Former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover investigated John Lennon of the Beatles for being a subversive element to the United States. Hoover and President Lyndon Johnson worried Lennon would hurt LBJ’s reelection chances in 1968.
Don’t say the leadership of the FBI has “never been political.”
99% of the men and women serving in the FBI are fine, honorable people protecting the rest of us from criminals of all stripes. The FBI used to chase real national security traitors such as Robert Hanssen who was arrested in January 2001 in a Northern Virginia park after making a drop for selling top-secret nuclear war information to the Soviet Union before it collapsed in 1991.
In the minds of most Americans under the age of 40, the FBI only investigates alleged political crimes by Republicans. They have never seen the FBI conduct a flashing light raid on any prominent Democrat.
If they did, then maybe the low perception of the FBI would begin to rise once again. At least the FBI would appear to be unbiased in their prosecution of justice.
The reputation of the chief law enforcement agency in America has been reduced by leadership and political operatives to nothing more than a goofy politicized version of the cartoonish Keystone Kops movies of the silent movie era. How many more Robert Hanssens could the FBI have arrested had they better used the time, energy, money and man-hours devoted to entrapping Republican officials on trumped-up political charges?
How easily duped can the leadership of the FBI really and truly be? The whole “Russian Collusion” allegation was concocted by none other than Hillary Clinton herself in the morning after her devastating loss to Donald Trump in 2016, all chronicled in chapter 21 of Jonathan Allen’s book appropriately named “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign”. All she had to do was tell her top campaign advisors Robbie Mook and John Podesta to spin the now-proven false tale with their goo-goo-eyed buddies in the media that Trump colluded with the Russians and Vladimir Putin to steal her God-given right to be the next President ― and the left-wing media, James Comey and the rest of FBI leadership fell in line hook, line and sinker.
Here’s a list of FBI “flashing light raids” on Republicans in the last six years: Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, Rudy Guiliani, Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe and now former President Donald Trump. Somehow, hundreds of television cameras and crews “just happened” to be in precisely the right position to film every scintillating moment as if it was an episode of “Cops.”
Here’s a list of FBI “raids” on Democrats in the last six years, four of which were during the time with a Republican president:
No “flashing light raid” on the home of Hillary Clinton for her reckless use of non-secured servers in the bathroom of her Chappaqua home which contained classified documents. No “flashing light raid” on the home of Hunter Biden for his alleged crimes. No “flashing light raid” at the homes of Comey or any of the disgraced former FBI agents Peter Strzok or Andrew McCabe for their roles in promoting the false Russian Collusion hoax for years.
Possible violation of the 1917 Espionage Act by Trump as now reported is no trivial matter. It is exactly the same statute under which Hillary was investigated by the FBI in 2016. Comey declared that her handling of classified emails and documents was “extremely careless” but “did not warrant prosecution”.
Of course it didn’t. She was the Democrat nominee for the While House; a former Secretary of State under Obama and wife of two-term Democrat President Bill Clinton. She got a get-out-of-jail-free card as former Bill Clinton national security advisor Sandy Berger did when caught literally red-handed walking out of the National Archives with classified documents shoved down his underpants and in his socks.
Unless former President Trump is proven to be the illegitimate son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg who sold nuclear secrets to the Chinese and Russians far in excess of the treasonous behavior of Robert Hanssen, and is proven to be the mastermind behind the assassinations of both Kennedys and Martin Luther King, “The Raid” on his home at Mar-A-Largo will be a colossal bust.
The FBI was dangerous when J. Edgar Hoover did the bidding of Johnson and Nixon to investigate political enemies. Apparently, nothing has changed at their headquarters at 601 4th St NW, Washington, D.C.