UPDATE: (Feb 8, 2018) – It seems Forbes took down the timeline after a couple of days. No explanation I’m aware of as to why. Nevertheless, the Internet is forever, and a copy of it remains available here.
ORIGINAL POST: One of the challenges for the American public right now is keeping up with the drip, drip, drip of scandalous information coming out of Washington. The pieces of the puzzles are being slowly dribbled out, and thus it’s difficult for the average citizen to piece together a picture of just how bad the malfeasance of the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation is.
So Forbes has done the nation a great service by assembling the known pieces at this point. The Epoch Times produced a visual summary in January, but Forbes’ product brings the chronology up to date and provides disturbing clarity. Keep in mind while reading it there is considerable information that remains redacted or unreleased, and the parties involved will clearly go to great lengths to keep it that way. The magazine rightly concludes (emphasis added):
It is right to say that this episode is the worst abuse of political power in American history related to elections. Watergate is nothing by comparison. That involved people not employed by the government. Later it involved a cover-up in which Nixon participated.
Watergate did not involve the DOJ and the FBI – two institutions which must be non-partisans for this Republic of ours.
This case does involve the FBI and DOJ. It also is foolish not to assume that Loretta Lynch and President Obama were ignorant of the goings on – if not involved in them.
Finally, the dishonest investigation of Hillary who committed actual crimes should not be acceptable. Nor should FBI or DOJ officials be allowed to alter events and Court proceedings for political purposes.
If we let this go, and people are not brought to justice, we will have forever damaged our Republic and the World’s view of us as a nation of laws.
Not to mention that in the eyes of those of us paying close attention, the credibility of our government has taken a body blow from which it may never recover. Only seeing the key figures in this melodrama in handcuffs and behind bars will suffice to start the process of restoration. Nothing short of that will matter.