LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): As you see things quickly spiral in Ukraine, the Biden administration wants you to believe that they are engaged and taking strong actions to pressure Putin by creating a DOJ task force with a really cool name. By the way, it's complete with sophisticated asset tracking and lots of sexy video.
Now, of course these moves are about as effective as cloth masks on a cross-country flight. Now, we just got finished with COVID response theater. And now they are starting up with Ukraine response theater. Now, these are all choreographed moves to make it appear as though the government is working hard to keep you safe and the people of Ukraine safe but it's all a ruse for masking a hidden agenda.
Now, a few points to keep in mind. First, the freezing of assets is nothing new. The department of justice has always had the power to deny international criminals and fraudsters access to their own wealth, including any ill-begotten gains. When not abused by out-of-control prosecutors, asset forfeiture laws are powerful tools against crime and corruption. But as we side with Ukrainian people against Russia's barbaric, hideous invasion, shouldn't we expect our own government to act under established and fair legal criteria?