Category Archives: Bureaucracy

The clown show continues

“Current [FBI] Director Christopher Wray responded to the IG’s report at a press conference and promised there’d be consequences for bad behavior. But he also said, ‘nothing in this report impugns the integrity of our workforce as a whole or the FBI as an institution.’ Like hell it doesn’t. What the report describes is a morally bankrupt clown show, and the fact that Wray won’t admit that means the show goes on.”

Wray sounds like what federal Judge Amy Berman denied in sentencing former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort to jail without bail on far less important matters: “This isn’t middle school. I can’t take away your phone.”

Wray sounds just like a middle school teacher, not the head of the discredited clown show called the FBI. Fart, Barf & Itch, indeed!

After all, then-Obama FBI director James Comey was violating the law just like Hillary was: “While Comey was investigating Hillary Clinton for using her personal email to conduct State Department business,  ‘Comey used a personal email account (a Gmail account) to conduct FBI business.’ (pg. 427)…”

Via The LidPJMedia

UPDATE:  President Trump told FoxNews that Comey’s having his own private, off-the-books email account for official business (just like Hillary) was not the most interesting item of the IG report but certainly “the funniest.”

The farce that has to end

“As retired FBI special agent Thomas Baker wrote on these pages last month (“The FBI’s Shocking Disrespect for Congress,” May 11), the FBI has damaged its credibility by flouting subpoenas and slow-rolling or hiding information. This behavior is why Congress must continue to pry out the truth.”

Deputy AG Ron Rosenputz’s recent threat to subpoena congressional staff is a good place to start. Fire the SOB, Mr. President, then order all documents released immediately.

Via The Wall Street Journal

UPDATE: One of the curious things the IG report found was the extent of leaks to the snooze media by literally scores of FBI personnel. In a curious reversal of the old norm of reporters being wined and dined: “FBI employees received tickets to sporting events from journalists, went on golfing outings with media representatives, were treated to drinks and meals after work by reporters, and were the guests of journalists at nonpublic social events…”

When a leak is an obstruction of justice

When it’s a leak by the Special Counsel Mueller’s office to try an obstruction of justice case in the lapdog media rather than a court of law.

“Unfortunately for them [the] majority will not be bothered with detailed legalese letter one set of lawyers sent to another set of lawyers. The sound of collective public yawn is deafening.” —commenter Janna Blantner at Power Line Blog.

Via Power Line Blog.

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Spy vs spy

The real reason why the FBI had a spy in the Trump campaign

UPDATE:  Congress is still waiting for the DOJ-FBI to fess up.

MORE:  On the other hand, Speaker Ryan says FBI justified in spying, in prejudging the doc dump.

Mr Boy graduates high school

Finally. Whew. Only takes three hours to hand out diplomas to his 500-odd classmates. What do you bet they screw it up and give the wrong diploma to some.

But no more dealings with the school system for me. I finally get to unsubscribe from their various emails. No more of their political b.s. Oh happy day! Mrs. Charm can watch from afar. She’s been out of their loop for a while.

He’s happy, too, and ready to go off to Texas A&M University in August. After he spends the night at the school. Huh? Yep that’s what they’re gonna do. Spend one last time in the old hoosegow. Me I’d want to be as far away from the place as possible.

UPDATE:  The school system took no chances with the diplomas and gave the graduates a card saying to pick up their diplomas June 6 in the school office.

MORE:  I wasn’t surprised to see the valedictorian was a girl or that she was Asian-American. I was a little bit surprised that she was Vietnamese.

The Rotisserie of Justice

Unveiling the secrets behind Spygate, says commenter Alan Veenstra at WSJ, will come about in Trump’s own good time:

“I am comfortable with Trump holding back on his authority to release the pertinent documents. He has repeatedly proven that his political (and theatrical) instincts are superior to those who seek immediate gratification.

“Let the rotisserie of justice turn at its own speed, slow roasting those on the spit. The entre’ will be all the tastier and more satisfying. Trump can always force the release of docs if the swamp and the DIMS are successful in thwarting justice [for a while]. Relax and enjoy the ride. Trump has this under control.”

Via Kimberley A. Strassel at WSJ

UPDATE:  I’ve become suspicious of Trey Gowdy since his multiple “investigations” have all come up dry, particularly the one on Benghazi. But he makes sense here, if what he has been told was the truth. Which, knowing the sources, is a big if.

Spygate

“Clapper has now admitted that there was Spying in my campaign. Large dollars were paid to the Spy, far beyond normal. Starting to look like one of the biggest political scandals in U.S. history. SPYGATE – a terrible thing!”

—-President Trump on Twitter 24 May.

Time to exercise your constitutional powers to clean house in these executive agencies.