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Can America's Weaponized DOJ Be Redeemed?

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Friday, August 12, 2022 @ 08:18 AM Can America's Weaponized DOJ Be Redeemed? ATTENTION: Major social media outlets are finding ways to block the conservative/evangelical viewpoint. Click here for daily electronic delivery of The Stand's Daily Digest - the day's top blogs from AFA.

Matthew White The Stand Writer MORE

To answer whether our DOJ can be redeemed, one must first recognize that it needs to be redeemed.

Created in 1870, the DOJ’s mission, according to their website (justice.gov), “is to uphold the rule of law, to keep our country safe, and to protect civil rights.”

Found on the DOJ’s seal is a Latin phrase depicting their motto: “Qui Pro Domina Justitia Sequitur,” which, when translated, means “who prosecutes on behalf of justice (or the Lady Justice).” It’s an obvious reference to the department’s duty of equal application of the law in pursuit of justice.

Justice is supposed to be impartial, which is why it is so often depicted symbolically as blindfolded.

It seems to me, however, in the past few years that even the illusion of an impartial DOJ has been thrown out the window. They don’t even try to hide it anymore.

As a nation, when did we take this detour and head down a path where our security and defense agencies have become a threat to the very freedoms they were created to protect.

One could easily make the case that a two-tiered justice system has always existed to some extent. Furthermore, I would suggest that any system of justice will have its pitfalls as long as fallen man is in charge. The reality is perfect justice will not be meted out until God exacts it in His perfect timing. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t strive for the best we can achieve.

So, when did this all begin? I’m sure some of you can, and will, point to other time frames, but from my vantage point, the weaponization of the DOJ (and most other three letter agencies), really intensified under the Obama administration.

It wasn’t until Donald Trump came on the scene, however, that the masses eyes were really opened to just how corrupt our nation’s top security officials really were.

As a presidential candidate, few took Trump seriously, and most mainstream media even mocked him and laughed at the idea of him becoming president.

Once his America first message and agenda began to resonate with the people, he was taken more seriously.

The American people loved his promise to drain the swamp, while Democrats and establishment Republicans recoiled at the thought.

Once he secured the nomination, and was eventually elected president, the powers that be immediately jumped into action to ensure he couldn’t fulfill his promises.

What better way to undermine President Trump’s agenda, than to use his own agencies to destroy him from within? That’s exactly what they tried to do.

Prior to the 2016 presidential election, candidate Hilary Clinton, to distract attention from a DNC hack that revealed communications proving the DNC favored Clinton, and even plotted ways to undermine her opponents (namely, Bernie Sanders), concocted a strategy to deal with the scandal: blame it on Trump.

Clinton accused Trump of colluding with the Russians (who had hacked the DNC server) to gain an advantage in the election. Thus began the years-long saga of the Trump-Russia collusion scandal, a story the mainstream media failed to substantiate, but reported anyway.

We now know, thanks to the Durham investigation, that the Clinton campaign actually paid for, and peddled to anyone gullible enough to believe it, the infamous Steele dossier, which was opposition research gathered by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele.     

The dossier allegedly contained records of Trump’s gross misconduct, conspiracy, and proof of ties between Trump and the Kremlin. The dossier would become one of the most controversial aspects of an FBI investigation launched against Trump. A 22-month, $32 million investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller that in the end, essentially exonerated President Trump, much to the chagrin of Leftists.

And let’s not forget about the FBI under the Obama administration spying on the Trump campaign. I don’t think it was mere coincidence that the Obama regime targeted the opposition party’s presidential campaign at the same time the Clinton campaign began feeding the Trump-Russia collusion narrative to the liberal media.

The FBI clearly had knowledge that the Clinton campaign had approved a plot to disparage Trump, while simultaneously distracting from her private email server scandal that was a hot topic in the news at the time. But that didn’t stop the FBI from launching “Crossfire Hurricane,” a counterintelligence investigation to probe potential links between Trump’s campaign and Russia. During the investigation, the FBI (using the fake Steele dossier I might add) obtained FISA warrants allowing them to surveil a former Trump campaign manager (Carter Page), as well as gain access to prior correspondence between Page and the Trump campaign.    

The FBI’s “Spygate” scandal found nothing against Trump either.

The point not to be missed in the Trump-Russia collusion hoax, as well as the related Spygate, is that the DOJ was used to try to take out a political opponent, and then when that failed, to try and take him out once he became president. Let me repeat: the DOJ tried to take out a sitting president.

Unfortunately, we’ve entered a time in this country where this same weaponized DOJ has now turned on its own people.

Most of us still have more questions than answers concerning the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill. Media reports confirmed the FBI’s involvement on that day, but we still don’t know how many were there, and what role they played. Were they there to lure disgruntled protesters into a trap, to light a fuse, so to speak. We know that’s not beyond the realm of possibility, as the Gov. Gretchen Whitmer FBI entrapment fiasco proves.

You will likely recall last Fall when the National School Boards Association (NSBA) coordinated with U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona in writing a letter that characterized parents’ who had valid concerns about COVID-19 regulations, CRT curriculum, and other policies to “domestic terrorism,” requesting the Biden administration use federal law enforcement agencies to address the problem of parents speaking out. Attorney General Merrick Garland happily obliged the NSBA and issued a memo to the FBI directing them to meet with officials in each federal judicial district to “facilitate the discussion of strategies for addressing threats …” That’s short for shutting up concerned parents.

More recently, an FBI Whistleblower leaked the Bureau’s “Domestic Terrorism Symbols Guide,” a document that reveals how the FBI determines if an American is a potential Militia Violent Extremist (MVE). Symbols and terminology cited for agents to be on the lookout for when identifying alleged domestic terrorists included “2A,” “Revolutionary War imagery,” the “Gadsden Flag,” the “Liberty Tree,” the “Betsy Ross Flag,” and others. So apparently, having pride in one’s Constitution, national history, and country now solidifies their standing with the DOJ as a potential domestic terrorist.  

And let’s not forget, a weaponized DOJ doesn’t always simply attack the innocent, they often run cover for the guilty. Does the cover up of Hunter Biden’s laptop ring a bell? According to a news release issued in July by Sen. Chuck Grassley, FBI whistleblowers revealed that “FBI officials sought to falsely portray as disinformation evidence acquired from multiple sources that provided the FBI derogatory information related to Hunter Biden’s financial and foreign business activities, even though some of that information had already been or could be verified.”

In other words, the laptop is real, and Hunter Biden is guilty. If you or I had done any one of the things Hunter is known to have done, we’d be behind bars for a very long time. But because of who he is, and for the sake of political expediency, as I write this, Hunter is jet setting on Air Force One with “the big-guy,” heading to South Carolina for a much-needed beach vacation.

That brings me to the irony of the Monday night raid of President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence. 

The burden of proof to justify the raid and search of anyone’s private property, let alone a former president, is very high, as it should be. To date, the warrant authorizing the raid on President Trump’s home has not been released to the public. But Americans want to know, and deserve to know, why such actions were taken.

At this point, we are only left to speculate, and it seems the most logical explanation for now is that the FBI was in search of classified information allegedly taken by Trump from the White House to his Palm Beach resort in January 2021. This has been an ongoing issue between the former president and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), with the latter seemingly having full cooperation from Trump and his team.

I maintain my belief that if any person, regardless of their political affiliation or whether or not I like them, commits a truly criminal offence (not some silly technicality), they deserve punishment commensurate with the crime. That applies to me, J6ers, President Trump, and everyone else.

I don’t think that’s what we are seeing in this case. What we are witnessing is a culmination of unfettered and unchecked power at the highest levels, being utilized to silence, undercut, subvert, and take out if possible, whoever stands in the way of the Leftist, socialist agenda, even a former president.

While many have long questioned the power of the DOJ, their neutrality, and their trustworthiness, others have maintained hope in the institution, convinced that under the right administration things would be better.

I’m afraid we are beyond that. I believe for some time we’ve been standing in a doorway that leads to an authoritarian regime. The raid on President Trump’s home Monday may have pushed us over that threshold. Let’s pray we turn around before the door shuts on us for good.   

Can our DOJ be redeemed? I don’t think in its current state it can. The partisanship and corruption run far too deep. It seems to me the only solution is to gut it from top to bottom and start over, a feat I doubt any future administration has the will, or support, to undertake.   

How will historians record this pivotal time? The coming days will certainly reveal more in regards to the reasons behind the raid, but I don’t think history will look favorably on this stain on our republic, what’s left of it anyway.

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