This week, House Democrats publicly announced their articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, which include charges of abuse of power and obstruction of justice over his attempts to thwart their investigations into issues like the Ukraine scandal. As the heat intensifies, Attorney General Bill Barr has again come out and shown his true colors for all the nation to see. In an angry interview with NBC, he — in his capacity, mind you, as the top law enforcement officer of the United States — slammed the FBI as having supposedly operated a politically biased operation in the Russia investigation. To be clear, just this week, the Justice Department’s inspector general cleared authorities of political bias allegations.
No matter that conclusion, Barr railed:
‘I think our nation was turned on its head for three years based on a completely bogus narrative that was largely fanned and hyped by a completely irresponsible press… I think there were gross abuses… and inexplicable behavior that is intolerable in the FBI… I think that leaves open the possibility that there was bad faith.’
To be abundantly clear here — Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s team combed through over a million documents. Over a million! They also interviewed some one hundred people. And in all of that, they found no evidence of any political bias affecting the trajectory of the Russia investigation. Yet, even still, Barr would like us to believe that authorities acted improperly in pursuing the ample leads generated by the mountains of evidence implicating the Trump team in Russia’s plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. elections.
Despite the complete lack of evidence for the nefarious implications of his terminology, Barr also insisted that he’s right to claim that authorities spied on the Trump campaign. In reality, they carried out duly ordered surveillance on individuals with documented links to dangerous Russian intelligence services.
Still, Barr insisted that the campaign “was clearly spied upon,” adding:
‘That’s what electronic surveillance is… going through people’s emails, wiring people up… From a civil liberties standpoint, the greatest danger to our free system is that the incumbent government use the apparatus of the state… both to spy on political opponents but also to use them in a way that could affect the outcome of an election.’
That did not happen. They never even revealed any of their Trump-related investigation publicly until after the election concluded.
Meanwhile, Trump accepted Russian election help and in the time since, openly asked Ukraine to help him the next time around, and Barr apparently has no problem with that. Meanwhile, House Democrats keep moving forward with making Trump the third president to be impeached.
Barr has separately tasked federal prosecutor John Durham with looking at the origins of the Russia investigation. Durham’s operation has reportedly turned into a criminal investigation, although it remains totally unclear what supposed crimes Durham’s team is investigating let alone where they’re looking, considering Horowitz looked through — again — over one million documents and found nothing. Maybe Barr can look wherever the covfefe is stored for the secret evidence of the deep state conspiracy that he dreams about!