It pains me to say that. I've undergone the background check for Federal law enforcement service as a prison chaplain, and sworn the oath. I meant every word of that oath, and still regard it as binding on my conscience. After all, it has no expiration date. Tragically, it's become blindingly obvious that the FBI's upper echelons - and many of its lower-level staff as well - no longer hold their oath of office in any regard at all: or, if they do, they arrogate to themselves the right to decide what the constitution and laws of the United States mean, not what they plainly say or what juridical precedent has determined them to mean.
The latest evidence of this comes in the persecution of Project Veritas.
Project Veritas uses hidden camera techniques to expose corruption, dishonesty, anarchy, and totalitarian impulses in American institutions. Given the times in which we live, that means Project Veritas is usually exposing leftists and their organizations. It's almost certainly not a coincidence, then, that the FBI engaged in a series of early-morning raids against Project Veritas employees and its founder, James O'Keefe, ostensibly because, a year ago, they possessed, but refused to use (and gave to law enforcement), a diary that we now know belonged to Joe Biden's pathetic, drug-addicted daughter, Ashley.
It's even less of a coincidence that the New York Times immediately knew about the raids and later published Project Veritas's confidential correspondence with its attorneys. What we're witnessing is a political hit job that would be completely at home in any penny-ante, third-world, tin pot tyranny — in other words, welcome to Biden's America.
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Think about that: we're talking about a common theft, something that belongs under the jurisdiction of the local cops, but the DOJ and FBI come together to engage in aggressive raids on a journalism outfit that has a habit of exposing problems in the administration's allies.
As O'Keefe explains in the video above, the FBI also told Project Veritas to stay silent about what happened to it, yet, within an hour of one of the raids, The New York Times was seeking comments from the reporter who was raided. Even more shockingly, the FBI then raided James O'Keefe's home and seized his papers and his phones.
And then, once again, in an amazing coincidence, the New York Times published an article attacking Project Veritas — and supported the article with documents that matched those seized from O'Keefe during the FBI raids. Did the FBI give those documents to the Times? Who knows? I certainly don't, but, as I said, it's an amazing coincidence. Others are pretty sure about what really happened:
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To summarize, Project Veritas has embarrassed the Democrats in the past and is obviously planning to do so in the future. It's also suing The New York Times. A year ago, it refused to touch a diary that a drug addict abandoned in a rehab clinic. The drug addict just happens to be the daughter of the man occupying the Oval Office. So now the DOJ authorizes the FBI to raid Project Veritas, and, oh, so coincidentally, The New York Times gets tipped off about the raids and suddenly comes into possession of documents of the same type seized in the raids.
This whole thing stinks to high heaven.
There's more at the link.
Sundance points out that this is merely the latest "brick in the wall" in a long line of incidents that demonstrate the FBI's subservience to what he calls the "Fourth Branch of United States Government", the intelligence services, who appear to have decided that they can ride roughshod over any agency or individual they please in their pursuit of the Deep State's agenda. He notes:
More people are awakening to the uncomfortable reality that the FBI is a domestic enforcement mechanism for the Fourth Branch of Government. The most recent awakening is being driven by the brazen FBI raid on Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe with the intent to leak the information to their allies at the New York Times.
Make no mistake, this is one long continuum of FBI activity that is only growing increasingly more obvious as they consider themselves unaccountable to anyone except their own ideological interests. Who is the check in the U.S. justice system to provide oversight over the FBI? The uncomfortable answer is no one.
Remember, the oft reported relationships surrounding the divisions within the Fourth Branch: ♦The CIA uses The Washington Post. ♦The State Dept uses CNN, and ♦the FBI uses The New York Times.
James O’Keefe is currently in a lawsuit against The New York Times. The FBI raids the home of O’Keefe and then passes along the confidential communication between Project Veritas and their legal team to the New York Times.
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What the Federal Security Service (FSB) is to the internal security of the Russian state; so too is the FBI in performing the same function for the U.S. federal government.
The FBI is a U.S. version of the Russian “State Police”; and the FBI is deployed -almost exclusively - to attack domestic enemies of those who control government; while they protect the interests of the U.S. Fourth Branch of Government. That is the clear and accurate domestic prism to contextualize their perceived mission: “domestic violent extremists pose the greatest threat” to their objective.
Put another way, “We The People”, who fight against government abuse and usurpation, are the FBI’s actual and literal enemy.
Let me be very clear with another brutally obvious example. Antifa could not exist as an organization; capable to organize and carry out violent attacks against their targets; without the full support of the FBI. If the FBI wanted to arrest members of Antifa, who are actually conducting violence, they could do it easily – with little effort.
It is the absence of any action by the FBI toward Antifa, that tells us the FBI is enabling that violent extremist behavior to continue. Once you accept that transparent point of truth; then, you realize the FBI definition of domestic violent extremism is something else entirely.
The FBI is not a law enforcement or investigative division of the U.S. Department of Justice. The FBI is a political weapon of a larger institution that is now focused almost entirely toward supporting a radical communist agenda to destroy civil society in the United States.
Again, more at the link, including example after example of how the FBI has turned a blind eye to any extremism by any movement except those of which the "Deep State" disapproves.
It's impossible to read Sundance's catalog of FBI failures to act without realizing that they can't possibly be coincidental. As Ian Fleming said: "Once is happenstance; twice is coincidence; three times is enemy action." The FBI, by its own repeated actions (or lack thereof), has painted itself in the colors of an enemy of the United States constitution and the freedom of its people. If it's flying that flag, we should believe it. Nobody could be so utterly stupid and asinine as to fly it unless they meant it.
I'm grateful to the US Marshals Service for helping to sort out the treatment of the January 6th detainees in their Washington, D.C. prison. I worked with the Marshals on several occasions, and I've met a number of them socially. They strike me as a very professional organization, and I've seen no evidence to suggest that they've become over-politicized. However, with their honorable exception, I wouldn't trust any Federal law enforcement agency today. The risk that they would be taking sides, and noting anything we say, and everything they observe about us, to be used against us for political or ideological reasons, is simply too great.
"We're from the FBI. We'd like to ask you a few questions about -"
"What part of NO didn't you understand?"