Saturday, June 16, 2018

The head of the EffingBI says

“nothing in this report impugns the integrity of our workforce as a whole or the FBI as an institution.”  Because... arrogance? Stupidity?  Refusal to admit?
Surely the most jarring revelation here is the text exchange between Page and her adulterous lover, top investigator Peter Strzok in which Page texts: "[Trump's] never going to become president, right? Right?!" and Strzok responds, "No. No, he won't. We'll stop it." This, as the IG writes, "is not only indicative of a biased state of mind but, even more seriously, implies a willingness to take official action to impact the presidential candidate's electoral prospects." No kidding.

And here's the mind-boggling thing. The exchange is a revelation because, when congressional investigators finally managed to wrench these texts out of the clenched fist of the Justice Department, Strzok's full response was redacted. It was only revealed in the IG's report.

For what possible reason were these words blacked out other than an attempt at cover-up? There is no other plausible explanation.
You add up all the Very Special Agents and supervisors and Directors using their position and power to play political games and you get a helluva lot of integrity problems.  Throw in
“We identified numerous FBI employees, at all levels of the organization and with no official reason to be in contact with the media, who were nevertheless in frequent contact with reporters.” FBI agents received “benefits from reporters” as well, including golf outings, drinks and meals.
But the bigshots reaction is "We got no problems."

Other day I told somebody that if the EffingBI and DoJ actually cared about honor and honesty and integrity they'd take this as a chance to seriously clean house, but I didn't think they'd take it.  Sometimes I hate being right.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

“nothing in this report impugns the integrity of our workforce as a whole or the FBI as an institution.”

This is possibly the most hilarious thing I've seen.

There is a website (I won't name it) where the OIG report is actually being reviewed, and the reactions have been... well, about the same as ours. With a few more expletives, and remarks of 'Cripes, WE could be better investigators than this lot of schoolgirls!'.

Frankly, even if nobody gets arrested, this report is a disaster for the FBI. Any local or state law-enforcement agency who takes them seriously after this needs to have their heads examined.