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Trump Raid—Why the FBI Must Be Dissolved
Mike Billington

Aug. 13—Today’s release of the search warrant approved by Attorney General Merrick Garland to raid the home of former President Donald Trump on Aug. 8 has confirmed that this has nothing to do with classified documents. Rather, it has everything to do with an out-of-control Department of Justice and its national police force, the FBI, openly and proudly announcing to the world that the United States is no longer a Republic, serving “the people,” but a police state, rapidly descending into fascism. Perhaps this should have been obvious when it became clear that the government and the Congress are supporting (equally proudly) an overtly fascist state in Ukraine, where all opposition parties and opposition media have been shut down, and where President Zelenskyy’s National Security and Defense Council issued a hit list naming 72 eminent foreign individuals as “Russia propaganda” agents who will be treated as “war criminals,” for the crime of wanting peace rather than world war.

The fact that 30 of those 72 individuals were leading members or friends of the LaRouche movement’s Schiller Institute should have sparked a memory in the minds of those who followed the history of the FBI’s similar raid on the home and offices of Lyndon LaRouche on Oct. 6-7, 1986. The actual purpose of that raid, and the criminal prosecution of LaRouche and many of his associates, was the role that LaRouche had played, in collaboration with President Ronald Reagan, in back-channel negotiations with Soviet officials.This was an attempt to bring the Soviet Union and the United States together, to end the British Empire’s “Mutually Assured Destruction” (MAD), which had the two superpowers aiming their massive arsenals of nuclear weapons at each other, each on a hair-trigger. Instead, LaRouche said, with Reagan’s approval, let us “make nuclear weapons obsolete,” by bringing the genius of the American and Soviet scientists together to build mutual strategic defense capacities, using new physical principles, for Mutually Assured Survival. Reagan adopted LaRouche’s idea on March 23, 1983, calling it the Strategic Defense Initiative.

This was a “red line” for the British Empire, and those in the U.S. who wanted their nation to “come in as a Cock-boat in the wake of the British man of War”—LaRouche was railroaded into prison on false charges.

And what drove the DOJ/FBI hatred of Donald Trump? Recall that Trump was elected on a promise, said over and over, that “being friends with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing.” The result was Russiagate, fed by lies from MI6 (the fake “Steele Dossier”) and the U.S. intelligence agency, which “confirmed” the lies in the Steele Dossier. Recall also that Chuck Schumer, who led the effort to fund the Ukrainian Nazis, warned Trump on Jan. 3, 2017, that he was “really dumb” to challenge the lies of the FBI and CIA: “Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you,” Schumer smugly told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.

Now, the same intelligence community is telling the American people that they will not allow them to choose their own officials, that Trump, a likely candidate in 2024 under normal circumstances, will be destroyed by the police-state apparatus. Candace Owens, an outspoken Black commentator, said following the raid in Florida: “The FBI must be legally and formally dissolved. What happened to President Trump is positively stunning and a mark of unchecked government power. I no longer recognize the country I live in.” Most importantly, she added: “Left or right, we must all come together to fight this evil.”

If the nation had rallied against the illegal persecution of Lyndon LaRouche, or if Donald Trump had responded to appeals to exonerate Lyndon LaRouche, our world would not be in the current descent into global war and economic disintegration. In the 1995 “Hearings on Gross Misconduct of the U.S. Department of Justice” held in Virginia, the former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark said of the LaRouche case: “But in what was a complex and pervasive utilization of law enforcement, prosecution, media, and non-governmental organizations focussed on destroying an enemy, this case must be number one.” In those same hearings, LaRouche himself sounded a warning, which unfortunately went unheeded:

“We have an out-of-control Justice Department, in my view, where the rot is not in the appointees, as much as it is in the permanent bureaucracy. We have a permanent sickness, in the permanent bureaucracy of part of our government…. Always there’s that agency inside the Justice Department, which works for a contract, like a hitman, when somebody with the right credentials and passwords walks in, and says, ‘we want to get this group of people,’ or ‘we want to get this person.’… Until we remove, from our system of government, the rotten, permanent bureaucracy which acts like contract assassins, using the authority of the justice system to perpetrate assassination, this country is not free, nor anyone in it.”



Michael O. Billington is an activist in the LaRouche Movement, Asia editor for the Executive Intelligence Review, and author of Reflections of an American Political Prisoner: the Repression and Promise of the LaRouche Movement. Billington graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 1967.

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