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Posted By: Pluperfect, 12/11/2019 4:30:43 AM

Attorney General William Barr sat for an extended interview with NBC’s Pete Williams to discuss the findings in the Department of Justice Inspector General report released yesterday afternoon. NBC has cut the thing up in a couple of stories, but it has also posted the whole thing on YouTube (24-minute video below). Barr is familiar with the evidence gathered so far; he knows what he’s talking about. He understands that what we have staring us in the face is an unprecedented political scandal. He tentatively anticipates the criminal investigation reaching “a watershed” by late spring or early summer. I urge interested readers

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Reply 1 - Posted by: chumley 12/11/2019 4:41:18 AM (No. 258594)
Always soon. Always a few months away. Always a big fat disappointment that makes me doubt the integrity of those running it. So far everyone involved with these investigations has turned out to be a deep state hack. I dont blame the president. If all you have available is crooks, you have to hire a crook. At the same time, this Charlie Brown is tired of having the football yanked away. I'll believe it when I see it.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Red Jeep 12/11/2019 6:52:47 AM (No. 258653)
I want to see people arrested and cuffed, being led out of police cars to the courthouse holding newspapers over their faces, like in the old days. Until then all else is a big, "So what?"
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Reply 3 - Posted by: George R. 12/11/2019 7:01:16 AM (No. 258659)
I gotta ask why Barr hasn't investigated the complicit FISA Judges. Surely, without their complete involvement in the criminal behavior of there FBI, The Judges would have called he Attorneys who made the fraudulent case for the warrants, back into court to defend their criminal and treasonous actions.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: mobyclik 12/11/2019 7:14:31 AM (No. 258671)
I suppose if you want to look at the bright side of things, there's this FTA: ''He tentatively anticipates the criminal investigation reaching “a watershed” by late spring or early summer.'' Just as the campaigns are heating up. The corrupt so-called ''media'' have been spinning like tops saying this report PROVES the president is guilty of everything under the sun. Saw a few montages of these lying clowns from different networks and ALL using the exact same talking points. You want collusion???
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog 12/11/2019 7:28:31 AM (No. 258681)
The rationalizations by our own side do get tiresome. And contradictory. If we say 'nail them all' we are told it has to be a simultaneous raid like 'The Untouchables' and that we must wait. But in DC leaks are constant. There would literally be no way to keep the targets in the dark until the big move. If we say 'get them one by one' we are told that indicting small fry may be great sport but it doesn't get the big fish who may swim away (again). Corruption in DC is as common as traffic jams. What Barr et al don't understand is that many of us haven't seen effective prosecutions for obvious corruption and abuse of office since..what? ABSCAM? You get the odd moron who is sloppy with campaign finance but nobody in Congress wants finances to be examined for fear of destroying the whole rigged game. And once in a while a sicko like Katie Hill is bounced not for being a sicko but for being outed. What we've lived with for far too long is a bunch of people walking in circles around Everest talking about how big it is and how and why they might climb it. Yes, it's big. That shouldn't prevent taking the first steps now in order to reach the summit more quickly. On one level the denial is understandable. We watched Obama push the leftist agenda for 8 years in a typical ham-fisted Chicago Way. But even now some of his harshest critics don't seem to want to admit or focus on the reality that the 44th president did everything short of mobilizing troops to prevent the 45th president from running, campaigning, winning, holding office and executing that office. Frankly, any Barr/Durham product that doesn't name Obama will be terminally flawed, cowardly and quite obviously manipulated to avoid the political equivalent of nuclear war. But it's well past time for a Hiroshima.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 12/11/2019 7:31:27 AM (No. 258683)
Barr touches on a key point. This was a presidential candidate, then an elected president, then the president that they are spying on. This is an EXTRAORDINARY circumstance, deserving of the most careful and thorough consideration and professionalism. Yet, the whole affair is handled like the Keystone Kops are in charge. Horowitz says it is coincidental poor procedural work. Coordinated among all the various players? No one says, "Boy, we are on thin ice here. We better be extra careful to do it right.". Instead, the more likely explanation is that these people are SO determined to get Trump, as evidenced in their private communications, that they DELIBERATELY skirted all the procedures and rules that would have gotten in their way. Barr KNOWS this. He and Dunham are carefully building the EVIDENCE proving it. It seems that they have enough to be certain of it but are making sure everything is thoroughly done. Meanwhile, this has shown the worthlessness of IG investigations. If you want to know that the paper pushers are pushing the right papers, the IG is your guy. Beyond that, for malfeasance and deliberate misfeasance, the IG is useless. Some other type of review is needed. In addition, it seems Barr has come to the proven conclusion that the Steele Dossier is a garbage political document, something that was obvious to someone without bias. The FBI, if there is any competence in it at all, also HAD to know this. Yet, they repeatedly relied on it to justify their actions. There is NO WAY this was a procedural oops. This was a deliberate blindness to facts to fit their need to get Trump. They had to have support for their actions so they had to have "evidence" to support them. Voila, the dossier. In conclusion, Barr gets to another key point. The normal counter intelligence procedure would be to WARN Trump's campaign that the Russians were sniffing around. They warned the Russians to stop their activities but not Trump's people. Instead, they seem to have facilitated entrapments and fake interactions of Trump's people using US spy assets to do it. There were too many people involved and their actions all dovetailed to a singular purpose; stop Trump. It was deliberate and Hillary and BO and their minions were deeply in it. That makes it a conspiracy.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rinktum 12/11/2019 7:40:11 AM (No. 258693)
The American people are on edge like never before because we have seen enough evidence of unbelievable corruption by the democrats to make our blood boil. When you witness one democrat after another being ignored for criminal activity you become jaded and cynical. Many people believe the Republic has slipped away from us and what we are left with is a semblance of our former government run by a corrupt bureaucracy aided and abetted by even more corrupt politicians if that is even possible. There has been no agency or branch of government that has been unaffected by these miscreants. The corruption is so deep and wide that any attempt to root it out and restore the Republic is a massive and dangerous undertaking. If the President along with Barr, Durham and any other good guys they can scrounge up are successful in bringing down the evil that has taken hold of our government, they will have performed a righteous service that the country will not be able to repay. Pray that there are enough men and women of integrity left in this country to help restore the Republic from the fundamental transformation that the democrats have put into place. God bless them and keep them safe. This enemy is like no other we have faced in our history and they must be defeated. We have no other option but our victory and their defeat.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 12/11/2019 7:59:08 AM (No. 258700)
FTA - "He understands that what we have staring us in the face is an unprecedented political scandal. He tentatively anticipates the criminal investigation reaching “a watershed” by late spring or early summer." Glad to see that AG Barr is still full steam ahead on the case. Depending on what "a watershed" means, I don't see any indictments or prison terms being handed out yet until 2020 earliest. But, once this happens, I expect it will shake the entire soul of this nation. I remain concerned about the personal safety of Barr, Durham, and the President. May God continue to protect all three of them and their families.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 12/11/2019 8:03:10 AM (No. 258707)
I am hopeful because of two things: 1) there don't seem to be any leaks coming out of Durham or Barr, and 2) the president has yet to criticize Barr as he did Sessions. For my first point, remember back in the day when leaks were common when Dimms were being investigated. This conveniently allowed them to get their ducks in a row and get off scott free. That doesn't seem to be happening here. I will check my patience.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: grayjay 12/11/2019 8:11:52 AM (No. 258715)
First, we anxiously awaited the Hillary Clinton investigation. Then we held our breaths for the Mueller investigation. Then we waited for the "bombshell" IG report. Now Durham's criminal investigation will take care of it. Meanwhile, Trump will be impeached next week, McConnell won't allow a full trial in the Senate to defend Trump, and then on to 2020 election. I am so sick of all of this and don't even want to turn on the TV, to hear all the crooked media.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Paperpuncher 12/11/2019 8:20:47 AM (No. 258724)
1. Term limits 2. Congress critters can legally engage in insider trading. You or I go to prison for that. It needs to be changed. 3. Federal work force could be cut in half and would not effect anything. Yesterdays parade of dems saying no one is above the law is comical at best. The view of seeing Pelosi, Nadler and pencil neck Schiff standing there saying it with (of all people) Maxine Waters standing behind them just make you want to puke!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Chuzzles 12/11/2019 8:53:02 AM (No. 258762)
I know people are frustrated, but they need to remember something. Barr got a very late start at the job, and he had to clean up Session's mess along with doing the regular job he signed on for. I think a number of Swamp critters need to be very uncomfortable right now. Barr is old school Law. So I am willing to give him the time to make his cases, and I think he has just about finished. Hence his public appearances recently. The desperate attempts by the bi-coastal House marxists running the current circus to deflect attention kind of proves that.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: gone2pot 12/11/2019 8:55:44 AM (No. 258769)
Well, unlike a Republican senator like Ms Graham, he's not an IDIOT full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Chuzzles 12/11/2019 8:56:47 AM (No. 258771)
Oops. Somebody elsewhere made a great point regarding why Trump is waiting. It could be that Trump and Barr are waiting until enough court districts have been flipped. Well guess what? A whole bunch have been totally flipped conservative, and that could be why Barr and Trump are ramping up the pressure. I am hoping that Wray gets booted sometime before the end of the month. He is one who deserves it. We get one shot at these people, and Old School Barr is going to make the most airtight case he can make. I am willing to give him some time. Remember, he got a very late start to the game, thanks to Grassley and the Uniparty protecting Sessions.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: starboard 12/11/2019 9:11:36 AM (No. 258786)
Great posts! Just received "Inside Trumps White House" by Doug Wead. If you have a chance, try to view his interview with The Epoch Times on You Tube. Wead is a positive voice with much to say about who he thinks is the greatest president of our time. When President Trump came to the White House, it was infested with Obama holdovers and leaking like a sieve. They took advantage of him being a greenhorn to politics and Washington. With everything he's been through from day one, the man is still fighting and standing tall. I watched him at his rally in Hershey PA last night. He's relentless in his pursuit to putting America First and helping the forgotten men and women of this country. When you see him among the crowds of the people versus the filthy Washington elites, it reminds you of biblical times and the Romans. Everything that's happening now happened before. We have a strong warrior at the helm fighting for us. He was sent to help right this magnificent ship of OURS (not theirs) and deserves all our support. My assessment of the the impeachment is it will be dismissed in the senate. No trial. McConnell knows what he's doing to save the senate. This means Joe bag-of-donuts Biden and his son will get off. That will happen in short order. Then we start the new year with the Durham report. That will be MOAB we've been waiting for. Rest assured, Durham and Barr will follow the law to the letter and there will be indictments.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: bpl40 12/11/2019 9:34:33 AM (No. 258812)
This is what it looks like, almost coordinated - probably is : 1. McConnell toys with the trial like a cat with a dying mouse till late spring/early summer 2. Duo of Crazy Bernie and the Cherokee Princess is locked up in the Senate trial 3. Little Mike and Creepy Joe battle it out for the nomination 4. Trump gets handed two weapons - Senate acquittal and the Barr/Durham report 5. After Ukraine revelations Joe collapses. Little Mike is the nominee. The Left takes its ball and goes home 6.Trump signs a deal with Xi. Economy goes on after burners. 7.The rest will be like water flowing downhill. Somewhere in the middle Ruthie Ginsberg will croak. Amy Barrett will be nominated to the SCOTUS immediately. Order lots of pop corn!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: udanja99 12/11/2019 9:53:59 AM (No. 258854)
From your keyboard to God’s ears, #1!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Arby 12/11/2019 10:17:08 AM (No. 258899)
The AG helps me sleep better at night, knowing that there is an adult in the room, calling attention to the obvious and not wavering under criticism. I think he's going to need a new FBI director, however. Wray looks like a bureaucrat straight from central casting. We need a fighter in that role. Trey Gowdy?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: bigfatslob 12/11/2019 10:19:18 AM (No. 258903)
I'm getting old and might not be around to see how Barr and Durham's slow moving 'watershed' turns out or our dear Republic turned into a communist country. Just for one morning I would like to wake up and find a General Flynn type raid has taken place on Comey, Brennan and Ohr just for starters then I could pass happily away. I know it all has to be thorough to win convictions but for now I'll only believe it when I see it.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: BigTimeTrumper 12/11/2019 10:20:35 AM (No. 258907)
These crooked clowns in the Senate CANNOT afford to have Joe Biden, quite possibly the dumbest bas... on the planet testify lest he blurt out in a fit of truthfulness that Miss Lindsay...Marco Cubio... and a few other Reubs were all up to their eyeballs in the McCain mutiny in Ukraine...REMEMBER McCain is the bas... who couldn't wait to retrieve the phony Steele documents and we have plenty of photos of him, Mistress Lindsay and Little Marco arm in arm with the leaders of ISIS, an organization they, oBAMA AND kILLARY created...Lindsay is head of Senate Judiciary Committee precisely to protect McCains phony reputation and the corruption of half the Repub Senators complicit in the money lauNdering between US international and military policies AND EXPENDITURES and their own heavily inflated bank accounts....hOW DID OBAMA BUY THAT LATEST MANSION...he went into the presiduncy...Broke!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: donnaclaire 12/11/2019 11:15:56 AM (No. 258976)
Thank God for William Barr, and for people like him who support and recognize - and fight for - 'truth, fairness and respect for our laws'. I was incensed this morning to watch Chris Wallace declare that 'this' AG - Bill Barr - is on 'Trump's side', and likening him to Robert Kennedy for JFK and Holder who had 'Obama's back' - so to speak. No, Mr. Wallace, you are dead wrong; AG Barr is not on Trump's side - he on the side of 'the rule of law' in America.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: stablemoney 12/11/2019 11:17:10 AM (No. 258980)
The interviewer asked Barr if he is going to investigate Biden. Barr replied he is not going to investigate political disputes. So there is the answer. Barr isn't going to do anything.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: DVC 12/11/2019 11:33:28 AM (No. 259005)
I watched this interview, found on a different link, but it is worth spending time on. AG Barr is not fooled, and he understands the general outlines of why this has been an entirely corrupt, criminal job against the President. I only hope that Durham is going to start putting out indictment. But, I think that Rush's comments may be on target on this timing issue. No need to hurry, this will naturally play out to start indicting people about the time folks start pay actual attention to the Presidential and Congressional races next summer. I expect that late spring, through the summer will be "a hot time" for many of the traitorous Deep State criminals of the FBI, CIA and DoJ.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: lindaluka 12/11/2019 12:09:57 PM (No. 259061)
How about...from your keyboard to God's eyes, #16!!
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Reply 25 - Posted by: weejun 12/11/2019 1:50:43 PM (No. 259154)
Amen, #7. How far will leftists push us deplorables before there is a REAL pushback? And, #1, I, too, have just about given up any hope for justice. For the long term, he civil service rules should be amended to put these people in the same jeopardy as the rest of the working population. Regarding Congress, there has never been a stronger case for term limits, and I don't understand why the American people aren't demanding a constitutional amendment to affect this change in the legislature (it is clear the Founding Fathers did not want elected positions to be so lucrative that those who won them would spend most of their time ensuring they get re-elected, and this goes for BOTH sides of the aisle).
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Kafka2 12/11/2019 3:23:29 PM (No. 259266)
It may be just a case of hope springs eternal, but I have some hope for Bar delivering on Deep State indictments. If he doesn't, the Deep State will believe they can do anything to us Deplorables. Heaven help us.!
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Clinger 12/11/2019 4:12:08 PM (No. 259286)
Pray that Barr and Durham don't commit suicide or perish in a fiery aviation accident. Wonderful comments!
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Lisa Page sued the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Tuesday, over DOJ leadership's decision to leak text messages with her FBI lover Peter Strzok to the press. In a 23-page court filing, Page's attorneys spell out how on December 12, 2017, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions' spokeswoman invited reporters to the Department of Justice's headquarters after normal business hours and showed them the texts. This release led to years of 'demeaning' tweets from President Trump, forced Page into therapy and left her looking for work, the lawsuit said.
'This is a lie. Nothing like this ever happened':
Ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page tears into
Trump claim
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Posted by MDConservative 12/12/2019 9:58:57 AM Post Reply
Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page said President Donald Trump lied about her and former FBI agent Peter Strzok during his rally Tuesday night in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where he once again mocked and derided the pair for disparaging remarks they made about him in text messages. At the rally, Trump claimed, without evidence, that Page had taken out a restraining order against Strzok. "That's what I heard. I don't know," Trump said. "This is a lie," Page said in a tweet responding to a clip of Trump's comments.
San Francisco’s ‘poor street conditions’
a factor in city’s loss of $64M
Oracle tech conference: reports
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Posted by MissMolly 12/11/2019 4:06:16 AM Post Reply
Oracle, a major Silicon Valley tech company, will move its annual OpenWorld conference to Las Vegas next year – over concerns about San Francisco’s hotel rates and the city’s “poor street conditions,” according to reports. The loss of OpenWorld, which has been held in San Francisco for about 20 years, is raising new concerns about whether the city’s struggles with homelessness, open drug use and street violence may be scaring off tourism and other business, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. “For the industry, for the city, to have a major conference leave us impacts all of us,” Kevin Carroll, chief executive
Republicans consider skipping witnesses
in Trump impeachment trial
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Posted by earlybird 12/11/2019 6:55:36 PM Post Reply
Senate Republicans are weighing a speedy impeachment trial that could include no witnesses for President Trump’s legal team or for House Democrats. The discussions come as the House is moving forward with articles of impeachment against Trump, teeing up a trial in the Senate that would start in January. The White House has indicated publicly that it has a wish list of potential witnesses, including House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Hunter Biden and the whistleblower who sparked the impeachment inquiry. But Republican senators, including Trump allies and members of leadership, appear reluctant to drag themselves through a drawn-out trial with messy procedural votes when the outcome appears pre-baked.
Navy suspends all training for Saudi
students in U.S. after Pensacola shooting
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Posted by Pluperfect 12/11/2019 4:49:41 AM Post Reply
The Pentagon on Tuesday suspended all training of Saudi military officers training in the U.S. as it launched a wide-ranging review Tuesday evening in the wake of a deadly shooting over the weekend at a base in Pensacola, Florida that claimed the lives of three U.S. sailors. All operational training of Saudi nationals who are in programs at U.S. military facilities will be halted immediately, and the review will limit their training to classroom-based only, said a top Pentagon official on a Tuesday evening call with reporters. The FBI identified the shooter as 21-year-old Mohammed Alshamrani, 21, a 2nd lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force
Oakland official wants to house 1,000
homeless people on a cruise ship as
California cities struggle to grapple with
the homelessness crisis
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Posted by Imright 12/12/2019 4:27:20 PM Post Reply
A San Francisco Bay Area city official wants to explore the possibility of using a cruise ship to house up to 1,000 homeless people as the state continues to struggle with the homelessness crisis. Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan told a council meeting on Tuesday that the ship would be brought to the Port of Oakland, but port officials said Wednesday the move would be 'untenable'. 'We respect President Kaplan's desire to address homelessness but Port of Oakland docks are designed to work
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