I blog on what I know which was why I have not said anything about the FBI and the Department of Justice stonewalling demands for documents from congressional oversight committees. President Trump went a little Donald Duck over it a while back, but his tweets seemed rote to me, and lacking conviction.
Brian Cates of Draw and STRIKE! finally explained it.
Sex is part of the explanation.
Now my thought was this was a battle that President Trump cannot win. He only fights the ones he can win. That's what winners do.
But actually not squawking about it is part of his battle plan.
"There are two things happening concurrently in the DOJ to root out the corruption inside of it *and* in our CONGRESS, where the same corruption has spread," Cates wrote.
The congressional corruption includes the staff level.
James Wolfe, as head of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee slept with a spy, exchanging state secrets for sex. Since the spy, Ali Watkins, works for the New York Times, they call it leaking but it amounts to the same thing. Our enemies discover our secrets because a 50s-something man is having a midlife crisis and some bimbo wants to be Lois Lane.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former senator, knows how these turncoats work. The staff leaks like a sieve (so do congressmen) so before he hands over sensitive material, he wants to ensure that it is in safe hands.
He's not so sure right now. And so he delays and delays. Good people get impatient. Every so often, President Trump vents for them.
"So it's never been about just cleaning up the DOJ, prosecuting all the leakers and partisans who corrupted that place," Cates wrote.
"You have to ALSO root out the leakers in the Congress who've been working in concert with those people."
This is why they are in no hurry to hand Congress sensitive material.
There is nothing patriotic about the New York Times and other news organizations whoring themselves out to get classified information. They indeed are a hindrance to a free republic because by publishing state secrets, they compromise the state's ability to defend itself.
Loose lips sink ships. These leakers would sink the Ship of State.
The draining continues. Horowitz and the others are keeping things close to the vest as they dot the I's. cross the T's, and get those ducks in a row. Cliches? But true.
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