Spencer Ackerman‘s 11.3 Guardian story about the FBI having more or less become a pro-Trump rogue operation committed to sabotaging Hillary Clinton with misleading innuendo and bad smoke (“The FBI Is Trumpland”) was an eye-opener.
Hillary has one option when she takes office in January — all the bad FBI eggs have to be either fired or demoted and sent to regional offices in Bumblefuck territories. They’re finished. Tear off their stripes, break their sabres in two. And FBI director James Comey has to be axed also.
“Deep antipathy to Hillary Clinton exists within the FBI, multiple bureau sources have told the Guardian, spurring a rapid series of leaks damaging to her campaign just days before the election,” Ackerman’s story reads.
“Current and former FBI officials, none of whom were willing or cleared to speak on the record, have described a chaotic internal climate that resulted from outrage over director James Comey’s July decision not to recommend an indictment over Clinton’s maintenance of a private email server on which classified information transited.
“‘The FBI is Trumpland,’ said one current agent.
“This atmosphere raises major questions about how Comey and the bureau he is slated to run for the next seven years can work with Clinton should she win the White House.
“The currently serving FBI agent said Clinton is “the antichrist personified to a large swath of FBI personnel,” and that “the reason why they’re leaking is they’re pro-Trump.” The agent called the bureau ‘Trumplandia’ with some colleagues openly discussing voting for a GOP nominee who has garnered unprecedented condemnation from the party’s national security wing and who has pledged to jail Clinton if elected.”
Here’s how Boston Globe columnist Michael Cohen (i.e., “speechboy”) put it yesterday on Twitter:
“The Presidential election has tightened because FBI Director Comey sent a letter to Congress insinuating wrongdoing by a candidate (i.e., newly discovered emails on Anthony Weiner‘s computer), which was in violation of FBI rules. There’s been a steady drumbeat of leaks about the email story, all of which have cast suspicion on Clinton. Plus multiple leaks have come out of the FBI intimating that the Clinton Foundation is being investigated.
“In short the most powerful U.S. law enforcement agency is violating its own protocols by leaking prejudicial info about a Presidential candidate…and all of this is happening less than a week before an election.
“This is Banana Republicanism. This is the FBI putting its thumb on the scale and trying to influence a presidential election.
“Meanwhile the GOP is saying they won’t allow a Senate vote on a Supreme Court nominee chosen by a Democratic president. The Russian government is actively seeking to undermine a US presidential election and is being cheered along by the Republican presidential nominee.
“We’re seeing a major political party cheering on the efforts of A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT HOSTILE TO THE U.S. seeking to undermine an election while prominent members of that same political party are talking about throwing their political opponents in jail.
“Just imagine if because of Russian involvement and FBI meddling, Trump were to win the election. How does American democracy survive that?
“I don’t think truly Americans appreciate the extent to which our very democracy is under assault, as we speak, right now, at this moment. Governing institutions, like the FBI, that have to be above partisan politics. If you are not scared to death at what’s happening this election year, you’re not paying attention.”