It should come as no surprise that in his latest appearance on WMAL Joe diGenova goes after Chris Wray in no uncertain terms--again. He absolutely detests Wray and the thing about that is, diGenova is perfectly placed--has been for decades--to have the lowdown on all the people we're watching in the Swamp.
I've transcribed just a few minutes of Joe's appearance. It's the part, beginning around 10:30, where he responds to a question about the Biden Inc. scandal. He first excoriates Wray, in his usual terms, but then Mary Walter asks the question so many people ask: Hey, what about Bill Barr? I addressed that just yesterday, but ...
JOE diGENOVA: [Describes apparent lack of FBI investigation into Biden family.] The evidence of illegal activity--whether it's FARA, Foreign Agents Registration Act, bribery, extortion, conspiracy by the vice president while he was flying around with his son on planes to foreign countries where his son then got business--la di da, how did that happen? This is ridiculous. And the fact that the FBI under Christopher Wray has done absolutely nothing--that we know of. There could be some bizarre, strange, ongoing, detailed, fabulous federal criminal investigation--my guess is, that ain't so--and so we are left with an empty bucket of nothing from the FBI and the Department of Justice.
I hope that Bill Barr, as soon as the election is over, will explain WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON with the Biden family. This is unacceptable. Either have one set of laws for everybody, or you don't. And right now, we have two sets of rules--one for Democrats, one for Republicans. And if anyone thinks that isn't true, they're an idiot.
MARY WALTER: Do you think the Attorney General will look into this and do something about this--even after the election?
JOE: I do. I do. And the reason for that is very simple. I have known Bill Barr for more than thirty years. He is a CONSUMMATE lawyer. He is also someone who believes very deeply in the integrity of the Department of Justice and he knows that it was compromised during the Obama administration, where that beautiful building was turned into a partisan political activity center, led by Andrew Weissmann--perhaps the worst federal prosecutor in the history of the department. And now he [Barr] has to inherit this mess. He took over--he, Bill Barr, took over with very little time to right the ship that's there. He's working on it. He's trying to do it. And he's being fought at every step of the way by career DoJ attorneys who are Democrats--95% of all the contributions going to the FEC from the DoJ went to Hillary Rodham Clinton.
I'll simply add this. If Donald Trump has been unable to clean up his own White House--although since the fake impeachment he has made some strides--why should anyone think that the task of cleaning up DoJ, with all the entrenched attorneys protected under Civil Service, will be any easier for Barr?
How many Chiefs of Staff has Trump gone through, and how many of them have turned out to have been sabotaging him? The military is still largely defying him. How long did it take him to maneuver John Ratcliffe into a position of influence? And yet Gina Haspel is still in place to thwart investigations.
Hopefully, the election will be a real watershed. Trump's move on Civil Service could be a harbinger of things to come, and it may well also empower AG Barr.