It seems that Victor Davis Hansen has come around to my point of view.
By Victor Davis Hansen, the National Review
Another, more helpful, exegesis, however, is to understand that if we’d seen a Hillary Clinton victory in November 2016, which was supposed to be a sure thing, there would now be no scandals at all. That is, the current players probably broke laws and committed ethical violations not just because they were assured there would be no consequences but also because they thought they’d be rewarded for their laxity.
I will quibble with the characterization of the actions as laxity. This was entirely too active and pre-planned to be described thus. This was criminal malfeasance.
Hillary Clinton herself was not worried about even the appearance of scandal caused by transmitting classified documents over a private home-brewed server, or enabling her husband to shake down foreign donations to their shared foundation, or destroying some 30,000 emails. Evidently, she instead reasoned that she was within months of becoming President Hillary Clinton and therefore, in her Clintonesque view of the presidency, exempt from all further criminal exposure. Would a President Clinton have allowed the FBI to reopen their strangely aborted Uranium One investigation; would the FBI have asked her whether she communicated over an unsecure server with the former president of the United States?
Indeed. Felonia VonPantsuit was about to become untouchable, as the feckless faithless former P had been, enabled by the same corrupt party and the same press corps that were merely the media branch of the same corrupt claque.
…Rather, why wouldn’t a successful member of the Obama administrative aparat make the necessary ethical adjustments to further his career in another two-term progressive regnum? In other words, Ohr rightly assumed that empowering the Clinton-funded dossier would pay career dividends for such a power couple once Hillary was elected. Or, in desperation, the dossier would at least derail Trump after her defeat. Like other members of his byzantine caste, Ohr did everything right except bet on the wrong horse.
The modern Federal Civil Service was one of the triumphs of the Progressives. Having identified the corruption and inefficiency of the spoils system then in effect, they devised an independent professional body to see to the day to day operations of the machinery of Government. What they failed to do was to adequately ensure that the resultant bureaucracy remained faithful to the Constitution and responsive to the sovereign power (the People). Instead they have become a self appointed praetorian guard. This cannot be tolerated.
If we wish to live in a republic that functions to protect our rights and serve the larger national interests, this must be investigated and prosecuted. This corruption must be ripped out, root and branch.