"In response to these facts, one might still insist "but presidents lie a lot and break laws too!" That's true, but the difference between presidents and deep-state bureaucrats is well illustrated by the current impeachment controversy. It's the president who's facing indictments, public attacks, and the prospect of removal. On the other hand, the deep-state bureaucrats who oversee many counts of corruption, illegal spying and leaking, remain safely hidden from public view. Those who routinely lie, deceive, and abuse their power often go on doing so for decades. As the years pass, they become ever more entrenched in the federal bureaucracy, invisible to the public, and — as we are now seeing — often answerable to no one.
Friday, November 15, 2019
H/T Eric H. https://www.vice.com/en/article/epdw3e/a-swat-team-tore-down-this-womans-home-and-left-her-with-a-dollar50000-bill
They do seem to drive the media conversation: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/20/trump-senate-budget-vote-tweets-243983?lo=ap_c1 I...
At least Kentucky tried to cut down on the red tape by having judges pre-sign blank emergency orders... https://reason.com/2019/05/09/kent...