FBI Seeks – Fearless Leader

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That will not investigate the Trump Administration’s ties to Russia

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The biggest question this week by far is whether or not Trump’s firing of James Comey has anything to do with the investigation into his administration’s ties to Russian political influence in the 2016 presidential election.

All kidding aside, the firing of James is not a surprise. I won’t go into the seemingly succulent and eerie undertones of Nixon here, I will say however it does seem a wee bit odd that James was fired now rather than several months ago.

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I won’t even go into Jeff Sessions and his recusing himself from certain investigations, yet being the one to handle the firing of James.

I will however say this, yes James made huge and vast mistakes when it came to the Hillary Clinton email scandal he both allowed for and authorized the destruction of vital evidence in the case which should have never, ever happened.

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On the other hand James was not a yes man, like the rest of the Trump administration, he actually pushed back and basically without saying it, let the current administration know that he had his job to do and would not allow for any outside influence.

Lastly, If a government official (in this case the director of the FBI), is clearly placed within the Executive Branch, that official serves at the pleasure of the President, and can be fired at will.

So with that, the hunt is on for a new director of the FBI.

In other words the hunt is on for a yes man, one perhaps that will neglect looking into Trump and his team’s ties to Russia prior to the 2016 presidential election.

Cristal M Clark

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Donald Trump Presidency – the criminal justice system doesn’t need fixing?

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Some are already thinking that the Donald Trump Presidency will reinforce the idea the criminal justice system doesn’t need fixing.

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When Trump won the election I believe police across the nation let out a heavy sigh of relief collectively.

Many departments felt that the Obama administration was hell bent on having an all out war with departments across the nation.

According to fears now, from those that support judicial reform overall, they seem to insist that Donald Trump’s presidency will reinforce the idea that the criminal justice system as a whole does not need to be fixed.

In fact some feel that if Donald Trump continues to act as if racism is not a real thing here in the US, that it could have some dire consequences for individuals of color.

Many also worry that the next administration will empower the Justice Department to be less willing to investigate civil rights violations by local police departments.

In looking back, the Obama administration did make heavy use of the Justice Department’s power to threaten lawsuits to force departments to reform themselves.

But did that really end up working?

I have posted articles about this before, it never worked. Nothing the Justice Department has done worked when you look at the long term.

When change was imposed it ended up costing communities more while departments did not lose the grants which they apply for each year.

The departments that were forced to change, never paid, the communities that they serve did.

Many also feel that police reform under the Obama administration initially started off by being more or less an iron fist against police departments that really bordered on being vengeful at times.

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So what will judicial reform look like after Trump and his team step up to the plate?

It is important to highlight, that a lot of fear does come directly from Donald Trump’s past verbal assaults, behaviors and actions.

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For instance right off the top, you have Jeff Sessions, Trump’s pick for attorney general.

The guy was basically denied a federal judgeship in the 80’s because of accusations of racism.

And people do have grounds to fear him being attorney general based off of that fact.

Either way, presidents only have limited power over police departments as it is and in many states, cities and municipalities change is already underway with regards to police and judicial reform.

Many police departments understand the need to create a more cohesive relationships within the communities that they serve.

DA’s and judges with poor histories in terms of racism are being voted out.

I personally, have never thought that all police and all police departments are corrupt, racist or wayward and I also feel that some Judges, courts and the like are not all that bad either.

Despite Trump’s past indiscretions during the campaign, this is what I sense is coming in Trump’s America in terms of judicial reform.  

I believe that Trump and his administration actually do realize that need for reform is needed but not on the scale the media has led the public to believe.

Basically, the numbers do not back it up because we have yet to see any actual numbers.

I also believe that they will pull from departments, states, cities, and municipalities that have been successful at building solid relationships within the communities that each serves so they can help make departments in need of change, better.

Furthermore, I do believe that they will take a less heavy handed approach and sit down and work with problem departments, cities, municipalities and states to help create change when needed.

I base that off of the fact that, when push comes to shove Trump does take a realistic approach in terms of what would be successful and what would not be successful.

And in Trump’s world it has always been about striving for long term success, like him or not, agree with him or not, he has a pretty solid history of building long term success.

If Sessions works against that grain, Trump will, with no issue what so ever rid himself of that problem.

Trump and his team likewise will not cave to a media frenzy, making a mountain out of molehill philosophy.

Meaning, that they will base the decision of judicial reform off of numbers and in cases where it’s clearly misconduct, not off of being gorged and fattened with a media frenzy.

Judicial reform is an area if Trump and his team have time to deal with it, they could be quite successful at it by creating and fostering successful relationships with communities and the justice system as a whole.

Cristal M Clark

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Donald Trump and his dream team

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Are they just yes men or tyrants?

A yes man:

“A weak person who always agrees with their political leader or their superior at work.”

A tyrant:

“a cruel and oppressive ruler”

A lot of talk hitting the newswire this past week and over the weekend with regards to President Elect Donald Trump’s top picks:

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Head of the CIA – Mike Pompeo

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National Security Adviser – retired Lt. Gen Mike Flynn

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Attorney General – Jeff Sessons

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Head of DHS possibly – Kris Kobach

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Chief Strategist – Stephen K Bannon

In looking at each pick outwardly they seem like very intelligent well thought out choices, each one of these men in fact, have shown that they care deeply for America.

Whether you agree with how they might accomplish that, is another story. Some backed idea’s in the past that are no longer acceptable and in some cases legal. But if you wanted a team that truly cares about our nation, Trump seems to be picking them.

The downside of all of this:

While President Elect Donald Trump’s team seems to be well put together, the question remains can they serve this nation as just men, yes men or tyrants?

Each has some pretty straight forward thoughts on how to handle things, in fact Pompeo supports waterboarding still. Sessions has been slated to undo decades of progress according to CNN and he was denied a federal judgeship for making racist comments, Bannon is said to be a racist and the good Gen. Flynn was fired from his job at the pentagon because he can be a wee bit combative and is also highly critical of muslims.

That is just the tip of the iceberg of issues the media and public have with this dream team…

Trump’s FCC team dislikes net neutrality and broadband subsidies for low income Americans while, Jason Miller a spokesman for Trump will not back FBI director James Comey who I believe Trump will need in the long run because right now, he is highly viewed as balance. He is not a tyrant or a yes man.

“Power is a dangerous thing. Be careful that you don’t abuse it or let it make a tyrant of you.” – Louisa May Alcott

The problem:

Trump has already begun the process of distancing himself from a public that voted him into office. His team lacks the human being factor, the ability to read, listen and hear the public that it will now serve.

Trump’s team is lacking that key figure that will tell he and his team just what they don’t want to hear and that is needed. They don’t have to like it but in order to relate to the public they serve, they need that key figure who can look each in the eye and tell them how this nation will feel as changes are made and then implemented.

Trump would do well to remember, to take into account and to understand a big part of the reason he was voted in is because the nation felt unheard by our leaders. Leaders, elected officials, congressmen, etc, were just doing what they wanted and we as a nation, wanted to see that changed.

Now is not the time to stop listening.

Trump’s team lacks any and all empathy for the good of man, the powerful voice of empathy and understanding is missing.

Sure, you can tell people that you hear them repeat what they said but you cannot fake the empathy that goes along with that.

Don’t get me wrong, President Elect Donald Trump is a great actor, learned from his reality show no doubt, but empathy cannot be taught.

If you cannot feel empathy, the nation will see that and that will cause unrest among the nation he will soon serve.

This is a key element many leaders throughout history simply did not have and ultimately it ended up being part of the reason they failed.

I had a boss once who could tell you that the sky was falling and you’d walk away pretty okay with it.

Trump and his team lack that ability currently.

Trump and his team are missing that powerful voice. The one person who can help them tell a nation both the good and the bad.

So the question remains, now that President Donald Trump is moving forward with his top pick’s will President Donald Trump and his men be men or monsters?

Cristal M Clark

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