WASHINGTON, February 8, 2018: A code of silence is the hallmark of corrupt police departments. The code is upheld when an officer withholds information because he or she has been threatened with violence or fears being branded an outcast or traitor within the organization.
It’s reminiscent of that scene in the 1973 film “Serpico,” based on the true story of officer Frank Serpico’s fight against corruption in the NYPD:
Tom Keogh: “They just said you… you couldn’t be trusted, you know?”
Frank Serpico: “‘Cause I don’t take money, right?”
Tom Keogh: “Frank, let’s face it. Who can trust a cop who don’t take money?”
The quick and the dead
A code of silence has surrounded Bill and Hillary Clinton for nearly four decades. When questioned about possible Clinton wrongdoing, those close to them – personal and professional – have either refused to speak (Susan McDougal), were subject to coordinated smear campaigns (Juanita Broaddrick), or conveniently died (the names are far too many to list here).
But that silence is beginning to lift.
It began the moment Donald J. Trump put his right hand on the Bible and swore the presidential oath to “protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Girl power and the code of silence
That same day, so-call resisters convened all across America, donning their “Pussyhat Project” headgear and screaming incoherent absurdities.
“You are the heroes and history makers,” Hillary told the nation’s female resisters, “the glass ceiling breakers of the future.”
The women in the knitted hats designed to resemble a certain lady part no doubt missed the irony in Mrs. Clinton’s hopes for a future America awash in “girl power.”
Prospecting in Arizona
Clintonesque girl power has been in operation for quite a while. It was at work in June of 2016 on the tarmac of Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport. That’s where Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with former president and husband of Hillary, Bill Clinton.
It was an awkward meeting in light of the Justice Department’s ongoing investigation into the illegal handling of secret government emails by Bill’s old ball and chain.
The airport meeting was, in fact, a girl power meeting. Bill was just the obnoxious, horndog go-between. The fix was in and Hillary would not be indicted, no matter how many top-secret State Department emails the FBI would eventually find on the laptop of sexting aficionado, Anthony Weiner.
This is your FBI
Speaking of the FBI, after the Observer published a story on the Clinton/Lynch tarmac tête-à-tête, “the FBI and Justice Department moved from damage control to discussions about identifying the source and punishing that person,” Newsweek reported.
FBI Director James Comey managed to move past “damage control” and hunting down and “punishing” the FBI news source and got right down to the fix. He announced Hillary’s exoneration of all wrongdoing just in time for election day.
As I recall, the FBI did not record Hillary’s deposition in the matter of her criminal investigation. Nor did they require her to swear an oath to tell the truth. “Lying to the FBI,” as a few members of Trump’s campaign staff will attest, is the bureau’s favorite way to squeeze potential witnesses to say what they want – especially to a special counsel.
Whatever you do, don’t piss her off
The FBI briefly contemplated asking Attorney General Lynch to appoint a special counsel in the Hillary Clinton matter but got cold feet. As FBI Special Agent Lisa Page texted her lover, FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok,
“The last thing you need [is] us going in there loaded for bear. You think she’s [Hillary Clinton’s] going to remember or care that it was more DOJ than FBI?”
The FBI, like the rest of us, just assumed Hillary would become president and feared running afoul of her very, very nasty girl-power temper.
That may explain why the FBI and Justice Department exonerated her and why elements within the bureau – Page and Strozk and former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe – concocted a backup plan to smear GOP candidate Trump with the fake charge that he “colluded” with Russians should he win.
But we now know the Russians helped contrive a dossier by colluding with British spy Christopher Steele, who colluded with opposition research firm Fusion GPS, who colluded with paymasters Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee, who colluded with, yes, the Russians.
And since Hillary’s stunning defeat in November 2016, her girl-power invulnerability has waned and the code of silence protecting her and husband Bill has weakened.
The code of silence begins to lift
Case in point, Douglas Campbell. He recently testified to the Senate Judiciary and House Intelligence committees that American lobbying firm APCO Worldwide, which was working on behalf of Russia, made four payments totaling $3 million to the Clinton Global Initiative in an effort to successfully conclude the Uranium One deal, which eventually awarded Russia 20 percent of U.S. uranium deposits.
All it will take is for a federal grand jury to hear evidence in the Uranium One matter and hand down indictments on the Clintons and their nefarious foundation for the code of silence to lift.
And in the civil suits that follow, with attorneys given greater latitude in the deposing of witnesses (OJ Simpson was found not guilty in a criminal court but liable for the deaths of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman in civil court) who knows what may come to light in the future.
It could be that the Trump/Russia collusion narrative was a desperate attempt to preserve corrupt Clintonesque girl power and the ancient Clinton code of silence.