Thanks for this history. Having lived through the Vietnam War, the protests, J. Edgar Hoover, Watergate and the Pentagon Papers, I came to the conclusion early in this administration that We the People are screwed if we expect the FBI to save us, which we shouldn’t, as their history indicates.
Further, no serious change advocate is looking at the FBI/CIA as heroes of the resistance, considering what Hoover was up to all those years along with the original COINTELPRO and its current manifestation. I think a number of us would like those in charge of applying the law to actually embrace the rule of law, but it doesn’t require heroics, just a conscience.
I don’t believe Trump colluded with Russia, but vice versa. Putin played Trump for the fool he is along with millions of Americans. If Clinton’s State Dept hadn’t put Putin in their crosshairs in the first place (Ukraine), perhaps Putin wouldn’t have put Clinton in his. As far as Putin was concerned, this was a perfect storm: use the court jester to take out the Queen. Putin is a dangerous actor (partly because he’s really smart), but I have to admire how he played his cards. It sure didn’t take much of anything to bring the US to its knees, politically speaking.
I hate to say it, but if the resistance is actually looking at Mueller and McCabe as heroes, then the resistance deserves to lose.