Democrat: FBI Literally Strong-armed Former Senator with Armed Force over 9/11 Pages

The incident, just now being reported on, shows to what lengths the government will go to keep the public ignorant of the truth.

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) is criticizing the Obama administration as having tried to strong-arm a former senator who is pushing to declassify 28 pages of the 9/11 report dealing with Saudi Arabia.

He recounted how Rep. Gwen Graham (D-Fla.) and her father, former Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Bob Graham (D-Fla.), were detained by the FBI in 2011 at Dulles International Airport outside Washington. The message from the agents, according to the Grahams, was to quit pushing for declassification of the 28 pages.

The FBI “took a former senator, a former governor, grabbed him in an airport, hustled him into a room with armed force to try to intimidate him into taking different positions on issues of public policy and important national policy, and the fact that he wasn’t intimidated because he was calm doesn’t show that they weren’t trying to intimidate him,” Sherman said in an interview with The Hill's Molly K. Hooper.Tampa Bay Times senior correspondent Lucy Morgan detailed the incident in a column on Aug. 7, 2015.

Both Democrat and Republican administrations spend a lot of time trying to make sure the public does not know the truth about what is going on. It is why they are so anxious to prosecute and punish whistle blowers like Edward Snowden. They are anxious to hide malfeasance, incompetence, and plain old illegalities, and they are annoyed when the mask slips. President Obama promised to be the most transparent administration in history, but has proven to be the least.

Politicians know that they have lost the trust of the people, and so they must reassure them that they will be different from previous administrations. The problem is they are addicted to secrecy, necessitated by their deeds. Hillary Clinton is now fighting to not be indicted because of her unlawful use of a private server for government business. It could very well be that she will get a pass since it appears that all the players, including the FBI, the Justice Department, the Obama administration, and the two parties are in on the game. Unfortunately, the American tradition has been that government is the servant of the people and that most elected officials are trying to honestly represent the people. That belief is fast fading, and it seems that our political system is becoming like any other corrupt, banana republic, with the government filled with elitists who think themselves above the people and who serve themselves first.




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