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FBI agents love Donald Trump

According to The Guardian:

Deep antipathy to Hillary Clinton exists within the FBI, multiple bureau sources have told the Guardian, spurring a rapid series of leaks damaging to her campaign just days before the election.

Current and former FBI officials, none of whom were willing or cleared to speak on the record, have described a chaotic internal climate that resulted from outrage over director James Comey’s July decision not to recommend an indictment over Clinton’s maintenance of a private email server on which classified information transited.

“The FBI is Trumpland,” said one current agent.

This make sense. Even though the FBI is more prestigious than state and local law enforcement agencies, it’s still law enforcement, and law enforcement is a prole profession, and proles love Donald Trump.

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Camlost writes:

FBI people have spent their whole lives protecting the country.

They don’t like modern Democrats who think they’re running for President of the World, and look out for everyone’s interests but those of the people who’ve been here paying taxes and dying in wars for generations.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 3, 2016 at 6:53 pm

Posted in Politics, Proles

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  1. Comey is supposed to be wracked with guilt and is, apparently, tacitly allowing his agents to enter a state of mutiny by doing nothing while they leak information from their various Clinton investigations.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    November 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    • In addition to being shunned by his agents for not indicting Clinton, Comey is also getting hell from his wife.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      November 3, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    • What have they leaked, though? We need something substantial.

      Daniel

      November 3, 2016 at 7:32 pm

      • Right, nothing special. Spencer Ackerman, who wrote this article, is a self-hating leftist Jew.

        None of this stuff matters. They need a grand jury and cut the immunity bullshit. Read Andrew McCarthy’s NatRev article. McCarthy is the only decent writer in Nat Rev.

        gothamette

        November 3, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    • What have they leaked, though?

      The state of the Clinton foundation investigation which may lead to an indictment is substantial. There is also the inside baseball into how the initial email investigation was spiked which, and hints at how Weiner’s computer is linked to the reopened case.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      November 3, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    • They also leaked that at least 5 foreign intelligence agencies hacked her computer.

      The leaks are collectively taking a heavy toll on her.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      November 3, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    • Comey is a hack. He does whatever he’s told to do. Look at his weak face. Not a shred of character.

      Nothing will come of leaks. Without a grand jury, where are the indictments?

      gothamette

      November 4, 2016 at 10:14 am

    • Too many Evil White Men in the FBI

      Maybe President Hillary can disband it.

      Also, as the Democrats go full race baiting on Trump = KKK/racist evil there’s this winner:

      ‘Make America Great Again’ is racist according to Bill Clinton … but wait!

      Rifleman

      November 4, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    • Nothing will come of leaks. Without a grand jury, where are the indictments?

      You shouldn’t be so cynical; with his wife hectoring him he’s bound to do the right thing. And to think you once argued women are completely amoral.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      November 4, 2016 at 8:23 pm

  2. well they need to keep the leaks up. We are getting to crunch time and I’m nervous about the anti Trump oppo that is dropping tomorrow.

    Otis the Sweaty

    November 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    • I suspect whatever they have planned is a “drive by”. They’ll saturate the airwaves with it to drive down Trump’s numbers. It will probably turn out to be false. But there won’t be enough time to debunk it before the election.

      destructure

      November 3, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    • Unless it’s a video of Trump banging Ivanka while shouting the N-word and high five-ing Putin, I’m not that worried.

      SWPL2

      November 3, 2016 at 9:15 pm

      • I think it’s too late to have a really effective negative hit at this point.

        If Hillary had released a tape as soon as Comey revealed the FBI had reopened the case, then the news cycle could have been counteracted. But the news cycle turned furiously over the weekend.

        By Tuesday, it was clear that Hillary’s campaign was desperate. They’re trying to rehash the Woman’s Card argument, Trump’s taxes (which no one gives a damn about), and Putin (even the NYT said there was likely no connection between Putin and Trump). If they had something, they would be more confident.

        I was waiting to see if a NeverTrumper or NBC would leak something new. Maybe they had something, even if Hillary didn’t? No, nothing.

        I don’t think another tape will come out, and even if it does, it’s simply too late to have much of an impact. All Trump needs to do is provide a positive message and not say anything dumb, and I think he has a great chance at winning.

        Trump is secure in North Carolina, Arizona and Utah, so all of the “burgundy” states will be in line. Trump has been ahead in Ohio for a long time and he’s enjoyed a consistent if narrower lead in Florida, so he has the purple states. Trump needs to win an “indigo” state to prevail. He’s well ahead in Nevada and New Hampshire, according to recent polls, so I think he has the electoral college votes he needs. There are some polls which suggest he’s slightly ahead in Pennsylvania and Virginia, which would be awesome to win, though we may not want to bet he will win in those places.

        Trump is behind in Michigan by 3 points, and in Wisconsin by 6 or so. It would help to have those places, but they’re not strictly necessary.

        Moreover, we need to keep in mind that swing states are not coin tosses. Every time you flip a coin, you have exactly a 50% chance of getting heads, absolutely independent of what you got last time. In contrast, if you do well in one swing state on Election Day, you’ll probably do well in others. Obama won almost all of the swing states last time, for example. So if Trump wins Ohio and Florida, then it’s likely he will win the others.

        It’s funny to think that two weeks ago, I put Trump’s chances at 10%, though I didn’t put that number out so as not to demoralize ourselves. A week ago, I put it at 20%, after his successful Drain the Swamp campaigning. Now I’d put it at 60-70%. It’s not guaranteed, but I’m confident he will win.

        Sid

        November 4, 2016 at 1:27 am

      • I think its too late for anything new.

        The Times tried yesterday with a piece about Trump not being as rich as he said because he told different things to taxing authorities but its so bogged down in accounting details that it will move 0 votes.

        Clinton is hitting her Trump hates women lines. The problem is her voice is shot so the clips she is getting out on the news sounds screechy and off putting. Makes voters think of putting up with 4 years of that.

        Trump’s voice still sounds ok so his clips are good. There is really no reason for him to be attacking the press core in the building- that does not good for the home viewer.

        Lion o' the Turambar

        November 4, 2016 at 10:07 am

  3. Even though the FBI is more prestigious than state and local law enforcement agencies, it’s still law enforcement, and law enforcement is a prole profession, and proles love Donald Trump.

    And maybe they aren’t keen on repeating their negative experiences during the Janet Reno DoJ in the 1990s?

    The Undiscovered Jew

    November 3, 2016 at 7:02 pm

  4. You’d expect law enforcement to oppose liberal Democrats because liberal Democrats have decided to hamstring them from doing their jobs.

    Hermes

    November 3, 2016 at 7:09 pm

  5. ‘and proles love Donald Trump.’

    Stop it already! Patriots love Trump.

    Yakov

    November 3, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    • Patriotism must be prole.

      Dave

      November 3, 2016 at 8:37 pm

      • The sorts of professions that require strength heavily overlap with prole-ism. The sorts of professions that overlap with anti-prole-ism (anti as in inverse not against/opposed) have very very minimal overlap with the requirement of strength.

        Strength is correlated with conservative/right-wing views.

        Hence why proles love Trump.

        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2325414/Men-physically-strong-likely-right-wing-political-views.html

        chris

        November 4, 2016 at 8:33 am

      • Patriotism = Prolechialism

        It’s usually the less traveled Americans who show the utmost solidarity for America. Moreover, many could never afford vacations overseas or some exotic locale. They get to see the world only by joining the military.

        JS

        November 4, 2016 at 9:39 am

      • JS, stop the clown show. I’ve traveled a lot and America is the best. Period. For now that is.

        Of course if you want to be spoon fed, this isn’t the country for you.

        Yakov

        November 4, 2016 at 1:37 pm

  6. The FBI leans conservative but not because they’re prole. It’s because law and order and respect for authority appeals to the conservative psychology. There may be a few former military and law enforcement officers. But most agents are professionals. They’re suit and tie guys. A lot of accounting, finance and computer forensics.

    destructure

    November 3, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    • Destructure — I think you have it. Though I’ve never known an FBI agent, my take is that few people would make hunting criminals their life’s work if they aren’t actually troubled by crime. It’s in leftists’ DNA to not worry about crime. Even if leftist politicians can sort of posture as “tough on crime”, it’s never authentic. Dukakis worrying about the rights of the poor murder-rapists and cheerfully granting them furloughs, that’s authentic. Obama cheering on the BLM types, that’s authentic.

      My apartment was once broken into and robbed twice in one year. It was the experience that moved me definitively and permanently away from libertarianism and took away any lingering softness I might have had for thieves of any sort. Normal people will suffer minor oppression and emasculation for a long time, but they’ll only tolerate direct attacks on their life and property for so long.

      Wency

      November 4, 2016 at 8:28 am

    • All gov’t work is prole, including the seat at the White House.

      JS

      November 4, 2016 at 9:36 am

      • I could only think of a few careers that isn’t prole:

        1) An asset manager for a billionaire hedge fund

        2) An academic at a top tier school

        3) An upper tier employee for a world class art museum

        JS

        November 4, 2016 at 9:44 am

  7. They probably aren’t thrilled about having to spend so much time investigating George Zimmerman and the Ferguson PD. The thought of 4 years of investigating Hillary’s enemies can’t be good for morale.

    Thagomizer

    November 3, 2016 at 7:39 pm

  8. https://www.donaldjtrump.com/schedule

    https://www.donaldjtrump.com/schedule/register/prole-ia/

    GOVERNOR MIKE PENCE EVENTS

    – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 03, 2016 –

    PROLE, IA

    Governor Mike Pence

    Bruere Farm

    11:00 AM

    Governor Mike Pence will hold a rally at Bruere Farm.

    Gates open at 9am.

    Oswald Spengler

    November 3, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    • Ha!

      Two in the Bush

      November 3, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    • That’s correct, Iowa has a city called Prole. I think I mentioned it on this blog eons ago.

      JS

      November 4, 2016 at 11:05 am

  9. The white hats in the FBI (and law enforcement generally) like Trump because Trump is a true patriot, like them. And because they know Hillary is evil.

    Andrew E.

    November 3, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    • Of course you do! By the way. Give me one instant of Hilary doing “evil”, and the original source.

      I’m sure you also ‘know’ that global warming is a hoax right? Common knowledge to any Climate Scientist and Respected Authority with facts behind it right? RIGHT?

      When lies becomes fact.

      Right wing echo chamber. Devoid of all facts.
      reminds me of 1984 Newspeak.

      Luke

      November 4, 2016 at 12:08 am

      • It’s insidious how that evil businessman Donald and his henchmen in the Kremlin have managed to spread disinformation about our great and wise womanlike heroine Hillary (PBUH). They’ve even got the FBI doing crazy things. Its like a vast right wing conspiracy.

        No worries. Just keep applying the whip and I think we can get her over the finish line by a nose. Maybe.

        And then of course, all those scurrilous rumours will dissipate, right? Right?

        gda

        November 4, 2016 at 1:20 am

      • TRIGGERED!!

        Andrew E.

        November 4, 2016 at 11:03 am

      • why don’t you cry about it?

        driveallnight

        November 4, 2016 at 9:42 pm

      • In all fairness, it does echo in here.

        Glengarry

        November 5, 2016 at 5:22 pm

  10. Draft dodger Trump = True Patriot.
    Tax dodger Trump = True Patriot
    Stiff Contractors = True Patriot
    Sexual Harassment/ if not Sexual Assault = True Patriot

    Do Trumpkinproles understand what a double standard is?

    You would hang democrats for less and yet when the Baffoon promisses his proles to build a wall, you forgive the con’s entire life story.

    “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity”

    Luke

    November 3, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    • As long as Trump didn’t do anything illegal to not pay taxes, then that doesn’t make him unpatriotic because he hired sneaky tax attorneys.

      Voting for Hillary will put Bill Clinton the rapist back in the White House.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 4, 2016 at 12:06 am

      • The IRS is not always correct with its tax positions. There are many grey areas in the IRS code that gives room for interpretation. That’s why tax lawyers exist.

        For example, the IRS expects all women who donate their eggs for money, to pay social security tax on the money from egg donation, which is ridiculous. They’re not running a self employed business on egg production, so why do they have to fork out money for social security.

        JS

        November 4, 2016 at 11:22 am

    • There is nothing that Donald Trump has done that does not apply ten-fold against Hillary.

      And, yes, global warming is a hoax.

      map

      November 4, 2016 at 1:21 am

    • ‘Do Trumpkinproles understand what a double standard is?’

      We understand that Clinton will destroy the country and that Trump’s policies can save it. This is the golden standard that we go by. Nothing else matters and we don’t sweat it. Even if Trump were to rape a woman every day, it would be less then the illegals rape in a week. Process this and keep things in perspective. Proles have a common sense approach.

      Yakov

      November 4, 2016 at 7:32 am

    • Luke, the last thing that goes through your brain before you die will be my fist.

      Robert the Wise

      November 6, 2016 at 4:00 am

  11. I think “Luke” is the new handle for the unhinged “Lion of the Turambar.” He sounds just about as batsh$t crazy. And it’s not spelled “baffoon”, you buffoon.

    JimBonobo

    November 4, 2016 at 1:57 am

    • LTurambar has never defended Clinton. He has always given us clearly-stated reasons for his conclusion that Trump can’t win. His opposition has made this blog’s comments-page more interesting.

      Garr

      November 4, 2016 at 7:05 am

      • There’s nothing reasonable about that guy. He’s a raging NeverTrump. He hasn’t reached his conclusions through reason. He has an emotional bias which he refuses to identify. And he tries to justify his desire for Trump to lose by concocting reasons for why he can’t win.

        destructure

        November 4, 2016 at 10:51 am

      • You can’t be serious. He posts nothing but unhinged, content-free rants against Trump every single time. Trump is lazy, stupid, ignorant, blah, blah, etc., etc. A guy who’s made billions is “lazy” (not to mention he holds like 5 rallies a day in multiple states at the age of 70). The crap LOtT writes is just absolute unhinged nonsense. if you agree with him, you are an idiot or a Hillary shill.

        JimBonobo

        November 4, 2016 at 11:10 am

      • Lion, what’s the limit on this “you are an idiot or a Hillary shill” sort of thing that Otis started with his “vermin” routine? JimBonobo’s probably just an excitable, nice kid, but this isn’t fun and doesn’t amuse me. Turambar has made your blog more interesting; I should think that you yourself would object to the gang pile-on, which sometimes gives your comments page the appearance of a Maoist denunciation-session. Does any one else miss MaryK? I wonder why she doesn’t comment here anymore …

        Garr

        November 4, 2016 at 12:03 pm

      • I wish the comments were more civil, but the media is encouraging uncivil behavior with this election.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        November 4, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      • Where is the “raging” and “unhinged”? Perhaps you can justify your statement with specific quotes.

        ” Trump is lazy, stupid, ignorant, blah, blah, etc., etc. A guy who’s made billions is “lazy” (not to mention he holds like 5 rallies a day in multiple states at the age of 70).”

        I doubt I ever called him “ignorant”- produce examples.

        Trump is like the failures Charlie feels like inevitable for the Urban Haute Bourgeoisie in the movie Metropolitan. He only wants to do the interesting part of the job. If he finds it boring it will get no attention or effort from him. Understanding issues or specific details? He doesnt bother. Debate prep? Why bother- he is rich either way.

        Holding rallies flatters his ego. Thats the part of the job he likes, so he has energy for that. He could have cancelled a pointless rally on Connecticut which he isnt going to win and practice for the debate, but why bother?

        He is also very undisciplined.

        He continually got baited into wasting weeks on fights that lost him votes. I pointed out to you how his polling in the LA Times poll (PBUH) went down when he engaged in his tift with the Kahns.

        Handlers finally get him to stay on message this week and stop taking every piece of bait danged in front of him (like Muchado campaigning) but he still complains about it! Clearly itching to go get in a pointless prole dustup.

        http://hotair.com/archives/2016/11/02/wapoabc-tracker-trump-opens-eight-point-edge-honesty-remains-tied-overall/

        Lion of the Turambar

        November 4, 2016 at 2:03 pm

  12. Good stuff on Wikileaks:

    Also check out the “Spirit Cooking” stuff lol

    IHTG

    November 4, 2016 at 4:44 am

  13. The leaks are getting out of control for Clinton because not only can people read the whole shebang without physical blocks or Narrative function reframing from the media, but people are misinterpreting some of them and its leading to crazed inferences.

    There’s some people claiming evidence of paedophilia is in them or Scalia was whacked.

    While I’m certain Bill’s had sex with underage women at some point in his life, none of those emails is a smoking gun. You can tell by the way a lot of women are cc’d on the ‘evidence’.

    Sex parties with kids are almost always the preserve of middle aged rich men, Hollywood producers and George Bush Senior. CCing women is not likely to be done.

    I think Scalia’s ‘wet work’ was debunked as Bernie’s fundraiser in Marthas Vineyard..

    Even still, the crazed rumours show people deeply mistrust Clinton, even on the left. Screwing Sanders killed her this election, not the corruption which we wouldn’t have needed wikileaks for. The left won’t turnout. Hilary lost because she lost the left. They’re the ones that fight back online, knock on neighbours doors and fundraise. Not the cucks and Robert Rubins of this world.

    The Philosopher

    November 4, 2016 at 7:58 am

  14. Trump has lost his momentum on the IBD poll and things are now tightening in the LA Times poll. That is not where we want to be with a few days left. My fear is that Hillary develops a one- or two-point lead on IBD in the next few days. That’s the ballgame.

    SWPL2

    November 4, 2016 at 8:47 am

    • Don’t be such a Worry Wendy. Trump’s got this. Just vote and get your friends and family to vote.

      Andrew E.

      November 4, 2016 at 11:11 am

      • Voted early and donated to the campaign. Have reached to friends. I also tried volunteering twice but never heard back. I do like the fact that Nate Silver maintains Trump has at least a 30% shot — the idea being that, if something is off in the polls, it will affect many battleground states all at once.

        SWPL2

        November 4, 2016 at 11:55 am

    • I think that USC coming back to earth is actually a good sign because those numbers were just too good to be true. The race is now returning to a level of equilibrium.

      IBD is a good poll but it is just one poll and it has a huge number of undecideds.

      Otis the Sweaty

      November 4, 2016 at 12:01 pm

  15. Lion, are you collating which of your regulars are “Trump’s got this” and which are “he’s cooked?” That might be the most interesting opener here Wednesday morning.

    Marty

    November 4, 2016 at 12:29 pm

  16. The #SpiritCooking is having at least one very important impact: Black Twitter is blowing up with it. This is precisely the kind of thing that’ll freak out the black voters and, at the least, keep them home. In many cases it’s going to flip them to Trump. The largest black force, the black church ladies, are going to flip their Jerri Curls on this stuff. There’s a lot of black Christian backlash happening with this.

    peterike

    November 4, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    • I am not convinced that Black Twitter is blowing up. Maybe a very small subset of Black Trump Supporters are blowing up, but that’s a tiny segment of the black twittersphere.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 4, 2016 at 12:43 pm

      • Most likely wishful thinking by Trumpsters BUT………………………..

        ….don’t underestimate how much American blacks think about this stuff and see it as an evil lurking behind the scenes.

        Ben Carson made an issue of it months ago.

        I just hope this talk doesn’t help her with the Caribbean types in Florida.

        Many US blacks have a totally different world view than Caribbeans on this issue.

        It is alien to most of us but a big deal to many other people.

        Rifleman

        November 4, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      • It is alien to most of us but a big deal to many other people.

        I am on record, on goddamn RECORD, either here, or Roissy’s, or Charlton’s, as saying I would not be surprised if Hillary were an actual Satan worshiper. I won’t be denied my “told-you-so”!

        Samson J.

        November 4, 2016 at 3:41 pm

  17. FBI people have spent their whole lives protecting the country.

    They don’t like modern Democrats who think they’re running for President of the World, and look out for everyone’s interests but those of the people who’ve been here paying taxes and dying in wars for generations.

    Camlost

    November 4, 2016 at 12:41 pm

  18. Even though the FBI is more prestigious than state and local law enforcement agencies, it’s still law enforcement, and law enforcement is a prole profession

    Yes, FBI is law enforcement, but it’s selectivity and prestige make it an upper middle class profession. It’s also quite PC on the inside, and very attuned to increasing minority staffing. Proles and prole entities are unconcerned w/ PC.

    And maybe they aren’t keen on repeating their negative experiences during the Janet Reno DoJ in the 1990s?

    Janet Reno should be in jail. She and her crimes are all forgotten now.

    You’d expect law enforcement to oppose liberal Democrats because liberal Democrats have decided to hamstring them from doing their jobs.

    You might expect that, and that was more likely true in years past, but nearly all state, county, and local law enforcement officers are union members, and the democrats are more friendly to unions. But there isn’t much difference anyway, neither party is interested or able to reign in the militarization and costs of law enforcement, and (aside from the current BLM blip) neither party wants to look soft on crime.

    Pretty

    November 4, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    • “And maybe they aren’t keen on repeating their negative experiences during the Janet Reno DoJ in the 1990s?

      Janet Reno should be in jail. She and her crimes are all forgotten now.”

      “Based on Tripp’s tapes, Starr obtained approval from Attorney General Janet Reno and the special court overseeing the Independent Counsel to expand Starr’s investigation into the Clinton-Lewinsky relationship, looking for potential incidents of perjury, to investigate Lewinsky for perjury and suborning perjury as a witness in the lawsuit Paula Jones had brought against Clinton.[5]”

      Wikipedia

      gothamette

      November 4, 2016 at 5:22 pm

  19. It is now apparent that the FBI has done serious damage to its reputation. Throughout the email probe there were bogus, vastly exaggerated stories leaked to the press. For example the NYT story that a criminal referral had been made to the Justice Department for Hillary Clinton in the email probe. The Justice Department quickly announced that the referral was not a criminal referral and it was not for Hillary Clinton. The NYT had been played by Hillary hating sources and were forced to walk the story back.

    There was the story that there were 147 FBI agents working on email case, which also had to walked back when it turned out to be vastly exaggerated.

    Now we have story leaked by NY FBI agents that FBI is investigating the Clinton Foundation and there is a high chance of an indictment. FOX News has now been forced to walk that story back and apologize for broadcasting it. In fact the FBI investigation of the Clinton Foundation has been shut down by Justice Department and FBI management because the investigation had not turned up anything.

    This string of leaks raises serious questions about the objectivity of the FBI and the ability of the FBI to be objective. There is mounting evidence to suggest that FBI agents in NY have been working with Trump campaign representatives and co-originated bogus, misleading leaks to the press with the campaign. This is a serious breach of Justice Department and FBI regulations.

    mikeca

    November 4, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    • Sorry, Hillary. Too little. Too late.

      gda

      November 5, 2016 at 12:17 am

  20. If Trump is seriously planning to cut back on US interventions in the world, then the FBI would benefit by getting more resources that are now going to the CIA and the military. Members of the CIA and the military would have an incentive to favor Clinton by this standard

    Herb Dregs

    November 5, 2016 at 1:34 am


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