To understand the FBI and its inner workings it’s helpful to have a quick review of the movie Catch-22 which I’ve provided below.
Attention K-Mart Shoppers. Below is pictured Alan Arkin as he was frequently found in the movie, either up in a tree or reporting for duty naked.
Essentially if a pilot wanted to get out of flying because he had flown too many missions and claimed he was crazy, the crew’s flight surgeon could not release him because his request was expostfacto proof that he wasn’t crazy.
It would be safe to conclude that the similar “Catch,” exists in most things in which our government becomes involved.
When one deals with crazy people, crazy results typically follow.
No, my remarks aren’t confined to Nancy Pelosi who recently launched into a blistering attack on President Trump’s Supreme Court pick Tuesday, accusing Judge Neil Gorsuch of being hostile to everything from clean air to children with autism – a hint of likely Democratic resistance, as some Republicans eye a potential “nuclear option.” (Source)
FBI director James Comey, testifying before Congress yesterday:
The FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts.
As with any counterintelligence investigation, this will also include an assessment of whether any crimes were committed.
He later added, “We’ve been doing this — this investigation began in late July, so for counterintelligence investigation that’s a fairly short period of time.”
Late July? When did the FBI think it was pertinent to tell the public?
Talk about a Catch-22. If the FBI finds evidence of some collusion or violation of U.S. laws, it’s an epic scandal, will set up Democratic conspiracy theories for years, will take a sledgehammer to public faith in the Trump presidency… and everyone will rightly ask why the FBI couldn’t uncover anything, or even inform the public about the investigation, until after the election. Heck, not even until after the inauguration!
If the FBI doesn’t find evidence of some collusion or violation of U.S. laws, it’s an epic farce, where the Trump administration can rightfully ask where they can go to get their reputations back.
The jump headline on page A2 of this morning’s USA Today says Inquiry could drag on for years.
I realize counter-intelligence investigations take a long time to do correctly and completely, but what is the consequence to Russia or any other foreign power if the consequences to their actions don’t arrive until years later?