Having thought a bit about both the Horowitz Report and the impeachment, I’ve got some ideas, all of which reflect very badly on the FBI and the Democrats.
The Horowitz IG Report — my takeaways
My main takeaway is that Obama knew all along. That Obama cheerfully went along with mobilizing the entire American police and intelligence operations of the federal government to spy on his political rival makes Watergate look like a grain of sand compared to the size of the earth itself. This needs to be hammered home again and again.
The FBI behaved absolutely horribly. Even if we assume solely for the sake of argument that its derelictions were not the product of political animus, its collective actions show (a) an institutional bias and (b) malignant negligence.
Regarding that institutional bias, the it’s apparent that FBI agents were wholeheartedly on board with the idea that Donald Trump, a pro-American figure for decades, could be in bed with the Russians. No one apparently had a moment’s doubt about this. An organization that has such a strong groupthink bias — so strong that these biases are accepted unquestioningly — is a very dangerous organization. [Read more…]