Delusion runs deep among deeply delusional Democrats like former State Department official Philippe Reines, a former adviser to Hillary Clinton who believes with all his heart that the FBI made no provable attempts to affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential election in her favor.
Speaking Saturday evening on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” the former deputy assistant secretary of state for strategic communications bickered with commentator Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent, over this very topic.
Bongino argued that disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok’s behavior — particularly the pro-Clinton, anti-Trump text messages he exchanged during the height of the last presidential election — proves that the FBI had it out for then-GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and in for then-Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton.
He further maintained that the fact that special counselor Robert Mueller removed Strzok from his investigation into President Donald Trump after he learned of the text messages proves nothing.
“Philippe, what you seem to be avoiding here is the fact that Strzok had already made incredibly critical decisions in relation to your former boss, Mike Flynn’s prosecution for lying … and the initiation of the investigation into Donald Trump,” Bongino said.
Excellent point, particularly in regard to Clinton, given as Strzok reportedly co-wrote Clinton’s prematurely written exoneration letter.
So what was Reines’s rebuttal?
“Peter Strzok obviously did not exemplify the behavior he should have in terms of his text messages, but Dan … you were in the Secret Service, you worked with hundreds of other agents. You know there is no bias to the left among law enforcement. It is to crazy to think there is this cabal within the FBI to elect Hillary Clinton,” he said.
Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro’s reaction says it all: “Oh my gosh, Philippe, you’re not saying that, are you? You’re not serious?” she exclaimed.
He was serious … and perhaps delusional.
But forget Mueller’s phony investigation into Trump — which for the record Pirro believes was launched as an “insurance policy” against president’s election — and recall the botched investigation into Clinton.
The fact that equally disgraced former FBI Director James Comey let her off the hook — and with Strzok’s help, it should be noted — says it all, especially in light of the 1,000+ lies she told before, during and after the investigation.
The very notion that the FBI didn’t try to protect Clinton and steer her toward an election victory is preposterous. Granted, the left-wing media believes (and frequently touts) this lie, but mounds of evidence suggest otherwise, as noted Saturday by Bongino.
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