AG Barr Slams FBI, Claims “Gross Abuses,” and “Inexplicable Behavior” in Bureau

You’ve probably already read other articles on the subject,
but I so enjoy watching AG Barr twisting the press and the FBI’s nipples.
Read about it again [for the first time. Heh.] and watch the 24 minute video of the Barr interview at the link. Attorney General William Barr blasted the FBI yesterday, claiming the agency may have acted in “bad faith” in its investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia.

Speaking to NBC News, Barr said the country was “turned on its head” for three years during the FBI’s investigation “based on a completely bogus narrative” largely fanned by a “completely irresponsible press.”

“I think there were gross abuses…and inexplicable behavior that is intolerable in the FBI. I think that leaves open the possibility that there was bad faith,” he told the network.

Barr also reiterated his position that the Trump campaign was spied on.

“It was clearly spied upon,” he said. “That’s what electronic surveillance is … going through people’s emails, wiring people up.”

Barr said it was the first time “counterintelligence techniques” had been used against a presidential campaign and said the bogus Russia probe threatened civil liberties.

“From a civil liberties standpoint, the greatest danger to our free system is that the incumbent government use the apparatus of the state … both to spy on political opponents but also to use them in a way that could affect the outcome of an election.”

The Attorney General also criticized DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz and his report, claiming the IG accepted the FBI’s explanations for their misconduct without digging any deeper.

“All he said was, people gave me an explanation and I didn’t find anything to contradict it … he hasn’t decided the issue of improper motive,” said Barr. “I think we have to wait until the full investigation is done.”

Barr claimed one of the most egregious revelations was that the FBI’s “case collapsed after the election and they never told the [FISA] court and they kept on getting these renewals” to spy on Trump associates. read more

8 Comments on AG Barr Slams FBI, Claims “Gross Abuses,” and “Inexplicable Behavior” in Bureau

  1. “I think we have to wait until the full investigation is done.”

    Allow me to translate that from Bureaucratese into English: “We aren’t going to do anything about it.”

    As always in D.C., it’s talktalktalking but never any walking.

  2. Attorney General William Barr is being slandered and condemned by the MSDM and their paid consultants. What better endorsement could he get? He is routinely being referred to as “Trump’s Attorney General” as if Attorney Generals are not members of the Executive Branch. Just imagine if his predecessor, Jefferson Sessions, had his backbone.

  3. DOJ and FBI worlds highest ranking BS artists, now ahead of Russian BS. Doing an outstanding job of hanging onto the title.

  4. Trump probably hoping that Barr and Durham wait until about 3-4 moths before the election….
    Short attention span of the public, and all.

  5. I suspect Comey will be back in front of a judge if for no other purpose than for a law suit(s) filed against him. The IG report is damning enough to prove willful negligence.

  6. Durham’s investigation, he says, done sometime in late spring, early summer… (maybe?)

    Durham is a prosecutor. Prosecutor’s don’t issue “reports”. Prosecutors get indictments.

    I guess my great-great-grandchildren in the People’s Republic of USSA will get to read summaries of the famous William Barr’s future historical magnus opum in their social studies books… and some commission or other will be declassifying this or that… you know… like 9/11… or the Kennedy assassination… or like how Woodrow Wilson was completely dementia his last years in office and his wife was running the country…


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