Political Use Of The Justice Department?

During the Obama administration (and possibly before) the Justice Department was politicized. When the New Black Panthers were not held accountable for voter intimidation in Philadelphia (despite video evidence), it was obvious that lady justice had removed her blindfold. The fact that no one in authority was held accountable for the violation of Carter Page’s civil rights during the Obama administration is another example of unequal justice. The fact that lying to Congress of the FBI  only matters when you are not a Democrat has become very obvious in recent years (contrast the treatment of James Comey with the treatment of Roger Stone). There was also the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) during the Obama years. Well, that pattern is going to continue in the Biden administration. Yesterday The Epoch Times posted an article about an early morning raid by the FBI at the home of Rudy Giuliani.

The article reports:

A lawyer for Rudy Giuliani said federal investigators executed a search warrant at the home of the former New York City mayor and attorney to former President Donald Trump and seized electronic devices.

Giuliani’s attorney Robert Costello told Fox News that seven FBI agents arrived at his Manhattan apartment at 6 a.m. on April 28 and remained there for about two hours. They seized laptops, cell phones, and other electronic devices, Costello said.

“This is totally unnecessary,” Costello told Fox News, adding that the raid was carried out to “make him look like he’s some sort of criminal.”

The New York Times was the first to report on the search, claiming that it may have at least partially stemmed from Giuliani’s dealings in Ukraine. Giuliani wasn’t arrested or charged with a crime, and it’s not clear exactly why the former mayor’s house was searched.

“What they did today was legal thuggery,” Costello told the paper. “Why would you do this to anyone, let alone someone who was the associate attorney general, United States attorney, the mayor of New York City, and the personal lawyer to the 45th president of the United States.”

Costello also told the Wall Street Journal that in recent years, he had offered to answer investigators’ questions, but they declined.

Rudy Giuliani’s son has since stated that the one thing the agents did not take was the hard drive containing a copy of Hunter Biden’s laptop. We could have a lot of fun speculating on why that is.

Unfortunately this is an example of the way the Biden administration will handle its political foes. Following closely in the trail of the Obama administration, negotiation is not an option–destruction is. Despite what he said in his speech last night about unity, President Biden does not really want the traditional definition of unity. The current Democrat definition of unity is ‘agree with me or else.’