Thursday, December 12, 2019

More Barr Effect


  1. He has a marvelous sense of humor, and that smile is like the Cheshire Cat in the cartoon version of "Alice in Wonderland”...

  2. It will be revealed. I can wait. But aren’t they having fun? The internet loves conspiracies and whodunits...

    1. He sure looks like a guy who knows how the story is gonna end.

    2. My 7:16PM Reply was intended for the multiple opinions on the identity of Case Agent 1. Ended up on wrong thread. Pilot error.

      Yes, Barr has the look of man in control. I have had a similar feeling in a few matters of far less consequence. When everyone else is running around “the sky is falling”, it is a very calming feeling. It can even allow one to make small jokes...

  3. Time is getting a bit short, though. I hope the timeframe he recently laid out will be hit like a bullseye. Indictments are only a start, trials take time.

    How much was the Horowitz report delayed? 6 months? Presumably the delay entailed plenty of useful documentation and meaningful leads for further inquiry.

    But Barr does seem a man at ease, which I take as a good sign.

  4. Sharyl Attkisson has written about Barr’s appearance at the WSJ CEO function where the clip in the tweet in the main post above was recorded:

    In each of two video appearances, on NBC News and at Wall Street Journal’s “CEO Council,” Attorney General William Barr provided the same basic information and views about the U.S. intelligence community’s actions against the Trump campaign in 2016 and 2017. A criminal investigation is underway and being led by U.S. Attorney John Durham.

    Barr was motivated to make the public statements, he said, by the misreporting and confusion surrounding Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report issued on Dec. 9. It found serious government surveillance abuses but no evidence of political bias on the part of the offending FBI officials and agents.

    Below are 24 points Barr felt the need to make after the release of the Horowitz report. (All of the information is attributed to Barr.)

    His style was chatty, especially when he is not a guy who runs to a mic every 5 minutes. He had a purpose.