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Barr's Review of FBI `Spying' on Trump Campaign Has a Wide Reach
(Bloomberg) -- Attorney General William Barr has begun to fill in details on his controversial pledge to investigate whether the FBI and Justice Department engaged in improper "spying" on the Trump campaign in 2016.

In a contentious hearing this week on Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, Democrats accused Barr of sounding like President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer. But some Republicans encouraged him to lay out the contours of the nascent surveillance probe that he made clear is among his top priorities.

Barr told the Senate Judiciary panel that he has assembled a team to determine whether there was any improper "spying" on the Trump campaign in 2016, including whether intelligence collection began earlier than previously known and how many confidential informants the FBI used. He also suggested his focus was on senior leaders at the FBI and Justice Department at the time.

"To the extent there was overreach, what we have to be concerned about is a few people at the top getting it into their heads that they know better than the American people," Barr said.

His review also will examine whether a dossier that included salacious accusations against Trump was fabricated by the Russian government to dupe U.S. intelligence agencies and the FBI, Barr told the Senate panel on Wednesday.

"We now know that he was being falsely accused," Barr said of Trump. "We have to stop using the criminal justice process as a political weapon."

Mueller’s report didn’t say there were false accusations against Trump. It said the evidence of cooperation between the campaign and Russia "was not sufficient to support criminal charges." Investigators were unable to get a complete picture of the activities of some relevant people, the special counsel found.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/04/2019 06:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under:

#1  His review also will examine whether a dossier that included salacious accusations against Trump was fabricated by the Russian government to dupe U.S. intelligence agencies and the FBI

The intelligence community was not 'duped'. They exploited the dossier for political purposes.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/04/2019 6:33 Comments || Top||

#2  The intelligence (term used loosely) community was working with the DNC / Hillary to create and distribute the dossier. That is not being duped.
Posted by: AlanC || 05/04/2019 8:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Why controversial? Don't we all want to find out how that whole Russian hoax got started?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/04/2019 10:06 Comments || Top||

#4  evidence "was not sufficient to support criminal charges"

Also true of my involvement with the Russians. Nice work, Mr. Mueller.
Posted by: Bobby || 05/04/2019 10:16 Comments || Top||

#5  Brennan and Clapper were duped into collusion. Hmm, needs work.
Posted by: Fester Stalin7895 || 05/04/2019 10:54 Comments || Top||

#6  In a contentious hearing this week on Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, Democrats accused Barr of sounding like President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer.

It's not Barr is Trump's personal lawyer; it's just that Dems have gotten so outrageously corrupt that everyone is beginning to notice and getting fed up with it.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/04/2019 12:13 Comments || Top||

#7  If you speak the truth you are protecting the President.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 05/04/2019 12:46 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Dmitry Rogozin has been fired as head of Roscosmo?
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Posted by: 3dc || 05/04/2019 00:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life,

#1  ..but is it a Pyongyang firing?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/04/2019 7:04 Comments || Top||

#2  In related news,

Former head of enterprise of Roscosmos taken into custody for two months
Posted by: Fester Stalin7895 || 05/04/2019 11:26 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Biden: Let Me Tell You About The Time I Met Some People From "The Hood" (video)
[Really Hot Air] I’m imagining him delivering his acceptance speech at the Democratic convention next year. "And now I’d like to say a few words to black Americans, without whom this moment wouldn’t have been possible. Homies..."

Are any progressives pretending to be outraged about this? Republicans might be outraged knowing how it would have been received had, say, George Bush or Mitt Romney used the same phrasing. (Never mind Trump.) The problem for anti-Biden lefties in wanting to feign upset about it, though, is the same problem they ran into last night with the 2015 clip of Biden praising Dick Cheney: It’s old. It’s been out there for years. The clip above is new, sure, but he’s been telling this same story with the same terminology since he was in office. Here he is as vice president in 2014 telling the Chamber of Commerce about residents of "the hood" in Detroit. He told the same story to the Brookings Institution last year and was dinged for it by the RNC, among others.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/04/2019 06:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Impressive, very impressive.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/04/2019 6:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Deez gonna put y'all back n' chainz!
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/04/2019 10:51 Comments || Top||



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  Israel strikes Gaza targets in response to heavy rocket fire Saturday
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  Iran, Turkey criticize US plan to designate Muslim Brotherhood a terror group
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