AG Barr Updates on the Durham Probe

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Attorney General William Barr gave an update on the criminal investigation into the Obama-Biden era FBI counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign. During the interview, AG Barr described the counterintelligence effort as a pathetic attempt to “topple” the Trump administration.

The Daily Wire reports:

Mr. Barr describes an overarching objective of ensuring that there is “one standard of justice.” That, he says, is why he appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham to investigate the FBI’s 2016 Crossfire Hurricane probe. “Of course the Russians did bad things in the election,” he says. “But the idea that this was done with the collusion of the Trump campaign — there was never any evidence. It was entirely made up.” The country deserved to know how the world’s premier law-enforcement agency came to target and spy on a presidential campaign.

Barr acknowledged that he understood why people were upset that results from the investigation were not released before the election, but noted that there were logistical issues that prevented that from happening, ranging from the pandemic delaying federal grand juries for six months to U.S. Attorney John Durham being forced to wait till the end of 2019 for Inspector General Michael Horowitz to complete his investigation into the FBI’s conduct. Barr suggested that those who seek justice should not lose heart just because Durham was not being loud in carrying out his business, saying that prosecutors who “break more china” do not “necessarily get the results.”

The biggest news from Mr. Durham’s probe is what he has ruled out. Mr. Barr was initially suspicious that agents had been spying on the Trump campaign before the official July 2016 start date of Crossfire Hurricane, and that the Central Intelligence Agency or foreign intelligence had played a role. But even prior to naming Mr. Durham special counsel, Mr. Barr had come to the conclusion that he didn’t “see any sign of improper CIA activity” or “foreign government activity before July 2016,” he says. “The CIA stayed in its lane.”

Mr. Barr says Mr. Durham’s probe is now tightly focused on “the conduct of Crossfire Hurricane, the small group at the FBI that was most involved in that,” as well as “the activities of certain private actors.” (Mr. Barr doesn’t elaborate.) Mr. Durham has publicly stated he’s not convinced the FBI team had an adequate “predicate” to launch an investigation. In September, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe declassified a document showing that the FBI was warned in 2016 that the Hillary Clinton campaign might be behind the “collusion” claims.

During the interview, AG Barr noted that Mr. Durham’s appointment should not have been necessary and the Mueller investigation should have revealed the FBI’s wrongdoing. The Mueller team seems to have been ready to blindly accept anything fed to it by the system,” Barr said.

Attorney general Barr will be leaving his role on December 23. He recently revealed he will not be appointing a special counsel to investigate President-elect Joe Biden’s son Hunter despite ongoing pressure from Republicans. [Keep reading: Attorney general Responds to Requests for Special Counsel to Investigate Hunter Biden]

      1. I guess you didn’t see that he (Barr) had to be approved! That is was why he was vetted! Trump did not hire Barr. Barr was appointed! Really blinded aren’t you! The Hate Party is what blinds you!

        1. You are absolutely right, no one is hired until they are approved by the Senate.
          No one is approved until they are appointed by the President.
          Before the President appoints anyone they are vetted, by the President.
          You do not get to be the AG unless the President appoints you.
          How many of his appointees has Trump fired?

      2. olf Albert, the deep state is full of traitors and only known to that group. Trump was the outsider breaking into their jobs for life establishment. No surprises if you belong to the club but someone new they join ranks just like any good union group for job protection. But then, you have to know this troll.

  1. Unbelievable that this summary could not have been released weeks if not months prior to the election. The FBI team and Mueller & his team will go down in history as the most corrupt most inept bureaucrats in history. They are solely responsible for the public’s distrust of the Dept. of Justice in general and the FBI in particular.

      1. might have to explain your accusations alittle bit there, Jerry. Why would Barr or Sessions be on a list of corrupt bureaucrats in history? We could add Holder since he clearly stated he was Obama’s wing man rather than a representative of justice for the people.

        1. Albert I think you can add all of them except for the one who got robbed of his presidency and every American citizen who voted for him got robbed of their vote fir now on. The only power the ppl had now it’s gone. So bend over and kiss it good bye

          1. When you have a thousands of ppl voting that aren’t even registered add all that up. He won no mistake about it. And soros machines turned trumps vote to Biden’s which he won’t be president long Harris will step soon cuz he will be found incompetent. We all know it! Your vote don’t count anymore. Bend over

          1. Very very distant.
            All eight of my great grandparents were born in The Great State Of Ohio.
            None of my living extended family were foreign born.

            Are you comfortable with a First Lady who was born into Communism?

    1. Mueller had 16 to 18 Democrat lawyers working for him. So, what can you expect other than enriching themselves out of the 40 million cost and coverup of corruption? The lead Lawyer was Weissman who was a Democrat Party loyalist and Trump Hater. Party above country–that’s the Dems..

      1. What makes a person a Democrat lawyer?
        Having had voted for a Democrat?
        Having had a Democrat as a client?
        When you take you bar exam do you have to declare your party affiliation?

  2. Typical of a swamp rat to slow walk. These people need the boot of the American People jammed so far up their posterior it ain’t even funny.

  3. And yet he won’t investigate the 2020 election nor appoint a special prosecutor too investigate the Bidens. What a dog Trump should have him escorted out of his office 1st thing tomorrow morning ASAP, then raid his home and drag him and his wife to the curb while they search his premises.

    1. The President should dismiss him TODAY and replace him with the person who will do something NOW. We have seen these people are not with the preservation of our Country, our Liberty and our Constitution. They obviously are all in it for the Chi Commies.

      1. Yep shud of wiped them all out from the start. They all fought him the whole time he was in office. The only thing he did wrong really and it got him in the end

  4. This just really infuriates me!
    Why the hell was ALL THIS not released before the Presidential election?
    People criticized Barr, and I was always hopeful. Now I see he’s just part of the swamp.
    Nothing will come of this, and no one of importance will be punished or go to jail.
    It’s them against us! Not sure how we can overcome this???

    1. The attempted coup against duly elected Trump was one of the top injustices in US history. With the increased powers necessary for a thorough investigation, Barr should have appointed a Durham Special Counsel from day one. Where is the report from the prosecutor Sessions named to investigate this matter?

  5. Barr the deep state,swamp rat. Investigate hunter,crackhead biden,and corrupt,dementia,slo,joe are national security risks to America. Both in bed with communist china, need to be investigated, now.

      1. I completely agree Dr Barbara.
        You can always tell when the Gestapo from the left, infiltrates the weaklings from our side. I’m so disgusted and sickened by this whole unfortunate sequence of events.

    1. Supreme court won’t help on this election stealing eather cause there words were, we don’t want roits to start.what do they think will happen if they go in and try to remove Trump?

    2. i would be more inclined to suspect he was threatened with exposure or worse for God knows what. that is the traditional way to control politicians–J. E. Hoover was a master of that tactic as was Pes. Johnson.

  6. Barr is a shill for the coverup of the Deep State and their lackies. He dropped or did not pursue investigation into Hunter Biden, which has all roads leading to Joe Biden. Rudy Giuliani is in possession of the laptop and it’s contents which would be damning evidence to anyone else, and they would have had their homes invaded by FBI if it were a Republican with that information. Both Hunter and Joe Biden are guilty of Money laundering, and this is High Crimes, Misdemeanors and Treasonous conduct punishable by Gitmo, for anyone who didn’t have coverup by FBI or CIA and DNC Chicom suckers.

  7. No matter how many flimsy excuses he offers, the fact that the huge lump of useless lard, did nothing to uncover the dastardly deeds of the damned Democrats is a blight on him and the office that he represents! He needs to be fired, vs allowed to resign, on his timeframe.

  8. Trump Train News is blocking certain people (like me) from making remarks which pertain to Chinese Communists. Is that who is posting Trump Train News?

    1. I’ve been blocked a few times also but not for remarking on the Chinese Communists. They don’t like the China Virus phrase either.

    2. China is not Communist.
      They have a robust stock market.
      Communism does not allow for private ownership of the means of production. .

  9. This Government is very Corrupt and it’s going to get worse. Democrats and some Republicans are looking for pay days from China or where ever they can get it from.

      1. You sir speak like an idiot and are blind to the corruption that is our government, can U say lemming? Oh, and watch out for that Democrat cliff; Schiff and Nadler will be leading the pack!

  10. Mr. Barr says Mr. Durham’s probe is now tightly focused…”

    It’s fine and dandy to suggest that Durham’s probe is now tightly focused, unfortunately we may lose a great President because of Barr’s and Durham’s procrastinating. There’s nothing tightly focused about that.

    1. The clear majority of Americans do not think that current President is great.
      Elections have consequences.
      Trump was fired.

  11. In the beginning, there was a level of trust and some confidence. His BS speech this afternoon destroyed all of that. What a waste. Of time, of money, and no more trust exists in any office of WHAT WAS OUR BEAUTIFUL GOVERNMENT ON ITS WAY TO GREATNESS FOR THE PAST 4 YEARS.

    Here we go again into the dumpsters of hate for America.

  12. Garbage…Barr knew exactly what he needed to do to shaft our President. I just wish these liars had the courage to say these things to our face but as usual rats try to hide their destruction.

    1. What advantage is there to Barr to shaft the President?
      Do you think that he is angling for a Cabinet Post the Biden Administration?

      I just wish that Trump did not hire so many liars.

  13. So, the person leading the investigation into corruption was impeached and the corrupted person was just elected? Only in America. The world is getting the last laugh.

  14. Barr sounds liike a man with a gun to his head – or is it a gun to his grand-childrens heads.
    It appears to be the Grand Children

  15. I do not believe Barr, all of this could have and should have come out before the Election. Also what Joe Biden did is what they tried to impeach for. The whole Biden family should be looked into. You know its bad when you can not trust the FBI or CIA or Democrats.

    1. Why was it important that it be released before the election?

      You know its bad when you can not trust the people that Trump appointed to run the FBI and CIA, four years ago.


  17. Don’t let the door hit you in the butt on your way out, take your buddy Durham with you. By the way you both should give back the money for a job not done.Why can’t I get opointed to do these things. I am really good at doing nothing. I invented the concept.

  18. AG Barr and John Durham are a huge disappointment. They are either incompetent or dishonest. Maybe both. They should pay the American people back the money they were paid because it is clear they did absolutely nothing.

    Our government is broken. President Trump is the only person in the government that I trust.

  19. Trump doesn’t seem very smart when appointing folks. Does he not have someone to vet these people? Example: telling that Barr’s dad hired
    Jeffery Epstein as a teacher at a private school when Epstein did not
    even possess a degree. That should tell you something-they (the corrupt elite) all stick together.

  20. I think the whole lot of democrats and liberals should trided, convicted, and shot…all they are doing is destroying our country into what ever their moronic imaginations can think up, these people are trying to kill us and STEAL our country.

  21. Traitor is the least I can say about Barr. I thought he was an Honerable AG but was really wrong. Swamp dweller is what he is. No Honor or Moral Compass in his life. He Sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Barr has been a swamp protector. He pays lip service and do nothing!
    A Dems appointed AG would have had a jail full by now.

  23. “Of course the Russians did bad things in the election,” he says.
    And yet WE have never read even one single thing the RUSSIANS did.
    Interesting, isn’t it?


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