Report: AG Barr Is Ramping Up His Probe Of CIA, FBI Activities In 2016

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  There is some humor in this.    The letter that Barr sent to the Ambassador from Australia was sent to a gent who no longer fills that position.    Now this is no minor guy, it is the friggin Ambassador to the US from Aussieland - one would think Barr et al would be sufficiently smart enough to get the correct name on the letter

 

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/rapid-developments-on-the-australia-front

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@john258 

Good post. Your comments are always based in truthful observations, and also provide historical perspectives from time to time. It’s important to pay attention to truth and history. Just a note to say thanks for providing counterbalance to the crappola that the right presents. 

 

And yes, it sure seems that barr is criminal in actions, and a trump mob underling! He certainly does not seem concerned about truth, nor being a Patriot. 

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More democrat derangement...  

 

Every minute of every hour of every day.  

 

Get a hold of yourselves and live your life!!

 

 

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So now we have the AG traipsing around the world on a snipe hunt trying to find evidence of wrongdoing by our intellignce communities? Barr better step up the pace because his days as AG are numbered and he will be impeached just like his overlord. The corruption and rot in this administration must be removed.

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@jimc91 wrote:

BY:  Chuck Ross

 

Attorney General William Barr has met with foreign intelligence officials, including during a trip to Italy earlier in September, regarding an investigation into surveillance activities against the Trump campaign, The Washington Post reported.

 

Barr was joined in the meeting by John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, WaPo reported, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter.

 

“As the Department of Justice has previously announced, a team led by U.S. Attorney John Durham is investigating the origins of the U.S. counterintelligence probe of the Trump 2016 presidential campaign,” department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec told Politico in a statement. “Mr. Durham is gathering information from numerous sources, including a number of foreign countries. At Attorney General Barr’s request, the President has contacted other countries to ask them to introduce the Attorney General and Mr. Durham to appropriate officials.”

 

Barr tapped Durham earlier in 2019 to lead a broad investigation into FBI and CIA activities in the run-up to an investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government.

 

He has said he is concerned that intelligence agencies improperly spied on the Trump campaign and has said he wants to find out if the FBI and CIA directed any intelligence-gathering activities at Trump associates before July 31, 2016, which is when the bureau opened its counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign.

 

President Donald Trump said May 24 he hoped Barr would reach out to British and Australian officials as part of the investigation.

 

Barr took up the probe after the end of the special counsel’s investigation, which failed to establish that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia to influence the 2016 election. The special counsel also said there was no evidence that Trump associates acted as agents of Russia.

 

Barr has already made requests of British intelligence officials, according to WaPo. The Associated Press also reported that Trump asked Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to work with Barr on the investigation. A Justice Department official told the AP that Barr asked Trump to make the request of Morrison.

 

The Justice Department declined comment for WaPo’s story.

 

The Australian government provided the tip in July 2016 that led the FBI to open the counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign.

 

The tip came from Alexander Downer, an Australian diplomat who met in London on May 10, 2016, with Trump aide George Papadopoulos. Downer said in a memo he wrote after that meeting that Papadopoulos said Russia might help the Trump campaign during the election.

 

Papadopoulos denied making the remarks and has accused Downer of working for Western intelligence agencies to collect information from him. Downer has denied the allegation.

Ten days before that meeting, Papadopoulos met with Joseph Mifsud, a Maltese professor who has ties to Italy. Papadopoulos said that Mifsud told him during the meeting, also in London, that Russia had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton in the form of “thousands” of her emails.

 

Papadopoulos has denied handling any Clinton emails or telling anyone on the Trump campaign about Mifsud’s remarks. He has never been accused of working with Russians, though he did plead guilty Oct. 30, 2017, of lying to the FBI about the timeline of his contacts with Mifsud.

 

Papadopoulos also said Mifsud was working with Western intelligence. Mifsud has not been seen in public since just after Papadopoulos took his plea deal, and has reportedly been living in Italy in hiding.

 

Barr and Durham have inquired about Mifsud, according to WaPo.

 

Stefan Halper, an alleged FBI informant, also operated on British soil as part of the Trump-Russia probe. He met with Trump adviser Carter Page at Cambridge on July 10, 2016. The pair remained in contact for over a year. Halper also invited Papadopoulos to London in September 2016. He lured the Trump aide to the U.K. under the guise of writing a policy paper for $3,000.

 

Halper introduced Papadopoulos to his purported assistant, Azra Turk. Turk was actually a government investigator, and that British authorities okayed the operation against Papadopoulos, The New York Times reported.

 

 

 

 

 


You have posted on this before. You are still using a far right source , and reporter who just tells us what other press sources have reported. Nothing new in the story. The Mob Boss ordered his JD to find a way to clear him of the wrong doing he has done. That happens in every Mob so nothing new so far. The Mob even has their members out telling all the mob members what the mob boss wants them to know and repeat. Trump mob members are doing the same thing that is why we have stories like Chuck wrote for members. Now we have the story plastered all over the Internet again. The mob never changes.

Lets look at this from the USA stand point. We have a President of the US who is a Mob Boss Dictator telling the world if you want something from the USA you better do me a favor so I can profit from being the President (Mob Boss of the USA). Bar is carrying that message all over the world to leaders, and destroying the USA so its people will become more dependent on the Mob Boss Trump and start to pay more homage to their Mob Boss. He gets richer, they get poorer. When Trump gave Barr the authority  to do this thinking people wondered what he was up to. Now they know. To cut deals around the world to make him Mob Boss Dictator for life so it will be the USA, and N. Korea run the same way.

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Trump is so incredibly desperate to try to dig up anything on anyone. Its beyond pathetic.
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trump and his endless 2016 election conspiracy theories....too funny, yet sad...he and his followers sure must miss "Info Wars".


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“As the Department of Justice has previously announced, a team led by U.S. Attorney John Durham is investigating the origins of the U.S. counterintelligence probe of the Trump 2016 presidential campaign,” department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec told Politico in a statement. “Mr. Durham is gathering information from numerous sources, including a number of foreign countries. At Attorney General Barr’s request, the President has contacted other countries to ask them to introduce the Attorney General and Mr. Durham to appropriate officials.”

 

Barr tapped Durham earlier in 2019 to lead a broad investigation into FBI and CIA activities in the run-up to an investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government.

 

He has said he is concerned that intelligence agencies improperly spied on the Trump campaign and has said he wants to find out if the FBI and CIA directed any intelligence-gathering activities at Trump associates before July 31, 2016, which is when the bureau opened its counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign.

 

I'm trying to sort this out.


We know Trump asked Barr to get to the bottom of the origins of the Russian investigation.


Trump gave Barr full rein of power to conduct the investigation.


From what we're reading now, Barr put Durham in charge, but most likely they are working together.


Members of the intelligence have been questioned by Durham or Barr. Whether any of these intelligence community employees are connected to the investigation or not, I'm sure Barr or Durham is making them feel uncomfortable. Maybe they feel it's an unnecessary distraction from their normal work, or maybe there is something there. At this point we do not know.


Then Trump mentions the Bidens on a phone call between him and the Ukraine leader. Someone from the intelligence sees this as a violation and passes it to the "Whistleblower".


Democrats want to focus on Guilliani - Trump - Ukraine - the Bidens - election interference -- impeachment.


Intelligence would be happy to see Trump gone (along with Barr) so things would get back to normal. 

 

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Chuck Schumer: Intel officials "have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you".

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So wasting his time in Italy and Australia to see if he can find dirt about our Insitutions?  Really? why isn't he here dealing with the impeachment inquiry.

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BY:  Chuck Ross

 

Attorney General William Barr has met with foreign intelligence officials, including during a trip to Italy earlier in September, regarding an investigation into surveillance activities against the Trump campaign, The Washington Post reported.

 

Barr was joined in the meeting by John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, WaPo reported, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter.

 

“As the Department of Justice has previously announced, a team led by U.S. Attorney John Durham is investigating the origins of the U.S. counterintelligence probe of the Trump 2016 presidential campaign,” department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec told Politico in a statement. “Mr. Durham is gathering information from numerous sources, including a number of foreign countries. At Attorney General Barr’s request, the President has contacted other countries to ask them to introduce the Attorney General and Mr. Durham to appropriate officials.”

 

Barr tapped Durham earlier in 2019 to lead a broad investigation into FBI and CIA activities in the run-up to an investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government.

 

He has said he is concerned that intelligence agencies improperly spied on the Trump campaign and has said he wants to find out if the FBI and CIA directed any intelligence-gathering activities at Trump associates before July 31, 2016, which is when the bureau opened its counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign.

 

President Donald Trump said May 24 he hoped Barr would reach out to British and Australian officials as part of the investigation.

 

Barr took up the probe after the end of the special counsel’s investigation, which failed to establish that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia to influence the 2016 election. The special counsel also said there was no evidence that Trump associates acted as agents of Russia.

 

Barr has already made requests of British intelligence officials, according to WaPo. The Associated Press also reported that Trump asked Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to work with Barr on the investigation. A Justice Department official told the AP that Barr asked Trump to make the request of Morrison.

 

The Justice Department declined comment for WaPo’s story.

 

The Australian government provided the tip in July 2016 that led the FBI to open the counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign.

 

The tip came from Alexander Downer, an Australian diplomat who met in London on May 10, 2016, with Trump aide George Papadopoulos. Downer said in a memo he wrote after that meeting that Papadopoulos said Russia might help the Trump campaign during the election.

 

Papadopoulos denied making the remarks and has accused Downer of working for Western intelligence agencies to collect information from him. Downer has denied the allegation.

Ten days before that meeting, Papadopoulos met with Joseph Mifsud, a Maltese professor who has ties to Italy. Papadopoulos said that Mifsud told him during the meeting, also in London, that Russia had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton in the form of “thousands” of her emails.

 

Papadopoulos has denied handling any Clinton emails or telling anyone on the Trump campaign about Mifsud’s remarks. He has never been accused of working with Russians, though he did plead guilty Oct. 30, 2017, of lying to the FBI about the timeline of his contacts with Mifsud.

 

Papadopoulos also said Mifsud was working with Western intelligence. Mifsud has not been seen in public since just after Papadopoulos took his plea deal, and has reportedly been living in Italy in hiding.

 

Barr and Durham have inquired about Mifsud, according to WaPo.

 

Stefan Halper, an alleged FBI informant, also operated on British soil as part of the Trump-Russia probe. He met with Trump adviser Carter Page at Cambridge on July 10, 2016. The pair remained in contact for over a year. Halper also invited Papadopoulos to London in September 2016. He lured the Trump aide to the U.K. under the guise of writing a policy paper for $3,000.

 

Halper introduced Papadopoulos to his purported assistant, Azra Turk. Turk was actually a government investigator, and that British authorities okayed the operation against Papadopoulos, The New York Times reported.

 

 

 

 

 

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