AG Barr says nation was ‘turned on its head’ for a ‘completely bogus narrative’

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“I think our nation was turned on its head for 3 years based on a bogus narrative,”

~ Attorney General Bill Barr in an interview with Pete Williams of NBC News

Attorney General Bill Barr thinks the FBI might have acted in “bad faith” in the predication of the Trump-Russia collusion and the continuation of the probe. The Attorney General made his comments in an interview with NBC News’ Pete Williams.

“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,” Barr said. “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.”

Barr argued that Horowitz didn’t look very hard and that the inspector general accepted the FBI’s explanations at face value.

“All he said was, people gave me an explanation and I didn’t find anything to contradict it…he hasn’t decided the issue of improper motive,” Barr said. “I think we have to wait until the full investigation is done.”

CIVIL LIBERTIES

He told Williams there was spying on the campaign.

“It was clearly spied upon,” Barr said. “That’s what electronic surveillance is … going through people’s emails, wiring people up.”

He said that using the “thinnest” of reasons to start a counterintelligence probe of a presidential campaign could mean the potent powers of the state will be used against a president. It has never been done before.

“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 effect the outcome of an election,” Barr said. He added that this was the first time in history that “counterintelligence techniques,” were used against a presidential campaign.

They relied on “very flimsy” reasons and there should be reasoned thought in such a situation. It turned out that it was completely baseless.

Barr explained that Presidents are frequently in contact with foreign governments during a campaign and you don’t automatically say it’s “nefarious.”

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It is clear that Barr is worried about the erosion of the presidency.

NBC Nitpicked

Barr said the biggest outrage is that the FBI’s “case collapsed after the election and they never told the court and they kept on getting these renewals.”

NBC diverted and said the report doesn’t say it collapsed, it says the FBI says the dossier was collapsing but they had moved well beyond that. The report might say that but it’s obvious Barr thinks it collapsed at that point.

Durham Feels the Same

On Monday, Durham added his voice to Barr’s criticism of the IG report, saying, “Last month, we advised the inspector general that we do not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the F.B.I. case was opened.”

Barr said Durham’s much-criticized statement was appropriate.

“It was necessary to avoid public confusion,” he said. “It was sort of being reported by the press that the issue of predication was sort of done and over. I think it was important for people to understand that Durham’s work was not being preempted and that Durham was doing something different.”

The probe hardly seems like it was based on the slightest bit of good judgment. It has torn the country apart and cost at least $34 million dollars while keeping the President from leading. It was baseless and they found nothing with which to charge the President.

MESSAGE ABOUT THE REPORT’S BOTTOM LINE

The 400+ page FISA abuse report by Inspector General Michael Horowitz has three bottom lines. One is there is no political bias, two, that the predication is legitimate, and three, the FBI was dishonest in obtaining FISA warrants.

Political Bias

This report shows the FBI withheld exculpatory evidence so how can there be no political bias? The only other possible explanation is the FBI is incapable. The premier law enforcement agency in the world where only the best of the best need apply couldn’t supply exculpatory evidence or act on it. That is what they are telling us.

The report is filled with excuses. It revolves around typical rationalizations. In order to believe its conclusions, one must also believe that the FBI doesn’t know how to properly request an investigation of a campaign.

Their dishonesty in securing the warrants demonstrates bias and a predisposition as to the conclusions that are to be drawn.

Predication

The endless pages of the report try to reinforce the conclusion with excuses as to why they proceeded — allegedly lawfully — with a probe on the thinnest of evidence. The evidence is one alcohol-fueled conversation with Trump ally, Australian diplomat Alexander Downer, and extraneous campaign adviser George Papadopoulos. That is the reason they gave for the probe of a presidential campaign. The flimsy information Papadopoulos shared was given to him by a shady character with ties to the FBI and other intelligence agencies.

Basically, the most important reason they give as predication is they are allowed to according to the directive and their interpretation of it. Where good judgment, common sense, and decency enter into it is unknown.

BRIEFING

They did not extend the courtesy of briefing the President with the truth as they have done in the past with Senator Diane Feinstein and her alleged spy, or the late Senator McCain, and his oligarch friend.

As far as political bias, it’s evident all over the report. You can read it for yourselves. One example is with the dossier. They knew it was bunk, yet they used it to get a FISA warrant on an innocent American — Carter Page. That’s only one of many examples.

Do you believe the FBI can’t fill out FISA warrants? Then you will like this report.

You can read the report or use search terms for issues you have questions about on this link.

 

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12 COMMENTS

  1. It’s time to reign in the FBI. What Carter Page was put through is a crime and if these jack booted monsters get away with this they will feel free to walk all over anyone they please.

  2. Talk is CHEAP a*hole.
    You are the HEAD of the D.O.J. ……. ARREST the Bastards.
    Shut your fat PIEHOLE and ARREST the Bolsheviks.

  3. AGB needs to send a very strong message to America, Over throw of an elected president is first a Treasonous act and its not tolerable, therefore, these FBI/CIA/DNI yahoos, need to see the error of their ways if we are to right-ship the FBI,CIA DOJ,DOS,DNI, past actors of resistance to the man who won the office of president. They demonstrated their written bias by A. Leaking, B Lying, C. with holding Exculpatory, D. Smeared, E, coerced Testimony, F. Bribed, G. Used MSM MEDIA, to foster decent of the elected. H. false Fed the DEM Senate falsehoods of crimes based on hunches via leaking in some cases directly to the press for maximum public effect in downing POTUS. Then calling on ex CIA/FBI Directors to plant innuendo and putting up so called Resistance to POTUS. The possible punishment should be but not limited to:
    PLANNED COUP =GITMO
    Willful lying to the FISA COURT=30 YEARS IN JAIL
    LEAKING CLASSIFIED= 30 YEARS IN JAIL
    LEAKING UNCLASSIFIED= 25 YEARS IN JAIL
    Planting MSM innuendo= 40 years in jail
    RESISTING legally requested documentation=25 years in jail. MSM airing [ get in their face,your not welcome here]= 40 years in jail part of the coup against POTUS and his admen. If the cited jail time is above current norms then wave then wave them to send a message that a COUP/Overthrow of elected is only done at the voting booth when no crime has been seen/found. We can’t make up crimes and pin them on people, as the DEM’S SAY [NO BODY IS ABOVE THE LAW] nether are them that enforce/write our laws.

  4. What I’d like to know if someone can help me out here..What can we do now that we have this report..Everyone has an opinion but no one is calling for anyone’s heads to roll,except maybe Comey’s..What are our legal options here? Can Obama and ilk be investigated and charged with crimes..Breech of his oath of office? Nancy and the rest of the dems in Congress can be removed for their breech of their oaths..We just need to have enough Americans mad and ready to sign petitions..Go to DC demand they’re representatives are removed from office..We can and need to do this..Voting them out doesn’t work..They cheat their way back into office every 2 years..Time we hold them accountable to their oath..They’ve not done the jobs they were hired for,for the past 3 years…That and what do we do about the O administration now?

  5. Good Lord! I watched Barr tonight saying everyone takes foreign money for their campaigns. This is not only unsubstantiated, but even if true that is the equivalent of your teenager saying everyone cheats on the test, so it’s OK.
    Where is the love of country? Is the Constitution toilet paper?

  6. Bill Barr is a very competent AG, and he will need to be if these traitors are to be bought to justice. What he is saying to the press is, of course, absolutely correct. He will need to make sure that all the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed, because if he pursues these untouchables during Trump’s 2nd term, there will need to be a very strong case.

    Most of these crooks are also lawyers, and they are paying very close attention to what this nation’s Attorney General has to say.

  7. I guess I don’t get how We the People are expected to have faith in the FBI when we watched them attempt a coup and then they were never cleaned up. They didn’t even pretend to clean up the FBI…but now we’re supposed to believe they’re capable of enforcing federal law? Or ANY law? LOL! Come on.

  8. Time for a complete house cleaning and jail for these folks. All us common folks know that laws are made for us and the political class never goes to jail.

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