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2019-12-06 Home Front: Politix
VDH 'When Our Guardians Fail Us'
[Townhall] One symptom of a society in crisis is the unreliability or even corruption of its own auditors.

After all, when the watchmen have lost moral authority to watch, who can be believed or trusted? Or, as the Roman satirist Juvenal famously put it, "Who will guard the guardians?"

It was recently reported that FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith altered an email to bolster a suspicious FBI effort to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court warrant authorizing the surveillance of Carter Page, a onetime employee of the Trump campaign.

If true, Clinesmith helped the FBI successfully delude the court into granting what was likely an illegal request to spy on the Trump campaign. Clinesmith was reportedly expelled from special counsel Robert Mueller's legal team for cheering on opposition to the Trump presidency by writing "Viva la resistance!" in a text message discussion.

After FBI Director James Comey was fired, he leaked his own memos of private and confidential conversations with the president. Whether Comey would go to jail hinged on how the FBI would categorize his memos post facto -- as merely "confidential," or as "secret" or "top secret."

Two of the adjudicators were Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, former Comey friends and FBI subordinates. The FBI eventually ruled that the leaking of the memos was not felonious. Page and Strzok, who were involved in an amorous relationship, were later dismissed from Mueller's team for exchanging texts that showed bias and hatred toward Trump, the object of their team's investigation.

We are awaiting the results of investigations being conducted by Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz and federal prosecutor John Durham. Both are examining whether the nation's top investigators at the FBI, CIA and DOJ were themselves corrupt.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-12-06 07:08|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [205 views ]  Top

#1 Nos Custodimus ipsos custodes
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2019-12-06 07:48||   2019-12-06 07:48|| Front Page Top

#2 Quis nos ostendiaet Spectaculum Stercoli?

Who will show us the Shitshow?
Posted by Lex 2019-12-06 14:08||   2019-12-06 14:08|| Front Page Top

#3 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? is a Latin phrase found in the work of the Roman poet Juvenal. It is literally translated as "Who will guard the guards themselves?", though it is also known by variant translations, such as "Who watches the watchers?" and "Who will watch the watchmen?".

Ducjduckgo can't find anything on #2.
Posted by Bobby 2019-12-06 14:27||   2019-12-06 14:27|| Front Page Top

#4 Nos Custodimus ipsos custodes
is latin for "we watch the watchers".
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2019-12-06 14:40||   2019-12-06 14:40|| Front Page Top

#5 # 2 = mye awfull latten
Posted by Lex 2019-12-06 14:51||   2019-12-06 14:51|| Front Page Top

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