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Tue Jul 9, 2019, 09:48 AM

Barr offers yet another slanted quote about the Russia investigation

The Fix Analysis

By Aaron Blake
July 9 at 8:36 AM

Attorney General William P. Barr has been a skeptic about the origins of the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election since even before the Nunes memo. And on Monday, he offered yet another curious comment framing the whole thing in a pretty pro-Trump and anti-FBI way.

In an interview with the New York Times, Barr explained the questions he wants the investigation of the investigators to answer. Pay close attention to the second sentence.

"What we’re looking at is: What was the predicate for conducting a counterintelligence investigation on the Trump campaign?” Barr said. “How did the bogus narrative begin that Trump was essentially in cahoots with Russia to interfere with the U.S. election?”

First, we could deal with the reasons the FBI might have legitimately suspected or at least wanted to investigate a potential Trump campaign conspiracy with Russians. They included:

A Trump campaign adviser (George Papadopoulos) telling a foreign diplomat that Russia had dirt on Clinton.

Trump hiring a campaign adviser (Michael Flynn) who attended a dinner with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump hiring a campaign adviser with Russian ties (Carter Page).

Trump hiring a campaign chairman (Paul Manafort) who worked for a Russia-allied president of Ukraine.

Trump himself asking the Russians, publicly, to hack opponent Hillary Clinton’s emails, after we learned Russia had already done something similar with other Democrats.


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DonViejo Jul 9 OP
Faux pas Jul 9 #1

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Tue Jul 9, 2019, 10:58 AM

1. A lying a-hole

covering another lying a-hole's ass.

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