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  • William Barr on Why He Disagrees With the IG Report’s Conclusions. The attorney general says the FBI’s conduct during the investigation was a ‘travesty’

    12/14/2019 5:07:05 AM PST · by karpov · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 12, 2019 | Gerard Baker
    ... MR. BAKER: Could you tell us where exactly you disagree with Mr. Horowitz? MR. BARR: I think there are three parts or issues, let’s say categories of analysis in the report. The first is, was the investigation adequately predicated, the start of it? The second one is, how was it conducted? And I break that down into two things: How was it conducted before the election and how was it conducted after the election? The real meat of Horowitz’s work, and the real thrust of the report actually deals with the conduct of the investigation, where I think it...
  • Why The IG Report On FISA Abuse Will Unleash Barr’s Investigation Of Spygate

    12/13/2019 12:09:29 PM PST · by Baynative · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 7, 2019 | Margot Cleveland
    For the last month, conservative pundits have predicted the ever-imminent dropping of Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on his investigation into the circumstances surrounding FISA surveillance of former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page. Horowitz’s report will likely provide new and damaging details surrounding the FBI’s use of the FISA court to spy on Page. More importantly, the conclusion of Horowitz’s probe frees Barr to conduct a broader and more exacting investigation into all aspects of the Russia collusion hoax.
  • Eric Holder trashes Barr as ‘unfit to lead’ Justice Department [Threatens Durham]

    12/12/2019 11:25:23 AM PST · by Red Badger · 80 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | December 12, 2019 08:12 AM | by Madison Dibble
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder claimed his successor William Barr was “unfit” to continue in his post as head of the Department of Justice. Holder, who served as attorney general under President Barack Obama, wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post where he said he was “reluctant to publicly criticize” President Trump’s attorney general but felt the need to speak out after Barr issued public statements about disagreements he had with Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on alleged FISA abuse. He also criticized Barr’s remarks from a Federalist Society event where he said the founders intended for one man to...
  • Message Received – Thank You Bill Barr…

    12/12/2019 2:21:48 PM PST · by malach
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12.11.19 | Sundance
    I’m not going to write a long history of the background again {Go Deep}. However, to be fair, if we are going to hold Barr accountable it is appropriate to be thankful when at least one aspect of a gross injustice has been addressed. When the decision to allow James Wolfe to escape accountability for his leaking of the classified documents was made, there were only a few people within the DOJ who could make that decision. AG Jeff Sessions was recused from anything to do with the ongoing DOJ activity into the 2016 election issues and the Russian-collusion/conspiracy investigation....
  • The fate of the country rests upon the outcome of the Barr/ Durham investigations

    12/12/2019 10:18:53 AM PST · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-12-19 | DrJohn
    It is no exaggeration to say that the fate of the country depends on the outcome of the investigations being conducted by AG Bill Barr and US Attorney John Durham. There have galactically atrocious and egregious abuses of power by the US intelligence services against a nominee, candidate, President-elect and President of the United States. People have been framed. Lines were crossed, in particular by the then Director of the FBI. Comey lied to the President-elect three times, telling him he wasn't the target of an investigation. Comey bragged about how he took advantage of the "chaos" during the transition and...
  • Eric Holder, once Obama’s ‘wingman,’ now calling out Barr for loyalty to Trump

    12/12/2019 3:59:27 AM PST · by knighthawk · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 12 2019 | Edmund DeMarche
    Eric Holder, who headed the U.S. Justice Department under former President Barack Obama, penned a column late Wednesday in which he calls Attorney General William Barr an unfit successor due to "nakedly partisan" actions and loyalty to President Trump. Barr has been a favorite target of Trump critics since becoming attormey general in February following the departure of Jeff Sessions. Barr's detractors see him as a high-ranking enabler of the president who may use the department to serve Trump's personal and political interests. In an interview with Fox News earlier this year, Barr said he was ready for the criticism.
  • (MUST WATCH:) Full Interview: Barr Criticizes Inspector General Report On The Russia Investigation

    12/10/2019 1:28:28 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 116 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/10/2019 | NBC NEWS
    In an exclusive interview, Attorney General William Barr spoke to NBC News' Pete Williams about the findings on the Justice Department Inspector General's report on the Russia investigation and his criticisms of the FBI
  • William Barr Tosses Out Some Real, Live Bombs in MSNBC Interview

    12/10/2019 10:50:44 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 83 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Ok, if you’re still sitting around worrying that Attorney General William Barr has gone all wobbly – even after yesterday’s pointed statements by he and U.S. Attorney John Durham in response to the IG Report – then I think I may have found your cure. Earlier today, MSNBC aired an interview involving one of their hack reporters and Attorney General Barr, and boy, is it epic. Mr. Barr is making no bones about his continued consistent views on what he bluntly still refers to as the “spying” on the Trump Campaign by the Obama FBI, and is not backing off...
  • Barr thinks FBI may have acted in 'bad faith' in probing Trump campaign's links to Russia (MSNBC interview)

    12/10/2019 9:39:54 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 117 replies
    "I think our nation was turned on its head for 3 years based on a bogus narrative," said the attorney general in an exclusive interview with Pete Williams.
  • Rudy Giuliani hoping to submit his Ukraine report to Congress, AG Barr this week

    12/09/2019 6:49:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/09/19 | Olivia Rubin
    Rudy Giuliani said he will transmit a "report" based on his recent visit to Ukraine to Attorney General William Barr and Republicans in Congress by the end of this week. "I should probably have it ready on Wednesday or Thursday," Giuliani said Monday morning while appearing on "War Room: Impeachment," a radio show hosted by Steve Bannon and Jason Miller. "I don't exactly know when it'll be made public, but it should be ready by then. I worked on it all weekend." Giuliani's report is likely to outline his alleged findings from his trip last week to Kyiv and Budapest,...
  • Statement by Attorney General William P. Barr on the Inspector General's Report of the Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation

    12/09/2019 12:45:14 PM PST · by Jayster · 49 replies
    DOJ ^ | December 9,2019 | William Barr
    Attorney General William P. Barr issued the following statement: "Nothing is more important than the credibility and integrity of the FBI and the Department of Justice. That is why we must hold our investigators and prosecutors to the highest ethical and professional standards. The Inspector General’s investigation has provided critical transparency and accountability, and his work is a credit to the Department of Justice. I would like to thank the Inspector General and his team. The Inspector General’s report now makes clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that,...
  • Barr Dives Into the Culture Wars, and Social Conservatives Rejoice

    12/09/2019 5:08:00 AM PST · by karpov · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 8, 2019 | Jeremy W. Peters and Katie Benner
    ... Mr. Barr helped make the case for conservatives to shift to war footing against the left during a speech at Notre Dame Law School in October that was strikingly partisan. He accused “the forces of secularism” of orchestrating the “organized destruction” of religion. He mocked progressives, asking sardonically, “But where is the progress?” And while other members of the Catholic Church and Pope Francis have acknowledged that the sexual abuse crisis has devastated the moral authority of the church in the United States and is in part to blame for decreasing attendance, Mr. Barr outlined what he saw as...
  • Barr Is Said to Doubt Report Backing FBI in 2016 Russia Inquiry

    12/03/2019 8:03:31 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 45 replies
    WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr has told Justice Department officials that he is skeptical of a conclusion by the department’s inspector general that the FBI had sufficient information to open the investigation into whether any Trump associates conspired with Russia during the 2016 presidential race, according to two people familiar with the conversations. Should Barr rebut the inspector general’s assessment, due out next week in a highly anticipated report, President Donald Trump’s allies will most likely use that pushback to dismiss the work itself. The review is expected to contradict some of the unfounded theories about the 2016 election...
  • Barr rejects key finding in report on Russia probe: report

    12/02/2019 5:54:27 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 02 2019 | Justine Coleman
    Attorney General Barr is rejecting a key finding in the Justice Department’s inspector general’s report on the Russia probe, The Washington Post reported Monday. People familiar with the matter told The Post that Barr said he does not agree with the report’s finding that the FBI had enough intelligence to initiate an investigation into the Trump campaign in July 2016. The long-awaited report from the Justice Department’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz is expected to be made public in a week. But a draft is being discussed behind the scenes, and the attorney general reportedly is not persuaded that the FBI...
  • Barr doesn’t accept key inspector general finding about FBI’s Russia investigation

    12/02/2019 4:42:40 PM PST · by spacejunkie2001 · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/2/19 | Devlin Barrett and Karoun Demirjian
    Attorney General William P. Barr has told associates he disagrees with the Justice Department’s inspector general on one of the key findings in an upcoming report — that the FBI had enough information in July 2016 to justify launching an investigation into members of the Trump campaign, according to people familiar with the matter. The Justice Department’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz, is due to release his long-awaited findings in a week, but behind the scenes at the Justice Department, disagreement has surfaced about one of Horowitz’s central conclusions on the origins of the Russia investigation. The discord could be the...
  • Barr doesn’t accept key inspector general finding about FBI’s Russia investigation

    12/02/2019 4:41:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/02/19 | Devlin Barrett, Karoun Demirjian
    Attorney General William P. Barr has told associates he disagrees with the Justice Department’s inspector general on one of the key findings in an upcoming report — that the FBI had enough information in July 2016 to justify launching an investigation into members of the Trump campaign, according to people familiar with the matter. The Justice Department’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz, is due to release his long-awaited findings in a week, but behind the scenes at the Justice Department, disagreement has surfaced about one of Horowitz’s central conclusions on the origins of the Russia investigation. The discord could be the...
  • President Trump Considering Cartels as “Terrorists” – AMLO Worries About U.S. Invasion, and A.G.

    11/29/2019 10:00:45 PM PST · by bitt · 53 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 11/29/2019 | SUNDANCE
    President Trump has said he is close to a decision that would designate Mexican drug cartels as officially recognized terrorist networks by the United States. Remember, within the geopolitical dynamic that benefits all three North American countries, Mexico needs to start taking clear and decisive actions toward all levels of internal corruption if the ultimate economic objective of the USMCA is going to work. Mexican President Lopez-Obrador is concerned this designation could lead to U.S. military engagement against the cartels. The Democrats are concerned this designation would mean they could no longer accept campaign donations from the drug cartels; and...
  • Former CIA Analyst to CBN News: 'An American Insurrection Is Underway'

    11/24/2019 2:24:08 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 84 replies
    Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | 11/22/2019 | Gary Lane
    If you follow politics, you've heard people talking about the "deep state". But is there really some sort of coup going on at a deeper level among career bureaucrats in Washington, or is it just a fantasy? At a recent Federalist Society dinner in our nation's capital, US Attorney General William Barr said an "avalanche of subpoenas" and constant attempts to derail Trump administration appointments only serve to 'incapacitate" the executive branch. He stopped short of calling what is happening in Washington a political coup, but he suggested forces are engaged in a war to cripple, by any means necessary,...
  • Durham Probe Expands to Pentagon Office That Contracted FBI Spy Stephan Halper

    11/21/2019 2:42:04 PM PST · by Jayster · 58 replies
    Sara Carter ^ | November 21,2019 | Sara Carter
    Justice Department prosecutor U.S. Attorney John Durham is questioning personnel connected to the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment, which awarded multiple contracts to FBI informant Stephan Halper. Halper, who was informing the bureau on Trump campaign advisors, is a central figure in the FBI’s original investigation into President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, SaraACarter.com has learned. These latest developments reveal the expansive nature of what is now a Justice Department criminal probe into the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign. The revelation also comes on the heels of DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report regarding the bureau’s investigation into the Trump...
  • AG Barr’s Attack On ‘The Resistance’ Didn’t Go Over Well With The Left

    11/18/2019 4:21:28 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 68 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 11-17-19 | John Sexton
    The author provides the following from Bill Barr's excellent recent speech to The Federalist Society. Immediately after President Trump won election, opponents inaugurated what they called “The Resistance,” and they rallied around an explicit strategy of using every tool and maneuver available to sabotage the functioning of his Administration. Now, “resistance” is the language used to describe insurgency against rule imposed by an occupying military power. It obviously connotes that the government is not legitimate. This is a very dangerous – indeed incendiary – notion to import into the politics of a democratic republic. What it means is that, instead...