Harmeet Dhillon Appears on ‘The Ingraham Angle’ To Discuss IG Report
When you read this shocking OIG report, why he’s had this job for so long, Strzok, and Wray, who the president was praising in his tweets, why they haven’t done something about this already. There was evidence of bias. We see the shocking instance of the text that he sent back to his lover about how he wasn’t going to let Trump become the president and that was withheld from Congress. So, when you read this report, you can’t help feel like, number one, obviously, it’s a very thorough report, and goes into a lot of shocking bias, but the conclusion is, well, we don’t have a smoking gun, so we can’t do anything about it. That’s the problem all along with an office of inspector general investigation. They don’t have the power to do anything about it, it’s more like an after the fact HR internal investigation as what we can do better next time. And that’s not going to cut it here with the damage that has been done to our country and the damage being done with the Mueller investigation. It requires stronger measures than simply an investigation into what went wrong. We’ve got to do something about it.
Does it change anything? No. From day one, I thought the president shouldn’t talk. You and I both know that federal prosecuters are not just regular prosecutors, they’re the gunners. They’re the go-getters. They’re the ones who want to make their case and make their name and there is no bigger prey than the president of the United States, so he should not go in there because there’s no confidence that the deck won’t be stacked against him. We’ve seen that with Flynn, we’ve seen that how Strozk has behaved in many other instances. But in terms of witnesses, a CEO, a powerful person is the worst witness. Anybody can tell you, they’re the worst witness, they’re used to getting their way. Everybody in the room sucks up to them, and it’s just a totally different scenario when you’re talking even seemingly casually to a prosecutor or an FBI agent. So, it would be a big mistake for any CEO or for any president, but particularly for this president. Now we’ve seen the corruption pervading the FBI. So absolutely not.
They should be very concerned as Americans about the pervasive corruption of the FBI and other agencies in the government and not about this one instance. I’m outraged as a civil libertarian that a judge is appearing to use incarceration as a penalty as a punishment for somebody prior to their trial. We know that it’s actually only supposed to be used in preventive attention and very limited circumstances where it deals with flight risk or other issues. And I don’t think that standard was met today, so that’s what we should be outraged about from a civil liberty point of view.