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Thu Dec 5, 2019, 11:24 AM

it's hard to overstate how large the Horowitz and Durham investigations loom in the right-wing mind

Bill Barr’s Own Top Investigator Privately Says Right-wing Conspiracy about the Russia Probe Is Baseless: Report
https://www.alternet.org/2019/12/bill-barrs-own-top-investigator-privately-says-right-wing-conspiracy-about-the-russia-probe-is-baseless-report/

John Durham, the U.S. attorney picked by Attorney General Bill Barr, has privately said that he has no evidence to support the right-wing conspiracy theory that the Russia investigation was an intelligence community plot to take down President Donald Trump, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

Barr, who chose Durham to oversee a review of the origins of the investigation that has become a criminal probe, has fanned the flames of the conspiracy theories about Russia probe. His public comments have suggested he gives credence to claims made by Trump and many right-wing media figures that the whole investigation was an illegitimate effort to undermine the president. This theory has always been wildly far-fetched, but it’s been treated as received wisdom in some corners by Trump defenders.

Recent reports have suggested, though, that a forthcoming report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will refute the conspiracists and say the investigation was opened appropriately (though it will reportedly find some sloppiness and minor wrongdoing on the part of FBI officials). Following these reports, the Post found that Barr is prepared to dispute this key conclusion from Horowitz, adding to the perception that Barr is a partisan hitman trying to confirm Trump’s preconceived notions.

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It cautions, though, that Horowitz’s report is not yet final and the Post has not seen the draft report.

For those not tuned in to conservative media, it’s hard to overstate how large the Horowitz and Durham investigations loom in the right-wing mind. A minor event on Wednesday gave just one indication of the build-up: During the House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment proceedings, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) suggested that the release of Horowitz’s report could provide grounds to impeach former President Barack Obama.

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Reply it's hard to overstate how large the Horowitz and Durham investigations loom in the right-wing mind (Original post)
dajoki Dec 2019 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2019 #1
mr_lebowski Dec 2019 #3
cilla4progress Dec 2019 #6
Beaverhausen Dec 2019 #7
Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2019 #2
mr_lebowski Dec 2019 #4
Mike 03 Dec 2019 #5
kentuck Dec 2019 #8
dajoki Dec 2019 #12
2naSalit Dec 2019 #9
VOX Dec 2019 #10
Wellstone ruled Dec 2019 #11
Hermit-The-Prog Dec 2019 #13

Response to dajoki (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 11:28 AM

1. Wait, what? Did that idiot Gaetz say *Obama* should be impeached?

I don’t think former presidents can be impeached retroactively.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 11:31 AM

3. He did suggest it was a possibility, yup (nt)

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 11:36 AM

6. Right wing

wet dream.

This IG etc. report is unsurprising but wonderful result.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 11:40 AM

7. OH yes, the magats on social media can't wait for this report

They think Obama, Hillary et al will be in prison soon.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 11:30 AM

2. Will Barr pull another stunt with a sham press conference ahead of the report?

Misstating the facts to make them sound more favorable to Trump?

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 11:32 AM

4. Safe bet that he will do exactly that, yup ...

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 11:33 AM

5. William Barr is incredibly dangerous. No doubt he'll do to these reports what

he did to Robert Mueller's report. It's actually insane, but he'll do it for the Fox News crowd.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 11:43 AM

8. Indeed. They put a lot of eggs in this basket.

They truly believe they will uncover the criminal acts of the Democrats and the "Deep State".

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Response to kentuck (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 02:27 PM

12. I don't know what they believe...

nor do I care. They will lie, cheat, steal and spread as much nonsense as they can whether they believe it or not.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 12:19 PM

9. K&R

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 12:25 PM

10. Matt Gaetz would have been right at home in Germany, c. 1933...

Even his Teutonic name fits. No lie is too big, no travesty too small for this Trump company man.

He is a tool among tools.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 01:15 PM

11. And we thought a

 

Ed Meese would not happen again in American Politics,well,boy did we miss that call. This POS Barr took it to a higher level of Criminality within the DOJ. It has been the goal of the Federest's to achieve this for decades.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 04:37 PM

13. until the report comes out, there is time to distort it and perception of it

Barr's Dirt Services can dig it up, make it up, or bury it, as needed to maintain power.

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