Mueller’s FBI Will Never Recover Its Good Name

Robert Mueller just fired a senior FBI agent for openly twittering against POTUS Trump. But if Mr. Mueller imagines that firing one guy will restore his shredded credibility to the public, fuggedaboudit. The unprecedented witch-hunt against a newly elected Donald Trump will remain green in the public memory for years to come. The FBI and DOJ will therefore have to live with a huge loss of public credibility. The IRS will never recover among Trump voters.

Elected governments only work as long as they enjoy basic public confidence, and when that is gone — as it is in Italy and Greece — it can take many years to restore. Even if most of our FBI people are honest patriots, a few rotten apples will ruin it for the rest.

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  • Hard Little Machine

    They they’ll just change their name. To the Gestapo.

    • andycanuck

      Stasi.

    • andycanuck

      Stasi.

  • Tooth&Claw

    Hmm. I seem to recall them being called the ‘Fibbies’ for a very long time.

    • Brett McS

      Federal Investigations Bureau.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    They will recover their good name provided there is an investigation, a purge and new rules aimed at preventing a recurrence. something along these lines occurred after J. Edgar Hoover was gone.

  • robins111

    They never had a reputation since Waco and Ruby Ridge

    • Uncommunist

      Difficult to say which outfit is more dangerous to US conservatives or children. Hindsight is easy … both situations could have been handled much differently.

  • Raymond Hietapakka