“Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.”

It has no present, only the past rushing into the future.

Whereas the FBI and its legendary “G-Men” have traditionally personified the steady confidence of American federal authority on domestic soil, as I’ve previously noted, this particular investigation culminated in the unprecedented and rather extraordinary public spectacle of Comey attempting to justify the FBI’s controversial no-prosecution recommendation by defending, in a televised 15-minute statement, what was ultimately Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s prerogative to exercise prosecutorial discretion.

Yet, subsequent to the investigation’s official close, a portrait of an even more defensive Comey has emerged, alongside evidence strongly suggesting the FBI’s own complicity in the Justice Department’s unabashed endeavor to shield Clinton from prosecution.

And in the latest Wikileaks publication of leaked emails from the files of Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, there are explicit discussions among Clinton advisers suggesting how to shirk compliance with Congress’s subpoena of her emails issued in connection with its Benghazi inquiry.

By contrast, no testimony resulted from the five grants of immunity in the Clinton investigation, and the investigation has been terminated with zero prosecutions.

If the corruption of…

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