Jack. Booted. Thugs.
Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano on Monday compared the arrest of Trump confidant Roger Stone on Friday to the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan in 2011.
“There were 29 FBI agents in 17 vehicles, two of which were armored,” Napolitano said on air Monday, referring to the Stone arrest. “They not only had side arms, they had what we call assault rifles, heavy-duty military-grade machine guns, and there were two boats behind Stone’s house, which abuts on a canal in Ft. Lauderdale. And there was a helicopter hovering overhead.”
Napolitano compared that formation to the “12 SEALs” who “went after Osama bin Laden.”
“So you had more than twice as many to arrest this person for a non-violent crime with no history of violence,” he said.
In criticizing the arrest method, Napolitano joins Stone himself, who on Sunday said the FBI used “Gestapo tactics,” comparing the law enforcement agency to the Nazi secret police force. On Monday, Stone told reporters the FBI used “greater force than was used to take down bin Laden or El Chapo or Pablo Escobar.”
The Deep State had a point to make and a goal to achieve: 1) INTIMIDATION, to let any and everybody working for Trump’s admin know what lurks in their near future, and to remind all and sundry of who’s really in charge of the federal gummint, and 2) PERSUASION, in hopes someone im his inner circle will decide to cooperate (read: LIE) and help bring him down.
And make it they did. Note well, though, that this is yet another show-arrest that will result in the “perp” doing hard time for a process crime having nothing whatsoever to do with “Russian collusion,” the flimsy rationale behind Mueller’s open-ended “investigation.” When it comes to Inquisitions, the Swamp makes the Spanish look like half-assed amateurs. Bill comes right out and says it:
I’m sorry, but our “security agencies,” from the proctological gropers of the TSA all the way up to the extralegal spies of the CIA and the NSA, and especially the FBI are all behaving more like organs of the USSR or Red China than institutions whose mission is to protect America and Americans.
The FBI, in particular, is looking more and more like a thuggish arm of an out-of-control Department of Injustice. Trump needs to get a collar on these people, and he needs to do so fast. Lest he find himself being perp-walked out of the White House one day.
I’m nowhere near as sanguine about that last possibility than a lot of folks out there are…not least because the Deep State has demonstrated to my satisfaction that there are no lengths to which it will not go, no lows to which it will not stoop, to come out on top in this struggle.