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Former Justice Department Official Says Russiagate Reports Cover Up DOJ Crimes

June 7, 2023
Jeffrey Clark had a front-row seat to the "Get Trump" plot. As assistant attorney general in William Barr’s Justice Department, he had hopes the department’s investigations of its own bad actions would hold the conspirators to account. But instead of exposing the full extent of federal law enforcement’s corrupt activities, all they offered was what D.C. insiders call a “limited hangout.” In this riveting episode of Over the Target, Jeffrey Clark speaks with Lee Smith for a no-holds-barred account of the DOJ’s plot against justice. 0:50 What turned into the Durham report (limited hangout) 5:50 An insurance policy for the Trump presidency 10:40 Barr and Durham met privately to discuss the investigation 12:50 leaving DOJ when Durham was appointed by Barr 18:20 Bush change course put Souter on the Supreme Court 21:15 Red team approach avoiding confirmation bias 22:00 “The DOJ is not independent” 24:10 Two versions of Democrats and FISA cutting short rights 27:00 Constitution denigrated as a result of Watergate 27:30 Watergate age trying to make DOJ an independent agency 28:40 The continuing get Trump operation special counsel Jack Smith 29:10 No leaks from special counsel Robert Hur into Biden doc. issues 30:15 No real investigation of Biden's legal issues
    About the show
    Over the Target is a weekly show where one of America’s leading investigative reporters takes you behind the headlines to show you how the news is made and what it really means.
    About Lee Smith
    Lee Smith is a New York Times-bestselling author with more than thirty years’ experience in journalism, covering a wide range of subjects from US foreign policy to crimes and corruption at the highest levels of the American government. A columnist for Epoch Times, Smith has written several books, including The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations, a post-9/11 political travelogue through the Middle East; The Plot Against the President: The True Story of How Congressman Devin Nunes Uncovered the Biggest Political Scandal in US History, which was made into an Academy Award-nominated documentary movie; and most recently The Permanent Coup: How Enemies Foreign and Domestic Targeted the American President.
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