• Banana Republic Tactics:  More Government, Media Harassment Against Former Trump Ally

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    Surge Summary: Rudy Giuliani is suddenly the subject of an FBI raid and fresh smears from the media. He’s not the first Trump ally to suffer indignities along these lines. It doesn’t reflect well on the United States government or media.

    by Gary Bauer

    As you know, the home of Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney, was raided by the FBI last week.  Leaks to the media claim the raid is related to an investigation of whether Giuliani represented the Ukrainian government and failed to register as a foreign lobbyist.

    Those claims are in dispute.  What is not in dispute is that Hunter Biden represented Ukrainian interests and was paid millions for it.  How’s that investigation going?

    Multiple media outlets using another leak tried to smear Giuliani even more by suggesting he received a defensive FBI briefing warning that the Russians were trying to compromise him.  Here we go again – another version of the Russia collusion story.

    But over the weekend, the New York Times, the Washington Post and NBC News all had to issue retractions.  Giuliani never received the alleged FBI briefings.

    These media smears happened repeatedly throughout the Trump presidency.  There was damaging story after damaging story, especially in the beginning, so Donald Trump never had the traditional “honeymoon” that president’s usually get.  But then months later we would be told, “Oh, well, that wasn’t actually true.”

    By the way, Giuliani is the third Trump attorney the federal government has investigated.  Last week, the FBI also raided the home of Victoria Toensing and her husband Joseph diGenova.

    I suspect the purpose of these raids has little to do with Ukraine.  I suspect they are fishing expeditions meant to find information on Donald Trump.  Powerful forces in Washington lay awake at night fearing Trump may return to power someday.

    Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz said that what happened to Giuliani is what happens in banana republics when the government sets out to destroy opposition figures.

    Of course, the big question is how do we depoliticize our federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies, which are conspiring with the cultural and political left?

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Adapted from: Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America – Rudy Giuliani, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=85266566

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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