Question: Do cops regularly lie in order to make arrests?
Progressive Answer: “Of course they do, all the time. And they get away with it because the system is so corrupt.”
Question: Do prosecutors lie in order to get convictions?
Progressive Answer: “Oh, hell yes. And they get away with it because the system is so corrupt.”
Question: “Would the FBI lie in order to get a FISA warrant to spy on political opponents?”
Progressive Answer: “How dare you make such a treasonous suggestion! You’re a pawn of Vladimir Putin! Our law enforcement agencies deserve absolute loyalty!”
It cuts the other way, too. Lots of “conservatives” who have recently been critical of the FBI normally defer to law enforcement implicitly. The only “pure” people on this are the “True-Cons” like Bill Kristol and Ewen McMuffin who preach unquestioning loyalty to all elements of Government.