By KELLY TSHIBAKA
The trust of the nation rests in the hands of the people who compose the Department of Justice. It is a complex institution with intricate mechanisms and extensive responsibility for securing public safety across America.
Navigating these complexities requires exceptional wisdom, particularly when the Justice Department uses its power in ways that are unjust and intended to subvert the commander-in-chief elected by the people of the United States.
In a recent interview on STAND with Kelly & Niki Tshibaka, former acting attorney general of the United States, Matt Whitaker, shared his experiences, insights, and the challenges he faced during his tenure as the head of the Justice Department during the Trump Administration.
Whitaker revealed how the bureaucratic elites within the department recklessly bent, broke, and twisted the law, undermining the U.S. Constitution, in order to subvert the rightful authority of a U.S. president they chose to despise. He detailed these experiences in his book, Above the Law.
Whitaker was not new to the Department of Justice, but came with an outsider’s perspective. During the interview, he reveals the formidable tasks he encountered as a prosecutor, particularly in his fight against child pornography and human trafficking. But despite the massive challenges he faced, his teams achieved huge victories.
Whitaker credited those successes to following the rule of law and case law: “The path to justice is actually a well-worn path.” He also contrasted it with some of the prosecutorial decisions occurring in current cases against Trump that stretch the law “well beyond its snapping point, and there’s no case law on this because nobody’s ever done a case like this.”
Whitaker also underscored the absolute necessity of adhering to well-established laws and ethical responsibilities in the pursuit of justice. The adherence to the rule of law, regardless of the individual or situation in question, is fundamental to maintaining a fair and just society. He noted that in President Donald Trump’s cases, prosecutors and judges are not consistently following the rule of law, case law, or legal ethics.
Switching gears to the current state of affairs under the Biden Administration, Whitaker discussed the escalating crisis of human trafficking and the rise in fentanyl-related issues. He expressed concern that Biden’s open border policies were exacerbating these issues.
On a broader scale, Whitaker highlighted the weaponization of government and the urgent need for accountability. Holding government agencies accountable for their actions is a crucial aspect of democracy. Whitaker shared his firsthand account of the actions he witnessed within the Department of Justice, discussing his book, Above the Law, which details the weaponization of law enforcement agencies. Whitaker’s insights on the abuses that occurred at the Department of Justice remind us of the importance of standing firm in our pursuit of justice and maintaining a vigilant eye on those in power.
Matt Whitaker’s interview on STAND presents a fascinating exploration of the complexities of social justice in modern society. His experiences, insights, and expert perspective offer valuable understanding of the challenges and responsibilities inherent in the pursuit of justice and equality of rights. By standing firm and strong, we can contribute to the fight for justice and freedom in America.
Kelly Tshibaka is the host of the podcast, TV, and radio show STAND, and the 2022 Alaska Republican candidate for U.S. Senate. She co-hosts the show with her husband, Niki Tshibaka.