When police are investigating police, there has to be a cover story (to assure the bad cops not to flee).
The same goes for high-profile corruption cases involving government officials (or former government officials) who are still in power (or who enjoy the sympathies and protection of a those [a select few?] still in power).
“Trump swift boat”.
The world’s oldest stratagem.
Who’s watching the watchers?
When does corruption become a national defense liability? Who is tasked to spot such hard-to-define threats? What if the FBI (counterintelligence [Strzok]) were found to be corrupt? Who safeguards a reset?
What if the former head of the military’s equivalent to the CIA (DIA) were targeted by a corrupt cabal? What activities of said cabal might qualify them as being insurgents? To what set of laws might they then be subject?
Microcosm…to be applied to much graver crimes:
Crime and punishment.
Four murder convictions that had stood for 32 years (since 1968) were vacated after John Durham proved that the FBI had framed the four individuals.
Federal government forced to pay approximately $100 in civil decision relating to this case.
FBI agent got 10 years in prison courtesy of John Durham:
Durham also indicted another FBI agent (who died before going to trial):
Durham prosecuted Republican Connecticut Governor John G. Rowland for corrupt activities. Rowland spent a year in jail and is now a convicted felon.
But Durham has also punted before. Did not recommend any criminal charges be filed against CIA:
Durham has been called upon by Janet Reno, Eric Holder, and now Bill Barr.
For Holder, again: no charges brought against CIA for torture re:
Noticing any patterns yet?
Do you think John Brennan is sitting back comfortably?
Durham has gotten one guilty plea [Kevin Clinesmith] re: Crossfire Hurricane so far.
October 5, 2020 (yesterday):
What the fuck?!?