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Mon Jul 27, 2020, 02:34 AM

Barr continues his retaliation against Trump critics, this time outing a Russia-linked FBI source

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/7/26/1963955/-Barr-continues-his-retaliation-against-Trump-critics-this-time-outing-a-Russia-linked-FBI-source

Hunter Daily Kos Staff Sunday July 26, 2020 ·

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The Washington Post reports on a new instance, in which Barr ordered the declassification of a document last week that, upon delivery to senator and fellow corruption-enabler Lindsey Graham, within days resulted in the public outing of a secret FBI source. The reason? That source was one who compiled information for the now-infamous "dossier" collecting rumors and leads on Donald Trump's dealings inside Russia, and we can presume the outing of this confidential source is in keeping with Barr's brazenly public campaign of retaliation against those who investigated the connections between Russian election interference, in 2016, and Trump's campaign.

Also in keeping with this administration's fascist tendencies, whether this campaign of Trump-friendly declassifications results in people getting killed seems immaterial to Barr.

Igor Danchenko was, until last week, a source who used his Russian and Ukrainian contacts to pass information back to former British spy Christopher Steele, information that would be included in what is now known as the "Steele dossier" on Trump-Russia rumors. He spoke to the FBI, says the Post, on condition of secrecy to protect his foreign sources and his family from harm—a reasonable demand given the Putin government's ongoing assassinations of Putin critics, journalists, and suspected spies.

While the FBI did redact Danchenko's name from the material given to Graham, the surrounding text gave enough information to swiftly expose both Danchenko and at least one of his own alleged sources.

This seemingly intentional Barr "screw-up", compromising promised anonymity to informants for the sake of discrediting the Robert Mueller investigation into Russian election hacking in particular, is part of a continued string of actions by an attorney general seemingly far more vested in punishing enemies than protecting national interests. It's not hard to guess how the public identification of once-secret FBI sources will impact the willingness of future sources to come forward, especially if those sources have information about Donald Trump in particular.

Then again, that is almost certainly the intent.
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Response to diva77 (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 02:37 AM

1. Bastard!!

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Response to diva77 (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 04:20 AM

2. After his trial I hope Barr is hung for his crimes.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 04:55 AM

4. *hanged

he's probably hung like a mouse

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Response to diva77 (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 04:23 AM

3. K&R, Barr is working for Russia...too. I'm 100% convinced of it now, that makes sense. Barr's their

... idiot along with Trump.

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 05:48 AM

5. I agree!

They likely have tapes on him and/or his father abusing underage kids , and has him compromised, and how Epstein got his cushy job at Barr's fathers school to recruit more from. Likely why Barr the AG job now too. Hope I live long enough to see him punished .

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 08:48 AM

9. Yeah he's all up in there with a bunch of them (including Donoghue)

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Response to diva77 (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 06:35 AM

6. How many trump admin officials will seek asylum in Russia after the Nov 3rd landslide?

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Response to diva77 (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 08:06 AM

7. Where's Igor?

Last edited Mon Jul 27, 2020, 01:16 PM - Edit history (2)

Asked Vlad.

I believe revealing "sources and methods" can be prosecuted.


"Intentional" suggests not only vengeance but global intimidation that would discourage others from talking to U.S. intelligence. Vlad says спасибо.

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Response to diva77 (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 08:43 AM

8. The F.B.I. Pledged to Keep a Source Anonymous. Trump Allies Aided His ...

The F.B.I. Pledged to Keep a Source Anonymous. Trump Allies Aided His ...
www.nytimes.com
2 days ago · Trump Allies Aided His Unmasking. ... week after Attorney General William P. Barr directed the F.B.I. to ... The Steele dossier played no role in the F.B.I.'s opening of ...

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/25/us/politics/igor-danchenko-steele-dossier.amp.html

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 12:29 PM

13. Thanks for posting this -- had not seen it previously.

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Response to diva77 (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 12:31 PM

14. I wanted to post it yesterday but as I couldn't open the link cuz paywall

.... I felt funny.

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Response to diva77 (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 08:53 AM

10. Hey Barr, guess what?

YOU are not anonymous.

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Response to diva77 (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 09:58 AM

11. How can he be allowed to remain in power? Its become ridiculous.

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Response to diva77 (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 12:16 PM

12. Outing CIA agents, outing FBI informants - Repubs just don't care about norms

and safety for anyone but themselves. This level of selfishness harms the country, not just the individual who is the target of petty payback.

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