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In addition to a more recent post titled Or, the FBI Is Lying, the critical reference material for this offering comes from a post here three years ago titled Death of a High Trust Society: Rampant Lawlessness in our Executive where part of the focus was on this article:
Perhaps more important than the title topic was my footnote:
When Attkisson had her computer examined by an independent computer forensics expert, evidence was found showing that it had been “accessed by an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions” and that “this party performed all access remotely using Attkisson’s accounts,” according to a report from CBS in 2013. Furthermore, “forensic analysis revealed an intruder had executed commands that appeared to involve search and exfiltration of data.” The traces of software left behind after the attack were shown by the expert who examined the computer to be “proprietary to a federal intel agency,” according to Attkisson.
Not only that, but buried in the system files of her operating system (where she would be almost certain never to look) were three classified government documents. Attkisson could have been charged under the Espionage Act for possessing those documents. …
I return to this today because of this link provided earlier this week on OffThePress.com:
“That’s a nice family you have there. It would be a shame if something happened to it.” There is nothing funny or amusing about that…it is simply and absolutely chilling. Yet…
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Standard operating procedure? Handy tool in every bureau toolbox? Surely before going down that path they have to go through some trustworthy higher authority like a FISA Court…cough, choke, cough...yeah, I almost got that out with a straight face. But I digress.
Maybe we can at least take comfort in knowing that they were only going after some uppity journalist that was probably getting up into their righteous business. Surely they would never overstep the bounds of trust with Joe and Jane Citizen. Or would they?:
You all remember the story: the Biden Department of Justice coordinated with the National School Boards Association to arrange for FBI investigations of parents who are unhappy about their local schools teaching racism and anti-Americanism (Critical Race Theory) and gender confusion, and requiring masks. The episode was so sordid that many state school board associations dropped their affiliation with NSBA, and most people doubted that the FBI would be craven enough to follow Attorney General Merrick Garland’s patently unconstitutional directive.
But follow it they did.
These “investigations” were ridiculous and could only have been intended to intimidate conservative parents from being involved in their public schools. One might note that these parents merely attended public school board meetings to express their opinions. I am not aware of a single case where they demonstrated outside the home of a school board member.
I posit that one of the important questions here (since the reliably incurious American media most likely will not ask) is: At what point in these investigations do they plant that child porn on the computers of these insurrectionist parents just in case it is needed later?
The congressmen also claimed that the FBI began an investigation into Republican elected officials in a certain state because a Democratic state-party official claimed that the Republicans “‘incited violence’ by expressing public displeasure with school districts’ mask mandates.”
Contemplate that: a complaint by a “Democratic state-party official” was enough to trigger an FBI investigation of “Republican elected officials” who opposed mask mandates. What country are we living in?
Another good question here: How many “Republican elected officials” at any level have child porn already preemptively planted on their computers just in case it is needed later?
Again, simply and absolutely chilling.
I repeat from my May 2019 post referenced above: By the way, the opposite of a high trust society is a fear-based society. Are you scared yet?
Into the abyss…
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I realize that many of you are still (or always) skeptical and/or overly comfortable in your undying trust in government and “democratically” derived authority. It is to you I offer a favorite passage from Solzhenitsyn in Volume I:
There was a rumor…that the Petrograd Cheka…did not shoot all those condemned to death but fed some of them alive to the animals in the city zoos. I do not know whether this is truth or calumny, or, if there were any such cases, how many there were. But I wouldn’t set out to look for proof, either. Following the practice of the bluecaps, I would propose that they prove to us that this was impossible. How else could they get food for the zoos in those famine years? – Page 174
I suggest that if we are not well past it already, we are rapidly approaching the time that, as these cases arise, the FBI needs to “prove to us” that such charges regarding their corruption are not possible. If they will not…or can not…then maybe other corrective actions are going to be required.Published in