Evidence presented by the prosecution was highly suspect, or downright misleading. For example: the jury was shown undercover video of the conspirators casing the Whitmer lake home. There was even video of their truck in the home’s driveway. Except all of the occupants of the truck were either agents or informants. None of the defendants were involved in casing the Whitmer home, because they had gotten lost that night.
We know, from the Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping conspiracy, the FBI used undercover agents and informants to “solve” that case before any danger befell the governor. In fact, it now appears the FBI undercover agents and informants may have been actively involved in promoting the conspiracy. The case agent in that case was fired after being charged with spousal abuse and two other agents had to be removed from the case to avoid having to testify.
The deep state is behaving like any other criminal enterprise. Success leads to hubris and their adventures get bolder and bolder. The deep state has already affected an election outcome. How swollen do you suppose their ego has become? But eventually hubris meets nemesis. They go too far. They take too many chances, and are exposed. Was January 6 the operation that went too far? Was stealing an election not enough? Did they have to discredit all conservatives as well?
Senior leadership positions need to be staffed with career investigatory or police leadership experience. The headquarters of large metro police departments should be prime recruiting grounds. Senior leadership positions should not be staffed with prosecutors, elected District Attorneys, or other political appointees. As we have seen, installing political operators at the FBI, leads to political behavior by the agents, which inevitably will morph into corruption.
Certainly, following lawful orders is important, but notice that there is nothing mentioned about obedience to leadership. That’s because following orders is between the officers and their leaders. Upholding their oath is between them and us, the American people. We expect them to make judgements about right and wrong, and the oath is their assurance that they will do so conscientiously.
Comey didn’t just fail to stop the hoax; he was an active participant. In his first meeting with President Trump, “The Cardinal” assured the President that he doesn’t do “weaselly” things. He then did the most weaselly thing possible, he bypassed the White House Counsel’s office and sent two agents to set a perjury trap for the newly appointed National Security Advisor – General Michael Flynn.