When President Trump announced that he had nominated former Attorney General William Barr to serve as his replacement for Jeff Sessions, I opposed the nomination, not that I matter.
My reason for opposing Barr’s nomination was due to a statement he made about not believing in prosecuting political opponents and it making America like a banana republic.
However, my opinion of Barr is changing because of his latest bombshell statement he made to Congress.
Barr told them that he is: ‘reviewing the conduct of the investigation and trying to get my arms around all the aspects of the counterintelligence investigation that was conducted during the summer of 2016.’
The Hill – The single-sentence Russia bombshell that Attorney General Barr delivered to Congress – Sitting in the hot seat of a high-profile congressional hearing has a way of unmasking the mettle of any witness.
Attorney General William Barr showed us Tuesday, in his first testimony since the end of the Russia probe, that he’s not big on emotion, animation or flashy presentations. Calm, scholarly and precise was his modus operandi, even as Democrats tried to lob a bomb or two his way.
But the even-keeled nature of his two-hour-plus performance shouldn’t blind us to one momentous declaration he made to lawmakers.
Though it didn’t happen on his watch, Barr told Congress he will investigate how the FBI came to conduct a counterintelligence investigation against Donald Trump, then the Republican nominee for president, starting in the summer of 2016…
The statement by Barr that is pursuing the conduct behind the counterintelligence investigation of 2016, should be enough to have Democrats running scared.
After all, Barack Obama was still in charge in 2016, meaning that the counterintelligence investigation Barr is referring to was carried out by Democrats for the express purpose of preventing Trump from being elected and afterwards, to destroy his presidency.
I would not be surprised to see names like Clapper, Brennan, Comey and their associates named in future indictments, at leas one can only hope.
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