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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 07:25 PM

Barr doesn't accept key inspector general finding about FBI's Russia investigation

Source: Washington Post

Attorney General William P. Barr has told associates he disagrees with the Justice Department’s inspector general on one of the key findings in an upcoming report — that the FBI had enough information in July 2016 to justify launching an investigation into members of the Trump campaign, according to people familiar with the matter.

The Justice Department’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz, is due to release his long-awaited findings in a week, but behind the scenes at the Justice Department, disagreement has surfaced about one of Horowitz’s central conclusions on the origins of the Russia investigation. The discord could be the prelude to a major fissure within federal law enforcement on the controversial question of investigating a presidential campaign.

Barr has not been swayed by Horowitz’s rationale for concluding the FBI had sufficient basis to open an investigation on July 31, 2016, these people said. Barr’s public defenses of President Trump, including his assertion that intelligence agents spied on the Trump campaign, have led Democrats to accuse him of acting like the president’s personal attorney and eroding the independence of the Justice Department. But Trump and his Republican allies have cheered Barr’s skepticism of the Russia investigation. It’s not yet clear how Barr plans to make his objection to Horowitz’s conclusion known.

The inspector general report, currently in draft form, is being finalized after input from various witnesses and offices that were scrutinized by the inspector general. Barr or a senior Justice Department official could submit a formal letter as part of that process, which would then be included in the final report. It is standard practice for every inspector general report to include a written response from the department. Barr could forgo a written rebuttal on that specific point and just publicly state his concerns. Spokespeople for the Justice Department, the inspector general and the FBI all declined to comment.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/barr-doesnt-accept-key-inspector-general-finding-about-fbis-russia-investigation/2019/12/02/4464f018-154d-11ea-a659-7d69641c6ff7_story.html



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Reply Barr doesn't accept key inspector general finding about FBI's Russia investigation (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Monday OP
Xipe Totec Monday #1
cstanleytech Monday #7
Pepsidog Monday #14
Iliyah Monday #2
SergeStorms Monday #21
NutmegYankee Monday #3
olddad65 Monday #4
MBS Monday #10
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Monday #5
The Wielding Truth Monday #6
Evolve Dammit Monday #8
bucolic_frolic Monday #9
DENVERPOPS Monday #23
democratisphere Monday #11
yaesu Monday #12
Va Lefty Monday #22
paleotn Monday #13
Pepsidog Monday #17
mazzarro Tuesday #26
dflprincess Monday #15
ancianita Monday #16
Midnight Writer Monday #18
PuffedMica Tuesday #25
warmfeet Monday #19
RainCaster Monday #20
DallasNE Monday #24
ms liberty Tuesday #27
duforsure Tuesday #28
Kid Berwyn Tuesday #29

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 07:30 PM

1. Shouldn't Barr be looking into the Nixon impeachment first? If you're going to look for the oranges

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:03 PM

7. Barr might have bigger things on his mind soon enough such as hopefully a disbarment hearing.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:16 PM

14. I would have been disbarred in a minute having said and done the shit Barr has said and done.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 07:36 PM

2. Is Criminal Barr going to . . .

falsify the report AGAIN.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:34 PM

21. He's going to provide....

enough talking points to satisfy Trump and his cult following. How far he's willing to lie and obfuscate in order to provide enough wiggle room for Trump to tweet about his complete innocence remains to be seen, but if the past is any indication he'll roll right over and allow Trump to rub his belly, being a very good boy and all.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 07:44 PM

3. That's like discovering that ice is cold.

Barr is an authoritarian putz who will do anything for Tяump.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 07:47 PM

4. Barr disagreeing just gives the report more credibility.

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Response to olddad65 (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:39 PM

10. + 1000 n/t

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 07:56 PM

5. He's just Ttrump's lacky

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 07:59 PM

6. What he did with the Mueller report was dishonest.

He has no legitimate credibility.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:09 PM

8. Well, we don't accept you as AG either. You couldn't hold RFK's jockstrap.

How about the un-redacted Mueller report? Oh. Too incriminating. Yeah that's it. Keep up the charade that you are.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:14 PM

9. Barr should hang up his Dictator suit

He doesn't get to decide everything. Period.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:04 PM

23. He can't, he is in wayyyy to deep at this point.....

The whole damn group and NRC are going for broke. Anything short of complete success and they all are destroyed and they damn well know it.......

They will do anything and everything that they can to install their Fascist Tyranny. Period

That should be crystal clear to anyone after witnessing the last three years with Trump as their front man.
Actually, especially since the 2000 election. Or if you really think about it 1980.....

To a certain extent, on a lot of things, anything we can do at this point is like pissing in the ocean and expecting it to change color....LOL

This has been planned, organized and well orchestrated by the Republicans for a long long time.
Trump wouldn't have made it two days if it weren't for the Republican Senators.
THAT is where the Dems should be targeting all their attacks.........

A government that merges Corporations and Politics if defined as: FASCISM

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:39 PM

11. Barr is a Russian propaganda pusher and desperately needs to be impeached also.

The AG of the USA is a criminal. Just think about that for a minute!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:49 PM

12. why is this mobster thug still allowed to pretend to be AG? nt

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Response to yaesu (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:46 PM

22. Excellent question!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:56 PM

13. Well, Bob....

I don't accept the idea that you're human. Giant slime mold, maybe, but definitely not human.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:23 PM

17. I hate to be reminded of the great disappointment that is Mueller. I was just watching a show

on WWII and when it came to Chamberlain’s policy of German appeasement I couldn’t help but think of Mueller’s appeasement of Trump and DOJ. Maybe an unfair comparison, but this entire BS that the president cannot be indicted is faulty reasoning and I would have thought that with the brain power on Mueller’s team they would have presented a more direct challenge to the DOJ and Trump.

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #17)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 05:51 AM

26. Absolutely agree with you

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:22 PM

15. The comments section in my local paper

has been full of Trumpsters telling the rest of us to "just wait for the Horowitz report". We can guess what they'll be saying after this.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:23 PM

16. The Fake Attorney (one star) General

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:26 PM

18. Now Barr needs to find someone to investigate Horowitz. He is obviously Deep State.

You would think that the hate radio fans would notice how their stars were praising Horowitz as an honest man of integrity two weeks ago, but are now calling him unpatriotic. But they won't. We saw the same thing with James Comey.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 05:39 AM

25. This is Horowitz's last report.

Horowitz has been on the job since 2012, which is a long time for an IG. When the report does not say what Trump wants it to say, he will just fire Horowitz out of hand. The media news will report that Horowitz is retiring with honors after a long dedicated career.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:31 PM

19. How bout accepting

his fat ass getting thrown out of office.



Asswipe.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:32 PM

20. Speaking of an ass-licking, the vikings are getting spanked by the Seahawks

And I'm lovin it.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:10 PM

24. I Categorically Reject The Washington Post Framing

The WP could not be more wrong when they unequivocally frame this as being "the controversial question of investigating a presidential campaign". The FBI was not investigating a presidential campaign. They were investigating Russian meddling into the 2016 election where that investigation snared Carter Page when he was in contact with the Russians that were already being wiretapped. That is a very critical difference making it a false, damning and shameful claim.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #24)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 06:00 AM

27. Good points!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 06:27 AM

28. Barr eventually will go to prison

And regret what he's done, and is doing now. After the upcoming election, he will see what justice looks like firsthand, and be exposed as the most corrupt AG in our history, and sent to prison for all of it. Justice will prevail, and all the corrupt will be fully held accountable, especially those corrupt republicans in Congress, and this administration.

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