Saturday, October 15, 2016

Well, I don't know that I'd call it an "open" revolt

I'm delighted that so many FBI agents are disgusted with their chief's handling bungling fixing of the investigation of Hillary Clinton's criminal mishandling of emails; however, I'm pretty much with Veeshir on this: "Quit whining at us about how you’re all mad. We’re mad too. And we’re the ones who are the most boned. We’re the ones the gov’t is going to send you after now that they know you’re a bunch of Hillary!’s Bitches and will only whine anonymously about shitting on the rule of law."

It's rather as if Fletcher Christian and the crew of the Bounty simply chalked some anonymous graffiti on the quarter deck ("Captain Bligh is a Poopy Head"), rather than actually put the man off the ship.

Now, I don't mean to understate the dangers of openly challenging the FBI director: it would probably mean having to resign, first, and public condemnations might, in any event, get agents in trouble for violating the non-disclosure agreements they were compelled to sign. But doing the right thing sometimes requires personal sacrifice and taking some risks and if the Bureau has become as hopelessly politicized and tainted with corruption as many (if not most) of the agents claim, then it's not unreasonable to expect at least a couple of genuinely patriotic FBI employees to step forward and openly say so. Otherwise, they are, however reluctantly, "just following orders", in which case their protestations are useless.


rinardman said...

I have a feeling the Obo-Hilliary cabal wouldn't be bothered by a lot of older agents quitting the FBI. That just means they can be replaced by young recruits, who don't know what the FBI was/should be, and can be trained to be useful worker bees in the cabal's hive.

"A wretched hive of scum & villainy", as Obi-wan would say.

RebeccaH said...

I don't expect much from FBI agents' disgust, frankly. They want to keep their jobs, and if we know anything at all about the Clinton Machine, it's that it's run by the most vindictive SOBs on the planet.

V said...

That's what this election is about.

I'm not sure if Trump can, or will even try to, turn back the relentless growth of Rule by Bureaucrat, but he's the only chance we have.

Steve Skubinna said...

Unionized federal bureaucrats.

Yeah, we can expect some outraged stands on principle any second now. Yup, just annnnnny seeeeeeecond now.... heeeeere it coooooomes....

bruce said...

When did we stop calling a "spade a spade"? Why should any subject or suggestion which affects the candidates fitness be off-limits? Anyway Trump wins me every time he raises things like this:

The way people tiptoe around Hillary, she obviously takes full advantage of that.