Uncle Joe's Kreepy Keystone Kops

Who were the key players when the Deep State's enforcers descended on President Trump's home, cracking open his safe, trashing his office and, no doubt gleefully, rifling through Melania's clothes?

The whole thing was a poorly planned and executed political melodrama, meant to entertain the corporate media and true leftist believers, and intimidate anyone connected with President Trump.  So who's responsible?

Let's look at the cast of characters in this farce, starting at the top.

Joe Biden. Joe's handlers tell us that he had no idea the raid was going to happen. That's not hard to believe, because Joe has no idea of anything that is happening.

As news of the raid was unfolding we were treated to an image of the leader of the free world heading off on vacation with his son Hunter.

No need to worry about the optics there, Joe, given that the FBI is not the least interested. 

That's Joe's vacation home on the right. Enjoying your higher grocery prices?
Merrick Garland. Next up we have our attorney general. Larry O'Connor calls him "a petty, vindictive little man" and explains:
Merrick Garland should have recused himself from anything pertaining to former President Donald Trump. Period, full stop. 

Think about it. 

President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland for the United States Supreme Court in 2016. With the presidential election looming that coming November, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell halted the nomination and refused to allow it to even go to the Judiciary Committee, let alone to the floor of the Senate for a confirmation vote. 

This immediately made Garland a major issue in the 2016 presidential campaign. 

Donald Trump vowed to personally remove his name as a nominee for the high court should he win the election, and that became part of the reason for his historic and unlikely victory. 

Trump won. Garland's name was withdrawn, and his hopes of landing the lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court and a place in American history were dashed forever. 

Fast-forward to last year when Joe Biden became the accidental place-holder president for the Establishment and the Deep State. He made Garland Attorney General partially as a consolation prize and partially as a symbolic message to Trump and Republicans. 

In the intervening months since taking his position, he's dutifully done the bidding of the Biden White House, including the outrageous decision to set up a special FBI task force to investigate parents who protest at school board meetings as domestic terrorists. 

Whatever Biden, the Democrats, and their special interest overlords demanded, he was quick to comply. 
You want parents investigated? You got it! 

You want extra investigations into new voting laws in Republican states? We'll double our investigative staff!
You want hundreds of Trump supporters arrested for "illegal parading" on January 6th to languish in jail for over a year before they get a court date? Done! 

You want midnight raids on advisors to the president to intimidate them into testifying to the January 6th kangaroo committee? You don't even need to ask! 

You want Bannon arrested and convicted? No problem! 

Any chance this petty, little, vindictive man had to use his department as a political tool to punish the enemies of the American left, he took it. 

And it all led to yesterday's Banana Republic cosplay in West Palm Beach, Florida. 

Under the guise of the Presidential Records Act (seriously?), 30 FBI agents stormed into the home of the former president and conducted an authoritarian fishing expedition seizing whatever documents they wanted without even perusing them to see if they matched the criteria of their sham search warrant, broadcasting their third-world larping around the planet to send the message that the FBI was treating Donald Trump like a mafia boss and common criminal. 
And Merrick Garland oversaw the entire pathetic scene. 

This angry, bitter Napolean should never have had anything to do with the chain of command regarding any issue pertaining to Donald Trump. 

As detailed above, he has a very personal reason to despise the former president. Trump single-handedly kept Garland off the Supreme Court. And now, he's in the position as chief law enforcement officer in America to release the full weight and power of the FBI on the man who thwarted his career and ambition. 

That's not just a conflict of interest, that's a murder plot in a John Grisham thriller. 

In fact, it goes well beyond the obvious conflict of interest stemming from the "Revenge factor" over the events of 2016. Garland has a vested interest in stopping Donald Trump so as to advance his future political and financial fortunes. 
You see, Donald Trump is not just a former president, he is also a future presidential candidate. He will likely run against Garland's current boss. If Trump wins, he would once again end Garland's current run as attorney general, and he would, once again, end any future prospects of Garland getting another Supreme Court nomination. 

If Trump wins the next election, Garland's career is pretty much over. So Garland uses his power to help make sure that doesn't happen. 

This is what the professionals who care about these things refer to as the appearance of impropriety and a direct conflict of interest. 

Jeff Sessions recused himself as attorney general for anything pertaining to the Russian Collusion hoax because he had a bowl of borscht at a Trump Tower restaurant or something stupid like that. And Garland doesn't feel any pressure to recuse over his obvious, direct, past, present, and future conflict with Donald Trump? 

You make sense of it... I've lost the energy to even try. 

Chrisopher Wray. What can we say about our FBI director? He has great hair. That's Chris, the short guy to Comey's left, in the photo.

Last week Wray appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he was evasive and contemptuous. They he begged off and said he needed to leave early.
“We just heard a half hour ago about you having to leave at 1:30,” Grassley grizzled. “We were going to have seven minutes [each] for first round [questions and] three-minute second rounds. I’ve got seven people on my side of the aisle want their additional three minutes. Is there any reason we couldn’t accommodate them for 21 minutes?”

Wray replied smoothly: “Senator, I had a flight that I’m supposed to be high-tailing it to outta here, and I had understood that we were going to be done at 1:30, so that’s how we ended up where we are.”

Grassley pointed out that the FBI director has a private jet at his disposal and can leave any time he likes.

“If it’s your business trip you’ve got your own plane. Can’t it wait a while?” he asked.

Wray replied, “To be honest, I tried to make my break as fast I could to get right back out here.”
Grassley, “You took more than five minutes.”

Wray laughed and the silence that followed only emphasized the disrespect to all senators, but especially to Grassley, the president pro tempore emeritus of the Senate.

The luxury FBI Gulfstream Wray uses was recorded on Flightradar24 making the one hour and 12 minute flight later that afternoon to bucolic Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks, which happens to be a favorite summer destination since his childhood.

Chris, you may recall once worked for the estimable Jim Comey at the Justice Department. While there, he worked on the Enron investigation with then FBI Director Bob Mueller and had crooked Andrew Weissmann reporting to himself. So he's in thick with the boys who did everything they could to get Trump with Russiagate.

Bruce Reinhart. This guy, picture at the right, is a magistrate. Here's what that means:

Regular federal judges exist and have power because of language provided by Article III. The Constitution provides that federal judges are appointed for life by the President and confirmed in the Senate.

But since a river of legal detritus constantly flows through federal courts that federal judges don’t want to have to deal with, they HIRE lawyers to be Magistrate Judges. Wielding powers delegated by the federal judges, these deputized magistrates can hold minor hearings, handle legal emergencies, adjudicate procedural disputes like arguments over discovery, sign search warrants, but who ultimately cannot enter significant orders themselves and only RECOMMEND things to the real federal judges.

There are some terrific, smart, long-serving magistrate judges. But they are not appointed by the President. They are not confirmed by the Senate. They do not serve for life. They are more like contract employees, and there is nothing in Article III that provides for them. Sometimes they’re called “Article I judges,” because they are created and authorized by statute (via the Legislative Branch) instead of the Constitution.

Without any criticism of magistrate judges, many of whom are excellent, they are NOT federal judges. They can be hired and fired, but they can’t sign final orders, which they can draft but which must be signed by a “real” federal judge. The magistrate job is viewed in the legal community as a real peach; good pay, great benefits, a great score.

You tell me: does it make sense for a newly-hired MAGISTRATE JUDGE to sign a search warrant authorizing a raid on a former President of the United States who is also a current candidate for the next Presidential election? Or do you think that might be the kind of thing a magistrate would send upstairs to a “real” federal judge, or maybe even a group of such judges?
In other words, this warrant was NOT the kind of ordinary, run-of-the-mill, high-volume, low-importance kind of thing that magistrate judges are designed for, to help reduce the volume of more important legal matters that real federal judges have to deal with. So that’s weird.

That's not the whole story on this clown. Attorney Jeff Childers continues:
Bruce Reinhart donated to President Obama’s campaign, made a small donation to Trump’s primary opponent Jeb Bush in 2016, and in 2017, posted anti-Trump comments and woke content on his Facebook page. All together, just this much was probably enough that Reinhart should have recused himself from the Trump warrant.

Back in 2007, Reinhart was an assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District U.S. Attorney’s office, which was then prosecuting the Jeffrey Epstein case. According to court documents, Reinhart abruptly and without warning resigned on January 1st, 2008, and the very next day on January 2nd, he switched sides and started representing several of Jeffrey Epstein’s lieutenants and co-conspirators.

In fact, two of Epstein’s victims would later sue Reinhart, accusing him of violating Justice Department policies by switching sides in the middle of the Epstein investigation, suggesting he had spilled inside information about the probe to Epstein, which is why the infamous pedophile hired him to represent his co-defendants.

In a 2013 court filing, Reinhart’s former colleagues at the U.S. Attorney’s office testified that Reinhart had in fact “learned confidential, non-public information about the Epstein matter” while employed by the US Attorney’s Office. Reinhart denied it, of course, and the civil case against him was ultimately dismissed by the Justice Department. And the wheels of government spun on.

In the 2008 Epstein case, Reinhart represented Epstein’s pilots; his scheduler, Sarah Kellen, who arranged “massages” — up to three a day — where Epstein would rape his victims, according to witnesses; and Nadia Marcinkova, who Epstein once reportedly described as his “Yugoslavian sex slave,” but who is described in legal documents as Epstein’s collaborator, co-conspirator, and procurer.

Reinhart helped his clients get complete immunity from the government, in a controversial 2007 deal with federal prosecutors that also allowed Epstein to plead guilty to lesser state charges rather than any of the more serious federal crimes.

It’s a fair question to ask how Reinhart got assigned to the case. According to criminal defense attorneys who practice in the Southern District, magistrate judges are assigned to warrant duty on a weekly rotation and the schedules are published in advance. DOJ prosecutors can time when they file for the search warrant to get whatever judge they want.

None of this passes muster. 

"We live in an age in which it is no longer possible to be funny. There is nothing you can imagine, no matter how ludicrous, that will not promptly be enacted before your very eyes, probably by someone well known."
~ Malcolm Muggeridge

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