An editorial published at Washington Examiner is warning that the weaponization of the FBI and Department of Justice against Republicans – confirmed in Special Counsel John Durham's report this week – is "end-of-republic stuff."
"And it's not at all clear whether America can survive it."
The comments come from Elizabeth Stauffer, who contributes to the Examiner and multiple other publications, including RealClearPolitics and MSN.
She warns that Durham's "devastating conclusions show how thoroughly the DOJ and the FBI have been weaponized against Republicans. The asymmetric application of the law in America can no longer be denied."
She said the nation's remaining hope is that "the report’s findings of the dereliction of duty by top-ranking DOJ and FBI officials, combined with the very real evidence of corruption that has been exposed by the House Republicans, will open voters’ eyes."
Durham's report, in fact, confirmed that "there was no legal basis for the FBI’s 2016 investigation into the Trump campaign or the investigation by Robert Mueller that followed. It was all a lie. Teaming up with the Hillary Clinton campaign, Comey used the agency he led to rig a presidential election. His decision to weaponize a once highly revered institution against a political candidate (and then president) whom he despised has shattered the public’s trust in the FBI and inflicted irreparable damage on the United States," she said.
And she notes all the power players were in on it: Barack Obama, John Brennan, Peter Strzok, Comey, and more.
The urgent problem, however, she said, is that the FBI's failure to follow the law "when it comes to Trump has never stopped. Their malfeasance before and after the 2016 election was just the start."
She pointed out the FBI's interference in the 2020 election, confirmed by multiple whistleblowers.
"We also recently learned that after the New York Post’s explosive story about Hunter Biden’s laptop was published in October 2020, which insinuated that then-candidate Joe Biden was not only aware of his son’s overseas influence-peddling activities, but may have benefited from them financially, current Secretary of State Antony Blinken (then a Biden campaign adviser) took action. He called former acting CIA Director Mike Morell, and within a day, 51 former high-ranking intelligence community officials released a letter claiming the Hunter Biden laptop story had 'all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation,'" she wrote.
That likely "saved Joe Biden’s candidacy," she said.
"Election interference? You bet."
And next? "Under Attorney General Merrick Garland’s leadership, the corruption that began during the Obama administration has become more deeply entrenched. The DOJ’s prosecution in relation to the Jan. 6 riot was elevated to priority status. The FBI altered its classification system to make it appear as though domestic terrorism (from MAGA Republicans, no doubt) was a major threat to the U.S," she explained.
The attacks have included Garland's FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago just before the 2022 elections.
"And now, as we head into the 2024 presidential election, the DOJ and the FBI are gearing up once again to ensure a Biden victory. They are trying to contain the fallout from some pretty compelling evidence of the Biden family’s alleged pay-to-play scheme presented by Republicans on the House Oversight Committee last week. And they are making sure Trump remains under a copious number of investigations from now to Election Day," she warned.