Did Trump Call FBI Agents "Scum"?
Updated: Dec 18, 2019
By: Donald V. Watkins
Copyrighted and Published on December 17, 2019
Did President Donald J. Trump call the FBI agents who launched the 2016 Russia Investigation "scum"? Yes, at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania last week.
Is Trump head of the Executive Branch of government, which includes the Department of Justice and FBI? Yes.
Three years into his Presidency, is Trump right to call FBI agents "scum"? Trump must be right in labeling these FBI agents as "scum" because no Republican Congress member or cabinet member has scolded Trump for denigrating them. According to Trump, "Look how they've hurt people. They've destroyed the lives of people that were great people, that are great people. Their lives have been destroyed by scum. Okay, by scum."
Should President Trump insist that Attorney General William Barr indict and prosecute the FBI agents who violated 17 key protocols in securing the FISA warrant that launched the Russia investigation? Yes.
If President Trump does not respect these FBI agents, why should ordinary Americans? We should never confer respect upon FBI agents, federal prosecutors, and judges who participate in modern-day COINTELPRO activities that target unpopular public figures for harassment and persecution.