.
Attorney General Merrick Garland (above) must explain this unprecedented action – and now!
The FBI agents searching Mar-a-Largo were said to be seeking presidential documents in Trump's possession that belong in the National Archives. But a knock-and-announce warrant service to recover records is the enforcement equivalent of using a sledgehammer to kill a fly.
After the calamity of errors, missteps and downright partisan influence infecting the FBI's Russian collusion investigation and now this, there is a sense that government's instruments of power are being unleashed on political enemies.
Trump haters scream that no one is above the law, and they're right, but no one is below it either, and the politically-biased leadership in the FBI and DOJ only appear interested in applying the law in one direction – against Trump.
Just look at how other recent high-profile investigations have played out.
When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton utilized an unauthorized, private server to house all the emails that she didn't want on her government server, the FBI didn't knock on her door in Chappaqua, New York.
Clinton got the kid glove treatment.
Her top aides were granted immunity by the DOJ to spill the beans on the whole enterprise. And Clinton showed complete disregard for these under-subpoena emails (some of which contained classified material), as her staff was directed to destroy 33,000 emails and personal electronic devices with Bleachbit and hammers.
The partisan ideologues at Main Justice and the FBI – a select few, some of whom you may have heard of, and others who you have not yet – control the levers of power and they're using it for political ends (Above) FBI Director Christopher Wray on November 8, 2021 in