No one was surprised by his announcement since he had promised to do this within hours after the Democratic Party took control of the House back in November 2018. Ironically he couldn’t identify then, nor can he today, what crimes he’s investigating, nor how his investigation differs from both the House and Senate’s investigations, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible Russian Collusion that’s lasted over two years, at a price tag of approximately $40 million to American tax payers.
Unlike the other investigations, there is one thing distinctly different about this one, based on Nadler’s prior statements and target list. That is that this Congressional investigation can only be described as a corrupt abuse of power intended to intimidate, threaten, attack, and financially break those 81 people targeted by Nadler and the Democrats.
Nadler knows that each one of the people he targeted will have to pay for their own attorney fees which can be in the millions, and should his targets fail to cooperate or respond to his letters, then they will be subpoenaed, at which time the real fun begins.
Nadler’s intent is to first threaten and intimidate his targets in hopes of gaining their cooperation in the investigation. For those that will not be intimidated, he’ll burden them with document productions and testimony, hoping that he can catch them in a perjury trap if nothing else. All of this will come at an enormous cost to his targets — as much as their entire life savings, their homes, and everything they own.
Should the committee refer any of these targets to the Justice Department and FBI for criminal charges, the personal torture only worsens. Then the scrutiny increases to the point of no return.
In other words, no reasonable person can withstand the government’s scrutiny when they can turn regulatory, ethical, or civil violations into criminal conduct.
According to Harvey Silverglate, a famed author and attorney that specializes in criminal defense, civil liberties, and academic freedom/student rights law, any and every American on any given day could be charged with three felonies a day, if you are unfortunate enough to become the target of an overzealous or rogue prosecutor.
Unfortunately, in these types of selective and political investigations and prosecutions, the end justifies the means, and no one cares about the personal destruction along the way.
Then there is the press and media, that will do everything in their power to destroy you in the court of public opinion, while at the same time, be the driving tool for the investigative bodies. Another interesting facet of this paradigm, is that the investigators intentionally leak investigative details to the press and media to ensure their targets are beyond guilty before they ever step into a courtroom.
Members of Congress and government investigators use the entire weight and budget of the United States of America to ravage their targets, while those targets have to fend for themselves at legal rates in most cases of $1,000–$1,500 per hour per attorney.
I’ve been through this process.
In 2004 I withdrew my name from consideration for a presidential cabinet position after admitting to the White House that I had hired an illegal immigrant as a nanny for my children. From 2005–2010, I became the target of state and federal investigators during which time, the government scrutinized every aspect of my life for the prior ten years. My legal bills ranged from $100,000-$150,000, per month, and in October 2009, my legal bill for that 30-day period, was the straw that broke the camel’s back: $476,000. I had no choice but to plead guilty to save my family at the time.
It cost me millions in life savings and the loss of tens of millions in business, and it was only then that I realized that you don’t have the constitutional rights you think you have unless you have the money to pay for them.
The sick and demented part of this, is that Nadler and every member of Congress, and every government prosecutor knows this, and they also know that they can needlessly destroy your life and it doesn’t cost them one dime out of their pocket. Not a single penny! They have the entire U.S. treasury at their disposal to drain you financially and annihilate you personally and professionally.
For the most part, the American people are clueless unless they have personally been through it, or know someone that has. They have no conception what those 81 targets are in for.
With one signature on $4.00 worth of paper, Congressman Jerry Nadler has begun this process which will allow him to destroy the lives of many of those American citizens, who love this country, have fought for it, and have supported their president.
That’s one hell of a price to pay for being an American patriot.
As New York City’s 40th Police Commissioner, Bernard Kerik was in command of the NYPD on September 11, 2001, and responsible for the city’s response, rescue, recovery, and the investigative efforts of the most substantial terror attack in world history. His 35-year career has been recognized in more than 100 awards for meritorious and heroic service, including a presidential commendation for heroism by President Ronald Reagan, two Distinguished Service Awards from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and an appointment as Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.
The writer is author of the following: “The Grave Above the Grave,” “From Jailer to Jailed,” and “The Lost Son, A Life in Pursuit of Justice.”