Save the drama and stick to the business

“Boy, the last time there was a leak like this, Noah built hisself a boat.”, James A. Wells, Assistant U.S. Attorney General played by Wilford Brimley in the movie Absence of Malice.

The media has romanticized leakers ever since William Mark Felt Sr., Deputy Director of the FBI, AKA Deep Throat, toppled President Richard Nixon.  Apparently, the FBI breeds leakers as former FBI Director James Comey proved during his testimony this past week.

The problem with leakers is their actions are typically about advancing their personal agenda versus helping the American people.  I hope someone in Congress or the Senate has the you-know-what to prosecute him because what he did was illegal.

But the political ruling class has its own code of justice.   Law breakers like Hillary Clinton and Comey get a pass because they are part of the establishment and no one on the inside is touched. Illegal immigrants aren’t prosecuted because they want the votes. It seems, in government, it’s only prosecutable if the actions hurt the politicians’ re-election bid.

So, most of these pariahs feed off the electorate by manufacturing issues against those outside the clique.  The Russian probe is a great example.  However, the reason President Trump is so despised by the “In crowd: is because he hits back which brings us the counter story of leakers.

I don’t know which story is more annoying.  I do know the focus on these stories only detracts from the business at hand of running the nation.  And that is why the politicians focus so much on the stories.

The Russian probe charade will drag out for two years.  And what’s in two years? Oh, I know, the mid-term elections.  The Democrats will have successfully stalled President Trump’s agenda of tax code reform, building a wall, and repealing Obamacare.  They hope to parlay that into congressional and senate seats for their party.

But we hold the trump card, per se. We can vote the bastards out and replace any obstructionist with people interested in working for the people, not themselves.  And that includes the Republicans.  Once these losers see the American people are not fooled by their antics and suffer at the polls, we’ll finally start draining the swamp.

Let’s look at the manufactured issues. Leaking government information to anyone is illegal. Conspiring with a foreign nation to rig an election is also illegal.  We now have a self-admitted leaker free to leak again but there is no evidence anyone in the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to steal the election from Clinton.

There is proof, however, that Clinton colluded with the Democratic National Committee to steal the presidential nomination from Senator Bernie Senators but all parties are free steal another nomination in the future. Ironically, the proof is in the form of a leak.

I’m beginning to sense politicians judge others as they judge themselves/

Meanwhile, the media is providing frantic wall-to-wall “Russia-hacked-the-election” coverage and missing the actual collusion.  Comey and Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller are close friends – a mentor (Mueller)-protégé (Comey) relationship.

By his own testimony, Comey said he purposefully leaked information to the New York Times in hopes of forcing congress to appoint a special prosecutor. It worked and his buddy Mueller got the job.

He also admitted under oath working with Mueller on his testimony. So Comey is the star witness against President Trump and his close friend Mueller is the special prosecutor – does anyone have an issue with Mueller’s conflict of interest?

Can anyone on Senate Intelligence Committee see case that Mueller and Comey colluded on the testimony?

Not only that, but how can anyone accept Mueller’s findings as impartial?  I see another magic bullet story in the works.  By the way, Senate and Intelligence are only in the same sentence when referring to a committee.

At least the leaker story has some evidence while the Russian story has no legs.  Of course, the media focuses more on the Russian probe story because it fits their narrative.

Regardless, we need action on issues that affect our daily lives.  We don’t need a reality show soap opera playing out in Washington, DC.

About Armando Diana

A freelance writer for more than 30 years I covered the political scene in New Jersey which can prepare anyone for national politics. I have no fancy political degrees and I'm definitely not a lawyer - I am a common person who is fed up with politics. I want leaders focused on doing what is right for the country, not for them.
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