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Sun Oct 6, 2019, 10:06 AM

Barr's review of Russia investigation wins Trump's favor. Those facing scrutiny suspect he's chasing

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/barrs-review-of-the-russia-investigation-has-won-trumps-favor-but-some-facing-scrutiny-suspect-hes-chasing-conspiracy-theories/2019/10/05/cea0f994-e612-11e9-a331-2df12d56a80b_story.html

Barr’s review of Russia investigation wins Trump’s favor. Those facing scrutiny suspect he’s chasing conspiracy theories.

By Matt Zapotosky, Josh Dawsey, Shane Harris and Rosalind S. Helderman

Oct. 6, 2019 at 9:34 a.m. EDT

Attorney General William P. Barr has taken an interest in a mysterious European professor whose conversation with an adviser to President Trump’s 2016 campaign helped launch the FBI investigation into possible coordination with Russia — and who has since become the focal point of an unproven conservative theory that the entire inquiry was a setup, people familiar with the matter said.

Those involved in the FBI investigation said they are mystified by the attorney general’s activities and interest in the professor, Joseph Mifsud, and they suspect that Barr might be using Justice Department resources to validate conjecture that Mifsud was deployed against a Trump adviser by Western intelligence to manufacture a basis to investigate the campaign.

“It just seems like they’re doing everything they can to delegitimize the origins of that investigation,” said one person involved the Russia probe, who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the politically sensitive matter that is still being reviewed. “I just don’t think there’s any real basis to disparage it.”

But Barr’s inquiry has heartened Trump and his conservative allies. Trump, who at times has inquired about the origins of the Russia investigation and the professor in particular, has bragged that Barr will get to the bottom of the case and is doing a good job as the country’s top law enforcement official, a White House official said.

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He should be the first one removed, ASAP.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 10:17 AM

1. Why are we paying for this low-life scumbag to be Trump's personal protector?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 10:23 AM

2. The main objective is to absolve Russia and lift sanctions by laying blame on

Ukraine. They created a storyline and are trying to manipulate or manufacture anything that they can to present it as evidence.

The smearing of Biden and his son is a peripheral issue for this propaganda machine. A bonus gift to Trump campaign.

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Response to blm (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 10:40 AM

5. This is exactly it, absolve russia and get sanctions lifted

Barr was hired to protect trump and russia at all costs.


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Response to blm (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 10:53 AM

7. Exactly.

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Response to blm (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 11:07 AM

9. we have to keep our eye on the ball.

this whole thing was about russian sanctions, and it still is.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 11:19 AM

11. Starting to see that making it about Biden was a benefit to their

Add-on an antiBiden-angle strategy. Now they get to use it to distract media and excite their base and, cause a rift in Dem party.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 10:25 AM

3. "Putin told me to discredit everyone who exposed Russian interference in our elections!"

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 10:52 AM

6. He is fabricating a smear on Mueller and his own agency to validate Trump's election.

Revising history totalitarian dictatorship style.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 10:59 AM

8. The full unredacted Mueller Report must have some damning info

Have we ever had an AG head off around the world to personally try to vindicate a president? What the fuck!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 11:10 AM

10. And note he's only traveling to autocratic leaning countries

Italy, the UK, Australia, countries whose leaders are corrupt enough to help fabricate pieces of whatever report it is he's putting together.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 02:25 PM

12. Channeling John Mitchell

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 02:35 PM

13. so Bolshevik Barr joins TrumPutin and Moscow Mitch to wreck democracy

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