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Letter: FBI, DOJ -- Just who can be believed?

To the editor,

The words of Thomas Jefferson, in his first inaugural address, March 4, 1801: "Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others?"

It is clear that we have many men and women in the service of our federal government that cannot be trusted, and how to find them and root them out has become a political issue. The investigations by congressional committees have revealed serious breaches of trust and ethics of highly placed persons in government.

During President Obama's administration we learned of career public servants gone rogue doing mischief in the IRS. They used the power of the IRS to discriminate and persecute certain conservative organizations who requested 401 tax status as required by the IRS. The IRS investigated themselves and said they did nothing wrong, and furthermore, the persons involved retired.

It appears that we have a new cabal of rogues doing mischief in the FBI, the Department of Justice, and the Department of State. The "fix" was in for Hillary and her State Department backroom electronic mail server. The FBI and Justice found that there was no real problem; however, they did say that Hillary may have used faulty judgment, but she meant no harm.

Anyway, the Russians would never think to look in the backroom. Not really trusting those Russkies, Hillary scrubbed the electronic files and took a hammer to the hard drives—can't be too careful with secret data. No problem. Let's move on, says the FBI and DOJ.

The watchdog press saw no problem. Hey, if you can't believe the FBI and DOJ who can you believe?

Hal Neff

Bismarck

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