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Democrats' shit hitting fan?
« on: May 13, 2019, 09:55:47 PM »
About time.
Barr Assigns U.S. Attorney in Connecticut to Review Origins of Russia Inquiry


Attorney General William Barr has reportedly assigned a federal prosecutor in Connecticut to examine the origins of the investigation into Russian election interference and alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

The New York Times, citing two people familiar with the matter, reported on Monday night that John H. Durham, U.S. attorney in Connecticut, had been tapped by Barr to look into the probe's inception. The newspaper reported the inquiry is the third publicly known investigation focused on the FBI's counterintelligence probe of the Trump campaign.

DOJ inspector general Michael E. Horowitz is reviewing how investigators used wiretap applications and informants, as well as whether political bias motivated decision making.

John W. Huber, the United States attorney in Utah, is also examining aspects of the investigation.

A spokesman for Durham's office and the Department of Justice (DOJ) declined a request for comment from The Times. DOJ did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.

Durham was nominated by Trump in 2017 and has served as a lawyer within the Justice Department for nearly 40 years, according to The Times. He has a history of performing special investigations.

Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey assigned Durham to conduct a probe of the Central Intelligence Agency in 2008 over the agency destroying videotapes that showed terrorism suspects being tortured.



Bloomberg News reported in April that Barr had formed a team to review the actions of the Justice Department and FBI leading up to the Russia investigation. He told Congress around that time that he was reviewing" the conduct of the investigation and trying to get my arms around all the aspects of the counterintelligence investigation that was conducted during the summer of 2016."

He also testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee that he believed "spying" took place.

"But the question is whether it was adequately predicated and I'm not suggesting it wasn't adequately predicated, but I need to explore that," he said.

FBI Director Christopher Wray said last week that he wouldn't use "spying" to describe lawful investigative activities taken up by the FBI.

Durham's new assignment comes just weeks after the Justice Department released special counsel Robert Mueller's report, which detailed the findings of his 22-month investigation into President Trump.

Mueller's investigation did not uncover evidence to conclude that a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Moscow took place. But the report noted that Mueller could not come to a conclusive determination in regards to whether the president obstructed justice.

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Re: Democrats' shit hitting fan?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 01:14:21 PM »
Looking forward to the results of the investigation.   What we're going to find is Donald Trump hired criminals who were conspiring with Russians during the campaign, and the FBI rightly opened a counter intelligence investigation into that.   
absolutely nothing will be found.

there is nothing to be found.

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Re: Democrats' shit hitting fan?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 01:23:56 PM »
absolutely nothing will be found.

there is nothing to be found.

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Re: Democrats' shit hitting fan?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 08:41:02 PM »
The Trump Russian Connection:

"absolutely nothing will be found.
there is nothing to be found."
Hurricanehook~ June 2017

"absolutely nothing was found.
there was nothing to be found."
Hurricanehook ~May 2019


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Re: Democrats' shit hitting fan?
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 10:03:10 PM »
The Trump Russian Connection:

"absolutely nothing will be found.
there is nothing to be found."
Hurricanehook~ June 2017

"absolutely nothing was found.
there was nothing to be found."
Hurricanehook ~May 2019

Actually, if you read even the redacted Mueller report, quite a lot was found - including several actions by Trump that would likely have gotten him indicted for obstruction of justice were it not for the office he occupies.

One problem in assessing what has or has not been found is that Trump's personality cult keeps moving the goalposts. First, there was "no attempt by the Russians to affect the outcome of the election". When that transparent lie could no longer be defended with a straight face, it became "no one involved in the campaign colluded with the Russians". When that claim went out the window, they changed it to "Trump had no knowledge of any collusion". If enough witnesses are willing to come forward, despite Trump's alternating threats and implied promises of pardons, that claim will go away, too.
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Re: Democrats' shit hitting fan?
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2019, 10:31:12 PM »
There's no obstruction when there was no crime committed in the first place.   Dont' go here.  It will backfire on the left. 

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Re: Democrats' shit hitting fan?
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2019, 09:34:48 AM »
There's no obstruction when there was no crime committed in the first place. 

False.
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Re: Democrats' shit hitting fan?
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2019, 10:06:38 AM »
Actually, if you read even the redacted Mueller report, quite a lot was found - including several actions by Trump that would likely have gotten him indicted for obstruction of justice were it not for the office he occupies.

One problem in assessing what has or has not been found is that Trump's personality cult keeps moving the goalposts. First, there was "no attempt by the Russians to affect the outcome of the election". When that transparent lie could no longer be defended with a straight face, it became "no one involved in the campaign colluded with the Russians". When that claim went out the window, they changed it to "Trump had no knowledge of any collusion". If enough witnesses are willing to come forward, despite Trump's alternating threats and implied promises of pardons, that claim will go away, too.

Actually, the report did not have any criminal referrals relating to Trump, his campaign or any Americans conspiring with the Russians
to interfere and influence the election.
Nothing was found to be true in regards to the original accusation.
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Re: Democrats' shit hitting fan?
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2019, 11:02:17 AM »
Actually, the report did not have any criminal referrals relating to Trump, his campaign or any Americans conspiring with the Russians
to interfere and influence the election.
Nothing was found to be true in regards to the original accusation.

"[T]he investigation established that the Russian government perceived it would benefit from a Trump presidency and worked to secure that outcome, and that the campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts..."
absolutely nothing will be found.

there is nothing to be found.

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Re: Democrats' shit hitting fan?
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2019, 11:36:48 AM »
There's no obstruction when there was no crime committed in the first place.   Dont' go here.  It will backfire on the left.

Trump didn't just obstruct the investigation into his own campaign, he obstructed the investigation of crimes committed by Russia, because those crimes were in support of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.


absolutely nothing will be found.

there is nothing to be found.

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Re: Democrats' shit hitting fan?
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2019, 01:43:10 PM »
you guys...you poor poor hate filled, deluded guys.  WHY do you hate this guy so much?   ONLY BECAUSE your democrat cheer leaders tell you to.  that's why.

Try thinking with that slushy thing you have in your head bone.  Would ya?

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Re: Democrats' shit hitting fan?
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2019, 03:36:22 PM »
you guys...you poor poor hate filled, deluded guys.  WHY do you hate this guy so much?   ONLY BECAUSE your democrat cheer leaders tell you to.  that's why.

Try thinking with that slushy thing you have in your head bone.  Would ya?

My main reasons for hating on Trump is he is a racist, a criminal, a con-man, a liar and a traitor (in no particular order).

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Re: Democrats' shit hitting fan?
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2019, 05:25:51 PM »
My main reasons for hating on Trump is he is a racist, a criminal, a con-man, a liar and a traitor (in no particular order).

yeesss.  I notice.  How delicate your sensibilities became AFTER the Clintons and the Obamas. 

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Re: Democrats' shit hitting fan?
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Re: Democrats' shit hitting fan?
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2019, 06:14:52 PM »
absolutely nothing will be found.

there is nothing to be found.