For the past year the increasing stink of political and judicial corruption emanating mainly from Washington has been corrupting the news from 'over there'. For a distant and amateur observer like me, it has been difficult to pin down but month by month the stink has grown ever stronger. Sooner or later, and I suspect sooner in the New Year, the shit storm will burst and it will make Watergate look like a kiddie's tea party!
Even I, from 'over here', could smell the corruption from Obama's (non)Justice Department. The Democrats had eight years to stuff the Department full of the party faithful and they took every opportunity. The same thing occurred in the Inland Revenue Service but, even worse, it also happened in the Federal Bureau of Investigation which, of course, works hand in hand with the DoJ. Well, as far as the FBI is concerned its most (in)famous boss, J. Edgar Hoover, who led the organisation for nearly fifty years, was a political thug, up to his elbows in illegal, clandestine activities pursued solely to enhance his own position. So no change there, then!
I hesitate to comment on current legal matters unless and until they are brought to a conclusion. However, the extraordinary outcome of the Hilary Clinton investigation into her stupidity and criminal carelessness with handling classified information in which she was let off with a mild reprimand left me gobsmacked! This was followed by the deeply suspicious and extra-legal pursuit of Donald Trump, allegedly for allowing Russian interference into the presidential campaign and which now looks as though it was actually his Democrat opponent who helped with this stitch up!
Gradually, the gloss of this FBI/DoJ conspiracy is peeling away. Two of the leading officers in the FBI, and several more who have left the organisation under Trump's leadership, are now seen as Democratic party operators hell bent on bringing Trump down. I will not attempt to summarise the whole story, instead I would ask you to read a summary of this festering dog-pile written by the combined Editorial Board of The National Review. Have a large drink to hand!