Before I get started, I don’t want anyone to think that I am anti-law enforcement… I am not! I spent many years in Law Enforcement and have few friends that are not in law enforcement, and it is for that reason that I am going to ask this question… Are there really 35,000 good FBI Agents?
I have no doubt that there are good FBI agents, I have known a few of them, though I have been out of that business for a while now. I think we are all lying to ourselves though if we allow ourselves to believe that “only” those on the 7th floor are corrupt.
What we are seeing unfold is not just one or even two FBI Agents at the highest level being exposed for corruption, we are seeing that there could be as many as a half a dozen of them from the Director down that have their feet buried so deep in the dung they are not going to be able to escape being exposed…
One can only wonder how many around them have had knowledge of the corruption taking place that was either enabling them or supporting them, either by assisting them in deed or by just remaining silent.
These agents like James Comey, Andrew McCabe, and the lovebirds Strzok and Page are not new Agents that one can contribute their mistakes to something like inexperience or youthful indiscretion… These are mature, experienced Agents that make such excuses laughable.
A career in law enforcement is not unlike a family dynamic. A young man or woman enters the profession and is assigned to work with more experienced Agents or Officers where they are shown the ropes so to speak… They are sent to a basic training program and then learn how those things are applied in the real world.
Like a child, if they are raised in a stable environment with parents who teach and demonstrate good qualities… Things like honesty and integrity… The chances are that those children will go on to be good citizens and live their lives in the way they were raised.
Conversely, if a child is raised in a home with a father selling drugs and going in and out of jail while their mother works the streets at night teaching the children how to lie, cheat, and steal chances are that child will be introduced to the criminal justice system at a very young age and continue the family legacy.
I would submit to you that if FBI Agents today were being raised in an environment where honesty and integrity were the standards and management led by example we would not be seeing all of this corruption at the highest levels of the FBI being exposed today.
What I have personally witnessed over the years as this me, me, me generation has grown and raised through the ranks is way too many people in law enforcement that believe they are somehow superior to others and that while it is OK for them to abuse their authority and break the law, others may not.
One excellent public example of what I am speaking about is Adam Schiff. It concerns me a great deal knowing that he was once a Federal Prosecutor and that he may one day return to the job. That man (I use that term lightly) will lie, cheat, and steal to get what he wants. If anyone doubts he would or has lied to secure a conviction, I will submit that you are not a very good judge of people.
We also have other examples of those at the highest level of government who have been caught dead to rights lying under oath. James Clapper, John Brennan, James Comey, Andrew McCabe and more… Video can be found of all of them saying one thing to one person while testifying to another before Congress.
We have a crisis of character in this country, particularly our nation’s leadership.
I know there are many that will point to President Trump as not always being truthful or his childish tweets, etc., but to steal a line from one of my favorite movies, Full Metal Jacket, President Trump is silly and ignorant, but he’s got guts and guts is all it takes!
Now I don’t think Trump is ignorant by any stretch of the imagination… In fact, I think that is the greatest mistake his adversaries make believing he is stupid… Silly, yeah, in his way, ignorant, not by a long shot.
He may not be doing things the Washington, D.C., political way, but his seemingly erratic tweets and comments are scaring the living daylight out of people in that city, and it’s about time someone got them by their cojones and shook them around till they scream.
The best hope we have of this situation being peacefully corrected will be if a Special Prosecutor is appointed to investigate the corrupt inbreds in Washington… Getting fired is not likely to get too much out of them, but I’ll bet money that as soon as just one of them at the top is looking at a judge about the put them in prison for 20 or 40 years, they will sing loud and sing long… Their entire house of cars will fold at that point…
Let me know what you think in the comment section!
Any officer can get by on his sergeants. To be a sergeant you have to know your stuff. I’d rather be an outstanding sergeant than just another officer.
—SgtMaj Daniel Daly 1873-1937