The B’arr creeps up on ’em.
“These counter-intelligence activities that were directed at the Trump Campaign were not done in the normal course and not through the normal procedures as a far as I can tell,” Barr told CBS News’ legal analyst Jan Crawford.
Sadly, it may be a lot more “normal” than any of us would like to think.
Barr added that the questionable activities were “undertaken by a small group at the top,” not rank-and-file FBI agents.
This would refer to former FBI Director James Comey and his high-level deputies including Andrew McCabe, James Baker, Lisa Page, and Peter Strzok.
A fine list for starters, but let’s not blithely skip past Brennan, Clapper, and Lynch while we’re at it there, Mr AG. They and their related shenanigans ought to be kept firmly in mind.
Barr warned that the use of federal powers originally intended to detect foreign enemies but instead used against an American political campaign represents “a serious red line that’s been crossed.”
The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. My personal favorite quote from the CBS interview:
I think one of the ironies today is that people are saying that it’s President Trump that’s shredding our institutions. I really see no evidence of that, it is hard, and I really haven’t seen bill of particulars as to how that’s being done. From my perspective the idea of resisting a democratically elected president and basically throwing everything at him and you know, really changing the norms on the grounds that we have to stop this president, that is where the shredding of our norms and our institutions is occurring.
Annnd bingo. At some point, we have to start worrying about Barr falling victim to Arkancide—probably sooner rather than later, if he keeps steadily, doggedly on like he presently is. Link to the full interview transcript is rat cheer. It’s well worth perusing, if only because you just know that the sentiments expressed by Barr therein are probably causing the Klown Kar Koup intriguers some sleepless nights of late.