AG Barr and Durham Are Stalling
Recent history and evidence suggests that Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham are stalling. They are trying to run out the clock on the public’s demand for justice. If there is a deep state formula for drawing out investigations and then finding no accountability, Barr and Durham are following it so far.
That formula? Allow investigations to drag on – usually between one to two years – and ultimately conclude that nothing of consequence need be done.
Let’s consider some examples over the last five years:
- The State Department Inspector General (IG) investigation into Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of an off-the-grid server to conduct official government business. The IG opened the investigation in April of 2015 but did not issue an official report until May of the following year. Despite evidence that Clinton broke the law, the IG recommended no prosecutions.
- Soon after that IG investigation began, a concurrent investigation into Clinton’s server was launched by the FBI on July 10, 2015. It too would last about a year. However, most importantly, it culminated in the now infamous news conference by then FBI Director James Comey, in which he enumerated Clinton’s multiple crimes but then punted and said he would recommend prosecution for no one.
- In November of 2017, recused Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he had tapped U.S. Attorney Jon Huber to conduct another investigation, this time into – among other things – the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One. In January of 2020, the investigation closed and no one was indicted.
- In August of 2019, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice released a report about its findings relative to how former FBI Director James Comey handled classified information. The investigation began in June of 2018. In his conclusion, IG Horowitz deferred to the DOJ relative to whether or not to prosecute Comey. In essence, Horowitz gave Barr the green light to prosecute Comey. The DOJ declined to do so. Conventional wisdom pointed to the pending IG Report that was going to be much more explosive. AG Barr was lying in wait for that next report, we were told.
- The much anticipated report was released in December of 2019, after several delays. It focused on the FISA Applications filed with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) and signed by – among others – Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The IG investigation commenced in March of 2018, nearly two years before Horowitz concluded that investigation. Horowitz did not recommend that anyone be prosecuted. The DOJ did not prosecute anyone.
Hungry patriots demanding justice are constantly let down and told to wait for another investigation. The latest incarnation of this is the investigation of U.S. Attorney John Durham and Attorney General Barr.
The best indication of future behavior is past behavior. Indications are that Durham and Barr will follow suit. They are buying time, reading tea leaves and waiting until the right time to thread the proverbial needle. This is conjecture, yes, but it’s also backed up by the Deep State’s track record.
In May of 2019, Barr announced that Durham would be investigating the origins of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election. The implication was that Durham would get to the bottom of what the Obama DOJ did to spy on the campaign of then candidate Donald Trump and later President Trump’s administration.
In December, Barr intimated that Durham’s findings would reach a crescendo in late spring or early summer. That timeline is coincidentally similar to all the others mentioned above. As patriots sit back and hope, Barr and Durham are following the formula that others before them have followed.
In November of 2017, Trump nominated Durham as U.S. Atty for Connecticut on the recommendation of very liberal Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT).
To true patriots, this should be a red flag. If Blumenthal and Murphy were comfortable recommending Durham, it should have caused Trump to be uncomfortable with him.
Barr has his own Deep State problems. In the 1980’s, he was a fixer for George H.W. Bush. Allegedly, Barr went by the CIA codename Robert Johnson and helped run damage control in Mena, AR when Bill Clinton was the Governor of that state.
Either way, those placing hope in the investigation of Barr and Durham should instead be skeptical. They should demand accountability from this Deep State duo now, before the window of opportunity closes once they close the book on the investigation.