The attorney general is focusing on the theory, aired on far-right conspiracy sites, and raised by Trump and Giuliani, that Ukraine framed Vladimir Putin over the US election in a complex triple-cross operation by impersonating Russian hackers.
Trump and Barr have also been asking other foreign governments for help in investigating the FBI, CIA and Mueller investigators. The US president has called on the Australian prime minister Scott Morrison for assistance, while the attorney general has been on similar missions to the UK and Italy.
And the information being requested has left allies astonished. One British official with knowledge of Barr’s wish list presented to London commented that “it is like nothing we have come across before, they are basically asking, in quite robust terms, for help in doing a hatchet job on their own intelligence services”.
The UK, in particular, has been viewed by Trump followers, especially far-right conspiracy theorists, as a deep source of woes for the president.
Obviously I was attracted by the bit about Barr investigating "Mueller investigators." I've been saying all along that investigating Team Mueller is a sine qua non for any credible investigation of the Russia Hoax, since the Team Mueller witchhunt was no less than a continuation of the original FBI Russia Hoax. And we know the Big Lie behind the Russia Hoax is the narrative of Russian hacking--which is also what Barr is targeting by focusing on the Intel Assessment.
I have to say, I find it reassuring that we have an AG who understands who the enemies of our constitutional order are, and wants to do a 'hatchet job' on them. Things have gone so far that a 'hatchet job' is absolutely what's called for.
Is this report credible? It's true we have to consider the source, but from everything I've heard about Barr, I'd say, Yes, it's credible. And it totally explains the desperation bordering on hysteria that we're seeing from the Left and the Deep State.