It’s absolutely disgusting what officials in the Obama Administration got away with during the 2016 election.
They used a phony dossier and lied to FISA courts in order to surveil the Trump campaign.
Well thank God for Attorney General Bill Barr!
He’s not about to let them get away with it.
Barr previously ordered US Attorney John Durham to look into how the CIA and FBI spied on the Trump campaign during the election.
And now, according to sources, Durham is ready to interview ex-CIA Director John Brennan.
Here’s full details on the story from NBC:
The investigation ordered by Attorney General William Barr into how the CIA and the FBI looked into the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia’s 2016 election interference operation may be nearing a conclusion, people familiar with it say.
One indication is that the prosecutor in charge, Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham, has asked to interview former CIA Director John Brennan, according to a person familiar with the request. Brennan has agreed to be interviewed, and the details are being worked out, the person said.
Attorney General William Barr told Congress last month that he would not wait until after the election to present Durham’s findings if they are finalized. Barr has made clear he believes Obama administration officials acted wrongfully when they opened a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign’s dealings with Russians, but the Justice Department’s inspector general found that the investigation was justified and untainted by political bias.
Democrats in Congress and elsewhere say the Barr-Durham investigation smacks of a politically motivated effort to help President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign.
Brennan, a vocal critic of Trump and an NBC News analyst, has been the subject of intense scrutiny by Durham. Brennan was director of the CIA from 2013 until the day of Trump’s inauguration. The New York Times reported in December that the prosecutor was reviewing Brennan’s emails, call logs and other records, which was confirmed to NBC News by a person familiar with the matter.
Brennan declined to comment for this story, but has previously called the Durham probe “bizarre.” The former CIA director questioned the legal basis for it, as have many other former Obama administration officials and Democratic lawmakers.
Of course Brennan thinks Durham’s investigation is bogus!
He’s worried as to what may turn up.
And Brennan is absolutely no friend to President Trump.
Check out what he tweeted just yesterday:
Brennan, you'll recall, had his security clearance revoked by President Trump.
Watch the below clip where President Trump says Brennan was the "worst" CIA Director in the country's history:
Here's reactions on Twitter to the announcement of Brennan's impending interview:
Naturally, Democrats are furious over the Durham investigation.
Which is ironic, seeing as they were completely in favor of all sorts of investigations into President Trump!
According to the Washington Post, Barr says he won't wait until after the election to release the results of the Durham investigation:
Attorney General William P. Barr reiterated this week that he will not wait until after November’s election to release whatever U.S. Attorney John Durham finds in his examination of the FBI’s 2016 investigation into President Trump’s campaign, raising fears among Democrats that Barr and Durham could upend the presidential race with a late revelation.
Republicans have been eagerly awaiting Durham’s findings — hopeful that the prosecutor Barr handpicked last year to investigate the investigation of possible coordination between Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia will validate their fierce criticisms of the bureau. Democrats, meanwhile, have worried that the Connecticut U.S. attorney is aiding a political stunt designed to undercut an investigation that dogged Trump’s presidency.
As the election draws near — and much of what Durham is doing remains a mystery — both sides have grown increasingly anxious, with liberals fretting over an October surprise, and Republicans wondering whether Durham’s work could push into the next administration.
Barr has repeatedly and stridently attacked the Russia investigation — saying that what happened to Trump was “one of the greatest travesties in American history” — while hinting vaguely that he is “troubled” by what he knows Durham has found. That has drawn accusations from Democrats and legal analysts that he is inappropriately talking about an ongoing case and prejudging its outcome.
“There’s a real danger, in fact an urgent threat, that anything the Department of Justice does will be timed to aid the president,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D- Conn.) said in an interview, adding, “Barr has proven ready, willing and able to distort, distract and deceive.”
At a hearing Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee, Barr was quizzed briefly by both sides on the matter but offered little to satisfy his questioners.
Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) pointed to what he saw as some of the failures of the Russia investigation and seemed to press Barr on how soon he would correct them.
“Are you going to be able to right this wrong before it becomes a precedent for future election interference by corrupt officials in our justice and intelligence agencies?” McClintock asked.
Barr said that Durham’s work had been delayed by the coronavirus crisis and added, “Justice is not something you order up on a schedule like you’re ordering a pizza.”