On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Trump-hating Democrats and news media were taken-aback when they discovered Attorney General William Barr had already begun his probe of the now-famous Hillary Clinton bought and paid for “dirty dossier.”
Barr selected U.S. Attorney for Connecticut John Durham to investigate the origins of the Justice Department’s and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s probe of — and spying on — the Trump presidential campaign in 2016. The questionable investigation continued into the Trump transition and his early weeks as Commander-in-Chief.
John Durham, who is the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut, will examine the FBI’s decision to open a counterintelligence investigation into the 2016 presidential election and its actions and motives for interfering in the election and “chasing” members of President Donald Trump‘s campaign team using arguably misleading or false evidence to obtain warrants.
The warrants were allegedly based almost solely on the Fusion GPS reports which were allegedly ordered and purchased by the Democrat’s losing presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Durham’s investigation is the latest Justice Department into the attorneys and FBI personnel involved in the Russia investigation. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz – the agency’s watchdog – and the U.S. attorney for Utah, John Huber, are also reviewing aspects of the investigation.
Huber has served as the United States Attorney and lead federal law enforcement officer in Utah since June 2015. He served for almost two years as an appointed U.S. Attorney by President Barack Obama Administration. Former Trump Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, appointed Mr. Huber to continue his service as the U.S Attorney in Utah in March 2017.
In August 2017, the United States Senate unanimously confirmed President Donald J. Trump’s appointment of Mr. Huber to serve an additional four years as United States Attorney, something that many Trump supporters believe was a smart move.
Meanwhile, the essentially Special Prosecutor, Durham, has twice previously led high-profile internal investigations of the Justice Department. He examined links in the 1990s between the FBI, Boston police and mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger and, years later, was tasked by President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama to investigate CIA abuse of detainees and its destruction in 2005 of videotapes that contained recordings of alleged terrorists being tortured.
As special prosecutor investigating the Russia probe, Durham won’t possess the same autonomy that the Justice Department granted to Robert Mueller when he became special counsel. Durham appointment follows Barr’s boldly frank questioning of the earliest days of the Trump-Russia Collusion investigation.
“I think spying did occur,” said Barr to a Senate panel last month. “The question is whether it was adequately predicated. And I’m not suggesting that it wasn’t adequately predicated. But I need to explore that.”
“It was as if General Barr lit a match near a gasoline storage facility. The Democrats — who all appear to be inflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome — disputed the use of the term ‘spying,'” said former police forensic psychologist Lynda Hawthorne.
Former GOP strategist and police commander George Wellman agrees with Dr. Hawthorne: “The Democratic 2020 presidential candidates, Trump-despising lawmakers and the so-called news outlets have all counted on the far-left broadcast and print news organizations will or the progressives will have to find another form of propaganda to sell their products of lies, hate, deceit, and trickery. Many, many news consumers are becoming more and more distrust of the news stories being released and promulgated.”