AG Bill Barr Discusses: The Firing of IG Atkinson, The Ongoing Durham Investigation, and Current FISA Abuse Issues – Video and Transcript…

Laura Ingraham broadcasts the second part of her interview with AG Bill Barr (majority transcribed below).  In this segment we can get a sense of where the DOJ is going with the ongoing investigations by U.S. Attorney John Durham into spygate and the current status of FISA against the backdrop of the prior administration abuse.

AG Bill Barr notes John Durham will bring criminal charges against those in the previous administration: “he is looking to bring to justice people who were engaged in abuses if he can show that there were criminal violations; and that’s what the focus is on.” WATCH

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[@2:49 of video] INGRAHAM – John Brennan was smashing the President’s firing of Inspector General Michael Atkinson, let’s listen:

BRENNAN – “By removing Mr. Atkinson, and I think also sending a signal to others, Mr. Trump continues to show his insecurity in terms of trying to stop anybody who was going to expose, again the lawlessness, that I think he not only has allowed to continue, but also that he abets.”

BARR – “I think the president did the right thing in removing Atkinson. From the vantage point of the Dept. of Justice, he had interpreted his statute; which is a fairly narrow statute that gave him jurisdiction over wrong-doing by intelligence people; and tried to turn it into a commission to explore anything in the government, and immediately report it to congress without letting the executive branch look at it and determine whether there was any problem.  He was told this in a letter from the department of justice, and he is obliged to follow the interpretation of the department of justice, and he ignored it. So I think the President was correct in firing him.”

INGRAHAM – “An it’s the second inspector general he’s fired since the beginning of this pandemic. And of course that’s used to say: ‘well, the president doesn’t want a watchdog’.”

BARR – “No, I think that’s true. I think he want’s responsible watchdogs.”

[@4:10 of Video] INGRAHAM – What can you tell us about the state of John Durham’s investigation? People have been waiting for the, the final report, on what happened with this, what can you tell us?

BARR – “Well I think a report y’know, may be, and probably will be, a by-product of his activity; but his primary focus isn’t to prepare a report, he is looking to bring to justice people who were engaged in abuses if he can show that there were criminal violations; and that’s what the focus is on. And, uh, as you know, being a lawyer yourself, building these cases, especially the sprawling case we have between us that went on for two or three years here, uh…, it takes some time, it takes some time to build the case.”

“So he’s diligently pursuing it, uh.. My own view is that, uh, the evidence shows that we’re not dealing with just mistakes or sloppiness, there was something far more troubling here; and we’re going to get to the bottom of it. And if people broke the law, and we can establish that with the evidence, they will be prosecuted.”

INGRAHAM – “The president is very frustrated, I think you, you obviously know that; about Andrew McCabe, uh, he believes that people like McCabe and others just were able to basically flout the laws, and so far with impunity.”

BARR – “I think the president has every right to be frustrated, because I think what happened to him was one of the greatest travesties in American history.  Without any basis uh, they, uh, they started this investigation of his campaign; and even more concerning actually, is what happened after the campaign; a whole pattern of events while he was President. uh, So I, to sabotage the presidency; and I think that, uh, or at least had the effect of sabotaging the presidency.”

INGRAHAM – “Will FISA abuses be prevented going forward given what happened here where FISA judges were not given critical pieces of information; material facts about evidence that informed the governments’ okaying of surveillance on American citizens.”

BARR – “You know I think it’s possible to put in a regime that will make it very hard, either to willfully circumvent FISA, or to do so sloppily without due regard for the rights of the American person involved. And also to make it very clear that any misconduct will be discovered and discovered fairly promptly.  So I do think we can put in safeguards that will enable us to go forward with this important tool.. uh.. I think it’s very sad, uh, and the people who abused FISA, have a lot to answer for. Because this was an important tool to protect the American people, they abused it, they undercut public confidence in FISA but also the FBI as an institution: and we have to rebuild that.”

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688 Responses to AG Bill Barr Discusses: The Firing of IG Atkinson, The Ongoing Durham Investigation, and Current FISA Abuse Issues – Video and Transcript…

  1. Bogeyfree says:

    I wonder based on this interview if Barr hasn’t come to the realization that without then rule of law, without equal justice these outlaws will continue their crime wave.

    At first it was just the Russia Collusion hoax.

    Then they one upped that by shredding the Constitution via the Impeachment fraud

    Now they have taken it up another notch by attempting to take down the entire US economy and by punishing the American people, all to take PT down.

    IMO Barr has to see these people are crazy and won’t stop so as I have said before the survival of this country in many ways, lies in Barr’s hands.

    No rule of law, no equal justice these outlaws will just keep going, going and going, destroying anyone and everything in their way to stop PT.

    I truly hope Barr has seen the error of his way by not addressing any of this…….

    1) Uranium One – No Crimes, No Indictments
    2) Hammer 47 Hard Drives – No Crimes, No Indictments
    3) Anwan Brothers – No Crimes, No Indictments
    4) HRC Unsecured Server & 33K Emails – No Crimes, No Indictments
    5) Wiener Laptop Email Contents – No Crimes, No Indictments (outside Wiener)
    6) DNC Server Hack – Alleged Crime, No Indictments
    7) Seth Rich murder – No arrests
    8) Fake Dossier and fraud on FISA Court 4 times – No Crimes, No Indictments
    9) Years of FISA Abuse – No Crimes, No Indictments
    10) Years of FIB Contractor Abuse – No Crimes, No Indictments
    11) Carter Page FISA Leak – No Crime for Leaking (just one count lying)
    12) Numerous other Classified Leaks – No Crimes, No Indictments
    13) Numerous referrals to DOJ – No Crimes, No Indictments
    14) Numerous Agents violating policy – No Crimes, No Indictments
    15) Ukraine WB fraud – No Crimes, No Indictments
    16) Impeachment Fraud and made up narrative by House Leader – No Crimes, No Indictments
    17) Ukraine Money Laundering – No Crimes, No Indictments
    18) Epstein Death – No Crimes, No indictments
    19) Withholding and then losing exculpatory evidence and records in the General Flynn case as alleged by Sidney Powell.
    20) Phil Haney Murder – No Crimes, No Indictments

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    • Rhi says:

      Glad to see you added Phil Haney to your list, a great man who blew the whistle on obamanation and Mueller gutting muslim counterintelligence surveillance in the FIB.

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    • Barr has been extremely dissapointing, but i don’t believe he has lied. Many of his actions and inactions have been inexplicable, and he has not explained them to us. As Sydney has suggested, Barr may be good, but he is excessively slow.
      Although, Barr appears to have one foot in the deep state,
      he doesn’t see any longer anything worthwhile left in the institutions he has cherished.
      I believe that the helped the President with respect to Mueller and will be with the President.
      Barr has crossed the Rubicon. I believe he will be a “go” on D-Day even on marginal conditions to proceed.

      He is no Patton, but maybe he will be a Montgomery. … and he can lead the charge by playing his bagpipes.

      My greater fear is that this problem exceeds The President and Barr’s normal offices. I fear the legal system is broken which means martial law, military tribunals and firing squads may be needed.

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  2. jeffsn4 says:

    It’s shocking how many people fall for Barr’s WORDS. Every few months he comes out with some promising statements yet DOES NOTHING!

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    • Payday says:

      What’s shocking is the vehemence in which you assault the opinion of those who don’t believe as you do. So you disagree…who gives a S?

      Liked by 5 people

      • jeffsn4 says:

        This is funny. I’ve been hearing the exact same crap from Barr defenders for over a year now. After all the bs he pulls some of you STILL believe in him. What exactly has he done besides TALK?

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        • Payday says:

          I don’t know what he’s done. I do know that’s all you do.

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        • gsonFIT says:

          1) Barr summarized Mueller report and released publicly.
          2) He assigned Durham to investigate the origins of 2016 Russia investigation (May of 2019 BTW)
          3) He publicly disagreed with IG Horowitz about Horowitz conclusion that there was no wrongdoing by FBI principals as reported and investigated by IG Horowitz
          4) He allowed his investigator Durham to take the same actions as in number 3 above.
          5) He traveled to Italy to personally investigate a recorded deposition by Professor Mifsud and his role in 2016 Election surveillance.
          6) He respectfully stood up to President Donald Trump regarding MSM reports on the Roger Stone Case and Judge Amy Berman Jackson
          7) Finally, he came out of a comfortable retirement to put up with this shit so our kids might not have to.

          BTW, William Barr was confirmed 2/14/2019 so he has done all of the above in 13 months.

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          • jake49028 says:

            How many in jail?

            You do know there is an election soon and lawyers can delay any actions Barr takes until well after the election?

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            • gsonFIT says:

              I happen to believe that President Trump will win reelection, I also happen to believe he has become a seasoned politician and I cannot wait watch him work during his second term.

              I do realize their is a “quite period” as we approach a national election. My suggestion to you is to vote Trump and stay positive. If you cannot control something dont invest too much in it emotionally.

              Finally, win or lose, quite period or not President Trump will be transparent as he approaches the end of his first term. I do know if he is not reelected he will do all he can to bring culpable parties and agencies to justice, quickly, fairly and loudly. He will do the best he can and then move forward…no regrets. His best is usually pretty good

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              • YvonneMarie says:

                Yes !
                He will be re elected.
                I hope he has coat tails.

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                • MAGA Minuteman says:

                  I believe, as a business man, President Trump deals in net positives and net negatives. Right now prosecuting all the bad actors right before the election may be a net negative. While all of us here at the Treehouse know quite well the extent of the corruption within the FBI, DOJ, CIA, etc, relative to the Trump administration, many voters do not. Stirring up that hornet’s nest before the election may be seen as an overall negative event by uninformed voters.

                  We don’t need justice before the election to earn our vote. The Trump administration has already earned it.

                  If the hammer of justice finalling falling on these criminals is seen in any way as retalitaion, bullying, abusing his power, etc, by uninformed voters, that could turn them away which is a net negative.

                  The vision of a President who is working very hard for the American people and is always unjustly attacked by the media and lunatic politicians is not a bad place to be going into reelection. The underdog so to speak. That is a net positive.

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          • jeffsn4 says:

            None of those things mean ANYTHING without further action. “He assigned” lmao And Sessions assigned John Huber to “investigate” these crooks too. How’d that turn out?

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            • gsonFIT says:

              Do you really think that Donald Trump would go quietly into the night…really?

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              • jeffsn4 says:

                No, but Barr has him in a spot where Trump can’t fire him. Everyone still thinks he’s MAGA. I’m assuming Trump knows what’s up and will fire him after the election.

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                • gsonFIT says:

                  What is Barr’s motivation for coming out of retirement?

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                • jeffsn4 says:

                  To save the “Institutions”. The ones that have been fully corrupted and are still ran by Deep State dirtbags like Wray and Haspel.

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                • gsonFIT says:

                  So William Barr is not motivated by fear or greed? He doesn’t care about Power or Fame? He is just a upper tier Apparatchik trying to keep the American government operating as is and into the future?

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                • jeffsn4 says:

                  Fear and greed? Possibly. He may have been forced into this situation by someone with Kompromat on him, he may be benefiting financially, I honestly don’t know. I DO know that he’s a cover-up artist. That is clear.

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                • gsonFIT says:

                  BTW, Wray is a LSC idiot, and Jeff Sessions is the poster child for the Peter Principal. Don’t know enough about Haspel. And I think your comments are describing Lindsey Gaham to a T. But Bill Barr is pure at heart. Of course you’ll disagree and then I will disagree back .

                  Sooo, lets just agree to disagree, but Bill Barr could have done much more damage from the outside and with the MSM used as a weapon. Much like that cad George Conway. He didn’t need to put himself in legal jeopardy to perpetuate a corrupt government law firm.

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                • jeffsn4 says:

                  I’m not sure he could have done any more damage than he is now. He seems to be single-handedly protecting the coup plotters.

                  What is LSC?

                  And yes, Graham is also a fraud.

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                • gsonFIT says:

                  LSC =Lucky Sperm Club.

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                • grumpyqs says:

                  IMHO, unless Rudi Giuliani somehow, sometime, becomes AG, absolutely nothing will ever come of the crimes from the Obama’s, Clinton’s or federal bureaucracy. If DJT does not win re-election, blanket pardons will cover everybody for everything possible. Then the Kristallnacht-like persecutions will begin in earnest.

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                • jeffsn4 says:

                  They’re going to rig the election. We’re now seeing exactly how they’re going to do it (mail-in only).

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          • anthohmy says:

            I watched a case where a DA was investigating one guy who ripped off 4 – 5 people for about 500k, and tried to set somebody else up for it. It was mildly chaotic at first, but not that hard to follow. It took 3 years after the police started investigating to bring charges against 1 shyster.

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        • El Torito says:

          So because you don’t get the result WHEN YOU demand it, everyone who isn’t emotionally irregular enough to assign an imaginary time frame “falls for it?” Manage time = manage emotion.

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          • jake49028 says:

            Everyone has been much more than patient in waiting for results.

            It’s just that whenever charges can be filed, the DOJ declines to prosecute. “Oh but that’s for bigger charges” yeah, right. Just keep thinking that.

            Strzok, Ohr, McCabe, Comey, Clapper, Brennan and so many others. Slam dunk guilty and….crickets.

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            • Pokey says:

              All the dots have to be correctly connected to have any hope in hell of convicting any of these clowns in a DC courtroom. The Swamp includes much of the justice apparatus in Washington DC, and all of these traitors will be lawyered up with the best Swamp rats in the country. All Barr has are career bureaucratic prosecutors and the honest ones are very difficult to find. If Barr puts a couple of more of them on this task, he will be lucky if they don’t produce another coverup within Durham’s group. This prosecution, if they can ever get it to the trial stage will be completely undermined if any of the defense lawyers can find even a thread of controversial evidence. I don’t think we will ever see justice, but I believe Barr can make the whole Swamp at least worry about trying treason as a political solution again.

              Our only hope for justice for any of them will hinge on whether We The People can win a huge landslide of a victory in November. We cannot let anyone we talk to run Trump down without challenging them about it. We will have a very tough job this Fall. I think we should let Barr worry about the task of finding retribution for the treasonous Swamp rats.

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              • rockdoc76 says:

                If the charges are serious enough (sedition and /or treason) the trials may be held in front of military tribunals instead of in the DC swamp. Not a lawyer but that is my hope anyway.

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            • LULU says:

              jake, have you ever heard of a major conspiracy where the participants were picked off and prosecuted one by one just to make the clamoring public happy? They are usually rounded up all at once. Especially the ringleaders…

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          • jeffsn4 says:

            This is wild. You Barr defenders are replying with the exact same bs more than a year later. haha

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            • Pokey says:

              Then is guess I’m wild and crazy because I see Barr in a nearly hopeless situation and you think he can take it to the bad guys whenever he decides to grow a pair. All I will say to you is you can’t make a computer laugh by typing haha. You have to tickle the buttons on the keyboard before they will start laughing, you know.

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              • jeffsn4 says:

                It’s not just that he’s not taking it to the bad guys. It’s that he continues to go after the good guys as well. And for kicks he not only allows Wray to run the FBI but praises him constantly.

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                • Pokey says:

                  You and I have a different view of who the bad guys are. I think most of the Swamp is infested with bad guys of every stripe. Maybe some of the white hats are wearing another color when they don’t think they are being scrutinized, and break out the white hats for public viewing.

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        • jake49028 says:

          He still lets the corrupt DOJ prosecutors continue after Gen. Flynn.
          He allows Wray to stonewall FOIA requests and other documents.
          Total waste, just like Sessions.

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          • rockdoc76 says:

            Sessions was the insurance policy.

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          • jeffsn4 says:

            I hope you’re prepared for a dozen angry replies telling you how dumb you are. hahaha The whole situation with Wray is the most obvious tell. I have no idea how more people aren’t seeing what we’re seeing.

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          • Eileen McRae says:

            As the “prosecution” of Flynn continues, the public is discovering more and more information as to what was actually done and who did it. The “Rules of Discovery” being used by his lawyer compels the prosecution to hand over all evidence, and it is through this evidence, the extent of the malfeasance committed against Flynn is coming into focus. This is GOOD for the American public and helps to build the case against those who Barr and Durham are after. If you end the case, you will end discovery. It is serving its purpose.

            As to FOIA requests, once the information gets into the public domain, it makes it more difficult to prosecute those that are guilty. Public information leads to bias and bias will lead to Democrats knocking out one after another of judges appointed by Trump. It already is being done in the case currently on docket against Fox News re its negligent reporting on the COVID virus. Do you want that to happen when an indictment is brought against any of those involved in Spygate?

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        • Conservative Tea says:

          This is a complicated criminal conspiracy that is like an octopus with tentacles every where as at least 100 people are being investigated. It does NO good to bring charges that will be dismissed or that are not sufficient to ensure a conviction. It’s frustrating to wait when we so badly to see these scumbags perp-walked, but this goes all the way to obama and I don’t think Mr. Durham is going to let anyone slide. If you are going to kill obama; the king of the corruption you have to have a solid case. Durham is a ferocious and totally apolitical prosecutor who knows he’s only getting one bite at the apple. I hope he has US Marshals protecting him. If he died by a lightning strike, I’m certain that it wouldn’t be an accident. Remember Scalia? I’m certain he was offed to let obama pick one more leftists before the end of obama’s term and McConnell f**ked him out of it.

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          • Richard Whitney says:

            Quite correct. This is a RICO case of astronomical proportions. A lot of low-information impatient people would rather see impetuous prosecutions, which very likely would appear before compromised judges. You need a clean judiciary, corroborated evidence obtained legally, and smart prosecutors. So you need to clean the system of the Hussein vermin. And meanwhile, enjoy the fact that the perps are having sleepless nights, sweating blood.
            BTW, octopuses have arms, not tentacles.

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          • bobusaf says:

            I wonder if Durham’s cases will have to be tried in Washington or if he can bring them in some jurisdiction where a fair jury pool might be found.

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          • jeffsn4 says:

            Scalia was absolutely murdered.

            As far as Durham goes, we’ve heard all that apolitical, straight-shooter, ferocious talk a few times. We heard it with Comey, Horowitz, Huber and Mueller. Every one of them has turned out to be dirty. We also know for a fact there are Deep State dirtbags on Durham’s team like John Eckenrode.

            I’m sorry, but nothing is happening. Barr is running a long-con on us.

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          • Eileen McRae says:

            Amen!

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        • Tom Hansen says:

          Barr very clearly said the abuses have occurred over a three year period and were sprawling, indicating that many individuals were involved over a considerable amount of time. So, as he said it takes time to do a thorough investigation and build case, which is a perfect reasonable comment.

          Further, Barr said this was a criminal investigation, and he indicated there was no basis to begin the Crossfire Hurricane investigation to begin with. By this statement, he is indicating that there were definite crimes that took place, and the evidence will determine who gets charged. This indicates a lot of people will be indicted. When that occurs, it will be shocking to you.

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        • Marko Mendoza says:

          You’d like to think he’s doing nothing, but Barr would be a poor AG indeed if he spoke in any detail about an ongoing investigation, or took any action before he was ready to deliver a mortal blow.

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          • jeffsn4 says:

            I’d like to think he’s doing nothing?? LOL I’d like to think he’d put 300 of these scumbags in prison but it’s not gonna happen. I’m just a realist and some people CANNOT HANDLE THE TRUTH.

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      • LULU says:

        How do we know that he and particularly Durham are “doing nothing”…? This is just more typical internet cynicism. That’s what many come here to do. I wonder if they read all of Sundance’s daily reports for the years when this coup was going on, those “too long, too confusing” reports. Well-sourced. But ever so much trouble to read…. That’s what we heard here and elsewhere at the time. Now they are the laptop commandos. beating the drum against Barr and Durham. They have no idea. Could probably not answer questions on just who did what and when…

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        • Eileen McRae says:

          Good rebuttal!

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        • Richard Whitney says:

          @Lulu…you are right. There has been a lot of progress toward justice. But the sting operation doesn’t leak. And it stays in character.
          Example: most people here would be negative toward Jeff Sessions, complaining he recused himself for no reason, and that he did nothing.
          Sessions had to recuse himself. He was the victim and the Attorney General. Perps would claim ‘conflict of interest’ and weasel out. But Sessions revived Operation Cassandra. You watched many interactions at high seas of drug boats, including a giant ship with 34,000 pounds of cocaine, still in Philadelphia harbor. Sessions hired Huber (and even gave it away in an interview with Bartiromo in early 2018, but she didn’t pick up on the obvious follow-up “Who?” at the time. Sessions has put a lot in motion.
          Trump has always stayed in character. He regularly tweeted about Jeff doing nothing when he well knew how much Sessions did. And Trump is also walking a fine line, never saying ‘recuse’ but establishing his arm length because he, too, is a victim and LEO.
          None of the above will get a lot of likes here. Later it will be revealed what roles Sessions, Mueller, Comey and Rosenstein played, and many here will be surprised.

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      • solomonpal says:

        What’s really shocking is the vehemence in which you assault the opinion of those who don’t believe as you do. Is this person not allowed an opinion?

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    • Mike Robinson says:

      This is a criminal matter for which no Grand Jury indictments have yet been handed down and unsealed. Therefore, total secrecy is required by law!

      What you are seeing is a well-practiced “poker face.”

      When indictments are unsealed and arrests are made, only then will you have any inkling that anything is or has been going on. This is the law.

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      • gsonFIT says:

        I think Loretta Lynch wore her poker face when she met with Bill Clinton on an Arizona Tarmac while her department was investigating his wife.

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      • rjones99 says:

        Pretty hard for this type of matter secret, particularly if more than a few people are involved.

        The only real positive clue I’ve seen – apart from AG Barr’s hopeful comments -is the vehemence with which the left continues to attack Trump, even in the middle of a national crisis. It almost looks like they want to crash the US as a last chance, desperate means to save their own traitorous necks.

        Or, maybe I’m just having a pleasant dream…

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      • With Lawfare there is no secrecy in DC.

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      • Pokey says:

        I agree, and I want some of these bastards convicted. We have to let Barr do things his way, because none of us have shown him a better way to proceed within the law. I don’t like what I see going on, but I don’t make my living trying to corner some of the smartest criminals on the planet.

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      • LULU says:

        Mike Robinson, I am really glad to see you show up!!!!!

        May pinch your excellent Reply and post it elsewhere.

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      • jeffsn4 says:

        Yep, been hearing that for over a year too. Actually we’ve been hearing that for about 3 years. I call it the BS Q defense. How many are there now? 29,000? LOL

        Don’t get me wrong, I WANT Barr to do something. I’m just realistic enough to see that he’s a cover-up artist. Whatever happened to the Declass? What ever happened to the Epstein investigation? Flynn? Stone?? THE GUY IS A FRAUD!!!

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    • Andy says:

      ******************************** Did you listen to the interview? This is a broad (meaning huge) investigation. They have to have their timelines and facts straight if they are going to successfully prosecute anyone. This type of investigation takes time. He had originally said he expects Durham to be done by late Spring/Early Summer, but with Covid 19 that could move back a few months. Be real. This is not political theater that can be rushed like the bullshit the Dems have tried and failed at. People will go to jail. Count on it. Barr said that this went beyond mistakes or sloppiness; they have the goods on people involved in the conspiracy.

      (Comment edited by Admin….)

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      • rrwise1 says:

        This has to be done before Election Day, if Trump loses the election nothing will go to court. Just like the stuff REPUBLICANS were doing in the House before the mid-term elections. Dems will come in and just say, nothing to see here. Just an opinion

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      • jeffsn4 says:

        I read the transcript. I can’t listen to people that fake. Every few months he does this and EVERY time people think he’s legit. Then they slowly see he’s a fraud until like clockwork he comes out and makes more “statements”. They’re playing games, some of you just aren’t seeing it….yet. Look up his history, he’s CLEARLY Deep State. IMO the deepest of them all.

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        • G. Alistar says:

          Then again when you are putting together a case of this magnitude, it may really take lots of time, money and effort. Durham has not been at it that long considering we have the highest level of FBI dirty cops and criminal DoJ and CIA actors. Not to mention key players in themObama Administration who are criminally culpable. Anyone who knows the judicial system realizes the these type of complex investigations take a lot of time.

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    • Tl Howard says:

      It’s the season and the week of hope, jeffn4. Perhaps for a few more days, you’ll have it.

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    • Lee McBride says:

      Barr has already indicated that: “building these cases, especially the sprawling case we have between us that went on for two or three years here, uh…, it takes some time, it takes some time to build the case.” So it should come as no surprise that “nothing” appears to have been done by Barr yet (these things take time). So, we have been patient this long, let’s try to be patient a little longer. Besides, at this point, the results of Durham’s work may not be able to be released until after this year’s presidential election. Otherwise, especially if there are several criminal indictments of former Obama appointees, Barr will be accused of election tampering.

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      • jeffsn4 says:

        I’m not saying that he’s not “indicating” that he’s going to do something. I’m telling you he’s LYING when he says it. Read the transcript and look at how many times he says “if”. People are seeing what they want to see. He’s full of it.

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  3. Alan Reasin says:

    As to FISA warrants, the court needs a small group independent of the FBI/DOJ to investigate the FISA requests since those charged are not represented, period. It appears the FISA courts can’t hold people in contempt, so strong penalties need to be in place for those who lie on the facts of the request.

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    • iconoclast says:

      Yes. Where is John Roberts? As the head of the nation’s system of courts, Roberts is responsible for overseeing their proper functioning. Abuses, egregious abuses of power, have indisputably taken place in the FISC, under Roberts’ watch. Yet he remains silent.

      That is a travesty.

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      • vikingmom says:

        Is SCOTUS even meeting these days? All of the local courts in my area are completely shuttered…we can’t even file a lawsuit against the Governor for issuing orders that are blatantly Un-Constitutional….isn’t that convenient for them?

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        • Paprika says:

          I’ve been wondering about the whole “no more than 10 people gathering” restrictions. If it had been 12 instead of 10 could we could have kept the courts open for the most part?

          Yes a jury box is tight with 12 people and backups, but there is no law that says 12 people sitting on a jury have to sit in a particular confined space. If a judge can “clear a courtroom” he can designate the jury use the “peanut gallery” public space, which is usually more than adequate to have juries spread out in “social distance” fashion to hear court cases.

          And the Supreme court building has plenty of room to hold court and case reviews in a way to allow “social distancing”. Crimony, the building is way over 600,000 sq feet including a private gym, cafeteria, and basketball court!

          The courts could easily continue to be in session as easily as the Congress could if they wanted, they just chose not to! Bet FISA court applications have not slowed down though!

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        • Viking mom- it truly disgusts me that even if there were civil libertarians who wanted to contest the ILLEGAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS that are being handed out by the Commie State governors like Cuomo, et al, there are no courts open to hear the cases.
          Furthermore, there have been orders issued in NY telling renters that they no longer have to pay their rent for at least 3 months and that no landlord can file an eviction against people who don’t pay their rent.
          This amounts to ILLEGAL SEIZURE OF PROPERTY WITHOUT DUE PROCESS.
          I happen to have some of my retirement money invested in rental properties. This is part of our income stream that we desperately need to survive this insanity. We are not slumlords. Our tenants have above average living conditions and at this point, I could actually rent these places for 3 times what the current tenants are paying, not that I would do so.
          How do you think I feel being told by the scumbag politicians like Cuomo et al that not only is our small business going to be destroyed unnecessarily, but our investment income could be forcibly taken from us as well
          Too bad we won’t be able to afford to hire a decent lawyer when this is all said and done.

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          • vikingmom says:

            I believe a group of homeowners in South Carolina filed a class-action lawsuit against the governor yesterday because they own property in the Outer Banks and have been told they are not allowed to rent it. As you say, that is an illegal seizure of property by the government, with no due process! I think when this is all over, if we still have a country, the number of lawsuits that will be filed against state and local governments will be in the Millions! The anti-constitutional actions that are being taken right now are breathtaking in their scope and the number of family and friends that I have who are willingly acquiescing terrifies me!

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            • Hans says:

              It’s called a Taking… to take property without compensation…

              The real problem they have got lots of lawyers and the get paid by our tax dollars.. politicians don’t pay a cent.. no fiduciary law award will ever be awarded by the crooked politicians….

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            • viking mom- you and me both.
              Hard to believe that my adult children, who are wonderful human beings in every respect, all all liberal Dems. It sickens me actually but I have to remember to judge them on their deeds, not their stupid words.
              Aside from their rotten politics, they are all great parents and productive citizens.

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              • fangdog says:

                As well as enemies of America and the American people.

                During WW!I as an example, I am sure Japanese and German soldiers were great parents and productive citizens, However, they were enemies of America and us American people.

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              • peace says:

                Wonderful human being would not support crooked hillary or sleep Joe .

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              • bobusaf says:

                My situation too, Seneca. With my older son I have to keep reminding myself that I love him despite his politics and that his children are my grandchildren and his oldest son’s two kids are my great grandchildren and I refuse to let TDS separate me from my family. Sometimes it’s difficult.

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                • bob- thanks very much for your understanding and sympathetic comment.
                  I think that some people here don’t understand what we are going through. (judging by a couple of the remarks)
                  It is possible for good people to have really stupid political views. Like I said, I tell myself all the time, just them by the lives they live and their good deeds, not their dumb political opinions that they got after being indoctrinated at college.
                  The answer for me is simple. We have a rule at all family get togethers- NO talking about politics. Problem solved.

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            • jimrockfish says:

              I really hope so. I don’t have the money to file a lawsuit against my governor and mayor but if I did, I think denying us our first amendment protection to peaceably assemble would be a great start.

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            • jimrockfish says:

              I really hope so. I don’t have the money to file a lawsuit against my governor and mayor but if I did, I think denying us our first amendment protection to peaceably assemble would be a great start.

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            • dginga says:

              That would be North Carolina if it’s the Outer Banks. A lot of those homes are very expensive luxury rentals and losing even six weeks of rental time could mean $60K in income to the owners, many of whom need that income to pay the mortgage, hurricane insurance and taxes.

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              • vikingmom says:

                Yep, just more financial collateral damage, which will make everyone even more dependent on the government to take care of them… I think the day Fauchi gave an interview calling it a “necessary inconvenience” to have the economy shut down for 12 to 18 months was the day I really began to despise him rather than just dislike him! Arrogant elitist with a government paycheck and pension telling the rest of us we just need to suck it up!

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      • “Where oh where is Justice Roberts tonight?” With a nod to Hee Haw lyrics, but oddly appropriate for swamp critters. To answer the question, same place he was when reviewing O Care. The question is: Is he sharing quarters with Barr? Currently in adequate information to evaluate Barr’s housing arrangements, figuratively speaking.

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    • ann says:

      Like 👍🏼

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    • Rick says:

      I would add the judges are not excused for their lack of curiosity. How many of them asked to see the Woods File? You know, the one Horowitz found to be empty most of the time.

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      • Andy says:

        The FISA courts are reviewing each of the 29 cases that Horowitz identified which did not adhere to the Woods policies. They have demanded the names of the people who were investigated/wire tapped. Heads are going to roll.

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      • ann says:

        Who staffs Robert’s FISC oversight unit?
        What the hell have they been doing for the last 10 years?

        My dark suspicion: the on paper portrayal of a firewalled, independent investigatory staff that works contemporaneously with FISC to provide oversight is a myth.

        What I expect to discover is a variation of the DoJ’s co-opted & penetrated internal investigations division, staffed by compromised individuals, similar to the McChord, Ohr, and Rosenstein model.

        The found findings within Colleyer’s DoJ Compliance Review describe a pattern of the Court repeatedly confronting the DoJ with bulk noncompliance, followed by an inter branch negotiated appeasement.

        Placated by pledges of scouts honor to clean up, the FISC, NSA and DoJ offer a ceremonial empty promise to delete, all traces of both the illegal content & evidence trail lethal implicate the coterie .
        In other words, they destroy federal records, using a euphemism for essentially bleach bitting prosecutorial evidence. (PS: I never believed bleach bit destroyed all copies of Hillary’s archives. I also don’t believe the illgotten data was destroyed. Claiming there are no existing records is a dodge .

        Thus, the cheating liiars who lead NSI/FIB’s creative writing enterprise are able to continue their spying and blackmailing . ,

        In short,
        To my untutored eye, FiSC Court accommodates systemic illegal operations with a ceremonial tea party interagency and across branch extraconstitutional ioperations with a kiss and make up ceremony

        I believe nothing the Bureau, DoJ and this 17 metastatic rumors says and trust nothing they do.

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    • Mike Robinson says:

      This is exactly why I think that the entire FISA concept should be scrapped. Go back to what was there before – direct Presidential accountability.

      Right now, there is no accountability at all. This concept cannot be salvaged. The law (and, PATRIOT) must IMHO be scrapped and replaced.

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  4. hereslooking says:

    Barr should require timely interim reports from Durham. There should have been an interim report from Mueller before the midterm elections. The “nothing there” bombshell, unexpected by many, would have made maybe a huge difference. Like maybe no-Pelosi-as-Speaker.

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    • Andy says:

      I’m sure Barr gets very regular reports from Durham. Like a good AG he keeps them secret. Why would you release ANY information that could help the bad guys? The goal here is to not let them know what you know and then take them down. Impatience is the problem, not Barr.

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      • SamlAdams says:

        As an old boss, who spent his youth solving “problems” for Uncle Sam once told me, “always be the surpriser, not the surprisee”

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      • sturmudgeon says:

        Andy.. I agree… there are too many loose lips in that hellhole. Do NOT let any of them know what is coming.

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  5. Bogeyfree says:

    At some point someone is going to ask the question………

    Where would we be today if our DOJ had acted and indicted people a long time ago thus firmly, upholding the rule of law on any of these “alleged” crimes that have lead to and contributed to, two coups on a sitting President.

    When you look at the extreme that these people went to to try and harm our President and our Republic, IMO PT must do a deep dive into the NSA meta data to ensure this current crisis was not in anyway planned, or leveraged to cause more harm to this President and the country.

    If 9-11 and all the shootings and bombings are considered an act of terror, why is this not also possibly an act of terror deserving an investigation?

    How are bio-weapons, if that is the case here any different than a bomb? Honest question IMO.

    PT IMO owes it to the country to look and investigate.

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    • Rick says:

      “At some point someone is going to ask the question………

      Where would we be today if our DOJ had acted and indicted people a long time ago….”

      Considering where all these cases are headed, they would have been dismissed by the partisan DC jurists, which would be easy to do with a half baked case.

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  6. John Obidienzo says:

    Barr says a Durham report would be a by product of the investigation:

    “His primary focus isn’t to prepare a report, he is looking to bring to justice people who were engaged in abuses if he can show they were criminal violations and that’s what the focus is on.”…..”it takes some time…it takes some time to build a case.”

    But it took ‘no time’ for John Durham to charge a man who threatened to assault and murder Adam Schiff last month.
    https://www.justice.gov/usao-ct/pr/torrington-man-charged-threatening-kill-california-congressman

    if the previous Administration and this Administration were time and circumstance crossed….Eric Holder would be doing that interview with the gallows in the background….and the case numbers and the death count would not pertain to Corona Virus…because the virus would be the tree that fell in a wood.

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    • johnnybiface says:

      Durham, is he is a principled man, since he and this Goldberg guy, did investigate and charge this fellow, should be investigating and charging each and every one of the leftists who have threatened the President and his family. This investigation and charging should include the multitude of the hollywood and other celebrities who have done this!

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      • Andy says:

        This case is much bigger, much more complicated and involves MANY more people. Because of that it takes more time to investigate and build a case. Pretty simple.

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    • sturmudgeon says:

      That was an isolated incident that did not have hundreds of co-conspirators hidden away in all corners of our justice system. comparing apples to horse chestnuts doesn’t help here.

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    • LULU says:

      Part of our problem – due to lack of knowledge – is the belief that a prosecutor works on only one project at a time. Thus, if John Durham, in his official capacity, announces that someone has been charged with (fill in the blank) that he personally took time to charge the person.

      This is the height of absurdity. Durham has prosecutors (plural) who have been doing the witness interviews and preparing the evidence for the grand jury re the PDJT coup. He doesn’t do all of it himself, although he and Barr traveled abroad to collect testimony and evidence.

      At some point we need to realize that we really don’t know everything. We have a few lawyers here who do. They are the ones whose comments show that they are pretty sanguine about what is going on. They understand.

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  7. Jimmy R says:

    Barr’s utterances are what they would be were he a swampster blowing smoke up our behinds. I don’t trust him. I don’t distrust him. I have no idea whether he is sincere or not.

    “I’ll get you the money I owe you, I promise” eventually must be deemed a lie. A time limit, a date, must be set. For Barr/Durham, is it July 15, 2020? February 15, 2021? Whatever it is, there must be an end of trust-but-verify and a beginning of “we’ve been had”. This may seem arbitrary. It is. One has to stipulate a time after which you refuse to be strung along anymore.

    What is that date?

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    • Ed Holder says:

      Way back when, he told us it would take time and gave us a rough expected timeline. I recall that June 2021 was the latter end of that timeline.

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    • trump20162024 says:

      If Durham doesn’t deliver indictments of the coup plotters before the convention of dhimmis this summer, it will be too late for the Trumpster and us. No indictments will be “allowed or enforced” by the deep sh8t statists during the general election campaign.

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    • sturmudgeon says:

      Jimmy R: I believe (from your comment) that you perceive Durham’s job to be “easy and clear-cut”, and that you have NO idea how deep and dark this stuff goes… also, in his investigations, he no doubt uncovers many other travesties that then must take more of his time.. as frustrating as it is to most of us, we have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA of what he is uncovering, and having to be EXTREMELY careful going forward, if he is to build “airtight” cases. IMHO

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  8. Spooky says:

    “And also to make it very clear that any misconduct will be discovered and discovered fairly promptly.”

    Notice he doesn’t even bother to lie to us and tell us that FISA application misconduct will be PUNISHED. He just gives us an empty promise that it will be discovered from here on out. Bagpipe Bill is nothing but a Deep State protector. He thinks we are stupid enough to believe that all future A.G.’s will prevent abuse due to their unimpeachable ethical character. What a joke. The FISA court must be dismantled because it cannot be reformed.

    Of course none of this will matter if PDJT continues to stupidly take the advice of clueless, panic prone medical technocrats and completely destroys our economy, stock market and civil liberties.

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  9. California Joe says:

    Atkinson was the IG for the IC. He had his own staff of criminal investigators with the same authority as the FBI. It was his duty to investigate the FISA abuse by the DOJ and FBI as well as the coup attempt which originated from Brennan at the CIA. Not only did he refuse to do that but he also led his own coup attempt using Vindman and others to plot with Adam Schiff in the impeachment hoax. He should be prosecuted!

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  10. kansasguy says:

    Given your recent skepticism about Barr and Durham, I imagine that I am not the only reader looking forward to reading your analysis of Barr’s words. I am interested in two particular sentences: “My own view is that, uh, the evidence shows that we’re not dealing with just mistakes or sloppiness, there was something far more troubling here; and we’re going to get to the bottom of it. And if people broke the law, and we can establish that with the evidence, they will be prosecuted.” Could Barr not be implying that he thinks they already have evidence to prosecute?

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    • fangdog says:

      IMO, from this point forward, it is all about timing. Just as it is with lifting the virus lockdown. What you do know Trump is all about the American people

      Trump also knows the American people are not going to learn anything or get the truth from the mainstream media. So he patiently waits and gets his message out through his pressers, twitter, facebook, interviews and rallies. Most recently I notice this happening with the Coronavirus.

      More and more people are starting to catch on that a political hysteria was created by the left-wing communist democrats for the purpose of bringing down Trump’s USA economy. Make no mistake, the Coronavirus is a deadly dangerous flu, but no different than other deadly dangerous flu’s without the economy of a nation being destroyed.

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    • BitterC says:

      I believe Barr does believe he has the evidence or he would not have said what he said to Ingraham

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  11. OldSkool says:

    Well, IF anything ever becomes of this it will most likely be charges for lying on a form or in testimony or some process nonsense that will be pleaded away. I’m not a lawyer, but I’m curious over these past three years with all that we have learned about the participants and the “coup” theme that I have not heard one talking head mention going after the players under 18 U.S. Code Sec 2384, Seditious Conspiracy. Very serious penalties for that. Hopefully, that will be Durham’s play but I doubt it as the only chance of success such prosecutions would have would be if tried in the Southern District of Texas with Judge Andrew Hanen presiding.

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  12. Mari in SC says:

    Today’s press conference is at 1 p.m.

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  13. Richie says:

    The emphasis Barr frequently places on “IF people broke the law and IF we can establish that with the evidence” is telling…. Looks like we going to need more Bondo to fill the hole.

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  14. Paul B. says:

    Barr talks a very good game. A speech he gave several weeks ago, sorry don’t recall where, was very high-brow Constitutional stuff, worthy of a Supreme Court justice. Maybe he was auditioning? What remains to be seen is whether he has the stomach to arrest and prosecute those who have done grave wrong to the republic, or if it is all elevated rhetoric.

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    • Mike Robinson says:

      Here’s how it works when you’re a thoroughly-professional prosecutor: “nothing(!) is leaked!” Your investigations are Secret. They are presented to a Grand Jury … in Secret. If they decline to hand down an indictment, no one knows they even met. If they do, only the indictment is public and only then when it is unsealed.

      Until then: “Poker Face.”

      And, if you look closely at our affable bagpipe-player, “you cannot read him!” 🤔

      Don’t play poker with this guy. Don’t play chess.

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  15. 4EDouglas says:

    “Hang’em high is one underrated Eastwood movie-one of my favorites.
    Wife had a relative who was a US marshal out of FT. Smith Ark. which was
    as wild and woolly as it got. The Judge in the movie is modeled on Judge Parker
    who was the Judge in the “True Grit Movies.. ” We need more Judge Parkers..

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  16. Rick says:

    We’re all frustrated. We’ve seen enough to hang’m all high! Unfortunately, we’re dealing with attorney’s who’ve spent their entire careers playing the thin lines of justice to accomplish their nefarious purposes. Common sense says this won’t be easy, especially considering where the cases will play out. DC needs to be spread out beyond the potomac and infused with honest people.

    I believe the crimes that were committed were against the several States and no fair trial can be had in DC where a clear conflict of interest exists. Something has to be done to hold these cases outside of DC through perhaps maybe a lottery.

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  17. randyinrocklin says:

    I don’t think Barr will be around after the election. Pompeo too.

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  18. Richie says:

    “Greatest Travesty In American History”…..was the Obama administration, its weaponization of the Justice departments, and people like Bill Barr who do nothing about it.

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    • Mike Robinson says:

      It will appear that “nothing is being done about it” until the arrests begin.

      If they happen on Tuesday, then you will have known nothing about it Monday night.

      That is the Law.

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      • Ackman419 says:

        I’m sorry, but I can’t live like that.
        Hope isn’t a strategy I’m willing to roll with.
        I’m MORE cynical, if anything, because of Barr’s equivocations.

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      • Richie says:

        4 years later…tick tock .
        Because the Obama administration weaponized the criminal/justice departments and 4 years later its still a swampy mess.

        Just ask Micheal Flynn

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    • trump20162024 says:

      Actually, the travesty began with the attempted off-ing of Ronald Reagan by the bush family’s buddies, the Hinckley clan. It reached full bloom when slick and the RINOs allowed the chicoms to “ascend” into full WTO membership. It reached its full destructive potential when, in the wake of 911, the useful idiots elected a “president” with the middle name hussein. That destructive potential was released by “hussein” during and after the 2016 election.

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      • Richie says:

        One could make the argument that the real travesty was the result of amnesty for illegals. Oh well.

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        • Pokey says:

          Another of Barry Sotero’s destructive actions since discovering that all crappy ideas by George Soros are just the things Barry’s shadow government will try.

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  19. Rotor says:

    I remember when AG Barr first broke the bad news to the dims in a senate committee hearing.
    “I believe spying did occur”
    He had the dims stuttering and stammering, begging him to take it back and looking at each other like their dog just died. (watch the vid)
    I don’t believe a man like that will lack the intestinal fortitude to carry this thing through.

    BTW If you have any questions about how slow the justice system works just ask Mark Stein.

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  20. lolli says:

    I am old enough to remember Ruby Ridge when it happened.
    Barr has been cia since college.
    Barr supports FISA
    So, I will only watch Barr’s actions, not listen to his words.
    We will see.

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  21. Jimmy R says:

    I wonder whether it occurs to Barr/Durham that their investigation might be closed in late January 2021 by a Democrat POTUS.

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    • Julia Adams says:

      Great question. You’re right

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    • trump20162024 says:

      Actually, their investigation will be moot when the convention of dhimmis begins in August. The deep sh8t statists won’t enforce any indictments beyond that point to avoid “interfering” in the general election. (Never mind what they tried to do to the Trumpster’s general election campaign in 2016; that was DIFFERENT.)

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  22. Monadnock says:

    I’ve held my tongue as far as AG Barr is concerned, partly because I wanted to give him every chance imaginable to NOT be another AG Sessions, partly because I believe that IF he’s actually engaged in actually bringing people to justice that the tentacles of the Deep State are so long that it will take time and very careful work to unwrap… and partly because I truly prefer a peaceful resolution of these issues over a more, ah, kinetic approach…..

    BARR – “he [Durham] is looking to bring to justice people who were engaged in abuses if he can show that there were criminal violations”

    MONADNOCK – ok, hard to avoid that word “if” giving him an out here, but….

    BARR – “My own view is that, uh, the evidence shows that we’re not dealing with just mistakes or sloppiness, there was something far more troubling here; and we’re going to get to the bottom of it”

    MONADNOCK – ok, hard to see this as being anything other than AG Barr seeing what we’ve also seen as being more than serial sloppiness…. this is good….”

    BARR – “And if people broke the law, and we can establish that with the evidence, they will be prosecuted.”

    MONADNOCK – ok, this is another of those statements that standing alone would give someone an out… “if” and “if… and we can establish”…. but in his previous sentence, AG Barr noted it is his view that the evidence – key word – shows this is more than kindergarten kids drawing on the walls… and this is also good….

    BARR – “I think the president has every right to be frustrated, because I think what happened to him was one of the greatest travesties in American history. Without any basis uh, they, uh, they started this investigation of his campaign; and even more concerning actually, is what happened after the campaign; a whole pattern of events while he was President. uh, So I, to sabotage the presidency; and I think that, uh, or at least had the effect of sabotaging the presidency.”

    MONADNOCK – ok, this last paragraph, in light of the previous comments, tells me that AG Barr sees what happened as either 1) having the effect of sabotaging the presidency (i.e. morons at play, mucking things up), or 2) being something more sinister, with deliberate intent to sabotage PDJT…. this is also good, since either way, he must take what he claims to be seeing seriously.

    My only question at this point is this: IF Durham comes back with clear evidence of malicious intent, does AG Barr realize that the ONLY restorative action here will be criminal prosecution that results in serious penalties, i.e. enough time in prison that it will deter future activities of this nature?

    Tightening up rules, regs, etc, (what he appears to believe is the corrective needed for the FISA process), simply will not cut it. Absent penalties that deprive the bad actors of a significant portion of their life investment (i.e. wealth, years of time remaining on earth, etc), it WILL happen again.

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    • Ackman419 says:

      Totally agree.
      Barr using equivocations and qualifiers does nothing but give false hope.
      He’s a pro at these verbal shenanigans, obviously.
      If anything has the potential to cost some “base” to give up and not show up on Election Day, it would be a lack of prosecution of blatant cabal criminality.

      If this whole Durham thing is no go, Trump would be wise to try and delay that admission until after Election Day.

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    • Pokey says:

      I say that just when Barr is ramping up the rhetoric so that he can make some of the arrests, you think it is finally time to undermine him.

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  23. BigTalkers says:

    As the folks from Missouri like to say, “Show me!”

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  24. Summer says:

    Didn’t the DOJ decline to prosecute McCabe? Oh dear, I might be afflicted with Biden syndrome and misremember something because how could that possibly be the case?

    I think the key phrase is “IF he can show there were criminal violations.” 🙄

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    • nimrodman says:

      Conspiracy is a criminal violation, isn’t it

      If underlying offenses like FISA abuse or ransacking NSA databases aren’t specified in criminal statutes, convict them of conspiracy to do so

      How does RICO work on the mob?
      Start there

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  25. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    For those who would disparage AG Barr for not arresting the coup plotters. He is doing the best he can. His hands are tied and he can’t “fix this” on his own. Arresting some high level IC officials won’t cut it; and even going after the buck stops here guy in the previous Administration would not be enough. Obama was not the mastermind. He was a handsome stage prop. A well spoken puppet. A diversity figurehead. A hollow icon of multiculturalism. A prize pupil with a 2.5 GPA. A placeholder for queen Hillary. He was the next to the last step in the final socialist takeover of the Republic. That all came crashing down with the election of Donald J. Trump.
    The failed coup attempt of 2016-17 involves a lot more than a few rogue spooks & dirty cops. “Fixing” this will take a lot more than one honest Attorney General.

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    • TreeClimber says:

      That is true. And awhile back, we heard he was bringing in outside investigators and lawyers. Where did that ever go?

      On the other hand, only takes one crooked AG to dismiss it all.

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      • LULU says:

        Durham was brought in and he in turn has clarified that the witness interviews, preparatory to presentation to a grand jury, are being done by prosecutors

        It is pretty clear that many were not paying attention along the way, then show up to pounce on one article about one television interview…

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  26. Eric says:

    Yeah so the whole showing intent thing, they’ll just be interpreting that as “We have to have a confession or corroborating witness.”

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  27. CharterOakie says:

    Barr’s comments are quite forthright, and I would say encouraging.

    If the timing of indictments and arrests is being managed in order to undercut the opposition’s efforts and do maximum damage to the ‘Rats electoral chances, then that is OK with me. It will be fair and just comeuppance given what they did and continue to attempt to do.

    Then it will be a more focused question, i.e. how many of them will face a traitor’s justice.

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  28. Tom Hansen says:

    If any indictments are handed down, particularly with politicians running for office, those indictments will have to occur prior to Sept. 1. There is a long standing rule, which Comey violated when he publicly opened a new investigation against Hillary just 10 days before the 2016 election concerning new info on Weiner’s laptop, that the DOJ/FBI not announce any investigations or charge any politicians at 60 days out from election day.

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    • trump20162024 says:

      The deep sh8t statists within the DOJ and FBI are playing stall ball. If indictments aren’t issued before the convention of dhimmis in August, the Trumpster and we are toast.

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      • LULU says:

        In this matter, indictments will be the job of the grand jury. As prosecutor, Durham has been assembling evidence – witnesses, documents, whatever. That is presented (and may already be being presented) to the grand jury. They hear testimony, review evidence, deliberate, and either bring down indictments or not. Because we have heard Barr talk about they, I presume he is seeing a conspiracy here with multiple actors. I can’t imagine indictments coming down one by one rather than for all the principals. I’m sure one of our lawyers can do a more lawyerly explanation, but that is how I understand it.

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  29. nimrodman says:

    Hey, Barr!

    It wasn’t “a whole pattern of events … to sabotage the presidency”
    It was “a whole pattern of EFFORTS … to sabotage the presidency”

    Words have meanings, ya numbskull

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    • Carly says:

      events imply evidence, and an investigator sifts for evidence, which will secure a conviction. efforts aren’t necessarily illegal by law. wrong, evil, but not always illegal. events are crucial.

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  30. Doug Amos says:

    Last quarter and the game is on the line. The left and the media desperately want us to trash quarterback Barr. Maggots that post here think we are too dumb to figure out what they are doing. As usual, they underestimate The Deplorables..

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  31. Carly says:

    Question for Treepers:
    How many reading the comments could argue all the varying points appearing in the thread.
    We have been patient and would like to see justice before the election.
    So we’re champing at the bit.
    But we agree with the tenor of Barr’s comments and we trust Trump.
    Still, we chafe at the wait.

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    • LULU says:

      Waiting is not our best thing. But sometimes we must.

      We know there are great numbers of very bored persons, tapping away on their keyboards hour after hour, day after day, searching for something to rant about. And something sensational to click on. A great AHA moment… and then on to the next one. It’s everywhere on the internet, not just here. I just realize that many of the ranters were nowhere to be seen when Sundance was painstakingly documenting this coup before most even knew it was happening. No one else was reporting what he was reporting. And the articles were long, and confusing, and many simply did not choose to read them. They admitted that. Some of us remember.

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  32. lawton says:

    If none of these clowns besides the e-mail manipulator are arrested by mid-July there will be no justice just a joke report at the end. They either arrest them by then or its not happening.

    Barr even talking this much publicly leads me to believe that none of the big players will be arrested.

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  33. lawton says:

    I dont have to switch parties to have enough common sense to know if these characters aren’t arrested by about mid-July they never will be with the election coming after that.

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  34. GTOGUY says:

    We need to remember what happened when the DOJ filed on Sen Menendez of NJ, and Obama’s former COS Greg Craig. Both Trials were in DC and both were either acquitted or Hung Jury with no re-filing of charges. So we know it is tough to convict Democrats in DC or anywhere in the east Coast. Barr must have a air tight case and probably a change of Venue if he charges any of the Deep State Spygate crew. We know the media is going to poo poo the case so it has to be better documented than a slam dunk.

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    • LULU says:

      John Durham has been United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut since February 2018. Interesting timing. And not Washington DC. It would appear that this case has already been taken outside the District of Columbia…

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  35. JCM800 says:

    Have all former Intelligence Officials had their Security Clearances revoked?
    Does not the Risk of Intrigue outweigh any Gain?

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  36. Bill Henslee says:

    Let us believe that the AG and Durham are simply waiting for the most propitious moment to reveal indictments and have perp walks—Like say mid October of an election year. The Left will scream it is all politics and the DOJ should be ashamed to bring this out just before an election. Technically they will be right, but it is time for the Trumpistas to have some fun—hee hee

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  37. tfoy22@yahoo.com says:

    Justice delayed is justice denied” is a legal maxim meaning that if legal redress is available for a party that has suffered some injury, but is not forthcoming in a timely fashion, it is effectively the same as having no redress at all.

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  38. Tl Howard says:

    Tracy Beanz Retweeted
    Greggers 🇺🇸🍀
    @greggers4usa
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    ⛔️BREAKING!⛔️

    Even though we all expected it, John Solomon just confirmed, seconds ago on Sean Hannity’s radio show, that multiple DC Grand Jury subpoenas have been issued on behalf of US Atty John Durham.

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      • LULU says:

        I listened to Hannity and Solomon. Solomon simply alluded to persons who had told him they had received Grand Jury witness subpoenas in DC. Durham was in DC in March. According to Emmett Tyrrell, he had to drive himself down as flights were being cancelled. We can be reassured that the process is still continuing – Grand Jury witness subpoenas are a good sign – and hope that the late Spring, early Summer timeline for word about what the GJ has come up with is met. It is only April.

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  39. LULU says:

    January 28, 2020

    “I am thrilled that Sarah Karwan will lead our Criminal Division,” said Durham. “During her more than 12 years as an AUSA, Sarah has done it all, prosecuting violent criminals, drug traffickers, financial fraudsters, corrupt public officials, and a wide variety of other wrongdoers. Given the breadth of her experience and her exceptional lawyering skills, she certainly will be a standout as our new Criminal Chief.”

    Durham’s team is reported to be small and very little has surfaced regarding what evidence has been collected in his probe, which was upgraded to a criminal investigation last month. Under a criminal investigation Durham has the ability to impanel a grand jury and serve indictments.

    His probe is focused on senior FBI officials and in October, 2019 the Department of Justice announced the expansive nature of Durham’s investigation, stating that the investigation had expanded to overseas intelligence agencies, as well as the CIA.

    https://saraacarter.com/john-durham-appoints-new-chief-to-criminal-division-shes-done-it-all/

    Honestly, now…does this really sound like this very serious, tough, highly-respected prosecutor is just playing “Let’s Pretend”?

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  40. J says:

    “Even though we all expected it, John Solomon just confirmed, seconds ago on Sean Hannity’s radio show, that multiple DC Grand Jury subpoenas have been issued on behalf of US Atty John Durham.”

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  41. Koot Katmando says:

    I still can not get past why he let Rod Rosenstien walk out the door unscathed. He is aknowledging the sabotage of the PDT but shining light to the FBI and CIA. I think Rosy and Mueller were in the sabotage neck deep.

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  42. ChampagneReady says:

    Until I am disabused by a Durham bringing no charges against the people he has been investigating for a year now, I am going to believe ABSOLUTELY that frog marches will happen.

    What has just transpired with Horowitz issuing an INTERIM report on the FISA massive fraud he discovered has just added a ton of new evidence that Durham is no doubt well aware of and he is piling up the evidence for the D-Day when those frame up creeps get what we have been waiting for for THREE YEARS.

    Barr in every new progressive appearance is becoming less subtle about his language and he is one that is VERY careful with his language. But in this Ingraham interview he does not mince words that a criminal plot was undertaken and not just “sloppiness” on the part of the FBI. He had never been that unambiguous in any previous appearance. He shows a palpable ever more clear visceral anger now and he has concluded that this was undertaken to “sabotage the election.” I have every confidence the cake is being baked.

    And if you like Joe diGenova as much as I do, you will love what he has to say a few days ago which—knowing John Durham’s prosecution history and success–makes me giddy all over.

    I am even more content now to wait for that great day of celebration when the cake comes out of the oven.

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  43. NC Nana says:

    The job of the Inspector Generals (IG) is to interpret the law and procedures in Federal Depts. under their jurisdiction to insure compliance by all personnel.

    AG Barr said that Atkinson’s authority was only in the very narrow statute of the Intelligence community (not the rest of the executive branch). Barr said that Atkinson had been advised of this by the DOJ. Atkinson ignored the statute and went straight to Congress with his political complaint.

    The DOJ IG said after Atkinson was fired, that Atkinson is his idea of “integrity, professionalism, and commitment to the rule of law and independent oversight”

    I recommend the DOJ IG talk with the AG about the IG rule of law.

    We have more than enough political people doing political jobs between the elected officials and their staffs. IG’s need to be hired who know how to interpret laws and procedures and leave the political stuff alone or they need to be fined and spend time behind bars. Enough is enough.

    AG Barr* should be pushing for the DOJ IG to be fired. Between the FBI and DOJ he has plenty of people stepping in to do political work. He doesn’t need the DOJ IG filling that role too.

    It is only the innocent that are being sent to jail. Reference declassified documents that clearly show Papadopoulos shouldn’t have spent one second in jail and they all knew it.

    *Since the DOJ IG is the CIGIE of all Federal departments, all Department Heads should be pushing to have him fired because of his lack of judgment and understanding of the rule of law.

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  44. More declassifications ……Grenell ?
    ————————————————
    BREAKING: FBI Knew Before Mueller Probe That Hillary’s Steele Dossier Was Russian Disinformation

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/breaking-fbi-knew-before-mueller-probe-that-hillarys-steele-dossier-was-russian-disinformation/

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  45. TwoLaine says:

    I am thrilled he addressed the alleged “Durham Report”. It chaps my hide every time someone mention this phrase. We aren’t wasting a high-priced gubt lawyer and a grand jury for a daxn report. Thanks for setting everyone straight!

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