The news just keeps getting worse for the Russiagaters.
Those responsible for the two-and-a-half year witch hunt against the President of the United States must now realize they’re about to be put under the microscope themselves.
The hunters are about to become the hunted.
After the complete collapse of their Russia collusion conspiracy theory, Jerry Nadler, Adam Schiff, and the army of true believers in the media are grasping at straws. To keep the hoax alive after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation completely debunked it, they’ve had to invent a new “cover up” theory, implying that Barr is lying to them and that the Mueller Report actually has the dirt they had promised Americans for over two years.
Desperate for new soundbites to prop up this pathetic hedge, Senate Democrats turned a committee hearing that was supposed to be about the Justice Department’s budget requests into a kangaroo court to attack Barr.
That was foolish of them, because Barr is a consummate attorney who saw this coming a mile away. He easily kept his poise, deftly defusing their attempts to make him look like he has something to hide simply because he’s committed to upholding the requirements and fundamental traditions of our justice system by redacting grand jury material and derogatory information about people not charged with crimes when he provides the Mueller Report to Congress.
Barr wasn’t done ruining the Democrats’ week, though. The day after he refuted their conspiracy theory about a cover up, Barr demolished another of the Democrats’ central talking points by revealing that he believes that the Obama administration really did spy on the Trump campaign.
“I think spying did occur,” Barr told the senators, his words blowing another massive hole in the Democrats’ carefully-crafted messaging edifice.
For nearly as long as the Democrats have been telling us that Trump colluded with Russians to steal the 2016 election, they’ve also been telling us that the president and his supporters were delusional for believing that the FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies improperly surveilled the Trump Campaign.
Well, we’ll soon see who was deluding whom, because Barr is “going to be reviewing both the genesis and the conduct of intelligence activities directed at the Trump campaign during 2016.”
“Authorized surveillance,” they called it, but spying is what it actually was.
As Barr testified on Tuesday, the investigatory team is already being assembled, and we now know that he’s prepared to go as deep—or as high up—as he needs to go in order to get to the bottom of FBI-informant Stefan Halper’s attempts to infiltrate the Trump campaign, the FISA wiretap warrants against Trump associate Carter Page, and the other suspicious spying activities that led to Russiagate.
“I think there was probably a failure among a group of leaders there at the upper echelon,” Barr said of the FBI, and he also signaled a willingness to look into “intelligence agencies more broadly.”
If I were John Brennan, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Bruce Orr, Andy McCabe, or any of the other Obama administration officials involved in the “counterintelligence” spying that fueled the discredited Russia collusion conspiracy theory, I’d lawyer-up, because this will be intense for the snake-oil merchants who brought disgrace to the most revered investigative and law enforcement agencies in the world.
The hunters are about to become the hunted, and no amount of sympathy from Democratic politicians and media talking heads will save them from the wrath of the American people they’ve been lying to for the past two and half years.
Joseph DiGenova is an American attorney who served as the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1983 to 1988.
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