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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 07:40 AM

Barr brings accountability




Trump’s foes call it ‘stunning and scary.’ Here’s what they have to be scared about

The most inadvertently honest reaction to Attorney General William Barr’s congressional testimony this week came from former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Mr. Barr had bluntly called out the Federal Bureau of Investigation for “spying” on the Trump campaign in 2016. Mr. Clapper said that was both “stunning and scary.” Indeed.

No doubt a lot of former Obama administration and Hillary Clinton campaign officials, opposition guns for hire, and media members are stunned and scared that the Justice Department finally has a leader willing to address the FBI’s behavior in 2016. They worked very hard to make sure such an accounting never happened. Only in that context can we understand the frantic new Democratic-media campaign to tar the attorney general.

Mr. Barr told the Senate Wednesday that one question he wants answered is why nobody at the FBI briefed the Trump campaign about concerns that low-level aides might have had inappropriate contacts with Russians. That’s “normally” what happens, Mr. Barr said, and the Trump campaign had two obvious people to brief—Rudy Giuliani and Chris Christie, both former federal prosecutors.

It wasn’t only the Trump campaign that the FBI kept in the dark. The bureau routinely briefs Congress on sensitive counterintelligence operations. Yet former Director James Comey admits he deliberately hid his work from both the House and the Senate. And the FBI kept information from yet another overseer, the judicial branch, failing to tell the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee had paid for the dossier it presented as a basis for a surveillance warrant against Carter Page, a U.S. citizen.

Why the secrecy? Mr. Comey testified that the Trump probe was simply too sensitive for members of congressional intelligence committees to know about—an unbelievable statement given the heavy publicity he gave the investigation of Mrs. Clinton’s improper handling of classified information. Here’s a more plausible explanation: Mr. Comey and his crew have also testified that they were all convinced Mrs. Clinton would win the election. That would have meant that no politician other than the incoming Democratic president would have known the FBI had spied on the Trump team. Nor would the public. A Clinton presidency would have ensured no accountability.

Mr. Trump’s victory destroyed that scenario, and it became clear that the new Republican president would soon know that the former Democratic administration had surveilled his campaign on the basis of information from his rival. At that point two things happened. Neither was accidental, and both were aimed, again, at forestalling accountability.

First, Mr. Comey and other intelligence officials, including Mr. Clapper, engineered the public release of all the scandalous claims against Mr. Trump, to provide some cover. As liberal commentator Matt Taibbi notes in his new book, “Hate Inc.” Mr. Comey’s Jan. 6, 2017, briefing of the president-elect about the dossier was a classic Washington “trick.” It served as the “pretext” to get the details out, a “news hook” to allow the press to publish the dossier—with its salacious fictions about prostitutes and Moscow hotel rooms—and go wild.

Democrats used the furor in their successful push for a special counsel, which gave greater legitimacy to the FBI’s probe. The appointment of a special counsel also froze other oversight. Congress can’t have access to certain documents or ask witnesses certain questions, since that might interfere with the probe. The White House can’t demand answers, because that too would interfere. Mr. Trump’s adversaries got to hide behind Robert Mueller for nearly two years.

Second, Democrats mobilized against the other big threat, incoming Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who had the authority to conduct an internal review. Don’t forget, the dossier wasn’t delivered only to the FBI. Its ultimate owners were the Clinton campaign and the DNC. And one huge outstanding question is just how many Democrats pushing for Mr. Sessions’ recusal in early 2017 did so with full knowledge of the FBI-Clinton tie-up. Certainly no Republicans were aware, and thus they were clueless to the bigger consequences of the unnecessary Sessions recusal.

Namely, that no outsider would take a hard look at the FBI. The Russia question fell to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, an institutionalist who would go on to sign the final application for a surveillance warrant against Mr. Page. Again, no accountability. Meantime, wonder why Democrats tried so hard to mau-mau Mr. Barr into also recusing himself? The goal all along has been to deep-six any discovery until a Democrat returns to the White House.

Mr. Barr didn’t merely refuse to recuse; he’s made clear he plans to plumb the FBI’s actions thoroughly. That makes him Threat No. 1 to everyone who participated in these abuses, and it’s why the liberal media establishment is now disparaging his integrity. They are stunned and scared—that accountability has returned to the Justice Department.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/barr-brings-accountability-11555022792

The “investigation” part is over, this is the reveal. The Awakening. Enjoy the show

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Gunslinger201 Apr 2019 OP
Solesurvivor Apr 2019 #1
Gunslinger201 Apr 2019 #2
oflguy Apr 2019 #4
Gunslinger201 Apr 2019 #5
oflguy Apr 2019 #6
imwithfred Apr 2019 #7
oflguy Apr 2019 #3
Fiendish Thingy-BC Apr 2019 #8
GoldwatersSoul Apr 2019 #9
Fiendish Thingy-BC Apr 2019 #10
GoldwatersSoul Apr 2019 #11
Fiendish Thingy-BC Apr 2019 #13
GoldwatersSoul Apr 2019 #15
Gunslinger201 Apr 2019 #12
Fiendish Thingy-BC Apr 2019 #14
Gunslinger201 Apr 2019 #16

Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 07:45 AM

1. I just hope this isn't a whitewash of the FBI and DOJ when it was under Obammy

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Response to Solesurvivor (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 08:00 AM

2. Trump is going to have Asses nailed on his Trophy Wall

I Guarantee out of these three, two are going to Prison and one is going to the Hangman



There will be others ....This is the Big Swamp Drain


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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 08:11 AM

4. I have to say, Barr's life is in jeopordy

These three are bad, corrupt cops and when you throw in Hillary, I just hope Barr has good security watching his back every moment.

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Response to oflguy (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 08:16 AM

5. I'd say he has the Best

The Game is up....the Sheeple have to be awakened Slowly....

Wait till Julian Assflange tells the World he got the DNC data from a young man named Seth Rich

Thats When the Media will go Full Retard

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 08:26 AM

6. I'm sure there are still others in the intelligence community who are loyal to these three

The intelligence community has already murdered a president who bucked them and then covered it up.

A fool would believe it can't happen again.

Trump does have an advantage since a motive would be more obvious if anything happened, but still...…

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 09:19 AM

7. ".....Trump is going to have Asses nailed on his Trophy Wall....."

I really wish Trump was less forgiving and more vindictive.

It's nice to be nice, but sometimes people and events deserve rough treatment.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 08:05 AM

3. To think, had Hillary won, this whole travesty of justice would have remained a secret among the

criminals who perpetrated it.

And democrats would have had no reason not to do it again.

Only two people stand between this country being a legitimate one and a third world government right now - Trump and Barr. It is a thin thread indeed to hang upon. I just hope they are up to the task of saving it.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 10:35 AM

8. I'd be surprised if Comey, McCabe, Page, Strzok or anyone is indicted, let alone convicted

Assuming that Trump/Barr aren't going to suspend due process, and the Constitution along with it, there's a little thing called "discovery", that could include everything up to and including the full un redacted Meuller report, wire taps, and anything in the Steele Dossier that has been verified (which is a lot).

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Response to Fiendish Thingy-BC (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 10:48 AM

9. Yeah....

discovery will send info to the Defendants attorneys. The prosecutor and the Grand Jury. All still under lock and key. A new trial doesnt make the information public.

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Response to GoldwatersSoul (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 10:55 AM

10. Thats not my point

If Barr intends to prosecute Trump’s enemies for this investigation, then he has to prove there was fraudulent or malicious intent, unauthorized actions etc.

The discovery process may disprove that thesis...

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Response to Fiendish Thingy-BC (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 11:03 AM

11. Thats the problem...

you dont investigate without a crime. When the investigation started there was no crime. Not sure about Canada but we dont investigate random people and certainly not presidential candidates. That sounds like Venezuela. I tend to think they got the investigation going do that they could take a feather out of Trumps cap in the campaign and it went too far.

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Response to GoldwatersSoul (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 11:42 AM

13. Investigations happen all the time without a crime

That’s why they are called “investigations”. All you need is reasonable suspicion.

There was reasonable suspicion that the Russians were attempting to use the Trump campaign as willing conspirators or at least unwitting stooges.

In addition, the criminal investigation started as a counterintelligence investigation, which needs no suspicion of a crime.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy-BC (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 11:57 AM

15. Not here they dont...

it has to go beyond reasonable suspicion. Most of the time you need, means, motive abd opportunity. If we investigated people based on suspicion of possible wrongdoing then everyone would be under investigation all the time.

What you note are the reasons to investigate are excuses. Now 2 years in the investigator found nothing. The obstruction concept is laughable and is seeking a crime even though there was no crime to precipitate obstruction.

The Mueller investigation had nothing to do with counterintelligence. Comey was fired, so Comey dropped files to be leaked pushing for a special counsel. Dont confound the issue.

I dont give a shit about Trumps fate but I will be damned if Trump or Obama the most worthless president yet to come is removed via a coup. It happened in the US before...never again.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy-BC (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 11:37 AM

12. Its going to be a Military Trial

So Q anon says

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 11:43 AM

14. Trust the plan

🙄

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Response to Fiendish Thingy-BC (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 03:47 PM

16. It would fit with Sedition/Treason


and I do trust the plan....how'd that Collusion thing work out?

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