As a veteran law enforcement officer and a seasoned criminal investigator I have to say I am disgusted by the actions of the top echelon of the FBI and the Dept. of Justice. Both of these agencies have been held in the highest esteem by most Americans and the overwhelming majority of police officers… That is until now.

To be clear, I do not focus my contempt on the men and women who do the day to day investigative work in these organizations, they are professionals and from my private conversation with many of them I can tell you they are just as disturbed by the actions of their leadership as I am. 

The truth about the entire sordid matters of the biased and corrupt Hillary Clinton investigation and the biased and totally inappropriate investigation focused on President Trump is this; because these men and women in leadership positions at the DOJ and the FBI believed that Clinton was going to win the presidential race hands down, it appears they took actions to secure their positions in her administration by conducting completely unethical investigations and a cover up of the truth. At the same time, once they realized she did not win the election and their treachery might be uncovered, they set out to destroy Donald Trump to protect themselves. This is the epitome of corruption.

As I watched this unfold in the news over the past couple of years I was open to the facts, as any real investigator must be. No matter where you stand on a candidate or political party, as an investigator you must let the facts lead you, not your own self-interest or bias.

If there was real evidence that candidate Trump had committed some type of illegal acts or if he did in fact “Collude” with Russian agents to subvert the America election, then I would not hesitate to make a case and take a stand against him. That’s what real cops do, they stand with fact and truth.

In the case of the allegations made against Mr. Trump and his team, it seems very clear that facts were ignored and no real investigation and due diligence was done, instead a desired conclusion was concocted and then information, innuendo and out-right lies and false documents were used to back fill the story to get to the conclusion that was desired by these corrupt leaders at the DOJ, FBI and it seems equally clear, the Obama White House. 

At the same time, there is enough open source information about the obvious criminal activity, unethical behaviors and conspiracy involving the Hillary Clinton camp as well as the leaders at the DOJ, FBI to secure a conviction in any court of law.

As a detective we look for information. Information leads to questions and questions lead to people. A proper investigation starts when you compare the actual law with the actions of the people you are investigating; if they violated the law then you have a case and you proceed to build that case to see if there is culpability on anyone’s part. If there is culpability, you gather corroborating evidence and you charge the person or people and they have their day in court. This is how it would work for you and me if we were suspected of committing a crime.

In the case of Hillary Clinton she purposefully used private email to prevent oversight of her activities, she said as much in the past when she said in an interview one time that congress would go poking around in her emails if they had the chance. This is one of her motivations for not using the proper State Dept. Email servers. Another motivation might related to her sense of entitlement and privilege; history has taught her very well that she was above the law and she is never really held to account for her actions. 

While this use of a private server can be seen as a violation of policy, it is also criminal in that her top secret documents and communications as Secretary of State were exposed to our enemies via computer hacking. By comparison a young navy seaman recently spent a year in jail for taking a selfie picture on his submarine because he violated the “top secret” status of the submarine. 

This disparity makes the privilege of Clinton obvious. Next the congress subpoenaed the emails from her home server. Clinton then went through the computer and handed over the ones “She” decided were relevant and deleted the rest of them. If you or I did that, we would have been arrested that day for obstruction of justice, but she was not, instead excuses were made and her “integrity” was cited. The fact remains she destroyed potential evidence, because that’s what people do when they don’t want to get caught.

When Clinton’s staff people were brought into the FBI for interviews they were allowed to destroy their blackberry’s and cell phones at the FBI office! Do you think you could have done that? 

The list of irregularities in this investigation are massive; when Hillary was finally interviewed at the FBI, no transcript of the interview was apparently made and it was not recorded. She was the target of the investigation… oh yes, a target of the “Matter” as the Attorney General Loretta Lynch told the FBI Director James Comey to call the investigation. Why would they do that?

Because an investigation infers wrong doing and a matter is just a review of information. The goal was to cover the outward appearances of an investigation while not really investigating. This is corruption on the largest scale in our history and I believe the reason they all participated in this conspiracy is because they believed Hillary would win and all of this would be swept under the rug and no one would ever know, plain and simple.   

Meanwhile the opposition candidate, Donald Trump has been subjected to a massive investigation based on a conspiracy to destroy his credibility and derail his agenda based on hearsay, lies and political motivation without any evidence.  

It doesn’t matter if you like Trumps agenda, or if you like Trump, what is happening right in front of our eyes is an attack on our most basic rights. Trump was a citizen when this began, the entire weight and power of the US government was used to attack a citizen simply because the powerful and elite didn’t get to keep power. This is the direction of the road we are on. Imagine what they could do to you if they chose to….. 

Joseph Pangaro is a retired Police Lieutenant from the Township of Ocean, Monmouth County, NJ. During his 27 year career, Lieutenant Pangaro served in many capacities. After nine years as a patrol officer, he was transferred to the detective bureau where he served for 12 years. During that time, Lt. Pangaro prepared and executed hundreds of search warrants, testified in numerous high profile criminal court cases and excelled in the area of criminal investigations including; homicides, sexual assaults, drug crimes, fraud, burglary, juvenile investigations, economic crimes, vice crimes, quality of life crimes and other crimes of violence. He has acted in undercover capacities and worked with numerous local, county, state, and federal agencies. Joseph Pangaro served as a sergeant in the detective bureau, supervising a group of highly motivated and active officers in the unit as well as the “Quality of Life” unit.