By now you've all heard that self-disgraced soon-to-be-former AG Bill Barr has declined to appoint one or more Special Counsels, to investigate either Biden Inc. or election fraud. In a sense he even went out of his way to add insult to injury. In the case of election fraud, he explicitly reaffirmed his earlier expressed view that fraud in elections happens all the time and this time was in line with the past. I'm sorry, that's absurd.
What was especially insulting, however, was his comparison of the Biden Inc. case to the Russia Hoax case, from the special counsel standpoint.
Special Counsel's are supposed to be appointed because
That investigation or prosecution of that person or matter by a United States Attorney's Office or litigating Division of the Department of Justice would present a conflict of interest for the Department or other extraordinary circumstances
To my knowledge Barr never articulated any specific conflict nor any other extraordinary circumstance. What he said was that he wanted to assure Team Durham that they'd be able to complete whatever it is they've been doing for lo! these many months.
Compare that to what he said today regarding the ongoing Biden Inc. investigation:
"I think to the extent that there's an investigation, I think that it's being handled responsibly and professionally," Barr said Monday about the investigation into Hunter Biden. "To this point I have not seen a reason to appoint a special counsel and I have no plan to do so before I leave."
To my way of thinking it's far easier to articulate a conflict for DoJ or some "other extraordinary situation" when officials subject to summary dismissal by the president would be investigating not only the president's son but would be required to follow out investigative leads involving the president himself. Barr's Biden Inc. statement, to me, simply doesn't pass the laugh test when compared to the Russia Hoax case. And anyway, given that Durham's appointment appears to violate the DoJ regulations (he's a DoJ employee rather than an outsider), I assume Durham will be quickly gone unless he does something very soon.
Speaking of the laugh test, Jen Psaki is quoted as saying that Biden won't mention his son to any prospective AG candidates. Apparently a wink and a nod will cover the situation.
To hammer all this home--and this is really almost like using a sledgehammer on a fly--I'll quote from James Kunstler's The Gyre Widens, which commenter Cassander linked yesterday:
The mind-numbing weirdness of Joe Biden’s insertion into the election of 2020 — like the furtive groping of an intern in a cloakroom — only signals the Democratic Party’s reckless drive to self-destruction, dragging the republic over the edge of an abyss with it. How did this hollowed-out figure of a grifting old pol find himself pretending to national leadership, and in an historic moment of crisis that goes far beyond the mere wrecking of an election? Who wanted him there so badly, and why?
My guess would be Barack Obama, Hillary and Bill Clinton, and John Brennan anxious to stay out of prison, heading a long list of officials present and former who committed crimes trying desperately to protect them, with accessories aplenty across the aisle. That’s what this four-year coup has been about, snowballing criminality, culminating in an orgy of blatant ballot fraud. At this fraught stage of the drama, they’re hiding behind the pretense that all the old rituals of torch-passing must be observed for the sake of decorum, and they’re mistaken.
The Biden family’s moneygrubbing exploits in foreign lands had already been revealed in the previous act of sedition, the ridiculous impeachment attempt. In that episode, it was well-established in the public record that Hunter Biden grifted more than a million dollars out of the Ukrainian gas company, Burisma, and that his father had stupidly bragged on tape about covering for him. Yet William Barr’s DOJ was already in the possession of Hunter’s laptop, chock full of evidence that Hunter was raking in way more millions from other countries, and that the loot was being distributed to his relatives. Why did they keep that from the president’s lawyers with Mr. Trump in jeopardy of being railroaded for asking Ukraine’s president to have a look at it? Would Mr. Barr say they were protecting an ongoing investigation by keeping it all secret? What a lame excuse, under the circumstances.
Just as impeachment concluded in failure, Mr. Biden got smoked in the early primaries, only to triumph mysteriously in the March Super Tuesday voting. After all, a primary is the party’s own election, and they can engineer it however they want. So, they contrived to elevate someone already criminally culpable in the mind of any citizen paying attention and capable of adding two-and-two to get four. Weird, a little bit?
Says it all, I think. And yet Barr seems determined to thoroughly disgrace himself beyond what he's already done. Fooled me once, but it sure won't happen again.
Decisions appropriate for the Bush and Romney era, before Trump showed how corrupt DC is.ReplyDelete
Trump should have walked Bagpipe Billy out the door rather than letting him continue to throw sand in the gears. Damn, was everybody ever wrong about Barr--except his Deep State handlers, that is. I'm heading over the CTH right now to tell Sundance that no matter how many other things he's gotten wrong in the past few years, HE ABSOLUTELY NAILED Barr being a black hat.ReplyDelete
Time to apologize to Sundance, don’t you think? You insulted him enough times . He was always correct about Barr.ReplyDelete
Just want to point out that Trump's acting AG could name a special counsel(s) any time btw the end of this week when the self-disgraced by-then-former AG Bill Barr leaves and January 20, 2021.ReplyDelete
No replacement will do the job that needs to be done. The republic of Banana!ReplyDelete
According to SWC, SC being outside is a reg that AG has authority to step around.ReplyDelete
That notwithstanding, Kamala's AG will fire Durham on a different pretext regardless. Lindsey Graham will go on Fox and say that he wrote a letter.
I'll certainly take his word for that, but just as Barr could "step around" the reg a new AG could adopt a new policy toward the reg--and fire him. Or, as you say, come up with another excuse. Or Biden could fire for no reason at all.Delete
Was Bill Barr a Deep State plant?ReplyDelete
I am convinced he was placed there specifically to prevent Trump from appointing someone that might have made a difference in the DoJ. You can't appoint someone to a position that isn't empty, other than the suit. Not that I can claim the foresight to recognize that in the beginning.Delete
Mohammed was most succinct: "War is deceit."
I don't think he was a plant, per se. In all honesty, he wasn't deceitful, or even Machiavellian. All the red flags were there, Sundance in particular listed them.Delete
There were the old ones – Bush 41, Iran Contra, the friendship with Mueller. Then came the friendly attitude towards Rosenstein. Then came the whitewashing of the Wolfe non prosecution, coupled with dropping the McCabe case (cheers, Andy). The Assange prosecution continued, with no follow up on Dana Rohrabacher’s lead. Durham’s investigation was continuously postponed, always with excuses. Clinesmith got a slap on the wrist, whilst Barr agreed that Roger Stone deserved to sit. Emmet Sullivan and the en banc laughed at the DOJ, and Barr stayed silent. All the while, Van Grack and Pienka were still at the FBI and Epstein did kill himself. Then the FBI sent a dozen agents to a NASCAR garage, whilst Jussie Smollet, who committed federal mail fraud, ran free in MAGA country. At some point during all this, Huber came in and told his boss he found nothing at U1, which his boss accepted.
Then came the NY Post, and Where’s Hunter’s laptop. We saw that the FBI had it before impeachment, yet nothing came out then, nor before election. Heck, in Trump’s call to Zelensky, he wanted Zelensky to chat with Rudy and Barr. Barr shoulda been investigating Biden purely for the ‘sunofabitch’ comment, but he did nothing.
Bill Barr barely lied. He said there would be developments in the Durham case, and there weren’t. But he’ll claim COVID. He said that the election was at risk due to mail fraud and then contradicted himself. OK, big deal. But he didn’t really deceive us.
The person who deceived us, was Donald J Trump. We took his word for it that Barr was a white hat. We saw his treatment of Sessions, and contrasted that with his treatment of Barr, who he complimented, and we saw how he played the long game, and we assumed, had faith, that Trump’s inside knowledge sufficed, that his famed instincts were on target, that Barr was OK.
We were wrong.
I think, sometime during the past two years, Barr has come to the conclusion that, nationalists (Trump & Flynn et al) won the 2016 election, at least by blocking Hillary's Dominion fraud, with the help of maybe Putin, using Erdogan as the intermediary. Flynn was working with Turkey, and Erdogan was very angry for the attempted coup d'etat in 2015 against him, which he believed set up by Globalists. Probably true and probably blocked by Putin, after he wanted ro re-win Turkey which suddenly had become an adversary after shooting of Russian fighters by rogue f16s (Turkish deep state), which later involevd in the coup d'etat too.ReplyDelete
This doesn't mean there was collusion, as Trump said, but there was foreign intervention as he also admitted.
So this time Globalists had to conduct massive fraud, due to wide Trump margin, by stopping counting during election night.
And Barr, as well as some others such as in SCOTUS, want to stay out of it, because they think Trump administration should have earlier exposed the fraud elections scheme going on for decades. They probably think both sides of the political spectrum are guilty (albeit not equally), it is a matter of power struggle, and there is no justice in any part of it.
From this perspective, things make more sense to me.
So they thought, "Hey, let's play our Community Chest card, the one that sez 'move the country half the distance towards the shooting civil war square'. Maybe somebody will land on it next roll. That'll work."Delete
NOT but becoming more OT daily:
Very soon every person with a badge or in uniform may have to make a decision. I recommend they give due consideration before the fact. There will be no exit lane, no excuses, and no forgiveness after the fact by either side. The deplorables are styled by the media as conservatives/Republicans, the party of nice, but they're not really. No PD or State police organization in the U.S. has ever dealt with people who actually "do things" for a living pushed to the point of "why the hell not burn it down".
Somewhere... Buried deep in a federal statue... They changed the definition of the word "justice" and no one noticed.ReplyDelete
In other crazy news... https://americanmilitarynews.com/2020/11/study-obamas-tevus-crime-database-hides-blm-antifa-violence-and-inflates-white-right-wing-violence/
Which I thought was kinda slanted in agenda... But apparently not.
I wonder how much fraud there was in the 2016 election?ReplyDelete
My guess is nobody expected Trump to win, so the fraudsters were not prepared.
How much fraud in 2016?? Hit refresh, Ray. This voting machine manipulation and voting fraud goes back 20 or more years. The only reason we know about it now is that We The People gave Trump such a landslide of votes that the Deep State Mob had to hit the nuclear fraud button. And yet the Propaganda Media and many Republicans and pundits are all telling us that the mushroom cloud and radiation poisoning doesn't exist and time to move on. The awful truth seems to be that we haven't lived in anything much like a representative republic for quite a while.Delete
Maybe we haven't, but DJT's bid to expose the fraud does suggest that he has an unexpected ace in his hand, this being the Swalwell story (which has gotten little attn. on thus board since a week ago), esp. as it relates to keeping what’s left of the representative republic.Delete
It’s one thing, for friendly countries (e.g. Saudis & Israel) to have been buying Senators (for decades?).
It’s another thing, for the CCP to get access to top secret dope.
For GOP House brass to continue to demand, that Swalwell be tossed from the Intel panel, and for Pelosi to continue to balk, says that the stakes are quite high.
My guess is, that DJT is lining up ducks, to be able to force all GOP brass to face music, that this Swalwell stuff shows that if Biden gets in, the Dem brass will have leash, to let the CCP enslave what’s left of the representative republic.
And, to force all GOP brass, to face music, that this election theft was, one way or the other, aided by the CCP, for that purpose.
Getting all GOP brass to face this music may require DJT to go nuclear, in declassing radioactive stuff.
I believe I have read that Trump believes that without election fraud he won the popular vote in 2016.Delete
When various friendly countries use stealth to buy Senators, that's unlikely to threaten to imminently destabilize the system.Delete
When a hostile power all-but openly steals the whole executive branch (esp. its DS agencies), it is a ploy probably unprecedented, in the history of modern representative governance.
I'd be nonplussed about DJT's *relative* silence about Swalwell & Pelosi, were it not for my hopes that he'll make big waves in the next week+.Delete
This Swalwell stuff is such a nat'l security threat, that it deserves a major PotUS speech, in its own right.
Now they're (WaPo) calling Republicans "rats"ReplyDelete
So now they’re invoking Joseph Goebbels - disgusting!Delete
Special council vs 501c(4)? Which is the better option for fighting the deep state?ReplyDelete
Of course its not PC to say so, but even if they *did* vote, tens of millions of Biden voters didn't have a clue what they were voting for, with the possible exception of the appearance of *more free stuff*.ReplyDelete
So there's that...