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Tue May 16, 2023, 01:23 PM

The Worst Part Of The Durham Report Is What's Not In It

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/morning-memo/john-durham-final-report-missing-piece


Bill Barrís Trusty Stooge

Special Counsel John Durham got spun so many different ways by Bill Barr that by the time he released his 300-plus-page final report yesterday Ė after a four-year investigation that stretched longer than the Mueller investigation he was investigating Ė his reputation, dignity, and sense of proportion had all disappeared.

The problem with trying to hold Durham to account on the facts now is that it requires extensive knowledge of events that are now creeping from current affairs into the historical past: the run-up to the 2016 election, Russiaís meddling in the election, Trumpís many misdeeds in this arena before and after his inauguration, the Mueller investigation, the origins of the Durham probe, the many bogus conspiracy theories that gave rise to the Durham probe and that it unselfconsciously helped to reinforce.

Itís a lot.

Iíve followed it all closely for years, but I canít keep it all in my head. You probably canít either. Neither can most journalists or policymakers. And therein lies much of the disadvantage that misinformation thrives on. It was easy for bad-faith, conspiracy-minded MAGA supporters to hold up Durhamís tome yesterday and declare that it showed exactly what they said all along, even though it didnít.

But let me zero in on what I think is the most glaring example of Durhamís bad faith, Bill Barrís ratfuckery, and the politicization of the Justice Department under Trump.

*snip*


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Walleye May 2023 #1

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Tue May 16, 2023, 01:52 PM

1. Did he say that Putin openly declared Trump with his preferred candidate?

Can you believe Republicans nominated a guy who is the favorite of the Russian dictator?

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