Friday, February 2, 2018
The Nunes Memo and the Arrogance of Power
Okay, so I read the Nunes memo.
The memo reminds us all of the dangers of pockets of government power and how arrogant men can get when they are at the epicenter of one of the pockets, when they believe those above them will allow them to get away with pretty much anything.
This is most certainly what the memo reveals to us about the DOJ and the FBI during the final hours of the Obama administration.
But now my focus is elsewhere. The new emboldened power centers under Trump are immigration agents and the military.
Immigration lawyers tell me that ICE agents feel more empowered than ever and are willing to skate the rules because they know the Trump administration will back them up. And who the hell knows what evil plots the military is in the middle of given Trump's infatuation with them.
So yeah, recognize the arrogant power exercised by the FBI and DOJ under Obama. The President and other Republican members of Congress will most surely remind us of these evil doings.
But just remember, these power centers haven't been eliminated under Trump and, worse, even more power centers are moving to center stage under Trump. The arrogance of power will continue. Until the power centers are themselves shutdown, and few are pointing this out.
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