(National Sentinel) ‘Our President:’ In recent days Democrats and Left-leaning media have accused President Donald J. Trump of destroying Americans’ trust in law enforcement after he approved the release of a House Intelligence Committee memo detailing abuses of the FISA court during the Obama administration.
Some ranking members of Obama’s Justice Department and FBI reportedly used fabricated political opposition research — the “Russia dossier” to obtain a surveillance warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to spy on a Trump campaign figure, Carter Page, who likely interacted with other campaign figures at the time he was under surveillance.
But in reality, rank-and-file police officers, FBI agents, and Border Patrol members and their mid-level supervisors are very pleased with the president, mostly because of his ‘enforce all laws’ approach to governing, the Washington Examiner reported:
Law enforcement is pushing back hard on Democratic charges that President Trump’s criticism of top FBI and Justice officials is a demoralizing attack on the rank and file, with one top cop saying there is “no doubt” that Trump has been better for police than former President Obama.
“The majority of law enforcement is very, very pleased with this administration because he truly does support law enforcement and it doesn’t matter at what level. He supports law enforcement and that’s very important,” Sheriff Harold Eavenson of Rockwall County, Texas, and president of the National Sheriffs’ Association, told the news site.
Trump hosted sheriffs from around the country in the Oval Office on Thursday to discuss border security and other issues.
Eavenson, in Washington, D.C., for the annual legislative meeting with the president, said he’s heard from rank-and-file officers up to the management of the FBI and U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.
“I have talked with some of those guys at the supervisor level down to the agent level and they are absolutely enthralled with President Trump. They like him because they can do their the job the way it is supposed to be done,” he said in an interview.
Democrats have insisted that Trump is destroying morale, especially inside federal law enforcement.
California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, for example, said Wednesday, “I am concerned about the attack on these institutions and the long-term damage that is being done.”
However, as the Washington Examiner reported further:
But that ignores the strong ties Trump has with law enforcement dating back to the 2016 presidential campaign, when he made time to thank motorcade cops, to calls he’s made like one to an Indianapolis motorcycle policeman injured in a presidential motorcade, to this week when he hosted sheriffs at the White House.
“It has raised morale to see that the president and the attorney general of the United States, as they say, has their back,” Jonathan F. Thompson, executive director of the Sheriffs’ Association, told the news site. “It does trickle down to the rank and file in local law enforcement because they know that if they are on a case or they are working a task force that they have their support.”
President Obama, by comparison, regularly took the side of those who claimed they were abused by police.
Presidential advisor Stephen Miller told the WE that the president demands his staff make time for him to meet with police and first responders when he travels.
“You can see that bond with law enforcement and how much he enjoys engaging with law enforcement,” said Miller.
“I see it so often behind closed doors where he wants to ask them about their shifts, about their responsibilities, about what they’ve seen and where they’ve been and who they’ve interacted with. And he loves to ask them, as well, as a rank and file person, what is your thought on how we should address a policy issue affecting your department or your line of work,” Miller continued.
“He really wants to hear from the rank and file about whatever legislative or policy issues we’re dealing with that impact that person’s life or career based upon their insight as someone intimately involved with it on a day to day basis.”
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