Outrage Grows Over Biden Justice Department Using ‘Brutish Tactics’ Against Trump Supporters – Opinion

From the beginning — the immediate aftermath, as it were — of the January 6 Capitol riot, charges of law enforcement “mistreatment” of protesters began to swirl on social media and conservative political sites.

Now, according to legal experts, the FBI and the Justice Department continue to violate civil liberties and use “brutish tactics” during politically motivated and highly publicized raids and arrests, against critics of the Biden administration, as reported by Just the News.

This is in no way reminiscent of past brutal regimes. [sarcasm]

Moreover, as “shockingly” noted by JTN, the targets of these Gestapo-esque tactics appear to have at least one thing in common: support for former President Donald Trump. Were we surprised?

Alan Dershowitz, noted professor emeritus at Harvard Law School — and a Democrat, mind you — blasted the arrest tactics used against Trump supporters by Christopher Wray’s FBI and Merrick Garland’s DOJ. Dershowitz spoke to Just The News

Trump supporters seem to be being targeted by police with arrests that would normally only apply to fleeing or violent suspects. In many cases, they don’t seem to be justified.

Former federal prosecutor John Irving echoed Dershowitz’s legal opinion:

Every rational person ought to be able see how the government has been overzealous when exercising its authority in politically sensitive cases. A lack of good judgment damages the credibility of the Justice Department and people’s faith in our institutions.

Interestingly, Irving is also the attorney of former Trump White House trade advisor Peter Navarro. As reported by RedState in early June, Navarro was publicly arrested by FBI agents at Reagan National Airport just outside Washington, D.C., on misdemeanor charges that he acted in contempt of Congress by defying a subpoena from House Democrats’ Jan. 6 committee.

Irving referred to Navarro’s arrest as a perfect example, as transcribed by JTN:

What good is it to put a 72 year-old man in leg-irons for a misdemeanor charge at an airport?

This is the type of case in which a defendant could voluntarily surrender to court rather than be the subject of public spectacle.

The tactics used against Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe provided another stark example. As reported by my colleague Jennifer Van Laar in November 2021, FBI agents raided O’Keefe’s home after Project Veritas went public with a report on FBI raids on journalists’ homes. Coincidence?

As noted by JTN, the government was investigating whether Project Veritas stole a diary belonging to then-presidential candidate Biden’s 40-year-old daughter, Ashley Biden. O’Keefe told authorities Biden left behind the diary, along with other belongings, when she moved out of a Delray Beach, Florida, house, which was subsequently occupied by a source who gave the diary to Project Veritas.

Only one problem.

For receiving materials from source sources, journalists are usually legally protected under the First Amendment. It doesn’t matter how sources got the material before they were handed to the media.

Christopher Wray was unavailable and Merrick Grland was not available for comment.

RedState in June reported that there are many other instances of this type of treatment, such as the raid at the Virginia residence of Jeffrey Clark (ex-Assistant Attorney General), which was conducted before dawn. But, let’s ask a larger question:

Given the left’s unbridled hatred of Donald Trump, should AnybodySurprised? Any This?

Or should anyone be surprised, given Biden’s stage 4 TDS, and the “track records” of Christopher Wray and Merrick Garland and their respective departments? Take a look at these RedState headlines.

Justice Department Targets Americans With New ‘Domestic Terrorism Unit’

Curious How the Department of Justice and FBI Are Trying to Bolster the Failing January 6 Commission, Isn’t It?

There He Goes Again: Merrick Garland’s DOJ Blocks Republican Access to FBI’s Jan. 6 Documents

Let’s get to the bottom of it:

JTN noted that over 750 persons have been held without trial in Jan. 6-related cases. Most of them were not charged with assaulting or carrying out violence on law enforcement officers. Many didn’t even enter the Capitol building.

You can think about it. Is that not enough? RightTo you? To you? America? Unbeknownst to the United States Capitol Building’s ridiculous breaches, it wasn’t — and it still isn’t.

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