FBI railroading Americans, but we knew that here in Boston

Who would have ever believed that James Comey and Andrew McCabe might be arrested before Donald J. Trump?

As the president said Thursday of this greatest scandal in American political history: “I wish I knew then what I know now.”

Every day, in every way, this catastrophe of corruption by the FBI’s “human scum,” as the president so rightly describes them, metastasizes into something ever more appalling.

Did these effete, crooked cops ever stop railroading their fellow American citizens and obstructing justice?

And yet the Democrats and the media, but I repeat myself, just keep saying, nothing to see here folks, move along.

They’ve gone from covering the news to covering up the news.

According to one account Thursday, the “news” networks spent 2,284 minutes over the years promoting the Russian collusion hoax from start to finish.

But here’s the amount of airtime they’ve devoted to these latest revelations about the FBI’s pervasive top-to-bottom corruption in promoting the hoax:

CNN, ABC and CBS: a combined zero mentions. MSNBC: one mention, at 5:14 a.m., NBC: one mention, at 3:41 a.m.

The New York Times, which handed itself a Pulitzer Prize for years of “reporting” Russian collusion that didn’t exist, now argues that President Trump wants prosecutions of the crooked FBI agents so he can “weaponize” their criminal behavior for the campaign.

So it was totally OK for the feds to try to frame Trump and everyone around him, but to want someone brought to justice for it is just politics — weaponizing and seizing and pouncing on those wonderful Democrats in the FBI and the CIA?

Thursday, the Associated Press was still couching these latest revelations about the FBI’s frame-ups as something that Michael Flynn was “claiming” and “contending.”

One of the pro-Deep State blogs “claimed” and “contended” that the newly-revealed handwritten notes about Flynn were no big deal, because the briefers at the J. Edgar Hoover Building often brainstorm on how to best destroy anyone who gets in their way.

Which everyone in Boston, at least, has known for decades. But isn’t that the problem, that this has been going on forever?

New stuff is coming out daily, and since it’s Friday, we’ll likely be getting more dirt late this afternoon. As the Justice Department said Wednesday, as it was releasing 11 more pages, “additional documents may be forthcoming.”

Here’s the smoking gun from Wednesday, in the handwritten notes of one of the members of the lynch mob, (very) Special Agent Bill Priestap. The leaders of America’s most corrupt law-enforcement agency were discussing how best to railroad a decorated three-star general and combat veteran:

“What is our goal? Truth/Admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?”

Get him fired? Think about that. Is that now part of the FBI’s mission statement, getting people they don’t like fired, especially people like Gen. Flynn, who had already been canned once, by Obama, for trying to clean up the endemic corruption of the Deep State?

You have to ask yourself, if this is what these FBI crooks would put in writing, what levels were they stooping to that they wouldn’t dare make notes on?

Bottom line: the Deep State got Flynn before he could get them. Which was probably to have been expected, considering the warnings of Sen. Chuck Schumer about how “really dumb” it is for anyone to think they can go up against the Deep State.

“Let me tell you,” he said, the same month the G-men began framing Flynn. “You take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.”

So now Flynn finds himself still possibly looking at a prison sentence. By some accounts he owes up to $6 million in legal bills, and his career is ruined. So Schumer was right.

On the other hand, you could argue that Flynn has gotten off easy, compared to others who’ve crossed the Deep State. Just ask Jeffrey Epstein.

Poor Flynn. He just didn’t understand. He grew up watching Efrem Zimbalist Jr. on Sunday nights on ABC as Inspector Erskine. All the FBI agents drove Fords and fought bad guys.

He didn’t realize that the FBI were the bad guys.

If only the Famous But Incompetent G-men had been nearly as obsessed with trying to run down that lead from the Russians that the Tsarnaevs were planning a terrorist attack in Boston, or that tip to the FBI hotline from the Parkland High School shooter’s aunt that he was going to kill a bunch of his classmates.

But no, they were too busy trying to frame Gen. Flynn and Donald Trump and Roger Stone and Carter Page and George Papadopoulos … .

Whatever happened to the American Civil Liberties Union?

The ACLU doesn’t seem to have the slightest interest in this attempted coup against the duly elected government of the United States.

I remember when the FBI was coming after everybody in Somerville. One day an alderman I knew from Union Square told me sadly:

“Do you know what it’s like to see it actually printed out, at the top of a criminal indictment, ‘The United States of America v. Francis P. Bakey?’ ”

No, Frank, I don’t what that’s like, and I hope I never do. But I pray that every one of these crooked FBI agents find out, sooner rather than later.

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