Is a sense of fairness rising? FBI raids, Pruitt noise, Immigration intellectual dissonance

Guess Whose House Wasn’t Raided by the FBI by Daniel John Sobieski – a compare and contrast of the sort that is becoming quite common to illustrate the corruption in the FBI and DOJ.

“This is the FBI of Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page, and Peter Strzok, whose mission was to keep Hillary Clinton out of prison and Donald Trump out of the White House. They never raided the home and office of Cheryl Mills, did they? They never raided Hillary’s house or seized the acid-washed server, did they? But Michael Cohen is a threat to our democracy warranting brute force? Why wasn’t Michel Cohen offered the immunity deal given to Cheryl Mills and other Clinton cronies?

The facts and the lack of an actual crime will not stop Robert Mueller. Just show him the man, or woman, and he will show you the crime, whether it be Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, or now Michael Cohen. As with the pre-investigation exoneration of Hillary Clinton by Comey, the facts don’t matter. Neither does, apparently, attorney-client privilege. Sentence first, trial later. These individuals are merely collateral damage in Mueller’s vendetta against Trump.

Lost amid all the ‘noise’ over Scott Pruitt is the very real damage Obama’s EPA did to rural communities by Daniel Turner – “The far left will stop at nothing in their efforts to derail the presidency of Donald Trump. Still bitter about the outcome of 2016, the left claims much of their outrage toward the president is driven by his unpredictable personality, but ideological opposition to his administration’s reform-minded agenda is the real root of their anger.”

“Pruitt’s “scandals” are exaggerated for political expediency: never mind that the Obama EPA spent just as much, if not more, than Pruitt’s team, according to a recent Fox News report. Or that Lisa Jackson, Obama’s EPA chief, was caught using the email alias “Richard Windsor” to communicate with people outside the government. Or that one Obama-era EPA employee was caught downloading and watching pornography on the job. These issues prompted no outrage from Hill offices, and one questions if Congressional inquiry could possibly be politically motivated, or if left-wing outrage is a one-way street.

Lost amid all the noise is the extreme damage the previous EPA did to rural communities.

The Ideology of Illegal Immigration by Victor Davis Hanson – “Gang members next door and dead dogs dumped in your yard? Don’t complain, or you’ll be called racist.”

“Illegal immigration has become so deeply embedded for so long within contemporary power politics, demography, and cultural change, so charged with accusations of racism, nativism, and xenophobia, that we have forgotten its intrinsic contradictions

The ideology of illegal immigration rests on certain illogical assumptions that must not be questioned.

In the absence of intellectual honesty about the need for political and economic reform in Latin America, mythologies can abound.

The entire vocabulary of illegal immigration has become Orwellian.

Talk of race has approached something like Lewis Carol’s Through the Looking Glass, in which everything is upside down.

In rural California, the law as it once was is now often inoperative, if not sometimes nonexistent.

Illegal immigration and environmentalism war with each other. But the former usually is exempted from any green audit.

EDITORIAL: All’s fair in love, war and the pursuit of Donald Trump – Washington Times. “Alas, these are not happy days for the fundamental civil rights we’ve always taken for granted in America.”

“The U.S. government raids a lawyer’s office at daybreak to fish for evidence against a designated target, and on Capitol Hill the CEO of Facebook testifies that he has been colluding with Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor in hot pursuit of Donald Trump, hoping to collect whatever evidence, or reasonable facsimile thereof, they can find to destroy a duly elected presidency.

This has never been tried before, not even in the hoary past, but who’s to say it won’t work. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook told Congress Tuesday that his company is working with Mr. Mueller as “part of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.”

Mr. Mueller has had a distinguished career and is held as decent, honorable and well-regarded by his peers, but if he winds up his investigation with nothing to show for it he knows he will never be forgiven. The mob, which has been unable to come to terms with losing the election, wants somebody’s blood. Mobs always do.

More on the Michael Cohen seizure by neo-neocon – “One of the things about the lawfare against Trump is that it has four related effects that are not directly legal.”

“The first is that anyone considering a job in the Trump administration would have to think twice about accepting it, unless that person is ready to have his or her entirely life scrutinized

The second effect also would tend to handicap the president’s ability to govern, and that is just the stress and anger he is likely to feel.

The third effect is to gain access to all of Trump’s correspondence with his lawyer.

The fourth effect is on the public. The constant pounding on associates of the president—where no crime by Trump has ever been shown to exist in the first place—has the effect of indicating to many people that with all this smoke there must be fire.

It may also be that there is a violation of a ‘sense of fairness’ that will surface as a reaction to all of these events.

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