An explosive report from the Department of Justice’s inspector general revealed a great many things about the improper doings inside the FBI during and after the 2016 election. While the report did not come to some of the important conclusions that we’d hoped to see once it was made available to the public, there is plenty of detail within the pages that should give any reasonable person pause when it comes to the integrity of these investigations – the one into Hillary Clinton and the one into Trump’s campaign/Russia.
One of those details: Apparently one FBI attorney who was a part of Robert Mueller’s team from May 2017 until late February of this year sent text messages proving that he is a card-carrying member of what the left calls “the Resistance.” In other words, he’s a hopeless partisan who was brokenhearted when Trump won the election. Think he might have brought that attitude to work with him for the last year? Hmm?
“I am numb,” the unidentified attorney wrote to a colleague on the day after the election. “I am so stressed about what I could have done differently.”
Done differently? The Daily Caller presumes that the lawyer is talking about his role in the Clinton email investigation, and we would agree that seems to be the context. Apparently this lawyer believes that part of his job involved determining the next president of the United States? What does that say about how he viewed his job as part of the Mueller investigation?
“Is it making you rethink your commitment to the Trump administration?” asked his colleague.
“Hell no,” the Mueller attorney replied. “Viva la resistance.”
Oh, right. Say, that’s not the way our system works, pal. Your job is to serve the President of the United States, regardless of what you may think about his policies or his politics or the way he talks about Rosie O’Donnell. If you don’t think you can do that impartially and in alignment with your oath, then it is your responsibility – your DUTY – to resign your post and let someone else take your place. The fact that you not only stayed on but eagerly took a job that would allow you to infect an investigation into Russian interference with your preordained conclusions is ethically and legally indefensible.
According to the inspector general, the lawyer said in interviews that his “personal political feelings or beliefs in no way impacted” his work. Well, then, that’s what he WOULD say. Frankly, we find it hard to believe that an FBI attorney who made being part of the “Resistance” a chief reason for staying in his job did not allow his political beliefs to influence his work.
Hard to believe? We meant impossible.