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Early Afternoon Open Thread And Gossip Hour | Main | Tim Conway, Dead at 85
May 14, 2019

AG Barr Appoints Prosecutor to Probe Whether Spying on Trump Campaign Was Illegal

The American people need to know if the Obama administration's intelligence and law enforcement tentacles colluded with Sydney Blumenthal and Fusion GPS.

Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection involving the Trump campaign was "lawful and appropriate," a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday.

Barr appointed John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to conduct the inquiry, the person said. The person could not discuss the matter publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.

Seizure Warning Ahead:

Barr provided no details about what spying may have taken place but appeared to be alluding to a surveillance warrant the FBI obtained on a former Trump associate, Carter Page, and the FBIs use of an informant while the bureau was investigating former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos.

Trump and his supporters have seized on both to accuse the Justice Department and the FBI of unlawfully spying on his campaign.

The GOP, a party comprised, apparently, almost entirely of epileptics, once again seize, this time seizing on evidence of spying to claim that there is evidence of spying.

A friend says he's amused by the AP pretending they have no idea whatsoever about what could be worthy of investigating here.

I told him, "Never ascribe to malice what can be more easily explained by ignorance and incompetence, plus malice."

I was worried that this Dunham guy Barr appointed might be a cover-up artist that Barr appointed just to make things look like they were being done by the book, while actually cooking the books to protect the DOJ and FBI and Obama.

Maybe not:



I think it's time for Comey to post another picture of himself in the woods, like a cucked-out pencil-neck Bigfoot, and rap with The Youth about Jesus 'n Leadership.



LOL: Former top FBI layer James Baker predicts that the DOJ Inspector General will find "mistakes" in the FISA probe.

YOU DON'T SAY!!!

Former FBI General Counsel James Baker said on Monday he expects the Justice Department inspector general to find "mistakes" committed by the bureau in its handling of the Trump-Russia investigation.

...

Baker, who admitted last week the inspector general makes him "nervous," said the government watchdog will probably find some errors.


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