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Hang on, folks - it’s about to get exciting.
“Mr. Barr’s reliance on Mr. Durham, a widely respected and veteran prosecutor who has investigated C.I.A. torture and broken up Mafia rings, could help insulate the attorney general from accusations that he is doing the president’s bidding and putting politics above justice.”
KEY QUOTE: “It was not clear what potential crime Mr. Durham is investigating, nor when the criminal investigation was prompted. A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment.”
Also important as they try to diminish: “Federal investigators need only a “reasonable indication” that a crime has been committed to open an investigation, a much lower standard than the probable cause required to obtain search warrants.”
We learned from the transcript of Baker before the House that Durham started much earlier- in at least October of 2018: “Mr. Barr began the administrative review of the Russia investigation in May, saying that he had conversations with intelligence and law enforcement...” (cont)
officials that led him to believe that the F.B.I. acted improperly, if not unlawfully.
Brennan and Clapper in trouble: The F.B.I. did not use information from the C.I.A. in opening the Russia investigation, former American officials said. But agents’ views on Russia’s election interference operation crystallized by mid-August, after the C.I.A. director..” (cont)
John O. Brennan shared information with Comey about it”
“The C.I.A. did contribute heavily to the intelligence community’s assessment in early 2017 that Russia interfered in the 2016 election and tried to tip it in Mr. Trump’s favor, and law enforcement officials...” (cont)
“later used those findings to bolster their application for a wiretap on a Trump campaign adviser, Carter Page”
The NY Times is having a hard time minimizing the severity of what is incoming. Sources have confirmed a wave of incoming criminal indictments.
Want to clarify that the tweet above did NOT come from the Times piece - that was my tweet from my sources.
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