But what Barr said was hardly something liberals will be able to stand.
He dropped a number of bombshells, including the fact he has already assembled a “team” to investigate the origins of the counterintelligence coup conducted against candidate Donald Trump.
“I am 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,” Barr said at the hearing.
Fox News wrote, “Republicans repeatedly have called for a thorough investigation of the FBI’s intelligence practices and the basis of the since-discredited Russian collusion narrative following the conclusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe — and they now appear to have assurances that a comprehensive review was underway.”
Among the other stunners, Barr silenced liberals with facts.
Concerning the Mueller report, Barr explained that he would be releasing the redacted version within the next week. He amusingly told democrats he would color-code it for those who have trouble recognizing fact.
Barr explained that there would be four elements applied to the redactions, which would be consistent with laws that have been applied for decades. These include:
- Any grand jury information
- Intelligence gathering information
- Anything that could compromise current investigations
- Information that would violate the privacy of people not directly targeted by Mueller in the cover-up/soft coup
Barr also told stunned lawmakers that before he’d released his four-page report, he offered Mueller the opportunity to review and comment on it. Mueller refused.
Fox News reported:
The FBI assured the FISA court on numerous occasions — in the October 2016 warrant application and in subsequent renewals — that other sources, including a Yahoo News article, independently corroborated Steele’s claims, without evidence to back it up. It later emerged that Steele was also the source of the Yahoo News article, written by reporter Michael Isikoff.
The FBI also quoted directly from a disputed Washington Post opinion piece to argue that Trump’s views on providing lethal arms to Ukraine, and working towards better relations with Russia, was a possible indicator that the campaign had been compromised.
The Trump campaign, at the time, supported only providing only defensive arms to Ukrainians, and rejected a single Republican delegate’s proposed platform amendment that called for providing lethal arms. Later, the Trump administration changed course and approved lethal arms sales to Ukraine.
The FBI did not provide its own independent assessment of whether the Washington Post opinion piece contained accurate information, and did not mention that the Obama administration had the same policy towards arming Ukraine as the one Trump’s team supported.
The FBI also did not clearly state that Steele worked for a firm hired by Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Instead, the FBI only indicated that Steele’s dossier was prepared in conjunction with a presidential campaign.
Fox News exclusively obtained internal FBI text messages last month showing that just nine days before the FBI applied for the Page FISA warrant, bureau officials were battling with a senior Justice Department official who had “continued concerns” about the “possible bias” of a source pivotal to the application.
Rep. Robert Aderholt during Barr’s hearing questioned if the Justice Department would investigate “how it came to be that your agency used a salacious and unverified dossier as a predicate for FISA order on a U.S. citizen?”
Fox News also has been told the Justice Department’s Inspector General (IG) was looking separately into whether Comey mishandled classified information by including a variety of sensitive matters in his private memos.
A DOJ court filing on Monday night revealed that Comey incorporated into his private documents, among other key details, the name and code name of a confidential human source.
The American people demand that justice be done. Hopefully, Barr will be the man to bring these cheating, treasonous liars down.