[UPDATE: 8/11/2022 @ 2:10pm CST is posted at the bottom.]
[UPDATE: 8/12/2022 @ 7:35am CST is posted at the bottom.]
[UPDATE: 8/13/2022 @ 8:20am CST is posted at the bottom.]
Appearance of Impropriety: conduct that reasonable minds would perceive as lacking independence, integrity, impartiality.
Jonathan Turley asked in his blog post today, “The Mar-a-Lago Raid: Criminal Prosecution or Political Indemnification?”
Honestly people, if there is any reason at all to pose such a question then there’s a serious problem with the overall actions of the Democratic Party related to President Trump and the overt politicization of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation over the last 6+ years. The raid on President Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago should really not come as a big surprise to anyone that’s been paying close attention to the escalating tactics of the hive-minded progressive cult, aka the Democratic Party; and on top of that, partisan Democrats have been calling for something like this for nearly 18 months. The left’s mob rules and now they’ve got more ammo for persecution.
I think we’ve all known deep down that Washington DC is full of narcissistic, type A, partisan hacks with one thing in mind and that’s gaining individual power, but the actions in the last fifteen years of the Democratic Party and the politicians & bureaucratic officials that support the party are bordering on a hive-minded soft coup in a “progressive” (that’s an oxymoron, they’re actually regressive) effort to centralize the power of the Democratic Party, destroy any opposition and physically dominate the entirety of the United States. These hive-minded people have shown us repetitively that there’s no means they will stoop to destroy their opposition and achieve their ends; aka, the ends justifies the means and they’re quite proud of using that unethical and immoral rationalization. A soft coup, such as this, is part of a conspiracy (whether centralized or decentralized) by people who are seeking a hive-minded totalitarian style centralization of power, their power, but do so under the false pretense of improving or saving democracy when in fact they are literally the ones that are slowly destroying democracy and freedom and the likelihood that the USA survives all this hate is not zero but it’s becoming slim.
It’s become crystal clear to me that the political left is out to destroy anything and everything that they consider the status quo all in the name of change, which seems to be their Holy doctrine. The progressivism that the left tout’s is literally anti status quo in the 21st century, if something exists as a current “status quo” then it’s anti-progressive and evil and therefore must be destroyed. Progressives consider their Holy doctrine of ideological changes to be an improvement to society and culture and anyone that opposes their Holy doctrine is obviously evil and must be destroyed.
Here are the current progressive Democrats’ four tenets of “truth”…
1. The Democrats are right.
2. Everyone else is wrong.
3. Wrong is evil.
4. Evil must be destroyed.
…that’s the dead end of the 21st century progressive Democrats’ ability to think critically.
Propaganda narratives rule for totalitarians and blind adherence to parroting the narrative is expected by all. Any opposition to the the Democrat’s totalitarian hive-mind, their Holy doctrine and their propaganda narratives is treated as an act against democracy and the offender should be sacrificed upon their Holy alter of “social justice”, this is then used to justify outright persecution of the opposition. This is very cultish.
There has been fundamental shift in the Democratic Party and those that support it in the 21st century. With very rare exceptions, Democrats have been slowly brainwashed into hating everything that makes the United States what it is. The modern day totalitarian hive-mind (aka Democrats) hates the United States of America, yes they literally hate (feel intense or passionate dislike for) the USA. They hate that the 1st Amendment applies to everyone, they hate ethical journalism, they hate the concept of innocent until proven guilty, they hate the justice system and anyone or anything that supports it, they hate civility, they hate the police, they hate anyone that opposes their ideology, they hate a Constitution that dares to allow others to oppose their ideology, they hate that our basic freedoms allow some people to make more money than others, they hate that their opposition has any rights, they hate the fact that equal opportunity doesn’t equate to equal outcomes, they hate our system of education, they hate that all our history (both good and bad) make us what we are today, they hate, Hate, HATE. Their hate is a malignant cancer to our society, our way of life i.e. our culture, and our country. This mentality is pure poison to a free society. These hating totalitarians are enemies to the freedom and liberty loving people of the United States.
Remember Obama’s words calling “progressive” activists to action during his Presidential campaign in 2008, “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”, well here we have it, the Democratic Party wants to fundamentally change the USA and turn it into a totalitarian nation and they’re doing everything they can to implement their irrational changes. These totalitarians seem to believe in rights for me but not for thee. These people are anti status quo. So-called “progressives” and social justice warrior’s ideology, aka the Democratic Party, has shown us that they are an enemy to everything that makes the USA what it is, both their anti ideology and those that push it are an enemy of the people. Even moderate Liberals are succumbing to the social pressures exerted by the 21st century hive-mind and they’re predictably falling, one by one, into the ends justifies the means abyss – they’re sheeple!
With every day, week and month that passes the tactics of the hive-minded Democratic Party become more and more obvious as their totalitarian tentacles stretch deeper and deeper into the bureaucracies that actually run and control the United States and those tentacles are strangling their opposition out of leadership and replacing them with anti-American anti-constitution hive-minded individuals with the ends justifies the means as a core belief. Consider this; the constitution will be toothless when all the bureaucracies are in complete control by the hive-minded totalitarian Democratic Party cult. If this cult is allowed to gain more power over the population then real tyranny is just over the horizon.
Circling back to the beginning of this blog post;
I don’t know all the legalities about the documents or all the details about the warrant to raid Mar-a-Lago but I do know that this single action by official agencies of the United States government against a previous President of the United States that publicly opposes the current administration and who is a likely candidate for President of the United States in 2024 will obviously be looked at as an appearance of impropriety, political persecution and tyranny. The actions of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation related to the approving the raid on the Mar-a-Lago home of the former President of the United States, Donald Trump, that is being questioned by both sides of the political aisle because it is clearly perceived far and wide as being an unneeded escalation of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) position and it’s clearly political in character, that’s active politicization. This appears to be an ends justifies the means side swiping political attack on President Trump. I don’t like President Trump one bit an I think this is terribly wrong. The DOJ and FBI should not be doing things that appear to be blatantly partisan and transparently political in nature while intentionally breaking the norms of how previous President should be treated; nothing even remotely similar to this has ever been done to a previous President of the United States, this was unprecedented. This action by the DOJ and the FBI give an appearance of impropriety (conduct that reasonable minds would perceive as lacking independence, integrity, impartiality) and the stench of the ends justifies the means pure partisan politics.
This single action is pure political and cultural poison and will drive a massive wedge between the extreme political factions in our country that may not be healable. If one could pick a single action to define all that is to follow, this action by the DOJ and the FBI would be it.
An ethical President would fire the Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and the Director of the FBI Christopher Wray immediately for doing something that clearly puts a black cloud of pure politicization over the DOJ and the FBI when there were other avenues, aka subpoenas, to get the documents that the NARA wanted. These actions make it appear that the Biden Administration is weaponizing the DOJ and FBI and that’s not an appearance that a Presidential Administration should be projecting. We don’t currently have an ethical president, and haven’t for many years, so I don’t expect Garland or Wray to be fired.
After the unethical, immoral and unconstitutional actions taken by the Democrats during the Trump presidency, this action by the DOJ and the FBI and the goal of the Administration to hire 87,000 IRS new agents (that calculates to 7,250 per state) should put a genuine fear of a possible tyrannical totalitarian government in the forefront of everyone’s mind.
Who’s actually breaking all the norms in Washington DC, in truth, it’s really the Democrats.
Is there such thing as blind justice in the USA now or is it fading into obscurity?
[UPDATE: 8/11/2022 @ 2:10pm CST] Attorney General Merrick B. Garland just held a news conference and told us that he asked the court to unseal the warrant and property receipt of items removed from President Trump’s home be released to the public. Here is a transcript of what the Attorney General said, copied from CSPAN:
Good afternoon since I became Attorney General, I have made clear that the Department of Justice will speak through its court filings and its work. Just now, the Justice Department has filed a motion in the Southern district of Florida to unseal a search warrant and property receipt relating to a court approved search that the FBI conducted earlier this week. That search was of premises located in Florida belonging to the former president. The Department did not make any public statements on the day of the search. The former president publicly confirmed the search that evening, as is his right. Copies of both the warrant and the FBI property receipt were provided on the day of the search to the former President’s counsel who was on site during the search. The search warrant was authorized by a federal court upon the required finding of probable cause. The property receipt is a document that federal law requires law enforcement agents to leave with the property owner. The department filed the motion to make public the warrant and receipt. In light of the former President’s public confirmation of the search, the surrounding circumstances and the substantial public interest in this matter, faithful adherence to the rule of law is the bedrock principle of the Justice Department and of our democracy. Upholding the rule of law means applying the law evenly without fear or favor. Under my watch that is precisely what the Justice Department is doing. All Americans are entitled to the evenhanded application of the law to due process of the law and to the presumption of innocence. Much of our work is by necessity conducted out of the public eye. We do that to protect the constitutional rights of all Americans and to protect the integrity of our investigations. Federal law, longstanding department rules and our ethical obligations prevent me from providing further details as to the basis of the search at this time. There are however certain points I want you to know. First, I personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant in this matter. Second, the department does not take such a decision lightly where possible. It is standard practice to seek less intrusive means as an alternative to a search and too narrowly scope any search that is undertaken. Third, let me address recent unfounded attacks on the professionalism of the FBI and Justice Department agents and prosecutors. I will not stand by silently when their integrity is unfairly attacked. The men and women of the FBI and the Justice Department are dedicated patriotic public servants. Every day they protect the American people from violent crime, terrorism, and other threats to their safety while safeguarding our civil rights. They do so at great personal sacrifice and risk to themselves. I am honored to work alongside them. This is all I can say right now. More information will be made available in the appropriate way and at the appropriate time. Thank you.
[UPDATE:8/12/2022 @ 7:35am CST]
Since my last update, the court kicked the final decision into the hands of the Donald Trump saying he had until 3 p.m. ET on 8/13/2022 (this afternoon) to decide if the documents should be released. According to a news report, Trump wrote on TRUTH Social at 11:40 p.m. ET Thursday “Release the documents now!”. Trump also “called the raid on his Florida estate ‘unAmerican, unwarranted, and unnecessary’ and said he approved of the ‘immediate release’ of the warrant”. Trump went on to write “Not only will I not oppose the release of documents related to the unAmerican, unwarranted, and unnecessary raid and break-in of my home in Palm Beach, Florida, Mar-a-Lago, I am going a step further by ENCOURAGING the immediate release of those documents, even though they have been drawn up by radical left Democrats and possible future political opponents, who have a strong and powerful vested interest in attacking me, much as they have done for the last 6 years.” and that the raid was an “unprecedented political weaponization of law enforcement”. As of this 7:30am CST, CNN has not posted these written statements by Donald Trump but they did post a great big headline (parroting a Washington Post article) that read, “Report FBI sought nuclear docs sharpens Trump showdown” and had an article to go with it. It appears that they are using the tried and true “people familiar with the investigation“ of this story without any verification again, this is the exact same kind of propaganda narrative that the political left has been engaging in since 2016.
So that’s what’s transpired since 2:pm yesterday. Will Donald Trump’s lawyers actually do what Donald Trump wrote or was Trump’s words virtue signaling to his base? We’ll see in the next couple of days what actually happens.
[UPDATE: 8/13/2022 @ 8:20am CST]
The search warrant and property receipt have been released. Don’t trust what you hear in the news, read it for yourself below and make up your own mind.
Personally I won’t be satisfied until also read the affidavit they submitted to obtain the search warrant because that must contain the reasons why they wanted a search warrant instead of just asking for the documents or getting a subpoena to order the release of the documents. From what I’ve read, it appears that President Trump had been cooperating with the National Archives and Records Administration, the DOJ and the FBI on this, so why was a search warrant actually needed? There are questions that need to be answered.