The Durham Report: The Failure of Government as Referee
Special Counsel John Durham’s “Report on Matters Related to Intelligence Activities and Investigations Arising Out of the 2016 Presidential Campaigns” provided evidence that the FBI failed to police itself and sided with the Hilary Clinton Campaign in 2016. The role of government is as a referee to treat everyone impartially according to the laws. The report indicates that the FBI and other US intelligence and law enforcement services investigated and prosecuted one side and ignored the violations on the other side.
The Durham report gives more support to recent claims of a two-tiered system of justice operating in the Federal government. From the January 6 political prisoners being held without due process to the dismissal of the Hunter Biden laptop, Federal agencies have been behaving like a referee at a Super Bowl game that overpenalizes one side and refuses to penalize the other, attempting to throw the game. The National Football League could not survive if referees behaved that way, and neither can the U.S. government. In an integral society, a primary role of government is to act as a referee and not a player.
Shortly after the release of the Durham report, the FBI issued a statement saying it had already implemented corrective actions, arguing that it could police itself. However, history shows that no organization, particularly one in control of police power or money, is able to police itself. Checks and balances on power were designed for this purpose. Banks have been unable to regulate themselves, and laws like the Glass-Stegall Act have been required to restrain the scope of their activity. Citizens should not accept the FBI’s word that they have reformed themselves.
US intelligence, justice, and security agencies have too long engaged in false flag operations, black ops, and acquired and spent “dark money.” Then these unethical activities are classified in the name of national security. Such power is a recipe for, if not the example of corruption of power. Such agencies need to be more transparent, limited in the scope of their activity, and suffer harsher consequences when they fail in their mission or abuse their power. This will not happen if they are allowed to police themselves.
The idea of a special counsel is a step forward but not adequate. The Mueller investigation covered up or ignored the FBI failures and misdeeds that were uncovered by Durham. But Durham was still under the administrative branch of the government, a House oversight committee, civilian lawsuits, and military intervention are external checks that should be used when agencies fail to police themselves.
Government institutions should exist to serve sovereign citizens equally. They should not put themselves, their budgets, their jobs, their leaders, a political party, or an ideological agenda above that mission. This is essential for a functional, harmonious, and integral society. When evidence of government agency wrongdoing as serious as the Durham report discloses arises, relying on the FBI to correct itself is insufficient. The FBI should be an agency that is given a limited mission by the people of the United States and then operate within the confines of that mission with metrics to analyze its performance.
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