Seth Abramson (@🏠)+ Your Authors @SethAbramson Attorney. @Newsweek columnist. Proof of Corruption (preorder: and NYT bestseller Proof of Conspiracy ( Professor @UofNH. May. 28, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

Jim's sometime strength is also his main weakness—a belief in institution over process. Corrupt process often leads to a corrupt result, and faith in institutions is meaningless at that point. Barr will find what he wants to find, because he's corrupt. Comey's faith is misplaced.

1/ When it was clear the NYC field office of the FBI had engaged in a corrupt investigative process that involved numerous leaks to the media in October 2016, Jim minimized it in order to protect the institution. Barr is doing the same—he's just protecting a different institution

2/ What we need are people willing to safeguard the processes that give our institutions meaning—not just the institutions themselves. It's incredibly naive to invite investigation of the investigators when the investigators of the investigators are corrupt. Jim should know this.

3/ You don't safeguard an institution by having it run through a corrupt process over and over, you safeguard institutions by rooting out the corrupt people within them and by restoring the sanctity of the processes that made them great. Or—as necessary—improving those processes.

You can follow @SethAbramson.


Tip: mention @threader_app on a Twitter thread with the keyword “compile” to get a link to it.

Enjoy Threader? Sign up.

Since you’re here...

... we’re asking visitors like you to make a contribution to support this independent project. In these uncertain times, access to information is vital. Threader gets 1,000,000+ visits a month and our iOS Twitter client was featured as an App of the Day by Apple. Your financial support will help two developers to keep working on this app. Everyone’s contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support Threader by becoming premium or by donating on PayPal. Thank you.