The notion that the FBI conspired against Trump is a ridiculous conspiracy that Republicans have spread in order to strengthen their political position, suggests Jill Abramson of The Guardian. This dismantling of the FBI’s credibility in the eye of the public undermines its purpose and use to the country. The evidence they used, text messages between two of its agents that were critical of the president, is strongly lacking. While the FBI is far from perfect, it is needed to fully enforce America’s laws. The way it has been attacked over the Russia investigation is not warranted and seems to be politically motivated.
The FBI and other government employees worked to get Hillary Clinton elected, asserts Wayne Allyn Root of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The bureau used questionable information, acquired from a Clinton-funded effort to smear the opposition, to justify their investigation. Having the FBI spy on the Trump campaign was meant to find more information that could win Clinton the race. This plot involved the bureau’s leadership as well as federal judges, prosecutors and one state’s attorney general. Once the clearly anti-Trump texts of two agents were revealed the FBI even tried, and failed, to hide them.