How did the Justice Department get so far off track?
In a new book, former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker explains how former President Barack Obama’s “wingman” — attorney general Eric Holder — “created an above-the-law culture” in the Department of Justice (DOJ), paving the way for the politicized investigations that followed.
Many have already suspected what Whitaker writes in his soon-to-be-released book, “Above the Law: The Inside Story of How the Justice Department Tried to Subvert President Trump.” After all, we have seen it with our own eyes: high-level Democrat after high-level Democrat is accused of serious wrongdoing, and yet somehow they are never held responsible.
Just take former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, for example. Here, we have an individual who clearly broke the law by making confidential communications on a private email server. But then-FBI director James Comey helped to get her out of trouble.
Or, how about all of the intelligence officials who were clearly involved in an attempted takedown of a duly-elected president with the Russian collusion hoax. Where is their justice?
Meanwhile, you have an elderly Roger Stone being arrested by dozens of heavily armed law enforcement agents and you have Ret. Gen. Michael Flynn being aggressively prosecuted for a lie that the FBI set up.
An “above-the-law culture”
According to Whitaker’s upcoming book, which was obtained by the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard, this is all part of the “above-the-law culture” created by Holder and the Obama-era Justice Department.
“What Holder is advocating for,” wrote Whitaker, “is a government full of Jim Comeys: government officials determining on their own what the Constitution demands, deciding which laws to prosecute and which to ignore, selectively releasing information to the media about Americans under investigation, and held accountable neither to the chief executive nor to voters.”
And, that is essentially what Holder built.
The Washington Examiner reports: “And as Obama’s ‘wingman’ at the department, added Whitaker, Holder built a team that would remain after he left and that would eventually shut down a probe into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal at the State Department and eagerly build up an investigation into alleged Russian collusion with the Trump campaign in the 2016 election.”
A must read
Bedard describes Whitaker’s book as “an indictment by a true insider of the ‘deep state’ of liberal bureaucrats trying to protect their own and ignore Trump’s election.”
It sounds like something we should all give a read.