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Bill Barr accuses James Comey's FBI of
acting in 'bad faith' against Donald Trump's
campaign and doubles down on claiming
bureau 'spied' in public rejection of key
findings by inspector general

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Posted By: Imright, 12/10/2019 2:23:58 PM

Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday blasted the conduct of the FBI a day after the release of an inspector general's report that found the Russia probe was properly predicated. Barr, a Donald Trump loyalist who oversaw the release of the Mueller probe, said FBI agents may have acted in 'bad faith' – and expounded on the dangers of the head of government using the powers of the state 'to spy on political opponents' in a way that might affect an election outcome. His statements came on a day when Trump, who nominated Barr,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: davew 12/10/2019 2:41:14 PM (No. 258128)
Wow. Even with the "spin cycle" in max overdrive the Daily Mail can't avoid the damning comments of Bill Barr about the FISA spying fraud that was the kick off to the whole Russia hoax that consumed the nation for 3 years. When he was interviewed by Gerry Baker of the WSJ he said he was convinced that the entire report shows a conspiracy from the highest levels of the FBI to commit a fraud on the FISA court and a violation of the civil rights of several people. He went on that people attack him because they think just because you politically dislike someone they can be indicted for a crime. He said the standard of "guilt beyond a reasonable doubt" before an indictment can be issued is a high bar. "These things take time", he said before smiling broadly.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jethro bo 12/10/2019 2:55:54 PM (No. 258131)
Strange. Barr is a 'Trump loyalist' but Tarmac Lynch and Gun Runner Holder were never thought to be Obambi loyalist. ONe wonders what is the difference?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: HotRod 12/10/2019 3:29:06 PM (No. 258161)
FTA: ''I don't know what report current Director of the FBI Christopher Wray was reading, but it sure wasn't the one given to me,' Trump tweeted Tuesday morning. 'With that kind of attitude, he will never be able to fix the FBI, which is badly broken despite having some of the greatest men & women working there!'' With that kind of statement, indicating lack of faith and trust, Wray has no choice but to resign. Think he'll take the hint, or wait to be fired?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Fasteddie 12/10/2019 5:49:47 PM (No. 258253)
It was funny watching CNN "reporters" clutch their pearls, fall on the floor and flop around when Barr used the word "spying."
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bad-hair 12/10/2019 6:47:41 PM (No. 258303)
Barr also used the words malfeasance, misfeasance, and bad faith. These are legal terms related to "intent" as in FISA court applications. I think (and pray) that there are a LOT of indictments coming down the road. These things take time.
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