Despite President Trump’s ferocious calls for the Department of Justice to swiftly get to the bottom of the 2016 election campaign spying and the attempted deep state coup of his presidency, there are signs that justice won’t be delivered before the 2020 election.
Attorney General William Barr is now tamping down expectations that there will be more Durham probe indictments prior to the November election.
The infuriating news comes via an Axios “scoop.” (It should be cautioned that the website has recently departed from its straight news moorings and has begun heading down the path of left-wing activism “journalism,” but it would be premature to classify it as “fake news” the likes of CNN or Newsweek).
“Attorney General Bill Barr has begun telling top Republicans that the Justice Department’s sweeping review into the origins of the Russia investigation will not be released before the election, a senior White House official and a congressional aide briefed on the conversations tell Axios,” the website reports.
Attorney General Barr launched the Department of Justice’s investigation into the origins of the Russia witch hunt in April 2019. In May 2019, Barr selected reputable U.S. attorney John Durham to specifically uncover the FBI’s secretive actions that led to inter-agency spying on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.
In December 2019, Barr said he did not expect the results of the Durham probe for “quite a few months.”
“He is moving very diligently,” the attorney general nonetheless assured Fox News’ Martha MacCallum in an interview. “He is looking at other agencies and also private — departments, and also private actors. So it is a much broader investigation,” Barr continued in reference to Durham’s probe. “And also, he’s not just looking at the FISA aspect of it. He is looking at all the conduct, both before and after the election.”
In April 2020, Barr testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee and said that “spying on a political campaign is a big deal” and it “did occur” during the 2016 campaign. Headded: “I am not saying that improper surveillance occurred. I am saying that I am concerned about it and looking into it.”
In July 2020, through a DOJ spokesperson, John Durham stated that his report should be released by the end of the summer, adding that, “The American people deserve to hear this story.”
“If he fails to complete by September he may wait to reveal his findings or initiate prosecutions until after the 2020 presidential election,” the Daily Mail noted.
But if there won’t be more indictments before the presidential election, when will there ever be accountability?
“This is the nightmare scenario. Essentially, the year and a half of arguably the number one issue for the Republican base is virtually meaningless if this doesn’t happen before the election,” a GOP congressional aide told Axios.
President Trump has recently been unleashing his fury and frustration about the lack of positive developments, even calling for Barr to charge officials in the former administration, including his present presidential campaign opponent Joe Biden and former adversary Hillary Clinton over the spying affair.
“Unless Bill Barr indicts these people for crimes, the greatest political crime in the history of our country, then we’re going to get little satisfaction unless I win and we’ll just have to go, because I won’t forget it,” Trump threatened during a Fox Business interview.
“But these people should be indicted, this was the greatest political crime in the history of our country and that includes Obama and it includes Biden,” he continued. “These are people that spied on my campaign and we have everything.”
The president also vowed to get personally involved with making sure Hillary Clinton was prosecuted in her well-substantiated role masterminding and executing the Democrats’ Russiagate plot.
“I’ve never seen such liars as this, they’re worse than crooked Hillary, she was worse in other ways,” he said. “She was worse when she delete 33,000 e-mails illegally and she should be indicted for that.”
“I said I’m going to not get involved, but I’m going to have to get involved,” Trump warned.
President Trump recently announced that he has declassified all relevant Russia probe and Hillary Clinton email documents to expedite justice and accountability.
“I have fully authorized the total Declassification of any & all documents pertaining to the single greatest political CRIME in American History, the Russia Hoax. Likewise, the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal. No redactions!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
After a year-and-a-half of suspense from Attorney General William Barr vowing to get to the bottom of the Russia hoax, it turns out that citizens still won’t get real answers prior to the November election.