The Barr-Durham probe into the origins of the Russia investigation is now heating up nicely and has become an actual criminal investigation. This will entail the ability to compel testimony, impanel a grand jury, and subpoena documents. Before this change, cooperation was essentially voluntary. Now, we are about to get somewhere and start uncovering all this dirty business where the Barack administration and Hillary Clinton tried to set up Trump for a fall and conduct a soft coup. The Dems are melting down and are getting ready to soil themselves over this.
The declaration of a criminal investigation comes at the same time that the Inspector General announced his report is nearly ready for release. Given the circumstances here, it is fair to say there are some criminal referrals in it. Then there’s also the news that Lisa Page helped edit and retroactively date Flynn’s interview 302s. Was something illegal done here? It certainly seems improper and these bread crumbs will not lead anywhere good for the Democrats.
“Aside from the details, much of which have been reported by RedState over the past few days, one of the more humorous aspects of all this is seeing Democrats begin to soil themselves at the thought of possible corruption dealing with the Trump-Russia investigation.
“Let’s start with the committee chairs at the forefront right now.
Nadler/Schiff: These reports, if true, raise profound new concerns that the Department of Justice under Attorney General William Barr has lost its independence and become a vehicle for President Trump’s political revenge.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) October 25, 2019
“Yes, that’s Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff, who are currently leading highly partisan investigations of the President complaining that Bill Barr is somehow a partisan. Keep in mind as well that John Durham is Barr’s top guy here and that he was appointed by Eric Holder to prosecute torture cases. He’s also got a history of mob busting. In other words, Durham is as far from a partisan as you’ll find at the DOJ. Democrats are purposely not attacking him directly, instead going after Barr, but the fact is that Durham is the one running this investigation on the ground.
Serious Q. Durham is historically apolitical & not a Trump appointee. He always seems to have uncovered the truth in his high visibility cases.
— Stacey (@ScotsFyre) October 25, 2019
“Mark Warner, also known as Republican Sen. Burr’s boss, chimed in.
Senate Intel is wrapping up a three-year bipartisan investigation, and we've found nothing remotely justifying this.
Mr. Barr's "investigation" has already jeopardized key international intelligence partnerships.
He needs to come before Congress and explain himself. https://t.co/hl9qM86QrM
— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) October 25, 2019
“Notice the indication here that corruption should be brushed aside because it may somehow jeopardize “key international intelligence partnership.” He doesn’t expound of course, but his complaint seems rather hollow. If those partnerships include foul behavior, then they need to be jeopardized and if they are so weak that they can’t simply answer questions, then they weren’t worth much to begin with.
“Barr has been before Congress many times. I’m sure he’d be happy to go again and embarrass those questioning him.
“Here’s Dick Blumenthal, famous for lying about his service in Vietnam, ranting a bit.
Trump&AG Barr are politically weaponizing DOJ—threatening a return to it’s darkest days. Targeting law enforcers as enemies—simply because they have the spine to stand up to corrupt power—is deeply dangerous, indeed chilling. This line must not be crossed. https://t.co/nt9TJZsX9I
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) October 25, 2019
“Are you starting to see the trend? These people are nervous and their responses actually may be changing my mind a bit about whether something is going to come from this. People are starting to lawyer up and the political ramifications are obviously not good for Democrats. I do not think Durham would have moved to a criminal investigation if he didn’t have evidence in hand.
“I’m old enough to remember when Democrats loved investigations until they suddenly didn’t. Many are on record asserting that if someone has nothing to hide, they should welcome being investigated. That was a very common theme throughout the Mueller ordeal. Now that the Obama administration is the target, including figures like Brennan, Clapper, and Comey, the flailing and consternation has begun.
“The media are obviously losing it as well, doing their level best to the lay the groundwork for an “improper bias” narrative involving Barr’s work. You could see that in the Times report on this change last night. It’s all nonsense and should be ignored. While the left are going to do everything they can to muddy the waters, a lot of people are sleeping a little worse tonight.”
Two sources now confirm this to @FoxNews – one telling our @edhenry – "the long-awaited Justice Dept IG report will shed light on why the John Durham-led investigation is now officially a criminal probe"
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) October 25, 2019
Dan Bongino also slammed former CIA Director John Brennan who he claimed is “freaking out” over the latest developments in the Justice Department’s probe of the Russia investigation.
Bongino stated that he thinks Brennan is joining the Deep State panic:
“They need this impeachment right now because John Brennan is wearing a pair of adult Depends right now,” he said on “Hannity” Thursday.
“John Brennan is on tape, Sean, on tape on video, you can all see it, acknowledging publicly he hadn’t seen the dossier until December. Remember that?” he continued, adding that “that’s not possible.”
“Because in August, John Brennan briefs [former Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid and the Democrats up on the Hill and the information he briefs them on, Sean, mysteriously – for the liberals listening – August, December. August is before December, right?” Bongino recounted.
“That information in Harry Reid’s letter pursuant to his briefing by Brennan, that Harry Reid sends to the FBI, where is it from?” he continued.
“That’s right, it’s only in the dossier that Brennan claims he hadn’t seen ’til December. For the liberals watching again, August is before December and that’s why Brennan is freaking out with his adult Depends right now because he realizes he is on record lying the entire time,” Bongino explained.
“I think he even lied to FBI agents about where he was getting this information from. He constructed a parallel construction operation to get the FBI to investigate a guy he had no law enforcement powers to operate against,” Bongino argued. “The facts are clear as day on this. Even the FBI…seems floored at the idea that Brennan and his CIA may have been talking to Steele before that. They are freaking out right now.”
I’m sure they are and they should be. I don’t think any of them ever thought that Barr would really go after them. They believe they are untouchable. Well, they are about to get ‘touched’ big time and Americans love it. It’s about time… pass the popcorn.