a reply to: CB328
investigating Trump is burning the country down?
In a way, yes. One does not investigate a person
under our jurisprudence; one investigates a crime
. For example, there is nothing
whatsoever wrong with investigating Russian conspiracy as it regards to US citizens, and if the results of that investigation point to someone
conspiring to affect the elections illegally, then pressing charges against that someone.
On the other hand, just investigating a person to see if that person specifically committed any crime is the very definition of the oft-used term
"witch hunt." If a crime is investigated, it is in the interest of justice and whoever may have committed that crime would be indicted; if a person is
investigated, then it is completely possible, one could say likely, that the actual perpetrator of a crime would be ignored in favor of the person
under investigation, while the person being investigated would be subjected to cruel and unusual punishment whether or not they committed a
It is a direct rebuttal to our principle of innocent until proven guilty.
We have direct, unrefuted evidence that a US citizen did indeed conspire with Russia to affect the results of the 2016 election. The Clinton campaign,
under the assumed control of Hillary Clinton, paid money to Russian governmental interests, funneled through Christopher Steele (a British national),
in order to obtain information damaging to her opposing candidate. We have direct, unrefuted evidence that the result of that act, the Steele Dossier,
was used to obtain a FISA warrant, while withholding information about its origin and veracity, to conduct surveillance on a US citizen, Carter Page,
who worked with the Trump campaign; the dossier has never been verified as to its veracity. That is malicious prosecution by the FBI. We have direct
evidence that Hillary Clinton destroyed data which was subpoenaed by the US Congress and that she operated a private server to disseminate classified
emails in violation of national security regulations... evidence that was dismissed out-of-hand by the FBI.
None of that is in dispute. Yet, Trump alone is under investigation for the exact same crimes that Clinton committed, without any evidence produced
You can make any number of excuses for this behavior; not one will hold water. There is no excuse for weaponizing the Department of Justice and the
FBI, regardless of who it is weaponized against. That is a violation of everything the country stands for, and in the vernacular is "burning it