If you still wondered whether the “deep state” was a real thing and that our various government agencies and institutions are populated with careerists hell-bent on protecting their own power and influence, this story should convince you.
If there has been one organization dedicated to getting to the very bottom of the various scandals committed during the Obama administration — especially “Spygate,” which involved a coup attempt against a sitting, duly-elected president — it’s Judicial Watch.
Headed by Tom Fitton, the government watchdog group’s long-serving president, JW has produced more evidence and exposed more corruption and wrongdoing over the past three years alone than any branch of the federal government.
But the organization has had to fight tooth and nail for ever bit of progress, every scrap of evidence, and every small detail by the same deep state that protected Barack Obama and his band of criminal sycophants.
Only now it’s being run by President Donald Trump — or, rather, it’s supposed to be. But nothing’s changed.
In a video posted online this week, Fitton noted that Attorney General William Barr’s Justice Department continues to block legitimate document requests and even court orders so it can keep evidence implicating the most criminally investigated presidential contender ever — Hillary Clinton — from being implicated in illegal activities and even charged.
Fitton said that JW was in court last week “trying to get additional discovery” in ongoing cases “per the court’s” instructions, “and who was there fighting us? The Justice Department protecting Hillary Clinton on her emails and Benghazi,” he said, a reference to the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya that left three American operatives and the U.S. ambassador, Chris Stephens, dead.
“So last week the Justice Department is protecting Hillary Clinton. This week the Justice Department is confirmed to have given [fired FBI Director] James Comey a get out of jail free card,” Fitton said. “Do you share my concerns?”
Thankfully, he noted, in this case the court did grant JW the discovery motion it requested, just as the organization’s lawyers have spent months interviewing more than 12 witnesses to glean “new information” regarding Clinton’s criminal mishandling of classified emails.
“We had more questions as a result” of those interviews, so “we wanted more discovery,” Fitton said. “We went into court and we asked for it, and the court granted us virtually everything we asked for.”
So — what’s the problem?
“The Justice Department was attacking Judicial Watch for wanting to ask additional questions about one of the most significant government corruption scandals in recent American history — the Clinton email case,” he said. (Related: Fitton: DoJ has ‘more than enough evidence’ to reopen Clinton email probe.)
That’s important, he continued, because it dovetails with Spygate which was created in order to suppress the seriousness of the email scandal.
In August, The National Sentinel reported that the FBI was “indifferent” to the suspected belief that Clinton’s private, unsecured email server was likely hacked by China and other foreign powers. Also, the news site noted that the State Department, which Clinton ran as Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, intervened to protect her from discovery and prosecution.
Fitton said that JW wants to ask Clinton questions under oath as well as her former personal assistant, Cheryl Mills, and others. And while the federal judge granted seven additional depositions, those did not include Clinton and Mills. Rather, he gave them 30 days to respond to the group’s deposition request.
Meantime, the Justice Department under Barr — and, technically, on behalf of President Trump — continues to stonewall legitimate efforts by a government watchdog organization to find out all the facts surrounding some of the biggest scandals in the history of our country.
The deep state is alive and well and it continues to function, even at the behest of a president it continues to target.