A government watchdog that has battled "Deep State" officials for years says it's obvious that Obama-era officials at the Department of Justice must be charged with criminal activities.
On Monday, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify about the report the IG released last week. It details a conspiracy by Justice Department officials to exonerate Hillary Clinton, her aides and their lawyers, and at the same time target then-candidate Trump.
Chris Farrell, director of research and investigation at Judicial Watch, says it's "indisputable" that bias was being exhibited at the highest levels of the FBI.
"And it wasn't just opinion and sentiment," he insists. "They planned and then they acted upon that bias."
Attorney Jeff Sessions should take action, says Farrell, to hold them accountable.
"He's got to at this point. This conduct is so off the charts," Farrell tells OneNewsNow. "It's not people spouting off with reckless language text messages. They took actions. They engaged in really an abuse of power under their authority as law enforcement officers to really twist a legitimate investigation into something that was basically undermined and worthless."
Attorney: Bias 'not a crime'
A former Justice Department attorney argues, however, that just because you're a biased FBI agent who hates Donald Trump and loves Hillary Clinton doesn't mean you're breaking any law.
J. Christian Adams, now founder and chief counsel of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, says the report shows just how corrupted and partisan the law enforcement branches have become. "To have the sort of things being said by FBI agents that were said – saying that ... Trump voters have an odor about them and they're ignorant and lazy and stupid and poor – this is just astonishing to see the amount of bias inside the FBI," he tells OneNewsNow.
But as far as accountability? "Hillary Clinton [is] never going to be charged with anything," says Adams. "I've been saying that for years, and I've been proven right all the time. Andrew McCabe lied under oath repeatedly. According to the inspector general report, a top-level FBI official lying under oath repeatedly – [so] we'll see what happens there.
"But look: a lot of these people didn't break any laws. Just because you're a biased FBI agent who hates Trump and loves Hillary doesn't mean you're breaking any law. So the closest you're going to get to holding them accountable is exposing them for what they are."
Adams says government employees are allowed to be biased without committing a crime. "Otherwise," he says, "I would say half of the entire federal government would be prison."
Editor's note: Comments from J. Christian Adams added after story originally posted.