Fed Up to the Eyeballs

By Mike Huckabee Published on August 23, 2022

I’m just about fed up to the eyeballs with the Democrats spinning that if Republicans criticize the outrageous politicization and weaponization of the DOJ and FBI that we’re “attacking law enforcement.” The fact is that they’re the “Defund the Police” Party and we’re the “Defend the Police” Party, and nothing has changed.

It’s not an attack on the police to call out bad apples. For instance, I defend the police in general, but I’ve always said that if an officer abuses his or her power, they should face the full legal repercussions because that’s not only a crime in itself, it’s a breach of public trust and it undermines respect for all their fellow officers.

Likewise, no Republican I know blames rank-and-file FBI agents who deal with actual criminals for the unprecedented and unconstitutional actions of a group of corrupt swamp dwellers in the top reaches of the agency. Agents who have spoken anonymously are making it clear that they are just as upset as millions of other Americans at the way the entrenched bureaucratic leadership is destroying their agency’s reputation.

The Same Cast of Characters

And if you don’t think it’s just a small handful of rotten apples at the top causing the problems, then why do the same names keep popping up over and over and over? Of all the people who could have appeared on MSNBC to defend the FBI’s integrity and impartiality, could they find nobody more appropriate than Peter “anti-Trump insurance policy” Strzok? And why do we keep hearing that some prominent figure is in charge of the latest controversial action that’s devolving into a scandal when that same person was in charge of the last one and should have been prosecuted, or at the very least, fired?

Entrenched Bureaucratic Leadership

Here’s the latest example of how small this incestuous back-scratching circle is. Right now, the FBI’s reputation is taking a beating in the trial of two men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The men’s attorneys just finished their first week of the defense, and they’re making a pretty convincing case (just as two others did when they were acquitted) that the plot was actually implemented by the FBI, which manipulated and entrapped the men into going along with it.

At this link.

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JustTheNews.com has a lot more details on this plot and the ensuing trials. But here’s a detail that should raise some eyebrows (although it won’t among liberal media members, and not just because of all the Botox):

The head of the FBI Detroit Field Office when this entrapment plot was allegedly cooked up was a man named Steven D’Antuono. I’ll give you three guesses who is now running the Washington, DC, FBI field office that raided former President Trump’s home and is “investigating” January 6th, and two of the guesses don’t count.

If you wonder why so many people no longer trust the FBI, don’t accuse them of undermining the rule of law. Look at the so-called “leadership” that’s undermining their own agency’s reputation.


Mike Huckabee is the former governor of Arkansas and longtime conservative commentator on issues in culture and current events. A New York Times best-selling author, he hosts the weekly talk show Huckabee on TBN.

Originally published at MikeHuckabee.com. Reprinted with permission.

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