AG Barr Announces Investigation Into Robert Mueller Like A Moron

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Attorney General William Barr has been strongly criticized for his issuance of a redacted version of the 448-page Mueller report. Mueller himself even criticized Barr’s summary in a letter to Barr saying he was frustrated by “lack of context.”

On Monday, it was reported that Barr has now appointed the the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut to examine the origins of the Russia investigation. This is something that Mr. Trump has long-called for. However, it could anger law enforcement officials who consider the investigation of Trump and his campaign lawful.

According to The New York Times:

‘John H. Durham, the United States attorney in Connecticut, has a history of serving as a special prosecutor investigating potential wrongdoing among national security officials, including the F.B.I.’s ties to a crime boss in Boston and accusations of C.I.A. abuses of detainees.’

The Times reported:

‘His inquiry is the third known investigation focused on the opening of an F.B.I. counterintelligence investigation during the 2016 presidential campaign into possible ties between Russia’s election interference and Trump associates.’

Michael E. Horowitz, the department’s inspector general, is is separately examining investigators’ use of wiretap applications and informants. He is also investigating whether any political bias against Trump influenced investigative decisions.

In addition, John W. Huber, the United States attorney in Utah has been reviewing aspects of the Russia investigation, but has not announced his findings yet.

According to The Times:

‘Additionally on Capitol Hill, Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has said he, too, intends to review aspects of law enforcement’s work in the coming months. And Republicans conducted their own inquiries when they controlled the House, including publicizing details of the F.B.I.’s wiretap use.’

Attorney General Barr said in congressional testimony on May 1:

‘I do have people in the department helping me review the activities over the summer of 2016.’

Durham has conducted investigations under administrations of both parties, and has been a Justice Department lawyer since 1982. The Times reported:

‘In 2008, Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey assigned Mr. Durham to investigate the C.I.A.’s destruction of videotapes in 2005 showing the torture of terrorism suspects. A year later, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. expanded Mr. Durham’s mandate to also examine whether the agency broke any laws in its abuses of detainees in its custody.’

During his congressional testimony, Barr said:

‘I think spying did occur. 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.’

According to The Times:

‘Last week, the F.B.I. director, Christopher A. Wray, defended the bureau, saying he was unaware of any illegal surveillance and refused to call agents’ work “spying.” Former F.B.I. and Justice Department officials have defended the genesis of the investigation, saying it was properly predicated.’

 

The Times reported:

‘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.’

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