Bill Barr just sent James Comey scurrying back under the rock he crawled from to attack his decision to end the Mike Flynn Nightmare.
Look, it is clear Comey is a clown – the honest liberals will admit this as they blame him for sinking Hillary Clinton.
The DOJ was out of control and abused its power. Period. End. And the left should appreciate what Barr is doing to clean it up because the next time this could happen to them.
Barr broke his silence yesterday in a CBS interview and what he said should terrify Comey when asked who was driving this bogus investigation:
“I believe it’s Director Comey and the deputy’s office.”
From The Daily Wire:
Barr explained that for Flynn, who was already the designated national security adviser for President-Elect Trump, it would have been “very typical” and “very common” for someone in his position to talk with leaders of a foreign nation as part of an incoming administration.
Barr said that U.S. Attorney John Durham is continuing his criminal investigation into the origins of the Russia investigation.
“This is one particular episode, but we view it as part of a number of related acts,” Barr continued. “And we’re looking at the whole pattern of conduct.”
Barr said that the pattern of conduct spanned before and after the election of Trump.
“I think a very important evidence here was that this was not a bona fide counterintelligence investigation – was that they were closing the investigation in December. They started that process. And on January 4th, they were closing it,” Barr said. “They initially tried some theories of how they could open another investigation, which didn’t fly. And then they found out that they had not technically closed the earlier investigation. And they kept it open for the express purpose of trying to catch, lay a perjury trap for General Flynn.”
“They didn’t warn him, the way we usually would be required by the Department,” Barr continued. “They bypassed the Justice Department. They bypassed the protocols at the White House and so forth. These were things that persuaded me that there was not a legitimate counterintelligence investigation going on.”
Barr later added that there “was no underlying investigation that was legitimate” and that “the whole exercise was just about creating the lie.”
Later, when asked who was “driving this” at the FBI, Barr responded, “I believe it’s Director Comey and the deputy’s office.”