And then I Watched the Statement of Al Franken from the Senate Floor. And then I watched and listened to the Pundits discuss both. AND HERE IS WHAT I TOOK AWAY FROM ALL OF IT . . .
I don’t know if the Current Director of the FBI was at the Congressional Hearing to do Himself a Favor, or to do the FBI a Favor, or to Clear the Air, since in my Opinion He Did None Of The Preceding.
FBI Director Christopher Wray DIDN’T ANSWER QUESTIONS. What the FBI Director did, was to Perform like a Trained Politician, saying what he thought the Members of Congress might want to hear, without really saying anything at all.
IN FACT . . . What the Director did, was nothing short of OBFUSCATING & DEFLECTING Serious Questions about the INTEGRITY OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS, which to my understanding, was why Wray was in Front of the House Members In The First Place . . . To Answer Questions, Rather than to do a Fancy Two Step.
WHAT ALSO SHOCKS ME . . . Is that the House Committee, which overseas the Department of Justice, which oversees the FBI, is in fact, THE BOSS OF THE FBI, which has the Power to FORCE the FBI to Comply with their Questions, which for Whatever Reason they seem Too Timid To Use.
SO WHERE IN THE ANNALS OF COMMONSENSE . . . is it written – that the Employee Does Not Answer To The Boss?
What Bothered Me Substantially about Wray’s NON-TESTIMONY, is the way Christopher Wray referred all Questions to the Category Of – “I CAN’T ANSWER THAT . . . Because It’s Before The IG “ (Federal Inspector General). It reminded me of Richard Nixon and his Accomplices who used the Excuse for Not Answering Important & Legitimate Questions as “I Can’t Answer That Question Because Of National Security”.
THE OTHER NONSENSE . . . was when asked for his Legal Opinion on Evident Points Of Law, WRAY’S TWO RESPONSES WERE:
1 – I’ve been out of the Practice of Law for so long . . . that I Can’t Really Remember The Statute which covers this or that . . . WHICH WAS LAUGHABLE, since Most “Ordinary” People like you and me who are Interested in Political Goings-On, know the Statutes which the Director of the FBI, who is a Former Defense Attorney, Former Prosecutor & In-House Government Council Can’t Seem To Remember.
2 – The other NONSENSICAL Answer offered by Christopher Wray . . . was that so many of the Statutes can be Interpreted in Different ways, which could mean the same thing . . . such as the Difference between GROSS NEGLIGENCE & EXTREME CARELESSNESS.
IT SEEMS TO ME . . . That this relatively New Director of the FBI is amongst the only People who can’t or won’t see the EVIDENT Difference between what was GROSS NEGLIGENCE, which is an Indictable Offense & EXTREME CARELESSNESS which is not.
THE OTHER THING THAT IS BOTHERSOME . . . Is how all these Liberal Lawyers say in Unison that Hillary Clinton HAD NO INTENT OF BREAKING THE LAW, when in Actual Law . . . INTENT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CULPABILITY.
It’s like saying that the guy who robbed the convenience store with a loaded gun, couldn’t possibly be found guilty of Murder or Manslaughter, because he had NO INTENT of shooting and killing the person behind the counter, because the gun simply went-off.
Director Wray Did Nothing To Inspire Confidence & Trust In The FBI, since the Tens of Thousands of People who Work for the FBI, AREN’T IN QUESTION about their Integrity, which can’t be said for the Leadership Of the FBI & Justice Department, WHICH ARE NEITHER TRUSTED NOR REVERED.
And when President Trump Said that the REPUTATION OF THE FBI IS IN TATTERS – That’s what he meant, and Director of the FBI, Christopher Wray SAID NOTHING TO ASSUAGE THIS REALITY.
So Let Me Say This Without Any Hesitation . . . Al Franken Is & Was A Pig – PERIOD! And no matter what Franken says about President Trump and Judge Roy Moore in order to show equivalence or a double standard, none of it does anything to Alleviate the Despicable Things Franken has said and done Before & After becoming a US Senator. GOOD RIDDANCE.
AS FOR ROY MOORE . . . I ask this again – Why did it take almost 40-Years – THAT’S FORTY-YEARS, which is Half a Lifetime for most People, for the Accusers to all of a sudden RECOLLECT that Judge Roy Moore Acted in an INAPPROPRIATE FASHION.
BESIDE THE FACT . . . that Judge Roy Moore has NOT BEEN ACCUSED OF RAPE, Sexual Deviancy or Sexual Assault of Any Kind, SEEMS NOT TO MATTER. It also seems, that the stories of these ACCUSERS from almost 40-Years Ago are full of Holes, Innuendoes & Unsubstantiatable Memories, Times, Places & Events.
In A World Of Over Sensitivity – As A Man . . . and as a former Employer of a Ton of Women, many of whom were relatively Young & Attractive . . . in Today’s World, any Woman in a Man’s Employ, especially in Canada, can have her Boss or any Man in the Company Charged with Sexual Misconduct, Simply for Saying something like, I like your Dress, or you Look Prettier than Usual Today . . . ETC – ETC – ETC.
When it comes time to Hire Someone to do a job for me, perhaps I would think LONG & HARD before Hiring a Woman.
As an Employer For Just About My Entire Working Life . . . I was never accused of anything Untoward when it came to the Opposite Sex, but then again, I am not a Tactile Kind of Guy, and I ALWAYS KEPT MY DISTANCE, and I was NEVER in a Closed Office with a Female Employee . . . BUT IN THE BACK OF MY MIND – There was always the thought that I didn’t have To Do Anything for someone to claim that I did.
And in one circumstance . . . I had a Young Attractive Woman working for us, who was Divorced, had two children, and spent time telling Anne and Myself how all of her Previous Bosses “PUT THE MOVE ON HER” because she was Young, Pretty, Divorced with Children & VULNERABLE. And that she had a Pretty Low Opinion of Men.
I LET HER GO . . . She did the Job, but I didn’t need to have to Worry about when she would say the same about me . . . as she said about her Former Employers.
“Be Very Careful For What You Ask . . . ‘Cause You Just Might Get It”.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov