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AG Barr assigns prosecutor to examine Russia probe origins

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by gator_fever, May 13, 2019.

  1. gator_fever

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    AP source: Prosecutor to examine Russia probe origins

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection involving the Trump campaign was “lawful and appropriate,” a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday.

    Barr appointed John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to conduct the inquiry, the person said. The person could not discuss the matter publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.....

    Barr provided no details about what “spying” may have taken place but appeared to be alluding to a surveillance warrant the FBI obtained on a former Trump associate, Carter Page, and the FBI’s use of an informant while the bureau was investigating former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos...

    The inquiry, which will focus on whether the government’s methods to collect intelligence relating to the Trump campaign were lawful and appropriate, is separate from an investigation by the Justice Department’s inspector general. The agency’s watchdog is also examining the Russia probe’s origins and Barr has said he expects the watchdog report to be done in May or June.
     
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  2. ThePlayer

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    About time.
     
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  3. gator_lawyer

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    Durham is a straight shooter. Going to laugh when this turns out as well as the Voter Fraud Commission.
     
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  4. gator_fever

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    I think Barr has already seen enough crooked stuff from what he has been told from the IG probably and is just getting things in place. Much better and faster this way than appointing some special counsel.
     
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  5. GatorNorth

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    I’m curious-why would there be two simultaneous investigations by the Justice Department into the same thing-or is the scope different?
     
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    But I think that Kamala Harris is a very articulate speaker....
     
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  8. gator_fever

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  9. gator_fever

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    One is the IG and Atty Huber was mostly just Sessions trying to placate Reps. Barr sees the mess that went on here and is finally starting the true investigation with grand jury subpoena power.
     
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  10. Gator515151

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    Sounds like the stuff I read a couple of years ago about about some Mueller dude. Now a lot of folks have changed their opinions. Wonder if Durham will still get the same respect in a year or so?
     
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  11. G8trGr8t

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    just another distraction and red meat for his faithful. Barr proving once again that he is Trump's AG and not the AG for the US
     
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  12. gator_lawyer

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    Yeah, those folks who have changed their opinions are mainly Republicans. If Durham finds nothing wrong, I'm sure those same folks will also change their opinions.
     
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  13. gator_fever

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    I always knew Mueller was a deep state stooge and incompetent. Heck the post 9/11 anthrax case showed how incompetent he was.

    This Durham guy sounds like he is a good fit for this assignment.
     
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  14. ThePlayer

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    Mamala is just another mofo.
     
  15. philobeddoe

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    She's a "mofo American"? And I though she was Indi-aican American? Or … is it Jamai-dian American? Oh well …. doesn't matter as she's just 'nother incorrigible liberal lawyer.
     
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    Well we're going to see about that now, aren't we.
     
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    Witch Hunt
     
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  18. WarDamnGator

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    Praise Jesus! Hillary is going down. This time I'm certain of it!
     
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  19. Gatorrick22

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    Yeah, I believe that he may have outlined a plan and he's 'still' hiring prosecutors to do bits and pieces of this whole investigation. I doubt Durham is the last person that Barr hires to investigate...
     
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  20. GatorRade

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    If this investigation doesn’t find anything, will it change your mind at all?