Howie Carr, Boston’s Big Bigot, recently penned an article calling for the abolishment of the FBI. For me, that he did that is probably the best reason not to do it and to leave it alone. His attack on the premier law enforce agency in the world should rankle every America. It is done without evidence and contrary to his former support for that bureau.
His argument is straight out of the anti-American Republican Playbook. It calls for abolishing the FBI because it is investigating the extensive involvement between the Trump Administration and Russia. Obviously the Republicans and Carr are sweating profusely about the findings soon to come out by the investigation of the special prosecutor Robert Mueller. They will show the extent of the corruption in the Trump administration and among its fellow travelers. So word has gone out to attack the investigators.
There is supposedly existent in the FBI a secret society that existed that ”was plotting a coup against President-elect Trump” which must have failed. We are to be enlightened more about this in an upcoming faux memorandum produced by Trump crony Congressmen Devin Nunes. Remember him? He stepped down from chairmanship of the Congressional Committee conducting the investigation of the Trump Russia connection. He had a conflict of interest. Somehow he has beeen able to sneak himself back into it thinking we forgot about the conflict. It obviously still remains. How are you going to believe him?
Now it is of interest how Carr can prostitute himself for his fellow traveler Trump. Aside from paying big money to attend Trump galas at Mar-A-Largo and twisting everything to support Trump his attack on the FBI shows a complete about face. I suppose it is expected of Howie who is one of those “what did you do lately for me guys?” He knows no loyalty except to his most recent friends.
It seems though that Carr’s memory is short. In June 2011 at the time of Bulger’s arrest he was interviewed by CBS News in an article entitled: “Howie Carr: Whitey Bulger Went Out ‘With A Whimper’. Here’s a few of his interesting quotes a little over 6 years ago.
Carr in 2011: “[Whitey got some dirt on some old time agents: . . Rico, . . . Connolly, . . . Morris . . . . All the corrupt agents are all either dead or gone one way or the other. These are the young guys [in the FBI], they got to be ecstatic about this.”
Carr Now: “The G-men have degenerated into nothing more than a racketeering enterprise.”
Me: That’s quite a transformation for the young guys in 6 years to go from being relieved that those alleged to be corrupt have gone and then to become corrupt themselves.
Carr in 2011: “The FBI is certainly a winner here. . . . ”
Carr Now: “We’ve eradicated earlier threats to the public order – the American Communist Party and La Cosa Nostra, among others. Is the current police-state incarnation of the FBI any less sinister than either of those two mobs”
Me: How quickly the “winner“ is conveniently labeled the loser. More importantly who is the “we” that eradicated the earlier threats. It certainly wasn’t Carr who spends his time attacking public servants. The FBI did. Get it, the FBI did. It’ll also eliminate the threat of Russian attempting to destroy our democracy. For some reason Carr would prefer Russia succeeded.
Carr in 2011: “It’s a major, monkey of the FBI’s back. They . . . always had to deal with the suspicion even though most of the agents hadn’t even been in the bureau when [Whitey] was running amuck.”
Carr Now: “[The FBI] they (sic) have metastasized into a clear and present danger to the Republic.”
Me. This is based upon zero evidence. Most strange is the assertion the FBI were going to stage their coup “using a fake document largely produced by Vladimir Putin’s operatives” That document, the dossier compiled by Christopher Steele is hardly fake. The person who requested it, Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson explained to Congress how its research led it to believe Trump was compromised by the Russian and Italian Mafia. A transcript of his testimony which the GOP sought to keep secret is well worth reading. The dossier has been corroborated in many essential facts. It has little to do with Putin other than to suggest Putin is holding information that could compromise Trump.
Carr in 2011: “The FBI was given the mandate to go get him. . . . They could have got him a lot quicker if they hopped to it more quickly in 1995 , . . .”
Carr Now: “[The U.S. Marshals are] . . . a lot better at finding fugitives than [FBI].”
Me: The U.S. Marshals didn’t get Whitey, the FBI did.
There are other things than those mentioned. With Bigot Carr he picks a target and makes up things to attack it. Truth is the FBI undermined Hillary Clinton’s campaign with the notice of reopening the investigation into her emails eleven days before the election. The truth is that all the U.S. intelligence agencies asserted that Russia interfered with the 2016 election on behalf of Trump. Obama was ready to go public with it but Mitch McConnell stopped it.
Carr now tries to change the story. Next he’ll be asking to abolish our intelligence agencies. He’ll be telling us the KGB can do a better job. But aside from that, think who would really benefit from his attempt to undermine the FBI aside from Trump. Clearly it would be Russia. You have to wonder if Carr is looking for a job with RT (Russian television) now that his paper is going bankrupt.