Schweizer noted that in Washington “policy is personnel,” so the slow pace of Trump administration appointments has hindered the president’s ability to implement his policies while keeping much of the hostile Obama-era bureaucracy in place.
“If Hillary had won, the bureaucracy – the sort of faceless people that are making all kinds of decisions about regulation, about taxation, about the tax-exempt status of organizations – those people have a lot of power. There’s no question that the composition of the regulatory state, of the Deep State, would have been very different had Hillary Clinton been elected rather than Donald Trump,” he said.
“For people of whatever stripe who say it doesn’t matter who is president, nothing changes, everything is the same, that simply is not the case,” he argued. “There is just so much going on below the surface that we never see and hear about, but affects us dramatically.”
Schweizer reviewed the case of Peter Strzok, the senior FBI official discovered to be strongly biased against President Trump while serving in both Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and the Hillary Clinton email probe.
“People, when they think about law and the legal profession, I think they oftentimes forget that it is a profession of language,” he…Read More