I wondered yesterday why did the immigration issue of splitting up families come out all over the place on Sunday?
The law to do just that with illegal immigrants was signed by President Clinton in 1996. This is not a President Trump initiative. I remember the young Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez deportation case that Clinton’s Attorney General Janet Reno prosecuted in 2000.
So why was this coming up in the news now? Then I looked at the TV at work and the Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz was testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on his report regarding the problems with the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server when she was Secretary of State.
So look at the media coverage of that and it’s almost non-existent on Tuesday.
Kids in cages is what dominates the news today. Even The New York Post has a full-cover treatment of the immigration story. Throw in an audio purported to be children in the cages and you have a heart-tugging story that could have been reported anytime during the Obama and Bush terms.
No, don’t look behind the curtain. Don’t hear Horowitz desperately trying to defend himself and his report when it comes to no FBI political biases against Trump and the bungling of the probe into Hillary Clinton’s email server.
Most people won’t hear of the testimony that most of the team that exonerated Hillary Clinton then moved on to probe Trump and the alleged Russian collusion.
Republicans senators pointed out that Horowitz’s report found instances where FBI employees improperly received tickets to sporting events, golfing outings and drinks from reporters.
Or that why it took more than a month for FBI Agent Peter Strzok to subpoena Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s husband Anthony Weiner’s laptop after NYPD found treasure trove of classified information and child porn on it.
When asked about the delay in seizing Weiner’s laptop, Horowitz said, he did “not have confidence [the decision was] free from bias.”
Strzok ran both the Clinton email and Trump Russia probes and texted anti-Trump sentiments to Lisa Page a FBI attorney. Those texted included the infamous one where Page asks if Trump will be elected and Strzok writes, “No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it.”
But most Americans will not hear of these and many more exchanges because they were put in their own cages by the media on Tuesday.