[UPDATED WITH MORE VIDEO] – AG Barr says the explanations for 2016 spying don’t hold together; Also says Democrats are trying to discredit him…

Bill Barr was interviewed this morning on Fox News and he readily admitted that the questions he’s been asking since he came into office have not found good answers for what really happened in 2016 regarding the FBI and the Trump campaign:

Barr wouldn’t speculate as to when the spying began, but said we’ll all know when his investigations reveal what really happened.



Barr also said Nancy Pelosi’s accusation that he lied under oath was laughable and that it was only made to try and discredit him:

Barr suggests that Democrats may be trying to discredit him over fear of what his review of what happened during the 2016 election may turn up.

I gotta say, I really like Bill Barr. I always liked Sessions and felt like he was a good man in a tough job, but Barr takes it to a whole nother level!

UPDATE: Here’s more of what Barr says about investigating what happened in 2016:

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140 thoughts on “[UPDATED WITH MORE VIDEO] – AG Barr says the explanations for 2016 spying don’t hold together; Also says Democrats are trying to discredit him…

  1. If Mr Barr is talking to several individuals and explains to Hemmer that their ends don’t meet,is he saying there is a whole lot of lying going on out there? Of all the Trump appointments this is the most pleasant surprise of all. Its like someone from up stairs sent him down to save Trump from the Corrupted wolves.

    1. @bigsir74 You have to understand that when A.G., Barr is giving an interview he’s going to respond to specific questions with measured answers, as he should. There are several on ongoing investigations. Therefore he can not give specific answers or opinions because he doesn’t want to compromise those investigations or give the democrats any reason to remove him from office.

  2. I’m ready to see the rest of the interview. I saw a portion where he said it was a witch hunt.

    Democrats are afraid Barr is going to uncover the truth.

  3. Idk about Jeff Sessions. I had big hopes for him like a lot of people did, in practice however he seemed very ineffective, almost like he was compromised and some Democrats had nude pics of him or something…I am really liking AG Barr though, this is the type of AG that is needed, someone who will be neutral and attempt to clean up the corruption that was rife in Obama’s FBI & DOJ.

    1. exactly,when things got hot,appears he would head to the Border and issue some border news and that is all Rosenstein would allow him to do.

  4. That was a good interview. A.G., Barr gave great answers without compromising himself or the ongoing investigations. What he did do was to put the guilty parties within the intelligence agencies on notice. No one is immune, especially those guilty individuals that were fired, retired and quit. Former CIA director, Brennan is the key figure in the Obama administration’s attempted soft coup. He better get his house in order because he’s not going to escape prosecution for treason.

    1. I want him to go down for prosecution… but I wonder if that wouldn’t be overcharging. How many criminals walk because the prosecutor is so outraged they charge with the maximum then can’t prove all the elements?

      I want him to do serious time, not walk… so if they can’t prove all of whatever has to be proved for treason, charge him with something less and get him behind bars.

      Once he’s convicted it will be called treason anyway.

  5. In other news…

    The Trump administration is looking to hire a private contractor that will be responsible for transporting approximately 225,000 migrant children and families to shelters across the country over the next five years as they wait for their asylum claims to be processed.

    ICE (the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency) is seeking the services of a “highly responsible” contractor that “fully embraces the philosophy” of treating all unaccompanied minors (UACs) and family units (FAMUs) with “dignity and respect,” according to a federal procurement document dated May 13..

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/ice-hire-contractor-transport-225000-migrant-shelters

    Government spreading the invasion….just flippin great

    1. I truly hope they go to sanctuary cities… especially the most noisy least able to handle them.

    2. You keep laying this on Trump.

      This is not his “administration” doing this. It’s a US agency following the law. Officials two or more layers below a Senate-approved appointee are not “part of the administration.”

      Unless you are working hard to miss it, you already know that Trump keeps saying the law needs to be changed.

  6. I think Brett Baier would have been the better person to do this interview. I’ve never been very impressed with this guy. He seems like a rookie to me.

    1. I thought Hemmer did an outstanding job, but you are right about Baier; he is far superior when doing interviews, but everyone has their own style.

  7. To the Democrats, abuse of law enforcement & intelligence communities and methods is a game. As far as I’m concerned, they’re ALL guilty as hell. This is aiding and abetting a crime.

  8. ” I always liked Sessions and felt like he was a good man in a tough job, but Barr takes it to a whole nother level! ”

    I always maintained that Sessions is an honorable guy who was trying to do the right thing, but intellectually he was never up to the task. Add to that Session’s conflict of interest with having been involved in the campaign, and it was really tough for him to be effective.

    Barr is a heckuva lot smarter than Sessions. You can hear it in the way that he’s talking about this case that he’s being really careful to not reveal too much or make any statements that could be construed as prejudging what happened – but the outlines of his concerns make it obvious that he’s like a dog on a bone.

    If Barr has his way, everything that Brennan, Comey, Clapper, etc. will be exposed. I hate to be too optimistic because we’ve all seen how these things have been brushed under the rug in the past. Right now, though, I’m liking our chances of finally getting to the bottom of one of these scandals.

  9. Barr seems like a honest “law” man. I suspect if he continues as he’s started he will, from time to time, anger both sides of the aisle. And that’s, IMO, a good thing. Just follow the law and the Constitution and I’m happy. Well not happy exactly, it’s not in my nature. 😉

  10. The script that the dems are playing of off against Barr is the one they wrote if acting AG Matthew Whitaker got the Mueller report. Just a stooge of Trump without looking at Barr’s pedigree and resume of being a straight lawman. They don’t care about the message anymore. they have to attack the messenger just to discredit the message.

  11. Well this is a sign that things are moving in the right direction. Equality under the law needs to be reestablished, and it won’t be until some of the Democrats we know have committed crimes starting being indicted and tried for them.

  12. Me thinks a giant “Fecal Fight” is about to break out between Comey and Brennan; with others joining in on the fun along the way!

  13. Sessions was a “nice guy”, but worthless as AG. He did a whole lot of nothing and wasted valuable time. As a result, the statute of limitations on any crimes committed over all of this is 5 years. FIVE YEARS! That only leaves just over a year to bring these people to justice, depending on when the crimes actually began. So, to me Sessions is somewhat to blame if justice is not now done because time ran out. I have more trust, if you can call it that, in AG Barr, but worry time will run out on him.

    1. @karen Sessions was compromised from the moment he took the job. He’s not a bad person. He was a bad choice.

    2. Well since there has been an active coverup do the statute of limitations still apply, it would seem that the intent of the limitations do not contemplate a conspiracy to coverup the underlying crime. That would only encourage the coverup.

    3. Now hold on Karen…I’m with you but before I hold judgement on Sessions I wanna see the John Huber report. If his report comes back a nothing burger then Session is guilty in the court of opinion as charged.

      Now if John Huber comes back with people in handcuffs Sessions did his job and we just didn’t give him a chance. Remember Sessions gave John Huber the ability to prosecute cases. That report should be out this month or June.

      Sessions “can always appoint a special counsel,” Turley explained, but that should not even be necessary because Huber “has the ability to prosecute cases.”
      https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/08/30/gwus_jonathan_turley_sessions_brilliant_to_have_utah_us_attorney_john_huber_team_up_with_dojs_ig_instead_of_appointing_second_special_prosecutor.html

      1. Sessions should have resigned the moment Mueller was appointed, rather than leave Rosenstein in charge of the mess that was the Mueller investigation.

  14. Barr suggests that Democrats may be trying to discredit him over fear of what his review of what happened during the 2016 election may turn up.

    Yup.

  15. Sessions was afraid of the establishment and the Left… AG Barr will hopefully bring back the credibility of the FBI and other US intel agencies…

    DNI, CIA are also cooperating… I don’t trust that weasel Christopher Wray, current FBI Director. Investigate him too!

    1. @ciceroni-excogitatoris Totally agree with everything you said including Wray should be investigated.

      1. It just takes one RAT to undermine an investigation, SJ. It seems to me Wray will try to cover for his predecessor and claim it’s to protect the integrity of the FBI. We all know 99.9% of FBI agents are legitimate investigators; it was the upper management who went rogue to undermine a duly-elected POTUS.

    2. @ciceroni-excogitatoris I don’t like what I’ve seen from Wray. I don’t care for his snarky and arrogant attitude. I also don’t care for the fact that he never bothered to hold a meeting to formally introduce himself to the rank and file of the FBI. It goes without saying that it would have behooved him to do that, especially since he was placed in that position to clean house and to inform everyone that there will be a concerted effort to change the culture and rebuild the public’s confidence in the agency.

      I’m not sure what to think about Gena Haspel as being the head of the CIA either. She’s a veteran spook that has spent over three decades immersed in the black hole known as the CIA.

    3. Yeah, I have a bad feeling that Christopher Wray is staying in his position and appearing to “help” just to keep his thumb on the scale in whatever way he can.

      That said, you never know what’s going on behind the scenes. I’m hoping that Barr is sharp enough to recognize Wray’s real intentions and handle him appropriately.

    4. @ciceroni-excogitatoris I guess I’m missing it; what’s Wray done/doing that has him in everyone’s sights?

      1. @paladin
        He testified last week and said the FBI didn’t spy on the Trump campaign… when the evidence points to the contrary.

      2. @paladin I automatically distrust anyone at the higher levels of the FBI during 2015-2016-2017 who hasn’t been blowing the whistle on what Comey, Brennan, and Clapper did. I put Wray in that quasi-category occupied by Rosenstein. They were there during all the shenanigans. They might have been neutral in most ways, but they also don’t seem to have been putting a stop to anything. Maybe they’re not actively machinating parts of the Deep State™, but they’re at best unobservant enablers.

    5. In the instance of Wray, I think the fact that the left is not screaming bloody murder about him in 2019 is awful telling about how willing he is to fix the problems in the FBI…

    1. The people of consequence don’t seem to ever be held accountable. Hillary would be a prime example.

  16. What’s that saying? Actions talk, BS walks…? something like that… We all kinda know what happened, when it happened, why it happened.. is this just to make it… D.C. Official? Not sure… We’ll see what happens, I guess. LOL

  17. Folks ragging on Sessions are going to be shocked to find out he was doing the right thing all along.

    The one thing he got wrong was the expanded use of forfeiture. But even that was aimed at the cartels, which drive illegal immigration.

    Sessions set up everything that’s coming soon from IG Horowitz, US Attorney Huber, and even newly assigned US Attorney Durham (who was already on the job weeks ago).

    When the indictments begin, it will be because Sessions and Trump came up with a plan.

  18. You were wrong about Sessions, he may have a high IQ on paper or something but in front of a camera he came off as… well mentally challenged.

    And his actions oh my gosh! He let Democrats goad him into recusing himself! He had to know nobody colluded with Russia… yet he acted guilty!!!

    He should have resigned when it happened, or told Trump before, it is inexcusable Trump didn’t have a good AG for those years… so much of this nonsense could have been avoided.

    At least the leaking would have stopped right away under a decent AG. Sessions was the worst man for that job. He totally messed up the immigration stuff too, just a big idiot. Watching him I could believe he was a racist.

    So far, so good Barr. But I want prison time, not firings. You get fired for many reasons, but this is too serious, it has to be criminal. Too dangerous to just slap their wrists.

    1. Sessions was legally obliged to recuse himself. Now he’s free to testify under oath against the folks that ran the spying and unwarranted counterintelligence investigations of Trump.

      Trump got good value out of Sessions.

  19. Folks ragging on Sessions are going to be shocked to find out he was doing the right thing all along.

    The one thing he got wrong was the expanded use of forfeiture. But even that was aimed at the cartels, which drive illegal immigration.

    Sessions set up everything that’s coming soon from IG Horowitz, US Attorney Huber, and even newly assigned US Attorney Durham (who was already on the job weeks ago).

    When the indictments begin, it will be because Sessions and Trump came up with a plan.

  20. You were wrong about Sessions, he may have a high IQ on paper or something but in front of a camera he came off as… well mentally challenged.

    And his actions oh my gosh! He let Democrats goad him into recusing himself! He had to know nobody colluded with Russia… yet he acted guilty!!!

    He should have resigned when it happened, or told Trump before, it is inexcusable Trump didn’t have a good AG for those years… so much of this nonsense could have been avoided.

    At least the leaking would have stopped right away under a decent AG. Sessions was the worst man for that job. He totally messed up the immigration stuff too, just a big idiot. Watching him I could believe he was a racist.

    So far, so good Barr. But I want prison time, not firings. You get fired for many reasons, but this is too serious, it has to be criminal. Too dangerous to just slap their wrists.

    1. Sessions was legally obliged to recuse himself. Now he’s free to testify under oath against the folks that ran the spying and unwarranted counterintelligence investigations of Trump.

      Trump got good value out of Sessions.

  21. That was a good interview. A.G., Barr gave great answers without compromising himself or the ongoing investigations. What he did do was to put the guilty parties within the intelligence agencies on notice. No one is immune, especially those guilty individuals that were fired, retired and quit. Former CIA director, Brennan is the key figure in the Obama administration’s attempted soft coup. He better get his house in order because he’s not going to escape prosecution for treason.

    1. I want him to go down for prosecution… but I wonder if that wouldn’t be overcharging. How many criminals walk because the prosecutor is so outraged they charge with the maximum then can’t prove all the elements?

      I want him to do serious time, not walk… so if they can’t prove all of whatever has to be proved for treason, charge him with something less and get him behind bars.

      Once he’s convicted it will be called treason anyway.

  22. In other news…

    The Trump administration is looking to hire a private contractor that will be responsible for transporting approximately 225,000 migrant children and families to shelters across the country over the next five years as they wait for their asylum claims to be processed.

    ICE (the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency) is seeking the services of a “highly responsible” contractor that “fully embraces the philosophy” of treating all unaccompanied minors (UACs) and family units (FAMUs) with “dignity and respect,” according to a federal procurement document dated May 13..

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/ice-hire-contractor-transport-225000-migrant-shelters

    Government spreading the invasion….just flippin great

    1. I truly hope they go to sanctuary cities… especially the most noisy least able to handle them.

    2. You keep laying this on Trump.

      This is not his “administration” doing this. It’s a US agency following the law. Officials two or more layers below a Senate-approved appointee are not “part of the administration.”

      Unless you are working hard to miss it, you already know that Trump keeps saying the law needs to be changed.

      1. @k-bob
        So, tell Fox News….it’s their article, that’s why I linked it.

        I would think most of TRS posters are intelligent enough to know ICE is part of DHS, who reports to Trump. (The secretary of DHS is part of Trumps cabinet).

        So, what your saying is this probably wasn’t run by or approved by DHS, then Trump. Yeah, ok…you stick with that.

        We all know the laws have to be changed, but thanks for the tip.

        1. Oh I’m sure Trump has loads of time to approve staffing requests for stuff like this. Why he probably knows every crane operator working on the border barrier.

          Yeah, that’s it.

          1. @k-bob
            What would Trump be approving staffing requests for? I sincerely doubt he does, only an idiot would think that, but I’m sure the “transporting idea” to alleviate the strain on ICE/BP and the chaos at the border would have been mentioned when he met with DHS.

            As usual, you go off on a tangent over nothing.

            1. @sam Yeah. You’re sure. It’s implausable, but you’re sure, and the proof that I’m wrong is that I brought up a funny example showing how unlikely it is.

              Or wait, that’s a tangent now, I guess. Clearly I meant to make this about crane operators. Can’t sneak nothin’ by you.

              1. @k-bob
                The difference between you & i is…. “I” didn’t say you were wrong, you did.
                You have your theory, I have mine. I’ve worked in a boardroom where the CEO/President, VP’s & Managers present their ideas when there’s a major problem.

                And if you have to explain that it’s a “funny example”, perhaps you’re using the wrong tactic.

                The other difference is you are sarcastic about “anything” someone disagrees with you on…. regardless who is right or wrong.

                It’s rather sad that in the age of free thinking/free speech that a person can’t express their own thoughts. I don’t think like you, so don’t expect me to just fold & agree.

                1. Now a tutorial on how basic dialog works. Gee, Thanks.

                  Except now you’re implying that some agency is preventing you from expressing your own thoughts.

                  If you are so unfortunate as to live in a country that inhibits your speech, that is sad.

                2. @k-bob
                  Sarcasm as usual I see.

                  Agency? Lol, priceless. My response is directed at you, no one else. Comprehension skills a little stunted?

                  Fortunately I’m free to express my opinions. It’s just that some idiots insist we must think as they do. Typical liberal attitude.

                3. So *I’m* preventing you from what, exactly…

                  Fortunately I’m free to express my opinions.

                  Oh, wait. I’m not.

                  This is what happens when you drive a debate into flame war land. It’s why we don’t allow flame wars here.

                  Next time I raise an objection to an argument or idea you place here, stick with the argument and stop focusing on who you’re arguing with.

                4. [spoiler title=” @k-bob
                  Look, why don’t you just cut out the sarcasm, it’s really not necessary.

                  There was no real reason for any of this except you don’t like my point of view. I explained to you why I thought what I did & all you can come up with is something sarcastic about Trump knowing every crane operator. How you even associated my post with that is beyond me, but whatever turns your crank.

                  No wonder I’ve read comments about you on a couple other forums from posters who used to be here.

                  Pat me on the back, I didn’t comment back.

                5. You seriously need to look up the definition of ‘sarcasm.’

                  And way to miss the point and continue with the personal BS.

  23. Idk about Jeff Sessions. I had big hopes for him like a lot of people did, in practice however he seemed very ineffective, almost like he was compromised and some Democrats had nude pics of him or something…I am really liking AG Barr though, this is the type of AG that is needed, someone who will be neutral and attempt to clean up the corruption that was rife in Obama’s FBI & DOJ.

    1. exactly,when things got hot,appears he would head to the Border and issue some border news and that is all Rosenstein would allow him to do.

        1. Yup that’s what it seems like. especially with all of the corrupt BS that has been revealed the last two years from Obama & Comey’s FBI, it wouldn’t surprise me if some dirt was found on him.

  24. If Mr Barr is talking to several individuals and explains to Hemmer that their ends don’t meet,is he saying there is a whole lot of lying going on out there? Of all the Trump appointments this is the most pleasant surprise of all. Its like someone from up stairs sent him down to save Trump from the Corrupted wolves.

    1. @bigsir74 You have to understand that when A.G., Barr is giving an interview he’s going to respond to specific questions with measured answers, as he should. There are several on ongoing investigations. Therefore he can not give specific answers or opinions because he doesn’t want to compromise those investigations or give the democrats any reason to remove him from office.

  25. I’m ready to see the rest of the interview. I saw a portion where he said it was a witch hunt.

    Democrats are afraid Barr is going to uncover the truth.

  26. The demon-Rats aren’t used to having an AG who will fight back and get in their lying faces, I applaud AG Barr. :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

  27. It was a GREAT interview that both Bill Hemmer and FoxNews should be proud of, and as I understood from Barr, when asked why dems said he lied to them (a lie) and intend to hold him in contempt, he eluded to the idea that many of them are worried about how they will be implicated in their scam against political opponents. As the late great Bette Davis said, “It’s going to be a bumpy ride.” HAH!! :chuckle: Let the games begin!

  28. In other news, it seems “Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte fired the top management of his three intelligence agencies…” Conte “has suddenly requested resignations from 6 deputy directors of Italian intelligence agencies: DIS, AISI and AISE.”

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/spygate-shake-up-prime-minister-of-italy-fires-top-officials-from-italian-intel-agencies/

    “The move is being seen as the Conte government’s response to the previous government’s coordinated surveillance activity with U.S. intelligence officials during the 2016 U.S. election.”

    This #SpyGate scandal is bigger than we think… Australia, the UK, Italy, and other countries were involved. Obama’s fingerprints are all over this but I doubt he will be handcuffed and tried for sedition. Talk about trying to incite people to ouster a duly-elected POTUS.

    1. @ciceroni-excogitatoris Unfortunately, the two-tiered justice system remains.

      1. I’m afraid you’re correct, Doc. I still have hope AG Barr will do the right thing and prosecute a few of the rats… just to send a message.

      2. @dr-strangelove This is the aspect of the criminal justice system that sickens me.

    2. @ciceroni-excogitatoris There is the “Five Eyes Network” that consists of the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand. This network was used by the Obama administration to circumvent our laws that prevent the government from spying on their own citizens and therefore to spy on the members of the Trump campaign and others. It’s recently coming to light that Italian and the Ukrainian governments were also involved in counter intelligence operations to provide dirt on Trump and the members of his campaign. I’m afraid that this goes a lot deeper than we realize.

      1. That’s right, @conserve-58
        This is one of the reasons why I feel they’re going to let the RATS walk… like Italy, the countries from the Five Eyes Network, will quietly fire the culprits and the US will not reveal anything that might embarrass our allies. 🙁

        I hope Comey, Brennan, Clapper, et al. face justice… along with Obama and Hillary, for colluding with the Ukrainians. Then Trump pardons Obama and Clinton, as they are stained for life!

        1. IMO it would be a serious mistake to not expose the entire operation and make sure everyone involved it severely punished. Since the founding of the country we have taken extreme pride in the peaceful transition of power. To restore trust in our intuitions and provide expectations going forward it vital that whatever happened is exposed and the guilty punished.

          This is especially true if this has actually occurred before and we didn’t know.

  29. Sessions was a good man, but a terrible AG. He had no idea what was going on around him. Read the book “Obstruction of Justice” for proof.

    1. So agree. I’m not even sure how good a man he is, just too steeped in the Washington way, trying to be a gentleman not fighting for what’s right.

    1. @ryan-o I was pretty leery of him due to his stance on gun control, but I must say that he seems to be working out very well.

  30. I think Brett Baier would have been the better person to do this interview. I’ve never been very impressed with this guy. He seems like a rookie to me.

    1. I thought Hemmer did an outstanding job, but you are right about Baier; he is far superior when doing interviews, but everyone has their own style.

  31. To the Democrats, abuse of law enforcement & intelligence communities and methods is a game. As far as I’m concerned, they’re ALL guilty as hell. This is aiding and abetting a crime.

  32. The script that the dems are playing of off against Barr is the one they wrote if acting AG Matthew Whitaker got the Mueller report. Just a stooge of Trump without looking at Barr’s pedigree and resume of being a straight lawman. They don’t care about the message anymore. they have to attack the messenger just to discredit the message.

  33. Me thinks a giant “Fecal Fight” is about to break out between Comey and Brennan; with others joining in on the fun along the way!

    1. The people of consequence don’t seem to ever be held accountable. Hillary would be a prime example.

  34. Sessions was a “nice guy”, but worthless as AG. He did a whole lot of nothing and wasted valuable time. As a result, the statute of limitations on any crimes committed over all of this is 5 years. FIVE YEARS! That only leaves just over a year to bring these people to justice, depending on when the crimes actually began. So, to me Sessions is somewhat to blame if justice is not now done because time ran out. I have more trust, if you can call it that, in AG Barr, but worry time will run out on him.

    1. Well since there has been an active coverup do the statute of limitations still apply, it would seem that the intent of the limitations do not contemplate a conspiracy to coverup the underlying crime. That would only encourage the coverup.

    2. Now hold on Karen…I’m with you but before I hold judgement on Sessions I wanna see the John Huber report. If his report comes back a nothing burger then Session is guilty in the court of opinion as charged.

      Now if John Huber comes back with people in handcuffs Sessions did his job and we just didn’t give him a chance. Remember Sessions gave John Huber the ability to prosecute cases. That report should be out this month or June.

      Sessions “can always appoint a special counsel,” Turley explained, but that should not even be necessary because Huber “has the ability to prosecute cases.”
      https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/08/30/gwus_jonathan_turley_sessions_brilliant_to_have_utah_us_attorney_john_huber_team_up_with_dojs_ig_instead_of_appointing_second_special_prosecutor.html

      1. Sessions should have resigned the moment Mueller was appointed, rather than leave Rosenstein in charge of the mess that was the Mueller investigation.

    3. @karen Sessions was compromised from the moment he took the job. He’s not a bad person. He was a bad choice.

  35. Barr seems like a honest “law” man. I suspect if he continues as he’s started he will, from time to time, anger both sides of the aisle. And that’s, IMO, a good thing. Just follow the law and the Constitution and I’m happy. Well not happy exactly, it’s not in my nature. 😉

  36. I really like Bill Barr and I think he’s going to do everything to get us the answers of what happened in 2016. He wants them as much as we do. He also has the Democrats pegged.

  37. Barr suggests that Democrats may be trying to discredit him over fear of what his review of what happened during the 2016 election may turn up.

    Yup.

  38. Sessions was afraid of the establishment and the Left… AG Barr will hopefully bring back the credibility of the FBI and other US intel agencies…

    DNI, CIA are also cooperating… I don’t trust that weasel Christopher Wray, current FBI Director. Investigate him too!

    1. @ciceroni-excogitatoris Totally agree with everything you said including Wray should be investigated.

      1. It just takes one RAT to undermine an investigation, SJ. It seems to me Wray will try to cover for his predecessor and claim it’s to protect the integrity of the FBI. We all know 99.9% of FBI agents are legitimate investigators; it was the upper management who went rogue to undermine a duly-elected POTUS.

        1. @ciceroni-excogitatoris Wray has already shown his true colors. This past Feb. he classified the Kavalec emails to hide what was going on. It was then declassified a few weeks ago…………probably with no thanks to him.

          1. Yes, if he did indeed make the decision on classifying the Kavalec information, he has a lot to answer for. There was no reason to classify that other than to CYA for FBI wrong-doing.

          2. @sjmom
            That’s right! He may be trying to protect the FBI as an institution but we all know it was those at the top who tried to undermine a duly-elected POTUS. Trump should fire Wray ASAP!

    2. Yeah, I have a bad feeling that Christopher Wray is staying in his position and appearing to “help” just to keep his thumb on the scale in whatever way he can.

      That said, you never know what’s going on behind the scenes. I’m hoping that Barr is sharp enough to recognize Wray’s real intentions and handle him appropriately.

    3. @ciceroni-excogitatoris I guess I’m missing it; what’s Wray done/doing that has him in everyone’s sights?

      1. @paladin
        He testified last week and said the FBI didn’t spy on the Trump campaign… when the evidence points to the contrary.

        1. @ciceroni-excogitatoris Well that’s just plain stupid, and considering he wasn’t in charge back then he’s not even covering his butt. All he did was make people raise eyebrows. Perhaps he was trying to look good for his people, but in my experience, the people don’t have much respect for a leader who won’t admit to obvious wrong-doing.

      2. @paladin I automatically distrust anyone at the higher levels of the FBI during 2015-2016-2017 who hasn’t been blowing the whistle on what Comey, Brennan, and Clapper did. I put Wray in that quasi-category occupied by Rosenstein. They were there during all the shenanigans. They might have been neutral in most ways, but they also don’t seem to have been putting a stop to anything. Maybe they’re not actively machinating parts of the Deep State™, but they’re at best unobservant enablers.

    4. In the instance of Wray, I think the fact that the left is not screaming bloody murder about him in 2019 is awful telling about how willing he is to fix the problems in the FBI…

    5. @ciceroni-excogitatoris I don’t like what I’ve seen from Wray. I don’t care for his snarky and arrogant attitude. I also don’t care for the fact that he never bothered to hold a meeting to formally introduce himself to the rank and file of the FBI. It goes without saying that it would have behooved him to do that, especially since he was placed in that position to clean house and to inform everyone that there will be a concerted effort to change the culture and rebuild the public’s confidence in the agency.

      I’m not sure what to think about Gena Haspel as being the head of the CIA either. She’s a veteran spook that has spent over three decades immersed in the black hole known as the CIA.

  39. The demon-Rats aren’t used to having an AG who will fight back and get in their lying faces, I applaud AG Barr. :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

  40. ” I always liked Sessions and felt like he was a good man in a tough job, but Barr takes it to a whole nother level! ”

    I always maintained that Sessions is an honorable guy who was trying to do the right thing, but intellectually he was never up to the task. Add to that Session’s conflict of interest with having been involved in the campaign, and it was really tough for him to be effective.

    Barr is a heckuva lot smarter than Sessions. You can hear it in the way that he’s talking about this case that he’s being really careful to not reveal too much or make any statements that could be construed as prejudging what happened – but the outlines of his concerns make it obvious that he’s like a dog on a bone.

    If Barr has his way, everything that Brennan, Comey, Clapper, etc. will be exposed. I hate to be too optimistic because we’ve all seen how these things have been brushed under the rug in the past. Right now, though, I’m liking our chances of finally getting to the bottom of one of these scandals.

  41. Well this is a sign that things are moving in the right direction. Equality under the law needs to be reestablished, and it won’t be until some of the Democrats we know have committed crimes starting being indicted and tried for them.

  42. What’s that saying? Actions talk, BS walks…? something like that… We all kinda know what happened, when it happened, why it happened.. is this just to make it… D.C. Official? Not sure… We’ll see what happens, I guess. LOL

  43. It was a GREAT interview that both Bill Hemmer and FoxNews should be proud of, and as I understood from Barr, when asked why dems said he lied to them (a lie) and intend to hold him in contempt, he eluded to the idea that many of them are worried about how they will be implicated in their scam against political opponents. As the late great Bette Davis said, “It’s going to be a bumpy ride.” HAH!! :chuckle: Let the games begin!

  44. In other news, it seems “Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte fired the top management of his three intelligence agencies…” Conte “has suddenly requested resignations from 6 deputy directors of Italian intelligence agencies: DIS, AISI and AISE.”

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/spygate-shake-up-prime-minister-of-italy-fires-top-officials-from-italian-intel-agencies/

    “The move is being seen as the Conte government’s response to the previous government’s coordinated surveillance activity with U.S. intelligence officials during the 2016 U.S. election.”

    This #SpyGate scandal is bigger than we think… Australia, the UK, Italy, and other countries were involved. Obama’s fingerprints are all over this but I doubt he will be handcuffed and tried for sedition. Talk about trying to incite people to ouster a duly-elected POTUS.

    1. @ciceroni-excogitatoris There is the “Five Eyes Network” that consists of the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand. This network was used by the Obama administration to circumvent our laws that prevent the government from spying on their own citizens and therefore to spy on the members of the Trump campaign and others. It’s recently coming to light that Italian and the Ukrainian governments were also involved in counter intelligence operations to provide dirt on Trump and the members of his campaign. I’m afraid that this goes a lot deeper than we realize.

  45. Sessions was a good man, but a terrible AG. He had no idea what was going on around him. Read the book “Obstruction of Justice” for proof.

    1. So agree. I’m not even sure how good a man he is, just too steeped in the Washington way, trying to be a gentleman not fighting for what’s right.

  46. I really like Bill Barr and I think he’s going to do everything to get us the answers of what happened in 2016. He wants them as much as we do. He also has the Democrats pegged.

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