AG Barr assigns prosecutor to examine Russia probe origins

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    AP source: Prosecutor to examine Russia probe origins

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection involving the Trump campaign was “lawful and appropriate,” a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday.

    Barr appointed John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to conduct the inquiry, the person said. The person could not discuss the matter publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.....

    Barr provided no details about what “spying” may have taken place but appeared to be alluding to a surveillance warrant the FBI obtained on a former Trump associate, Carter Page, and the FBI’s use of an informant while the bureau was investigating former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos...

    The inquiry, which will focus on whether the government’s methods to collect intelligence relating to the Trump campaign were lawful and appropriate, is separate from an investigation by the Justice Department’s inspector general. The agency’s watchdog is also examining the Russia probe’s origins and Barr has said he expects the watchdog report to be done in May or June.
     
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      The Dems in congress have awaken a monster. Go get them AG Barr.
       
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        A buncha folks just had an STM--a sphincter tightening moment.

        They got the news of this appointment and all of a sudden they were sitting up an inch higher than they were a moment ago.

        The purpose of the IG report is to identify problems and fix stuff so it doesn't go kaka again. The IG is limited in power and authority.

        A federal prosecutor...well, that's another matter. He can impanel a grand jury, he has subpoena power, and (duh) he's a prosecutor.

        This is a significant step.



        Alex.
         
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          Unlike Mueller and as a prosecutor, it will not be Durham's job to "exonerate".
           
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          This Durham guy sounds like he is a good fit for this assignment.
           
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            Yep and Atty Huber was just a way to placate Reps by Sessions and never questioned these crooks or used a grand jury.

            I would be shocked if we don't have any indictments by the end of the year. The question is how far Barr will let things go to clean things up and make a point this can never happen again.

            If he doesn't want to go big we get some lying and leaking indictments plus some for fraud on the FISA Court. If he says go all the way where the evidence takes you then we will see some conspiracy type charges against people like John Brennan etc. in addition to the FBI crooks. If you hear Brennan and Sally Yates etc. get drug in front of a grand jury then they are probably going to go big with this.

            Barr already let it out he thinks there is a lot more to this including more FISAs and more informants planted. My guess is we will find out Flynn had a FISA placed on him that is just as crooked as the Carter Page one and maybe even George Paps also. He should be able to dig up who sent Professor Misfud to try and setup George Paps in April 2016 months before the investigation officially started.

            I would be pretty nervous right now if I was Comey and Brennan etc. I wonder if they keep up their BS spin with the press. They might thinking that is all they can do now
             
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            Write-up claimed that this prosecutor's mandate includes identifying if Democrat operatives colluded with Russians.?

            Since we know Trump's crew were seduced in hopes they'd get entangled with what would appear to be Russian agents, we ought to know who was paying this entrapment crew.

            I'd like an intense look into Wasserman Schultz's Pakistani "tech-boys" and their skullduggery with the DNC computers. Definite crimes there, along with "hush money" & ignoring prosecution to keep it unnoticed.
             
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              The head of the CIA now was over the UK office during Spygate I think. It would be interesting to hear what she has to say to AG Barr when asked about this stuff. Hard to imagine her being out of the loop on what Brennan and the FBI were doing over there at that time.
               
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              UK was wayyyyyyy before 2016
               
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              I see it says London for her from 2014 - 2017 as Europe station chief.
               
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              This guy shows how much of a joke and sloppy all this was if you click it.

              The claim that there was a consulate in Miami to the State Dept. came from the same source Steele had for some of his biggest craziest claims in the dossier. He seems to think they released a different name to the press about his identity to fool people and it may be FBI asset Felix Sater that gave them this trash.
               
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              Going forward It's going to be must see TV. To avoid major jail time Comey, Rosenstein, Clapper or Brennan will turn on each other.
               
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                Professor Misfud related possibly? This guy was hiding there after his story broke.
                 
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                Of course it is... they have been protecting him for a long time. It's unraveling rather quickly now.
                 
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                  Yup...
                   
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                  Gosh, starting to get my hopes up. Story today on RCP saying that Durham has been investigating Baker for some time as a leaker possibly to Mother Jones.
                   
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                    So.... Weissmann did all the interviewing and hiring for Meuller Dossier team.
                     
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                      Loving the Libbie/MSM meltdown about the investigation and how it isn't needed (but two years of an investigation based in pure butthurt of losing an election is fine). :popcorn:
                       
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                        I've been fooled more than once by these people but I am hopeful. I will hopefully watch but "believe it when I see it".
                         
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                          Sounds like it. Mueller let him run the show except for straight up saying Congress had a charge that met prosecution standards for filing articles of impeachment. My guess is he may have even went along with that joke if Barr didn't take over and Rosenstein was still running things.
                           

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