There have been lots of interesting articles on the web this past week. Many of them are about the FBI, and none of them bode well for Trump.
For example, the Nunes memo went bust. So far, the only lasting effect it’s had has been to create a whole new class of joke, the #YoMemo joke. As in “Yo memo so limp Russian prostitutes won’t pee on it.” For more, go to twitter and search for #YoMemo. Or, check out this article by Mary Papenfuss in the Huffpost.
Far more alarming is this piece, Amid low morale, highest-ranked career official at State to step down, by Nahal Toosi over at Politico. Tom Shannon, the Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, resigned this week, saying that he was leaving for “personal reasons.” Anyone care to bet on whether those personal reasons included not working with Tillerson, a man who brings new meaning to the word “gross criminal incompetence?”
A very similar story from The Hill, FBI agent in op-ed says he’s leaving over ‘relentless attacks on the bureau’ by John Bowden. It seems that, “In an op-ed for The New York Times, former supervisory special agent Josh Campbell wrote that "political attacks on the bureau must stop." Well, what can you expect when the criminals (in Washington) are in charge of the police?
Speaking of the FBI, check out Eugene Robinson’s new piece in The Washington Post. “Trump has picked a fight with the FBI. He’ll be sorry.” Robinson looks at the number of presidents who have fought the FBI, and none of them came out of the fight without serious damage. Trump, he says, is going to rue the day he took on the bureau. Let’s hope he’s right. Comey is my Homey.
And while you’re just sitting there musing about the FBI, be sure to read the New York Times Editorial, The Republican Plot Against the F.B.I. In it, the Times Editorial Board looks at how the GOP has set out to discredit the FBI…and the rule of law…by such “pranks” as the Nunes memo. It ends with a powerful statement that all Americans should hear, “Republicans from the top on down have made it clear, expressly or otherwise, that this is all about winning the political fight directly in front of them, the consequences — and the rest of America — be damned.”