Of Democrats and Republicans and the pot calling the kettle black

US Texas Republican Representative John Ratcliffe and President Donald J. Trump

US Texas Republican Representative John Ratcliffe says that the administration of President Barak Obama used Justice Department resources and personnel to go after political foes. [Editor’s Note: View related article here.]

As a result of the investigation of US Attorney John Durham, a number of Obama-era senior staff are in jeopardy of falling into the crosshairs of not only public scrutiny, but legal prosecution. The Durham investigation has now risen to the level of a criminal inquiry as of the convening of a Grand Jury, a US Court mechanism to determine if there is enough evidence to prosecute a case.

A source close to the investigation told reporters that a Grand Jury is not impaneled unless there is enough evidence to prosecute. That same source said that Durham is now to the point where he knows he is dealing with crimes that are prosecuteable, and now it is a question of finding out who is responsible, and to see if anyone will willingly cooperate with the investigation.

This has prompted Democrats to protest that the Justice Department is being politicized [Editor’s Note: seems the the pot is once again calling the kettle black], however, Attorny General Bill Barr dismissed such protests out of hand. The cry from the Trump administration seems to be, “Investigate the Investigators.”

This touches on something that in the Christian worldview is properly termed Transparency. This is the idea of being clear as to who ordered whom to do what and when, how, and why. This is the principle Paul referenced before King Agrippa when he said, “these things have not been done in a corner.”

What Paul was admitting was that everything he had been a part of was part of a public record that is easily accessible and had supporting witnesses (apparently Doctor Luke was one such witness). That same Apostle Paul when he spoke about the fruits of darkness to the Ephesian church, in encouraging believers to expose those deeds, said it was, “disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret.” (Eph. 5:12)

When a government administration, department, office, or staff person feels the need to hide actions from the public, that would seem to be the very definition of hiding in a corner, and Ephesians 5:11 says we should have no part in these fruits of darkness, but rather to expose these shameful deeds (v.12). We should also be very careful not to “politicize” such things, because God is no respecter of persons. What is good for the proverbial goose is also good for the gander.

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