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. gda53 says:

    Softly, softly, catchee monkee.

    Multiple indictments coming? And just as he promised – in the springtime. Brennan must have pooped his pants when he saw this.

    Pretty strong statement on the fired IG too.

    That’s my Barr!

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    • John says:

      I don’t want statements,sick of them.I want to see perps go prison for the rest of their natural lives.

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    • ms doodlebug says:

      AG Barr’s statement that ” if people broke the law, and we can establish that with the evidence, they will be prosecuted.” does not reassure me that anyone will be prosecuted. “If”? As in we may see a rerun of the Hillary soap opera? Same show just different actors?

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      • sarasotosfan says:

        Ms. Doodlebug, you picked the key. “People” is a plural term. “They” also is a plural term.

        This underscores the Nunes referral from a year ago for conspiracy as still alive. Because it appears this criminal enterprise was built by lawyers and not low I.Q. run of the mill criminals, building this case has to be complex.

        Expiosing precisely where the criminal violations are is the goal.

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        • ms doodlebug says:

          We can look to Comey for replacing proven ‘criminal actions’ with nearly impossible to prove ‘criminal intent’. I thought he was protecting Hillary but now it looks like he was setting the stage to protect the entire cabal.

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          • sarasotosfan says:

            It isn’t criminal intent with respect to Comey. He was an intregral player in the conspiracy elements of the illegal acts to be charged.

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            • ms doodlebug says:

              I agree, but watch. The argument against indicting him will be that he was duped by his trusted underlings and did not intend to do anything wrong. It was just another little poor judgment mistake…(BS). I truly hope I am wrong!

              In my opinion (not so humble) he’s right up there with Brennan, Clapper, a bunch of those in Congress, and the other coup plotters.

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              • trnathens says:

                You’re right, he IS up there with them. And like those others, whether you like it or not, the State (DOJ) must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that he INTENDED to break the law, or that the natural PURPOSE of his actions was a violation of the law.

                He didn’t change anything. Our criminal justice system is based on the idea that without a criminal mind, you can’t have a criminal ACT. You might not like it, but that’s the way it’s always been.

                And it’s important to require both, because otherwise, there would never be a defense.

                That’s why there are whistleblower laws, as well. Otherwise, the act of removing documents to provide to others would always be a criminal act in and of itself.

                There would be no “defense of others” defense, because if you killed someone, while defending a helpless person, you’d be convicted of murder. Yes, you killed someone, but your INTENT was defense. The PURPOSE of your action wasn’t to kill, but to protect, so you don’t get prosecuted. Without requiring intent, then you’d be guilty of murder, regardless of circumstances.

                If the criminal justice system did not require proving intent, then it would be a mess.

                Does it SUCK that Comey might be able to weasel out of this? Of course it does. But he’s not dumb. Arrogant, an arsehole, deserving of whatever befalls unsuccessful coup plotters, but he’s not dumb. It’s gong to be very difficult to prove criminal intent with respect to HIM.

                But we’ll see. It’ll be interesting to be sure.

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              • sarasotosfan says:

                Yes. The three amigos. Intent is irrelevant although in Comey’s sociopathic head he has elevated intent into something more important than actually performing a criminal act.

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        • snarkybeach says:

          I’m just afraid that Durham will run out of time. I used to think the 2020 election was in the bag for the President but with the complete takeover of the country by the Corona hoax, it’s possible for the Dems to prevail through cheating & trickery. The D Governors are digging in to keep the population under lockdown and, with all the pork in the stimulus, they will have a buffer to weather the lack of tax revenue. Watch for cries to eliminate in-person elections…

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          • sarasotosfan says:

            The investigation will continue unimpeded by the election. No candidate will be a target when dealing with Russiagate.

            Trump does not appeared bothered by the length of the investigations. I don’t think his supporters should be either.

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            • snarkybeach says:

              I just remember a case of election intimidation that was dropped by the incoming Barak administration (even though the perps pleaded guilty.)

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    • Dutchman says:

      He put in a YUGE caveat; IF.
      “IF it can be established with the evidence that they broke the Law.”

      Thats a frieght train sized loophole.
      He has had declass authority, meaning he has has the authority to examine all the evidence, for some time now.

      Caveat, unless the ODNI was able to block his ability to actually see the evidence, and thats what the whole Grinnel apointment and Ratcliffe RE-NOMINATION was all about.

      Hard to see how, with full declass authority of POTUS, that they could block access permanently, but them the buerocracy ARE masters at foot dragging, when they don’t want to do something.

      SOME of the crimes they committed aren’t actually crimes, because there is no law against what they did.

      They were never gonna be prosecuted for attempting a soft coup against a sitting POTUS, cause there IS no such law.

      Can’t be charged with Treason, Sedition, or Conspiracy to commit Treason or Sedition, for reasons I have previously explained.

      So, we are down to Conspiracy to commit,….
      Perjury
      Obstruction of Justice
      Misprison of Felony
      Wrongful prosecution
      Destruction of evidence
      And perhaps other charges, as well.

      Conspiracy is vital to any prosecution, because each affirmative act that furthers the Conspiracy is a seperate charge, and that way you can have the kind of potential sentences that would compel ‘flipping’, and once they start to flip, I do think it would all come down.

      THAT is why no one has been charged with anything, and ALL the small group are being protected, both financially AND legally.

      But first, there has to be the WILL to get it done. Personally, I don’t SEE it, instead I see;
      “We could not build a solid case, to PROVE intent. Yes, they conspired to commit perjury, obstruction, etc.
      But we can’t prove that they INTENDED to. So, no charges for anyone!”

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      • jx says:

        “IF it can be established with the evidence that they broke the Law.”

        If the past is any guide Barr will decline to prosecute despite the evidence.

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        • glissmeister says:

          “IF it can be established with the evidence that they broke the Law.”

          This protects us all, does it not? Criminal conspiracy to not do so is the problem; wrought by an apparently organized cabal of corrupt self-dealing protagonists with positions of high-authority in our government, our politics and our society.

          How is this possible? How did it escape justice? By refusing to take corrective action. By ignoring evidence that they broke the Law.

          Let us not be too cynical about the efforts of those to labor to recover the evidence ignored. Patience and gratitude are the wiser course, as their good work is our greatest hope for justice restored.

          What is evil: The conspiracy to refuse equal protection under the law and instead operate a conspiracy. This was an apparent conspiracy to selectively enforce the law for personal political and financial gain. Selective enforcement is single greatest problem in our jurisprudence and the politics of our era. Only malicious and other forms of bad faith prosecution competes for the #1 very worst thing about our modern jurisprudence.

          As frustrated and angry as we rightfully are, let us always remember our enemies are not those who faithfully labor to gather the evidence of criminal wrongdoing and do the hard work required to see justice done in our courts.

          Is it not wiser to reward these people with our good will? We should be disciplined about doing nothing that gives aid or comfort to the enemy we face. Tearing down our champions helps our enemy. Our cynicism helps our enemy.

          Succumbing to our distempers and divisions only helps our enemy. Let wisdom, patience and righteous cold anger be the order of the day. Let justice come with each breath we take.

          Our champions are doing their work. They need us to do ours.

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          • Zabadak says:

            Well said. My belief also. Has to be airtight. Yes, true justice has to beyond a shadow of a doubt. Any doubt in this case. By the same token, Gen. Flynn, Roger Stone, and Paul Manafort will either have their cases dropped or overturned. Redress will be up to them but they will have justice on their side.

            We all want convictions. But I want convictions that will hold up against the onslaught that will come with those convictions. They have to stand.

            We shouldn’t accept a half baked conviction for our temporary giddiness at finally seeing someone get what we think they deserve.

            How are we all going to feel when these half baked convictions get tossed because the good guys didn’t cross every “T” and dot ever “I”?

            Remember…for the most part, these are lawyers who have perpetrated all of this. Corrupt lawyers and corrupt politicians. Heavily bankrolled and influential friends in high places.

            This isn’t over. Not until President Trump says it is over. And that is good enough for me.

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          • jx says:

            Don’t believe your eyes, trust the plan.

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      • HoneyBee1234 says:

        Thanks for this. It’s very logical information. I agree completely. This will end as other government overreach and torrents have ended. Look at our history. There have always been hearings and reviews that have dragged on indefinitely to convince Americans the government are outraged and working on behalf of the American people and justice. Just as all the rest, this too will be swept conveniently under the rug. Nothing more to see here. Let’s move on “for the sake of the country, to heal our nation.” I’ve always enjoyed that phrase, as if actually bringing insiders to justice wouldn’t be for the sake of the country. Consider the nonsense we were told when John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Think about Gerald Ford’s deal after Richard Nixon left the White House. It’s always the same. Why would we think it would be any different this time?

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        • mac says:

          I think there is a simple answer here. It’s a digital equation. 1 or 0. 1 is that these people are brought to justice via the formal Federal justice system and made to pay the price for their crimes. 0 is that they are not prosecuted and conservatives finally conclude we not only need, but MUST HAVE extrajudicial punishment for these criminals. In Central and South America such punishment has generally been meted out by groups of people, usually from the military, who are called “death squads.” When that starts to happen, we will not be far from our Calvo Sotelo moment.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Quite possibly this will be different, BECAUSE,itcwill end as other government overreach and torrents have.
          Its been 250 years, and thats a long run, for a Democracy!
          On the other hand, Conmunist regimes only last about 70 years, historically.

          So, which has reached their “Best By” date, USA, or CHICOMS?
          Perhaps THAT is the question?

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        • Dutchman says:

          Quite possibly this will be different, BECAUSE,itcwill end as other government overreach and torrents have.
          Its been 250 years, and thats a long run, for a Democracy!
          On the other hand, Conmunist regimes only last about 70 years, historically.

          So, which has reached their “Best By” date, USA, or CHICOMS?
          Perhaps THAT is the question?

          One thing, however. Things are “always the same”, right up to the moment, where they are different.
          My car starts, every time I turn the key,…….right up until the time it doesn’t.
          Light on, every time I flick switch, and water when I turned handle, until it ,….isn’t.

          With apperent repetition, we develop a false expectation of continuity, when the only constant in life, is change.

          If you are unfamiliar, might I suggest you read up on “the Velvet or Singing revolution, a heartwarming true story of when several million people got mad as hell, decided they weren’t going to take it any more,…and so didn’t.

          And the Soviet oppression that had, always been, for as long as all but the eldest could remember,…left.

          Beautiful story that demonstrates the a people, collectively have a tipping point. And that push them beyond that tipping point, and things that have,’always been’ can change PDQ.

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      • sarasotosfan says:

        Great post Dutch. Thanks for nailing the issues down.

        I do disagree with your conclusion. Barr has acknowledged Trump was done wrong and Durham continues to press on.

        Should Durham fail to meet the standard in the eyes of Barr, then we will see the cospirators slapped hard with another meaningless report.

        I see nothing that dicourages me that justice will not be served though.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Words,…..actions.
          Graham had great WORDS at the end of Kavanaugh, and not two weeks later, was,working with the Dems he had excorciated, to pass a national red letter law.
          Graham has promised and vowed all sorts of hearings, to “get to the bottom of this”, since being appointed Judiciary chair.
          And done?,……BUPKAS. NO action.
          Barr SOUNDS good, in his Federalist society speeches, and one on one interviews.

          Means NOTHING. In DC, LESS than nothing, as meaningless as a,”handshake agreement” or a “promise”, as PDJT found out upon arriveing in the swamp.

          Ryan promised him things on legislation, and PDJT believed him.

          Looking at ACTIONS, rather than words, McConnellis the enemy inside the town walls, he has blocked any accountability, and he confirmed Barr.
          1+1+1 really IS 3, any way you slice it.

          I don’t say Justice won’t be served, just that Barr won’t be the chef, nor Durham the waiter.

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          • gda53 says:

            Appears you see no difference between Barr and Graham and try mightily to conflate the two.

            Thats like comparing a lion to a hyena.

            “Barr won’t be the chef, nor Durham the waiter.” – may have sounded good in your mind, but……really?

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            • Dutchman says:

              Yes, really! Both TALK a good game, but don’t PRODUCE anything.
              Both are agents of, and beholden to McConnell, and he is PDJT’s single biggest impediment to draining the swamp.

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              • J says:

                You spew a lot of bullspit with zero evidence to back up your assertions.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  I don’t really think I need provide any evidence of Grahams two facedness. He went on Maria Baritomo, promised to hold hearings on FISA abuse, 1-2 months later, he came on again, vowing to hold hearings on something else (so many ‘scandals’, so little memory!) And Maria called him out, saying “You promised to months,ago to hold FISA abuse hearings and haven’t, what gives? (Paraphrasing).
                  The flop sweat was obvious, she said she would have him back after he had the new hearings he was promising, and he hasn’t been back, since.

                  Now, Barr IS more challenging, but he simply hasn’t done ANYTHING, other than announce he was appointing Durham, and then several months later either he or Durham confirmed it was “now a criminal investigation”.

                  They had a nice tour of Europe, and when Barr returned he met with,…..GRAHAM for a debriefing.
                  Now, as just one point, WHY announce Durhams ‘inquiry’ or ‘investigation’ had morphed into a “Criminal Investigation”?

                  Many talking heads and commenters here were getting excited, saying “Now he can empanel grand juries, execute warrants, and announce indictments!”

                  Hello! He’s A Federal Prosecutor! He HAD the authority to do those things, all along. Thats what Federal Prosecutors DO!
                  So, again, WHY bother to announce that “Now, its a criminal investigation”?

                  Like Prosecutors have these other,…you know NON-Criminal investigations that they do.

                  IMHO it was a head fake, because too many people “on our side of the aisle” were starting to say “WTF is Durham DOING?!!”
                  And, for many it worked, as they rubbed their hands, anticipating perp walks and indictments, and it thereby pushed the can down the road, for another 6 months.

                  So, would you care to, in a respectful manner, point out where my arguments that Barr/Durham are NOT going to lead to indictments are in error?

                  Or, do you just want to throw out comments disparaging MY comments, without giving any specifics which, to my mind is the epitome of spewing bullspit.

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      • RAC says:

        Agree, yes a conspiracy charge will do it, for a conspiracy it was and still is ongoing.
        It would not surprise me at all if the DS could hide stuff even despite PDJT’s declass authority. For that reason this part of your post gives me the most reason to believe it’s going to turn out right…….
        ” Caveat, unless the ODNI was able to block his ability to actually see the evidence, and thats what the whole Grinnel apointment and Ratcliffe RE-NOMINATION was all about. “

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        • Dutchman says:

          Yes, theoretically the ODNI doesn’t need any special authority, as it is inherent.

          As I understand it, the ODNI can request ANY classified material, from any of the intel agencies, and they are supposed to provide it, or a reason why they are not, at least.
          Primarily a gate or check valve on the flow of intelligence between intel agencies.

          The coupists REALLY don’t want to lose control of that, its a queen, in chess parlance.

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      • ms doodlebug says:

        You’re basically saying that if there is no ‘direct’ evidence of intent there can be no charge. Circumstantial evidence and pattern of conduct can also establish intent.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Actually, I am saying thats what THEY will say, NOT that I agree with it.
          They are stretching a legal principle, WAY beyond the bounds of reason.

          INTENT IS on aspect that needs to be evaluated in detirmining prosecutorial decisions, and the example is;
          A mans wife is diabetic, she is out of insulin and its 2:00a.m. and the Pharmacy is closed, so he breaks a window to get the insulin to keep her from dieing.
          A window is broken, a life saved, and because his INTENT was not to ‘burglarise’ the pharmacy, you don’t prosecute.

          However, starting with Comeys verbal Declination on Hillary emails, they have abused this as a way to avoid accountability.

          And they,will continue to, as long as it works. Been awhile, but I have commented they have several layers of defence they can and will roll out, and whether for public consumption, or as courtroom defences, they are aiming at creating reasonable doubt. Lack of intent is one, doesn’t have to be valid, especially if they can keep the documents that would refute this defence, classified.

          There is the,”stupid, not CRIMINAL!” defence, which HAS been used before by ‘regular’criminals,..its not great,as a ‘stand alone’ defence, but as one of a series of defences to try to create reasonable doubt, it can work.
          The “SOG” defence (some other guy), we see a variation of this blaming it on ‘the Russians’,…and the. “Justification Defence” which Sundance has,written about at length; “WHAT would you have us DO?”

          Each of these defences CAN be systematically destroyed by a prosecutor AS he presents his case, attempting to pre-emptively close the doors BEFORE the Defence can walk thru them.

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    • lisabrqwc says:

      I despise Brennan the most—with his arrogant, ugly mug.

      So when he’s behind bars, can just anybody pop in for a visit? My fantasy is that he can’t say he doesn’t want to see me or he’s so miserable and bored, he’d agree to meet me just cuz. Either way, I’d have my say (too long too type out on puny cell keyboard, but it’s probably universal what we’d want to convey.).

      And then I’d spit in his face and take off my shoe and bean him in his Neanderthal head!

      I can’t wait. Then I’m going to visit Hillbag.

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      • botchedcasuality says:

        Read how Brennan advanced his career: not by intellect more like coattails……. His exaggerated confidence in his own intellect is his Achilles heel.

        FYI: I label him: the Country’s foremost Gargoyle. My dear old Dad would have said:
        ”Who would wear that face in public”.

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      • snarkybeach says:

        one of the things I hate most about Brennan is, in all his rants on TV, he calls the President “Mister Trump.”

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    • Mncpo(ret) says:

      There are a whole bunch of folks losing a lot of sleep over this interview

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  2. jus wundrin says:

    Need to see some perp walks, billy.

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  3. gsonFIT says:

    So i was looking over some of my older notes and Tash Gauhar, Kevin Clinesmith and Sally Moyer all worked under Michael Atkinson putting together FISA warrant request. Clinesmith’s altering of a FISA application would seem to be enough reason to fire all 4 of these people

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    • Despicable Me says:

      GsonFIT,

      Moyer and Clinesmith were FBI lawyers. They “worked under” FBI lawyer Trisha Anderson. Gauhar and Atkinson were DOJ lawyers. Atkinson held multiple positions at DOJ as Senior Counsel to the head of the DOJ National Security Division (NSD) and eventually headed DOJ NSD. FBI is a sub-agency of DOJ. While Moyer, Clinesmith and Gauhar (and other lawyers, named and unarmed, at both FBI and DOJ) all certainly worked together (e.g., IMO conspired together), it’s not quite accurate to say they all “worked under” Atkinson even though they would have been under the influence (due or undue) of Atkinson insofar as he held a higher ranking position (with the possible exception of Anderson). Complicating this is the use of joint duty assignments which can further blur the actual (as opposed to stated) chain of command (and therefore accountability). I’m not trying to quibble with your words but this is but one example of a needle that Barr/Durham have to thread correctly.

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      • gsonFIT says:

        you are so right about threading the needle. A corona covered needle.

        Here is Sundance writing about the 4. They first came together in mid year exam (MYE).

        f you have followed the case closely, the intentional removal of Peter Strzok in combination with the explanation of the lawyer’s FISA responsibilities; and in combination with prior reporting of FBI lawyer 2; it seems pretty obvious the line-level lawyer was Kevin Clinesmith.

        If the WaPo article had added all the detail and left in how the line-level attorney worked for Peter Strzok everyone would have known who it was. Hence they put in more details about his activity but removed the Strzok reference.

        Kevin Clinesmith was one of the key FBI small group members on the original Clinton investigation known as the “mid-year exam”, or in text messages the “MYE”.

        Within the MYE Clinesmith was one of the key legal staff working with Peter Strzok. Clinesmith was lawyer #2 for Strzok who eventually transferred to the subsequent Crossfire Hurricane investigation.

        Clinesmith was also previously reported to be having an intimate relationship with another member of the FBI team, Sally Moyer, though that is uncertain. [Tashina “Tash” Guahar was also a key legal figure on the Main Justice side of the MYE team.]

        Sally Moyer was FBI unit chief in the Office of General Counsel (counterintelligence legal unit within the FBI Office of General Counsel).

        Ms. Moyer was responsible for the legal compliance within the FBI counterintelligence operations that generated FISA applications.

        When the MYE investigation finished, the Carter Page FISA construction is where Kevin Clinesmith and Sally Moyer come together in their next assignment, the FBI investigation of Trump.

        The interesting connection is that Clinesmith and Moyer both also reportedly worked for Michael Atkinson while he was an attorney with the Department of Justice (DOJ).

        Atkinson next took a position as the ICIG. Recently, it was reported that Atkinson changed the IC whistleblower form in September shortly after a CIA Agent, who was spying

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        • gsonFIT says:

          So sorry but the context of replying from my wordpress messages is more cumbersome than replying straight from the blog. Can’t source the above but it came from our fearless leader SD. I am not a lawyer bureaucrat, but that Tashina Gauhar seems to have stuck her nose in everything since she and Geo, Toskas took or FISA warrants around 2007. Not a lot of info online about her so I have saved what little I find.

          My understanding is that Michael Atkinson was Legal counsel for the National Security a Division of DOJ (NSD). It is also my understanding that FISA work at DOJ falls to NSD. So Sally Moyer is a Senior NSD attorney who is part of Gauhar’s FISA team and Clinesmith was a Field attorney who originated FISA warrant applications. They may have also been intimately involved.

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          • gsonFIT says:

            Again, I apologize did not mean to post above just yet. Atkinson was chief legal for NSD. NSD is FISA (also National Security Letters?) He should be responsible for all things FISA at NSD. I would guess this was a high priority case involving PDJT and Vlad Putin, so Atkinson should be aware. And if Michael Atkinson was not aware… even more reason to get rid of him

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          • gsonFIT says:

            Sorry one final correction before work. Sally Moyer was FBI attorney tasked with FISA compliance thus working with Gauhar at NSD

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    • litlbit2 says:

      Waste of Taxpayer funds covering or promoting bogus investigations, ruining innocent folks lives, weaponizing Government, return of Foreign Aid, spying on Citizens etc! Been investigating so long! Could we start a investigation of the investigation to see if we need a investigation of the investigation we were investigating!

      I hear AG Barr is on it! Seth Rich and others are so impressed…..’’.

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      • gsonFIT says:

        Don’t disagree with you lilbit2. Apparatchik is trying to delay as long as possible. This is their defense strategy. We should end this and not go after hundreds of indictments.

        Before we do Adam Schiff needs to be exposed for the anti American he is the, FBI needs to be shuttered and rolled into HHS, and John Brennan needs to be hung by the neck until dead.

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        • snarkybeach says:

          If we had a media worth a hoot, Shifty’s Ed Buck problem would be all over the papers.

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          • Ninja7 says:

            Snarkybeach, Most of the media is “mockingbird “,
            “What are you going to believe Your lying eyes or us”🤔🤔

            With this community of Treepers and others, We are able to see, and hopefully use the gray matter between our ears.🤔🤔 If we are fortunate, We might be able to open some others eyes also. Forcing them to use the gray matter between their ears.

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    • litlbit2 says:

      Waste of Taxpayer funds covering or promoting bogus investigations, ruining innocent folks lives, weaponizing Government, return of Foreign Aid, spying on Citizens etc! Been investigating so long! Could we start a investigation of the investigation to see if we need a investigation of the investigation we were investigating!

      I hear AG Barr is on it! Seth Rich and others are so impressed…..’’.

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    • mac says:

      Ever seen a picture of Tashina Gauhar? I just looked pretty thoroughly on Google. I couldn’t find a photo of her that actually identified her.

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  4. Keith Lyon says:

    There seems to have been significant movement since his last round of interviews. He is speaking in absolutes, still hedging a bit, but it just seems different.

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    • The Devilbat says:

      Maybe Donald kicked his butt and told him to do his damned job?

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    • WSB says:

      Ric Grenell.

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      • Heika says:

        This might be it! Sands have shifted quickly since then

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      • glissmeister says:

        Yes. They are less alone. Realize how much has been accomplished in a swamp crawling with predators and venomous creatures. Trump keeps building the team our nation needs to do the job that must be done if our republic is to be rescued from consumption by an established and organized parasitic horde.

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        • Judith says:

          Parasidic horde is exactly what they are. These vermin are on track to kill their host.

          The United States of America is a free nation. Some have exploited these freedoms and used them to destroy us.

          They seem to have overlooked the fact that we, the people, have Constitutional remedies for their treason and sedition.

          We can do this the easy way, or we can do this the hard way.

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      • Yes Grenell + Burr being hobbled by Insider Trading are wide openings that PDJT will exploit. The winds are still strong against any convictions. Back when Trump first started talking about declass, his choice of words settled on “Exposing the corruption may be my greatest accomplishment.” It seemed a departure from stronger language of arrests or convictions, so he could claim a Win even if no one does a perp walk.

        Eric Felton’s recent RCI analysis of how rarely DOJ officials were prosecuted in 2019, even for crimes like sexual abuse, was stunning in its reveal of a complete lawless culture. The score was perhaps 0 for 27. No wonder those pricks are so arrogant. It will take a Billionaire from Queens to break through that mindset.

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    • Thomas says:

      It’s subjective of course but I didn’t hear a lot of hedging there.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      As more and more information is made public, it’s very hard to fall back on business and usual. I have great hope, because I choose that. We are coming soon to the tipping point , timing-wise, either way.

      If you are taking the skeptical view, for which 99% of previous events favor, Barr is keeping us in a holding pattern. I’ll take the view that is is very bad and he’s giving the public a taste of that – straight from the head of the DOJ.

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      • glissmeister says:

        Well said. What matters now is Barr’s team taking the evidence to court and making the case that prevails, over and over and over again.

        The enormity of this thing. The enormity of it all. So much wrongdoing. So normalized. So many wrongdoers, reluctant and willing.

        The enormity of all the work it takes. One shot is all you typically get. They’ve got one chance to take it to trial and get it right. It’s so big, they’ve got to do that over and over and over again.

        It makes my head spin just thinking about the sh*t storm our champions are slugging their way through. Step by arduous step. And G-d bless them. They’re winning.

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    • Remington says:

      Keith, I have to agree. However, we’ve been down this road before. So far, the only person charged was that poor stiff in CT. who threatened pencil neck.

      I’m from Missouri – show me.

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    • jx says:

      It’s different all right… in the past it was “report by spring”, then “report by summer”, then September, and now it’s… “a report may be a by-product”. Delay delay delay and now – well maybe not at all. To sell it Barr entices with “there will be prosecutions”, just ignore that gigantic “IF we can prove it” that the snake oil salesman throws in under his breath.

      Doctor Bill’s travelling medicine show just keeps rolling on selling his snake oil to suckers. Ignore that despite proof, Barr has all ready declined to prosecute, but step right up and get yourself some of his elixir. Feels good doesn’t it? Yessiree. Go ahead, take another nip.

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      • theoldgoat says:

        It is that HUGE IF that gives me problems. Given as a throw away, but we have seen the vast array of crimes committed by the Clinton Criminal Family that never went anywhere. When cases were brought to bring down the Mafia, they went after some smaller characters with indictments, it was building a frame for the kingpins of the organization. Enough lower people being charged helps you start flipping some to gain more information and eventually you get the bosses.

        All you ever see from the left are the indictments made from the Herr Mueller investigation and how even though the charges are forced instances which are questionable it makes Trump guilty in their minds because of the indictments and forced pleas of guilty.

        The case against the ringleaders of this attempted coup might be difficult to put together, but you don’t have leverage if everyone who broke the law, who “lacked candor” are given a wave off. McCabe and Comey both had big issues against them which would have been tools to use against them. Neither would do well in prison. Further charges can always be sought as more comes out. Tying them up in court would bring high pressure on them and their co-conspirators, which is when mistakes are made.

        The slow walking of this concerns me. The weasel language of Barr concerns me.

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        • Despicable Me says:

          Just because DOJ (USAO-DC) declined immediate prosecution of both Comey and McCabe doesn’t mean that the evidence/details in those referrals or the IG reports that spawned them aren’t being used as a road map or not being leveraged in some manner by Barr/Durham. The initial investigation involving Manafort had been declined years earlier in favor of other investigative/prosecutorial priorities and IMHO was only dusted off and aggressively pursued because of Manafort’s unforgivable role in mapping out the successful electoral strategy of the Trump campaign. Before that, Manafort was one of them. As others on this board have noted numerous times before, prosecutorial discretion (including on both ends of the Manafort equation and the efforts directed toward POTUS and others connected to him) isn’t always wielded well and stinks to high heaven).

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          • Judith says:

            At the first sign of trouble, isn’t there always a “death” to turn the trail cold. Curious, to say the least, how these key players, from Osama to Poppy B to Songbird to Epstein, never met justice due to their well-timed demise.

            I think when the heat gets too close to a major player, they simply remove him from the chessboard. Some may even have the means to *buy* their freedom. #EpsteinDidntKillHimself

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      • GB Bari says:

        To be fair, Barr had originally stated, and stated once or twice since the, that the primary product of Durhams investigation was not a report (such as the product of IG Horowitz’s investigation.)

        I always understood that Durham was looking to collect evidence to use if (there’s that word IF again) they could establish a case against anyone who committed criminal acts.

        Of course there has been little activity since those statements to indicate there was any progress in discovering criminal acts and that prosecutions were likely. The steady stream of prosecution declinations coming out of the DOJ has created a justifiable pessimism among supporters of the President that justice will truly be served to the anti-Trump coup conspirators throughout the DC Swamp.

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    • gsonFIT says:

      Something is going down. Someone is about to be indicted

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      • Judith says:

        They’ll toss up some little fish, while the larger predators move to deeper waters. Those who protest will suddenly decide to end their own lives, with two shots to the back of the head.

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    • Gradually, piece by piece, the normies are being educated.

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      • trnathens says:

        Everyone DOES realize that during any trial, the jurors will not have access to SD’s amazing research, right? When he tells us to Go Deep, and provides a link to former information, we get reminded what he wrote two, three years ago.

        Jurors will have to follow all of this in REAL time. Some will take notes, most won’t.

        And they can ONLY consider the evidence provided by fact witnesses, or admitted by the judge. That’s it.

        Picking a jury could take SIX MONTHS. A murder trial in our jurisdiction, where a police officer was the victim, took a month, for reference.

        Imagine a trial lasting 8 months, after a month for voir dire, without links and clicks to go back to refresh your memory. Without being able to review testimony until they’re in the jury room, and then only if the judge, prosecutor and defense agree to send a transcript back to the jury.

        You think this is hard to follow with Sundance leading the way?

        And those picked will have gone through a thorough vetting to make sure they don’t know enough about these facts, or the people involved to have formed a fixed opinion one way or the other.

        Please, folks, don’t judge what seems like a lack of action. I promise, you have no idea what’s going on behind the scenes. And don’t say, “That’s what you’ve been saying for months!” True, I have, and I stand by it. Barr had only been on the job for 13 months.

        Give them time to put all of this together in a way that a low-functioning adult can understand, otherwise, it’ll be SO easy as a defense attorney to create or exploit reasonable doubt. God, I wish I was in this prosecuting team.

        You really think they don’t understand the time constraints? Or that an election is coming up? If there are no indictments between now and then, are you going to vote for Biden? No, then Frankie says RELAX!

        PDJT, or Attorney General Barr: put me in Coach, I’m ready to play…today!

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  5. Payday says:

    I think this interview shows he’s kept their cards close and are now about ready to release the hounds….

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    • BitterC says:

      Me too and I can’t for the life of me understand what Lou Dobbs was going on about earlier this evening concerning this interview.

      I fully believe Barr will take this as far as he can. The politics and the media are the biggest impediment. I am most curious to see how he handles Mueller because Durham will go there.

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      • Guy-Blanc Déploré says:

        I think where Dobbs misinterpreted was this notion of Durham filing some kind of report, as if he were some sort of special counsel like Mueller. He’s not. He’s a freaking Federal Prosecutor. His job is to investigate, collect evidence, and if it appears warranted, convene a Grand Jury and try to seek indictments, PERIOD. I have no idea how this report crap got started. At most, he might discuss & consult with Barr, or ask for help prying open something classified so Durham can look at it.

        I’ll quote below the transcript bit that Lou played video of today and then exploded in anger after the no report bit. He fell into that trap like so many others.

        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.
        ~snip~

        “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.”

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        • Despicable Me says:

          I think that the whole reports thing got started (likely by the MSM to downplay the seriousness) because that is what everyone outside of judicial circles and even some of those within have been conditioned to expect (e.g., the 911 commission report, the Mueller report, the multiple IG reports, etc). Indictments and convictions are the actual gauge of desired prosecutorial outcome for criminals, NOT reports.

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    • donna kovacevic says:

      I did not watch all of the interview with Laura and AG. Barr, but 1 thing that caught my attention was when Barr said “we can do more than just one thing at a time”. Hmm cool, I was impressed, not. I should hope so with all the staff he has. Lord I pray that justice will be done, it is in Your hands now.

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  6. BestBets says:

    Ummm, yeah, okay.

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  7. TarsTarkas says:

    No jumping for joy until indictments are handed down. And even then only hops until the perps are wearing orange.

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    • NOET says:

      Agreed. No jumping for joy just yet. Nevertheless, I’m relishing a moment of sheer glee at the mere idea of the possible potential for being able to say (one day soon, I hope, no hopping), “Orange men bad. Orange women bad.”

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  8. Bill says:

    Too bad the justice system takes longer to do its job than the time that there may be in office any support for that job. We definitely need four more years of Trump, because the first four years obviously is not long enough to get justice taken care of!

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “because the first four years obviously is not long enough”

      ….To get his people approved by a REPUBLICAN Senate to fill his Administration!
      It is remarkable that he has been able to accomplish as much as he has.

      Could you even imagine what he could have done if he had not been obstructed by [traitor] Paul Ryan (Rino-WI) when he was Speaker of the House?

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      • Dutchman says:

        And the ongoing obstruction by Majority Leader McConnell, from his abusing the confimtion process to dictate to PDJT who he can have in key positions, his abuse of the recess appointment as part of that,….

        His clinging to the odious fillibuster rule, which the,Senate functioned fine without for 200 years, but now can’t do without,…and which he has used to give PDJT much needed legislation.

        With a supportive, MAGA CONgress he could have MAGA’D in his first two years, unfortunatly he didn’t have that,…instead he had a Republicon Majority in both Houses his first two years, hamstringing him every step of the way.

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        • BitterC says:

          Be careful what you wish for….the “odious” fillibuster rule is what keeps our laws from see-sawing every few yrs as the Senate changes hands. It is just about the last thing in hyper-polarized DC that forces some semblance of compromise anymore

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          • Dutchman says:

            “If the Dems ever get the majority, in the Senate, and we have eliminated the fillibuster rule, they will run the table, and we will have no input”
            Is McConnells excuse.
            But, A) if the Dems get majority in the Senate, after what we have seen Pelosi do in the House, is there ANYONE who honestly believes Schumer wouldn’t immedietly repeal or revoke the fillibuster rule?,….
            Really?
            If the Dems get majority in the Senate, IMHO its “all over” anyway. Say it how you want, “lock and load”, “thats the ball game”, …the last thing to be concerned about at that point, is the fillibuster rule.

            IF it had been revoked at outset of his first term, he could have had a much easier time getting his legislative agenda through Congress.
            He basically pleaded with McConnell in tweets, fell on deaf ears.
            Come the “revolt”, McConnell’s the first one against the wall, ahead of Pelosi, Schumer or Durbin.

            Better to face the enemy,,bloodlust in their,eyes, sword in hand, charging you screaming,. ..
            Than he who comes to you with a kind word, calls you friend, places a hand on your shoulder to brace you, and then stabs you in the heart!

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            • Judith says:

              I agree. I would add that McConnell & Co *conceal* their UNiparty bonafides behind that filibuster rule.

              Without it, the resistance of these feckless UNiparty RepibliCONS would be evident. The UNiparty must hide in the shadows to keep us Deplorables unaware and compliant. This is why they wrapped the House in a big purple bow, and handed it over to their Dimmie brethren in the mid-terms. Commies all.

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              • Dutchman says:

                Yes, the Dems could not have reshaped our country, without a complicit Republicon partner.

                The real heart of the swamp, both its,strength and its weakness, is the Republicon leadership in Congress.

                And yes, its strength comes from stealth; expose its true nature, and it loses its power.

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          • Dutchman says:

            I would just add, you can NOT compromise with Conmunists.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Well, I agree.

      If Trump doesn’t get re-elected because of some terrible things that his opponents will do in the run-up to the election, all of it will be buried. So I wonder what the timing of this is.

      BUT, with all that has happened and more people’s eyes being opened to the DeepState and the Orwellian impulses of government, it may be that Trump gets to implement his agenda, with his people, in his manner of choosing provided he makes his way through the November election. I can say this though… I’ll never believe it if Trump somehow “loses” the election.

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      • thehawkeyehoneypot says:

        There is no way in hell president trump is going to let these scum win. He told us he caught them all. Its going to end up being the greatest story ever told. After that obama & hillary will finally get their legacy fulfilled. In cuba/gitmo hand delivered via the uss comfort or mercy.

        🔺
        Covid induced Psychosis

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    • Remington says:

      Bill….it sure didn’t take that long with Roger Stone and the good General Flynn.

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      • hypnotique59 says:

        I believe that they weren’t actually, factually using the law the way it is supposed to be applied. Will take time to use the law correctly and get the perpetrators. This isn’t a one hour show of your favorite who done it. Where is Perry Mason……(joking)

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    • starfcker says:

      Exactly, Bill. Fat sessions can talk a good game, but there are only 10 months left in President Trump’s first term, which until the election is the only one we are assured. Are you expecting indictments next week? How about next month? How hard would it be to roll up the Combetta’s and Clinesmith’s of the world, to see what they’ve got to say when faced with 40 years. None of that’s happening.

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      • ms doodlebug says:

        Every day everything is in slow motion because of this virus is another day of delay – which makes me question just how much this virus has been weaponized politically. Never let a good crisis (or pandemic) go to waste?

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        • Judith says:

          Evidence that points to a *weaponized* pandemic:

          •Gates, Fauci and others, spoke of the pandemic well before it became a reality.
          •Gates already had a vaccine in the hopper that he intended to roll out at the end of the year, *after* inflicting as much damage to Trumpanomics (and American families) as he possibly can.
          •Nancy Pelosi and her UNiparty colleagues have deliberately withheld funding for families that would minimize “short-term” insolvency, in order for the UNiparty to *maximize* the downstream effects of even a “short-term” work stoppage.
          •The CDC and the Enemedia cite no plans to end quarantine in the coming months, supressing “game changing” Hydroxychloroquine treatment and instead pouring gasoline on their dumpster fire to destabilize markets.
          •The President, who has been level headed and direct about the short duration intended for “sheltering in place” until resources (hospitals, personal protective equipment, ventilators, medicine) can be marshalled, has been stymied in his efforts by a UNiparty/Enemedia hell bent on dragging this out to the detriment of our country, for as long as they possibly can.

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          • Judith says:

            Sorry, wrong thread. Didn’t mean to go off topic here. The corruption is so deep and wide that it all seems to run together.. so many parallels.. such a tangled web of deceit.

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            • ms doodlebug says:

              It may or may not be off topic. If it’s being hyped to draw attention away from the Durham/AG Barr work it’s stuck in that tangled web of deceit. It’s the same if it’s being overly hyped to turn voters against PDJT.

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          • ms doodlebug says:

            As long as they can may not be as long as they want. Gov. DeWine of Ohio has apparently pushed as far as Ohioans will accept. Civil disobedience has arrived at the Statehouse for his coronavirus briefing…

            “About 100 people marched past the statehouse carrying signs and chanting, “Open Ohio,” referencing their anger that businesses are closed and people are not working. Some signs read “LET MY PEOPLE GO: to schools, to parks to work,” “Quarantine Worse than Virus,” and “BALANCE THE RISK #OPENOHIO.”

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      • Despicable Me says:

        Just because you and I don’t know what’s become of the Clinesmith matter doesn’t mean that he hasn’t “been rolled up.” Are you some kind of fly on the wall in Barr/Durham’s offices or the FGJ room and somehow know differently? This investigation is not being run like the travesties of the past three and a half years and principally in the area of leaks or ore accurately no leaks. I choose to remain cautiously optimistic and will not be getting overly exercised about the lack of indictments/convictions of the perpetrators of this crime before Barr’s self-stated deadline of late spring/early summer (May/June). The daffodils, lilacs, azaleas and apple trees are still in bloom in the mid-Atlantic region. Spring ain’t over.

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        • MACAULAY says:

          I agree. To me, Clinesmith is a Sure Thing for a felony indictment, or a sudden guilty plea without indictment, after cooperating with the investigation.

          If we see a “Decline to Prosecute” on Clinesmith—its over, over, over—and the Proud Deplorables who elected Don Trump, and Don Trump himself—have been had.

          But, until that happens, I will have hope that some Justice will be done. FBI Scumbags may succeed in hanging it all on CIA Scumbags, but if Comey and McCabe walk yet Brennan gets indicted—that will be some Justice anyway.

          To me, its always been simple—if Mifsud was working for ANY Western Intelligence when he contacted Papadoupalas, then he was effectively working for the CIA/FBI—and thus crimes were committed. It is a scary travesty that the American people still don’t know for sure who Mifsud was working for—but he’s the key to establishing a fraudulent co-conspiracy involving CIA-FBI-DOJ officials.

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          • Despicable Me says:

            I too can see Clinesmith taking a plea to an information in lieu of indictment. If they cut bait instead of fishing in his case we are doomed.

            Mifsud, in the other hand, is truly a mystery man. I’m have no idea if he is a Western, Russian or perhaps even a Chinese asset and could possibly be an asset for two or even all three; that is a double (or perhaps a triple agent). By virtue of watching the COVID19 pandemic play out across the globe, we’ve started to see the tentacles with which the CCP has ensured and victimized Italy which is the purported country of residence of Mifsud. Perhaps the CCP’s influence isn’t limited to the just the textile industry in the north of Italy,

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  9. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    “they undercut public confidence in FISA but also the FBI as an institution: and we have to rebuild that.”

    “public confidence in FISA” – Are you talking about the “sheeple”, or people that know what is going on and decried the passage of the “Patriot Act”, etc. that are a direct violation of the Constituitional protections afforded to CITIZENS by the Bill of Rights?

    “the FBI as an institution” – Has proven since it’s inception to be riddled with problems and abuses. It needs to be abolished.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      FBI needs to be shut down: Chris Farrell

      Judicial Watch Director of Investigations Chris Farrell on the problems with the FBI and why the FBI needs to be shut down

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      • dilonsfo says:

        Although I agree 100 percent with the statement you wrote they will never shut down the FBI. It gives too much power to the DOJ and executive branch. This power is not about what they do in the USA but the work they do in almost every South American and Central American country along with the DEA and ATF. What I just wrote also goes for Mexico. No, state, county or local law enforce would be allowed in any of those countries and could not provide the money given allowing those federal agencies to work in those countries.

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    • treehouseron says:

      I couldn’t agree more, he is living in a fantasy world if he thinks average people have respect for the FBI, or average people have respect for the frieking FISA program is he serious? What world does he live in? He’s apparently farther out of touch with reality than Joe Biden.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      FBI is threatening Trump: Chris Farrell

      Judicial Watch Director of Investigations Chris Farrell on the FBI’s objection to the public release of the FISA memo.

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  10. hokkoda says:

    Back in December, Barr said “late Spring” which I interpreted to mean June. It seems as though that is still the pace they are working at. Be cynical. The Government Party has shown a complete inability to police its own. They simply decide that whatever illegal thing was done they’re a) going to “take care of their own” or b) allow people to run a hair inside the “legal” line and declare nothing “technically illegal” took place. But, also allow yourself to be pleasantly surprised to be proven wrong.

    That’s a hell of a thing he said about Atkinson. That guy is not out of the woods, not by a long shot.

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    • granitej4 says:

      This!
      Barr is stalling. He figures he can act like something is getting closer to being done because if trump doesn’t get elected it won’t matter what he said.

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      • jx says:

        Exactly right. Barr is Brutus.

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        • A2 says:

          Ok la. You are so wildly wrong. Unless you think the President is an idiot.

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          • Dekester says:

            A2,

            Agreed.

            Is this not all about the greatest deception and criminal enterprise against a Presidential candidate, then sitting President in history.

            It entails corruption at the highest levels in both Parties, in the various intel agencies, the F.B.I., numerous bureaucracies and the judiciary.

            Even the intel agencies of several countries were involved.

            Not forgetting massive amounts of money, maybe most significantly a lying and complicit MSM.

            PDJT is a winner, and he is patient.

            Confident, but not boastful.

            When he says “I’ve got them, I’ve got them all I believe him”

            God bless PDJT

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          • jx says:

            Non sequitor.

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  11. Julia Adams says:

    Call me cynical; The six people highlighted in box above have a higher risk of dying from natural causes than from being prosecuted by the DOJ

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    • glissmeister says:

      We can both be right and probably are; and in ways we’ve yet to imagine.

      The six people conspicuously in the box above have enemies too. What do you bet some of the most vicious and dangerous enemies they have today used to be their friends only a few short years ago.

      Durham and Barr are likely not the biggest danger they face today.

      No doubt our VSGPDJT has this figured out.

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    • H.R. says:

      Julia Adams: “[…] have a higher risk of dying from natural causes than from being prosecuted by the DOJ”

      If any of them were ever indicted, I believe they would start dying of natural causes, primarily the Little Rock Arkansas virus (LRA virus).

      Those that contract the LRA virus can be identified by the two small holes that perforate the back of the skull unlike most viruses, which attack other parts of the body. LRA virus deaths are often misclassified as suicides because of the two unusual holes the LRA virus leaves in those who contract the virus.

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    • Despicable Me says:

      And if they actually did die now it would be attributed to COVID19 for which we all know is President Trump’s fault. :/

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  12. treehouseron says:

    Barr talks a good game but by this point they’ve all disappointed me so many times in the past I’d be a fool to actually think something is going to happen. So I’ll expect a joke and perhaps Barr will surprise me.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      That’s exactly how I feel.

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      • JimFromNH says:

        …they abused , they undercut public confidence in FISA but also the FBI as an institution: and we have to rebuild that.”
        Well AG Barr, how can you succeed at that (or anything else) without bringing the major perpetrators to justice?
        So far you’ve failed to put the puck in the net, and your game’s almost over.

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    • gda53 says:

      I’ve been listening to him, and so far I can’t find fault in what he has SAID.

      We’ll see what he DOES, but you can’t say he’s not adhering to his stated timetable so far.

      hokkada is a tad more cynical that me, and probably rightly so.

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      • Thomas says:

        I’m cynical too, but if Barr dropped the hammer during the impeachment hoax (remember that?) it would have been easily spun as being misdirection or worse. The the virus drops.

        It’s almost like this is planned or something.

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        • ms doodlebug says:

          The virus may not have been planned, but it is sure as hell being used to disrupt the functioning of our government – and our lives.

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          • dilonsfo says:

            And being used by the dems against President Trump just like the used the Russia hoax and the impeachment hoax. But according to the latest fox poll President Trump has the highest rating of his presidency.

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            • ms doodlebug says:

              That’s good news! It’s going to go even higher when he says it’s time to open up for business and the governors who are already irritating their residents keep their ‘stay home’ demands in place.

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        • I have 2 theories about the virus. It was planned by China and sent out as a weapon to destroy our economy and get rid of President Trump. Or it was planned by the Democrats/deep state and sent out as a weapon to destroy our economy and get rid of President Trump. Any people who have died from it are what we call in a war “collateral damage”. Wow, I just said a conspiracy theory. I must have really gone over the edge.

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        • hokkoda says:

          I think it was planned, but not by the Democrats. China either willfully allowed it to spread for months before saying anything about it, or they let it off the chain. But either way, it’s a bioweapon intended to smash our economy. This country just happens to be a lot stronger than they thought. They watch too much Democrat Media, so they assume the United States is a clown car loaded with freaks and weirdos.

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          • GB Bari says:

            I do agree with your observation that the CCP may be depending too much upon what they observe in our Yellow Stream Media to use in forming their anti American strategies.

            But we should also assume that they have a lot of spies in our country posing as students, shop owners, workers on extended visas, visitors, and other illegal immigrants who are all observing many aspects of our society and reporting back to Beijing.

            So one would expect the ChiComs are also tracking what the pro-Trump people are saying, promoting and criticizing.

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    • H.R. says:

      treehouseron: “Barr talks a good game but by this point they’ve all disappointed me so many times in the past I’d be a fool to actually think something is going to happen.”

      Yup. So far, Bill Barr strikes me as a Lindsey Graham with bagpipes instead of a skirt.

      Still waiting for those hearings you promised with so much righteous anger, Miss Lindsey.

      Still waiting for indictments, Mr. Barr.

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    • Linda K. says:

      I am an optimist. This is a big stone Barr has to push over to reveal all the scurrying creature underneath. We will soon be at the tipping point.

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  13. jus wundrin says:

    Perhaps the appointment of Grenell, and the firing of atkinson has put the flame under barrs butt. I wont be a believer until I see orange jumpers.

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    • jimboct says:

      I believe (and it’s only my belief) that Grenell has given Barr and Durham something mind blowing. Since Grenell has taken over as ODNI, we are hearing words from Barr that we haven’t heard before. Barr is career, he is always careful with the words he chooses. This sudden glimpse of candor with the Ingram interview tells me he has proof of something he only suspected before.
      I still do not know what he will do with the information. But this going to be interesting.

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  14. freepetta says:

    Justice is slow and is kept close to the vest. With all these criminals being DEEP STATE some with badges, one has to make sure all Ts are crossed. It’s slow going to have air tight indictments.

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  15. Scooger says:

    Laura should have asked if Barr would prosecute members of media, members of Congress, cabinet members, WH staff and chief executive.

    And Barr response ‘no one is above the law” -Cheshire cat grin…

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  16. Derangement Syndrome says:

    So, for sure Clinesmith, but other than that, who?

    I think Kevin is the sacrificial lamb, they have him dead to rights; but, will anyone else go down?

    I’m not convinced, but I hope I’m wrong.

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    • gda53 says:

      I think he seemed to be implying MULTIPLE indictments.

      “…. if PEOPLE broke the law, and we can establish that with the evidence, THEY will be prosecuted.”

      More than implying, actually.

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      • dilonsfo says:

        I liked the way he cleared there would be no report…only indictments. He also took the ball out of his court and put it everything as Durham’s responsibility

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    • Jan says:

      Possibly Somma, Halper’s handler, who put the field agency case together for the
      Carter Page FISA Application. He’s the one who left out expulcatory materials.

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      • Derangement Syndrome says:

        Good point Jan, I forgot that they exposed Somma a couple months ago in the NYT, and I agree, he’s going down too. So there’s at least 2 likely indictments.

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  17. Bogeyfree says:

    Nice words, let’s hope they get backed up with indictments on all the perpetrators who planned and executed two coups on a sitting President.

    I really wish Laura had asked, by the way do you still have the Wiener Laptop and those 47 Hard Drives from Dennis Montgomery the Hammer Whistleblower and did you ever listened/read what was on them?

    But at least some encouraging words.

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    • regitiger says:

      we really need YOU to send your official list of demands about unanswered issues to mark meadows AND AG Barr …concurrently copying every single media group.

      just keep hammering away at making this list of objections about justice delayed, justice denied.

      When AG Barr bloviates about the “size” of the investigations and its scale…we need to make sure HE KNOWS…that WE KNOW…ALL THE LONG LIST OF INVESTIGATIVE SUBJECTS THAT MUST BE CONDUCTED WITH MORE THAN JUST SOME MEDIA FLUFF AND “a report”…

      What I am saying is that we can’t depend on some hope that the “right people” who can make a difference are reading these paramount issues at CTH…

      Keep Hammering away…please do..it’s very important..and your list is exceptionally significant to the current virus that has impacted the American people…and not talking about wu-flu!

      other here, take notice: when you read Bogey-free list of unanswered complaints that have so far gone unpunished, uninvestigated, and arguably settled only in press debates (as scarce as they have been)….it’s really UP TO YOU to send these to your elected officials.

      remember the 21 State Attorney General’s letter to Congress “friend of the senate” elaborating why the impeachment was fraudulent. It was amazing how many people, ordinary citizen rallied to send that same letter to their own electorate, friends, family…to inform and to make sure that the widest breadth of people understood the implications of that unlawful petty partisan disruption to this President’s time, energy and imperatives, that WE ELECTED HIM TO CONDUCT. It only looks like a slam dunk win for him in 20/20…but let me say..the letter and how that information was distributed quickly with passion behind it made a big big difference.

      And the same thing has to happen now.

      BogeyFree has made it easy…He’s compiled what we are all aware of..in one long list.

      Make sure you follow CTH and Sundance..and copy down that list and send it…send it right now..and do it again tomorrow..and the next day…and the next.

      every single day, just make it a habit of sending everyone that you know, and everyone that is in a position of influence, both in congress, and at your local level….send them this list.

      It matters…It makes your vote count. It’s your voice. It’s you, saying:

      I KNOW A CRIME HAS BEEN COMMITTED AGAINST ME…An Attempt to steal my duly elected president was attempted…a real political coup…. Real people were harmed. And criminals are running free and wild, enriched by the experience and emboldened to likely do it all again, in just a few more month leading to the next election.

      because folks…that IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN. It might not be in the same style or angle..but these people need to feel the pressure and the heat…to see justice will come..and it will be hard and harsh.

      This is our opportunity to roll the tide..to push back hard…to drain the swamp.

      President Trump is powerful..and he is blessed. We are just as powerful, arguably moreso, and also blessed…Let’s start winning!

      thank you BogeyFree…I appreciate your efforts to keep us all focused and to remind us often of what remain to be done.

      Respectfully!

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    • Dixie says:

      Bogeyfree,

      They are hoping everybody has forgotten the Wiener laptop and hard drive from Dennis Montgomery, but they don’t know about people like you who keep a very good and complete list of corruption.

      BTW, congratulations to you for doing such a thorough job of keeping up with all the corrupt shenanigans and posting your list occasionally. Yours is a great summary.

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  18. bessie2003 says:

    Am now cautiously optimistic; looking more and more like his plan, and perhaps the President’s too, is to clean up the mess vs tearing it down and starting from scratch. As long as it gets done and people are held to account, am trusting our VSG-PDJT and the folks he trusts to get things done.

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  19. Tiffthis says:

    Barr: “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.”

    The people who abused fisa have a lot to answer for?!!!! What the….. It’s called serious jail time or this crap keeps happening. This guy Barr is full of sh*t!!!

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  20. WES says:

    Barr speaks with a forked tongue.

    Nobody will be prosecuted!

    Did not need to read transcript!

    Nothing has changed!

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  21. Deborah @UnTamedInSD says:

    October Surprise Coming to an election season near you…… 2020

    Liked by 5 people

    • romy911 says:

      Hmmm, a good October surprise, I hope.

      Liked by 4 people

    • GB Bari says:

      I would anticipate October surprises from both sides.

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      • Deborah @UnTamedInSD says:

        Not sure they have any surprises left, would of come out already.

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        • GB Bari says:

          Evil never stops scheming….

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          • Deborah @UnTamedInSD says:

            which is why we are witnessing the blatant absurd attempts .. honestly i think it’s getting so much easier now for PDJT to combat them because now not too many Americans are actually fooled by the lunatic communist left and their fake news disciples and all their 24/7 scheming.

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            • GB Bari says:

              Well we aren’t fooled because we have some clear-eyed analysis presented every day by a very woke and wise host. And our group is growing.

              A lot of Americans are still sucking up the bilge that’s fed to them daily by the MSM, the entertainment industry morons, and the ultra-elitists in academia. I am hoping their group is shrinking.

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  22. Koot Katmando says:

    If he really wants to rebuild the trust in the DOJ and FBI he needs some perp walks. If no one is held accountable it will happen again.

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  23. Garrison Hall says:

    Honestly, I don’t see Barr doing much at all. Having worked around bureaucracies the whole of my professional life it’s pretty easy to see where his loyalties are. Like so many others in government I think Barr is a guy who honestly believes that if he starts arresting and trying high ranking Deep Staters the whole of the federal bureaucratic/regulatory structure could crash. When you spend your entire career working with a bureaucracy, become a member of the “insider culture” that exists there, you develop a loyalty so rooted in the work you do, that the bureaucracy that supports you comes to be seen as something sacred. We saw this behavior with Sessions. I’ll be very surprised if Barr is any different.

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    • Orbanista says:

      But I think he’s spent most of his life in the private sector.

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      • Garrison Hall says:

        Doesn’t matter which kind of bureaucracy he worked in. When someone of his status enters a new post, the first thing that happens is co-option by the insider culture. This is almost always successful because bureaucrats know they won’t survive unless they join the tribe. Trump and his close allies are the exception to this which is why the Deep State is so fiercely resisting him.

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        • GB Bari says:

          Now you and I are old enough to be able to recognize when people are trying to co-opt us into their “faction”, or point of view, etc. I should think Barr does too. But we and Barr also have enough experience to be able to tactfully coexist and work with people who work for us or are our peers or our superiors, despite any possible disagreements with their politics, biases, philosophies etc.

          One of my closest coworkers was a very socially liberal gay DemoncRAT who adored Obama. But we each respected each other’s professional skills and approach to our respective jobs that our political differences became a source of lighthearted humor for us as well as a few other peers whose friendship we also enjoyed.

          In Barr’s situation, the political differences are not something that can be ignored, since those differences are unfortunately the sources of perfidy and treachery from , so he is under far more pressure to use tact and avoid unnecessary battles in order to accomplish what we are hoping is ultimately a purge.

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    • regitiger says:

      I think you have it right..but please allow me to add to the theory about barr for more clarity.

      barr is USING the notion that a “the cure will be worse than the disease” excuse..

      that’s a pretty hard sell…one that he has provided solidly before with success..he KNOWS the calculus of this excuse driven agenda does work..it’s politically favorable and it allows him power to be the protector of the state. this is ENORMOUS POWER! He understands that using this narrative, which is in fact in direct contradiction to the very foundational principles of what the DOJ is constitutionally mandated to assert…blindly, with force and passion ..with swiftly and exactness…with authority of leadership…

      if you inspect carefully the actions of the former BARR, what you will find is that he has conducted this sales pitch before..and it was effective. He’s signaling it again. He is presenting himself and the “institutions” as some kind of thing that must be limited but also allowed to operate…he is making the judgement and selling that judgement that there exists some fine line where too little results in lawlessness and too much becomes a death blow to the capabilities of the state to protect citizens. It’s a sales job and nothing more than that.

      When bill barr 1.0 first made his first gold record….he did so, by dancing around a larger crime…one so large, so wide sweeping, it would have exposed the state to actual justice. He did the dance, he made the moves, he adjusted the deck chairs…and he succeeded with a complicit press and of course the political body of the state. That MADE BILL BARR. It was from that moment in time, that BILL BARR became officially compromised.

      And there were MANY WHO NOTICED.

      So when Barr comes “out of retirement” and begins selling the same tune…”do you want a functioning state or do you want anarchy”..it’s the same false binary choice falllacy..and he is supremely excellent in selling this garbage. And it’s not just the poker face. This guy is the mainliner of fixing deals. It’s what he does. It’s what his significance career moves have been about. He’s a deal maker!

      whereas Sessions failed to act, so too has Barr remained in power to perform the same effect. In the case of sessions, it was feckless ignorance and lack of leadership…with Barr is is “assuming” leadership and painting the wagon but not actually moving the wagon at all. This is the DNA of Barr. It’s how he remains powerful. He is a DC two stepping thief of justice.

      the one person that can make a difference in how justice is applied, and we find barr right back in the seat….that was NOT some coincidence.

      look how quickly he was confirmed by both parties…if that doesn’t explain his purpose and what his intentions and the end game..just give it more time and witness how this rolls out.

      there will be some minor league players sat down for some loud shouting….retired and settled or re-positioned in government.

      I’m going to make a solid prediction…in 10 years time, or less..we will be watching barr, comey and mueller together…clasping hands….back rubbing..hobnobbing and socializing with all the standard fare and flock.

      Barr is NOT who we need at this moment in time. He’s compromised…all the way down.

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  24. Jan Pauliny-Toth says:

    “…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…”

    What would the left say, if President Trump instructed the IG to:

    “…try to turn it into a commission to explore anything in the government, and immediately report it to The President without letting the legislative branch look at it…”

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  25. GTOGUY says:

    Barr and Durham need to take their time. They have until August for indictments. That would be the 90-day window before the November election that they are able to act. Remember what happened to Mueller’s indictments of the Russians and Now Flynn. His cases all except Manafort’s are falling apart because he rushed to get indictments and pleas. His cases were weak.

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  26. citizen817 says:

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  27. jbowen82 says:

    As always, let’s remember the DC jury pool problem. It will be next to impossible to get convictions at trial, and everyone knows it. So to a great extent the process will be the only punishment. The goal is going to have to be getting guilty verdicts to lesser offenses in exchange for testimony against higher-ups. So let’s be realistic.

    I believe PDT is focused on beating them at the ballot box, not in the courtroom. He has delegated this to Barr and doesn’t give it a second thought. PDT looks forward, not backward.

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    • lcsteel says:

      Felonies were created all over the country by phone computer etc They don’t live in DC.
      Barr is only buying time as he is corrupt.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      It’s a problem that they will have to deal with. But they will get to air all manner of law-breaking in court and I want that to happen. Just as the IG reports added a lot to our understanding, these “crimes” need to be made “real” by being charged and heard in court.

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      • BitterC says:

        It is said that prosecutors won’t bring cases to court if they think they can’t win.

        In this case, I hope it isn’t true. Public exposure, and as JBowen said above, the process may very well be the only punishment for most of these scumbags

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      • jbowen82 says:

        Yes. I think the only realistic way to get that done is through allocutions by small fish that finger the bigger fish.

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    • dilonsfo says:

      I also worry because Durham investigated James Baker for leaking secret info to the press. Durham has an impressive resume of convicting mafia members. Hasn’t lost a case. But he praised Mueller as an honorable man during the Russia investigation. He was also in charge of investigating and accused leaker, FBI attorney James Baker. Durham found that there wasn’t enough evidence to prosecute Baker, although he obviously leaked the material to the press.

      https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/11/john-durham-last-trusted-prosecutor-in-washington/

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      • jbowen82 says:

        I have no insight on this, but I always believed that Baker’s authorization of Strzock and Page’s leaks, as well as his own leaks, were authorized by Comey or Yates. If he’s authorized to leak it, it’s not illegal. I wonder if that’s what the facts would show. I do know that Rosenstein’s first report showed that everybody in the building was talking to the press.

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    • Despicable Me says:

      This case is so convoluted and involves players and entities that aren’t physically rooted to DC 24/7/365 so venue could possibly be in any number places outside of DC. Many of the DC-based players live and play and sometimes work in VA and MD and likely initiated electronic communications in or around these areas and the comms were routed between even more diffuse areas. There are tons of server farms in Loudoun Prince William Counties, VA as well as other places all over the country. CIA HQ and some ODNI components are located in Virginia. Some ODNI components are located in Bethesda, MD. FBI offices in Chicago and Washington DC were involved in the investigation of and interdiction and search of Papadapoulos at Dulles airport when he returned to the country. Dulles airport is located in Virginia. FBINY and SDNY were involved in the Carter Page investigation. NSA’s huge data hub is in Utah (Not holding out hope for Huber but Durham could articulate venue for there). Maybe this will play out in a neighborhood close to you or many others of us all across America.

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    • “……the DC jury problem….” sums it up nicely. Perfect comment JB82.

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    • Bubby says:

      If there are even jury trials with the Wuhan virus floating around. My guess is that the Judge will be an obama Judge and the jury and jury foreman will be like the one Roger Stone had only this time the jury will nullify any evidence voting for acquittal. I could be wrong but I doubt it.

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  28. lcsteel says:

    More worthless words from deep state Barr. Why would anyone be gullible enough to believe him?
    He proved long ago that he is corrupt.

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    • A2 says:

      No he hasn’t. Where do you get this opinion from? Check your biases and your sources.

      Irresponsible. No evidence just spewing.

      I guess you also think the President is a little child, huddling in a corner, with no agency.

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  29. kleen says:

    I will wait to see what actually happens. Talk is cheap and we had nothing but talk so far. So, more of the same, nothing new, he didn’t say anything we didn’t know

    Yeah I do hope I am wrong.

    It’s already April. No one will see jail this year. If Dems steal the election with their usual voter fraud, then the swamp wins and we better watch out. They will come after all people who sided with POTUS (Nunes, Meadows, Sarah Carter…) It’s what they do.

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  30. Rynn69 says:

    “if he can show that there were criminal violations.”

    And there is Barr’s out. People could have been indicted years ago … there is a plethora of overwhelming evidence. Not one indictment. Not one. Remember the following and realize the DOJ is hopelessly corrupt and this has not changed under Barr:

    1. Barr ran out to cover the Epstein “didn’t kill himself” incident as a suicide. Barr has not started any investigation into what occurred at that prison.
    2. Barr has failed to dismiss the Flynn case with provable prosecutorial misconduct and obvious entrapment to this day.
    3. Barr has failed to release classified info regarding Spygate after the President publicly gave him the go ahead. You may say that Barr is “waiting” for the right time, but keep in mind his failure to do so has perpetuated the coup through other channels and is continuing to cause great damage to the country.
    4. He has not fired participants in the coup like Bruce Ohr and Christopher Wray. Worse yet, he PRAISES these seditious actors.

    The list goes on. No, I think they (Deep State/Uniparty) are waiting out the clock hoping Trump is either not re-elected, or the Republicans lose the Senate so they can bury the greatest political crime in modern times. I guess they do not realize America knows what happened and sees no justice rendered. The consequences for inaction are incalculable and are being sorely underestimated.

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    • A2 says:

      A ‘ plethora of evidence’ that’s your first mistake. The evidence is being gathered now, not from blogs, or the in the know posters, or influence agents on twitter.

      They have to nail, solidly the evidence, or the perps will walk. Takes time, not your time, but where the evidence is followed. That seems to be what is happening. You can’t convict anyone from opinion, or suspicion.

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      • Rynn69 says:

        A2: We’ll see. Nothing you are saying isn’t anything anyone does not already know. There is going to be zero indictments of top coup plotters. Watch.

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  31. US says:

    Not having a Durham report is a good thing, not a bad thing.

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  32. treestar1313 says:

    I was disappointed that.Laura didn’t follow up about why McCabe.got off. Barr never answered her. I would have loved to hear his answer.

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    • A2 says:

      Ask yourself why. Does Ingraham have a agenda? I’d say yes indeed. Is it just her
      Or is it something else. Who signs her paycheck? Does she really support the President and his task force? Or is she just another pot stirrer. Makes for ratings. Or from the Left, but from the Right, or an approximation of the ‘right’.

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    • Everett Miller says:

      Maybe because McCabe is not going to get off on the big charges. Maybe not indicted separately. Maybe, just maybe, the plan is to bring them all to account under Criminal Conspiracy auspices of the RICO statutes of Organized Crime. That’s when they are all arrested at one time, middle of the night when everyone least expects it. That explains both the fact that it takes time and that no one has ever been charged. . . .yet.
      Maybe, just maybe.

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  33. A2 says:

    Attorney General Barr, has swept away the cobwebs, conspiracy numpties, and all those who trash him on no evidence.

    Great interview, even with the numpty Ingraham.

    Justice will be served.

    Thank you AG Barr. I hope the bagpipes keep playing.

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    • Rynn69 says:

      You are wrong, my Friend. You’ll see…

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    • jimboct says:

      One has to understand the motivation of AG Barr. You cannot put him in the Pro Trump or Never Trump box. He is very Pro DOJ and what it is supposed to stand for. He is appalled at what was done during the Obama administration. He rightfully knows that no one should ever be subject to the kinds of dirty tricks that VSGPDJT was subject to.

      He will do whatever he can to ensure the DOJ comes out of this fixed. That’s why he will do something about this.

      On a personal note, (for Barr), VSGPDJT’s actions on the podium cracks him up. I bet Barr wishes he could say those things when he’s grilled by the congress.
      Stay Frosty my friends.

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  34. Genie says:

    The Lawfare gnomes are stomping their feet over the IG firings and are blaming the ChiCom virus for distracting public attention to the “national scandal.”

    PDJT said of Atkinson, “Not a big Trump fan—that, I can tell you.” Taking that statement literally, Lawfare’s Wittes wants his followers to think PDJT will appoint only “Trump fans” as new IGs and, therein, another “scandal.”

    PDJT was simply being sarcastic. He could have been more direct by calling Atkinson a saboteur. PDJT’s fans know why.

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    • Donzo says:

      That’s an example of Trump stepping in it. I like Trump unplugged, but he can at times unwittingly provide fodder that is so unnecessary. Then again, he may want to drive his critics hysterical. Paroxysms don’t play well on TV.

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      • regitiger says:

        you underestimate the crowd my friend…folks been “woke” long before the word was invented.

        this is classic trump….and it’s spectacularly effective…it’s like a certain kind of grin from some famous actor…you just KNOW what the are feeling and what’s on their mind!

        remember…there is a reason that trump was such a success in the media before office…same with reagan..

        the real personalities don’t need to walk around saying gravitas or swagger…

        you KNOW it just by noticing.

        trump connects with so many people…he’s probable more recognizable as an icon worldwide that ali ever was on his best day! I would wager….

        when people say, bad press is still good press…they really had no clue what that truly really meant until trump arrived on the scene.

        he DEFINES stage presence. He can get it wrong 100 times a day, and people still want to watch the show. It’s because down deep…in your guts…you know this guy is a decent human being and 100 percent plus american patriot all the way. there isn’t a bone of inauthenticity in any of it. What you see, is exactly what there is. with all its warts, imperfections and tremendous heart!

        in the last several months, I do BELIEVE he has won over many many former doubters….he stepped up…big time.

        today, he said something ..he repeated it..he looked down…took a breath…and he had this look about him..something I have not seen before in him.

        he said
        ” I am making the most important decisions of my lifetime”

        it was the manner in which he said it..the authenticity..the sensitivity..the magnitude of what this crisis means to him..

        he was 100 percent transparent about what is going on at the most deep and soulful experience…and he’s doing it as the president of the united states…

        it was a moment when he is making a connection by being honest….he’s not dressing it up…he not spreading the icing…he’s saying…I’ve never had to deal with this before.

        but the tone …he is positive…he doesn’t stammer. He knows what the risks are. He understands these hard decisions, decisions that no other president has EVERY made since the first president…It’s really that big! It truly is. His decision will have a global effect. with many lives at risk based on the consequences of his actions. He KNOWS this. He is a man alive….seeking….and I am absolutely convinced he is in daily prayer, repenting for this nation, advocating on behalf on all of us. GOD, I AM SEEKING YOUR HELF AND GUIDANCE. SHOW ME THE WAY>>MAKE MY DECISIONS WORK. WE DON”T DESERVE OR EARN YOUR GRACE…WE ASK YOUR FORGIVENESS>>>I HUMBLE MYSELF IN OBEDIENCE TO YOUR WORD>>>I AM ASKING FOR YOUR HELP..

        I know this president is making his prayers..I just know it. I am counting on it.

        I am praying for us too…and for this president..daily…multiple times…I know god will help..God will not abandon those that call his name. EVER!

        and we can thank GOD, that it is donald trump at this moment in time to make these decisions.

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  35. jello333 says:

    This has a much different feel to it than most other statements from Barr. He now seems to be hinting at specifics, that something concrete and big will be coming down. I especially like that he downplayed a Durham “report”, and instead said that would just be a by-product to explain Durham’s ACTIONS that will soon come. I know a lot of us were worried when we kept hearing about a “report”, which sounded sorta like it was just gonna be “Tut tut, they shouldn’t have done this, and here’s what we should do to make sure it doesn’t happen again.” But now I don’t think so, and I feel a LOT better now… I’m a lot more confident in my optimism that I’ve been trying real hard to cling to.

    Oh, and I say again… I am GLAD that any perp-walks that might be forthcoming will be delayed a bit longer. I for one sure would NOT want it to happen while this whole shutdown/virus mess is going on. We need this takedown of the conspirators to be front and center, have all the news to itself. So yeah… let’s wait a little bit longer. 🙂

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    • Santiago 1314 says:

      Exactly… DoJ doesn’t issue “Reports”… INDICTMENTS or NADA.!!!… That is the way it is Supposed to Be.!!!

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    • regitiger says:

      on the flip side, EVERYONE IS HOME WATCHING CABLE!!!

      or no matter what…the pace of this so called investigation has had the effect of dilution…

      too much time has passed….the public has moved passed coup 3.0…comey, mueller, impeachment…

      it’s all old and dead to many

      the reality is that right now is the best moment in time given this unemployment and furloughs have and the risk of transmission has caused people to spend way more time tuned in.

      all that aside..justice delayed IS justice denied.

      barr is slow walking and running out the clock.

      it’s pretty obvious.

      durham plus what it is…9 prosecutors? nine?

      goodness …why that team might be able to take down a few thrift store robbers..

      4 years from now.

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  36. soldiersmom2 says:

    Talk is cheap and I’ve heard a lot of cheap talk the last few years.

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    • A2 says:

      Yes by many people here. And elsewhere where they get their talking points.

      Meh.

      His statements were clear, that the evildoers will be brought to justice. Under the law and the Constitution.

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      • Rynn69 says:

        A2: Do you work for Barr? Than you have no idea if “evildoers will be brought to justice.” I hope retractions from people happen on this site as well. Peace out.

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        • butch cassidy says:

          Rynn, all A2 is doing is applying common sense to what he heard in the interview. Lots of posters are making a big deal about the word “if”, well Barr is not doing the investigation, Durham is and until he has completed the investigation what do you want Barr to say?

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          • A2 says:

            Thanks Butch Cassidy. I have no connection to AG Barr. I live 15 k miles away. I know when I’m given a shit sandwich, living in China. Many peeps in the US don’t get it, they are blinded by twitter twats from the Left and the Right.

            I am appalled by Americans who do nothing but spew lapsap all over the media. If you are an American, you need to take a step back. Listen, then evaluate. You all are educated, in your way, but you are all Americans. Make that your a priori

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  37. Donzo says:

    I want the perps sheltered in place for the rest of their lives.

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    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      Sounds like a winner, Donzo. 👍

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    • They may choose that for themselves if they can’t even walk down the street for fear of remonstration by Joe Public for their dispicable behaviours once all is revealed to a wider audience.

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      • Bubby says:

        What? Where is that going to happen? No matter what is revealed they will be heroes to the resistance against President Trump! In Washington DC, New York they will be feted, wanted at all the parties of the far left globalist crowd running the country. Maybe out in flyover country that might happen but more likely they would just be shunned, no time for those working to bother with such seditious traitors! Personally I would like to see tar and feathering brought back for use against them in addition to jail time.

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    • Bubby says:

      If you mean in a standard 6×8 jail cell single occupancy I’m all in!

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  38. Everett Miller says:

    The ONLY way to rebuild trust in the Department of Justice and the FBI is to indict these high level Criminals and hold public Trials in a change of venue outside the stink of DC, (no plea bargains by the big players) so the facts of their crimes are in the public record) and send them to jail or the gallows. There must be sentences. There must be accountability. There must be. . .(what’s the word I’m hunting for?). . . JUSTICE!

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  39. scrap1ron says:

    Don’t tell me, show me.

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  40. spren says:

    I watched Lou Dobbs and his unjustified criticism of what Barr is doing. The Barr interview here displayed the opposite of what Dobbs was expressing skepticism about. I gained much confidence in the low-keyed manor that Barr alluded towards what Durham was doing. Any charges that are brought have to be rock-solid because, remember, most likely they will all be brought forward in a DC court, where the probable juries are not without prejudice against our President.

    Dobbs was very over board in his criticism and skepticism regarding what Barr/Durham are doing. I think Dobbs fell very short in his analysis and maybe needs to reconsider what he said.

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  41. Sammy Hains says:

    Any other crime, ANY OTHER CRIME, would have a case built and indictments handed down in a matter of weeks. This has been dragging on with NO INDICTMENTS for YEARS.

    I have to believe that this is all building up to some very high level 0bama administration indictments timed for just before the election, handed down at the most politically damaging moment possible.

    There just aren’t any other realistic possibilities left.
    I think it will all make sense when it finally happens.

    But we are going to be waiting until the fall.

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    • John-Y128 says:

      ‘Waiting until Fall’? The DOJ can’t do anything 90 days in front of the election; they can’t be seen to be influencing the outcome of the election, like Comey did. So Durham has until July to do ‘something / anything’ or wait until ‘late’ Fall 2020, after the election, by then and if PT wins, won’t make much difference, if he loses, Biden [whoever] will kill all of Durham’s hard work.

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    • Eric C. says:

      “ANY OTHER CRIME” wasn’t committed with the full weight of FBI, CIA and support of the President.

      I don’t know if there will be any prosecutions, but I can guarantee that if there was 1) an actual law broken and 2) it can be proven in the most airtight case it will be brought forth.

      We all want “justice” but PDJT will not be served well if there is a rush to do something in the name of something if all perp are set free: don’t you think the MSM will have a field day with that – see PDJT was stupid, no one convicted in obvious political prosecution and abuse of power (Flynn plead guilty, Stone convicted, manafort convicted)

      It’s pure optics and how to put a dagger in the perpetrators and MSM, it can’t be done if everyone walks.

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      • Linda K. says:

        I believe they can do something going into an election, if none of the candidates are involved. If this is all deep staters going down, it is just justice business as usual.

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  42. John-Y128 says:

    What would we do without AG Barr at the DOJ and how did Ingraham scoop Hannity?

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  43. j'accuse says:

    What Barr said in his round about way is that Atkinson willfully violated the law and abused his office by getting involved with that leaker when he has no authority to do so. They he further illegally took the letter directly Congress rather than turning it over to the DOJ as is protocol for any official who comes across classified material in the process of being leaked.

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    • TwoLaine says:

      So he is no different than the Navy dude who recently got fired? He did not follow the chain of command?

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      • regitiger says:

        and vindmann…lets not forget the brother ukrainium!

        and ciameralla..

        atkinson was the vehicle….who burned the hole.

        but lets not forget the people who were instruments of the coup.

        I lost count honestly….so many…seems like we should just assume it was all of them …the odds favor that would be a better way to achieve the truth than going about it by exception.

        lets not forget…atkinson does not act alone on this. it might be his decision making..but there is staffer and counsel aiding him..or worse, those not prepared to condemn the actions…which I believe in the log of history, is almost always the means by which these daylight hours crimes are enabled.

        weak people who stand idle…out of fear and a lack of strong principle…

        lets not forget when we talk about conspirators, we have to accept there is a large swath of people standing right in the middle of it..with their hands in their pockets whistling in the wind and turning their eyes…and doing and saying

        nothing.

        it’s important to understand these people exist close to these criminal figures.

        for ever single criminal organization…like a mafia crime boss…I can show you dozens, hundreds of people who had the chance to do something..but refused to act.

        that right there is why this coup happened….that right there is how these corrupt people …will unlikely ever serve any time or ever even face a day of justice.

        barr is such a similar person in my opinion…he’s right there…in the middle of it.

        and yet, here is this guy shopping network media heads to deliver his thoughts and idea about how to balance the need to protect the state institutions and discipline for “if” crimes.

        barr IS that guy sitting across from atkinson…aware of the actions about to take place..and then walking back to his office, shutting the door and calling to make lunch reservations….

        It’s not my responsibility.

        if we aren’t going to be honest about how these crimes happen…we are just playing games about accountability.

        as some have suggested and I agree in total…..

        a wide spreading immediate firing of every single upper management level and legal counsel person at the DOJ, FBI and CIA….and that includes wray and barr…

        like yesterday this should have been the mission..

        because its going to happen again..and again…and again…

        it’s the nature of the culture..

        not my job.

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  44. Lost my faith that anything significant will be done. I’m especially disturbed by this – “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.”

    The abuses be damned – we will protect our institutions first, slap on a bandaid with “Promise” typed on it and double down on FBI praise & PR – problem fixed.

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    • TwoLaine says:

      The ONLY way to protect our rights is for them to stop this abuse, is by making it illegal to use FISA on American citizens. PERIOD. Make them go to a real judge, like everything else and make their case to spy on an American. And stop collecting all of our data.

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  45. Patriots remain resolute. Shills continue to whine.

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  46. RAC says:

    I’m thinking Durhams “report” will come to us in installments via the news. It will be the evidence as presented at various trials.

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  47. billybob says:

    Anybody arrested today ?

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  48. namberak says:

    “And if people broke the law, and we can establish that with the evidence, they will be prosecuted.” Based on the track record, I’m resigning myself to another “whoopsie, messy paperwork, nothing to see here” moment. :-/

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    • mac says:

      It makes me sick to think it, but I’m afraid you’re right. I remember some troll defending Clinton’s illegal and insecure e-mail server. “Well, there was no CRIMINAL activity committed. Skirting of regulations, excess of zeal, maybe even poor judgment, but no CRIMINALLY PROSECUTABLE actions…” Much as I loathe the state of affairs, that troll was right about the way the matter ended up.

      It did make me think, not for the first time, that the person who invents a way to punch some bastard in the face via the USB port is going to set records for becoming the fastest person to make a trillion dollars.

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      • butch cassidy says:

        What did you want him to say? Until Durham is finished Barr can’t commit to anything. Just the fact that he did this interview, said some very striking comments about what he thought went onto get Trump and cleared Trump in the Atkinson removable I thought were very en lighting. We’ll see what happens in the next couple of months but I can’t see being negative about this interview.

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  49. Santiago 1314 says:

    Well, Well… Pretty Strong statements for a AG to make… I Doubt he would mention Coup D’SWAMP members of the Secret Society of Insurance Underwriters in such a Descriptive way, (Sabotage) if he didn’t have the Backup… It’s got to happen soon… I think Barr will abide by DOJ “Policy” of No Election interference within 6 months of Election Day. May 3rd

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