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Examining the work
of the deep state

Re: Russia investigation

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev noted that, as he was planning the gradual dismantling of the odious Soviet bureaucracy, he had expected to be met by a stiff wall of resistance from the faceless functionaries who ran the day-to-day operations of the USSR. Instead, he encountered a jello-like blob of passive resistance in the form of simply being ignored by an endless supply of longtime Soviet apparatchiks. Instead of being stiff-armed, his proposals were simply absorbed into the entrenched bureaucracy’s massive, impenetrable machinery.

Congress is facing a similar problem in getting answers to important questions involving the scope of involvement of certain federal agencies in the entire Russia investigation. While Special Counsel Robert Mueller goes on and on with a seemingly endless process of examining potential links between the Trump campaign and Russia, the House Intelligence Committee has been seeking answers to important questions which seem not to interest Mueller.

As more information comes to light about the involvement of the Democratic National Committee and the campaign of Hillary Clinton in the production of what came to be known as the Fusion GPS “dossier” on Donald Trump, Congress is becoming increasingly frustrated by what appears to be stonewalling by the Department of Justice and the FBI in the form of ignoring congressional subpoenas for information that were issued in August of 2017.

Specifically, Congress wants to know whether the FBI was involved in any way in paying for any part of the now-discredited “dossier” and also if the document was used as the basis for securing FISA warrants to spy on American citizens. These would be serious violations of the law. The bureaucracy has, to date, simply ignored the congressional subpoenas.

This is an important story to follow, even if the “watchdogs” of the “mainstream” media won’t pursue it due to their complete lack of political and ideological objectivity, preferring instead to hammer away at a fruitless attempt by Robert Mueller and his gang of Democrat lawyers to somehow find a “smoking gun” against the Trump 2016 campaign.

If agencies of the federal government turn out to have been complicit in these matters, it equates to the type of unauthorized interference which characterized the Watergate scandal. Then, one will have to wonder, just how deep is the “deep state” and how potentially dangerous is it for our constitutional republic.

 Charles Cole

Sheridan

 

By |January 5th, 2018|

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