The Bureau’s fall from grace

Published 7:00 pm Wednesday, April 24, 2019

By: Jimmy Terrell

During my 20-plus years of law enforcement service, there were numerous occasions at which I had an opportunity to work with agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The federal officers were always professional and very good at what they did.

There were times they would bring information to local law enforcement agencies to work, because we did not have the restraints on us that the feds had, even in the 70s and 80s.

I don’t remember a single instance where there was ever any reason to not trust any information or advice of a FBI agent.

My how times have changed!

For those who find it hard to believe that the FBI would, or has, crossed the line, believe it.

Retired agents that I’m still in touch with believe it and are embarrassed by the “Bureau” in today’s climate.

The Bureau at one time was the premier law enforcement agency in the world. You could bank your life’s savings on it. It’s the last place in the world, at least in the United States, where someone would have been arrogant enough to draw plans for a coup d’état to remove a sitting President from office.

According to his own words, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe conspired with other top Department of Justice officials to wiretap and eventually overthrow the 45th sitting President of the U.S.

I think it’s safe to say the fall began during the Clinton years. Neither the Bureau nor the Secret Service was well received by the Bill and Hillary Clinton organization. That was like putting a pit bull and a wildcat in a four by-four-box with one bite of food on the floor.

The two cultures clashed from the very beginning. One culture was bound to the U.S. Constitution and the other culture opposed every word.  There are countless stories on record of how the Clintons treated federal agents.

Little changed until we moved into Barack Obama’s terms and the rules really changed. It’s often hard to tell who was working for the FBI, who was working in the Attorney’s General’s office, and what their objectives were.

Now, we know the Justice Department and members of the FBI worked in concert with each other to deceive the American people and to destroy President Donald Trump, before and after his election.

If there was any collusion in Washington, it now appears to have been between the Justice Department and the FBI working with foreign officials to create false documents to stop President Trump.

The FBI and Justice Department have turned this current debacle into something much larger than Water Gate. It’s a perfect story for a movie, except that won’t happen since Hollywood currently holds hands with the left.

Mueller’s investigation has given the liberal media something to talk about for 19 months. It has produced nothing incriminating of the President.

It’s time to close the tent on this circus, clean up the mess and move on.