“The single greatest political scandal in the history of America.”
So goes the whispers in and around D.C. as Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney, John Durham, escalate what has already been a far-reaching investigation into some alleged very serious Deep State shenanigans to secure victory for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and then later attack the Trump presidency following Clinton’s decisive defeat.
Via: The Daily Caller:
Attorney General William Barr has met with foreign intelligence officials, including during a trip to Italy earlier in September, regarding an investigation into surveillance activities against the Trump campaign, The Washington Post reported.
Barr was joined in the meeting by John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, WaPo reported, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter.
“As the Department of Justice has previously announced, a team led by U.S. Attorney John Durham is investigating the origins of the U.S. counterintelligence probe of the Trump 2016 presidential campaign,” department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec told Politico in a statement. “Mr. Durham is gathering information from numerous sources, including a number of foreign countries. At Attorney General Barr’s request, the President has contacted other countries to ask them to introduce the Attorney General and Mr. Durham to appropriate officials.”
Barr tapped Durham earlier in 2019 to lead a broad investigation into FBI and CIA activities in the run-up to an investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government.
He has said he is concerned that intelligence agencies improperly spied on the Trump campaign and has said he wants to find out if the FBI and CIA directed any intelligence-gathering activities at Trump associates before July 31, 2016, which is when the bureau opened its counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign.
Barr took up the probe after the end of the special counsel’s investigation, which failed to establish that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia to influence the 2016 election. The special counsel also said there was no evidence that Trump associates acted as agents of Russia.
Barr has already made requests of British intelligence officials, according to WaPo. The Associated Press also reported that Trump asked Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to work with Barr on the investigation. A Justice Department official told the AP that Barr asked Trump to make the request of Morrison.
The Justice Department declined comment for WaPo’s story.
More astute readers are likely already considering the timing of the Democrats’ sudden (and panicked) push for impeaching inquiries at the exact same time the DOJ is escalating its investigation into Obama-era Deep State influence meant to favor Democrats and harm Republicans leading up to and following, the 2016 Election.
Coincidence? Not likely.