I don't want to be accused of hiding the ball, so here's my baseline for success--for Barr as AG in the biggest political crisis America has ever faced:
1) Truly significant prosecutions, i.e., prosecutions of major figures like Comey, Brennan, and players on a similar level at DoJ, in the White House, and in the Hillary campaign structure (Glenn Simpson, Nellie Ohr, possibly lawyers); and/or (because I always try to be reasonable,
2) Truly significant revelations of the complete shape of the coup plot via declassification.
Less than this--one or the other will do, but preferably both--will constitute failure. For Barr, not necessarily for Trump. Success for Trump at this point is reelection. He has his own ways of getting the truth out. And I repeat what I've said recently: Trump gives every indication of being very pleased with Barr's performance thus far. I have to assume that that means Trump knows things we don't.
With that said, here's the Red Meat for the Nabobs of Negativity, and it comes from a real veteran observer of the Washington Swamp Inside Game, Paul Sperry. Sperry went on an absolute tear on Twitter last night, and I reproduce below his highly negative, even defeatist, tweets--although, you'll see that they're intermixed with truth continuing to come out. My only comment is this: Sperry appears to believe that if the NYT and WaPo decline to cover the Russia Hoax story as it is--rather than serving as propaganda organs for the Dems--then defeat is around the corner for conservatives. To me, his attitude seems ironic. Here he is, a journalist, tweeting this negativity yet not appearing to understand the power of the new media, which Trump revealed to stunning effect by his very election and by his continued successes.
So, Sperry, and your Red Meat for Thursday morning:
20h20 hours ago
We know the FBI & DOJ committed a fraud on the FISA court. We know the CIA & FBI committed a fraud on the IC's federal agency "customers" + the US public w the phony ICA. But now it appears the SCO/Mueller committed a fraud on a federal grand jury and the US District Court for DC
19h19 hours ago
We were led to believe Russians spent hundreds of thousands on social media to influence the election, when in fact it was a paltry $2,930. Looking more and more like Mueller’s social media/trolling case was a political indictment to buttress the "Russian interference" narrative
17h17 hours ago
HRC is the mastermind behind the whole political dirty trick and frame-up of Trump as a tool for the Kremlin, yet no one's asking her about her role in this dirtiest of dirty tricks. Nor Obama about his role in it.
There is your real collusion: Hillary + Obama + MSM.
17h17 hours ago
No,I'm not sanguine about justice being served in #SpyGate scandal. DOJ brass won't indict DOJ brass. The bad guys know things about those investigating them & will threaten to leak it to MSM. And the MSM won't cover the scandal to pressure justice. They're blacking out the story
18h18 hours ago
The Obama/Brennan ICA on Russian "interference"=cornerstone of entire Democrat narrative to explain away the huge 2016 upset by Trump & they need to keep it alive in 2020 as an excuse for a Trump reelection, thus the scaremongering over "election security." But the ICA's a fraud
I'll close with this. The bad guys thought they knew things about Trump, or could get away with inventing such things--what happened? The bad guys thought they could force Barr to buckle to them with the usual smears--what happened? The only evidence I see so far is that Trump is winning and Barr is winning. Yes, there are speed bumps in his path, but there are no signs that he has backed off, and there is no sign that "the bad guys know things" about him. If they did, at this point, I think we'd all know.
ADDENDUM: Even sundance, after his usual snarking negativity last night, begins today with:
Which is it? Winning or losing?