Pete Riehm
Making noise and mocking justice
By Pete Riehm
June 22, 2023

America has faced and survived many challenges in the last two and a half centuries, but we are now mired in perhaps our most perilous and pernicious threat. An aggressive malicious cancer is eating the United States from the inside out; it’s unbridled corruption fueled by unscrupulous men seeking absolute power. Elected officials enriching themselves has always been a perennial problem, but now we have a rogue federal bureaucracy supporting their plunder and usurping Constitutional power to consolidate their irresistible authority and firmly establish their capacity to preserve their power and protect their benefactors.

The Clintons' corruption is legend, but it’s being eclipsed by the epic corruption of the Biden crime family. Despite overwhelming evidence of wrongdoing by the Clintons and Bidens, none have ever been held accountable. With no threat of consequences, they have openly continued brazen influence peddling, but it has become so grotesque and publicly manifest that it’s hard to deny much less hide. So, Democrats and their henchmen in the CIA, DOJ, FBI, and IRS need a diversion.

All these entrenched leftists loathe President Trump and will literally do anything to keep him out of the White House again, but they also fear him because if reelected he would likely expose and prosecute their malfeasance. The Democrat Media Complex and the cabal of seditious government agencies have been smearing, spying on, and undermining Trump since he announced his first presidential run in 2015. They still want to obstruct his presidential ambitions, but now they need him to be an all-consuming public spectacle that distracts Americans from their own ubiquitous betrayals and Biden’s myriad crimes.

Trump is facing multiple investigations and indictments from compromised prosecutors in the DOJ and U.S. attorneys in Georgia and New York for election tampering, tax evasion, and mishandling of classified documents. All these allegations are tenuous at best and largely fabricated, but facts and truth do not matter. The goal is twofold: First, create an overwhelming illusion of questionable conduct that makes him unpalatable to the electorate, but second and more important distract the public from Biden’s egregious crimes.

This ruse is incredible and fantastic. Biden bragged about extorting Ukraine to fire the prosecutor investigating Burisma, and for that, he and Hunter Biden were paid $10 million through a Maltese Bank account. The Biden family received some $30 million from China for favorable policies, and that’s just the bribes we know about!

The Democrat Media Complex ignores this astounding corruption, or dismisses it as Russian disinformation with intelligence agencies swearing to such lies, so the legacy media is giving almost exclusive coverage to splitting hairs over Trump’s manufactured charges. Incredible to watch—America has been turned into a Banana Republic where the dictator weaponizes the power of the government against his political foes.

Even more shocking, they fully expect to get away with it. These traitors to their oaths demonstrated their confidence by slipping in an absolutely absurd plea deal for Hunter Biden where he will only face a couple misdemeanors. Despite mountains of evidence of all manner of illegal activities in the public domain from Hunter’s infamous laptop, he will only get a slap on the wrist. This breathtaking miscarriage of justice plainly shows the acute corruption of Joe Biden, and much worse that the American justice system has collapsed.

Americans are largely aware of this travesty, but they watch it with resignation because there is little hope justice will be served and the rule of law upheld. Our only hope is in weak-kneed Republicans that we can only pray find the courage to right these wrongs, but so many of them are also compromised or simply lack the convictions of their beliefs. This tragic episode may not bring down our Republic, but if it stands, it’s a mortal wound. We the People must encourage our representatives to stand strong and restore Constitutional rule while we still have the right to air our grievances.

“You shall not do injustice in judgment; you shall not show partiality to the poor nor give preference to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly” (Leviticus 19:15).

Pete Riehm is a conservative activist and columnist in south Alabama. Email him at or read all his columns at

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Pete Riehm

Born to German immigrants, Pete Riehm grew up in Texas as a first generation American. Working his way through college, he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve. After graduating from the University of Houston, Pete was commissioned into the United States Navy through Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. He also earned a Master's Degree in National Security from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas... (more)


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