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originally posted by: carewemust
Attorney General Barr is in a position to take in information from both the Inspector General's report on FISA Abuse, and Prosecutor John Durham's investigation of why the Intelligence Community spied on the Trump campaign.
Here is a summary of what he seems to be concluding:
Source = WaPo 11.5.2019 (May not be clickable): www.washingtonpost.com... a-8bab-0fc209e065a8_story.html
“I believe there is a basis for my concern, but I’m not going to discuss the basis for my concern,” he said, adding that he did not understand why, if intelligence officials thought Russian figures posed a danger to a U.S. election, they did not warn the campaign about specific risks.
“If I were attorney general and that situation came up, I would say, ‘Yes, brief the target of the foreign espionage activity,’ ” Barr said.
“It’s a serious red line that’s been crossed. . . . These counterintelligence activities that were directed at the Trump campaign were not done in the normal course and not through the normal procedures as a far as I can tell,” Barr said.
“Republics have fallen because of Praetorian Guard mentality where government officials get very arrogant, they identify the national interest with their own political preferences and they feel that anyone who has a different opinion, you know, is somehow an enemy of the state,” he said.