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Barr Disputes Major Horowitz Finding Based On Durham, CIA Evidence

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Attorney General William Barr will dispute a fundamental finding in the upcoming Inspector General report – namely that the FBI was justified in launching an operation Crossfire Hurricane, the agency’s official covert counterintelligence investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, according to the Washington Post.

While IG Michael Horowitz is said to have concluded that the agency had enough information to launch the probe on July 31, 2016 after Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos repeated a rumor that Russia had dirt on Hillary Clinton, Barr has reportedly told associates that Horowitz does not know about – or did not include – potentially exculpatory evidence held by other US agencies such as the CIA, which could alter his report’s conclusion.

In July, Fox News reported that exculpatory evidence existed which the FBI failed to include in surveillance warrant applications in which Papadopoulos denies having any contact with the Russians, when he was in fact told about the ‘Clinton dirt’ byJoseph Mifsud, a mysterious Maltese professor (and self-professed member of the Clinton foundation) who has ties to George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.

Many believe Papadopoulos was the victim of an entrapment scheme, by which Mifsud would seed him with information that Australian diplomat would later extract from him in a London bar, which made its way to the FBI – officially leading to the launch of Operation Crossfire Hurricane.

And the exculpatory evidence? Downer – a Clinton ally – likely recorded Papadopoulos saying he had no Russian contacts.

 

Barr’s information also comes from a concurrent, ongoing investigation into the Obama DOJ conducted by Connecticut US Attorney John Durham.

Part of Barr’s reluctance to accept that finding is related to another investigation, one being conducted by Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham, into how intelligence agencies pursued allegations of Russian election tampering in 2016. Barr has traveled abroad to personally ask foreign officials to assist Durham in that work. Even as the inspector general’s review is ending, Durham’s investigation continues. –Washington Post

Barr, through Durham, has been investigating Mifsud – who told Italian media “I never got any money from the Russians: my conscience is clear,” adding “I am not a secret agent.” The Maltese professor is currently MIA.

As the Post‘s Devlin Barrett (who spoke with former FBI lawyer Lisa Page) notes, Barr’s disagreement with Horowitz not only sets the stage for a showdown within the DOJ, it will spark partisan outrage among Democrats who have already accused the AG of being Trump’s personal lawyer.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) charged in September that Barr had “gone rogue.”

In recent weeks, Democrats have charged that Barr’s Justice Department was too quick to decide not to investigate Trump over his efforts to convince Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, to announce an investigation of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The Ukraine controversy has led to an impeachment inquiry. –Washington Post

Barr, meanwhile, has slammed Democrats for abusing legal procedures and Congressional standards in their pursuit of Donald Trump, saying earlier this month “In waging a scorched-earth, no-holds-barred war against this administration, it is the left that is engaged in shredding norms and undermining the rule of law.”

In April, Barr used the term “spying” to describe what the Obama DOJ did to the Trump campaign.

“I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal,” he told lawmakers. “I think spying did occur, but the question is whether it was adequately predicated and I’m not suggesting it wasn’t adequately predicated, but I need to explore that.

 

via zerohedge

35 COMMENTS

  1. We have investigated ourselves and find we did nothing wrong. Does that sound familiar? It ought to since it’s the common finding when any government entity investigates itself. I must say it disappoints, but it’s not surprising. The swamp will not drain itself.

    • My thoughts exactly…The deep state has the means to cover up anything they do not want exposed to the American public…”We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American Public believes is false”…William Casey, Director CIA 1981-1987

      • First time in history that the “Deep State” is showing. It’s no longer a conspiracy theory. And it’s tentacles into everything especially the Media. Takes a LONG time to drain any corruption. Do I think they will throw each other under the bus, NO. Both Rinos and Dems have used this Deep State for their personal endeavors and have worked REAL hard for the past 3 years to oust President Trump.

        Time will tell. And if not, it’s We the People who just might have to step in like we did back when this GREAT Nation was formed.

        GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  2. Until I read the report, this is all speculation. Leaks that frankly, started all this. He said/she said. Media spinning it so that it softens the blow I guess. Also parading the half of the FBI lovers crying about being a victim in all this.

    Also without a doubt, waiting for the Durham findings.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  3. Ain’t nuthin gonna happen to any Obama Clinton Cabal member until after the election when Trump appoints a new Attorney General.
    Bush Boy Barr has a duty to protect the Obama Clinton Cabal for as long as he can. Bush Boy Barr knows it’s over for him and his pals in the Obama Clinton Cabal if Trump wins the election.

    • Am really hoping that Barr is on the level. Horowitz is not…Is a mess…Do not trust anyone except Trump…and he has to watch his back. The Dems are totally horrible !!! Think if Republicans can get enough back in the House, Nancy Bell will be GONE ! !! If anyone has an election coming up (especially for House and Senate), vote REPUBLICAN…Lets clean house ourselves…

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    • Ask Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Mr. Nadler. And let’s not forget Hilary Clinton and Obama. They know how to use the CIA, FBI, IRS, DOJ against innocent people. It’s got nothing to do with We the People. It’s all got to do with their personal wealth thru using taxpayer money. They don’t want the gravy train to stop. That’s why they wanted Hilary and now Joe. That’s why they have worked so hard for THEMSELVES to impeach President Trump.

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      • Speaking of personal wealth through the use of taxpayer money—let’s talk about the orange crook in the WH, the emoluments clause. his endless golf trips to his golf clubs and the costs for aides Secret Service, et al. But of course, you want to ignore that necause the orange blimp was “appointed by God. You’re a hypocrite.

        • lol, endless golf trips? That’s Obama. Gee doubling our debt in 8 years is ok? And let’s not forget the big debt Michelle gave us with her endless family ventures. And let’s not forget the biggest pig at the We the People trough, Hilary “I was dead broke after leaving the White House” Clinton, lol

          But of course you will ignore that because you are the hypocrite.

          GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

        • Lawrie you are another ignorant person spouting hate for the only President who’s actually working tirelessly for the people of this country. He’s not taken a paycheck, but donated all his earnings to the VA. Ask any veteran who is actually seeing results now with the VA.
          Donald Trump is not charging his golf trips to the American people. He just happens to own the courses. He has taken a leave of absence from his business, while his children run the family corporation.
          President Trump actually made his billions, while we are seeing through more investigating how the Democraps have been stealing theirs. The Democraps want to stop all the investigations, since the more investigating it proves how corrupt they really are. The Democraps have opened up Pandora’s box and don’t know how to put the genie back in the bottle.
          Just buy more popcorn, since the show is just beginning to unfold

        • Karen, you have your presidents mixed up!!! This describes Obama to a T…Trump donates his salary…He pays for a lot of people to get out of problems. He owns the golf courses, we are not paying any of his expenses. Obama was the total opposite…
          Read Howdy’s message, above !!!Is a true description of President Trump…

          • Patsy, I didn’t get my presidents mixed up. That’s Lawrie. I know President Trump has donated his salary. Also know he owns his golf courses. I was telling Lawrie his “messiah” obama used and abused his office when it came to recreation. Spent LOTS of taxpayer money to enjoy the “elite” life. Michelle as well.

            Howdy is spot on regarding President Trump as I know that information about President Trump as well.

            GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  5. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/02/house-intelligence-committee-republicans-defend-trump-in-initial-impeachment-inquiry-report/

    Thank you Devin Nunes, California, Ranking Member.
    Mike Conaway, Texas.
    Mike Turner, Ohio.
    Brad Wenstrup, Ohio.
    Chris Stewart, Utah.
    Rick Crawford, Arkansas.
    Elise Stefanik, New York.
    Will Hurd, Texas.

    For all your efforts of getting the facts and truth out in the Schiff Show. And sending this to the Nadler Show.

    It’s bad when these Nadler/Schiff dolts have to go back to the Mueller Report to TRY to find something.

    Truly a waste of time. But then again the Dems and Rinos wanted to waste our time so they could get what they wanted. Hilary in office.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

    • They also wanted to WASTE Millions of taxpayer dollars to destroy our country. It is probably costing them many thousands of dollars of graft, into their bank accounts, each week.

      • Heck they don’t care if they waste money. They are still in the Obama era mode of “just print more”. They think We the People have deep pockets so why not just throw $25 Million at Mueller to “play politics”. Don’t know how much was wasted in the Schiffy Schiff show, but NO Work in the House has been done other than this BS.

        Also the Globalists said destroy USA so that China can be No#1, and Mexico can be the drug lords, Iran can have the bomb, EU can have their army to help the “57 States of UN”. We the People pay for every illegal alien that the Globalists think we should. From cradle to grave. And the Dems and Rino comply. They get paid very well by the Globalists.

        GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

      • The Dems don’t need to spend any money on destroying the US. Trump is was out in front on this subject with both spending and destruction

        • lol, yea right.

          The only thing President Trump is destroying is the Dems Globalist pocketbook.

          LOVE IT!

          GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  6. https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/12/02/scarborough-gop-turning-themselves-into-russian-assets/

    lol, so what is the Dems? China assets definitely. Heck Bloomberg thinks China doesn’t even have a dictator and that the People of China have a say.

    Nah, Dems worked very well with Russian and Ukraine government who worked close with Russia to try to get Hilary Clinton into the White House. This so that the 4th Branch of Government could continue being assets for China and for any other Country that will PAY them to be assets.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  7. You idiot – the so-called “deep state” are the permanent employees of the government who do their job no matter which party is in power. They prevent bad things from happening; not go after your Fuehrer.

    • lol, prevent bad things? No they are telling We the People that our Vote doesn’t count. That they know how to deal with the 4th Branch of Government, which is ripping off the taxpayers and allowing these permanent employees to spend our money anyway they want and to look the other way as Obama, Clinton, Biden, Kerry, and the rest of the traitorous dolts made elaborate personal deals for them and their loved ones.

      And regarding Fuehrer, go look at Schiffy Schiff. He’s certainly acting like a dictator. lol

      GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

    • I can tell you never worked for the Government. Many of them are political appointees or people who are WAY over their level of incompetence, due to politics.

  8. roflmao-you are right they are the permanent government employees but you are wrong in that they are protecting the government they are simply covering their own azzes from all the stealing and bs they are guilty of

  9. Sounds like Horowitz is part of the deep state jews that are controlling the Congress and our government. He is already underscoring his findings for his elitist friends and colleagues! It seems to me that he needs to step down because of his democrat bias! He has become part of the problem instead of standing for the truth of it! This swamp runs very very deep indeed!

  10. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/03/appeals-court-deutsche-bank-must-turn-over-trump-financial-records-to-democrats/

    “House Democrats filed a lawsuit in July against the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) seeking the documents.

    “In refusing to comply with the statute, Defendants have mounted an extraordinary attack on the authority of Congress to obtain information needed to conduct oversight of Treasury, the IRS, and the tax laws on behalf of the American people who participate in the nation’s voluntary tax system,” the lawsuit read.

    “Without reviewing the requested return materials, the committee cannot ensure that the IRS’s audit process is functioning fairly and effectively, understand how provisions of the tax code are implicated by President Trump’s returns, or exercise its legislative judgment to determine whether changes to the code may be warranted,” it added.”

    National Voluntary Tax system? lol. Gee, nothing voluntary when you don’t file, you either get fined or go to jail. Unless you are an illegal alien. Heck that tax they pay goes right into the pocket of the Dems.

    And didn’t Obama revamp the IRS? You know, give them guns and then say “get those conservative groups”? Don’t understand Obama’s audit process, like “get those conservative groups? And we all know Obama’s IRS doesn’t function fairly or effectively, lol.

    Appeal all the way to the Supreme Court on this. These traitors don’t care about the American Taxpayers. These people are sick. But don’t look at any of the Dems tax returns. There you will see LOTS of money from foreign deals. Isn’t that right, Quid pro Joe? Or look into relatives and family members, right John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi?

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  11. I can not believe that Horowitz made sure that the FBI had no blow back when they are the ones who started the WHOLE THING!

  12. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/03/shock-adam-schiff-investigated-devin-nunes-phone-records/

    Wow, so Schiff is investigating Rep Devin Nunes? Who gave Schiffy Schiff the OK on this?

    Talk about abuse of power. Won’t say when he was told to investigate Rep Nunes, but media (CNN?) helped to bring on investigation?

    So Rep Nunes needs to be investigate and his phone records ceased, but the Schiff/Nadler whistleblower gets to be sheltered by Schiff/Nadler, and phone records, e-mails, texts, etc. are off limits.

    Man, this is truly sick.

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  16. I don’t trust Horowitz for 1 single second. We all know how he lied about the bias in his last report. He is a Democrat appointed by Obama!

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