I kinda like Bharara’s campaign of digging out New York state and local corruption. As an assistant US attorney he was going after the governor, the state assembly and even the NYC mayor. Easy pickings for anyone who is looking for generations of open corruption. Nobody looked before because it was the good ol’ boys system of “If you don’t tell on us, we won’t tell on you.” corruption. (Of course, one wonders where he disappeared to when someone mentioned the feds should look into the Clinton Foundation’s illegal donations. )
However, in that mix came Dinesh D’Sousa. He is a conservative writer and producer of some very popular anti-Obama books and movies. He never accused Obama of anything beyond what Obama turned out to be- an America hating, anti-colonist progressive. Of course, that went against the political persona that Obama attempted to develop.
D’Sousa committed the crime of giving a small amount of money to an old college friend running for office. (Compared to the billions given to Clinton’s network, the amount he gave wouldn’t even register as a rounding error!) Because of that, he was arrested and prosecuted and jailed. The sentence, by all accounts, was harsh beyond reason for the crime committed. The message was clear; “Fuck with us, we fuck you with you.” The person sending that message was Bharara.
When Bharara was fired as part of the cycle of removing and replacing political AG in the DOJ, everybody was shocked. He had refused to resign (he is a big supporter of Obama) and was then fired by Trump. Two things here; First replacing political appointees is normal. Second, when you are asked to resign, be a man and resign. Enough grandstanding. It shows your true nature and your inability to realize your real place in the system. You are not that important.
And Bharara’s actions reinforce D’Souza’s contemptuous tweet.
D’Souza makes an observation most people who are not familiar with the Indian culture may have missed. Bharara is that special personality that is drawn to government power. He’s that glorified DMV clerk who makes you go to the back of the line, because he can.
One of the most dangerous personalities in government is the person who believes they can abuse the system just because they can. That personality always ends up destroying someone who doesn’t deserve it. We’ve seen under Obama this kind of prosecutorial abuse at the EPA and other major agencies. Here is another example.
Here we go again. Another federal judge has scalded the unprofessional conduct of Justice Department lawyers inside the Civil Rights Division. The first time it was perjury. After that, it was unethical conduct in a trial against New Orleans police officers. Now it’s unprofessional behavior and bigotry toward the South in a federal court trial challenging Texas legislative districts.
United States Fifth Circuit Court Judge Jerry Smith has scalded a DOJ lawyer for misbehavior in the courtroom. While it wasn’t perjury this time, it was behavior Justice Department lawyers aren’t supposed to do. It’s behavior Attorney General Jeff Sessions will notice and should address. From the case:
And then there is the United States, appearing through attorneys from the Department of Justice. I have no criticism of their knowledge of the law, and their zeal is, to say the least, more than adequate. But they entered these proceedings with arrogance and condescension. One of the Department’s lawyers even exhibited her contempt for Texas and its representatives and her disdain for these proceedings by regularly rolling her eyes at State witnesses’ answers that she did not like, and she amused herself by chewing gum while court was in session.
It was obvious, from the start, that the DoJ attorneys viewed state officials and the legislative majority and their staffs as a bunch of backwoods hayseed bigots who bemoan the abolition of the poll tax and pine for the days of literacy tests and lynchings. And the DoJ lawyers saw themselves as an expeditionary landing party arriving here, just in time, to rescue the state from oppression, obviously presuming that plaintiffs’ counsel were not up to the task. The Department of Justice moreover views Texas redistricting litigation as the potential grand prize and lusts for the day when it can reimpose preclearance via Section 3(c).
This attitude is in keeping with what Hans von Spakovsky and I have reported here on the pages of PJ Media. An ideological hiring campaign took place during the Obama years where Every Single One of the lawyers hired into the Civil Rights Division were committed leftists. When the DOJ inspector general recommended that hiring criteria be changed to eliminate this perceived bias, then-Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez rejected the recommendation.
‘m told that these reports are popular reading inside the Civil Rights Division. Thanks to everyone there for helping make Injustice a New York Times bestseller. Again, Judge Smith:
The Department of Justice has overplayed its hand and, in the process, has lost credibility. The wound is self-inflicted. The grand theory on which its intervention was mainly based—that invidious racial motives infect and predominate in the drawing of the 2011 district lines—has crashed and burned.
For those of you following along, this is a federal judge indicting the perspective, tactics and gum chewing of Justice Department lawyers. They are bigots toward the South. Sure of their righteousness. Zealous in their struggle against people with whom they disagree. We’ve been reporting about this bias now for eight years. Thankfully federal courts now see the same biases and corruption that have been reported here for years. As we saw in November, the American public also understands this bunch and their utopian, transformative agenda.
Voting Section staff even hung a sign inside the Justice Department offices saying “Mess With Texas,” mocking the famous slogan “Don’t Mess With Texas.”
Then of course…Trump won. So this is going to be fun to watch. Drain the swamp.