Victor Davis Hanson states the obvious: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06- ... -above-law
Attorney General Charles Bonaparte, great-grand nephew of Napoleon, founded the "Bureau of Investigation" within the DOJ, although some statesmen of character (of which there are very few now), foresaw the danger of a "secret police force":
I hear pundits from both sides of the aisle praise the "rank and file" of the FBI, but Russiagate pulled back the curtain for all to see the organization for what it is. However, short of revolution, we are stuck with it. The last President who tried to take on one of the "letter agencies" and "scatter it to the wind" ended up with a bullet in his head.Congressman J. Swagar Sherley, who opposed Bonaparte forming a “small permanent detective force” in the Department of Justice back in 1909, would have agreed. As Sherley said on Congressional Record, “In my reading of history I recall no instance where a government perished because of the absence of a secret-service force, but many there are that perished as a result of the spy system. If Anglo-Saxon civilization stands for anything, it is for a government where the humblest citizen is safeguarded against the secret activities of the executive of the government.”
As the old adage goes, "you can vote your way into tyranny, but you need to shoot your way out."
But we never learn.