John Klar: Kamikaze Kamala defends FBI raid

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Since Kamala Harris has so consistently taken the wrong position in battles concerning public safety, her current histrionics serve as a predictive indicator that the FBI acted improperly — the opposite of her doublespeak.

By John Klar

The shameless hypocrisy of the Biden administration is on display through mouthpiece Kamala Harris, who has condemned widespread public criticism of the recent FBI invasion of President Donald Trump’s home. In the upside-down Biden world, all that is evil is hailed as good, and what is good is derided as evil. Since Kamala has so consistently taken the wrong position in battles concerning public safety, her current histrionics serve as a predictive indicator that the FBI acted improperly — the opposite of her doublespeak.

In an ironic if comical (Harris’s trademark) hearing America’s vice president intone against justifiable public calls for scrutiny of the political motivations of the FBI:

“I will say, as a former prosecutor, but as a citizen of our nation, any attacks on law enforcement are completely unacceptable,” Harris told reporters aboard Air Force Two on Friday. “And any so-called leader who engages in rhetoric that in any way suggests that law enforcement should be exposed to that kind of danger is irresponsible and can result in dangerous activities.”

This hypocrisy reflects a Harris pattern: turn law and order, and the rule of law itself, into a joke.  The bumbling vice president alleged a conflict of interest against William Barr, her proof being “I think the American public has seen quite well that you are biased in this situation and you’ve not been objective, and that would arguably be the conflict of interest.” Perhaps Americans have noticed her own biased lack of objectivity.

Kamala habitually bombs the wrong targets, and as a so-called leader engages in rhetoric that reliably gets the facts and law inverted every time. Here is a partial list of her plunging her inept partisan zeppelin into the wrong targets in the public fray.

Kamala roundly criticized the nation’s police after the Blake shooting, reversing the Rule of Law and agitating for more violence by praising BLM thugs as “peaceful” and their victim Kyle Rittenhouse as violent:

Harris sought to make a distinction between “peaceful protesters” and “those looting and committing acts of violence” and “a shooter who was arrested for murder.” … “Make no mistake, we will not let these vigilantes and extremists derail the path to justice,” Harris said.

The kamikaze VP plunged heedlessly into racial agitation after the Breonna Taylor death verdict, endangering police by supporting BLM riots:

Harris said: “Nothing that we have achieved that has been about progress, in particular around civil rights, has come without a fight, and so I always am going to interpret these protests as an essential component of evolution in our country –  as an essential component or mark of a real democracy. ….She continued: “I actually believe that Black Lives Matter has been the most significant agent for change within the criminal justice system.

After the Dobbs decision (which practically plagiarized Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s own assessment of Roe and Casey), Kamala freaked out, backwards: she called for “a new task force to address online harassment and threats” against pro-abortion women, while pro-life women faced threats such as “I hope you get raped so you can practice what you preach” and “If I ever see you pregnant, I’m going to shove you down a flight of stairs.”

A lawyer who rebels against the courts whose constitutional authority she swore an oath to uphold, Kamala bristled when the Supreme Court affirmed basic Second Amendment rights, tweeting “Today’s Supreme Court ruling on guns is deeply troubling as it defies commonsense and the Constitution. Lives are at stake.” Apparently criticizing the Supreme Court’s rulings is fair game: just not a politically weaponized FBI.

Kamala refused to condemn the assassination attempt against Bret Kavanaugh, despite having agitated against the Court and even hysterically claiming that same-sex marriage and contraception would be next, inflaming anti-Court sentiments:

she ignored the assassination attempt against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

… [Jesse] Watters noted that Harris’ silence comes after she rushed to throw her support behind now-disgraced actor Jussie Smollett when he claimed to be a victim of a hate crime that he in fact perpetrated against himself. ….”It didn’t take Kamala any time at all to come out and condemn the attack on Jussie Smollett, who is not a Supreme Court justice,” he said. “Oh, and also, that wasn’t a real attack.”

Which brings Americans full circle to yesterday’s call against any political questioning of the Trump-raiding FBI:

“It’s just highly irresponsible of anyone who calls themselves [sic] a leader and certainly anyone who represents the United States of America to engage in rhetoric for the sake of some political objective that can result in harm to law enforcement officers and agents,” Harris said.

If only she weren’t such a commie-kaze, given a new plane every time she plunges futilely into the sea of constitutional and factual reality.

Given her record on law and order, Kamala’s condemnation of critics should be prima facie grounds to investigate the FBI thoroughly, using an objective leader.

John Klar is an attorney and farmer residing in Brookfield. This commentary originally appeared at American Thinker.

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18 thoughts on “John Klar: Kamikaze Kamala defends FBI raid

  1. Pointing out hypocrisy in politicians is like shooting fish in a barrel.
    What is important about the issue of Trump improperly taking government documents to his private home is what it says about a leader and the rule of law.

    The founders of our nation fought against a King who felt he had the right to do whatever he pleased.
    When wrting the Constitution, our founders put in an elaborate system of checks and balances to limit the power of any one individual. It is why we pledge alligiance to a Republic and not the leader of the Republic.

    All recent Presidents have tended to test the limits of the authority of their office and have to be kept in check by the other branches of government and a vigorous and challenging press. Donald Trump is no exception and this appears to be one more example of overreach that needs to be addressed.

    • Do you ever read anything? The president has the authority to declassify any and all documents which ha did prior to leaving office. The DOJ is still withholding docs on Crossfire Hurricane, thye Russian collision investigation that found the FBI in numerous lies and falsifications of documents. Trump ordered them to be released by the DOJ and they have not done so to protect the wrongdoings of the FBI. This is more smoke and mirrors before the midterm election and a fishing expedition to see if they could get something on the J6 fiasco because they have proven nothing. All designed to keep Trump from running in 2024. “None are so blind as those who refuse to see”. The docs taken were already reviewed by the FBI and have been previously declassified.

      • PS, the pledge of allegiance has nothing to do with the constitution, which was written in 1892, 100 years after the ratification of the constitution. Your checks and balances of the 3 government branches of government pertain to the equal power of each. The constitution gives the president all the power in declassifying government documents.
        You can’t quote the constitution without the complete facts.

      • Actually Dano this was not the case. There is a process that has to be gone through before documents can be declassified and a President can not declassify material simply by sayin g so.

        It is significant that the Trump DOJ actually won a case against the New York Times who argued because Trumph had pulically talked about details of a covert operation in Syria it was declassified and the documents he mentioned should be avaliable.
        The Trump DOJ successfully argued that mere presidential proclomations are insufficient to formally declassify documents.

        The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in its decision against the Times wrote,
        “Because declassification, even by the President, must follow established procedures, that argument ( for the Times to access the material) fails”

        The long and short of it is that Donald Trump illegally took government documents from the Whilte House to his private residence after his term ended. If there was a set up, Trump himself set things up by refusing to return all the material he took.

        • Sorry but you are the one who’s wrong as previous presidents have exercised the same power derived from the constitution.

          The president’s defense is rooted in the legal principal that the president and vice president are the ultimate declassifying authority of the U.S. government and through executive orders most recently issued in 2003 by George W. Bush and Barack Obama in 2009 that specifically exempt the president and vice president from having to follow the stringent declassification procedures every other federal agency and official must follow.

          The very fact that these documents were present at Mar-a-Lago means they couldn’t have been classified,” the former president’s office stated. “As we can all relate to, everyone ends up having to bring home their work from time to time. American presidents are no different. President Trump, in order to prepare for work the next day, often took documents including classified documents from the Oval Office to the residence.

          Obama still has over 30 million classified documents at his library and Hillary Clinton had thousands stored on an illegal serviver in her private bathroom in NY. She also went on to destroy 30,000 emails after being told to surrender them. Your assumption is that only this president is not above the law.

          • Dano,

            I am in favor of applying the law equally to all parties. All documents used by Obama after he left office have first been given approval and released by the National Archive.

            While President Trump, when president, indeed had the right to take documents to his residence. After his term of office was over, this priviledge ended and the documents, whether or not classified, are by law government property and he had no right to take them without first getting permission.

            Hilary’s emails were in fact a big deal, were investigated and this issue helped lead to her election loss. She suffered the consequences. Trump who broke the law as well will have to be accountable for his own mistakes and hopefully will man up and take some responsibilty for his errors.

    • John, you are so wrong I wonder where you get your news. Obama took his documents to be digitalized against the wishes of the National Archive agency. They have not been converted and they have not been returned to the government, that’s 30 million pages. It’s still in the news. So why wasn’t Hillary’s house raided and the illegal server grabbed by the FBI? Why wasn’t Obama given a subpoena or his library and personal residence raided? Why weren’t the cellphones that Hillary used the bleach bit document removal tools grabbed by the FBI prior to her destroying evidence? The home of a president has never been raided by the FBI and with their track record of bias and illegal wiretapping his home in NY does that not bother you? You do not like Trump and that’s how you justify your support for the law, while the laws are ignored all around him. BS

      • Dano,
        An August 12 article in the conservative Washington Examiner about the Obama papers quotes the National Archives and Records Administration as saying, “NARA moved approximately 30 million pages of unclassified records to a NARA facility in the Chicago area where they are maintained exclusively by the NARA. Additionally , NARA maintains the classified Obama Presidential records in a NARA facility in the Washington D.C. area. As required by the Presidential Records Act, former President Obama has no control over where and how NARA stores the Presidential records of his Administration.”

        • I hate to inform you of this, but Obama and all his people are running or ruining the country now. After all you’ve seen through the so-called pandemic, the last election and the current destruction of the economy, you think everything is on the up and up. It is people like you that cling to the idea that you are being told the truth. Trying to make you see is useless. We have a dual system of laws, one for dems and one for everyone else. Remember fast and furious? Eric Holder withheld documents from the public and was censored by congress. No one raided his house and he was charged for misrepresenting the fiasco to congress. Nothing happened to him. Take your blinders off.

          • Dano,

            Actually I may be more of a skeptic than you and try not to have ideological or partisan blinders. I have found the desire for and misuse of power is an equal opportunity employer and includes not only Democrats but Republicans and Independents of all stripes.

            It is one of the reasons I like to keep things more local when possible. This is where things can better be kept accountable. I also appreciate a strong press, including TNR and the questioning public, like yourself, to help keep things honest.

            Myown focus in comments has been mostly on state issues like the pension crisis, impractical stand alone Vermont climate legislation, and the need to elect at least net gain of 5 more Republican members to the Vermont House to guarantee sustaining Governor Scott’s many vetoes. However egregious behavior that threatens our Republic, such as individuals who feel they are above the law or who would use violence to achieve their goals, also prompts me to write at times.

            Finally, what I write is only my opinions. Nothing more. Nothing less. We are fortunate that in this country sharing our views on matters of concern for our state and nation is still allowed ( though there are some, particularly on the left these days, that would like to silence those they do not feel are correct).

          • Okay John, this from the Federalist breaks it all down. The whole episode started with the false and unverified accusation from an activist never Trumper and head of NARA. This is exactly what I was trying to get you to understand. The agency head planted the lie that Trump left the White House and may have taken Nuclear classified docs. with him. The rest of the story is here for you to see the continued attempt to find something on Trump to stop him in 2024. They have no case, and these facts prove it.

            https://thefederalist.com/2022/08/15/from-bureaucrat-hack-to-grand-jury-witch-hunt-the-dojs-trump-raid-smells-like-spygate/

          • Dano,
            Thanks for the Federalist link. This was a well articulated defense of the mistakes Donald Trump made.

            Unfortuantely, it does not excuse him illegally from taking government documents to his private residence which was the basis for the search after a long effort to get him to return all that was taken. If there was indeed, as has been reported, a written statement from his lawyer claiming all had been returned and then more was found this will be particularly damaging.

            While the DOJ wants to keep the avidavids sealed as to the evidence which provided the baisis of the search to protect its sources, its ongoing investigation and not to cause harm to possible defendants, I think at this point it would be best to release this information redacting when needed. Trump says he is willling to have this done and I think at this point it is more important to have as much clarity as possible rather than looking for a conviction.

            In any case, I am sure more information will be coming out and will of course as always work to keep an open mind and not jump to conclusions without hard evidence.

  2. Where in the Constitution is Congress given the authority or power to create let alone arm these now rogue agencies? The FBI, BATFE, Bureau of Land Management, Dept. of Education, Homeland Security, etc. It is time to have a Convention of States to restore and bolster the Constitution.

  3. There is a civilized way to go about obtaining whatever they wanted; those in charge or following orders; chose not to use it. Showing any form of respect to this President was lacking right from the start.
    If I can put it in here I will if not well, google it….”.Pelosi behind the Presidents back, ripping up his speech”. How arrogant, disgraceful…….and no one did anything about it
    and that was the start of his administration…….
    Ok so those in power, you want respect, you want your rules and expectations followed…….
    THEN BE AN EXAMPLE of the same……because right now all I got to say is
    NOT MY PRESIDENT ……NOT MY VP……NOT MY SPEAKER
    Term limits without pay for life after are LONG OVERDUE………

  4. All this shows is the Liberal Left are scared Sh-less of DJT, and they will try whatever means
    to stop him before 2024, but all this did was put a fire under the American people, if these
    Gestapo tactics can happen to an X-President, you don’t stand a chance when they come
    knocking, for whatever reason they drum up, and they will……………!!

    Also wouldn’t one think that if the IRS was hiring it would be accountants, you know someone
    that understands the tax codes, and numbers, so why do you think 87,000 new employees
    for the IRS would need a firearm and are willing to use deadly force ???

    These are the same people that want to take your firearms, Wake up people !!

  5. Through Trump’s executive order, items he took home while president were by that act declassified.

    In any case, the law is that a president can declassify anything merely by saying so. This is an outstanding presidential privilege.

    In an law-abiding country, the items in question should have been subpoenaed first, as happened when items were taken from the Trump residence on June 4, with Trump cooperating fully.

    Maybe the FBI was really looking for the Hunter laptop they claim they lost?

    We’re becoming a banana republic. Those on the fence need to wake up and see what’s happening in America: it’s corrupted as far as the eye can see. Virtually all of our institutions have been corrupted, including the CDC and FDA and certainly including the FBI and DOJ.

    Jim1

  6. I’d like to see less Political demagoguery on all sides. If Trump took classified documents as alledged via cross checking gaps by our national archives staff, he must be held accountable, as was Nixon or anyone else doing so.

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