How the mighty hath fallen. The FBI used to be the number one law enforcement agency of the face of the Earth. That is no longer true. Under the leadership of Robert Mueller, James Comey, and Christopher Wray, they have become a bad joke on the American people.
Last week, AG Bill Barr said that Antifa and other domestic terrorists had taken over the peaceful demonstrations, but the FBI obviously didn’t get the memo. A group of FBI officials took a knee in subservience to the rioters and the looters and the vandals that badly damaged some of our most precious national monuments.
Former Rep Bob Barr wrote:
“The FBI now has morphed into a pale reflection of its former self — almost a parody. Last week, in a scene I never dreamt I would see, a group of FBI personnel (“officials,” according to one account) were photographed kneeling before some of the protesters who had wreaked havoc on the streets of our nation’s capital city. The kneelers all wore protective vests with “FBI” emblazoned thereon and were equipped with holstered sidearms.”
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In earlier times, when called on to assist in maintaining law and order, the FBI and its personnel seem to have understood its mission is to protect and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States. There also appears to have been a common understanding that those laws included prohibitions on looting, arson, assault and battery when crossing state lines or when targeting federal buildings and personnel, such as the Secret Service agents injured by rioters while protecting the White House.
Moreover, it always in the past was understood that personal political or social beliefs of individual agents were not to interfere with their official duties. No more.
Today’s FBI, as witnessed just recently by its employees kneeling before those who violate the very laws its personnel are sworn to uphold, and in the 2016-17 efforts by its senior officials to target President Trump, Gen. Michael Flynn and others for political reasons, has forsaken its fundamental and defining mission.