To hear the experts tell it, the FBI should be under investigation for treason and the revelations are not a reflection on Trump but instead exposes FBI’s attempt at a coup, which would be treason.
The very idea that the Russians instructed Trump to fire James Comey is ridiculous. Russia loves it when the FBI is headed by an insufferable fool. If anything, they would want Comey to have a contract for life. And Mueller’s investigation into obstruction of justice is equally ridiculous.
There cannot be obstruction of justice without an underlying crime, you want covered up and that doesn’t exist.
Legal experts and political strategists on both sides of the aisle said the Times‘ report showed the FBI was motivated by revenge for Comey’s firing rather than by any evidence Trump was acting on behalf of Russia.
Mark Penn, a Democrat and former strategist for Bill and Hillary Clinton, wrote in an op-ed on Sunday that the FBI and the Justice Department’s actions “appear to be wholly without justification — and were based instead on politically inspired emotion and hysteria.”
“I didn’t support Donald Trump, and there are lots of things he does I don’t support,” he wrote. “But the idea that he was the Manchurian candidate working for the Russians when he ran on an America First platform is patently ridiculous.”
Andrew McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor and senior fellow at the National Review Institute, argued that the only thing the report showed was that the FBI was out to get Trump all along. He wrote on Sunday that the Times‘ report was “clearly intended to be a blockbuster report.”
“But in truth, the only thing the story shows is that the FBI, after over a year of investigation, simply went overt about something that had been true from the first. The investigation commenced during the 2016 campaign by the Obama administration – the Justice Department and the FBI – was always about Donald Trump,” he wrote.