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The Weaponization of Special Counsels Boomerangs on Democrats

Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2024
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As Democrats rush to defend President Joe Biden from damning revelations about just how poor his memory and mental state are, they should remember that they themselves sowed the seeds of this crisis by weaponizing special counsels to target Donald Trump.

In the February 8 release of the final report from special counsel Robert Hur – who was appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate President Joe Biden’s mishandling of classified documents – Hur concluded by recommended against criminal charges for the president on account of his “significantly limited” memory. In the hours and days that followed, Democrat operatives and left-wing prosecutors predictably and frantically rushed to Biden’s defense.

The damage control campaign began with Vice President Kamala Harris, who called the report “clearly politically motivated” and “inaccurate and inappropriate.” (Harris’s claim that the report is “inaccurate” holds especially little weight given that she was not present for Hur’s interviews with Biden.)

Democrat Congressman Daniel Goldman (D-NY), who served as the head Democrat counsel in Donald Trump’s 2020 impeachment, also criticized the report’s details surrounding Biden’s memory as “irrelevant.”

In a frenzied op-ed, former Obama FBI official Andrew Weissman lamented what he described as a gross mischaracterization of the report by the press—and went on to characterize the report’s details as “entirely inappropriate” and “gratuitous,” noting the dangers of “putting your thumb on the scale” in a way “that could have political repercussions.”

The great irony of the left’s hysteria, of course, is that it was the Democrat Party and the progressive ruling class in the first place that instituted the norm of appointing weaponized special counsels to investigate their political opponents. Today, that precedent is finally coming back to haunt them.

In the last 149 years, the Department of Justice has appointed 50 special counsels to investigate sensitive political matters. Five of those investigations—or 10 percent of all investigations dating back to 1875—have occurred since Trump’s inauguration in 2017, perhaps the most notable of which was Robert Mueller’s investigation into the now-thoroughly debunked Russian collusion hoax.

Other special counsel investigations include John Durham’s investigation into the origins of Russiagate, Jack Smith’s investigations into Trump, and David Weiss’s ongoing investigation into Hunter Biden.

Recent special counsels primarily have been used as a weapon by the left to pursue political witch hunts and investigate unsubstantiated allegations surrounding Trump and other conservatives.

But with nothing more than a few comments on the state of Biden’s memory, Special Counsel Robert Hur—appointed by Biden’s own Attorney General—may have single-handedly destroyed Biden’s presidency and tanked his reelection chances.

Of course, unlike the investigations into Trump, the Hur investigation was indeed warranted by the facts: Biden had willfully retained classified documents in his garage and at the Penn Biden Center, and unlike Trump did not have the authority to declassify them. Moreover, Hur is only detailing the facts from his interviews with Biden, rather than fabricating a narrative out of whole cloth as has been the case with the investigations into Trump.

The onslaught of outrage from the left in response to the revelations of the Hur report—much of which is coming from precisely the same people who led or advocated for a series of politically motivated investigations into Trump and other Republicans—is quite telling.

For years, Democrats have had no problem using special counsels and other elements of the U.S. justice and political systems to baselessly target and smear their political enemies without any regard for the rule of law, judicial independence, or the American constitutional framework.

But now that a special counsel investigation is yielding results that the left finds politically unpalatable, they are crying foul. The reaction of figures like Harris, Goldman, Weissman, and others—who gleefully cheered the flagrant persecution of Trump and the abuse of our legal system for the advancement of left-wing political goals—is illustrative.

Just a few years ago, Weissman, who criticized Hur for putting his “thumb on the scale” against Biden, suggested that Robert Mueller was too timid in his investigation of Trump’s Russia ties, stating regretfully, “We could have done more.” And in his opening statement in Trump’s impeachment hearings in December of 2019, Goldman framed Trump as a threat to “the very foundation of our democracy,” despite the lack of anything remotely resembling criminal wrongdoing (not to mention the fact that Trump has since been entirely vindicated in his concerns about Biden’s corruption).

The fact that the same people who spent years parroting baseless theories that Donald Trump was a Russian asset, among other partisan fantasies, are now berating Robert Hur for some brief commentary on Biden’s memory reveals that partisan lawfare is their highest priority.

Moroever, it confirms that leftist prosecutors and Democrat operatives regard our nation’s legal procedures and constitutional mechanisms as nothing more than weapons in the liberal arsenal with which to target and destroy their political opponents.

If Democrats are so upset with what they say is Hur’s false conclusion, they can easily prove him wrong: all they have to do is release the tape of the Biden interview. Don’t hold your breath.

Aaron Flanigan is the pen name of a writer in Washington, D.C.

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PaulE
PaulE
5 months ago

The only thing the Democrats are upset about was that Hur used President Biden’s obvious current dementia as the excuse to sweep his stealing of classified documents, over nearly his entire political career in Washington, under the rug. Hur was selected by AG Garland to find a way to absolve Biden of any criminal wrongdoing, so the administration could say “See, we’re NOT targeting President Trump.”, even though they are and that Trump is covered by the Presidential Records Act and Biden is NOT so Trump did nothing illegal. So, Hur did exactly what he was asked to do to protect Biden and half the country is dumb enough to NOT ask the question “But Biden wasn’t a an old man with a bad memory when he stole all those documents?”

Clinton wasn’t happy when Comey bailed her out of her illegal server mess by listing every single criminal thing she had done to break the law, but then ended by saying no prosecutor would ever charge her so the case was magically over. Even though the FBI Director doesn’t have the power to do. That is the AG’s job. Clinton got off free and clear for her criminal actions, yet she hated that Comey dared to state what she did was indeed illegal. The Biden administration has to feign unhappiness with the Hur report too. Even though everyone in the administration knows that is the least bad way of describing what Biden is today. Remember, Hur could have more accurately described Biden as a largely out of touch man suffering from mid to late stage dementia being used as largely a puppet by the people around him, who is easily distracted and can’t focus on anything for a protracted period of time.

As for calls to release the transcripts or tapes of the interviews with Biden, that is NEVER going to happen. Neither will Biden be taking a mental competency test or sit down for an unrehearsed, long form interview with reporters for an hour or more on national TV. In a week or two, the media will move on to something new to dangle in front of the American people to distract them from paying attention to what the administration is doing behind the scenes.

Russ
Russ
5 months ago

Hur, Weiss and Garland should all be held accountable for weaponizing our criminal justice system to play politics. Not only have they violated their sworn oaths, they have violated the law. What they are doing to America is disgraceful.

Felix
Felix
5 months ago

Gaslighting – “Manipulate someone psychologically so that they start to question their own sanity.” Everything democrats blame republicans for doing, they are actually doing real time. We need to stand firm and not be afraid to speak out, and not give in to the fake news being propagandizes to all the low information voters in our country! November will be here before you know it!

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
5 months ago

I keep hearing “too old” on TV when it has nothing to do with age but his obvious drop in mental acuity. They had no problems pointing out every perceived lapse by Reagan and no problem threatening Trump with Art. 25 for slipping in leather-soled shoes on a wet metal platform. But Joes constant babbling, run-on of sentences, misrepresentation of events and facts, or confusion on stage? Its “gaffs” or “he’s just tired”…

Dave Bosley
Dave Bosley
5 months ago

If his memory is not an issue, they should prosecute him.

Fred Noel
Fred Noel
5 months ago

Hur is trying to give Joey a get out of jail free card, and Joe is even screwing that up.

Jeri
Jeri
5 months ago

Life does indeed come full circle and karma is real. Absolutely nothing would surprise me, absolutely nothing.

Granny26
Granny26
5 months ago

The Demonrats not only realize Biden is mentally unstable to be tried (or president) they realize if they get rid of him the cackling idiot will have to take over and she’s as bad as he is. Would have to be a ‘double’ and get rid of them both. Let’s just pray this year won’t be the last year of freedom for us…..and we vote out all demonrats.

Nick
Nick
5 months ago

Democrats always live with unintended consequences. They never think things through to a logical conclusion. Actually they just never think. Democrats would rather pay $3.50 for a gallon of gas instead of $2.50, and they don’t mind losing an extra $1,000 every month because of their stupid policies. Meanwhile the rest of us have to just stick our head between our knees bend over and kiss her ass goodbye. And they expect us to vote for more of that?

Melinda
Melinda
5 months ago

Turnabout is fair play, or so I’ve heard. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch of people.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
5 months ago

Goes Both ways Dems what goes around comes around

Barbara
Barbara
5 months ago

what a sad state of affairs. I wish the democrats would take their ball and go home to whine about how unfair they are being treated. Actually, this puts a smile on my face.

Gabe Hanzeli kent wa
Gabe Hanzeli kent wa
5 months ago

It is really simple. if Biden is so mentally fit that put him on trial for his document crimes in Texas. If he is not fit to go on trial in Texas then he is not fit to be president.
It is that simple.

the fact is that Hur tried to walk a tight rope where is kept the crimes but let the criminal off.
He tried to reference the Hilary conclusion without saying Hilary because that would have re-enforced that the precedence was set before trumps documents ever appeared.

He also tried to bring forward bidens’ document theft to when Biden was VP however the documents stolen go all the way back as far a s 20 years ago. Hur was hoping to confuse the public that a vp has the same rights to documents a president does: they do not. Nor does a senator.

He has failed on all counts. Hur has provided the trump lawyers with far more evidence of the fraudulent charges against trump.

He has also provided trumps lawyers with a escape plan if the trial goes south on trump. democrats continuously say trump is a nut case. not all trump has to do is intentionally fail a cognitive test and he gets the same immunity that hur just gave Biden.

This is another case of the dmeocrats thinking they are being clever liars while failing in every conceivable way.

they are democrats hence they always lie.

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
5 months ago

And the beat goes on. Kyle L.

Sus
Sus
5 months ago

Karma people…

anna hubert
anna hubert
5 months ago

And then there was a Mueller report If all that is happening were not se catastrophic one would laugh at the pretense But these are not kids plating the court of law

VonDunk
VonDunk
5 months ago

More like Michael Reagan!!! Ron Jr. is a liberal nut job!!!

Melinda
Melinda
5 months ago

Ron, Jr. is not his father.

Melinda
Melinda
5 months ago

He was wonderful, but he’s dead.

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
5 months ago

Reagan had one thing Biden doesn’t: he could actually form complete sentences.

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
5 months ago

A better pick then Biden. A pet rock would be better than Biden. Google those. That’s your typical American consumer/voter: buys a rock.

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
5 months ago

NAH, Judge Judy.

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