For years now, the FBI has operated outside of the law and with impunity, answering virtually to no one and somehow still escaping even the oversight of Congress (which has continued to fund the agency and its parent Justice Department, thereby ensuring that no one will be held accountable).
The abuse of American law and the trust of citizens hit a pinnacle at the outset of Donald Trump's presidency: We learned that the chief thug at the time, Director James Comey, on behalf of Barack Milhous Hussein Obama, broke laws and protocol to literally spy on his 2016 campaign. And his deputy, Andrew McCabe, was in on it, too.
Neither was charged.
But who was held accountable for that? A lone, low-ranking FBI lawyer named Kevin Clinesmith who essentially got a slap on the wrist for doing something that, under normal times and circumstances, would have earned him some jail time at a minimum.
Now we learn that the bureau has been caught abusing our trust once again, not to mention breaking more laws in the process.
The FBI searched troves of communications sucked up by the National Security Agency for information on 'racially motivated violent extremists' without a warrant, ignoring previous warnings it was breaking the law.
The FBI's requests for access to masses of electronic communications harvested by the National Security Agency (NSA) is revealed in a newly declassified report from the United States' secret surveillance court.
That jurisdiction, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, is what got Clinesmith in a bad way; he lied on a document to the court in order to get a BS warrant renewed to continue spying on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, who was a CIA asset -- the part Clinesmith lied about.
As to the new report, it shows that the FBI continued to use the NSA's most sensitive databases to conduct searches without first obtaining a warrant and during routine criminal probes, even though the bureau was told by the FISA court in 2018 and 2019 such uses of those databases were blatantly unconstitutional.
And as we can see, the FBI simply thumbed its nose even at a federal court. Because that's what rogue, lawless federal agencies do.
What's more, as the Daily Beast reported, the bulk of the FBI's unconstitutional, illegal searches, also known as "backdoor searches," were political in nature, as many were focused on so-called "right-wing extremists" (because apparently the FBI has never heard of left-wing extremism harbored by groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter).
"In other words, the FBI continues to perform warrantless searches through the NSA’s most sensitive databases—the ones the NSA is not required to get warrants before filling with communications information—for routine criminal investigations that are supposed to require warrants," the Daily Beast added.
"Doing so potentially jeopardizes an accused person’s ability to have a fair trial since warrantlessly acquired information is supposed to be inadmissible," the outlet reported, adding that the FBI said none of the materials obtained in that manner were used in criminal prosecutions.
But who believes anything these liars say? Besides, unconstitutionally obtained materials have been used by the bureau in criminal proceedings in the past, making the denial completely worthless.
Now, the real question -- the only one that really matters -- is this: What is Joe Biden going to go about this blatant abuse of power?
Biden can (and should have already done so) pick up the phone and call his newly minted attorney general, Merrick Garland, and order him to find out who did what and charge them.
But he won't. Because he's a Democrat, and the deep state they align with are untouchable.
The time has come for Americans to seriously think about how much more of this abuse we're going to take before we simply opt out of this corrupt regime.