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This week, you may have missed this blockbuster story by Miranda Devine in the New York Post. It’s labeled as “opinion,” but it reads more like a report from an investigative reporter, which she is. If half of what former FBI agent Steven Friend alleges is true, the top of the FBI is indeed a corrupt place, and its cancer has spread to field offices.
After Miranda, author of “Laptop from Hell,” originally broke the Hunter Biden laptop story in October 2020 – just before the election – fifty former intelligence agency heads and experts rushed to exclaim, “Russian disinformation.” Facebook, other social media sites, and major news outlets rushed to censor it. Twitter suspended the New York Post’s account. Each signatory has jettisoned their credibility, if not their integrity.
Eighteen months later, the New York Times, one of those major outlets that bought into the gaslighting, meekly admitted the Hunter Biden laptop was real. Polls suggest that had the laptop story not been censored, it might have changed the election outcome. We’ll never know. The story also adds growing evidence of the blatant politicization of the Capitol violence on January 6, 2021.
In its way, however, Miranda’s latest missive also confirms that dutiful and law-abiding agents still permeate the agency’s ranks. Let’s hope that more of them find their courage and help the forthcoming US House majority’s Republicans conduct badly needed oversight of this once great agency. Many are. Laws are in place to protect them, ostensibly.
Unsurprisingly if not corruptly, Attorney General Merrick Garland threatened the FBI and other Justice Department officials from talking to Congress.
Read Miranda’s story here.Published in