“I certainly agree that we are facing a more dangerous period than we did in Oklahoma City at that time,” said Biden Attorney General pick Merrick Garland in his Senate confirmation hearing. The reference was to the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building that killed 168 people.
Garland supervised the prosecution of the bomber, Timothy McVeigh. On the other hand, according to remarks Garland made before confirmation as U.S. Attorney General, that deadly bombing would not even qualify as an act of terrorism.
According to Garland, nationwide BLM-Antifa violence does not qualify as terrorism because it took place at night. So if Timothy McVeigh had detonated his bomb at midnight, he too would have escaped the domestic terrorist tag. So much for the great legal mind all attorneys general are supposed to display.
For Garland, job one will be prosecution of those involved in the “heinous attack” of January 6, in which no bombs were detonated and the only people with guns were the police. One cop gunned down Air Force veteran and Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt, but Garland appears unconcerned about that police shooting.
The January 6 mob, Garland says, “sought to disrupt a cornerstone of our democracy.” No word about James Comey, Peter Strzok, Rod Rosenstein, Andrew McCabe, Bruce Ohr, and others who attempted to take down duly elected president Donald Trump. Not a single major player faced any criminal charges. FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith forged a document but got no jail time from judge James Boasberg, who doubles as presiding judge of the FISA court.
FBI director Christopher Wray denied any “spying” on Trump had taken place. Wray kept rather quiet during the Antifa-BLM violence, and the live-streamed execution of police officer David Dorn elicited no official statement from the FBI boss. Wray sees no evidence of any Antifa or anarchist involvement on January 6. As for Biden and Garland, it was domestic terrorism, and the FBI response is instructive.
Florida man Christopher Worrell never entered the Capitol Building on January 6 and was cooperating with the FBI. Even so, on March 12, the FBI mounted a massive attack on his house. According to neighbor Lynn Elias, it was “like military” with six or seven “big black vehicles,” and helmeted troops “busted down the front door.” That recalls the massive pre-dawn FBI raid on Trump associate Roger Stone.
Behind the scenes, the FBI was deploying forged documents against Carter Page and entrapping Gen. Michael Flynn. FBI counterintelligence boss Peter Strzok raged against Trump supporters and told Lisa Page “we’ll stop it,” that is, the election of Donald Trump. When that failed, the FBI deployed the Crossfire Hurricane operation against President Trump.
Such criminality will not come to light under AG Merrick Garland and FBI boss Christopher Wray. Their campaigns against “domestic terrorists” and “white supremacists” recall Stalin’s actions against those less than worshipful of his collectivization campaigns.
Malcolm Muggeridge, Moscow correspondent of the Guardian, broke the story of Stalin’s terror famine in Ukraine, which Walter Duranty of the New York Times denied. Muggeridge later authored the novel Winter in Moscow, which historian A.J.P. Taylor called the best book on Soviet Russia. “For fear that the class war should die down,” Muggeridge wrote, “an organization was created whose business was to keep it alive by, on the one hand, by making class enemies, and on the other, destroying them. This machinery of destruction is a non-stop puppet revolution.”
Garland and Wray are making January 6 their non-stop puppet revolution. Troops occupy Washington DC and out in the hinterlands a militarized FBI, in effect the American KGB, smashes down doors. Joe Biden and Merrick Garland have no problem with it.
“I am not the president’s lawyer,” proclaimed Garland, who claimed he would “resign” in the face of any undue pressure from the White House. For Garland, “my job is to protect the Department of Justice,” presumably against any public exposure of political bias, illegal surveillance, or outright criminal activity.
Merrick Garland was a Supreme Court pick of the composite character David Garrow described in Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama. Under his transformation, the outgoing president picks his successor and deploys the FBI and DOJ to help her and attack her opponent. The composite character also ignored Islamic terrorism and deployed the FBI against ordinary Americans who advocate limited government and constitutional rights.
In 2009 the FBI, then under Robert Mueller, knew that Nidal Hasan was communicating with terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki about killing Americans. The FBI mounted no armed raid to arrest the self-proclaimed “soldier of Allah.” As Lessons from Fort Hood explains, the Washington office of the FBI dropped the surveillance and Hasan murdered 13 unarmed American soldiers. For the composite character president, it was not Islamic terrorism or domestic terrorism, only “workplace violence.”
Under Joe Biden, by contrast, the FBI mounts massive raids against people not charged with any violent crime. The president’s lawyer Merrick Garland gives full support. This partisan sophist vows to protect the DOJ, not the constitutional rights of the people. If anybody thought Joe Biden, Merrick Garland and Christopher Wray are out to criminalize dissent it would be hard to blame them. As Garland says, we are facing a more dangerous period now.