Okay, I get it. They’re scared. Time to throw a bunch of excrement at the wall and see what sticks. The question is, is this a viable long term strategy?
Lately there has been a full out frontal assault on the integrity of the FBI in particular and the Dept. of Justice in general. This is a strategy to sow doubt about whatever the Mueller investigation uncovers. Every day the indications are that what will be uncovered will not be good for current administration.
Historically, the rank and file of the FBI have been filled with right-leaning, law-and-order types. You can take J. Edgar Hoover out of the FBI, etc. Bottom line, his legacy still permeates the Bureau. Which until now has for the most part been to the benefit of the right side of the aisle.
Now that same right side has openly called into question the motives and integrity of those agents toiling in the cesspools of American criminality and foreign incursion. The agents in question are probably not amused.
Agents who have labored in the field for decades fighting back the advances of international communism and lefty agitation are now being attacked for looking into Russian interference in an American election. And being attacked from the right for doing so. I imagine that cognitive dissonance is rampant within the Bureau at the moment.
The FBI is a tribe, as J. Edgar set it up to be. Immune from the winds of political change, hewing only to the demands of preserving the status quo. This has mostly been to the benefit of Republicans, steadfast in their determination to preserve the prerogatives of race and capital.
In their kamikaze mission to save the current administration from the scrutiny it so richly deserves, the R’s may have finally succeeded in alienating an ally they have so long taken for granted.