The Democrats smell blood in the water.
What’s different here is the Dems are used to thinking they’re the shark smelling the blood.
But this time Barr believes he’s found a smoking gun that may ruin Democrats forever.
That’s right, the Democrats are bleeding out after shooting themselves in the foot, and William Barr is coming to get them.
At least that’s how it looks when you stare at it from a distance.
Of course, it’s not so political for Barr, he’s not in attack mode and going after the Democrats to enforce a political hit. He’s doing his job, the job he swore to do and it just so happens the Democrats are the ones who he’s got in his sights as they’re the guilty party.
Well, that remains to be confirmed.
But on Fox News the other day, the sitting Attorney General told Bill Hemmer that he and his team have every reason to investigate what happened with counterintelligence spying before the election.
There was funny stuff going on: illegal FISA warrants, wiretaps, and bleached email servers.
And then, after the election and before Trump was inaugurated, more funny stuff, or as Barr would tell Hemmer “some very strange developments” needed to be looked at.
Fox News wrote:
In particular, and what may end up being the smoking gun that does Democrats in was the “briefing intelligence officials gave then-president-elect Trump at Trump Tower, and ‘the leaking of information subsequent to that meeting.’
At that meeting, Trump was briefed by intelligence and law enforcement officials on Russian election meddling — and was also informed by former FBI Director James Comey about the now-infamous anti-Trump dossier which included salacious allegations against him. Details later leaked to the press.
The circumstances of this meeting and the activity before the election, including the Russian meddling probe as well as the anti-Trump dossier are all confounding, which is why Barr has insisted the country deserves to know “exactly what happened” during this period.
The mystery around this dubious affair and the fact that the Democrats want Trump convicted of crimes is why Barr is easily able to brush off their criticisms of him.
He realizes his new investigation is making them nervous and they’re putting on a show to get the country up in arms.
“That’s part of the usual … political circus that’s being played out. It doesn’t surprise me,” he said of accusations from Pelosi and her ilk that he’s in contempt of Congress.
And he’s right, it is just a circus.
What isn’t theatrics though, is Barr’s hired Durham to settle the entire melee once and for all.
As Barr told Hemmer, “I think there’s a misconception out there that we know a lot about what happened,” and what we know based on the Mueller report is “inadequate.”
“The fact of the matter is Bob Mueller did not look at the government’s activities. He was looking at whether or not the Trump campaign had conspired with the Russians. But he was not going back and looking at the counterintelligence program. And we have a number of investigations underway that touch upon it — the main one being the office of inspector general that’s looking at the FISA warrants.”
And because that’s true… and because we know Comey, Mueller, and other intelligence directors were firmly in the hand of leading Democrats, we can rest assured that Barr is going to find some dirt… and use it to bury them.