The Political Outlook


by Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Craig Roberts:

Some readers have asked me if Special Counsel John Durham’s report vindicating Trump from the FBI’s false Russiagate charges and Durham’s criticisms of the FBI for unethical and criminal behavior have boosted Trump’s chances for reelection.  Readers also want to know if the FBI’s blatant protection of Joe and Hunter Biden by refusing a House subpoena to release a document that incriminates the Bidens in criminal activity, together with Biden’s infirmities of age, have lost the election for Biden.


Clearly the FBI’s gross interference in presidential elections is a fact.  But to be clear, my forte is not politics.  Some think that because I was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and a member of the Congressional staff I know all about politics.  Having watched politics in operation, I do know something, but I had a policy role, not a political function, in my government years.  

In the Congressional staff my role was to devise a supply-side policy that would end stagflation and would be acceptable both to Democrats and Republicans.  In the Treasury my role was to get President Reagan’s supply-side policy out of his administration without it being so watered down in compromises that it would be ineffectual.  Later I had a role in helping Reagan end the Cold War.

Of course, politics and policy are not completely independent of one another.  Good policies can be prevented by politics, and bad policies can be implemented that serve special interests. Successful policy implementation requires awareness of politics and strong policy arguments.

With this clear, I will respond to the questions.

Durham’s report clearly helps Trump. It reveals an FBI clearly out to get Trump.  The fact that the FBI was actively working to disfranchise voters by overturning an election strongly suggests that the same motive is the explanation for the “January 6 Insurrection” and “Documentsgate,” in which the FBI is known to have played a role in orchestrating.  These known vendettas against Trump cast aspersion on the Democrats’ two impeachment attempts and on New York State’s indictment of Trump on vague charges.

In other words, the FBI, Democrats, and presstitutes have confirmed in the minds of Trump supporters and fair Americans that Trump was correct in calling these persecutions “a witch hunt.”  

That there still has been no FBI investigation of the incriminating evidence on Hunter Biden’s laptop and the abrupt shutdown of the IRS investigation of Hunter Biden’s tax fraud confirms for Trump supporters and fair Americans that the FBI serves as a protection agency for the Biden’s.

A majority of the American people care about this, but not the Woke elements and certainly not the universities, law faculties, and media.  These view law and the US Constitution as upholding unfair “white privilege” that prevents equity, by which they mean a revolutionized society with a different set of values.  Trump supporters sense that American society is being overturned, and that the only leader they have is Trump.

Perhaps Trump appeared too late after the revolutionizing forces control all of the commanding heights.  This would explain why six obvious orchestrated persecutions of Donald Trump have been permitted with no accountability until Durham’s report 7 years after the “Russiagate” plot against Trump began.  

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