One Fox News analyst believes that, in his recent interview, Attorney General William Barr essentially confirmed that legal action — criminal legal action, no less — is about to be taken against key players in the Russian collusion hoax.
According to the Washington Examiner, Fox legal analyst Gregg Jarrett argued that Barr “tipped his hand” in the ongoing Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into the origins of the Russia investigation.
This all stems back to an interview Barr recently did with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham in which he said that U.S. Attorney John Durham, the man Barr put in charge of the investigation, has found evidence that points to “something far more troubling” than “just mistakes or sloppiness.”
“My own view is that the evidence shows that we’re not dealing with just mistakes or sloppiness,” Barr told Ingraham. “There is something far more troubling here, and we’re going to get to the bottom of it. And if people broke the law, and we can establish that with the evidence, they will be prosecuted.”
Barr continued: “[Durham] is looking to bring to justice people who are engaged in abuses if he can show that they were criminal violations, and that’s what the focus is on. And as you know, being a lawyer you yourself, building these cases — especially the kinds of sprawling case we have between us that went on for two or three years here — it takes some time — it takes some time to build the case. So, he’s diligently pursuing it.”
Such language stands in sharp contrast to that of DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who, in his report on the origins of the Russia investigation, found that the FBI opened the investigation in compliance with its policies. Perhaps it is for this reason that Barr said that Durham isn’t really looking to produce a report — but to hold wrongdoers accountable.
“I think a report may be and probably will be a byproduct of his activity but his primary focus isn’t to prepare a report,” Barr said. “He is looking to bring to justice people who were engaged in abuses if he can show that they were criminal violations and that’s what the focus is on.”
What of it?
Jarrett sat down with Fox News host Sean Hannity to discuss the Barr interview this week, and, according to Jarrett, it tells us a lot.
“[Barr] said this is more than mistakes and sloppiness,” said Jarrett. “This was sabotage against the president.”
“I don’t think he would have said that unless he was briefed about the evidence gathered by John Durham,” Jarrett reasoned. “So, potentially, you’re looking at abuse of power, deprivation of rights under color of law, fraud, perjury, and false statements.”
Durham’s investigation, remember, has been turned into a criminal one, meaning that he can summon a grand jury and indict people on criminal charges. According to the latest, Durham has really been focusing on former CIA Director John Brennan.
Let’s hope that those who acted against President Trump are finally going to be held accountable, and soon.