There are a lot of very significant things happening. Even the MSM has noticed. They are trying to spin this as an unethical investigation by William Barr at the direction of Donald Trump. That is an idiotic argument, because all of the people being investigated either work or did work in departments that report directly to the President of the United States. If Donald Trump cannot order the Attorney General to investigate this, who could do such an investigation? Adam Schiff? Like I said, idiotic.
It is important to focus on known facts. The best way to do that is to pay attention to exactly what William Barr said back in April:
“I think spying did occur. The question is whether it was adequately predicated. … I think it’s my obligation. Congress is usually very concerned with intelligence agencies and law enforcement agencies staying in their proper lane, spying on a political campaign is a big deal.”
This article also points out that the DOJ IG is scrutinizing the role of FBI information who contacted members of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.
Horowitz was also investigating wrongdoing related to the FISA warrants authorizing surveillance of Carter Page during the election.
Barr also said the following during testimony to the House Appropriations committee:
“More generally, I am reviewing the conduct of the investigation and trying to get my arms around all of the aspects of the counterintelligence investigation that was conducted in the summer of 2016,”
It is undisputed that the FBI and the CIA were spying on the Trump campaign and later on the Trump administration. Democrats do not like the word, but whatever you call it; the FBI and the CIA were both investigating a political campaign during a Presidential election. William Barr is on record as saying if this was not justified; it is a very big deal. He also said this went on after Trump became President.
He appointed John Durham, a highly respected U.S Attorney to conduct that investigation. We know that both Barr and Durham traveled overseas as part of this investigation.
Horowitz has announced that his review is soon to be published. Sources familiar with his report say it will explain everything. It should be noted that Horowitz previously made a criminal referral with regard to the actions of James Comey. The DOJ declined to prosecute Comey for leaking documents to the press. Perhaps they have more serious charges in mind.
William Barr just announced that John Durham’s investigation has been changed from a review into a criminal investigation. That authorizes him to issue subpoenas and impanel a Grand Jury. It also authorizes him to indict people and arrest them.
While the MSM is trying to downplay the significance of this, they are doomed to failure. When you combine this with Democrats in the House, led by Adam Schiff, trying to impeach the President for asking the Ukraine to investigate interference in our 2016 election you have a perfect storm.
This is about to explode and unless there is a lot of factual information not yet disclosed, this is going to be a devastating rebuke of the CIA, the FBI and the Obama administration. That is particularly true when at least some of this continued after Trump had been elected.
When Barr said this is a big deal, he is not talking politics; he is talking about abuse of power, sedition and treason. We can expect Democrats to launch a vicious personal attack on Barr. The New York Bar Association has already asked him to recuse himself from investigating interference in our 2016 election by Ukraine. This was so absurd that even Andrew Napolitano, who has routinely trashed Trump lately, admitted there was no basis for this.
We are about to see a real flee market. This is where people caught up in this are going to desperately look for ways to distance themselves. It is similar to ways prominent Nazis tried to avoid punishment by claiming they were just following orders. Adolph Eichmann tried that. He was executed by hanging.
There is an old saying: “If you take a shot at a king, don’t miss.” The reason is that the price for such failure is beyond severe. A lot of people tried and failed to take down Donald Trump. There is another old saying: “time to pay the piper.” That means it is time to accept the consequences of bad decisions. It probably refers to a serious hangover after a night of partying. While investigating Trump was great fun, this fun may come at a great price. By the way, William Barr is a piper.