Can someone explain to me why the hell I bother enforcing the law anymore? Why any officer bothers making an arrest?
I ask this because every single day, I come to realize more and more that it doesn’t really matter.
There are two Americas that exist. One America for the Alexandra Cortez, Hillary Clinton and Robert Kraft folks of the world.
And another for your average, every day citizen.
In case you’re wondering what’s chapping my old sergeant ass today, allow me to explain.
Perhaps then you’ll understand why I’m convinced that in society, we’re quickly approaching the breaking point.
And it leaves me wondering… when shit gets ugly – and don’t be fooled, it’s about to get VERY ugly – which side will my fellow officers choose?
When we are told to enforce orders that aren’t Constitutional… what will you do?
It starts with creating two classes of people… and then, before you know it, those two different classes have two different sets of rights, rules and laws.
Special thanks to Law Enforcement Today for allowing me to pull information from some of their articles this week to make my point.
I heard the news yesterday that Robert Kraft, the guy who owns the New England Patriots, is getting a pass his debauchery in a massage parlor.
That’s right – Florida prosecutors have offered him a deal to drop charges of soliciting prostitution in exchange for an admission that he “could have been found guilty” in the case if it went to trial.
The 77-year-old has until his next court appearance next week to decide if he wants to take the deal or risk getting bent over at trial (see what I did there?).
If the old man takes the deal, he’s got to be screened for STDs, take a class on prostitution and do 100 hours of community service.
Kraft and the other guys were busted in a police sting as part of a human trafficking probe focused on Florida massage parlors back in February. He was hit with two misdemeanor charges of soliciting prostitution and has pleaded not guilty – but he hasn’t been accused of human trafficking.
According to police, on January 19 and 20 he rolled into a spa in Jupiter, Florida in two different Bentleys then traded cash for those happy endings. Police say they caught it all on camera.
It must be nice to have money. Now all of a sudden, people who were all hot to trot on destroying sex trafficking rings are laughing it off because the guy owns the New England Patriots. He’ll get off with a slap on the (hand) and that’s it.
If he was an average guy, his life would be destroyed. Instead, this guy will probably get some speaking deals and a book out of it.
Oh, but he’s not the only one.
This freaking story got totally lost in the headlines, thanks to the college admission scandal. But it’s a mind-blowing one.
Ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page says there was an order handed down under the Obama Department of Justice to the FBI telling them NOT to charge Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information on her unauthorized and unsecured server from which she did all of her official business as Obama’s Secretary of State.
Then we hear there was a deal between the DOJ and the Clinton camp to keep the FBI from viewing Clinton Foundation Emails:
(via Washington Examiner):
Fired FBI agent Peter Strzok told Congress last year that the agency “did not have access” to Clinton Foundation emails that were on Hillary Clinton’s private server because of a consent agreement “negotiated between the Department of Justice attorneys and counsel for Clinton.”
That agreement was revealed in newly released congressional transcripts from Strzok’s closed-door testimony at the House Judiciary Committee on June 27, 2018.
When asked by then-majority general counsel Zachary Somers if “the Clinton Foundation was on the server”, Strzok testified that he believed it was “on one of the servers, if not the others.” But Strzok stressed that due to an agreement between the DOJ and Clinton, they were not allowed to search Clinton Foundation emails for information that could help in their investigation.
The FBI would have been investigating Clinton’s emails in 2016, when former President Barack Obama was still in office and when Clinton was running for president against then-candidate Donald Trump.
Somers asked in the 2018 hearing: “Were you given access to those emails as part of the investigation?”
Strzok replied: “We were not. We did not have access,” according to the transcript.
Are you shitting me? But talk to the mainstream media, and it’s the President who is colluding with the enemy.
Once again, the rule of law only applies if you’re NOT a power broker.
Speaking Of Trump…
It was no secret that the late Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, wasn’t a fan of President Trump.
But now new court documents have been unveiled showing the role that McCain and an associate played in unleashing an unverified dossier during the election.
The document was shared with the FBI and a host of media outlets, and it alleged that the Russians had compromising information on now-President Trump
The document was leaked to BuzzFeed, which published shortly after it was received. McCain acknowledged giving it to the FBI but denied giving it to BuzzFeed.
Here’s the thing about that dossier. It was actually funded by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. It’s the same document that was then used to begin the “collusion” investigation. No conflict of interest there, right?
Former senior counterintelligence FBI agent Bill Priestap confirmed that the FBI received a copy of the first 33 pages of the dossier in December 2016 from McCain. That information was just released in a newly unsealed declaration from September.
In another unsealed document, it was shown that David Kramer, who was a former State Department official and McCain associate, said in a December 13, 2017 deposition that the dossier was given to him by author and former British spy Christopher Steele. He said he then provided it to more than a dozen journalists at outlets that include BuzzFeed, The Washington Post and CNN. The details were first unveiled in The Daily Caller.
That report was also shared with State Department official Victoria Nuland, Obama National Security Council official Celeste Wallander and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a Republican from Illinois.
All of these filings were unsealed as part of what’s an ongoing libel case by a Russian businessman against BuzzFeed.
Kramer said in his deposition that McCain gave a copy of the dossier to then-FBI Director James Comey on December 9 , 2017. Interestingly he admitted to investigators that it was the belief from Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson that “having Senator McCain provide it to the FBI would give it a little more oomph than it had had up until that point.”
“I think they felt a senior Republican was better to be the recipient of this rather than a Democrat because if it were a Democrat, I think that the view was that it would have been dismissed as a political attack,” he said.
In his deposition, he described how BuzzFeed News reporter Ken Bensinger got the dossier before the outlet became the first to publish it in its entirety.
Kramer said that in December of 2017, he showed Bensinger the dossier at the McCain Institute but didn’t allow him to take pictures of it. But then he left him alone to read the memos. Surprise, surprise… during that time, Bensinger took pictures of the dossier.
Kramer claims he panicked when he saw that BuzzFeed News had published the document in its entirety online on Jan. 10. He claims he immediately tried to have it taken down.
“I called Mr. Bensinger, and my first words out of my mouth were ‘you are gonna get people killed,’” he said.
That document is the very one that the FBI relied on in its warrant applications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court in seeking to surveil Trump aide Carter Page.
This, despite the fact some of the dossier’s claims have been called into question, including a claim that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen traveled to Prague to pay off Russian hackers and other more salacious claims about Trump himself.
Just to summarize:
- DNC and Clinton campaign hire company to create fake dossier on now-President Trump.
- Dossier given to McCain and team to make it seem legit.
- McCain and team give it to the FBI and leak it to the media.
- FBI uses fake, DNC and Clinton-contracted document to get warrant applications to surveil Trump campaign.
- Dossier proven to be bogus.
- But Trump is bad.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her Chief of Staff were just quietly removed from their role as board members on the PAC Justice Democrats, reported the Daily Caller.
The action comes shortly after a complaint was filed with the FEC alleging that she and Saikat Chakrabarti committed campaign finance violations that helped her win the 2018 midterm elections.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her Chief of Staff could be facing multiple civil penalties or even jail time due to an investigation into whether she hid control of an outside PAC that helped solidify her win in the 2018 midterm elections.
According to the Daily Caller, Ocasio-Cortez and Saikat Chakrabarti gained majority control of the Justice Democrats PAC in late 2017.
Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti were officially taken off the Justice Democrats’ board on March 15, according to a corporate document to the Washington, D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, The Daily Caller stated.
Former FEC Commissioner Brad Smith said that if the two are found to have been in control of the PAC, which helped raise over $1.8 million before the June Primary vote, they could face punishments from “massive reporting violations, probably at least some illegal contribution violations exceeding the lawful limits.”
Justice Democrats helped raise funds for 12 Democrats in total, with Ocasio-Cortez being the only one to win her race.
The Daily Caller stated that “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti obtained majority control of Justice Democrats PAC in December 2017, according to archived copies of the group’s website, and the two appear to retain their control of the group.”
It’s noted that Ocasio-Cortez never notified the FEC that she and Chakrabarti obtained majority control of the PAC while it was supporting her campaign. If shown to be true, this could mean they violated multiple campaign finance violations.
“If the facts as alleged are true, and a candidate had control over a PAC that was working to get that candidate elected, then that candidate is potentially in very big trouble and may have engaged in multiple violations of federal campaign finance law, including receiving excessive contributions,” said Hans von Spakovsky, the former Republican FEC Commissioner.
Fox News reported that a complaint has been filed that AOC and Chakrabarti were allegedly “funneling nearly $1 million in contributions from political action committees Chakrabarti established to private companies that he also controlled.”
If investigated and found to be true, the outcome could spell jail time for Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti.
Brad Smith noted that the penalties would be severe if the two “knowingly and willfully withheld their ties between the campaign and the political action committee from the FEC to bypass campaign contribution limits.”
Until just after the primary election, the Justice Democrats website showed that Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti held “legal control” of the PAC, and documents still show that they are two of the sitting members of the 3-member board.
“Justice Democrats PAC has a board consisting of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Saikat Chakrabarti that has legal control over the entity,” the Justice Democrats website read prior to the removal.
“There is no violation,” Ocasio-Cortez told Fox News.
Asked if the complaint shows she was connected to “dark money” during the campaign, Ocasio-Cortez replied, “No, no.”
Like I Said…
If I’m involved in a shooting, even if it’s justified, I’m under investigation and my entire career is more likely than not done.
But you’ve got money… you’re an elite… or you’re a politician with clout… and you’re good to go. Worst that happens? An STD test and some community service.
Two different classes of people – the elites and those of us who don’t matter. Who are you?
And when shit hits the fan… what side are you on?