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Attorney General Barr puts former intel bosses on notice
the hill ^ | 05/22/19 | BY KEVIN R. BROCK, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR

Posted on 05/22/2019 7:46:28 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

Things seem to be moving quickly now. It has been a remarkable few weeks in American history. Momentum is building toward uncovering the distasteful possibility that the targeting of a U.S. presidential campaign was actually a political operation, fostered at the highest levels of government, masquerading as an FBI counterintelligence investigation.

Attorney General William Barr has signaled that his interest in examining the origins of the investigation into the Trump campaign extends beyond whether the FBI operated “by the book,” as former FBI Director James Comey asserts. Barr also wants to understand the role that the larger intelligence community, or IC, may have played in all of this.

Barr has thrown punches that have left an interesting mix of characters with a standing eight count. Certain eyes around D.C. are a little glassy right now.

Barr’s words and actions are telling. First, he raised the concern that the Trump campaign was “spied” upon. His use of the word “spying” appears more calculated than casual. The wailing and gnashing of teeth that followed is also telling. “The FBI doesn’t spy” became the sputtering counter-refrain of those trying to mask their nervousness.

It’s a fair point that’s beside the point. The FBI is charged with acting under strict legal restrictions and court orders. Spying is not a term traditionally associated with those activities.

But it also misses the point Barr appears to be making. The IC does spy; that’s what they do. Barr may have been referring less to the FBI and more to the IC’s possible murky involvement.

This seems to be validated by Barr’s second haymaker in as many weeks: his appointment of a surrogate investigator, U.S. Attorney John Durham. Why would the attorney general add a third investigation to those under way by Department of Justice Inspector General MichaeHorowitz...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agbarr; barr; coupattempt; declassification; deepstate; fbi; fisa; impeachment; intelbosses; johndurham; michaelhorowitz; trumpdoj
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"Through Durham, Barr can start dusting for fingerprints across the government, not just the FBI. The squirming has begun."
1 posted on 05/22/2019 7:46:28 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

THe Krassenstein’s hate Trump so much I am surprised they allow anything postive at all on their site.


2 posted on 05/22/2019 7:51:06 AM PDT by RummyChick (I have no inside sources, media sources, or federal government employee sources. NONE)
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To: RummyChick

Must be the waters are rising...and they need a life preserver?


3 posted on 05/22/2019 7:53:37 AM PDT by goodnesswins (White Privilege EQUALS Self Control & working 50-80 hrs/wk for 40 years!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Not buying into it.

Barr specifically used the word “review” with regards to Durham.
Not a criminal investigation, not any grand juries, just a “review”.

Reminds me of Huber in Utah and his 30,000 sealed indictments.

Fool me once.... No grand juries, no indictments, no perp walks, no 4am FBI raids, no solitary confinements, nothing. Crickets.


4 posted on 05/22/2019 8:00:02 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45 (Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: Jim Robinson

The three amigos are going down. Now stay tuned for the next exciting episode of “ Who’s Tellin’ the Biggest Whopper”. Will one of these three give up Hillary or Lynch or (gasp) Obama or will they stick together in an en masse episode of Hiri KIri. Stay tuned, the plot thinckens.


5 posted on 05/22/2019 8:01:15 AM PDT by ping jockey (The only difference between organized crime and D.C. is one is illegal and one isn't)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks for posting this Jim. Glad to see the investigators are concentrating on the bosses instead of the line workers.

Let the squirming and finger pointing begin.


6 posted on 05/22/2019 8:03:20 AM PDT by upchuck (No muzzy is fit to hold public office - their cult (religion) is incompatible with the Constitution.)
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To: Jim Robinson

The Durham Investigation should be thought of being a replacement of the IG Investigation which is concluding
The OIG is more of an internal review. Durham is more of an indictment machine


7 posted on 05/22/2019 8:05:32 AM PDT by Rocko Jack
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To: Jim Robinson

Grrrrrrreat!


8 posted on 05/22/2019 8:07:39 AM PDT by umgud
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To: Jim Robinson

Still waiting for the indictments and perp walks.


9 posted on 05/22/2019 8:09:47 AM PDT by Boomer
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To: Jim Robinson

My guess is that the Rat rush to embrace impeachment lately has more to do with Barr’s stated intentions than any other single reason. Reps who need to be arrested and thrown out of office will be voting to impeach.


10 posted on 05/22/2019 8:12:19 AM PDT by RatRipper
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To: Para-Ord.45

“No grand juries,”

There’s been info out there that Durham convened a Grand Jury weeks ago - even before Barr took his position. True? IDK.


11 posted on 05/22/2019 8:13:18 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: RatRipper

Actually, I believe the push to impeach will happen and it is being driven by RBG’s health. If they have ongoing impeachment hearings and she would die during them, I do believe they would argue that a POTUS under impeachment should not be allowed to seat a SC justice.


12 posted on 05/22/2019 8:17:26 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Para-Ord.45

Agreed. Until I see actual results, this is just bluster.

But, a guy can hope.

Watching Brennan’s and Comey’s perp walk (and CNN’s teary-eyed coverage) would fill me with inconsolable joy.


13 posted on 05/22/2019 8:20:33 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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... they would argue that a POTUS under impeachment should not be allowed to seat a SC justice.

Yet another "constitutional crisis."

14 posted on 05/22/2019 8:22:58 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Jim Robinson

“Seven Days in May”
The only difference was a the DNC and Clintons were in charge of “Site Y” and the Military wasn’t involved.

“Site Y” is CNN


15 posted on 05/22/2019 8:23:08 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Jim Robinson

Good piece.

Looks like with AG Barr there’s a new sheriff in town that goes by the law and he’s tapped Durham as his deputy who he’s confident does so as well.

Leaders of the attempted coup are scurrying like rats abandoning a sinking ship and turning on each other to be the first one off.

This is going to be much fun to witness and it’s long overdue.


16 posted on 05/22/2019 8:27:30 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: Toespi

Good point, but she was very ill long before this latest impeachment push gained much steam . . . but Trump has pummeled the liberal bastion of the 9th Circuit here in recent days. It certainly is at least a big part of their motivation.


17 posted on 05/22/2019 8:27:41 AM PDT by RatRipper
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To: Jim Robinson

Excellent, excellent piece.


18 posted on 05/22/2019 8:28:19 AM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: MayflowerMadam
Actually, earlier than 10/2018, when this exchange occurred:

19 posted on 05/22/2019 8:29:00 AM PDT by struggle
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To: Toespi

I hadn’t thought of THAT ANGLE. Could very well be!


20 posted on 05/22/2019 8:31:30 AM PDT by buffyt (Not a Choice, it's a CHILD in the womb. We may have aborted the person with the cure for cancer!)
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