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MARKOVSKY: Barr’s Testimony Was Bad News For Democrats, But Good News For America

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Alexander Markovsky London Center for Policy Research

Attorney General William Barr’s testimony before Congress was a clear indication to all Trump’s haters that the train of “collusion and obstruction of justice” has left the station. While Democrats have been desperately trying to catch up and grab the handle of the last car, this train is picking up speed and going in the direction decidedly not to their liking.

As South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham stated, ”This committee is going to look long and hard on how this all started.”

For the past two and a half years this nation has been bombarded with incessant lies. We have been told that our president was a Russian agent who colluded with Vladimir Putin to alter the outcome of the 2016 elections. Accusations were equated with prima facie evidence; denials were interpreted as cover-ups. People who couldn’t even spell “impeachment” demanded one without any substantiation.

After the release of Robert Mueller’s report, we learned that the accusations were bogus, the evidence was a forgery, investigators were corrupt, and the whole affair was “a phantasm.”

Nevertheless, Democrats, although shell-shocked by the futility of what they had wrought, did not abrogate their commitment to continue investigations to drive the president out of the office.

As Talleyrand said of the Bourbons after the French Revolution, “they had neither learned nor forgotten anything.”

The reverse side of the investigations is that in the process the corrupt nature of Obama’s DOJ and FBI, and Mueller’s prosecutors has been exposed. While DOJ and FBI worked hard suppressing evidence to close the investigation of Hillary Clinton they worked even harder to manufacture a probable cause to justify an investigation of Donald Trump. Many observers blame the top echelon of the FBI for the wrongdoing to assure the public that the organization overall is committed to high integrity and faithful execution of the law.

It would be utterly naïve to think that what happened affected only the top echelon of the FBI and the rank and file were immune to the misconduct and are honest and dedicated servants of the law. The fish rots from the head, and as we know by now, the FBI’s head has been deeply rotten.

Over the years Americans have been brainwashed that the FBI is the sentinel of our democracy inalienably dedicated to the law and the constitution. If we will have a chance to dig beneath the surface we may discover that the FBI had begun its malignant life a long time ago. What was an effective organization once, over the time became lazy, corrupt, incompetent and politically oriented. Colossal failures such as 9/11, Boston marathon, Columbine and the Trump investigation are only the tip of the iceberg.

Mueller’s gang should not be rated any better. Akin to Stalin’s NKVD (predecessor of KGB responsible for terrors and mass executions) Mueller’s prosecutors conducted a campaign against the President’s friends, associates and members of the family in NKVD style of terror and intimidation. There is no way of sidestepping this comparison: both understood that the cases were fabricated and neither was interested in the truth. Furthermore, the motivations and methods of Mueller’s team and NKVD coincide too closely.

Although the interrogation methods employed by Mueller’s NKVD, compared to Stalin’s, look benevolent — no knocked teeth and broken ribs, in both instances, the investigators tortured their victims. While NKVD beat the suspects to inflict physical suffering, Mueller’s team use physiological torture to put pressure on the victims to “cooperate” — to provide a testimony that would implicate the designated target.

Similar to the NKVD, Mueller’s prosecutors were threatening to go after the accused family members and destroy their lives as well. The strategy was that, even if the accused would be proven innocent in the court of law, he would be left financially ruined with a wrecked and devastated life.

The science of arrest was an important segment of Mueller’s penology. Just as in the case of NKVD the night arrests were his favorite because it has important advantages. The arrested person is torn from the warmth of his bed, half-asleep, in his pajama, helpless, and his judgment is impaired.

However, unlike how the NKVD preferred to do it quietly, Mueller’s prosecutors relished theatrics. Although victims would not resist, the FBI brought swat teams and dozens of agents with guns blazing. A fake press was also invited to ensure the maximum publicity.

In the end, the bubble burst — there was nothing there. The perpetrators have been exposed and the sword of justice is coming down on them. Now it is their turn to fight for their political lives and freedom.

Soviet Procurator-General Roman Rudenko, who presided over a wave of trials and executions during Stalin’s terror, used to say that “the most important thing during an investigation is not to implicate yourself inadvertently.”

Democrats and their servants Rod Rosenstein, Robert Mueller, James Comey, and other co-conspirators were obviously unaware of Rudenko’s professional dictum.

Alexander G. Markovsky (@AlexMarkovsky) is a senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, a conservative think hosted at King’s College, New York City, which examines national security, energy, risk-analysis and other public policy issues, He is the author of “Anatomy of a Bolshevik” and “Liberal Bolshevism: America Did Not Defeat Communism, She Adopted It.” He is the owner and CEO of Litwin Management Services, LLC.


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