What if the Russiagate abusers of power and public trust get to walk?
The “scandal-free” Obama years were about consolidation of power for the new elite despite its raging policy incompetence. America was on notice that the rules had changed when the DOJ Integrity All-Stars (Friedrich, Rummler, Glavin and Weissman) were not only spared accountability for horrific abuses and false representations in the Enron and Ted Stevens cases but advanced into high public office and in and out of lucrative positions in top law firms. (And one of them more recently graced us with his execrable work on the Mueller probe.) Hillary was supposed to forever solidify the rule of the new elite.
Trump and all who voted for him sinned against the righteous, entitled rule of our betters. Like a slave revolt or a peasant revolt, rulers invariably opt for a beatdown as the preferred response. Therefore, no rules apply when it comes to destroying Trump and silencing the unwashed. They even created a caricature of a law enforcement agency (the Mueller circus) to bring Trump down. To the shock and dismay of the elite and its hordes of Renfields on campuses and in newsrooms, they failed to destroy Trump or bring him to heel.
Repelling the Mueller fraud was not a complete victory by any measure. The siege has not been lifted. The enemies of authentic accountability and the rule of law are still walking freely in the enemy camp.
If Durham, Horowitz and Barr are stiff-armed by the entrenched Deep State and/or if they merely offer tepid, Romneyesque criticisms of gross violations public trust, law and professional ethics, it will be a significant win for the corrupt elite. Then what?
By nature, conservatives don’t want to have to carry pitchforks to the castle. The problem we face is not that the Constitution gave us an unworkable system but that it only works if we are a people with shared expectations of honor and morality which form the most significant check on abuses of power. Where and who are we if that moral dimension is officially lost?Published in