Battling Evil Within the DOJ
By: Donald V. Watkins
Copyrighted and Published on February 19, 2020
Over the last seven decades, federal prosecutors have changed the definition of what constitutes the "fair administration of criminal justice." There was a time when prosecutors started their investigations after a crime had been committed or reported to them like kidnapping, murder, bank robbery, sex trafficking, airplane hijackings, acts of terrorism, hate crimes, racketeering, etc. They looked for the culprits who committed these crimes.
By the 1950s, federal prosecutors embarked upon an expanded approach to what they called "criminal justice." Under this expanded approach, the FBI started targeting people and organizations that Bureau chief J. Edgar Hoover disliked. FBI agents and federal prosecutors would scour the law books and put investigators to work looking for any kind of offense to pin on the targeted citizens and organizations.
The DOJ's expanded approach to the "fair administration of criminal justice" flourished during the reign of terror inflicted upon civil rights activists and other dissidents under the FBI's COINTELPRO program, which operated from 1956 to 1971. The individuals Hoover hated were targeted for personal destruction. Hoover's most famous COINTELPRO target was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whom Hoover tried to pressure into committing suicide.
The law books are filled with hundreds of federal crimes. Any federal prosecutor stands a fair chance of finding at least a technical violation of some act on the part of almost every citizen.
What Makes Rogue Prosecutors Dangerous
Federal prosecutors have more direct control over a person's life, liberty, and reputation than any other person in America. Their discretion is boundless. They can have citizens investigated. They can threaten and intimidate innocent people. They can destroy a person's reputation by simply interviewing his/her friends, family members, neighbors, church members, and co-workers in a way that implies some criminal activity. They can order arrests. They can present one-sided cases to a grand jury. They can cause a citizen to be indicted and held for trial. They can make recommendations as to sentencing in cases where the accused is found guilty in a "rigged" courtroom. And, they can stop a prisoner from being released. This is the evil President Trump seeks to eradicate.
When federal prosecutors act with malice or other improper motives, they are the most dangerous people in America. Some of them are simply thugs with badges, especially the ones who hold the family members of targeted citizens as hostages. This is what happened to Donald Trump when rogue prosecutors pointed their prosecutorial guns at the heads of Trump's oldest three children.
Rogue federal prosecutors scare the hell out of weak-kneed federal judges and national politicians. They have even frightened former U.S. presidents like John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. These prosecutors are not accountable to anyone, especially those individuals who are down-line career prosecutors.
After decades of bombarding ordinary citizens and powerful men/women with the full force of the United States government and obtaining a 99% conviction rate through coerced guilty pleas and "rigged" trials presided over by pro-prosecution judges, top DOJ officials in 2017 thought they could use their traditional Blitzkrieg techniques in a coordinated but miscalculated effort to overthrow President Donald Trump's presidency. Their attempted coup d'etat, which was led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, failed miserably.
This failed coup d'etat was a mistake of epic proportions. Unfortunately for the coup plotters, President Trump does not share Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s philosophy about "turning the other cheek". Trump always defends himself, and he makes sure the "slappers" are never in a position to slap his face again. This is why Trump's diehard supporters adore him.
President Trump is working to stop rogue prosecutors from hurting other innocent Americans, as well. As president, Trump has the power and authority to do so. After all, the President is the nation's self-proclaimed "chief law enforcement officer." Trump's efforts to reign-in rogue prosecutors have created a firestorm of controversy within the ranks of former and current federal prosecutors.
If federal judges would get off of their knees and stop serving as judicial "fluffers" for rogue federal prosecutors, President Trump would not have to fight the battle for transparency, accountability, and fairness within the DOJ. The war for criminal justice reform is raging because rogue DOJ officials boldly attacked President Trump and failed in their efforts to overthrow his presidency.
President Trump's attempt to institute an effective system of internal supervision and accountability for career federal prosecutors is succeeding. Americans from all walks of life should stand with Trump in this crucial battle for the heart and soul of the DOJ.