Dobbs notes the extreme corruption and treachery in DC that is being ignored by the complicit and the cowardly in power in DOJ and the FBI. Farrell points to Paul Ryan for his lack…
Lou Dobbs and Chris Farrell of Judicial Watch have both had more than they can take of the corruption and complicity in it that is so commonplace in the DC swamp, particularly in the Department of Justice. From judges in America to the Attorney General and all points in between, fairness and the fidelity to the Constitution are no longer valued or required.
Dobbs opens by taking note of the fact that Paul Manafort is not being allowed to defend himself in public against such a tyrannical judge, making his point. Dobbs moves on to the topic that really has him beside himself, saying, “The House Intelligence Committee has decided to strike a deal with the co-founder of the political smear machine, Fusion GPS.”
He continues, “It’s the outfit that authored the infamous Trump dossier. The panel will lift its subpoena and Glenn Simpson will meet behind closed doors with them.” Dobbs asks his audience, “Do you see the theme here, gag orders, closed doors? Simpson’s attorneys say he won’t plead the Fifth as two fellow executives did just last month.”
Dobbs asks Chris Farrell, “Why are they playing footsie with Glenn Simpson, withdrawing subpoena’s and acting like he is some kind of deal here, when in point of fact it’s obvious what his role was and what he did?”
Farrell replies, “Yeah, Fusion GPS was not an opposition research firm, it was an opposition manufacturing firm. They were in the business of, not digging up dirt but creating it and then smearing it around, as you referenced earlier. This move by Simpson, to do a special deal with limited questions behind closed doors, you know, maybe they think they’re getting some super insight.”
“But again,” says Farrell, “This is the problem with Congressional committees because very often it’s just a sound bite event.” Dobbs can’t mask his frustration any longer, asking, “So why are they acting like chumps? And why are they elevating him by putting him in some sort of preferred position when [what] we’re watching should be investigated vigorously by Justice, the FBI, you name it?”
Farrell cuts to the chase, saying, “The real answer is this is a gross leadership failure. That’s where you have to go in analyzing this. You can’t talk it away. You can’t say ‘Oh gee, maybe next time,’ this is nothing else but a leadership failure. And when I say that I mean obviously, specifically, Mr. Ryan.”
“But even the other members in the leadership at the committee level,” says Farrell, “because you can’t have a guy like this come in and cut his own special deal. He’s placed in direct opposition to his two partners.” Dobbs notes, “A couple of questions come to mind here, Chris. I mean one is where is House Oversight here? Where in the world is the House Judiciary Committee here?”
He asks, “What in the world are they doing because they’re acting like little pink poodles who are afraid to get into the arena. And they certainly don’t want to be held accountable for an effective investigation of pressing national issues, national security issues.”
Farrell replies, “I’ll be blunt. They’re nearly worthless. They’re good for what we’re discussing right now and that is bringing up the topic, but what we really need here, is the Attorney General of the United States and the Department of Justice to impanel grand juries and start indicting people.”
Dobbs asks, “What’s it gonna take, what’s it gonna take?” Farrell answers, “I don’t know how much more twisted and perverted it can get, frankly. We’re at the point now where there is substantial evidence to go before a grand jury. The only thing missing is a dead body. Maybe that will come along at some point.” Dobbs points out that some would argue that body already exists.
An aggravated Dobbs raises the issue of Andrew McCabe at the FBI, saying, “When you find these things out at this level, what is to happen? I mean there is no reaction, there is no reflux from prosecutors, the Attorney General, for the Director of the FBI himself, it is maddening to witness.”
Farrell points to Congress’ failure in their oversight role saying, “All the normal mechanisms of government are failing” and the future prospects are grim.
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