Elizabeth Stauffer writes for the Washington Examiner about the U.S. Justice Department’s approach to the next major American election.

Attorney General Merrick Garland made it clear last week that the Justice Department intends to interfere in the 2024 presidential election. The unapologetic Biden administration hack’s decision to appoint a special counsel to investigate former President Donald Trump, his alleged efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, and his handling of classified documents, came just three days after Trump announced his 2024 candidacy. The timing is not a coincidence.

This is the Democratic Party’s fifth consecutive attempt to manipulate the will of the people. In 2016, based on a bogus dossier commissioned by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee, the FBI tried to portray Trump as an agent of Russia. They did this despite the fact that declassified notes taken by former CIA Director John Brennan following a July 28, 2016, meeting show he knew the allegations of Russian collusion had been manufactured by Clinton. Please note the date. The FBI opened Crossfire Hurricane, better known as the Russia collusion hoax, just two days later.

In his notes, which he later shared with former President Barack Obama, Brennan wrote: “We’re getting additional insight into Russian activities from [REDACTED]. CITE [summarizing] alleged approved by Hillary Clinton a proposal from one of her foreign policy advisers to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the Russian security service.”

The FBI cannot claim ignorance either. A September 2016 CIA investigative referral sent to then-FBI Director James Comey and then-Deputy Assistant Director of Counterintelligence Peter Strzok reads: “Per FBI verbal request, CIA provides the below examples of information the CROSSFIRE HURRICANE fusion cell has gleaned to date. An exchange [REDACTED] discussing U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s approval of a plan concerning U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian hackers hampering U.S. elections as a means of distracting the public from her use of a private email server.”