Barr Assigns U.S. Attorney in Connecticut to Review Origins of Russia Inquiry

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HayJenn

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#91
That's a damn lie.

It's the demorats who want to rehash the Meuller report.
What the heck are you talking about?

Did you actually read the title of this thread? Barr is now launching his "own" investigation. What the heck does that have to do with the D'S?

Both the Spygate and FISA warrant "things" have already been investigated. And both again ended up being big nothings.

And current the IG of the DOJ is investing them too, along with Graham I believe.
 

kmiller1610

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On the topic opinion piece. This one supports my contention of anti-trump bias in the FBI. It's the very old and incorrect assertion that contacts equal collusion.

Byron York: Why was FBI so wrong in Trump-Russia wiretap warrant?

the application said, "Based on the Russian government's historical efforts to influence U.S. elections, [redacted] and the information discussed herein regarding Russia's coordination with Carter Page [redacted] to undermine and improperly and illegally influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election."

None of that turned out to be true. After two years of investigation, Mueller never charged Page with any wrongdoing. In 448 pages, the Mueller report did not allege that Page was an agent of Russia. "The investigation did not establish that Page coordinated with the Russian government in its efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election," the report said. Mueller, of course, also concluded that the evidence did not establish that there was any conspiracy or coordination between Russia and anyone associated with Trump, or any other American, for that matter.

The FBI's confident assertion — that Page was a Russian agent working with Russia to fix the election — was wrong.
 
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#93
I tell you, there is a lot of work being done under the radar here and the democrats are in some serious, serious trouble.

I will predict that this is going to blow up and blow up big time with lots of big names eventually ending up in prison.

Unlike the witch hunt to get Trump, this is for real.

You act like this Trump manuver is a "new tactic?" But you have forgotten
all the failed tactics that came before.

This is just another BLANENT Trump attempt to kill ethics in our political system
Trumps been throwing out 'winning (?) tactics since the beginning of the investigation


(BTW Sessions did the honorable thing to rescue himself, which Trump never could believe - he chose honesty over him!)


Failed outcomes Trump tried - This maneuver is just the latest one.
James Comey - Trump admits he wanted him gone to end the investigation

Rod Rosenstein - United States Deputy Attorney General. Obviously his 'kissing Trumps ring' was a strong point that got him the job. He kept the secret from the U S Citizens until the end when his true colors came out. When he stood behind Trump when he was giving his Mueller statement, Rosenstein look like a deer in headlights. Dazed...it appeared he couldn't believe he took part in this fraud At end of the investigation, it became clear why he was chosen - He had the ability to lower himself to Trumps level - which obviously Trump liked

The parade of 'Trump' Love " stooges followed - Truly, Trump thought that THIS tactic would work, and no one would notice - stack the deck

Matthew George Whitaker Acting United States Attorney General from November 7, 2018, to February 14, 2019. He was the director of the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), a conservative advocacy group. When Whitaker was the head of FACT, the organization had a special focus on the Hillary Clinton email controversy (hum, his credentials obviously appealed to Trump) FACT was characterized by a GOP operative as a "chop shop of fake ethics complaints". The group was backed by $1 million in seed money from conservative donors. The first 'seed money' came from "Donor'sTrust" As a 501(c)(3) the organization it is not required to disclose donors however Charles Koch has acknowledged giving to Donor'sTrust....which then gives to FACT. Whittake's real crowning glory was his involved with World Patent Marketing. They were fined $26 million and shut down by the Federal Trade Commission in 2017 for deceiving consumers.

The most blanent of all Trump manuvers -

William Pelham Barr - He is known as a strong defender of presidential power. He wrote advisory opinions justifying the U.S. invasion of Panama and arrest of Manuel Noriega. In 1989 - under GHW Bush, Barr declined a congressional request for the full opinion, but instead provided a document that "summarizes the principal conclusions." Congress subpoenaed the opinion, and its public release after Barr's departure from the Justice Department showed he had omitted significant findings in the opinion from his summary document. In June 2018, Barr sent an unsolicited 20-page memo to senior Justice Department officials, and to members of Trump's legal team about his disapproval of the Mueller Investigation.

There certainly we see other tactics - that not only Trump has employed, but also Nixon -
1. Blaming 'Democrats'
2. Blaming the Media


Just another pathic try from Trump - It's kind of the the prosecution over and over of Hillary - Just with a new 2020 candidate Trump wants to jerk around
 
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Did you forget what your OP said?


The Mueller report reaffirmed that the F.B.I. opened its investigation based on legitimate factors, including revelations that a Trump campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos, had told a diplomat from Australia, a close American ally, that he was informed that the Russians had stolen Democratic emails.

Or this?

Yet Mr. Durham’s role — essentially giving him a special assignment but no special powers — also appeared aimed at sidestepping the rare appointment of another special counsel like Robert S. Mueller III, a role that allows greater day-to-day independence.

But for sure the best line of your OP? This one

Mr. Trump and House Republicans have long pushed senior Justice Department officials to appoint one to investigate the president’s perceived political enemies and why Mr. Trump’s associates were under surveillance.

So basically you are just disregarding again, what the Mueller report actually said about the FBI investigation? Also Gowdy and Ryan?

Why is that?
One more time Durham is looking into the origins of Russia Inquiry. Do you understand...that is looking into the FBI and beyond that which Mueller never looked into. How were they trying to bring down a candidate for President. And it should have been pushed a long time ago because Mueller did nothing in regard to looking into the shannigans at the FBI (Comey and his cohorts) along with the unmasking of private American citizens. The question Barr wants answered is which you coveniently left that part off "“The question is whether it was adequately predicated. And I’m not suggesting that it wasn’t adequately predicated. But I need to explore that.” One can only wonder after reading the emails of the two lovers at the FBI just exactly what was going on here.

What are you afraid of?
 
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#95
Did you forget what your OP said?


The Mueller report reaffirmed that the F.B.I. opened its investigation based on legitimate factors, including revelations that a Trump campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos, had told a diplomat from Australia, a close American ally, that he was informed that the Russians had stolen Democratic emails.

Or this?

Yet Mr. Durham’s role — essentially giving him a special assignment but no special powers — also appeared aimed at sidestepping the rare appointment of another special counsel like Robert S. Mueller III, a role that allows greater day-to-day independence.

But for sure the best line of your OP? This one

Mr. Trump and House Republicans have long pushed senior Justice Department officials to appoint one to investigate the president’s perceived political enemies and why Mr. Trump’s associates were under surveillance.

So basically you are just disregarding again, what the Mueller report actually said about the FBI investigation? Also Gowdy and Ryan?

Why is that?
For fucks sakes, will you get a clue already? You keep harping over and over and over about the Papadopoulos bull shit to cover for the dossier. Do you HONESTLY not know that all Papadopoulos did was repeat what a CIA informant told him about Hillary emails? It was a circular charade. CIA tells Papa the Russians have Hildabeasts emails, they set him up to repeat the BS to someone who can "report it" and then they use that as a reason to open a FISA warrant.

Damn, pull your head out of your a....the sand. For once, try having even a modicum of intellectual curiosity...

Watching you dance around all of this is going to be even better than I imagined. You let and still allow yourself to be played like a little simpleton, simply because you refuse to step out of the safety of your left wing echo chamber.
 
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I like how you argue unlimited investigations on trump, but argue to not investigate your tribe, at all.
Wouldn't libertarians argue for no investigations at all because they would not believe in spending money on those investigative agencies Congress relies on?
 
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US attorney John Durham has been reviewing origins of Russia probe 'for weeks': source

The U.S. attorney appointed to examine the origins of the Russia investigation has been working on his review “for weeks,” a person familiar with the process told Fox News on Tuesday, to probe "all intelligence collection activities" related to the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election.

Fox News reported on Monday that Attorney General Bill Barr had assigned John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to conduct the inquiry into alleged misconduct and alleged improper government surveillance on the Trump campaign in 2016 as well as whether Democrats were the ones who improperly colluded with foreign actors.
 
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